How to Make a Sports Fan Christmas Basket

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Picking out the perfect gift for the sports fan on your list can seem impossible. Instead of getting stressed, put together a Christmas gift basket filled with items representing his favorite sports team. Scour local sports stores for items to put in the basket. Buy things that can be enjoyed during the big game. You will be sure to score big with this thoughtful gift.

Step 1

Start by picking out a container that will hold all the other items. Some items for staying in the sports theme might include a large galvanized bucket, a wastepaper basket with his favorite team's emblem on it, a sports theme gift box, or a plain cardboard box wrapped in sports gift paper. Fill your container with tissue paper in the team colors.

Step 2

Choose one or two large items for the main gift. This might include a pair of tickets to an upcoming game your gift recipient is interested in seeing, a digital camera, a pair of binoculars, a shirt, or a coffee mug. Other items to consider include: a hat, socks, pennant, pencil, pen, note paper, or even a bobble head figurine of his favorite player.

Step 3

Finish filling the container with food and beverages that can be enjoyed during the game. For instance, you could include bottles of soda, a bag of peanuts, popcorn, chips, candy in sports wrappers, coffee drinks, hot chocolate, and even coupons for a pizza.

Step 4

Complete the basket by winding a ribbon around the handle. Tie a bow. The ribbons should be in the team colors.

Step 5

Finish by attaching a gift tag to the basket. Write a personal note to your sports fan loved one!

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Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.

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