The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

By Connect Sports Staff, December 5, 2016

Gift Guide Nintendo ClassicNintendo NES Classic Edition

That’s right, the NES Classic Edition is back, feeding off the nostalgia of Gen Xers and old millennials. The 30 vintage games being re-released (Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden among them) are good for stress relief after a busy workday. Even better, the high interest in the game system is a good lesson in marketing toward specific audiences. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of teambuilding over Donkey Kong? $60


Gift Guide Personalized Newspaper BooksPersonalized Newspaper Books

In some cities, reliving the past is better than watching the present state of pro sports. Simply Personalized is there for such angst-filled fans with personalized sports books filled with articles tracing the history of most major teams. The Seattle Seahawks and Mariners are the latest editions of the leather-bound books, in case you live in or know someone in the Pacific Northwest. From $70



Gift Guide PetBotPetBot

Ever wonder what your pet is up to when you’re on the road? PetBot is a camera and treat dispenser that monitors furry friends during travel. Download its app to watch in real time, talk to the pets and give them treats like you would at home. The camera also detects when your pet is in close range and will send you random selfies of them throughout the day. $190

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