Great Football Gifts
Green Bay Packers - Sports Themed Gifts
Sports themed gifts used to be an offering of a few novelty items. Today, we have a plethora of options from novelty to fully functional to even full wardrobe. Yes, guys and gals are able to fully don themselves day after day with a complete line up from head to toe. Even sleep wear runs the gamut from romantic to functional.
Sports themed gifts started out targeted to men only. Then the retailers realized the power of the pocket book of the female and their loyalty and the thousands of SKU's now available is mind boggling.
Interestingly, the NFL toaster was initially dismissed. And of course, that is one of the most popular gifts available today. For you see, to combine the love of your sports team with an every day needed item is a home run for both the consumer and the retailer.
One of the items perhaps not on your radar and not available in the stores is a hand made bracelet - hand crafted by veterans. That is a special gift with a special meaning and if you have no other take away today other than that item, the journey here was well worth your time and mine with promoting that special piece.
And while the baby items or hand crafted bracelets may not be on your shopping list this season, journey with us as we offer 10 great gifts from fun to functional for both men and women, something sure to please that special person on your shopping list.
Meaning of SKU
"SKU refers to a stock keeping unit, a unique identifier for each distinct product and service that can be purchased in business."
Green Bay Packer fans are loyal and true. From state to state, Green Bay Packer fans reside. Wisconsin is just their home base. I have been told that Arizona even has a bar dedicated to nothing but the Packers and the list goes on. Amazing tribute to a team that doesn't have their own cheerleaders (perhaps the only NFL team without cheerleaders) but it is no surprise to loyalist. Packer fans love the game and truly love their green and gold. Frugal and fun gifts are always the best gifts - five great items all under $15 for your Packer lover. Practical gifts such as the sunglasses, the fleece throw to the Packer socks (both men's and women's) to the decorative and fun parking sign to my personal favorites the night light. The Mr. Potato gift is a great gag gift sure to bring many smiles and laughs.
From personal adornments such as the Packer's sunglasses to the much loved and memorable toy - Mr Potato Head - there is something for everyone - even at night - I personally love the glass night lite.
Sports Theme Decal for Truck
Novelty Items Gifts Under $25Click thumbnail to view full-size
There are novelty items and there are novelty items that are fully functional. Both of these4 make great office gifts, fantastic stocking stuffers.
For the person who wears glasses or even the person with 20/20 vision who wears glasses, the eyeglass lanyard is a top pick.
The person who enjoys a joke or perhaps a gift for the office, do consider the Mr. Potato Head or even the dreaded and always laughable sock monkey.
From fun to functional, the supply is only limited by your imagination.
Green Bay Packers Night Light
Toast of the Town - Make a Real Impression Green Bay Packers Bread Toaster
If you can afford to extend your gift giving budget, you can literally be the toast of the town and make a big impression. Check out the Green Bay Packers toaster.
Green Bay Packers Toasters - Toasters Packers Emblem
This is simply too much fun for both children and adults alike. A toaster that leaves the toasted impression of the Packers logo. This would be my top pick for the price tag. Something that you can use every day and also celebrates your love of the team - this gift is sure to be a home run!
Socks and Laces
A client of mine purchased socks for her daughters - Green Bay socks but of course. Yet, there are more inexpensive gift options, why not consider the logoed laces - Packer green and gold. Of course, all NFL teams are available but you must shop early - these small times will run out the door!
Oh, this one only looks prices in the photo. It is not a shoe, it is a bottle opener designed in a shoe. For in Wisconsin and perhaps the world over, fans comes in all shapes, sizes and sex. Female fans abound and the marketplace has finally taken notice and offer this fun but fully functional bottle opener. Would could be better for a female who loves the Packers and also loves shoes!
Corporate America and American Football Teams - Packers As One Example
Yes, corporate offices throughout the State of Wisconsin are celebrating and will continue to celebrate their love of the Green Bay Packer team. The past Super Bowl wins lends credence to their pride and joy to this great Midwestern American football team. So loyalty among Packer fans run strong.
For instance, several Wisconsin corporate office showcase a Vince Lombardi famous quote right at their front entrance.
For you see the Packers are more than a team, they are an icon to admire - in good times and in bad.
In sports and in the corporate world, we all need to be reminded of the goal of working together and that is what the Packer's represent - a great team.
Safety & Construction GearClick thumbnail to view full-size
Show Team Spirit On the Work Site or Construction Field
The safety glasses and the construction hats offer both a safety product for the risk manager but also a true office piece of equipment.
Tying in sports with safety is a great idea to offer to your work team.
The Eyes Have It!
If you are seeking a fantastic corporate gift for your customers this holiday season, seek out the safety glasses with the Packer logo! My boss has Packer safety glasses and is the envy of the entire plant in Wisconsin.
At the manufacturing plant that I work at, we now have green and gold Fridays in celebration of the upcoming Packer Games. It takes the casual work day from blue jean boring to vibrant gold and green, adds to the team spirit. As one of my co-workers wisely stated - "Teamwork makes the Dream Work". The added green and gold clothing is fun for men and women alike.
If safety glasses are not a needed item, consider the eye glass lanyard - perfect for those with perfect eyesight too as these will fit any eye glasses - even sun glasses.
