Today I'm bringing you gift ideas for the sports fanatic in your life.
Today I'm bringing you gift ideas for the sports fanatic in your life. I've got a selection of sport-related books, DVDs, video games, equipment and subscriptions for sport-loving brothers, boyfriends, cousins and friends.
First up are sports books: Marcus Trescothick and Eric Bristow have autobiographies out in time for the gift-giving season, and there's a new celebration edition of Lewis Hamilton's My Story. Olympics and cycling enthusiasts will enjoy Heroes, Villains and Velodromes, boxing fans will love The Treasures of Muhammad Ali, and those with an interest in the historical impact of sport will savour Playing the Enemy.
Next up I've got a selection of sports DVDs, from cheap-as-chips Tim Lovejoy's Football Managers Uncut to American Football Legends and Top Gear: The Challenges. If he likes to get involved (from the comfort of his sofa!) you could buy a video game, like Topspin 3 for the tennis fan, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 for the golfer, or Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 for the guy who fancies himself a footballer.
If you're looking to push the boat out, you could even buy him a games console on which to play the games: the XBox 360 and Nintendo Wii consoles are both available for less than £200, whereas an 80Gb Playstation 3 will set you back nearer £300.
If your pal likes to get involved in sports, you can help his fitness by buying him some gym equipment, from stocking-filler-appropriate toning bands and pedometers to a more pricely exercise bike. You could even purchase a trial gym membership for your man. If that sounds too energetic for him, you could always get him a subscription to Men's Health magazine or the Setanta Sports TV channels.