Finding birthday gifts for older children, teens and adults can sometimes be difficult. Birthday gifts for basketball fans, however, are much easier, as there is a wide variety of possibilities, from game gear to personalised craft items.
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College and professional teams alike are usually willing to help by having their players sign a basketball for a fan. Contact the public relations department of the team to make the arrangements. It might even be possible for the birthday boy or girl to meet with the team for the signing.
Team jerseys are always popular, especially if the fan has a favourite player. You may generally find caps, jackets and other clothing items available for college and professional teams, as well.
Treat a basketball player to videos on how to improve his game. Add a new ball or sweatbands in team colours to the videos to help your player on the court.
Game tickets and a gift token for dinner make an exciting celebration for a basketball fan's birthday. Throw in a fan flag or noisemaker for cheering on the team.
For those days when the weather or the workload doesn't allow outdoor hoops, give a desktop hoop and ball set or a wastebasket hoop and foam ball.
Paint a wooden clipboard with the markings from a basketball court. Add the team logo and a pencil painted in the team's colours.
Paint a round wooden blank to look like a basketball. Add numbers and clock works for a personalised timepiece.
Decorate sugar cookies to look like basketballs. Arrange them on a basketball-themed plate or a plate in team colours.