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Green Bay Packers - Sports Themed Gifts

Sports Themed Gift Giving Ideas - photo of baby held in a Green Bay Packers helmet as a cradle wearing a Green Bay Packers bonnet
Sports Themed Gift Giving Ideas - photo of baby held in a Green Bay Packers helmet as a cradle wearing a Green Bay Packers bonnet

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

Decal for back window of truck in San Fransisco NFL Team Logo - Great Sports Themed Gift
Decal for back window of truck in San francisco NFL Team Logo - Great Sports Themed Gift | Source

Novelty Items Gifts Under $25

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Mr. Potato Head wearing a Green Bay Packer helmet and uniform and holding a football
Mr. Potato Head wearing a Green Bay Packer helmet and uniform and holding a football | Source
NFL Steering Wheel Cover
NFL Steering Wheel Cover
Green Bay Packers Tooth Brush
Green Bay Packers Tooth Brush
Green Bay Packers Ear Buds
Green Bay Packers Ear Buds

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

Green Bay Packer Football Toaster
Green Bay Packer Football Toaster | Source

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!

Green Bay Packer laces
Green Bay Packer laces | Source

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!

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Bottle Opener

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 Gear

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hard hat with Green Bay Packers logo in classic green and gold - sports themed gifts
hard hat with Green Bay Packers logo in classic green and gold - sports themed gifts
hard hat with Green Bay Packers logo in classic green and gold - sports themed gifts | Source

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 Chair

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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 Hats

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Sports Themed Apron
Sports Themed Apron
Green Bay Packers Apron
Green Bay Packers Apron
Sports Themed Gift Giving Ideas
Sports Themed Gift Giving Ideas | Source

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!

Go Packers!

Nightgown Lingerie Boxer Shorts and Underwear

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Green Bay Packers Sleep Wear
Green Bay Packers Sleep Wear
Packers - Sports Themed Underwear
Packers - Sports Themed Underwear | Source
Green Bay Packers Nitie
Green Bay Packers Nitie
Green Bay Robe
Green Bay Robe

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

Hand Made by Heroes Football Fan Gift - Green Bay logo bracelet
Hand Made by Heroes Football Fan Gift - Green Bay logo bracelet | Source

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."

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 Wreath

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Green Bay Packers Hand Crafted Wreath in Classic Green and Gold Glass Ornaments
Green Bay Packers Hand Crafted Wreath in Classic Green and Gold Glass Ornaments
Baseball Wreath
Baseball Wreath
Bears wreath - hand crafted
Bears wreath - hand crafted

More Hand Made Football Fan Ideas - Green Bay Packers Example

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Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - needlepoint Green Bay Packer
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - needlepoint Green Bay Packer
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer mail box
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer mail box
Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer wood poster painting in fun green and gold
Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer wood poster painting in fun green and gold
Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer skirt
Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer skirt
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer embroidery - baby spit cloth - "Excuse the spit up thought I saw a Bears fan"
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer embroidery - baby spit cloth - "Excuse the spit up thought I saw a Bears fan" | Source
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer crocheted Packer logo G
Frugal Gift Idea - Hand Made Football Fan gift idea - Green Bay Packer crocheted Packer logo G | Source

Hand Made Football Fan Gift Idea - Baby

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Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby booties in green and gold Green Bay Packers
Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby booties in green and gold Green Bay Packers
Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby hat and matching diaper hand crocheted in green and gold Green Bay Packers
Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby hat and matching diaper hand crocheted in green and gold Green Bay Packers
Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby hat and matching diaper hand crocheted in green and gold Green Bay Packers
Great Gift Idea - Baby - Hand Made Football Fan - baby hat and matching diaper hand crocheted in green and gold Green Bay Packers

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
Description
Estimated Cost
Fun
1
Novelties
Under $25
Functional
2
Nightlight
Under $25
Functional
3
Bottle Opener
Under $25
Functional
4
Toaster
Over $25
Functional
5
Apron / Chef Hat / Fashionista Apron
Under $25
Functional
6
Socks Undwerwear Robes
Under $25/Robes over $25 Running Aroudn $85
Functional
7
Sun Glasses / Safety Glasses / Eyeglass Lanyards
Under $25
Fun/Decorative
8
Hand Made Wreaths/Postal Boxes/Needle Point Pins
Variable
Fun
9
Hand Made Baby
Under $25
Functional
10
Socks and Laces
Under $25
Decorative
11
Paracord Bracelet
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!

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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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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Love the Mr. Potato! Love Green Bay. Not being a football fan; I can live in Chicago and still say that! Thanks for this ~ Kaie


Chris 18 months ago

Still think he could've contributed betetr than say, Nelson who spent have the season injured had he gotten more reps as the 3rd receiver. He was always fearless over the middle and we had no underneath passing game to pick up critical 1st downs on 3rd and short so, we chucked it long time and time again (defense playing 2 deep safeties) and we had little success with that game plan. It's too bad they wasted his abilities in this, his final season. He could have been a 3rd down (inside slant, slot) gem for us. But we'll never know


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GmaGoldie 15 months ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

I love foot ball - thank you for stopping by!

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