With December right around the corner, it’s once again time to take care of all of your holiday shopping. But what to get the local sports fan in your life?
With the coronavirus pandemic still keeping many families virtual, there’s never been a better year to take care of your shopping online, but it can still be tricky sorting through countless options.
To help ease your holiday stresses, use this gift guide for some fun options for fans of teams in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Good luck, and happy holidays!
1. Skate-shaped glass
This Capitals-themed hockey skate-shaped pint glass will be sure to get a laugh every time you pull it out for another beer.
2. Stanley Cup puck
This 2018 Stanley Cup crystal puck is filled with actual ice from the Capitals’ Cup-winning Final and is a must-add for any Caps fan.
3. Capitals gloves
Get cold in the arena but still want to support the Caps? Try these Capitals gloves that you can still use your phone through.
Washington Football Team
1. Rivera Strong t-shirt
What better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting head coach Ron Rivera in his fight against cancer? Rivera has been a steadying force in the organization despite undergoing a personal health battle, and the support of the franchise and its fans is a great way to keep his spirits high.
2. Alex Smith “Attitude is Free” gear
Speaking of supporting inspiring stories, Smith’s improbable comeback from a life-threatening injury is one of the greatest stories of this NFL season. Be sure to check out his entire line of apparel, including hats, t-shirts and more.
3. Terry McLaurin jersey
This one may be obvious, but that doesn’t make it a bad choice. Chances are, most Washington fans in your life have yet to fully restock their apparel since the team’s name change, and McLaurin is the best young rising star.
Don’t overthink this one.
1. Nationals bronze wine holder
For the wine fan in your life, consider a bronze holder designed to look like a batter ready to swing your favorite bottle of red.
2. Nationals “Sportula”
Getting the family together next summer (once it’s safe to gather again) to watch the game? Be sure to grill those burgers with a Nationals “sportula.”
3. Greatest plays coaster
These high-quality slate coasters highlight four of the greatest plays in Nationals history, a perfect conversation starter for your next house party.
1. Deni Avdija jersey
Support the Wizards’ newest member, first-round draft pick Deni Avdija, in his debut season in the nation’s capital. All Wizards jerseys can be found here.
2. Wizards tree topper
Add a little magic to your Christmas tree this season with a Wizards tree topper that will light up your whole family room.
3. Heritage banner
Honor the Wizards’ long history with a banner celebrating its past retro logos.
1. Lamar Jackson facemask
Even while social distancing and wearing your mask, you can still show off your love for your favorite player with this Lamar Jackson facemask.
2. Inflatable Ravens Santa Clause
Ridiculous? Maybe. But this seven-foot tall inflatable Ravens fan Santa Clause will be the talk of your neighborhood for years every holiday season.
3. Steak knives
There’s never a bad time to show off your fandom, including while preparing food in the kitchen. This set of steak knives will let everybody know where your loyalties lie.
1. Trey Mancini “F16ht” t-shirt
Mancini missed the 2020 MLB season during his own fight against colon cancer, and you can support his cause by purchasing a “F16ht” shirt of your own.
2. MLB.TV subscription
It remains to be seen how many MLB stadiums will be able to allow fans inside during the 2021 season, so since the fan in your life may not be able to see his team in person, make sure he can watch every inning of every game with MLB.TV.
3. Adley Rutschman shirsey (Delmarva)
Rutschman is the future face of the franchise in Baltimore, so show that you were a fan from the very beginning by rocking a Rutschman Delmarva Shorebirds t-shirt jersey.