10 holiday gift ideas to consider for your sports-loving family member(s)

Sports in America never stops. One season begins as another ends and there’s plenty of overlap in between. In such a climate, there are always plenty of sports-related gifts under the tree and buried inside stockings. We did some browsing on your favorite local and regional teams and selected some fun and interesting items so you don’t have to.

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Cincinnati Reds 

Cincinnati Reds Holiday Gift Pack 

This package includes four ticket credits to any 2019 regular-season game, except Opening Day, and a Mr. Redlegs Snowman Bobblehead. There are six seating locations to choose from starting with the upper view level (the nosebleeds) at $40 and going all the way up to the Scout seats (behind the plate) at $325. For more information, visit www.mlb.com/reds/tickets.

Chris Sabo Batting Practice Jersey 

This is one of the top-selling shirts right now, proving once again that Chris Sabo, who retired in 1996, is an enduring fan favorite. This batting practice jersey, with a mesh inner layer, is going for $55.99 and is available in all sizes except XXL and 3XL. For more information, hit the "shop" button on www.reds.com.

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UD Flyers

Dayton Flyers Women’s Sweatpants

Both a good way to express your Flyer fandom and a comfortable thing to slip into on Christmas morning. These half-cotton, fleece-lined sweatpants run at $33.49 and are available in all sizes. Because the product runs small, it's recommended that Santa orders one size larger than what you normally wear. For more information, visit shop.daytonflyers.com.

Dayton Flyers Round Table

This collapsible table includes the Flyers logo, four mesh cup holders, and its own carrying bag. Although intended primarily for tailgating, this could come in handy when camping season comes around or for weekend card games outside by the fire pit. $33.74. For more information, visit shop.daytonflyers.com.

Dayton Dragons 

Dayton Dragons Party Decks 

Want to see the Dragons live but in a more party-like atmosphere? These open-air, patio-style decks come with 50 tickets (you can purchase more if you have lots of friends). Multiple catering options, an onsite host to cater to your needs, and a Dragons hat for every guest is included. At this early stage, reservations go for $400 for weekday games and $500 for weekend games. Call 937-228-2287 or email dragons@daytondragons.com for more info.

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Lightsaber Keychain 

Judging from all the storm troopers sporting team colors at games these days, it's obvious people like combining their sports and "Star Wars" fandom. This lightsaber keychain that lights up green (do you know which character first wielded a green lightsaber?) and features the Dragons logo on the handle makes for a nice stocking stuffer. $5. For more information, visit dragons.milbstore.com.

Wright State Raiders 

Group Party Areas 

There are two areas where you can throw a Raiders party for friends and family. The Party Deck is on the floorline near the Raiders bench, and can accommodate up to 100 people, with customized seating for up to 50 people. Additional high tops can be brought in as well. The Anniversary Deck is located on the main concourse level above Section 201 and offers a more panoramic view of the game.

Costs for the Party Deck is a $250 rental fee and $10 per ticket. For the Anniversary Deck, you must purchase 20 $5 tickets. Food and beverages are separate, and orders must be be placed in advance. For more info, click the "Tickets" button at www.wsuraiders.com.

Pet Bandanna 

A gift for the one member of your family who can't complain. This cotton shirting bandanna can be traditionally tied or run through a collar. $16.98. For more info, click the "Store" button on www.wsuraiders.com

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Ohio State Buckeyes 

iPhone 7 Case

This dual protection case for the iPhone 7 will allow you to declare your OSU fandom every time you pull out your phone, which will be everywhere and anywhere. $10. For more information, visit shop@ohiostatebuckeyes.com

OSU Men’s Hoodie

Or to use its full title, a men's colorblock hooded sweatshirt. The hoodie will allow you to spend the winter declaring your love for the red and gray and staying warm at the same time. $70. For more information, visit shop@ohiostatebuckeyes.com

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