Need a stocking stuffer for the Astros fan in your life who has almost everything?
Here’s some ideas from KHOU 11’s Jason Bristol, who’s been scouring the internet for treats that should do the trick.
There’s a ton of World Series-inspired t-shirts available, but this one is a favorite due to its simplicity and retro feel. Available in both orange and blue for men or women from Running Game Clothing Co., which calls Houston home. Beware of the slightly modern fit, however. www.runninggameclothing.com, $24.99.
‘CHAMPIONS’ PHONE GRIP
When taking a selfie at Minute Maid Park, never worry about dropping your phone again. This orange and blue fabric strap from Lovehandle screams “Champions” and recognizes the past, as well; ’62’ is the year big league baseball was born in Houston. Lovehandle also earns bonus points for being a Houston-area company. www.lovehandle.com, $10.00.
TOPPS NOW 2017 WORLD SERIES TEAM SET
No more waiting until the following year for baseball cards commemorating a World Series win. This nine-card set features all the stars of the Fall Classic and will be ready to open on Christmas Day, not Opening Day. www.topps.com, $24.99.
VINTAGE BASEBALL GLOVE MINIMALIST WALLET
Vintage baseball gloves don’t have to die. These handmade, leather wallets from Alaska-based Mack Provisions are made completely from vintage gloves produced only in the USA during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Names like Rawlings, Wilson and Spalding live on in each one-of-a-kind piece. Customers may also choose their favorite brand. www.mackprovisions.com, $50.00-$60.00.
TOUR OF MINUTE MAID PARK
You’ve been to the ballpark. But have you truly experienced the ballpark? Ballpark tours are both affordable and memorable. The Astros’ tour lasts between 60- and 90-minutes and includes stops at Historic Union Station, the press box and a luxury suite; as well as a lap around the field (meaning a closer look at the dugout, bullpen and manual scoreboard). www.astros.mlb.com, $10.00-$15.00.
ASTROS WORLD SERIES STOCKING
If you need a stocking to stuff all these gifts, here’s the one. Licensed by Major League Baseball with a embroidered logo, its big enough (17 inches) to fit everything needed to please your beloved Astros fan. www.sportsfanisland.com, $24.99.