Christmas is coming, and that means it’s time to start going through your written and mental Christmas lists to see who wants what for this holiday season. For girls, items like Polly Pocket, Barbie, and all things Hannah Montana are must-haves. For kids, Legos, K’nex, and character toys have never lost their appeal. But for big boys and girls, and even kids who are very into sports, there’s only one thing to look for when it comes to choosing Christmas gifts: sportswear.

The good thing about sportswear is that most of the clothes are of equal opportunity. There is no discrimination based on size, age or even gender. You’ll find sports-related clothing perfect for newborn babies, as well as t-shirts and long-sleeves that would look great on a school-age boy. For adults, both men and women, sportswear in the form of NFL jerseys or even NBA jerseys is always the perfect gift.

You know what else is great about sportswear? It is always available. You can buy it any time of the year, in stores, online, even directly at stadiums and from those sports teams that have fundraisers and have their own websites and online stores.

If you plan to buy sportswear, keep the following tips in mind:

First, consider the person you’re shopping for. Meet your favorite team! There’s no point in buying them NFL jerseys that represent the Philadelphia Eagles if their Pennsylvania team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also, know your size. If you’re not sure, take a guess and buy a size large. It is always better to go too big than too small. Children will eventually grow into larger clothing sizes, and adults can wear layers, or just have a loose shirt that is comfortable to lounge in.

Second, try to shop between seasons. Common sense dictates that if it’s the height of football season, then you’re going to pay top dollar for any football-related sportswear. In addition to shopping between seasons, check out the offline and online clearance and sale shelves to see what kinds of cool finds you might have.

Third and last, shop around. Don’t buy sportswear from the first company you come across. You may be able to find a better deal, or just better quality material, at another online store or website.