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From the time a family welcomes the first little one, parents learn that every phase has its merits and its drawbacks. For instance, the infant phase is full of heartwarming bonding time -- and also the feeling of a tiny tot being fully, thoroughly dependent. And despite the beauty of that moment, it's not unusual for moms to look forward to the day her child will be able to run, play, and enjoy plenty of recreational activities on his or her own. And those activities could be anything from softball to soccer to football, ballet to cheerleading, hockey to basketball, and anything and everything in between. Then again, kids who get involved in a sport often need lots of chauffeuring -- and lots of loving support, even if it's from the sidelines. 

It's true: Moms whose kiddos are actively involved in sports wear so many different hats, taking on a bevy of tasks to support their child's extracurricular activities. Whether they're sewing up a ripped uniform or baking cupcakes for a fundraiser, putting in tons of driving time to get to practices or games, or rooting their kiddo on from the bleachers, sports moms deserve a round of applause and lots of support from their loved ones for their serious commitment of time, energy, and heart. 

The holiday season presents the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to their efforts with gifts that are sure to make their hearts soar. From tees with the perfect slogan they're sure to relate to multipurpose, functional gifts they can bring to games or on the road or even the perfect insulated water bottle to stay hydrated on the go, there are a gazillion options for the on-the-go, huge-hearted moms who are always there for athletically inclined kiddos. 

Here are 20 winning gift ideas any sports mom is sure to love.