Christmas is coming. Hanukkah is almost here. The holidays are upon us and you know what that means… gifts. In the spirit of giving, I’m sharing with you the gifts I’m giving to the people on my list in hopes it might inspire you with some ideas as well. Disclaimer: I was not paid to say these things and this is not a sponsored post. Most of these things below are the gifts I’m actually giving. Which reminds me, I need to finish my shopping!
For the dad who needs new shoes: My dad has always worn Adidas and he’s due for an upgrade. Perfect timing for the new Adidas 2015 Barricades to be released (and if he can’t pull of the purple, the black and red would be perfect for him.
For the mom who just got a new iPhone: Mom’s iPhone 6 needs some protection, so this Djokovic logo cover in red (her favorite color) would be perfect (and supports Novak’s foundation.. I love gifts that give back!).
For the sister who steals your shirts: There’s nothing I love more than a soft shirt, okay maybe a soft shirt with some tennis on it, which must be why my sister likes to steal my Swiss Forehand T-Shirt by Stick It Wear?!. So I guess that’s a hint that I should get her one for herself, like the Ana T-Shirt (“ajde” sold separately… I think).
For the sister(s) who really need to work on their tennis: Yes, that includes me. I tried out the Babolat Play with connected tennis in August and I feel empty when I hit the court without it. Plus, I know it’ll help me and my hitting partner sister improve. Dad, if you’re reading this, click here.
For the grandfather who loves books about sports: My sister and I have always given my now 93-year-old grandfather (who used to work in publishing) books for Christmas, almost always about tennis. In the past, it’s been A Terrible Splendor, Andre Agassi’s book Open: An Autobiography and Rafa. This year, the tennis book pickings were slim, but I was pleased to find You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and tennis writer extraordinaire Jon Wertheim. If it wasn’t for the book, I can guarantee you we’d be gifting him this Roger Federer sweater.
For the grandmother who recently decided she’s a Federer fan: Roger Federer-branded playing cards for when she plays Rummi would be perfect (and proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Foundation!).
For the trendy female friend: The Serena Williams Colorblock Sweater from HSN is perfect. I bought it. I love it. They will too.
For the trendy male friend: I don’t have many of these (sorry guys) but in case you missed out on snagging the Roger Federer-Michael Jordan collaboration Nike sneakers, what’s cooler than Milos Raonic’s New Balance arm sleeve? The answer is nothing.
For the godson who just started tennis lessons: This gator racquet head cover is too cute to pass up (ps: go gators).
For the neighbor’s cat who keeps the squirrels out of the garden: True story. And apparently there are numerous tennis ball cat toy options (exhibit A, exhibit B). One of those with some Temptations salmon-flavored cat treats will be perfect.
For the stockings you need to stuff: Sugarpova.
For the child obsessed with Disney’s Frozen: I wracked my brain for a tennis-themed Frozen gift and got nothing. But after some time on court, you’ve got to eat, so… Do you want to build a snowman waffle?
(Images: Adidas, Tennis Warehouse)