JJB’s Christmas Shopping List!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (and for me, my absolute favorite.) Christmas is now less than three weeks away, so I figured it was time to unveil the JJB shopping list for the season, which has something for any sports fan (or yourself) on the list
Nike T90 Strike EPL/La Liga Replica Soccer Ball
This is one of the best balls I have ever used on the pitch, it is a solid replica of its much more expensive, authentic big brother The T90 Tracer (Clocking in at a hefty $120). Who wouldn’t want to play with a ball based on the ball used by the best leagues in pro soccer? And the best part? It rings in at the low cost of 24.99
Available at: Soccerpro.com, Soccer World (Canton, Rochester and Brighton)
Reebok NHL Player T Shirt
I own 4 NHL jerseys and one CCM throwback, so I can be the first to tell you that Hockey Jersey’s are a huge investment at $150 each, which means you REALLY need to love the team of player’s jersey that your buying, because you’ll be wearing that forever. So why not go for the cheaper alternative, get that hockey fan on your list an official Reebok NHL player shirt, they come in your team’s colors, can be had with any player, and are priced well at under $30. And if you order from ShopNHL.com, you can customize a shirt however you want it, ever wanted a black Todd Bertuzzi Red Wings t-shirt? They can do that; anything is a possible thanks to Reebok’s great personalization system. So go out, pick your favorite player, and wear your shirt with pride!
Available: NHL Shop, any local sporting goods store (limited selection in players)
Monopoly: NFL Edition
A twist on the classic board game, instead of properties, in this special NFL edition, you buy, build up and sell NFL franchises. A great game for board game enthusiasts and NFL fans, and is sure to be fun to kill time on those cold winter’s nights.
New Era 5950 Dog Ear
I first saw a 5950 Dog Ear in Winter 2008/09, and I decided I must have one, I now have two and wow am I happy with them. They resemble the traditional style of a 5950, but add fold down dog ear flaps, lined with warm wool and have a Velcro strap to keep you extra warm during the winter months, and for convenience the also fold up and Velcro on top of the hat for when your indoors, these are a bit more pricey than a standard 5950, but are fashionable AND keep you warm, a great investment on a college campus or if you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors.
Availability: Lids, Foot Locker, Champs
Mike Ditka Sweatervest
The coach of “Da Bears” was just as famous for his Sweater Vest and aviators as he was for his coaching style and Super Bowl, and thanks to a Chicago based website, you too can now have your very own 100% wool Bears sweater vest and remember the glory days of Ditka, Payton and The Super Bowl Shuffle. All you need is aviators and a big ol’ mustache
The Hockey News “Greatest Jerseys of All Time” issue
This was first published last year, and is a must for any hockey fan, I picked up a copy and was pleasantly surprised, it has the most recent uniform history for all 30 NHL teams and picks their favorite jerseys of the past and present, a perfect stocking stuffer and coffee table piece.
Availability: Any Book Store
Old Time Hockey Winter Hats
Want to keep warm from now until March while showing your team spirit? Old Time Hockey has the answer these uber-warm hats will let you wear your favorite teams colors in a festive, retro inspired style. These are available for all 30 NHL teams and will make sure that any Hockey fan on your list is happy and warm this Christmas.
Availability: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fansedge.com
Nike Soccer Team 1/4 Zip Fleece
, I have not seen one of these fleeces in person, but this Barcelona fleece is on my Christmas list this year. Nike makes excellent warm up/training gear and this should be no different. Considering Nike has Brazil, USA, Barca, Man U, and Arsenal amongst their clients, I’m sure you’ll find your or someone’s favorite team, these are a bit pricey, but a great investment as they are thin yet warm, and a great middle layer for the colder months.
Availability: SoccerPro.com, Soccer World
Forever Collectibles Team Santa Hat
Nothing shouts team spirit like wearing a Santa hat emblazoned with your favorite team’s logo during the holiday season, these make great gifts and are relatively inexpensive, they are fun, holiday-themed and a great, simple gift for anyone on your shopping list.
Availability: Target, Meijer, Internet
Well there you go, a Christmas shopping list that has something for any sports fan, good luck on Christmas shopping to everyone! – J