2017 Best Gifts – For Guys

This time of year, you are probably already being hit with a wave of holiday decorations, Christmas music, and seasonal sales. And while the last of the Halloween candy may not be eaten, many of us are already shopping for the perfect gift. We aren’t sure what this year’s hottest gift will be, but we’ve got a pretty good idea what will make any guy smile on the morning of the 25th.

We’ve gathered some of this year’s coolest gear, in an effort to help you sift through endless advertisements and keep you out of the crowds on the morning of Black Friday. With a wide range of sporting goods and apparel, there’s little doubt that there is something for every guy here.

Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Foam Roller

Anyone who’s active these days seems to have roller laying around the house or gym. But what you’ll quickly discover is that this isn’t your typical piece of cylindrical foam. The Hyperice Vyper 2.0 is the next generation in muscle recovery, which is why it’s trusted by professional athletes across the globe. The Vyper 2.0 provides three speeds of high intensity vibration which make it twice as effective at helping you warm up, activate, and recover.  You can use this new piece of fitness technology to improve your flexibility and circulation, while also reducing soreness and stiffness. Complete with a rechargeable battery that lasts over two hours, you can be sure any active guy would love this addition to their workout routine.

Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag

Sleek and chalked full of thoughtful features, the Command Messenger Bag from Timbuk2 is a must have for any guy on the go. With seemingly an endless number of pockets, organized storage is at a premium. Quick entry storage is obtained through it Napoleon side-entry pockets (think of any portrait painting of Napoleon) allowing you to get to things on the move without the hassle of undoing the flap. You’ve also got a zipper secured lap top and tablet pocket on the back, which keeps your most valuable items safe and close by. The list of features seems to go on and on, but what you can know for sure is that this bag was meticulously designed to meet the demands of any situation.

Patagonia Better Sweater ¼ Zip

You may be hesitant to pick up any gift with the word “sweater” in it. But if you haven’t owned a Better Sweater from Patagonia, you truly are missing out on one of life’s joys. This is not a new product for 2017, but there is a reason it continues to be a best seller. The outside is sweater-knit polyester, which feels as good as it looks. The inside is lined with a soft fleece that keeps you warmer than you could have imagined. The ¼ zip version of the Better Sweater is notably popular for its versatility. Fashionable enough to be worn on a night out and durable enough to survive a relentless winter. “Man, I’m really disappointed with this Better Sweater” – No Guy Ever.

Mobile Warming Vinson Touch Button Heated Vest

 

Many will spend the holidays dealing with cold conditions, and what could be better than the gift of warmth. Not quite a trip to the Caribbean, but the Vinson Heated Vest from Mobile Warming will certainly keep any guy a lot warmer this winter. Originally designed for the outdoor enthusiast, its water resistant outer shell is ideal for hiking, skiing, and hunting. This heated vest can be worn under a jacket for extra warmth, or all on its own. Its simple push button operation allows you to easily change the temperature settings, and has the power to reach up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The 7.4V lithium-ion battery last up to six hours, meaning you can carry comfort around with you. Perhaps not the flashiest gift this Christmas, but a few hours into some cold weather exposure, and there surely isn’t anything they would be more thankful for.

The North Face Thermoball Mitts

Coming from The North Face, you know these Thermoball Mitts are all business when it comes to keeping you warm. Using the same features from their popular Thermoball Jackets, The North Face has repurposed this versatile warmth to cover the first thing that seems to get cold, your hands. Using clustered PrimaLoft synthetic insulation, you get the warmth of down but the improved performance in wet conditions. The synthetic material dries out quickly, meaning you’re back on the go in no time. Packs easily into a stowpocket (or stocking), making it a great little gift for any guy, big or small.

Written By Dylan Hamilton, Sports Unlimited

 

 

Shipping Deadlines for Christmas Eve Delivery

We’re at the time of year when shipping deadlines MATTER. There is still time to get your gifts delivered by Christmas Eve and even with awesome deals. Just take a look at the graphic to get an idea of when you need to place your order and what shipping method to choose to guarantee that the package arrives in time!

