What gifts are you getting for the MLB fans in your life? You can't go wrong with a jersey of their favorite player, certainly, or a new cap. But chances are, they already have those things. Why not get them something a little less predictable?
This is your annual guide to the best and most unusual items in the MLBshop.com. If you've been looking for the perfect gift for a fan of an AL team, just check out our suggestions below (and for NL, click here):
When fans at Camden Yards see the Oriole Bird out and about, their first thought probably isn't, "My, I wish I could stuff my feet inside his head." But this foot pillow sure does look comfy.
Boston Red Sox
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Red Sox fans are always wondering where they can get a 3-foot by 4-foot painting of Nomar Garciaparra. Well, wonder no more.
Chicago White Sox
Give this autographed photo to any fan of the '80s White Sox teams, and they will fondly remember Ron Kittle's career. More importantly, though, they will fondly remember those glasses.
If you know any Indians fans who are also cornhole fiends, you have a lot of options from the Indians' shop. We recommend this set.
What Tigers fan wouldn't want this book about Willie Horton, the People's Champion, autographed by Willie Horton, the People's Champion?
Are the Astros fans in your life constantly searching for a place to sit down and have a nice meal? With this portable picnic table, the search is over.
Kansas City Royals
These are sneakers honoring that time Bo Jackson broke a bat over his knee, and they're autographed by Jackson. Yeah, go ahead and check off that Royals fan on your list.
Los Angeles Angels
It's Albert Pujols! As an elf ornament!
We recommended this Joe Mauer superhero cape for Twins fans two years ago. If you didn't get it for your favorite Twins fan then, this is your reminder. If you did, well, why not get one for yourself?
New York Yankees
This plush mustachioed dog probably isn't an homage to Thurman Munson, but you and the Yankees fans in your life can pretend it is.
With this A's-themed calculator, every fan can do all of those Moneyball calculations in style.
Help Mariners fans stay warm this winter while pretending to be their favorite player.
Tampa Bay Rays
Every Rays fan dreams of being a Canus Manta Whatthefluffalus. Make their dreams come true.
What's the meaning behind this flag? Rangers fans will know, trust us.
Toronto Blue Jays
Most teams sell clocks celebrating their home states. The Blue Jays, MLB's lone Canadian team, don't have a home state. They have a home province.