Time is running out before Christmas Day and you’re stuck for ideas for the sports fan on your list? Have no fear, Daily Hive is here!
Here are 11 holiday gift ideas for the Vancouver sports fans:
1. One of the local team’s jerseys
Let’s begin with a classic. A jersey.
This is great for hardcore fans as well as the casual fan that likes to attend sporting events. You can look the part for about $115 for Whitecaps, $120 for Lions, and $150 for Canucks. They cost more if you want to add a name and number.
What do you buy the Canucks fan on your list? How about anything with that gorgeous red, yellow, and black skate logo?
New this year, the Canucks are selling a bunch of Herschel gear online. Everything from bags, backpacks, jackets, and hats. Many of them include the 80s/90s look.
Want season tickets but don’t think you can afford them? That might not be the case if you want to take the kids to BC Lions games next summer.
The Lions are offering season tickets for children 12 and under for just $85 next season.
The Canucks are offering two-game mini-packs this Christmas, with some freebies tossed in.
Two-game packs start at $129 and include Capilano Suspension Bridge passes. Three-game packs start at $169 and also include the bridge passes, as well as a pair of Canucks scarves. The list of available games is pretty extensive too.
If you haven’t been to the annual Rugby Sevens Series tour stop in Vancouver, you don’t know what you’re missing. Fans have taken to the event, as evidenced by attendance and the elaborate ‘fancy dress’ costumes seen in the crowd.
Cheapest ticket is $99 and includes all games on March 10 and 11.
Did you know you can rent the ice at Rogers Arena?
A number of packages are available, including getting a chance to have a hockey game with your friends on the home ice of the Canucks.
The cost for a hockey game starts at $2,500.
Speaking of group activities, suites are available for purchase at Canucks games.
Not all the suites are only for the rich and famous too. The cheapest suite ticket is available for $230 per person. Some of them also include a food and beverage credit.
Image: VanBase.caFor the collector on your list, you can buy signed memorabilia online. Make sure it’s legit though.
Authentic signed memorabilia is available through VanBase.ca. The most expensive item up for purchase ($750) is a green University of North Dakota jersey, signed by star rookie Brock Boeser. Also available are signed Canucks jerseys by Bo Horvat ($400), Trevor Linden ($409), and Pavel Bure ($470).
9. Retro t-shirt (Canucks, Whitecaps, Lions)
How about anything retro?
Nothing against the current looks of Vancouver’s local pro teams, but the throwbacks look slick.
The Whitecaps, in particular, have some pretty sweet looks from the 1970s and 1980s. They cost about $30.
Speaking of retro, it doesn’t get any better than Vancouver Grizzlies merchandise does it?
Teal Grizz gear has never looked better, so much so that they’re still producing it.
Available in red, black, and 90s multi-coloured, a Vancouver Canadians cap is a must have for those hot summer nights at Nat Bailey Stadium. They cost about $40.