10 Things to Consider When Looking to Buy a Gift for a Coach
Shopping for the perfect gift for your coach? Be sure to keep these 10 things in mind while you shop!
1. Get to know them
If you just know them as your coach you aren’t going to have much luck when thinking up the perfect gift. Make an effort to get to know your coach to see what their interests are and what they like. This is the best inspiration when it comes to buying a gift, and it will really show that you actually care and didn’t just pick up the first gift you found.
2. Involve your team
Why not get together with your teammates and come up with one nice gift you can all give your coach? This gives you access to a larger budget and can be a great team-building and bonding experience as well!
3. Make their life easier
It is hard being a coach! Thankfully, there are plenty of items that can make their lives easier. From binders to organize their game plans, to new whistles that are easier to use, to equipment storage, there is a lot to choose from, and all will be put to great use!
4. Go for the memories
Coaches love looking back at their teams! Why not consider having framed a team photo or shot from a game that is special to them? They may have a tough exterior, but deep down they have a sentimental side, and this is a gift that would certainly mean a lot to them.
5. Think custom
Make your coach feel extra special by getting them a custom item- that could be a shirt, jacket, or sign for their desk! No matter what it is, they will absolutely love it, and love that you took the time to have it made.
6. Sports gear is great
From a new water bottle to workout gear, and a lot more, coaches are often either working out or helping their players workout. Get them some nice new gear that they are sure to use all the time! You can’t go wrong with this gift.
7. Research their favorite coach or player
Your coach is sure to have a lot of idols- both other coaches as well as players. Figure out who they are and use that as inspiration for your gift! Perhaps there is a book written by their favorite coach, or you can get a signed ball or poster. This is a special gift that they will absolutely love and hold onto forever!
8. Have some fun
Your coach is probably serious the majority of the time, but that doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t like to have fun! Encourage them to show their fun side by getting them the perfect gift- say a video game you can play together or another type of game you can enjoy and have fun with. Perfect for releasing stress and having fun together in a new, fun way!
9. Think healthy
Is your coach focused on a healthy diet as well as a healthy lifestyle? They probably are! Consider getting them something that will help them stay on track with their diet or overall healthy lifestyle.
10. Get them sports tickets
Finally, if they have a favorite sports team, consider getting them a set of tickets to a game. If you happen to have a larger budget to spend and really want to do something nice for them, this is a great way to treat them to something that you know they will love. The memories are sure to last a lifetime!