We all have those sports fans in our lives that aren’t just fans … they are “superfans.”
They are so fanatical that they own signed jerseys, season tickets to every home game, and can recite scores, stats, dunks, blocks, and name each player’s favorite food at the drop of a hat. This creates a problem for the well-intentioned holiday gift-giver.
Shopping for presents is tough business all on its own; shopping for your favorite NBA fan is a different ball game entirely. Gift-buying gets tricky when the state you live in has only one professional sports team. In my case, it is the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ninety percent of Oklahomans own at least one Thunder accessory whether they are basketball fans or not. This narrows the list from “she’ll love this t-shirt” to “she has this already.”
Never fear, there are options that will certainly please the most hardened of Thunder fans.
OKC Thunder Stilettos
Yes, there is a website that creates custom-made heels for the NBA lady fans. These shiny crystal-encrusted kicks have been quite the buzz amongst female fans in Oklahoma. Tall and sexy, not a pair of these shoes has been spotted out and about yet, which is all the more reason that they are likely on your gal’s wish list.
Everyone loves to be comfy and this snuggie is a game-changer. The OKC “slanket” (blanket with sleeves) is an item that many fans may not even know exists. Basketball season is cold and sofa relaxation is a must while watching the big game. Reward your hard-working fan with something he can slip into after a long day at work.
Christmas Ornaments OKC style
There is nothing better than decking out your holiday tree with ornaments that promote team spirit. Many people are in the habit of giving an ornament each year to loved ones and this gift won’t disappoint. The Thunder fan in your life can build a collection and you will be satisfied knowing you gave the perfect gift that will make the holidays even more special.
Just like Kevin Durant, these undies will score points. Women know that what’s underneath is important. Superstition is a major player in sports and having the right panty may help the Thunder to the playoffs.
Babies love the Thunder
Sports-related items are a must for every Thunder parent whether they are expecting or have a newborn OKC fan. There is nothing better than outfitting your youngster in an ensemble that displays team pride, even if they don’t know how proud they are yet.
Thunder Phone Case
It’s common nowadays to have a fancy cell-phone cover. The NBA makes no exception when offering this Thunder phone snap-on that will not only protect everyone’s favorite necessity, but will send the perfect message to that Miami Heat fan.
A game room isn’t complete without your favorite team’s logo on the floor. This rug is not only heavy-duty, but it is also easy to clean and makes for the perfect accessory to Thunder memorabilia. I’ve seen this first-hand in a friend’s fantastic game room and I guarantee it will make every Thunder fan proud when having guests over for a game.
Rumble the Thunder Mascot
Who wouldn’t love to meet Rumble? He’s the mascot and head bison in charge of all things Thunder. Surprise your favorite fan with a visit from the one and only Rumble himself. He’s large and in charge at every home game and will be sure to deliver excitement to that certain someone on your holiday list.
All fans love sporting a personalized jersey. Do you have a “Ms. Westbrook” in your life? These jerseys are exact replicas and made to order. One can be extra-fancy and have couple’s jerseys made. The sky is the limit on lettering. Sports couples have taken this idea to another level with catchy slogans.
There’s always that someone who doesn’t leave home without an adult sip to get through the day. This flask is perfect for fans. This is a slam-dunk for guys and gals alike.
Like many NBA teams, the OKC Thunder do not disappoint with the best gifts imaginable. A little ingenuity is all it takes to please the Thunder fan on your gift list. “Superfans” need more than a t-shirt or bumper sticker; go the extra mile and surprise them with something that will rock their NBA socks off.