For the golfer
Many golfers idle away the long Minnesota winter perfecting their putting stroke on a long, narrow strip of carpeting with a cup and ball return attached. That’s fine, but some would rather not hit the exact same putt hundreds or thousands of times. The Club Champ Golfer’s Pool Game mixes it up; place the six cups in proper manner, and use the pool-style golf balls to play. $29.99 .
For the pool player
Mankind began evolving long ago, slowly turning us into what we are today. According to this T-shirt, the pool player is the most evolved form of human. $24.99.
For the volleyball player
These tribal headbands are available in five colors. They’re moisture-wicking, antibacterial, UV-protective and stretch four ways for comfort. $11.99.
For the baseball player
The Power Alley machine throws fastballs, grounders and pop-flys to provide both batting and fielding practice. $149.99 .
For the runner
Some experts believe modern shoe design has its problems, while others take it a step farther and swear by barefoot running. The Vibram Fivefingers Bikila Athletic Shoe offers a minimalist running experience which can be great for some runners. Don’t forget to check with local running experts for their advice on these unique shoes, as they may not be for everyone. $120.
For the outdoors person
A nice little stocking stuffer ($9.99), the Wallet Ninja fits safely in your billfold and provides a virtual Swiss army knife of handy tools: bottle and can openers, several sizes of wrench and screwdriver, fruit peeler, eyeglass screwdriver, cell phone stand and more.
For the spectator
It’s nice to have a seat cushion as a softer resting place for your bottom when watching from the stands. But it’s even better to have a little back support, and a hook that secures your seat to the bleachers. The Stadium Chair Company makes a — you guessed it — stadium chair that has all of those features. $37.99..
For the fitness buff
The Wii game console was the hottest thing a few Christmases ago, in large part because of its Wii Fit program that made exercising fun and almost easy. If you’ve stopped using Wii Fit, or are looking for a different program, EA Sports Active has one that guides you through “20-minute circuits (that) feature a variety of familiar activities that target upper body, lower body as well as cardio.” $35.