Sleigh bells ring are you listening, in the streets snow is glistening… ah it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is among us and hockey fans all over the world are in pure joy as they watch their favorite teams participate and compete for playoff presence. Chances are that if you are Canadian you know someone who is a hockey fan. It might be a family member, a friend, a co-worker, your boss etc. So what do you get the hockey fan for Christmas this year? There are so many options to choose from.
That’s where The Hockey Fanatic comes in. We’ve scoured high and low for some of the coolest hockey related gifts for the Hockey Fan in your life.
Top 10 Gifts for the Hockey Fan in Your Life – 2016 Edition
- Violent Gentlemen Apparel – https://violentgentlemen.com/. Former NHL tough guy George Parros has a vested interest in this company and they have some really cool merchandise. From Christmas sweaters to t-shirts you can get it all. However one of our favorite items is the Violent Gentlemen Blood & Sweat Tee. Respect the Code indeed. This T-shirt comes in black or white and can be had for $24. Not a bad choice for the hockey fan in your life.
- Some NHL Merchandise – http://shop.nhl.com/. The ultimate source for NHL merchandise is the NHL. Know the favorite team of your hockey fan? Shop from the largest assortment of officially licensed products from the NHL. You can always find a promo code and find that perfect gift for the hockey fan in your life. Our recommendation for this season: A Pittsburgh Penguin OYO Sports Full rink Set. $159.99.
- 2-in-1 play surface with clear ice bricks for fast-action play
- 681 pieces, full buildable rink
- Includes: 1 NHL Team player minifigure and 1 goalie mini figure, 1 water bottle, 2 pucks & 2 stands
- Measures approximately 15” x 22.5”
- Hockey Books – every year there are a number of great hockey books that come out just in time for the holiday season. 2016, is like no other. We recommended the following:
- 99 Stories of the Game – Wayne Gretzky and Kirstie McLellan Day. “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him. Available at bookstores near you or online at Amazon.
- My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book: Mostly Everything Explained About the Game – Sports illustrated Kids. With a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and cool graphics, My First Book of Hockey introduces readers to the basics. 48 pages of fun for the hockey fan who is in kindergarten or grade one.
- The Philadelphia Flyers at 50: The Story of the Iconic Hockey Club and its Top 50 Heroes, Wins & Events – Jay Greenberg. Is the hockey fan in your life a Flyers fan? Is so this book is for you. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers with this great book. 624 pages for the serious Flyers fan in your life. Available at Amazon $55.80.
- Centre Ice Hockey Package – never miss your favorite team’s next game with the Centre Ice package. Check your local cable provider for details. http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26371
- NHL Hockey Night Tin – how about a tin full of snacks for the big game? Available at Staples.ca, fans of Canadian NHL teams can get one of these cool “gift tins” and enjoy some snacks while watching their favorite team play. Price $71.99. Visit staples.ca.
- The Budweiser Goal Light – Goal-synced Budweiser Red Lights are changing the way Hockey Fans celebrate goals. Just connect your light to WiFi, use the Red Lights app to sync to your favourite cities, and your light will sound off every time a goal is scored! Get the big game experience at home, and celebrate with your friends like never before. Price: $159.99 plus shipping. http://shop.budweiser.ca/products/red-light
- Bubble Hockey Table from Super Chexx – this is a one of the greatest gifts that you can get for the true hockey fan in your life. An NHL licensed Super Chexx bubble hockey game for your basement or sports den. Pick any two NHL teams and have your very own arcade like bubble hockey game. Custom made and built to last. This gift is so cool that you might not see your favourite hockey fan for hours at a time. 34 handed painted NHL teams available. Custom NHL base, dasher and cabinet decals featuring primary and secondary logos. Pricing starting at $2,995 USD. http://www.bubblehockey.com/
- Personalized ‘Slap Shot’ Mini Hockey Stick – ok if the Bubble Hockey game is a little out of your league, check out these cool customized mini sticks. Handmade and monogrammed for free. Great to give out to the kids on your hockey team or as a party favour. Handmade from wood with laser engraving. The perfect gift for that hockey fan in your life! This mini hockey stick is made of a lightweight wood composite and great for decoration and for actual use for that small little hockey player. $32.72 Available at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/201628832/personalized-slap-shot-mini-hockey-stick
- Hockey Drill Book – looking for something for your favorite hockey coach? The best-selling hockey drill book returns, bigger and better than ever! Now with 500 drills for all aspects of the game, The Hockey Drill Book, 2nd Edition, is a must-have for every coach and player. Written by Dave Chambers who has more than 40 years at the junior, university, NHL, international and World Championship levels while being a 5-time coach of the year. $17.95 at www.icewarehouse.com.
- Raven Hockey Stick – ok so this gift is more for the young hockey fan or should we say hockey player in your life. Raven hockey sticks are made with the right flex for younger hockey players. Studies suggest that all hockey players should be using a stick with a Flex Rating that equals less than 50% of your their body weight. Raven produces sticks with Flex 20, Flex 30, Flex 40 or Flex 50. Raven has designed a color-coded system of Junior sticks for kids. Each stick is designed & engineered with a different length and flex rating to promote the proper flex & feel for kids. Available at various hockey shops and sporting goods stores near you. Prices vary but start at around $114.95 depending on where you buy them. http://www.ravenhockey.com/where-to-buy/
There are a lot of great gifts out there for the hockey fan in your life.