Happy Holidays, Baseball Fans!
While surfing the internet for the last few days, I have come to realize that you can find a gift guide for just about any person in your life. Perhaps you're looking for a gift for a friend who is an outdoorsy librarian with an interest in 18th century shipbuilding? Or maybe you need something for a tech savvy uncle who loves the Grateful Dead and dreams of starting a cake pop business? I have no idea how to help you with those folks, but based on the emails I've received in the past few days the perfect gift is definitely out there and it's likely 40% off.
I can, however, help you if you have a baseball fan of any age on your list. I've searched all kinds of sites and found some fun and unique gifts for our annual NVTBL Gift Guide. 2020 has been tough and everyone deserves a little extra holiday cheer this year. Take a look!
1. Baseball Themed T-shirts
This fun Home Run Santa t-shirt will be a great gift for any of your favorite baseball players or fans. It comes in ten different colors and can be shipped in a cute gift bag for an extra $3.99.
It was such a bizarre year that I often thought of what my mom used to say all the time, "Well, if you don't laugh, you'll cry. And I'd rather laugh." For your kiddos that lost out on their season this year, this "lousy t-shirt" might bring them a smile. They deserve it.
2. Baseball Masks
Well, if there's a more 2020ish gift that you can give than a mask, I'm not sure what it is. Choose from tons of choices for baseball-themed masks here. Grab a few. I think they'll be around for awhile.
3. Baseball Duvet and Pillow Set
I burst out laughing when I saw this adorable little guy dreaming Big League dreams snuggled up in this MLB baseball player duvet and pillowcase set. Choose queen or twin size. There are ten different MLB teams available.
4. Dugout Mugs
A baseball bat turned into a mug? What more could your favorite "Armchair Athlete" need? Dugout Mugs are a super unique gift made from 100% birch wood customized with your favorite team's logo. They hold 12 oz. and are double sealed and liquid resistant. Be sure to also check out the 6 oz. wine mugs here.
Don't forget your tree ornaments. There are some great options here.
But what if you have three little baseball players in your house who might try to steal your Christmas spirit by fighting over the ornaments and knocking over the tree? (This is, of course, a hypothetical question. I have no idea what that would be like since my three were perfectly well-behaved at all times.) If this scenario might be your reality though, you can personalize a baseball ornament for each of your little angels right here.
6. Baseball Park Map Insulated Pints
Help your player stay hydrated with these great insulated cups printed with baseball park maps from Uncommon Goods. You can choose from five different iconic baseball parks.
7. Baseball Theme Socks
Socks make a great stocking stuffer for your players. There are tons of fun options to choose from here.
8. Baseball Airpods Cover Case
I'm not sure I remember what my teenager looked like before he had white plastic airpods hanging out of his ears 24.7. It's getting a little annoying, but what's more annoying is when he steals my airpods. Grab one of these unique case covers for your kid. There are lots of choose from on Amazon here.
9. Wall Mural
This Baseball Scoreboard wall mural would be great for a basement or teen's room. Check it out at Pottery Barn Teen here.
10. Baseball Essentials at Dick's Sporting Goods
If you read my November NVTBL post you know that my son might need a new pair of baseball pants. When I type "baseball" into the Dick's Sporting Goods search bar 2,715 items appear. Where else do we need to go? The good news for friends of NVTBL is that we have some special coupons for DSG just for you. Click here to find deals that go through 12/20/20.
We hope this list gives you some great ideas for your family. To all of our NVTBL families, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and a 2021 full of practices, games, and carpool schedules!
(Disclaimer: Author - as of this writing - has not purchased many of these items and therefore cannot personally vouch for their quality. Products and companies here have not sponsored this post. However, The View from Behind Home Plate is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn small fees by linking to amazon.com.)
Jennifer is a Texas-native living in Northern Virginia with her husband of 25 years, Steve. A free-lance writer, most of her musings recount her 17 plus years as a baseball and basketball mom to her three sons, Joe, Kyle, and Drew, on her blog, The View from Behind Home Plate. Outside of racing between basketball courts and baseball fields, she spends her time as a Women’s Bible study leader, childhood cancer advocate, and rabid Texas Longhorn fan. Her writing has also appeared in columns for Arcola Methodist Church, the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League, the Dadvocacy Consulting Group, Dysautonomia International, and the pediatric cancer advocacy organization, Kyle’s Kamp.