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The holidays are upon us and no matter what religion you celebrate, there are a few unifying traditions. One of them is gifts. I am someone who likes to buy unique gifts — not whatever the hot holiday item is.
As a loyal baseball fan, I’ve seen and purchased my fair share of fun sports-themed items. But if you’re looking for something a little more personal than tickets to a game or a Twins T-shirt, I’ve got your list.
I’ve done some “research” compiling a list of the top five unique gifts for the baseball lover in your life.
5. MLB Jersey Ornaments
These jerseys are 3 inches tall and can be personalized to include your name on the back. There is one problem — only 10 MLB teams are in production, and the Twins are not one of them. The ornaments are $13 each.
4. Baseball Glove Chair
One of the most popular places at Target Field is the giant Golden Glove outside Gate 34. With this oversized chair, you can revel in that excitement year round. Or even better — set it up in front of your TV and watch Twins games from it. The chairs sell for $105 – 130 each.
3. Personalized Sports Robe
Every day you can “suit up” before you get your suit on to go to work. These robes are made to replicate MLB, NBA, NFL, college, etc, jerseys — complete with pinstripes. The Twins robe has the red lettering on the front, Minnie & Paul patch on the sleeve and for a little extra, you can get your name & number on the back. The robes cost $160 or $190 for customized.
2. Bronze Batter Wine Holder
You have to admit – it’s a talker. The statue will take up less than a foot of counter space on your bar. To knock this gift out of the park, package a gift of wine with it. The statue is $50.
1. Rare Harmon Killebrew game worn jersey.
I know this is the big kahuna. The jersey is one of three Washington Senators jerseys still around that Harmon wore in 1959 — two years before the team moved to Minnesota. With a $10,000 starting bid, you likely won’t be giving or receiving this whopper of a gift. But, let’s for a moment pretend.
OK, the moment is over.
If you’re looking for a gift that will last the test of time, make it a memory. Spend a day with your family or friends at a game or playing catching in the back yard. Gifts aside, we all know they’re not what makes this time of year special… but they do make it a lot more fun.
*The Twins Blog does not endorse or sponsor any of these items. Nor has it purchased or vouched for any of the items quality. Always do your research before purchasing items off the Internet.