Hockey 2022: The 12 Gifts of Christmas
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are always a challenge to find the ultimate gift with each passing year.
The holidays are always a special time to share special memories.
And one of the biggest problems we face every year?
Stressing to find the perfect gift for your kids, relatives, and loved ones.
If you have some hockey-playing kids or relatives in your life, then you’re in luck.
This holiday gift guide for hockey lovers is right up your alley.
This gift guide will cover the at-home essentials and some great stocking stuffers that will make anyone smile.
So keep scrolling so you can get some hockey gift-giving inspiration!
1. A Stick and a pair of skates.
What’s hockey without its two most essential tools?
Do you have kids raring to get into the sport?
Or a relative who needs an upgrade?
They’ll love a new stick or a pair of skates.
The right stick or skates could make a massive difference in power and performance.
In terms of both sticks and skates, Bauer and CCM are the most popular brands.
If you need some stick ideas, consider:
STX Ice Hockey Surgeon RX3.1 brings the right mix of speed and power.
Arsenal Envy Carbon Fiber Ice Hockey Stick withTechnology that “delivers consistent explosiveness and precision.”
STX Stallion HPR2 Ice Hockey Stick with Composite Grip, has fantastic durability.
And for skates:
- The Bauer Supreme S22 M1 Junior Ice Skates is a great, budget-friendly senior skate that promises comfort, flexibility, and support.
- The CCM Super Tacks 9350 Senior Ice Hockey Skates focuses on durability, stability, and protection while still being a comfortable fit.
Tour Hockey Tr-750 Ice Hockey Skate that promises best-in-class fit and comfort.
Make sure to get the right size and fit, so you don’t have a disappointed loved one on Christmas Day!
2. A Sweet Grip Stocking-Stuffer
Having a good grip on your hockey stick is crucial for performance.
Tape has always been the go-to for professional hockey players and squirts alike.
While taping is almost synonymous with hockey, it can be a painstaking process.
Taping can also get dirty, smell, and lose its luster, needing continual replacement. Investing in a grip not only makes the process faster, but it lasts much longer.
Companies like Sniper Skin allows you to customize your grip in the color and style of your choice.
Get your loved one a sweet hockey stick grip that gives the user a consistent performance, even when wet.
3. A Shooting Pad or Stickhandling Pad.
Do you know a hockey lover looking to improving their skills but has no access to a rink? Get them a Pro-Skill Infused Shooting Pad.
Shooting pads are large solid panels made of high-quality polyethylene material that feels just like natural ice.
It’s also infused, meaning it will always feel smooth like ice and won’t need future treatment.
The pad can be used on a flat surface to practice their stick control or shooting.
4. Polyglide Pro-Curve. A 360-degree training surface.
Those who need to work on the basics need a small space and lots of motivation.
Our Pro-Curve Training Surface is a durable synthetic ice panel to practice anything from stick handling, puck control, and shooting.
The panel consists of materials that mimic real ice and are crafted in a solid 60-degree curve.
Six can combine using their interlocking ends to create a 360-degree training surface.
This is great for multiple persons looking to practice in the same space.
5. A Hockey Net with shooting targets.
The future Maurice Richard Trophy winner in your life will need a net to practice their shooting.
Gift them an at-home hockey net complete with shooting targets.
Most goals come with targets in the lower and upper corners to become excellent scorers, preparing them for their next game.
The EZ Goal steel goal with net backdrop is a perfect example of a hockey net they can use to practice indoors and outdoors.
If they already have a hockey net, the Franklin Shooting Targets can strap on to any corner of your goal.
Or try the Forza Hockey shooting tool that wraps over any net and provides five scoring zones.
6. Give the gift of agility.
What you do off the ice is just as important as what you do on it.
The great hockey players know that agility, speed, and acceleration can give them an advantage.
Learning those fundamentals is as simple as performing consistent agility drills.
A set of agility cones will be a perfect gift for the person ready to level up with some simple agility drills in their back yard or driveway.
You can also gift a set of agility ladders, which helps with improved footwork and balance.
7. Maintain your Edge with the "Re-Edger"
Features a Handheld Multi-Function Skate Blade Sharpener that includes Ceramic Steel and Replaceable Honing Stone.
Perfect for "On-the-Fly" Skate Blade Repairs during practices and games.
From A&R Sports, the leading brand in sports accessories for over 20 years
8. Grit HTFX Hockey Tower Equipment Bag
Who wants hockey sticks, gloves, skates, and training equipment scattered everywhere?
To keep everything organized, you can gift a hockey equipment bag.
After training at home, kids or professional athletes can keep all their equipment in one place.
And when it’s time to head to the actual rink, they can just grab and go.
Try the Grit HTFX Hockey Tower Equipment Bag !
9. Synthetic Panels For Their Own Rink
What's hockey gear without ice?. So why not gift a hockey rink?
While it sounds crazy, it’s possible with synthetic ice panels.
Synthetic ice panels are made of durable polyethylene that connects like puzzle pieces to cover any flat surface.
These panels feel like real ice as you skate on them with your metal skates.
Gifting a few of our panels will be enough to set up their basement, driveway, garage, or spare room with their own rink.
10. Passing Aid or Rebounding Dasher Curb.
Wit their synthetic ice rink installed, your kid or loved one would be eager to practice. But who will pass the puck?
Adding The Bounce Bar’s Rebounding Dasher Curb keeps the puck contained while using special rebounding foam to help them play off the walls.
Besides curbs to fit your rink, you can also gift stand-alone passing aids so they can practice shooting off of quick passes.
11. Give the Gift of Hockey Classes.
Does the hockey enthusiast in your life need some extra help?
Why not gift some coaching classes? Coaching can help youth and adult players alike improve their skills.
More importantly, a coach holds them accountable!
While others are slacking off, they will be making an immense progress.
You can gift one or a bundle of classes so they can get expert advice and training.
With the pandemic, training has become increasingly difficult.
So make sure the trainer or coach can provide online classes.
12. Rep Your Favorite Team!
This year’s NHL was unlike any we’ve experienced.
For the hockey fan in your life, gift them with a Team Tee or an authentic hockey T-shirt from their favorite team to get ready for any season.
13. For The Hockey Gamer
If the hockey lover in your life is a gamer, you can’t go wrong with NHL 2K21 for PS4 or Xbox.
The Great Eight, Alex Ovechkin, has both his face and fingerprint on the game.
Players get to follow Ovechkin’s career, play NHL ‘94 in Past Meets Present, and create the next superstar in Be A Pro mode.
They’ll enjoy learning the game and skills while having fun with their favorite NHL players.
Help them have a hockey Christmas!
These gifts are sure to make the hockey lover in your life happy.
Sure to make it a special one to remember for years to come!
Throughout the last few years, more and more persons were not getting to enjoy the ice sports they love.
Gifts like synthetic ice panels, rebounders, and our infused training surfaces can help them train at home at their will.
If you need ideas on some of our products to help with your holiday shopping, don’t hesitate to contact us today.