With the NBA season starting and the holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about some gifts to get your basketball fan.
Here I will focus on the 17-time champion Boston Celtics, starting with stocking-stuffers and working my way up to the gifts they will jump out of their seat for:
10. 2007-2008 NBA Champions: Boston Celtics (DVD)
This item is spectacular viewing for any fan to revisit a season in which the Celtics returned to glory after a 22 year drought. The best part is this is a $25 item that Amazon is selling for only $4.19. How can you pass this up?
9. Celtics Team Crew Socks
These green and white socks display the true Celtics colors, and you can’t get better value at only $5. Everyone loves fun socks, so make sure to add these to your list no matter what. You won’t go wrong.
Celtics Team Crew Socks [Green] | Top Sellers | Celtics Store
8. adidas Celtics Authentic Reversible Knit Hat
Winter is upon us. What better way to keep your head warm than with a wool hat? This hat sports a black color with Celtics symbol on one side and a grey color with a white shamrock and the words “BOSTON CELTICS” on the other.
adidas Celtics Authentic Reversible Knit Hat | Hats | Celtics Store
7. You Got Rondo’d T-Shirt
I first saw this unique T-shirt while watching a Celtics home game last season and knew immediately I had to have it. If Rajon Rondo is the favorite player of the one you’re buying for, then surprise them with this rare gem.
You Got RONDO’d T-Shirt – SULLY’S
6. Jared Sullinger Replica Jersey
When shopping for a player jersey, you want to make sure to purchase a player that will be with the team for at least a few years so the item doesn’t become obsolete so quickly. I recommend last year’s first round draft choice Jared Sullinger. He is young and a hard worker, and I can foresee him sticking around for a while.
NBA Boston Celtics Jerseys – ESPNShop.com
5. adidas Celtics Pre Game Full Zip Hooded Jacket
This stylish green sleeved/grey body jacket is not only nice looking but it comes with a hood for extra warmth. The best part is this is a new item so not many people are going to have it yet and it’s fewer than eighty bucks!
adidas Celtics Pre Game Full Zip Hooded Jacket | Apparel | Jackets | Celtics Store
4. Larry Bird Autographed Basketball
If your loved one collects memorabilia, they will want to add this basketball to their collection, signed by one of the greatest Celtics to ever play the game. Unbelievably, this ball is half off right now and is an absolute steal at $189. Don’t miss out on this one.
Larry Bird Autographed Spalding Zi/O Excel Brown Basketball – Basketballs Memorabilia
3. Brick from Original Boston Garden
This is the “coolest” gift on the list. To give this to someone just shows how awesome you really are. Yes, it’s just a brick but it’s also history. This brick was part of the house that Bill Russell dominated, where Havlicek stole the ball, and Larry Bird became a legend. I can’t think of any piece of memorabilia that would have better value at $99. This item also can serve a dual purpose for any Boston bruins fans.
Authentic Brick From the Original Boston Garden with Nameplate
2. Bill Russell Autographed Photo
This beautiful black and white 16×20 photograph is signed by the man who has won more titles than any other player in history ― Bill Russell. This Celtic icon was as dominant a shot blocker and rebounder as the world has ever seen. He doesn’t sign a lot of autographs so this is a great item to have hanging on a wall. It’s an action shot and it truly captures the era in which he played.
Bill Russell Autographed 16×20 Photograph
1. Tickets for 1/26/14 at TD Garden
Two tickets to this game would be the gift of the year. This is no ordinary game. This is the Brooklyn Nets coming to town for the first time with former Celtics greats Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. It will be an emotional evening and if there was any game to go to this year, then this would be it. Two court-side seats in the 3rd row will cost you $552 each, but that is fair value considering where the seats are and who they are playing.
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets [01/26/2014] Tickets on StubHub!