Gifts for Hockey Fans

February 18, 2014    |    By +
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Ice hockey may have originated in Canada, but there are plenty of Americans who enjoy watching, playing or coaching this fast-paced sport. This week, with the U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team advancing to a gold medal match and the unbeaten men’s team preparing for a quarterfinal, hockey is enjoying a skyrocketing popularity. The regular hockey season runs until April, so even past the Olympics, there is still plenty of time to shop for the hockey fan in your life. Here are a few gift suggestions:

For the dapper dresser, a pair of hockey rink cufflinks ($80) will add the perfect sporty touch to a starched shirt. Each stainless steel and enamel cufflink is a miniature replica of a hockey rink. Even its colors match regulation hockey rink colors!

 

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Is your hockey fan more of a grill master? Then he or she will love this hockey BBQ set ($59.95). Made from stainless steel and actual retired hockey sticks, the fork, tongs and spatula are designed by a Massachusetts-based artist and are sure to be the talk of the party.

 

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For inspiration, there’s nothing better than envisioning the thrill of the ice. Hang this wall mural ($79) in a hockey fan’s room. Or, have him or her join a favorite team with a jersey on this personalized print ($54.50). Three jerseys feature current players, while the fourth will be your hockey fan’s name and favorite number.

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Here’s another fun fact: During the course of an average game, some players can lose as much as five to eight pounds, most of which is water weight. Keep your giftee hydrated and hoisting his own Stanley Cup with this Stanley Classic one-hand mug ($30). Unlike the Stanley Cup, this one is to keep, no need to give it back next year!

 

 

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Check out Gifts.com for other gift ideas for sports fans.

Jennifer Glatt is a content strategist, copywriter and travel writer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s also a wife and mom, book club aficionado (her club reads wine labels), serial cross-country mover and lover of good pens. She has never opted to open a gift “on time” if she could open it early without being fussed at.

 



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