The Style Ref's Favorite Things 2016

favorite things holiday gift guide

Every year, Oprah releases her list of favorite things and it essentially serves as the definitive gift guide for holiday shoppers. This inspired me to create my own list of my favorite things, but with an eye for what fashion-forward sports fans would like to give and receive most. I hope this list makes your holiday shopping a little easier, so you have more time to enjoy what really matters. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Lillybee Collegiate Flip Flops

college team flip flops

Regular, boring, old flip flops just won't do for the fashionable college football fan on your list! These are durable enough for the tailgate yet polished enough for the victory party. These get extra points for the removable school logo snap that can be interchanged with other snaps also available at Lillybee.

$48 per pair
Available at: Lillybee.com

Hover Helmets

hover helmets

I don't know what kind of witchcraft makes this thing work, but I don't care because I could stare at it all day! This takes the replica football helmet to a whole new level and I'm loving it (except they don't have my USF Bulls yet!). Racking your brain over what to get the sports fan who has everything? THIS.

Available at: Amazon.com

Pura Vida Bracelets

pura vida bracelets

The teens and young adults on your holiday list will love a wrist full of Pura Vida bracelets, which come in a variety of styles and colors. I have a few red, white and blue bracelets that do double-duty for Team USA and Fourth of July! This set would be perfect for a Carolina Panthers fan!

Starting at $5 each
Available at: PuraVidaBracelets.com

This Girl Knows Football Shirt

women's football shirt

Sure, I'm a little biased because I created it, but this really is the perfect gift for the football fan girl in your life! You can choose from a t-shirt or tank and the material is so amazingly soft. Even though this was only available for a limited time, it only takes one order to bring it back!

Starting at $22
Available at: Teespring.com

Faux Fur Throw Blanket

faux fur throw blanket

There are a lot of sports to watch this holiday season, so what's better than being bundled up on the couch with some snacks and beverages? I just got one of these blankets and I live in it while I'm home. It's so soft and luxurious, doesn't shed and comes in a variety of colors. Plus, look at that price!

Available at: Amazon.com

Clear Envelope Purse

nfl stadium clear bag

If you've been to a college or NFL game recently, you've probably experienced the clear bag policy. Avoid having to hide your purse in a bush or make the long trek back to your car! Give your favorite female gameday warrior the gift of stylish functionality this holiday season.

Available at: Amazon.com

Personalized Bar Necklace

personalized bar name necklace

I love personalized jewelry because it's a way to infuse meaning into your everyday style. I recently ordered this necklace and I love it so much, I'm planning to order another one for myself and one as a gift! The options are endless! Sports fans can customize it with a team name, hometown, home state, latitude and longitude of your favorite stadium, your favorite player's number and so on.

Available at: Amazon.com

Decibullz EarBuds

molded earbuds headphones

If you're like me, you have several pairs of earbuds tucked away and they're all pretty much the same. When I heard about Decibullz, I was intrigued because you actually mold them to fit your unique inner ear shape. This helps them stay snugly in your ears and makes them more comfortable to wear.

Starting at $49.99
Available at: Amazon.com

Team Pom Keychain

faux fur pom keychain

You can't avoid this keychain trend and seriously, who doesn't want a furry ball hanging off their purse?! This is my personal favorite because it offers a little team spirit.

Available at: Fanatics.com

Dooney & Bourke Team Cross Body Purse

chicago cubs mlb team crossbody purse

Looking for something luxe to give your favorite sports fan? She'll drool over this crossbody bag in her favorite team. It's the ideal size for gameday or even just running weekend errands.

Available at: Dooney.com

College Jumpsuit

college team onesie jumpsuit

What's cozy, covered in your college team and perfect for hiding your food baby? This onesie!

Available at: TipsyElves.com

Shoot Again Basketball Set

basketball game set gift

As an only child, I would've loved to have this growing up! Think of all the fun I would've had playing this in my room...all...by...myself. Anyway, this makes a great, fun gift for the basketball fan (and kid at heart).

Available at: Wayfair.com

Quesadilla Maker

quesadilla maker

Calling all tailgate kings and queens! This may seem like just another kitchen gadget that will end up stuffed in the back of some dark cabinet, but the reviews are insanely positive. People love it! Get ready to be a quesadilla-making machine at your next tailgate or watch party.

Available at: Wayfair.com

Cornhole Night Lights

cornhole night light tailgate gift

Ahhh, the age-old question: How do you play cornhole in the dark when you can't see the hole? Let there be light, tailgaters! These cornhole night lights are your eureka moment.

$32 for a set of two
Available at: Wayfair.com

Statement Socks

stance nba lebron james socks

I fondly refer to socks as the forgotten accessory because they really don't get any love, but can be delightfully fun to show off. I love Stance's sports collection, especially the ones featuring the best athletes making moves.

Available at: Stance.com

Boot Bows

poppyclips boot bows
Aren't these just the most adorable little bows you've ever seen?! I didn't know "boot bows" existed, but now I'm thinking I NEED a gold set for my green USF rainboots. This houndstooth and crimson combo would be perfect for Alabama fans. Choose a set in your favorite shade to give your boots a pop of team spirit.

$24 per pair
Available at: PoppyClips.com

What's your favorite thing on my list?! Leave me a comment below. Happy holiday shopping!


The Style Ref


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