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A Last-Minute Gift Idea for the Sports Lover in Your Life


If you’re used to shopping for last-minute gifts for a total sports nut — your husband, one of your kids, the grandparents, or even a coworker — then you’ve probably done all the typical go-tos: Tickets to a game, a baseball cap, and maybe even a mug with the team’s logo. This year, you want to step it up in the gifting department, but you’re out of sports-related ideas — and we can’t say we blame you there. (Buying gifts for others is such a challenge, isn’t it?!) That’s why as soon as we heard there was a company taking all the guesswork — and all the risk — out of shopping for a sports lover, we had to investigate.

Sports Jerseys to Last All Year Long

For a sports junkie, is there any other way to show that you’re an ultimate fan than by owning a real team jersey? But ask any sports aficionado and he or she will tell you: Jerseys are a risky purchase. Even if you know which player to get for your husband/wife/kid/mailman, there’s always the inherent risk that the player be traded, or injured, or just not very good within a year or two. The downside is double when you’re buying for children; they have a habit of outgrowing anything expensive faster than you expect, and some of them can be a bit fickle about who their favorite player is this week.

Rep the Squad aims to solve that problem. Taking a page from old-school Netflix’s playbook, Rep the Squad is a jersey subscription service where members can essentially rent whichever jersey they want from their favorite team at any time they want, with the freedom to exchange it (for free) for any other player or style whenever they’d like. Effectively, instead of paying $300 for a single jersey, you’re paying much, much less ($19.95 a month for adults and $16.95 for children) to give your special fan dozens of jerseys all year long. And what if your kid hits a growth spurt, or your hubby suddenly loses weight? Just switch the size of his or her membership (again, at no charge).

Now, you may be thinking, “There’s no way my son can rent clothing when he is a typical messy kid!” but you needn’t worry. If somebody drops, say a yummy hot Buffalo chicken wing on the jersey at your family’s Super Bowl party, just mail it back to Rep the Squad and the company will send you a fresh one. (Sadly, no, the company won’t help launder the rest of your kid’s wardrobe, but we digress…)

Rep the Squad already offers NFL and NBA jerseys for several popular teams and is continuing to add more teams and sports all the time. Visit Rep the Squad to purchase and send a subscription to a loved one this year. It’s convenient, hassle-free, and — dare we say it? — pretty darn original. Happy shopping!

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