The 2022 Uni Watch Holiday Gift Guide
Special items for that uni-obsessed person on your gift list (or just for yourself!)
Ho-ho-ho! Welcome to the annual Uni Watch Holiday Gift Guide, your best source for cool, memorable sports-themed gift items. Our ground rules are simple: You won’t find standard-issue Fanatics-style stuff here (you already know where to find those), but if you’re looking for unusual products relating to uniforms, team logos, and other areas of athletics aesthetics, you’ve come to the right place.
As usual, your friendly uniform columnist has tried to compile items from a variety of different sports and a wide range of price points, so there should be something for everyone on your shopping list (or just for yourself).
As always, the holiday season is a busy time for vendors, especially for those who produce custom-made items. So for best results, order early!
Ready? Here we go.
Sterling Silver Goalie Mask Pendants from Shadow Rose Design
Pay tribute to the classic era of goalie mask design with these intricately detailed silver pendants. That Cheevers design (above left) is my favorite, but they’re all pretty great. Check them out here.
Formula Helmet: The Glorious Years of Formula 1 Helmets, 1969-99, by Bruno Bayol
This lavishly illustrated coffee table book should be just the thing for that auto racing fan on your shopping list. You even get your choice of two different cover designs! The $150 price tag is a heavy lift, but it’ll be worth it for that serious racing fan in your life. Order it here.
Baseball-Themed Menorahs from Baseballidays
If you want to put a sports-related spin on Hanukkah, you could do a lot worse than this menorah featuring a bat and an official MLB baseball stamped with your choice of team logo. All 30 MLB teams are available. Each menorah is made to order, so get your order in soon for holiday delivery.