Unlike the Holderness family some of us still do plan ahead a bit for the Valentine’s holiday.
If your significant other is a hockey mom you may want to skip the florist and consider these creative alternatives instead. Some moms may love the roses and chocolates for Valentine’s Day…. Not me. I would much rather receive something useful and unique to my likes (and in this case my kid’s hobbies). I give you the top 10 hockey mom gifts:
#10: Hockey Mom Survival kit.
Every hockey mom has been the blame at one time or another (even if it isn’t their fault) for a broken helmet, missing strap or [enter your personal reason here]. Having a few essential items on hand can be a life saver during those pre-game high anxiety moments. Put together a survival kit for the hockey mom in your life that contains hockey tape, duct tape, sock tape (we like tape!), small pair of scissors and screwdriver or pocket knife, skate laces, equipment repair kit and a first aid kit (ibuprofen, ace bandage, KT tape, and moleskin for blisters). Comment below if you have any other ideas for this survival kit.
#9: Portable phone charger.
No hockey mom will skip the chance to get their kid’s penalty shot (or save … shout out to the Goalie Moms!) on video. A portable phone charger sure does come in handy during those long tournament days. Or…..
#8: GoPro Suction Cup Camera Mount.
If your love or her hockey player has a GoPro they can record the entire game by sticking it to the rink’s glass with the suction cup camera mount.
A hockey mom may not use a scarf for it’s primary purpose; to keep your neck warm. For the hockey mom, a scarf is used to bite, pull, cover our mouths, twiddle with our fingers or do whatever else we feel like doing at that moment to eliminate game time stress and anxiety.
#6: Ugg Boots.
What mom doesn’t love shoes? A nice pair of fleece lined boots to keep our feet warm is a must. If she already has a pair, get her another pair… a woman can never have enough shoes!
#5: Travel coffee mug with spill proof lid.
Those early morning practices and games require coffee. A good travel coffee mug is hard to find. In my opinion the perfect coffee mug must fulfill these three requirements: (1) The base better not be too big to fit into the cup holder of my car. (2) The lid must be spill proof… 100% will not let a drip out; nothing is worse than having your hot coffee spill out onto your lap. (3) The mug must NOT have some weird writing/saying/quote on it, nor does it have to be some girly color (just stick with black).
I am still in the market for the perfect travel mug. Comment below if you have a suggestion.
Recently I picked up a pair of gloves from Old Navy and they went into the trash that night. I learned a lesson that day (again)… you get what you pay for. Give your hockey mom a good pair of Isotoner (lined with thin insulate) gloves. I have a pair that has lasted me almost 15 years.
Or, if you want to stay with a hockey theme I saw these cute mittens made from hockey socks.
While we are on the topic of hands….
These things are awesome. All you do is take them out of the bag they come in and shake. Within seconds they turn hot… almost too hot. They also stay hot for HOURS! I personally picked up a case from the local wholesale store a few years back and have kept it in the trunk of my car. Get some Hot Hands here.
You are like, WHAT!?!?! Yup, big-ol Tootsie roll pops or Blow pops. These babies come in handy two ways. The first being that it keeps our mouths occupied during games so we don’t yell at the ref, coach or any other person who might be ticking us off. Second, we can give the lollipops to possibly a younger child who has asked us for the umpteenth time: “When is the game going to be over?”, “Can I buy something at the snack bar?” or “Did you bring my iPad?”…. take your pick. If you feel like staying in the V-day spirit Amazon sells a case of the red Blow-Pops here.
Boxed, cheap or hard. It doesn’t matter. Pick up a bottle of her favorite. She’ll love it!
By Cait DeStefano
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