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Gift Cards Make The Perfect Gift

Gift Cards Make The Perfect Gift

Sometimes a Gift Card maAmazon Gift Cards41Ky35dKskL._SL500_AA300_kes the perfect gift. It can be either for someone who is simply hard to shop for and you know that they like a certain store say Starbucks or Target. Or you don’t know what they like so a gift card from Amazon might be just the thing because they can simply buy anything on Amazon. Gift cards are also really great as your nieces and nephews or grandchildren get a little older. Often times they become harder to buy for then. When they were young it was simply anything fun, plastic, and in a box that they could unwrap on Christmas morning. Now that they’ve grown up a little they are into so many different things its hard to shop for them. Whether it’s clothes or Electronics or games. Who, knows what they want? At this age it’s a lot easier to just get them a gift card and let them choose a gift for themselves.

Gift Cards For Gamers

If you have a gamer on your list, then a gift card is the perfect gift. Typically to game companies such as XBOX or Playstation have monthly or annual membership cards. So if you have a gamer on your list trust me they would love to have an annual membership on whatever game system they like to use so find out before you buy. So for instance the XBOX live 12 month gold membership pictured above. But there is also a 1 year  Playstation Plus membership card. Trust me your gamer will love getting these cards. My 13-year-old nephew I think this was his favorite gift or about 3 years when he was in his teens. Or if you have someone on your list that has an Apple product an Apple card would make a great gift so they can buy apps and music or if they have a Kindle Fire then the Amazon card will work great for that as well. So as you can see I really love giving gift cards they are easy and cheap to ship and people really love getting them.

Gift Cards Are Great For People Who Are Hard To Shop For

So if you are like me and you simply have some people on your list that are difficult to shop for as in you just don’t know what they want or their hobbies are so specialized that you would have no idea what to buy them a gift card might just be the perfect thing for you and them. It’s easy for you and great for them. I know I love getting them.

5 Basketball Hoops For Your Family

5 Basketball Hoops For Your Family

In Ground Basketball Hoop

Basketball is a really great sport to enjoy as a family. So, whether you have a child that is just getting into the sport of basketball and you need something for him or her to practice on or you want to get back into the sport after stopping for a few years you have come to the right place. The Basketball Hoops listed come at many different price points to suit any budget as well as any skill level. Because let’s face it if you are just a family looking for a hoop to shoot around on or the elementary school child just getting into basketball you might not need the full in ground basketball hoop with real glass backboard where maybe the Division One college player just might want to get that high level basketball hoop to practice on in the off season. So there is something here for everyone. From the low end to the high end.

Great Basketball Hoops

Most of these basketball hoops are the portable type. You can buy a really cheap basketball hoop that just connects to the roof of your garage like we all started playing on when we were kids but these portable basketball systems are better for kids to start on. I really like them because as well as being portable they are also usually adjustable meaning that you can raise and lower the height of the hoop. This is a really great attribute in a basketball hoop system because younger children are not ready to tackle the full 10′ hoop height of a regulation basketball hoop until they get a little older so this gives them something to practice on and let’s them be successful. Because if they are successful with it they will keep playing and want to continue in the sport. But if you never make a basket you won’t want to keep doing it.

5 Basketball Hoops for Your Family

Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch BLifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard ackboard

The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System comes with a 44 inch backboard which is made of polyethylene to resist UV damage from the sun. Still over time this will get a little wear from sitting out in the sun for a few years but at least you know it will last for a few years. The great thing about this Basketball system is that it is adjustable from 7.5 ft. to 10 ft. with no tools needed so as your child grow or if you have multiple children in the house it’s easily adjustable to fit all your needs.The base on this unit is 27 gallons which you can fill with either sand or water. Once again over a few years the sun will damage the base and putt little cracks in it so if you want it to last longer put sand in it instead of water, even though when you get it home it’s much easier to put water.            BUY NOW

Lifetime 1531 Complete Portable Basketball System, 48″ Shatter Guard Backboard

The Lifetime 1531 Complete Portable Basketball System 48 Shatter Guard Backboard is great it looks like youLifetime 1531 Complete Portable Basketball System, 48" Shatter Guard Backboard are playing on a real glass backboard. So for the kids this is the cool factor it looks like the real thing. But it’s not and you can tell in the price also when the ball hits the backboard it’s simply not as hard as glass like all the backboards that are some form of plastic the ball doesn’t bounce as far back as they would on glass. But that’s a whole different budget and you wouldn’t get glass in a portable basketball system. So the backboard on the 1531 is made of Makrolon Polycarbonate so it is practically indestructible and the base is made of high density polyethylene so it’s UV resistant so it doesn’t get damaged from the sun as easily. The Lifetime 1531 adjusts in height from 7.5′ to 10′ without the use of tools so it’s adjustable for anyone in the family.                                                            BUY NOW

Spalding Portable Basketball System – 50″ Polycarbonate Backboard

Spalding Portable Basketball System - 50" Polycarbonate Backboard The Spalding Portable Basketball System With 50″ Polycarbonate Backboard is also a great system. This system comes with a lot more features than the previous two.  This system comes with a 50″ Polycarbonate Backboard which is pretty large. It comes with a Pro Slam Breakaway rim for serious dunks and a 3 piece 3.5 inch round pole that comes with a cover that acts as a rebounder during play. So as you can see this one costs a little more but has a lot more features added on. So it’s just what does you family need? This Spalding Portable Basketball System is what someone who is a little more serious about basketball should be looking at. The one downside especially at this price range to me is the polycarbonate backboard it simply doesn’t offer as much bounce as glass or even acrylic does.              BUY NOW

LifetimeLifetime 71799 In-Ground Basketball System with 50-Inch Shatter Guard Backboard 71799 In-Ground Basketball System with 50-Inch Shatter Guard Backboard

The Lifetime 7179 In Ground Basketball System comes with a 50 inch Shatter guard backboard made of Makralon polycarbonate. This is a really great in ground system for the price. What I like about these in ground systems is you can start low as the kids get older you can buy the more expensive backboard materials. Because let’s face it the 8-year-old doesn’t really need the glass backboard but if your child is a high level high school basketball player you might want to get them the glass backboard if that’s what they will be playing with at school and at college. This system is adjustable from 7.5′ to 10′ with no tools and comes with a Slam it Rim for dunking which is great as they get older. So if you have an area for an in ground basketball hoop i am jealous but there are many choices. This is one of the cheaper ones on the market but it will get you started you can spend many hundreds of dollars on an in ground basketball hoop if you try very hard but this is the budget model and I recommend it.   BUY NOW