Though the city is known more for debt ceilings and dirty politics lately, one aspect of Washington D.C. continues to unite the capital city’s water coolers: Washington Nationals baseball.
The Nats may not be in the pennant race this season, but plenty of fans are already counting down the days until they can “Ignite Their Natitude” at spring training.
If you’re shopping for one of these D.C. baseball lovers this holiday season, steer clear of the hats and jerseys and check out these more unique gift selections instead:
Mascot Visits: Hit a home run with your Nats Little Leaguers by booking a surprise classroom or party visit from Screech or the Racing Presidents mascots. Pricing and availability varies, so plan their appearance well in advance.
“Teddy” Hand Puppet: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is still the Capital City’s favorite underdog, and the future of the foam finger is questionable thanks to Miley Cyrus. Promote your presidential pride at games with a Teddy hand puppet instead.
Monument Artwork: This sophisticated Nationals artwork honors its historic Washington monuments while adding to the aesthetic of any man cave.
Wind Chimes: Don’t be a fair weather baseball fan; let your neighbors hear your Natitude every time the wind blows with Nationals wind chimes.
Crocs: Help your Washington devotee walk around the ballpark in comfort and style with this unisex, all ages Nats footwear.
Mini Bat: Commemorative mini bats are great for home display, inspiration (see “A Few Good Men”), batting practice, self-defense … the list goes on. Every baseball aficionado needs one.
Mason Jar: Moonshine might be outlawed, but a logo-emblazoned mason jar can help your fan enjoy his or her favorite ball game concoction legally in the nation’s capital.
“Game Used” Gifts: If your Nats supporter is in search of something more sentimental, check out “game used” cufflinks, wallets, or bottle openers created from actual baseballs and bats used at Nationals Park.
Don’t Forget Fido: Your favorite baseball fan is still worthy of a gift even if he barks for Bryce Harper. Throw him a bone this holiday season with a Washington Nationals bandana or collar.
Charity: Rather than shop for a souvenir for a service-minded fan, consider making a donation in his or her name to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation or one of its initiatives. Your dollars will go much further helping to create a new generation of little rascals!