It's the day before Thanksgiving, and
don’t you feel like you should have half your holiday shopping done by now so starts the holiday shopping season! If you're like me, you have a lot of special Twins fans in your life you’re looking to treat this holiday season. If you're not sure how to do that, you've come to the right place!
I've labeled the following gift suggestions by relative expense ($$$$$ to $), to help you find the perfect gift to fit your budget.
Minnesota Twins Toaster - $$
I’m putting this first on the list because I’ve been waiting for someone to buy me one of these for like five years. The concept is simple—it’s a Minnesota Twins branded toaster that burns a TC logo into the middle of your toast.
Think that’s crazy? There’s actually two different models of these toasters to choose from: The space-consuming, white, baseball-shaped one, and the more regular black, toaster-shaped one.
I would rather have the black, toaster-shaped one, FYI.
Rich Hill - $$$$$
You better live on a rich hill if you're looking to get Rich Hill for that special Twins fan in your life!
Oh my god, I am so sorry. Let me start over.
Rich Hill is considered probably the best free agent starting pitcher in this year's thin market, and the Twins really need pitching more than anything. The problem here is that Rich Hill really isn’t that good, and you’ll probably have to overpay for him. But hey—if you have the money, go for it?
TC Ring Dish - $
Say you are Mr. T or married or something like that and wear a bunch of rings. What do you do with those rings when you take them off? Put them in a ring dish, of course!
Over on Etsy, you can find a very inexpensive Ring Dish emblazoned with the Twins’ TC logo. But act fast! As soon as MLB finds whoever is making and selling these dishes using their trademarked logo, they’ll probably sue them into no return.
1987 World Series Championship Replica Ring - $$$
Did you like that TC Ring Dish idea (above), but don’t know what your loved one would use it for?
Minnesota Twins Bed Sheets - $$$
If your loved one is truly a Twins fan, let them show it where the magic happens. That’s right, I’m telling you to buy your loved one Twins bed sheets.
You would think they would carry these in more places, but they don’t. At least on the internet there are a couple of different options available.
Twin Sized Minnesota Twins Comforter Set
Minnesota Twins 2 Piece Grand Slam Twin Comforter and Sham Set
Minnesota Twins Queen/Full Comforter and Sham Set
Minnesota Twins Duvet Cover (Twin/Queen/King)
Minnesota Twins Logo Team Duvet Cover (Twin/Queen/King)
Joe Mauer Action Figure - $-$$$$$
Want to get some action out of Joe? This is one of your best options—and stock is running out!
If you’re looking for a slightly pricier Joe figure, consider this one in which he is still catching.
A sweet-ass Kirby Puckett shirt - $-$$
I’ve heard that Kirby Puckett had some sort of exclusive merchandising deal and the rights for it died with him, and that makes it almost impossible for MLB to actually sell any explicit Kirby Puckett merchandise. I don’t know if that’s true, but one walk through the Twins Majestic Athletic store makes me think so (there is nothing with Kirby Puckett, his name, or number on it in there, FYI).
However, there are still some sick-ass, vintage, Kirby Puckett t-shirts available on e-bay, such as the following:
Rare Vintage 80s Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett Salem Caricature T Shirt Large
Kirby Puckett Vintage T-Shirt 1984 - 1996 Minnesota Twins Baseball MLB XL
Vtg 1991 World Series T-Shirt L Atlanta Braves Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett
These would make pretty cool and unique gifts—wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
A cool vintage Kent Hrbek Pin - $
I feel like this is the kind of present Kent Hrbek would buy for his milkman.
Also, how cool would it be to be Hrbie’s milkman?
A bottle of Wild Turkey (or two) - $-$$
Now the Twins fan in your life can live just like Danny Gladden! Let them erase the horrible memories of The Twins’ 103-loss season with this one-size-fits-all bottle of 101 proof Wild Turkey whiskey, conveniently available at basically any local liquor store.
Kevin Correia 2013 Action Framed Picture - $$
A gift suggestion potentially inspired by my last gift suggestion, there are literally framed photos of Kevin Correia pitching for the the Twins that you can buy out there on the internet for tens of dollars. I feel like these are all intended to be marketed towards his large family and/or me.
I will hang any framed picture of Kevin Correia in a Twins uniform anyone ever buys me on my wall, and yes, that is a challenge to all of my friends and family (if any choose to accept it).
Minnesota Twins DVDs - $-$$
Hopefully, the Twins fan in your life actually likes watching the Twins play—specifically, watching them win. So how could you go wrong with some Twins World Series DVDs?
You can buy the full seven DVD set of the 1991 World Series, or just buy this one DVD with all the highlights.
If your Twins fan is a little older, or just obsessed, you can buy a seven DVD set of the 1987 World Series, or this DVD of highlights from the 1965 World Series.
For the record—I already own and approve of all these (except the end of the 1965 one).
Ken Burns Baseball DVDs - $-$$
Okay, so this isn’t specifically Twins-related—but I still feel like every baseball fan should own this set of DVDs. This documentary is amazing, and still the most-watched program on PBS of all-time. It’s 23 and 1⁄2 hours long, and it’s all about baseball. Truly amazing.
Harmon Killebrew Baby Blue Twins Shirsey - $
Didn’t like the rest of my ideas? Fine. I can live with that, I guess. But if you still need a gift idea, here: You literally can’t go wrong with this one.
What would you, as a Twins fan, like to receive as a gift this holiday season?
Do you have any other good Twins gift suggestions?