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The AS x Christmas 2021 US sports gift ideas and guide

Hot on the heels of our Christmas soccer guide comes our selection for the US sports fan with our inaugural top 10 of the finest gifts from the worlds of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

The AS x Christmas 2021 US sports gift ideas and guide

Following the, ahem (coughs) soar-away success of our AS x Christmas soccer guide, once again, we've been trawling through the dark corners of the internet to bring you the inaugural US Sports installment of our gift guide. The good, bad and the ugly from the world of baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey with something for every budget....

1) Nike x NBA 75th anniversary Brooklyn Nets dunks

The NBA celebrates it's 75th birthday this year and as part of the many events and celebrations, the association has teamed up with Nike in releasing three commemorative dunk shoes. Limited edition colorways representing Chicago Bulls, NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets were issued and sold out immediately when released via Nike.com and the Snkrs app.

Fans can still get the NBA dunk shoes at a range of prices via Stockx.

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2) LA Rams ugly sweater

There are ugly sweaters and then there is the LA Rams ugly sweater....so ugly that there is something strangely alluring about it....

Available via Tass.com ($80)

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3) LA Lakers City Edition x LeBron authentic jersey

The NBA 75th anniversary mix-tape city edition player jerseys are on point and none smarter than the Lakers purple version bearing the name and number of 'King James. The jerseys too are made by recycled polyester (according to Nike).

Available from Nike.com ($200)

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4) Atlanta Braves: World Series 2021 winners cap

The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series title since 1995 after defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 in a Game 6 match back in November with a variety of winners merchandise available.

New Era Cap available via Fanatics ($30)

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5) Boston Celtics: Santa Claus ornament

An essential for every room in the house of every Celtics fan to have at least one of these 'Santa Claus stuck down the Boston Celtics branded chimney' ornaments. Why he is wearing football cleats remains a mystery....

Available via Celtics store ($17)

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6) Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares bobblehead

Bobbleheads are bug business in the world of US sports collectibles with limited edition and signed figurines exchanging hands for big bucks. Maple Leafs fans can welcome this 8 inch tall Tavares figurine into their lives for less than $150!

Available via Amazon ($149,99)

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7) Seattle Seahawks face-mask

Covid-19 hasn't disappeared and with new strains of virus emerging, face-masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Get vaccinated, social distance, take care and wear a Seahwaks face-mask.

Available via Wingsey ($19)

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8) Detroit Red Wings: Mosaic Xmas tree topper

A Christmas tree in any self respecting Red Wings fan's house is incomplete without this crowning glory! Watch their faces beam as the star lights up with a glowing Red Wings emblem ...

Available via NHL store ($40)

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9) Miami Dolphins: ugly pajama set

Following the runaway success of the ugly sweater, the marketing folk at many NFL franchises now want us to get ugly at night with a pajama range.... The, far from subtle orange and green in the Dolphins colours lend themselves well to the 'ugly' theme and the overall feeling is indeed.....ugly.

Available via MiamiDolphins.com ($60)

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10) New England Patriots: Led Night-light

Available with the logos of a host of many NFL franchises, you can't call yourself a grid-iron true fan without this bedside LED feature in your life.

Availve via Tass.com ($40)

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