In recent times, dark days have befallen the Cleveland Indians.
Regardless, fans hang on to the hope that maybe next year will be the beginning of a new era. This season, hopes are rightfully rising: The Tribe finished only a game behind the Tigers in the AL Central. To maintain their excitement through the offseason, see below to find the perfect holiday gift for the Indians fans in your life.
This list of 10 gifts is subdivided into conventional and unconventional gifts in order of increasing awesomeness. First the conventional gifts.
Baseball fans take any and all opportunity to proclaim allegiance to their favorite team. This pennant lets Indians fans do just that: great for hanging on a wall, in front of the house, or off a car during a tailgate party.
Indians fans can reaffirm their love of the Tribe each time they — or one of their friends — reaches for a cool one. Holds 2.25 gallons or 10 cans — a great way to proudly display fealty to the Indians during the hot summer months.
A favorite symbols of sports fans, hats are comfortable, stylish, and offer protection from the sun’s rays — which is, honestly, a problem in Cleveland for only about 3 days per year. This traditional blue Indians hat is a welcome addition to any fan’s wardrobe.
This traditional replica jersey is a great complement to the hat, though considerably more expensive. Great for year-round wear or a trip to Progressive Field.
The greatest conventional gift of all for any Indians fan is a paid-for trip to the ballpark. The more trips, the better. While a true fan’s love of the Indians knows no limits, your willingness to finance these trips might — season tickets can run in excess of $6,000.
Now for the list of unconventional gifts, good for a laugh or surprise.
Indians BBQ Set
For fans who brave the open flame before the game, charring meat and morsel to grilled perfection for friends and family. During these dazzling culinary displays, it’s easy to lose sight of the reason for the gathering: The Indians. This BBQ set will remind all of the true reason for the get-together.
Because it’s never too early to clothe the youngest members of the family in Indians gear, this pair of coveralls — with the Indians logo — is perfect for a family with a newborn. This screams, “My parents love the Indians and I will too!”
Indians Garden Gnome
Not only does the gnome proudly let passersby know which Ohio team a household is rooting for, but it also displays the temperature. Not proven to scare Reds fans away, but it can’t hurt.
Baseball Bat Rockers
The only drawback to this big-ticket rocker made of baseball bats is that it makes no mention of the Cleveland Indians. Customize for your Cleveland fan by adding an Indians throw.
Used Base Stool
Another big-ticket item, this stool allows fans to sit on an actual base trodden by MLB players. An interesting piece of memorabilia — and quite a conversation piece — this stool will be the best seat in the house for cheering the Indians on to victory.