This is time of year when people are getting out the decorations from of the attic or basement to show off their festive spirit.
The traditional decor is great. But for you fans that live and breathe sports, here are 10 great items that you can purchase to show your support for your team:
Walter Payton Keepsake Ornament: What would be “sweeter” than trimming the tree with one of the best NFL running backs of all time? Hallmark has released Payton this year just in time for the holidays. The ornament is 2.25x5x3 and Walter is wearing the Bears’ midnight blue jersey, and it sells for $17.95. Other figures you can get at Hallmark’s website are Baltimore Ravens’ Michael Oher, Cleveland Browns’ Scott Fujita, and, for you hockey fans, a Buffalo Sabers’ Ryan Miller ornament.
MLB Holiday Village: Any holiday village set needs to have a monument for their sports team. At MLB.com, there are four teams: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Philadelphia Phillies. The house has the team logo all over and has a snowman and Christmas tree. Each house is officially licensed from Major League Baseball and is priced at $21.99
NHL Season’s Greetings Holiday Wood Sign: Hockey may be on strike, but the love for your team doesn’t have to be this holiday. Windcraft has produced these hardboard wood signs with team graphics that has a matte-finish laminate top. Dick’s Sporting Goods sells them on its site for $24.99. The sign is perfect for your front door.
NFL Holiday Team Rug: NFL.com has team rugs with a holiday theme for your home. The 32×46 rug has the team logo in the middle that is surrounded by snowflakes. This would be a perfect addition to your fan cave or right at the front door since the rug is made of 100-percent Stainmaster fiber to protect from everyday wear. The team rug sells for $79.99.
San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Champions Ornament: This is a perfect gift for any San Francisco Giants fan who is on your shopping list. The Bradford Exchange sells this ornament that has a replica of the World Series trophy on top that is resting on home plate. The home plate has a picture of the Giants celebrating their championship. The bottom of the ornament has a baseball with the year “2012” on it and is in front of two crisscrossed bats. It is a bit pricey with a selling tag of $34.99 but for any diehard Giants fan, it is a small price to pay.
NHL Santa Hat: You can take a break from your traditional cap for a NHL-themed Santa hat. The switch would serve many functions. One reason is that is a bit warmer than a baseball cap. Plus, if you dress up as Santa you will stand out from the rest of the other St. Nicks. Forever Collectibles has this hat at NHL.com for $19.99.
NBA Holiday Stocking: Just like the Santa hat, why not take a break from the red and white colors and get a stocking with your favorite NBA team on it? Forever Collectibles created a 100-percent polyester stocking that dons the team’s logo and colors. If you want to show your team’s spirit to Santa above the chimney this year, all you need is to pay $19.99.
NFL Gift Bag & Wrapping Paper: The old adage is it is better to give than receive. With that in mind, why not go the extra mile and wrap a gift in with your friend’s favorite football team’s logo on it? Pro Specialties makes a set of two medium gift bags and three packs of wrapping paper with the team’s logo. I have to say when I saw this I thought I would love to get a gift wrapped in some 49ers wrapping paper. Check out Amazon.com, and you can pick up the set for $17.99.
NCAA Candy Cane Ornament Set: We can’t forget you college sports fans. Instead of ornaments, you can trim the tree with candy canes that have your favorite college logos and teams name on them. Target sells a pack of six candy canes for $14.99. These candy canes are made of plastic.
NCAA Snowman Family Pillow: Keeping with the college theme, Fanatics.com has snowman decorative pillows. Each 18-inch pillow has a list price of $24.99 and has 3D snowmen on top of the pillow decked out in your favorite college logo and colors. On each pillow there are three snowmen. All are wearing scarves and hats while the middle snowman has a logo on its stomach. This is perfect for your fan cave that adds a bit of the holiday spirit.