Monday, December 20, 2010

The Blue Jays Holiday Gift Guide

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What presents can exude a reaction worthy of an epic Nintendo 64 Christmas morning freakout? None other than the gift ideas below for the Blue Jays fan on your Christmas list.

As a brief aside, I always felt bad for the little girl in the video above because I don't think she fully understood the gravity of getting a Nintendo 64 for Christmas. I think she was just mimicking the actions of her older brother.

Anyway, inspired by Zoo With Roy's and the Getting Blanked Holiday Gift Giving Guide, here is the Blue Jays Holiday Gift Guide.

Blue Jays Silly Bandz ($6.99 CAD)

Earlier this year, I facetiously wished for Silly Bandz for my birthday. If I had known these Blue Jays "Logo Bandz" existed, then I would've asked for these bad boys for Christmas instead. At the low low price of just $6.99, children can harass Santa to bring them the latest fad which they'll certainly all but forget come January 1st.


Second 2 None Cologne ($19.50 CAD)

Ever wanted to smell like a (hopefully) Hall of Fame second baseman? Then pick up a bottle of Roberto Alomar's "Second 2 None" cologne. It may not be accompanied by the novelty of Gustavo Chacin's cologne, but "Second 2 None" will definitely make a great stocking stuffer.

Game Used Bat Bottle Opener
($79.99 US)

Unless you're at the Dome forking out $10 dollars each for a beer, why not get this game used bottle opener to crack open your wobbly pops at home?

Blue Jays Recliner ($999.99 US)

Just in case you ever have too much money that you're not sure what to do with it, here's an expensive gift option: a Blue Jays recliner!

I guess if you have that kind of money though, you can get this recliner for the same cost as five "Action Seat" tickets.



Blue Jays M & M's ($38.99 US)

Some say that giving candy or chocolates on Christmas is very impersonal, but I beg to differ. What could be more personal than a package of M & M's with your favourite team on it?

You can buy three 7-ounce packages of M & M's adorned with the Blue Jays logo and colours for only $38.99


Coasters with Game Field Dirt ($31.99 US)

Here's a gift that's guaranteed to be a conversation piece at your next dinner party: a set of Blue Jays coasters with actual game field dirt inside.

Now the dirt itself may or may not include spit-out sunflower seed shells, snuff, or any other waste from player's mouths. I guess that's part of the fun in the gift: finding surprises like that in the coasters.



Blue Jays Jello/Rice Krispie Mould ($30.00 CAD)

Okay, here's one of the most unique/weird Blue Jays related gifts I found out there ... it's a Blue Jays mould. The listing says it's to make Rice Krispie treats, but it almost certainly looks like it could be a Jell-O mould too.


Canadian Living & The Blue Jays
($7.49 US)

I don't think I've ever read Canadian Living in my entire life, unless it was in a dentist or doctor's office. But I'd be willing to make an exception of somebody wrapped up this special Blue Jays edition of Canadian Living magazine.

Inside are some recipes from the Blue Jays themselves, including John Olerud's Omelette, Roberto Alomar's Mom's Chicken, The Carter's Corn Pudding, and The Stottlemyres's Lasagna.

Blue Jays Beer Pong Table ($114.95 US)

Let's be honest, if you have a son or daughter away at college or university, chances are they're blowing their OSAP money on beer. Since they're drinking away their education anyway, you may as well make it a little more entertaining for them, right? You'll be the coolest parent ever by buying them this Blue Jays Beer Pong Table for Christmas.


1993 Blue Jays World Series Ring ($8898.89 US)

Finally, we have the crown jewel of all gifts a Blue Jays fan could ever want - a 1993 World Series Ring. I'm not sure how the heck this ended up on eBay, but I'm willing to bet Rickey Henderson pawned it off to pay for some diamond-stud earrings.

11 comments:

  1. That JEllo mould came with a few packs of blue jello back in the 90s. It's stored somewhere in my mom's kitchen.

    I also have that Canadian living magazine with Pat BOrders on it.

    Man I was Jays crazy when I was a kid.

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  2. I want that beer pong table. Badly...

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  3. Dave H, the funny thing is I bet that Jello is still good. If you ever make it, let me know how it turns out. I'm jealous you also have the Canadian Living magazine too, I might have to swipe one off eBay one of these days.

    Jeremy, too bad the price tag is too high, otherwise I'd say let's all pool our money in and use it as a pre-drink activity before going to the Dome!

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  4. I've used the Jello Mould before and it's like making a huge jell cake in the shape of the Jays logo - You do grow sick of eating it after a few days though.

    Flipping through my shelf of old mas and stuff to find that Canadian Living Magazine I've also got a ton of old Shoppers Drug Mart Jays calendars. Any of those on E-Bay. The coolest thing about them I think is they have the Sky dome map ont he back with ticket price. In 1991 the highest priced ticket in the dome was $17.50!!!! All the lower infield tickets were the same price!!!!

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  5. I looked and the Jays ring (which I would love to own) was owned by some guy named Hansen from the Toronto Office.

    ZzMANzZ

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  6. Dave H, although I'd have tough time eating a giant Jello mould of the Blue Jays logo, I bet the initial presentation is pretty cool. I know exactly the calendars you're talking about, as I think I also have the 91 and 92 Shoppers Drug Mart calendars. And in 1991, the upper deck tickets were only $4 dollars! Of course, those were the good old days when McDonald's was in the Skydome as well.

    Anon, I couldn't find out the full name of the guy "Hansen" in question, but that's pretty cool that the front office folks also got a World Series ring.

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  7. Come on people!

    Put your friggin' drinking caps on!

    We have Blue Jays beer pong AND Blue Jays Jello Shots!

    Combine them with some Bautista Bombs (which, may I add, Zach made for me at loose moose a couple of Fridays ago) and we're set for a Blue Jays Drunk Fest!

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  8. GCM1979, good point - I never thought of using the mould for Jello shots. Great idea!

    And how were the Bautista Bombs? Last time I had 151, it didn't end very well.

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  9. seeing the name Hansen on the side of that ring makes me wonder how they ever fit the name Stottlemyre on the same ring?

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  10. That's a great list you've put together. Those M&M's would be great to serve over the holidays. If people found out what you paid to get them they'd be right in thinking that you go too far with your Jays love.

    PS-I hope you have a great holiday Ian. If you've got an old throw away post laying around please put it up on the 25th for those of us like me that will be checking in with you!

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  11. Dave H, beats the heck out of me - they probably had to use a 4 point font and 2 lines to fit Stottlemyre's name on there.

    Mattt, exactly - a great novelty to have, but you're a sucker if you're willing to pay that much for 3 tiny packs of M & M's.

    Don't worry, I'll have my annual Happy Holidays Photoshop post up later this week. Happy Festivus to you too Mattt, cheers!

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