Being a team mom is a pretty thankless job. Therefore, when the occasion presents itself to show your favorite team mom some appreciation why not make the most of it. Christmas is the perfect time to find great gifts to make your favorite team mom’s life much easier. This Team Mom Christmas Gift Guide should give you some fun ideas they will love and cherish.
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Back of Car / Trunk Organizer
Bluetooth-Enabled Speaker or Car
Every mom in this day and age has a Bluetooth capable phone. Take that capability a step further by giving her the gift of music, podcasts, and audiobooks wherever she goes with a Bluetooth-enabled speaker or in-car Bluetooth.
External Phone Charger
Taking pictures… Texting parents… Doing stats… Posting results… Keeping Score… Checking schedules… Reading a book between game… Team moms use their phone constantly at tournaments. This is a battery-draining affair. A good external phone charger will keep mom’s phone charged so she can complete all her duties.
Planner or Calendar
Every Team Mom needs a great Planner / Calendar and Christmas is the perfect time to get that new planner with the new year just around the corner.
Sport Specific Mom Swag
Team moms love repping the sports their kiddos play. That’s why, a great “XXXX Mom” shirt is the perfect Christmas gift. This is especially true for newer team moms who haven’t built up their wardrobe of sports shirts yet.
Yes, I said seating. Only sports parents understand how incredibly uncomfortable bleachers are. By the end of a long day our backs, necks, shoulders and butts are killing us. Getting a nice Folding Chair or Bleacher Seat will be the gift that keeps on giving the whole year through.
Team moms rarely have time to get to the spa during the sports season. So why not bring the spa to them? Spa-At-Home kits are a great way for more to escape into a quiet world of relaxation right in her own home.
Team Mom Bag or Tote
Coffee Gift Cards
Whether they need a boost before an early morning game or a quick dose of caffeine between working all day and an evening practice, every team mom could use a little pick-me-up at some point. While Starbucks is the biggest name in the coffee game, there are other regional favorites such as Einstein’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera.
Tournaments take place in all types of weather. Therefore, team moms need to keep their cold drinks cold in hot weather and hot drinks hot in cold weather. Yeti (or Yeti-type) drink cups make a perfect give no matter the weather.
Speaking of that Yeti cup, did you know most coffee places will give customers up to a $.10 discount if they bring their own cup? That makes a combo gift of a coffee gift card and a cup a great combo.
Insulated Picnic Basket
Above we said that tournaments take place in all types of weather. This means we not only need to keep our drinks at the right temperature, we need to keep our food at the right temperature as well. Insulated picnic basket are easily transportable and perfect for all situations.
Again with the weather. So far we have helped mom keep her drink and food at the right temperature. Now we need to make sure she stays warm as well. A great heavy duty, waterproof blanket is just the trick to keep from mom turning into a popsicle at a cold tournament.
But Wait There’s More
Why not give yourself the gift of Amazon Prime? If you purchase Amazon Prime today, you will get free shipping on all these great gifts for your favorite team mom. Even better, why not gift your favorite team mom a 3-month or 12-month membership to Amazon prime.
Good luck and happy shopping!!!
Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She is a team mom extraordinaire who has filled her time serving as secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist for her daughter’s travel sports team for over 15 years before becoming a team owner. You can follow her on Twitter at @TeamMom365.