The holiday season is quickly approaching.
Before we know what hit us, it’ll be time to begin spending hours upon hours rummaging through department stores and websites in search of that special gift for a loved one or even yourself.
To a sports fan, this time-honored tradition can’t come any faster. With a plethora of memorabilia and collectibles out there, it can sometimes be daunting to start a gift search.
Here are ten different gift ideas if your intended recipient is a Boston Red Sox fan:
1) Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Hat – Lids – $10
Yes, the 100th anniversary of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark may have occurred during the 2012 season, but that doesn’t mean you cannot still take pride in wearing this collectible hat. As an added bonus, Lids is currently selling these hats for less than the cost of a hot dog and beer.
2) iPhone Case – Amazon – $20
Nothing is worse than spending hundreds of dollars on an expensive phone, just to drop it, breaking it in the process. Cases can be a lifesaver for only a fraction of the price of the actual phone. Why not show off your Sox pride while you’re at it?
3) 7-time World Series Championship Blanket – FootballFanatics – $35
Stay warm during the winter months with this flashy, triple-layered throw blanket.
4) #GetBeard T-Shirt – MLB – $28
Beards have become the new fad in Boston. What better way to show off your love for the Red Sox than to walk around in this nifty shirt, which sports the beards of each player?
5) Shot Glass (Set of 4) – Chowdaheadz – $20
Even for the non-drinker these are a logical gift. They’re flashy, decorative, and relatively inexpensive.
6) Boston Red Sox 1903 9×12 Baseball Photo Plaque – Overstock.com – $23
Not only is this the first Red Sox team to win the World Series, but also the first team in all of baseball to do so. This gift cannot go wrong with any fan.
7) Holiday Wreath Ornament – Chowdaheadz – $4
On sale for $4 (normally $9), your recipient will think of you every holiday season as they walk past this wonderful decoration.
8) Essential Games of Fenway Park 6-Disc DVD Set – FootballFanatics – $60
This is more intended for the die-hard fan, or a seasoned vet of the game who wishes to relive the days of yesterday. Included in the set is the 1999 MLB All-Star game and Game 6 of the 1976 World Series vs. the Cincinnati Reds.
9) Authentic Fenway Park Seat – eBay – $750
Perfect for the fan who has a well-established collection and is looking for that last flawless item.
As is typical with eBay, bidding won’t last long. However, it’s not uncommon for similar chairs to pop up on the site once or twice a month.
10) Baseball Case with Authentic Game-Used Dirt – SteinerSports – $50
Saving the best for last! This is simply a beautiful piece that anyone of any age would appreciate. What better way to protect your autographed baseballs than by placing them in this hand-made cherry wood protector?