Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hockey Gift Guide Part Three: Apparel and Things

By Lisa Ovens

In part three of my suggestions, I went looking for some hockey inspired apparel, and came across some fun new looks for the hockey fan and/or player in your life.

But first, to briefly recap the guides...

Part One highlighted two artisans:  Michelle Reaney of Thunderpeep Designs (the designer responsible for the look of my two hockey books) and her Polar Nights line of paper and fabric products imprinted with her original designs. And the other Artisan, Ann Carney,  jewelry designer and creator of the FanBangle sports bracelets. To get the full story and see their work please click here for Gift Guide Part One.

Part Two covered the items available from my own Hockey & High Heels Collection, including the Two Book Set, VIP Badges and Hockey themed blank greeting cards. To see it all and do a  little online shopping, please click here for Gift Guide Part TwoPlease note, both hockey books are only available  from the shop @ Hockeyandhighheels.com.

Now for Part Three...

Fans of  Vancouver Canuck/Team USA member, Ryan Kesler should know he has a line of sporty clothing, developed with a local Vancouver company, First Star. These aren't just clothes: they are wearable technology that happen to look pretty good.

This women's top has grown on me. The authentic hockey lace near the shoulder, at first look was a little different, but the more I see the more I like it. There is a guy's version as well. Model RK-204 $59.99 First Star tech includes Moisture System Transference (quick drying) Bio Sense Fit (hugs your curves) and BACT-OUT (helps keep your clothes smelling good for longer)
Model RK-204  $59.99

Well the ladies might enjoy this photo, and seeing their guys in Ryan Kesler brand underwear. These briefs have all the same attributes listed above. In other words  they keep dry, hug curves and will smell fresher...for longer?
Well, don't just buy him one pair!
Model RK 201  $21.99

For the complete Ryan Kesler RK17 line visit firststarsports.com. First Star Sports also has a local retail store in  downtown Vancouver: 851 Hornby Street, 604-681-6828


She Plays Hockey is an Ontario based hockey clothing company that focuses on the hockey playing female. They have a great online shop, and today I am featuring their cute T-shirts with sassy slogans and quotes. Quotes like these...Sugar and Spice, but not on the ice, My Goal is...to Deny Yours (for goalies) and Pretty to Look at. Hard to Catch. T-shirt shown: Boys Wanted, Ladies regular fit, 100% cotton, $17.99. Click here to check out She Plays Hockey online store

Bela Hockey, Cammi Granato's company that outfits girl hockey players in gear and apparel made just for them, has introduced an inspiring gift set called "Granato's Gold". Includes an Air Mesh youth jersey, a personalized youth stick, a Katie cap, skating socks and practice socks.

Granato's Gold  $84
Choose red or blue
Visit Belahockey.com
 super cute!

And in the spirit of girls and sports, I present the "Girls Can't What?" Christmas ornament. Girlscantwhat. com is here to remind everyone that girls can do stuff, lots of stuff, anything they put their mind to.

Girls Can't What? hockey player ornament $22.45
available online at girlscantwhat.com

So, now I'm hear to remind everyone that Girls Can Play Sports. They don't have to sit on the sidelines or be content with waving the pom poms. Girls, get busy and get into the game!! Okay, I'm off of my soap box. Thanks for listening :o)

Happy Holiday Hockey Shoppin'!

1 comment:

  1. Great article Lisa! Do check out our store at www.FarParker.com where we now carry a lot of the Kesler product (RK17) line, but for a bit less than retail stores...Cheers!