The SportsGrid 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Ladies, The Gentlemen And The Golfers With Small Bladders
Sports fans have enjoyed a busy December, so you'll forgive us if we haven't had a chance to hit the stores yet. Fantasy playoffs, winter meetings, general fandom -- all that fun stuff took away from our shopping time. So join us, won't you, on a tour of this season's best and most innovative items, as we all scramble to fill out our lists. We've got stuff you can for the ladies in your life. Or your dude-friends. Or your old man, who insists on downing as many Arnold Palmers as he can before teeing off.
For The Ironic Hipster Sports Lover Or Otherwise Funny-Guy In Your Life
Flye Lyfe gear, various prices
Everyone has "official" jerseys or "licensed" snapbacks, but who's got the sports merch with the clever puns and the trippy artwork and the political messages all in one? Flye Lyfe, based out of Brooklyn, has warped traditional logos and icons to create some truly unique swag. Our favorites: The Deadskins and the New York Kicks.
For The Golfer In Your Life (Who Can't Hold It)
So, yeah, the UroClub. This is not a drill: It's a golf club you can pee into. It comes with a towel to cover your junk. We must assume that an attachment for going number two is in the works.
For The Special Lady In Your Life
We asked Grace Atwood, of fashion blog Stripes and Sequins, to help us find a gift for the special lady in our lives. She gave us four:
1. Bauble Bar pearl earrings, $28
"Similar to the Christian Dior version, at a fraction of the price."
2. The Asymmetrical Alphabet Pendant, $32
"Simple and sweet... and personal!"
3. The Potato Print Zip Pouch, $49
"A pretty pouch to store her treasures."
4. Madewell's Always Turtleneck Sweater, $98
"A comfy sweater to get her through the cold weather."
You can follow Grace Atwood @GraceAtwood
For The Coffee Lover In Your Life
Caffe Unimatic, $325
The story behind Caffe Unimatic is almost as impressive as the product itself. Elisabeth Cardiello's Italian immigrant father was an entrepreneur who was dissatisfied with the American coffee pots, so he went ahead and made his own -- tweaking and changing elements until it made a cup of coffee with which he was satisfied.
When Cardiello's father passed away, she discovered a huge stash of vintage Unimatics, all made in Italy, hidden in his closet. Inspired by the find, Cardiello founded a coffee company, and is selling -- along with several varieties of coffee -- the last remaining Unimatics at a pop-up holiday shop in New York, as well as online at CaffeUnimatic.com.
Watch Cardiello's TEDx talk on the product below, then check out the Caffe Unimatic site for a piece of coffee history.
For The "Cool" Person In Your Life
Frosae Wine Sorbet, various prices
For our readers who live on or around Long Island, here's the perfect gift to bring to any holiday party -- wine sorbet.
the people behind Frosae concocted a product that delivers on the promise of being a frozen dessert that, "retains the full flavor of wine,along with the alcohol content." So you and your partygoers can get buzzed while eating dessert, essentially. And it's delicious.
For more information, go to Frosae.com.
For The Kid Who Watched The World Cup This Summer And Now Wants To Be Messi In Your Life
If your kids likes soccer and live in America, they're going to have a hard time getting better, securing a pro soccer deal and getting rich like you want them to, because no one else does. Let them practice by themselves until you can send them to summer camp with this trainer toy.
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