Green Bay Packers ChairClick thumbnail to view full-size
Speaking of corporate area, as a point aside, beyond our designated lane of frugal gifts, I must share with you an outstanding corporate executive gift - the sports themed leather office chair.
Green Bay Packers Office Chair
A die-hard Packers friend of ours who lives and works in Illinois has the high back Green Bay Packers Executive Chair! He travels from his corporate headquarters in Chicago-land faithfully to many of the Packers games. Just last week a friend of a friend was able to arrange to have him and his family go on the playing field. How they do that - I have no idea. All I know is the man with the big executive Green Bay Packers leather office chair was delighted. To be at the game, to be on the field and then return to the office to his beloved chair - that is the ultimate of all gifts but to be on the field - well that is priceless!
Gifts always create memories. Creating a connection by giving a gift of personal meaning is always deeply appreciated. From gifts under $15 to a toaster to an office chair to the ultimate gift of the experience of the game - give a gift of lasting memory to quote a commercial - it is priceless.
Sports Theme Aprons and Chef HatsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Friendly competition for the Bears Packers game has lead to a bet between two manufacturing plants - one in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Whomever looses, the Plant Manager must don the opposing team's apron and serve pizza to the shop and production workers! As a Wisconsin resident and Packer fan, I am anxious to see our Illinois Plant Manager don the Packer apron and serve us pizza here in Wisconsin!
Nightgown Lingerie Boxer Shorts and UnderwearClick thumbnail to view full-size
Functional and Fun Underwear and More
A running trend among my aging friends hitting the 50's and beyond is females love in funky lounge wear. I bought a pair of pajamas for the cougar print for a party. No, I did not wear the loud pajama bottoms! But then a sailing buddy of mine detailed when she was sick, she was in her zebra pajamas and she sent me a text message with a photo to prove it!
So the lounge wear for females, I believe will become a much bigger market in the next couple of years.
Meanwhile, take note, functional underwear does come with numerous sports theme design options!
If you didn't laugh at the "touch down" panties - you are mandated to take a break now. That one has to be bring a smile.
Hand Made by Heroes - Paracord Bracelets
About Hand Made by Heroes
"All of our bracelets are handmade by disabled US veterans through the Commoneo Project based in Colorado Springs. By buying one of our bracelets you are empowering our nation's veterans who receive the necessary job skills and employment needed to succeed."
"Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord when referring to type-III paracord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines."
- Handmade By Heroes | We supply goods which are custom made and designed in the USA.
We supply goods which are custom made and designed in the USA.
Hand Made Items
In our busy schedules, we appreciate hand made but often our lives do not allow the luxury of hand crafting something for your loved one. No worries, Etsy and eBay are here to help. Also, another lesser known (hopefully not for long) is a website devoted to helping our heroes - hand crafted paracord bracelets - a gift item that employs war heroes.
What is Paracord?
That was my question - I had never of this term but I have seen this rope and now that rope is available in a finely crafted bracelet - complete with the team logo of your choice!
More Hand Made Options
The list of hand made options is only limited by your imagination. Pinterest and Etsy have cornered the market on ideas generation but to give you a good start - take a look at a few of the offerings provided in the capsule below.
Classic Green and Gold Holiday WreathClick thumbnail to view full-size
More Hand Made Football Fan Ideas - Green Bay Packers ExampleClick thumbnail to view full-size
Hand Made Football Fan Gift Idea - BabyClick thumbnail to view full-size
Adorable Football Fans - Babies Decked in Green Bay Packer Gear
Sports Theme Baby Outfits - The Infant Football Fan
The outfits for babies are numerous and tiny in details but big in impact. Who cannot smile with these cherub faces and adorable hand crafted often crocheted outfits?
10 Different Types of Sports Themed Promotional Gifts
Type of Gift
Frugal Gift Idea
Apron / Chef Hat / Fashionista Apron
Socks Undwerwear Robes
Under $25/Robes over $25 Running Aroudn $85
Sun Glasses / Safety Glasses / Eyeglass Lanyards
Hand Made Wreaths/Postal Boxes/Needle Point Pins
Hand Made Baby
Socks and Laces
Under $25 - Top Choice
My Favorites Gift Picks
The Green Bay apron and robe have caught my eye for this season. The hand made glass ornament wreath has been on my wish list for some time and I feel I must hurry before the supply and selection disappears.
What I would to see offered and doesn't exist? I would like high quality enamel jewelry. An earring and necklace set would be dreamy. A NASCAR bracelet done in a high 2quality enamel would also complement my fashionista wardrobe.And a few others boutique designs in the realm of jewelry.
Best value gift? And best gift with a meaning - by far the paracord bracelet, hand crafted by heroes.
My vote for the goofiest was Mr Potato Head but then I saw the hand crocheted sock money hat! What a hoot! Watch out cheese heads, here comes the sock monkey hat!
Top NFL Football Game Plays
For fantastic game plays, be sure to check out the video below - nothing about gifts - all about the best of the best of the game.
NFL Trick Plays
Great Gift for Your Football Fan - NFL Infrared Heaters
Your Favorite Sports Theme Gift?
Have you given or perhaps been the recipient of a sports theme gift? IF so, please share with us the details. What did you particular like?
Do you have a specific item on your wish list for this holiday season?
© 2010 Kelly Kline Burnett
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