Ah, the joys of the holiday season: carolers, menorahs, sleigh bells, and last minute shopping for gifts. While we’d never presume that you, faithful listeners, have fallen behind on your shopping, each year at Only A Game we hope to relieve the holiday stress by giving you gift ideas for that special sports-loving-someone-you-forgot. So, whether you’ve been naughty or nice, check out the 17th Annual Only A Game Holiday Gift Guide!
Any fan will tell you that football season isn’t just about watching grown men toss the pigskin, it’s about watching grown men cook various pig parts as well. John T. Guseman’s Driveway Chef’s Cookbook for the Football Season represents the perfect marriage between football fan and football chef with 68 deep-friend recipes inspired by each of the 32 NFL teams. Check it out here.
Looking for a great way to get fit? Always wanted to do one of the hardcore boxing workouts you saw in the Rocky movies? Well, don’t get tripped up by a jump rope ever again, try the JumpSnap —the jump rope sans rope! The JumpSnap’s talking feature will report all the statistics of your workout, motivational quotes not yet included. Perfect for fitness enthusiasts often on the go, or klutzes who trip over their shoelaces.
Welcome to 2009 where a mere blanket just can’t provide for all of your body-warmth needs. Snuggies to the rescue! For the uninitiated (and hopelessly out of touch), the Snuggie is a blanket with sleeves that allows for arm movement without leaving your appendages freezing in the cold. Snuggie home base has recently upped the ante by providing fans with officially licensed college-branded Snuggies, and just in time for the holidays! How did our bare arms ever survive before? The perfect gift for your couch potato college football fan: The Collegiate Snuggie.
For sports fans who like to celebrate Christmas with a more religious bent, check out these sports-themed rosaries. There’s nothing like praying for a Hail Mary while saying your Hail Marys!
Hebrew Baseball Caps
Sports fans looking for great Hanukkah gifts need look no further! For the Jewish Baseball fan in your life, check out these officially licensed Hebrew Baseball Caps. Sure beats buying that pamphlet on Great Jewish Sports Heroes.
The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf
While you may not have, ahem, forgotten to grab a gift for your golf-loving hubby, we do have a perfect gift idea for every golf fan on your list. While it may be difficult to get out on the greens during the winter, anyone can practice their putting with the Miniature Book of Miniature Golf. Check out Bill playing the first hole. Warning: it’s not pretty.
Sports Propaganda Art
During the holidays you already have so many people demanding your time. Well, add Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to the list. Every baseball fan has posters of their favorite team on their walls, but how many proclaim their loyalty by displaying propaganda posters featuring their favorite athletes? Get your baseball fan a sports propaganda poster (think Rosie the Riveter meets Mets third-baseman David Wright) so they can showcase their true fandom. Bill and the OAG team investigated the roots of this propaganda, check out the video!
Sports Mr. Potato Head
For decades parents have mystified themselves by buying plastic potatoes with interchangeable facial features for their children. Now, you can confuse yourself doubly by getting all the sports fans on your list Mr. Potato Heads customized to showcase their favorite teams!
Strat-o-Matic Baseball Negro League Card Set
Plunge the stat-infatuated fan on your list ever-deeper into the Land of Baseball Make-Believe with Strat-o-Matic’s (the original fantasy baseball league) Negro League Baseball Card set. Baseball fans can now right the wrongs of the past and play their favorite Negro League Hall of Famers against the competition they were denied!
Chico’s Bail Bonds t-shirt
Always wanted to be the coolest kid on the block? You may still not get the motorcycle, but you can at least look like Kelly Leak with the Chico’s Bail Bonds t-shirt!
The Super Bowl Opus
Looking for a great gift for a football fan on your list? What’s better than an 800-page book that features over 1,400 photos and a pain-staking look back at all 40 Super Bowls? How about an 800-page book featuring over 1,400 photos and pain-staking look back at all 40 Super Bowls signed by every living Super Bowl MVPs? That’s what we thought. Check out The Super Bowl Opus.