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Nine holiday gifts that will make sports lovers cheer

Must-have gifts for sports fans

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Getting a gift for the die-hard sports fan is not always easy. Sure, you can get them a jersey or cap or even some face paint from their favorite team. But why do the obvious?

We've compiled a variety of unique gifts that range from the outrageous to the simple—and even the stylish.

See if there's something here that fits the fan on your list.

Game-day base stools

Source: Uncommongoods

Price: $950.00 (each)

Here's a gift that will let baseball fans keep their seats all year round. The stools are made from game-day bases used by the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Cardinals, Phillies, Tigers, Giants, White Sox and Pirates.

Owners can plug the stool's hallmarked number, found on the base's hologram, to authenticate the corresponding game.

The items, sold individually, are handmade of welded steel in Berkeley, Calif.

Portable ping-pong