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Women's World: Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Welcome to Women's World. Brandyn Campbell is the founder, editor and writer of the Philly Sports Muse. Every Thursday, Campbell will offer a unique perspective as she shares her passion for the Eagles ...

‘Tis the season for procrastination and never-ending to-do lists. All in the midst of exciting December football, no less!  How to get it all done?

I’m a big fan of shopping, but when it’s under a deadline it’s much less fun. There are also the people we all have in our lives who are impossible to buy for.  Have a shortage of ideas for those on your holiday gift-giving list? Not a problem - why not combine the best sport with the holiday season by giving Eagles-themed gifts? I scoured the Eagles Online Store to help my fellow Eagles fans come up with some fun and creative ideas to complete their holiday shopping.

Any diehard fan will enjoy the 10-DVD set of the greatest games in Eagles history. From 1978’s Miracle of the Meadowlands to the Body Bag Game, it’s all here for you to watch, relive and enjoy. The set also includes Super Bowl XXXIX. Knowing the outcome in advance should make for calmer game viewing, but somehow that’s not the case with these classics. That’s a big part of the fun.

Eagles snuggie

Speaking of Eagles history, if you know of any fan without The Eagles Encyclopedia by Ray Didinger and Robert S. Lyons, you must remedy that situation immediately. Filled with fascinating facts, photos and player profiles from 1933 to 2005, when the book was published, it’s a fascinating insight into where the team has been and how they got to where they are today. The year-by-year history of the team, complete with stats from each season, will have the recipient of this gift spouting Ray Diddy-like historical knowledge at the drop of a hat in no time. Well, at least in their dreams.

Did you know that the Eagles have wine this year? That’s right, I said wine. It’s called Rollout, and it is the perfect solution for the sophisticate on your list or, really, anyone. Because who doesn’t love wine? Rollout was created to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Eagles franchise. It’s a limited edition 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon made specifically for the team. Toast the Eagles and impress your friends with this classy gift. Hurry to get those bottles under the tree … or in your wine rack.

Sunday’s Snow Bowl showed us the importance of being warm and cozy in winter weather, whether indoors or out. For those for whom comfort is a priority, consider an Eagles snuggie. Sure, the popularity of the sleeved blankets has waned since their introduction a few years ago, but these toasty pieces of bad fashion comfort are a must for cold days. The special guy or girl on your list to receive a snuggie may sniff their nose in disgust initially, but they are guaranteed to melt into a relaxed state of happiness when they sneak and try it on when their house gets cool. Anyone who likes to feel safe, secure and warm will love this gift, even if they scoff publicly at it.

Perhaps you’d like to give the gift of a daily dose of the team for the long, torturous offseason. Then consider purchasing the Eagles toaster. It leaves the team logo on each piece of toast that graces your plate to give you a smile and bit of team pride each and every morning.  Does anyone need an Eagles toaster? Absolutely not. But if that special someone on your list had one would they use it? But of course.

Lastly, know a family with a new bundle of joy? Boy or girl, it’s important to start ‘em off right. This set of three Eagles onesies in white, black and midnight green is an adorable and practical gift for the next generation of Eagles fans. Sizes go up to 6-to-9 months so why not outfit them for a good portion of their first year? They’ll thank you while working on that Eagles chant before saying “mama” and “dada.” You’re welcome, little one.

Now that you have plenty of fun ideas to complete your list, go forth and purchase! The suggestions will hopefully translate into having a little time to sit back and relax. Be guided in the knowledge that truly, if you are buying an Eagles-themed gift for an Eagles fan, you can’t go too for astray, whatever you purchase. Happy holiday shopping!

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