The Best Gifts for the Sportsman

He religiously holds court at his weekly tennis club and enjoys nothing more than sweating it out on the squash court. Or perhaps he’s a spectator sportsman and enjoys supporting his team, accompanied by the obligatory pint. Either way, these gift ideas will prove a hole-in-one for any dedicated sportsman.

Nike + Apple Watch, £349, Selfridges

With built-in automatic workout detection, personalised coaching and pace alerts, this watch is THE gadget for your sportsman friend.

Gel Quantum, 360, £150, Asics

These special-edition sports shoes by running expert, Asics, combine style, comfort and technology perfectly. They also are rather pleasing on the eye, too.

Tweed Shooting Gilet, £395, Harrods

If weekends spent shooting or stalking in Scotland are his game, then this smart tweed gilet will be an unerringly good shot.

Personalised Golf Gloves, £23, NOTH

What golf fanatic wouldn’t appreciate these personalised golf gloves? Let him be reminded of you every time he takes a swing.

Therapie, Himalayan Detox Salts, £10, Cult Beauty

These bath salts will help soothe away any aching muscles he may have from over exertion on the field. There may be a few left over for us too.

Leblond Beach Bat Set, £190, Frescobol

These individually hand-crafted wooden bat and ball sets have become instant classics. That’s the menfolk taken care of until – at least Christmas lunch.