If you have someone on your holiday shopping list that is a fan of the 49ers there many great gifts out there. For those who don’t know too much about the 49ers I will act as your personal shopping assistant. Here are ten great gift ideas that any 49ers fan will love to see under the tree.
49ers T-Shirts from Junk Food Tees
Just like the unique company name, Junk Food Tees is a site that has a wide variety of 49ers T-shirts, pants, sweaters and more for men and women. The clothing is different from the normal styles you see everyone else wearing from regular department stores. Not only are the clothes special in their design, but are very comfortable as well, which is perfect for watching a game on Sunday. With prices ranging from $20 to $40 these shirts and pants will not break your holiday budget.
49ers Autographed Helmets
Perfect for the den or the office is an autographed 49ers mini helmet. Buyers beware though, there are a few sites that seem suspect and might make you question the authenticity of the autograph. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. One trusted site in autograph memorabilia is Steiner Sports. You might pay a bit more, but each helmet comes with a certificate of authenticity. This site does have helmets with signatures of current 49ers players like Frank Gore and retired players like the great Joe Montana. The money you spent will be well worth it when they open up a helmet with their favorite player’s name on it.
After the holiday season there will still be NFL games to be played. Why not give your 49ers fan tickets to an actual game? Just like autographed helmets, when buying NFL tickets you need to watch out for sites selling fake tickets. Ticketmaster is the official ticket sponsor for the NFL. So to remove any doubt go to that site to get authentic tickets to a game.
Nike Custom 49ers Shoes
If the person on your gift list is a fan of the NFL and a sneakerhead, this will be the perfect gift for them. Since Nike took over as the official NFL outfitter, they have stepped up the game on football footwear for NFL fans. Using the Nike ID shoe program, you can actually customize your own shoe with the 49ers colors. You will be able to create your own signature shoe which is pretty cool. I made my own version of some Nike shoes with the colors of the 49ers. I get compliments on them all the time.
No matter what the sport is, a fan will always want to show off their team pride. I have seen many neighbors sport a flag o f their favorite sports team in front of their house. These 49ers flags come in all shapes and sizes. Some are meant to be displayed inside and some for the outside. Either way 49ers fans can show off their team allegiance in style.There are some great flags and banners at the 49ers official online store.
NFL Hall of Fame Fan Package
Each year the NFL starts off the preseason with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. That weekend is filled with the enshrinement of that year’s Hall of Fame class, autograph sessions, and so much more. The NFL creates packages for that weekend. This is one of the best experiences an NFL fan can take part in and will build memories for a lifetime.
The cool thing about the Hall of Fame is that there are many 49ers players that are in the Hall of Fame that come back during that ceremony. My friend, who is a San Francisco fan too, saw Steve Young a few years back at the Hall of Fame celebration and got an autograph. It was an experience he will always remember.
49ers Stadium Tour
If 49ers tickets will not work due to scheduling conflicts there is another way a 49ers fan on your gift list can get up close and personal with the team. A tour of either the current stadium or their new one will be an excellent gift. Those tours are fun and informative and you can learn more about the team. These tours give a real inside look into the team’s locker room, training facility, and other aspects of the team a fan rarely gets to see. Stadium tours cost a lot less than game tickets, which will help not break the bank. So if you want to be nostalgic or look to the future check out the 49ers website for tour packages.
I have a few 49ers jerseys. From all-time greats like Jerry Rice and Steve Young to present players like Frank Gore, I am usually sporting a 49ers jersey on game day. There are some jerseys that I don’t wear because it is signed by a player or it is a limited edition. That was why I purchased a few shadow boxes for myself. These jersey display cases are usually made of hardwood and give off an elegant appearance. This case is a great way to showcase an autographed or memorable 49ers jersey. These shadow boxes are great for a fan cave. To save money don’t buy the jersey that is already in a case. You can pick up a shadow box at most craft stores and put the jersey of your choice in the case.
One of the best parts of watching an NFL game is the food and drinks. When my friends and I get together we have a few cocktails or beers while watching the game. One of my friends got a few 49ers personalized mugs from the Pottery Barn for his birthday. These mugs were awesome. I would definitely want a set for my own house. The prices on the mugs can range from $18 to $24. These mugs will make a perfect stocking stuffer.
49ers Phone Case
Probably the most practical gift on this list. Not only will you show off your team spirit, but the case will protect your phone. NFL.com has a wide range of 49ers cases made for different types of phones such as an iPhone or a Galaxy S4. The phone case will allow your 49ers fan to take his or her team with them wherever they go. At a cost around $25 dollars you could get one for each NFL fan on your list.