Seattle Seahawks fans are… well, devoted, to say the least. They brave driving rain, deafening noise, and constant disrespect from what seems like the entire NFL, and proudly defend their home team.
It is, after all, all about the 12th man.
So in light of this unwavering devotion, here are 10 gift ideas for the Hawks fan in your life.
As any true Seahawks fan knows, Marshawn Lynch has an affinity for Skittles. He is often seen eating them on the sidelines during games, and fans have taken to throwing Skittles on the field whenever Lynch scores a touchdown. Back when he was a kid, Marshawn’s mother would give him handfuls of Skittles before his games, calling them his “power pellets”. The tradition stuck, and Skittles have remained part of Marshawn Lynch’s entire football career.
So get your Seahawks fan some power pellets of their own. After all, 12th Man Power isn’t just relegated to noise!
Speaking of noise, part of the legend of Seahawks Stadium (CenturyLink Field) is the insane noise level. The stadium currently holds the Guinness World Record for crowd noise, and it is something visiting teams have come to dread.
Seahawks fans are also used to taking a lot of heat from fans of other teams. Simply put, Seattle does not get the respect it deserves (though if some of those naysayers checked out Seattle’s stats this year, they may be inclined to shut their traps!)
So in honor of both of these facets of Seahawks fandom, get your 12th Man a pack of earplugs, to protect those eardrums from 136 decibels of crowd ruckus, as well as to drown out the haters who won’t give the proper respect.
3. RG3 Voodoo Doll*
Okay, so I don’t know if this actually exists, but I’m sure you creative types could concoct something.
Robert Griffin III is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins, and many a Seahawks fan are sick to death of hearing announcers yammer on and on about his greatness. Russell Wilson is arguably a better quarterback, and yet does not get the same attention and respect for some reason.
So if the Seattle super-fan in your life is sick of all the RG3-worship, a voodoo doll may just do the trick! Let’s get Russell Wilson the national respect he deserves, shall we?
(May also be used for Colin Kaepernick, for the same reasons.)
*Please don’t use the voodoo doll to wish harm on anyone, though. Let’s play nice, shall we?
4. Rival Team Serving Dishes
While Seahawks fans are universal in their home team love, they differ in the rival team they particularly despise. (For my fan, his hatred is geared toward the 49ers.) Get your fan a set of rival team serving dishes to use during game time. Sort of a symbolic diss during games!
5. Body Pillow With Rival Jersey
As with the rival team dishes, get your Hawks fan a body pillow and dress it up in the jersey of their particularly hated team or player. This can serve as the ultimate stress-reliever during games, beating up the pillow as a symbolic whooping to the other team.
This gift can alternatively be used as a comfort item by dressing the pillow in a Seahawks jersey. Wishful snuggling, perhaps? You know, whatever floats their boat!
6. Seahawks Winter Gear
It’s cold in Seattle during football season. And it rains. A lot. So help the super-fan in your life stay warm while losing their voice shouting at the visiting team. It’s not terribly creative, but it’s practical. And remains useful even in the off-season in Seattle’s year-round temperate climate.
7. Seahawks Snuggie
Or rather than being thoughtful and practical, you could be obnoxious and get the fan in your life a Seahawks Snuggie. Because nothing says home team support more than a blanket with sleeves, amiright?
And hey, it converts into a pillow! Truly the best of both worlds.
8. Baby Gear
Is the fan in your life expecting? There are oodles of gift ideas, including maternity tops; onesies and pajamas; baby strollers (available in various colors); even baby bottles. The list goes on!
Start that baby off right; make sure he or she is fully decked out to show Seahawks love.
9. Cell Phone Case
Help your Seahawks fan protect their phone and show their team pride simultaneously. Cell phone cases are available for all makes and models of phones, including iPhone, Samsung, and even flip phones. There are many styles to choose from to personalize to the taste of the diehard Hawks fan in your life.
10. Punching Bag
The Seahawks are doing really well so far this year, but let’s face it, that isn’t always the case. Between inexplicable playoff losses and constant disrespect from other team’s fans, it’s not always easy being devoted to the Seahawks, and there are times when you need to let off a little… frustration.
So help your 12th Man blow off some home team stress with a Seahawks Tackle Buddy punching bag. Because let’s face it, it’ll come in handy!