On section and product pages, look for the “Get It By The 24th” tag to make sure that the item you want is in stock in our warehouse so we can ship it out fast enough to guarantee December 24th delivery! Items that are marked “leaves warehouse in X days” ship from a different warehouse and we unfortunately cannot guarantee delivery dates for those items.

Deadlines:
Expedited Ground (Free on orders over $99): 5 AM ET – Friday, Dec. 19th
Express (50% OFF!): 3 PM ET – Monday, Dec. 22nd
Next Day Air (50% OFF!): 3 PM ET – Tuesday, Dec. 23rd

Guaranteed Christmas Eve Delivery

 Guaranteed Christmas Eve Delivery


The Gift of Gear

This year, give your favorite football players the gifts they really want: Football Gear. Shock him with an awesome pair of football receiver or lineman gloves in his stocking or even put a football helmet under the tree. It’s clear that football players have a deep attachment to the gear that they wear at practice and on the field, but the sight of brand new gear is something that resonates. Let him keep those NFL dreams alive this year.


Holiday Football Gear Sale

Coinciding with our sitewide holiday sale where you get $20 Off Orders Over $100, we are also running a holiday football sale that gives you 15% OFF FOOTBALL GEAR!

Holiday Football Sale

Whether you need a football helmet, shoulder pads, or just a wrist coach, this sale is for everyone who loves the game. No need for more explanation, 15% is the deal and it’s a deal worth taking!


Jingle Jingle Jingle – Holiday Sale

We’re keeping our holiday sales rolling with our Jingle sale this week where you can save $5, $15, or $25 depending on how much you spend at SportsUnlimited.com. These sales don’t last forever, so get your holiday shopping done with guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.

If you’re struggling to figure out the best holiday gifts for your friends and family this year, check out our Holiday Gift Guide for great gifts at any price range. Some of our favorite gifts to give are North Face Jackets, Under Armour ColdGear, and Fan Gear from the NFL, NCAA, MLB, etc!


Holiday Hypnosis – $10 or $20 Off This Weekend!

If you hadn’t noticed, holiday season has definitely begun for gift-sellers, gift-buyers, and gift-givers. There are no two ways around it. The good news is that with the holiday season, come great sales and promotions and Sports Unlimited is no stranger to giving our customers the best deals. This weekend, we are giving you a crisp Hamilton or Jefferson to keep in your wallet for a few Starbucks drinks or a night at the movies. You don’t have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get great deals, you can get them right now at SportsUnlimited.com. Happy holidays and happy weekend, make it a productive one!

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Holiday Specials! They Launch Today!

Well, the deals have arrived. This season we will be featuring different special holiday sales that can change at any time! The good news is that we’ve got a Holiday Specials Center that lets you know what deals are going on and an easy way to get to those exact products or even an entire category! Check our specials now as we launch the specials and check often because you might find the best deal out there this holiday season right at Sports Unlimited.

Don’t get stressed out by holiday shopping, believe it or not, it can be quite fun when you find the best deals. So, here are some of our best deals right now. Enjoy!

Holiday Specials from Sports Unlimited

Happy Holidays from Sports Unlimited. EXPLORE!


Top 5 Sports Toys for the Holiday Season

The Top 5 Kids Sports Toys for the Holiday Season are sure to keep the little ones on your list active, happy, and social, all year long! From the latest indoor basketball games to the coolest snowball shooters on the block, this list of our favorite new toys this year will definitely give you some great gift ideas.

The 2012 holiday season is upon us, and kids everywhere are clamoring for the latest video games, Smartphones, tablets, and digital devices to keep themselves technologically superior to every other kid in their grade. But do we really want to keep them plugged in and stuck inside all winter long?

How about going with a different gift…something that will challenge them, get them moving, and let them unplug from the digital universe?

