Toronto Maple Leafs Gifts
|In 1917 the Toronto professional hockey franchise was founded. For one year they were known as the Toronto Blueshirts, and for the next year they were known as the Toronto Arenas. From 1919 until 1927 the were then known as the Toronto St. Patricks, and from ’27 until present they’ve been known as the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs play in the Northeast Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Throughout their long history in the league the Leafs have won a total of 13 Stanley Cups with their last victory coming in the ’66-’67 season. The top three all time scoring leaders for the Maple Leafs are Mats Sundin, Darryl Sittler, and Dave Keon.
Their television is locked to ESPN and there is no other news to them. They follow multiple sports and teams from multiple areas. They’re supportive of the local teams but are loyal to other teams as well. They do not waver in their loyalty based on popularity. They know records of all teams, and are not limited to one sport. They like items that reflect their team and the players on it. Consider a personalized front door knocker, or trading card sets of this year’s players and their stats, or items that reflect great players throughout history. Once they are loyal, they never stop. Consider office and desk accessories, Try to figure out why they have such strong (rabid) feelings concerning the sports program(s) they follow. It might prove useful to know what they like to do in their spare time. If they attend games, a tailgating set featuring the teams’ logo or maybe a mini grill since it’s more practical. For Fanatics we’ve decided to imagine interesting items to decorate ‘the” perfect Man Cave.
Wall hangings of the home arenas of my teams
Framed pictures, posters & banners
Memorabilia of past great players
Signed and encased team memorabilia like signed balls and rare collectibles
Playoff and Super Bowl Memorabilia & artwork
Carpet that looks like a football field
Borders in team logos
Spot lights that cast shadows of team logo that can be changed by season/team.
Furniture with team logos like stadium seats, theater chairs, recliners, blankets
Lamps and other bar accessories like glasses with logos
Pool tables and pool sticks with logos
Surround sound & multiple TVs for multiple game viewing
Fireplace tools with logos
A recording of the team chant or fight song that can be played on demand.
If I leaned toward basketball, I would want hardwood floors with court designs on it.
A mini basketball goal with team logo on it
A Home Plate with team logo
Ceiling fans with team logos on the blades and on the pull chains
Snack trays and serving plates with logos
Usually they are very dedicated to the local team and usually to the sport the school is most successful in. They watch most televised games and follow the rosters of their teams so a chip & dip bowl might be nice for their football parties. They should know the players so framed and autographed pictures could be great or maybe a team yearbook or trading cards. Are they interested in general history of the organization or the sport as a whole? Do they seldom let themselves venture to other sports; i.e. it’s either sports season or it’s not. What room of the house is the gift for? Maybe consider bath towels, floor rugs, blankets, food/water bowls, Christmas ornaments, replica helmets, dartboards, bar accessories or office accessories. Do they play any sports? If so consider beach towels, golf towels, golf accessories or duffle bags. Maybe get something like a nice piece of “Play Like A Champion” memorabilia, or jewelry for men or women, or dog and cat accessories like jerseys made for pets, car accessories like floor mats, license plates, or chairs for tailgating, accessories for tailgating like grills or team logo coolers.
Ask why they became a fan? Are they just starting out on their sports journey? Often beginners are a child or very young adult. They like teams based on popularity, not loyalty. Maybe they are about to become alumni? Keep it simple for beginners maybe by tying into their other interests like golf, pets, cycling, or music. It’s always a good idea if you can relate the gift to something else they enjoy in their personal life. If they’re a child maybe things to decorate a child’s room like a logo toy box. A toy with the team’s logo would be a good start or maybe bobble heads and figurines. Consider items like cell phone or laptop cases or plaques, coffee mugs, license plates, water tumblers & glasses, bar accessories, etc.
What makes your Toronto Maple Leafs sports fan tick?
What is it they enjoy and appreciate about the team?
How old are they?
Who attends with them? Grandfather, Dad, Mom, son, sis, girlfriend, wife, friends, etc.
How often do they attend games?
Do they tailgate?
What economic category do they fall under? What some see as amazing and thoughtful, others may see as cheap and tacky. Keep in mind the character of the person.
Do they follow all sports or mainly just their school or regional team?
Why did they become a sports fan?
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