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Rockett’s Recs: Cubs Fan Holiday Gift Guide

BCB’s Danny Rockett shares his picks for the best holiday gifts under $40.

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World Series Champion Santa Hat

It’s that time of year again! So empty your wallet on Cubs merchandise and help the Cubs have the budget to load up on scrap heap bullpen guys for Chris Bosio to fix and lead us to another championship!

Currently, there is more Cubs merchandise for sale than at any other time in my life. You can’t walk into a grocery or big box store without being hit with a sea of blue and red items to buy with the words “Cubs World Series Championship” slapped on it. It’s overwhelming to know what to buy, and I’m here to help.

As a 42-year-old who’s typing this article while wearing bleached stained sweatpants that I bought a decade ago at Target, I know a thing or two about fashion. Also, I know many of us prefer a one stop shopping experience where we don’t spend a lot of money. So allow me to guide you through my picks for a gift from the Cubs Store under $40 for everyone in your family. These items are as inexpensive as possible without looking chintzy at the Holiday Party. Also, I’ve attempted to keep my picks generic and one sized fits all to help cross a few names off your “I don’t know what to buy them” list.

But before I highlight the wares of corporate baseball... I’d like to encourage everyone to shop locally! Support my artisan Cubs fan friends this Holiday Season. Buy Al Yellon’s “A Season For The Ages” book. Purchase Matt Kammerer’s Cubs Art. Order some Custom Cubs Shoes from Rare Blue Designs. You can even hire me to write and record you a song! Just email me. They all make great gifts and support our Cubs community.

But is the place to buy everyone’s presents all at once!

For Her

Womens Chicago Cubs Mendoza Purse

Take the embarrassment of guessing the wrong style or size. It’s one size fits all with a purse! She’ll breeze through Wrigley security with this sassy satchel!

For Him

Men’s Chicago Cubs Flannel Slippers

Slip on the savings and knock out a guys gift for $20. It’ll be the gift he didn’t know he wanted until you gave it to him!

For Drunk Uncle Mike

Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions Hip Flask

Help your Drunkle be a World’s Champion with a pocket full of booze!

For Your Sister-In-Law’s Teenage Son From Another Marriage

Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions 2017 Wall Calendar

Nothing says “I don’t know much about you except that you like the Cubs” like this 2017 calendar. Only $12!

For a Teen

Women's Chicago Cubs For Bare Feet 2016 World Series Champions Cubs Win W Crew Socks

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed the past few years at Wrigley it’s that teenagers like wearing crazy socks! (These also come in Men’s Sizes)

What I Want!

Men's Chicago Cubs New Era Graphite/Black 2016 World Series Champions Official Parade Locker Room 9FIFTY Snapback Adjustable Hat

Of all the World Series hats, this one is the coolest and will be purchased as soon as I’m done writing this gift guide.

For a Baby

Chicago Cubs 2 Pack Pacifiers

The Cubs don’t suck anymore! But babies sure do! (And yes, I featured this gift only to tell that joke)

For a Kid

For the Person Who Likes Things That Shouldn’t Exist.

Chicago Cubs Tervis Goblet Tumbler

If your loved one can never decide whether to drink out of a plastic wine glass or a plastic tumbler, this “Goblet Tumbler” can satisfy both drinking sensations!

For the Cubs Fan Who Knows What Time it Is!

Men's Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions Spirit Watch

It’s time to win another World Series with this sweet watch! (Also comes in kids sizes)

Honestly, there are more items in the Cubs store than ever before. If you’re looking to go on a Cubs fan holiday spending spree, loading up your cart at the Cubs store is the answer.

And you could also buy one of these cool Cubs spray charts from a guy who sent me an email the other day.

Happy shopping! Next time I see you I’ll be wearing a new hat!