Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff

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Put yourself on Christmas morning as a kid. It wasn’t the books that drew this kind of reaction, and it certainly wasn’t the clothes either. It was the STUFF. 

Now that we’re adults, has much changed? Probably not. Having already tackled football fan gift guides for reading and apparel, it’s now time for everything else.

Below is a veritable hodgepodge of hand-picked ideas for the football fan in your life. Most of the team-branded items are available for every NFL franchise and I’ve also included non-branded merchandise. If you want more help, the Football Lifestyle archive is a treasure trove and I’m happy to assist with any questions via Twitter or email.   

Let’s get to it...

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1. Form Function Form Watch Bands in Pebbled Leather (from $42) || 2. The Golden Age of American Football, by Neil Leifer ($45) || 3. GrowlerWerks UKeg 64 Oz. Mini-Keg (from $159) || 4. Prinstant Replays Prints and T-Shirts (from $25) || 5. Wilson Composite Football (from $34) || 6. Bleacher Creatures NFL Plush Toy (from $19) ​|| 7. New Era Crafted in America Hats (from $33) || ​8. Sprayground x Antonio Brown Backpack (from $250)  

I have two favorites here—the watch band and the growler keg. I own the former and it’s perfect for the football fan who doesn’t like to make a loud statement. The latter’s ideal for the craft beer enthusiast who likes watching games at home. Alternate idea for the Bleacher Creature doll, by the way? Get a player from your most hated rival and stick it in your dog’s stocking. 


1. NFL Team Pom-Pom Beanie ($16) || 2. Classic Electronic Football Game ($32) || 3. NFL Team Cufflinks (from $25) || 4. Football Playbook Glasses ($42) || 5. NFL Sunglasses (from $16) || 6. Madden NFL 17 Video Game (from $44) || 7. Swipe Bluetooth Headphones (from $159) || 8. Football Leather Coasters ($34) || 9. NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet ($160)

Nothing will make someone appreciate their new Madden game gift quite like sticking one of those handheld electronic football games under the tree too. Show ’em how far digital football games have come. I also love the pint glasses, but it’s quite clear the team needs to modernize its playbook a little. Slip those football leather coasters under ’em and you’re set.


1. Electric Football Deluxe Play Set ($89) || 2. Mega Can Sports Cooler (from $119) ||​ 3. NFL Retro Reversible Scarf (from $15) ||​ 4. NFL Tervis Tumblers (from $9) ||​ 5. Pottery Barn NFL Glassware (from $14) ||​ 6. Dooney & Bourke NFL Handbags (from $88) ||​ 7. NFL Adult Apron (from $29) ||​ 8. Under Armour Performance Fleece Gloves (from $29) ||​ 9. M&M NFL Dispenser (from $49)

Get the M&M dispenser for your co-worker whose desk is in a high traffic area, and you’ll both be office hero. Those team-branded purses would be a good splurge for the female fan in your life. Happy shopping.

• MORE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES FROM THE MMQB: Apparel || Books

Published every Friday, The MMQB Football Lifestyle column is a curated list of links to what’s catching Dom’s eye off the field. The MMQB has affiliate deals with some of the brands featured and receives commission on certain purchases. Have an item for consideration? Share it.

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