If you have a sports lover n your life and are still looking for the perfect gift, here is a list of local stores to help you track down the right gift. Did we miss a store? Add it to our comment section.
1. For the fisherman – or woman – in your life, a trip to Terminal Tackle, at 120 Main Street, is all you’ll need. Operating in Kings Park since 1989, it stocks rods, reels. hooks, lures, rigs, books, videos, and so much more. Open seven days a week, there is something for the beginner to the seasoned angler. Gift certificates are available.
2. If it’s more action your sports buff enjoys, a membership at Sportime at Kings Park might be the perfect gift. From tennis, to fitness, to multi sport, there is a wide variety of memberships available. If tennis is your sports buff’s passion, Grand Slam Tennis in Commack offers a wide variety of rackets, bags, clothes, and sneakers. Grand Slam offers an extensive wide-range racquet demo program, and is home to five active stringing machines. Gift Certificates available for both.
3. For those who enjoy ice skating, Superior Ice Rink in Kings Park offers both recreational and ice hockey opportunities. Lessons, leagues, clinics, and public sessions are offered. Also on premises is Port Jefferson Sporting Goods, a full service pro shop. Gift certificates are available.
4. If hitting the links is your sports buff’s pursuit, a visit to Smithtown Landing Golf Course is a good choice. The fully stocked pro shop offers a demo program and special orders. Gift certificates for lessons, the pro shop and the golf course are available.
5. Lacrosse Unlimited in Hauppauge offers everything the LAX player on your holiday list may need. Specializing in equipment, clothes and accessories - gift certificates are also available.
6. For those on your list that appreciate the view over the handlebars, Larkfield Road in East Northport is the place to go. There you will find both Adams Cyclery and Bike Depot. Both shops offer a wide variety of bikes and accessories for all ages and skill levels. Gift certificates are available.
7. In Kings Park, those on your list who love to dance, there are many choices. Encore Dance Academy, Kings Park Dance Studio, and Dance In The Park (631-662-5645). Gift certificates are available.
8. NorthSports Athletic Facility on 469 Fort Salonga Road in Northport (631-757-2255), offers children and adults everything from leagues, instruction and clinics in a variety of sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and baseball. Gift certificates are available.
9. If you're looking for gear for your sports enthusiasts, a trip to Sports Authority, 124 Veterans Memorial Highway, in Commack is always a popular choice. From fan gear to rugby balls, athletic attire to exercise equipment, this sporting goods store offers something for everyone. Gift certificates are available.
10. Finally, for those on your list that appreciate sports and sport greats, a trip to Cardboard Memories in Commack is a must. Located at 6401 Jericho Tpke, (631-462-1919), this sports memorabilia store offers autographed collectibles from the MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA and other sports greats. Gift certificates are also available.