Hockey fans have got to be one of the easiest groups of people to buy Christmas gifts for. They’re already amped up since the holiday season coincides with the heart of hockey season, so getting a gift emblazoned with the logo of their favorite team is that much more appreciated.
This year, we wanted to put together the ultimate gift guide for the obsessed NHL fans out there. Whether your son or daughter is just starting to find their passion for the game, or if one of the grown-up kids in your life is glued to the hockey channel from October to April – you’ll find something here that will make their Christmas morning complete.
As we pointed out in our NFL Football Fan Gift Guide, sometimes the best gifts for superfans are tickets to see their favorite team play, or the classic NHL hockey jersey, which should be something that every fan owns at least one of. Take a look at the official NHL shop for your favorite team jersey.
Paul Henderson Signed Team Canada Jersey
When Team Canada’s Paul Henderson scored in the last minute of the final game of the 1972 Canada-U.S.S.R. Summit Series, it became one of the most iconic moments not just in hockey history, but in Canadian history. I can’t think of a more meaningful gift for a true hockey fan, than a Team Canada jersey, signed by Paul Henderson himself.
SportCraft Table Hockey
Growing up, my brother and I had the 1980’s version of this in our basement, and spent many a Saturday afternoon screaming our heads off at each other while wearing the ink of the table playing hours of table hockey tournaments. SportsCraft makes this deluxe table hockey set, and it makes the perfect rec room centerpiece.
Reebok 20K Pump Hockey Skates
Is there a hockey fan on your list who is also a player? Get them the latest in hockey skate technology with these incredible-looking performance hockey skates from Reebok. These come with the innovative Pump® technology which lets air move around the player’s foot for a way more comfortable fit.
WunderKammer Hockey Blueprints Posters
We saw these on Etsy and thought they were the most awesome hockey-related art we’d seen in ages. The vintage look of these hockey gear blueprint posters would look fantastic in any room of the house, but especially great in the den or media room, where the games are watched. A very cool gift for any hockey fan!
Net Minder T-Shirt
We wanted to include some hockey-related apparel that wasn’t a jersey, so when we came across this subtle and super-cool t-shirt design featuring a goalie mask, we wanted to include it. Love the color, love the image, and love the idea of getting one for ourselves this season!
NHL League Logo Stanley Cup Popcorn Maker
For the hockey fan who has everything, you can’t go wrong with a Stanley Cup popcorn maker. Popcorn is the perfect snack year round, and who doesn’t want to be reminded of the most cherished prize in the NHL every time they feel like a bowl of popcorn!
Ken Dryden’s The Game
Widely regarded as one of the best hockey books ever written and called one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated, The Game is an intimate look at a life in hockey, written by Ken Dryden, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie. It’s also a must-have for the library of any hockey fan, or sports fan in general.
Hockey Stick Tie Clip
Came across these little beauties while looking for great hockey gifts on Etsy. Created by designer Kevin Coss, these tie clips are handmade with aluminum and are sent in a black drawstring pouch. The perfect gift for the office guy who loves the game.
Easton V9E ST Elite Hockey Stick
Another great gift idea for hockey players, the Easton V9E ST Elite Hockey Stick is a top-of-the-line stick that any player, new or experienced, will love. It’ll improve their game, and it’ll look great wrapped up and propped against the Christmas tree this season.
Backyard Ice Rinks Starter Kit
If you really want to blow some minds this Christmas, why not surprise your kids (or your adults) with their very own ice rink in the backyard. It might be hard to find a big red bow large enough to stretch across the rink, but it won’t matter when they’re lacing up their skates Christmas morning.
2013-2014 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Trading Cards
As far as we’re concerned, hockey cards will never go out of style. O-Pee-Chee makes some of the best hockey cards out there, and this collection is a must have for a beginner collector. This set comes with it all, Marquee Rookie cards, Rainbow Foil parallels, Retro variations, Throw Back cards, Slide on O-Pee-Chee rings, Stickers, and Team Canada Signatures.
NHL Hockey Monopoly Board Game
No household is complete without a stack of boardgames on the ready for those chilly winter afternoons, so we were thrilled to come across this NHL themed Monopoly board game. In place of the iconic player pieces are six oversized tokens including the Stanley Cup trophy, goalie and a puck.
McFarlane NHL Legends Figures
McFarlane Toys scores again with this incredible set of action figures that any collector of hockey memorabilia would love to add to their collection. Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Wayne Gretzky, and even Don Cherry are available, so there’s bound to be something here for your hockey fanatic.
NHL Ugly Hockey Sweater
For some reason, ugly sweaters have become synonymous with the holiday season, so we weren’t too surprised to see the NHL get in on the game. There are several team styles in this series of sweaters, so you should be able to find the one that your loved one can wear to their ugly sweater themed holiday party.
Edmonton Oilers Granite Coaster Set
These coaster sets are actually available with all the NHL team logos, but let’s face it – no one needs a stiff drink more than a diehard Oilers fan.
Want a great idea for a hockey themed stocking stuffer? How about a handmade gift card for making a bet on who will win the Stanley Cup this season? Check out our futures betting lines on the Stanley Cup and on every game until then.