What is the perfect gift to get for a Chicago Blackhawks fan?
April 7, 2010 9:26 AM   Subscribe

What can I get for a Chicago Blackhawks fan?

As a thank you for his help with a project, I am hoping to get a friend of mine an amazing present. His love is the Chicago Blackhawks, so I am looking for something that is Blackhawks-related.

- Looking to spend between $250 and $500 (or a teeny bit more if it is really worth it)
- He lives in Toronto, which limits options, although he will be in Chicago this summer for one weekend.
- He has all the jerseys he could need. We're not looking for hockey tickets, either.
- He is in his early 60s

So Hakws fans, what should I get? Thanks for your help!
posted by laroodles to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
I would look into some memorabilia from the days of Stan Makita, Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito et al. Maybe even a set of seats from the old CHicago Stadium? Do the Hawks run some sort of adult fantasy camp?

Short of the Hawks winning the Stanley Cup, not sure anything will make a long suffering Hawks fan happy.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:51 AM on April 7, 2010

game-used equipment? My local NHL team sells used and autographed sticks and gloves and stuff at the arena shop, they're not that expensive
posted by ghharr at 10:21 AM on April 7, 2010

he's in his sixties? This rabid Blackhawks fan suggests you find a copy on Amazon of the best-titled sports autobiography ever. I Play To Win by Stan Mikita as a start.

The guy invented the curved hockey stick. 'nuff said.

If I think of more I will let you know.

Short of the Hawks winning the Stanley Cup, not sure anything will make a long suffering Hawks fan happy.

Fingers crossed this year.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:24 AM on April 7, 2010

Maybe pay someone to get rid of that mural ASAP?

Kidding aside, I didn't see any mention of a fantasy camp, but there's a summer Blackhawks convention that provides panels, photo, and autograph opportunities with past and present players.

Tickets are sold out, but you might be able to get them secondhand. I saw a listing on StubHub for some, but others might know of more reputable sources for tickets.

Ah, also, this is my personal zamboni obsession speaking, but a donation of $250 will net a zamboni ride at a Blackhawks game. You could probably get him one for the 2010-2011 season if you think he'd like it.
posted by millions of peaches at 9:56 PM on April 7, 2010

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