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The definitive guide to last-minute gifts for the hockey fan who has everything

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The definitive guide to last-minute gifts for the hockey fan who has everything

Jared Clinton
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From desktop Zambonis to the gift for the most literal ice hockey fan on your shopping list, get the last-minute gifts you need for the hockey fan who has everything.

If you don’t have all your shopping done for the holidays, don’t worry. We have you covered with some simple, easy gifts for the hockey fan that already has everything. Jerseys, hats, t-shirts and stick are so passé. That’s why we’ve got a few unique ideas that are sure to have the hockey fan – young or old – asking, “Wait, seriously?” To which you can answer that yes, seriously, this is the best thing out there for hockey lovers of all kinds.

For the fan that yells, “shoot it!”

This little display is called the
Department 56 Hockey Practice, Animated S/3 and can be stuffed under the tree for only $26.99. Once set up, you can watch as little number 25 drives the fan who wants to see some shots on goal crazy by having a breakaway for hours without letting the puck go. Talk about patience with the puck.
For the literal ice hockey fan You’ve probably seen the team-centric NHL signs before. You know the ones. They say things like, “Maple Leafs Drive,” or, “Panthers Parkway.” They’re little decorations for fans to put up wherever they watch their favorite team play. But what about the fan who just loves the game for the game?
Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 10.39.31 AM Look no further than this very plain, very
literal sign that says nothing but, “Ice Hockey,” in big bold letters. Don’t get caught rooting for the wrong team.
For your son or daughter
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This watch from Whimsical Watches captures the spirit of when hockey was played with a puck that was 20-times larger than its current size and exclusively with hockey sticks that were bent in the middle of the shaft. Handcrafted, the watch is sure to tell time correctly at least twice a day, and possibly give your son or daughter a skewed perception of exactly how big a hockey puck is supposed to be. Also, that net is not regulation size.
For mom or dad with fantastic music taste If rumors are to be believed, Guy Lafleur was just as much a star in the discos as he was on the ice. So of course Lafleur 
has a disco album of hockey instructions. Why wouldn’t he?

Things were much different in the ‘70s.
For the unfinished basement Personally, the
Franklin Sports NHL One Timer Hockey Passer looks like the kind of thing I still wouldn’t mind receiving as a gift today. Look at this thing. It comes with four street hockey balls – the kind that leaves a bruise, too! – and can hold up to nine of the suckers.
Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 10.53.55 AM This is perfect for the kid (or kid at heart) who wants to practice getting off a few quick shots. But make sure it’s in the garage or the unfinished basement, because this is good for at least one or two holes in the wall.
For the hockey fan stuck in the office All right, this thing is awesome, too. The
Barbuzzo Battery-Operated Zamboni Desk Vacuum is perfect for the hockey fan that wants to get the feeling they’re at the rink in the middle of the day.
Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 11.00.06 AM Strong enough to suck up dust and crumbs, this miniature Zamboni can give you the feeling that you’re ready to start a new period in your workday. If anything can make the holidays shine bright, it’s getting to push around a Zamboni.
Everyone loves the Zamboni.

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The definitive guide to last-minute gifts for the hockey fan who has everything