Our favorite gift ideas this holiday season are fun and engaging for any age, and are sure to keep them busy, active, and social, long after they’ve beaten and tossed away that new video game!

1. Franklin Bounce-A-Bucket Basketball Game

This in-home arcade game, and its little brother the Bounce-A-Bucket Junior, is one of our all-time favorite games to play around the office, and it’s sure to become your little ones’ new fave too! Simple to play but difficult to master, like all great games, this arcade challenges you to bounce the mini basketballs off the trampoline target and into the tiers of nets, racking up as many points as possible before time runs out. With real arcade LED electronic scoring and announcer sounds, the action never slows down for a second!

The Bounce-A-Bucket is easy to set up in a game room or on any table in the house, and quickly folds back down again for storage or travel. We recommend it for kids age 6 and up, but watch out, because it’s a ton of fun for adults too…trust me.

2. Franklin Youth MMA Standing Speed Bag

Easily one of the coolest new kids’ sports toys on the market this holiday season, the Franklin MMA Standing Speed Bag lets your little guy or gal channel their inner Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, or Randy Couture, to practice combinations and get active in a safe, fun environment! Bringing the Octagon home, this inflatable speed bag attaches to an adjustable and flexible rod, with a water-filled, spring-loaded base, so they can keep striking consistently, without moving the base or tipping it over.

Easy to adjust from 36″ to 46″ high, so it grows with them, the speed bag comes complete with padded MMA gloves and an inflation pump. We think it’s the perfect gift for really active kids, and since it’s simple to set-up almost anywhere and keeps them focused and moving, it’s just as good for parents too!

3. Stiga Table Hockey Games

A timeless favorite that has only gotten better with age, the latest table top hockey games from Stiga are as fun for kids as they are for parents! Just like their big brothers in the arcades, these bar-controlled ice hockey games put you right in the heart of the action, dribbling, passing, and shooting with incredible precision, as the competition on the other side of the table tries to stop you in your tracks.

The classically designed Stiga Stanley Cup Table Hockey Game is the officially licensed NHL table hockey game, durably built with realistic plexi shields and score-keeping. There are even puck ejectors that keep the action moving.

But for even faster hockey action, check out the Stiga High Speed Table Hockey Game, featuring new “ice sheet” technology that turns the speed up a notch. Perfect for slightly older kids, this advanced table hockey set really challenges you to see who has the fastest hands.

4. Wham-O Arctic Force Snow Crossbow

Your kids will be the dominate power in every neighborhood snowball fight this winter, with the advanced weaponry of the Wham-O Arctic Force Snow Crossbow! While their friends are packing snowballs, winding up, and throwing them the old fashioned, slow-go way, your kids will quickly load up this crossbow with a perfectly crafted snowball, lean back on the easy-pull handle, and launch it up to 60 feet, hitting their targets from anywhere in the yard!

We’ve had some fun with these guys around the office, after the most recent snow fall, and they’re even better in action then we thought. Fun and safe, these advanced snow toys are great for older kids, around 8 and up, and get them outside, enjoying the snow and making lifelong childhood memories with their friends.

5. Franklin Shoot Again Indoor Basketball Hoop

This ingenious new door-hanging basketball hoop has absolutely everything you’d ever need in an indoor basketball set! First of all, it attaches to almost any door in the house, turning their bedroom or game room into a full basketball court, for intense tournaments whenever they want. Second, it easily and securely adjusts up and down, making it perfect for kids of any age, and also letting it grow with them as their skills advance. Finally, and probably most obviously, it’s got a unique automatic ball return system built in, which sends every shot right back to them for non-stop action! The ball return even rotates, so they can keep shooting from different angles around the room, changing up the game and honing their shot accuracy with repetitive practice.

Durably made, with an authentic backboard, net, and rim, and enhanced with realistic announcer sounds and LED electronic scoring in the backboard, this indoor basketball hoop makes them feel like their favorite NBA pros, all in comfort of their own home. Honestly, I just wish Franklin had come out with this when I was a kid!

By Brandon Porter.

Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.