Struggling to find gifts for the hockey player in your life? Pro Tips is here to give you the assist and help you beat the buzzer on last-minute shopping.
You can’t exactly fit an entire equipment bag and pads into that festive sock hanging from the mantel, but thankfully there’s some smaller gear that will make great hockey gifts. Gather around and watch your loved one open these stocking stuffers with as much excitement as a hat trick.
You can start with gifts that are essential to the game. Items as simple as a hockey puck or ball, hockey socks, a mouthguard and stick tape can be the most useful presents around the holidays. Santa isn’t the only one who needs suspenders — hockey suspenders and/or belts can also be thrown in to add some support to this impressive gift list.
What is hockey without a decked-out pair of ice skates? Make sure your special someone can go coast-to-coast for a goal with skate accessories like new laces, add-on padding and comfortable insoles. Blade guards for traveling and a skate sharpening kit are also quality stocking stuffers to keep in mind.
Your hockey-oriented stocking can also be geared toward your player’s protection between the blue lines. Items like a neck guard, elbow pads, compression shorts (with supportive cup) and a helmet repair kit can put a smile on your athlete during the holidays and keep that smile going during gameplay. Throw in some cool helmet decals so their gear has as much flair and enthusiasm as their “celly.”
Finally, not every gift has to be geared toward competition. Give your hockey player some fun items like mini-hockey sticks, equipment deodorizers and a trusty water bottle for more variety in their stocking.
The holidays can be a great time to treat your athlete. So, consider wrapping up some of these hockey stocking stuffers for a celebration that’s tough to beat.
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