KC Sports Gift Guide

Mindy

by @mindiana_jones 10689689_10154829103385542_3175912551593812458_n

So, it’s December 11th and you still haven’t started Christmas shopping? Join the club. Luckily for you, I already have your shopping list complete. Unless the person you’re shopping for hates sports and alcohol, which why are you even buying them a present? No one needs friends like that.

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Royals:

Royals World Series Parade Print:

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$30

bozzprints.com

This awesome screen printed poster comes from Bozz Prints. Most Kansas Citians have a special memory of parade day, and this poster is the perfect way to remember it. At $30, this is a great present for any Royals fan (or do what I’m going to do and buy it for yourself. Treat yo self). Bozz also has a solid line-up of other posters, including the Nelson-Atkins shuttlecocks!

Champagne Goggles T-shirt:

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$22

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HometownLoyal

We all know there has been no shortage of KC t-shirts since the Royals’ World Series run last year. However, no t-shirt quite rubs the Royals’ success in other’s faces like this t-shirt from Hometown Loyal. The simplicity of the goggles says it all: our team showered in champagne, while yours showered in tears. Each t-shirt is made in Overland Park.

2015 World Series DVD:

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$29.98

shop.mlb.com

Duh, you need this. No explanation needed. Even if you don’t think you’ll ever watch it, you need this on your shelf. And one day, when your grandchildren ask what a DVD is, not only can you pull this DVD out, you can lecture them on the 2015 World Champions.

World Series Slate Coasters:

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$50

pointsandpints.com

Relive the World Series crown every time you take a drink. These slate coasters each display one of four plays: 8th inning rally in game 4 of ALDS, Lorenzo scoring from first in game 6 of ALCS, the 14th inning clash in game 1 of WS, and Hosmer’s “mad dash” in game 5 of the World Series. Even better? Your significant other will stop whining about how your beer is going to ruin the table.

Use discount code “SPROTS10” for 10% off these coasters!

Hosmer’s “The Mad Dash” print:

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$25-$40

etsy.com/justabitoutside

Meet my favorite Royals gift ever. This print, from Just A Bit Outside, showcases Hosmer’s play that allowed the Royals to tie the Mets in game 5, and go on to win the damn thing. Handmade and shipped right out of Kansas City, Missouri, this print is dying to be framed in your living room. Or your kid’s bedroom. Hell, stick it in your bathroom for some motivation. Available in three sizes: 8×10, 12×15, and 16×20.

Chiefs:

Arrowhead Necklace:

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$25

Lost and Found Design

landlockedco.com (Lost and Found Design can also be found here).

With increasing success of the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s time to get serious about your Chiefs apparel. This necklace, from local Lost and Found Design, is a sleek way to represent the Chiefs. Made of bamboo, it pairs well with everyday clothes and your Sunday game gear.

Travis Kelce Ugly Sweater:

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$49.99

freshbrewedtees.com

You may have seen this sweater floating around on Twitter a few weeks ago, and for good reason. It’s an ugly sweater with Kelce on it, what more do you want? Even Kelce has tweeted his approval of this sweater. Freshed Brewed also has some AMAZING Royals ugly sweaters. Buy all of them. And then send me one.

Week 17 Tickets:

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Week 17. Arrowhead in January. Every game counts. All Chiefs fans need to experience the atmosphere when the Raiders come to town. With this game being on January 3rd, tickets are a perfect Christmas gift for yourself or others. Tickets are still available wherever you like to get ’em. Except your sketchy “ticket guy,” I dunno about him.

Sporting:

Sporting/Boulevard beer glasses:

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$8.00

SportingStyle.com

Oh, who drinks the beer? These snazzy beer glasses incorporate some of the best things in Kansas City: beer and soccer. I actually have these and LOVE them. Plus, $8 is the perfect price for Christmas on a budget. Pro tip: give these glasses with a sample pack of Boulevard under the tree. Drink all the beer. Start yelling Sporting KC chants. Repeat.

2015 USOC champs scarf:

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$25.00

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If you’re a Sporting KC fan, you often have to endure the heart attack that is penalty kicks. Luckily for us, SKC came out on top to win the 2015 US Open Cup. This scarf not only celebrates this year’s Open Cup champs, but also recognizes winning the 2012 US Open Cup and the 2013 MLS Cup by penalty kicks. If you have an SKC fan in your life, trust me, they DO need all those scarves.

Swope Park Rangers hat:

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$30

sportingstyle.com

If you missed the news, Kansas City has a new soccer team. Swope Park Rangers will be replacing Oklahoma City Energy FC as SKC’s newest USL (Unified Soccer League) affiliate. Set to begin play in 2016 at Swope Park, now is the time to get apparel. If you’re the type of person who likes to become a fan of something before it gets popular, you need this hat.

 

Others:

None of these gifts work? I have two perfect gifts for you!

ZUBAZ!

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Price varies

zubaz.com

No matter your sport or team, everyone needs ZUBAZ. Seriously, I’m not just saying that. They are, by far, some of the comfiest pants I have ever worn. Plus, they are definitely a conversation starter AND Zubaz just came out with LEGGINGS. Not only do they have licensed Chiefs and Royals pants, they also have pants for Jayhawks, Wildcats, and Tigers fans! Use promo code”UNITED15″ for 15% off your purchase.

Sprotstakes 2016 Calendar:

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$19.99

BUY HERE

To be honest, this is probably the best calendar ever. I’m totally not biased. This calendar is filled with beautiful sprotstakes ladies wearing Zubaz. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Not only do you get a 12 months of us on your wall, but proceeds will benefit the Rose Brooks Center of Kansas City, who provides emergency shelter to women and children escaping life-threatening abuse. They even take pets. So, buy a calendar, donate to a wonderful cause, and feel good about your purchase.

Questions? Comments? Leave one below or stalk Mindy on @sprotstakes  or @mindiana_jones

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