15 Christmas gift ideas for the sports lover in your life

Or the cookout guide “Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto” could blow their stack — in a good way.

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Sports retailers have taken the ugly Christmas sweater to heart and are selling winter-themed knits adorned with college and pro team logos.

For the bookish fan, the coffee-table reference guide “Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game” offers a game-by-game retrospective alongside Sports Illustrated’s dramatic images of the most prestigious event in football.

Take a look at the gallery above for more sports-themed gift ideas.

. If your loved one could take or leave the game, but tailgating is more their bag, football-shaped cookie cutters would make a good stocking stuffer