Surprise, surprise, December is almost upon us, and for a lot of folks it’s a harsh reminder once the turkey-coma wears off that there’s only so much shopping time left before the holidays.
We thought in honor of the commercial faux-holiday that is Black Friday (but happens to be a great day to score some deals) that we’d spotlight a few good gift options for you to help cross some Tigers fans off your list this year, and maybe get something for yourself too.
These prices and codes should be valid through Black Friday, the Ballpark Blueprints and Art of Left Field codes will continue longer as they’re special just for you guys! And there’s a giveaway as well, so keep reading.
It wouldn’t be a holiday season if we didn’t feature Ballpark Blueprints, and not just because they have been kind enough to offer a FREE PRINT to one of our readers, but because the staff genuinely love these unique prints. I personally have both Comerica and old Tiger Stadium hanging in my office, and they’re awesome prints. If you use code BLESSYOUBOYS you can take 10% off any order. And if you want to enter to win, just tell us what you want from Santa this holiday season in the comments.
Ballpark Blueprints - Comerica Park Print, starting at $60
Want something a little more vintage to grace your walls? ArleyArt on Etsy has a variety of old school Tigers art posters available if you want to reflect on great eras past.
ArleyArt - Vintage 1930s Detroit Tigers Wall Art $20
While not “official” Tigers merch, this comfy unisex Champion shirt had a great old-school Tigers motto, and might be a perfect alternative if you can’t decide which player to get a shirsey of this season. It has a classic throwback vibe which will make it wearable for a long time to come.
Everfitte - Go Get Em Tiger Raglan Tee $27
Speaking of vintage throwback design, this classic wild-eyed Tigers logo is a great addition to anyone’s cap collection. Better yet, you can get it on sale from Fanatics with code BLACKFRIDAY
Fanatics - Tigers Cooperstown Collection Wool Fitted Hat $27.29 with code
Vintage Detroit has a ton of great old school jerseys if you want to rep classic players, but our personal favorite pick is this 1984 dugout jacket replica. You can practically hear Sparky yelling “He don’t wanna walk you!” at Kirk Gibson when you look at this.
Vintage Detroit - 1984 Satin Dugout Jacket $129.99
A favorite of ours on the site as long been S Preston Designs, whose minimalist ballpark art is charming and delightful. He has now released a line of mugs featuring his minimalist mascot art, and it’s a great way to show your love of Tigers’ mascot Paws in a unique way. It’s important to note that these are a pre-order and not guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas, especially if you’re international, but would still be a great treat for the Paws fan in your life.
SPreston Designs - Paws Minimalist Mascot Mug $15 (head’s up, the mugs will be getting a very brief discount December 13-15 when you can save 15% off with code JAVACUP15)
The work of Art of Left Field is all about creating unique items from game-used baseballs. From lapel pins like that shown above, to earrings, necklaces, cuff links, money clips and more, there’s something there for every baseball fan in your life.
Art of Left Field is also providing a discount code for Bless You Boys readers! Use the code HOLIDAYHOMERUN for 15% off any order in the shop.
This very cool skyline mug from Dugout Mugs is made from a real baseball bat, contains the Detroit skyline, as well as the names of the 2019 Tigers. It’s a very cool way to show off your team pride.
There are also plain Old English D mugs, shot glasses, bottle openers and more made from bats.
Dugout Mugs - Detroit Tigers Skyline Series Mug $60
Want to impress the Tigers fan in your life with some slightly more polished accessories than the usual ball cap or jersey? This two-item set from the MLB Shop includes a watch AND wallet, and the price can’t be beat. You’ll look like you spoiled them, without breaking the bank.
MLB Shop - Detroit Tigers Watch and Wallet Combo $32.50
For the junior reader in your life, what better way to start the indoctrination than with a book that teaches them baseball AND the alphabet?
Baseballism - Basebalphebet Kids Book $25
Tyler Kepner breaks down baseball pitch by pitch, literally, in this must-have book for any baseball lover’s collection.
Amazon - K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches $21
We hope this has helped you a little with planning your holiday shopping. And don’t forget to tell us in the comments what you want most to get or give as a gift this year for your chance to win a Ballpark Blueprint of your choice. We’ll announce a winner December 1.