During the Packer’s bye week this past Sunday did you take time and get yourself caught up on projects around your house? Nope. Me neither; I watched football.

Hail Mary’s tackled short of the end zone evidenced that we’ll need to buckle up for the rest of the season.

As gift giving occasions approach us, I’ve self-scouted my favorite ideas to keep you out of the stores and on the couch.

First, for the player-fan stans, a neat gift is always an autographed photo. The timing is right whereby you could submit a request of your favorite player c/o Green Bay Packers at P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI 54307-0628 and possibly get a reply back before the holidays. Send a request, photo and a postage paid envelope for the return, no guarantees.

Some players like Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Ty Montgomery have their own branded merchandise, or you could always book Brett Favre via Cameo for a personalized video greeting.

From the Packer Pro Shop, I like anything from the salute to service or sideline collections.

Please reserve the knick knack chotskies for the Christmas tree, ain’t nobody got time to dust around a snowman wearing a Packer jersey sitting on a coffee table.

Hallmark typically comes out with a Keepsake player ornament annually. For 2018 Randall Cobb is featured. Past players include Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson, Jordy Nelson, and Clay Matthews, and may be available on Amazon or eBay.

Speaking of eBay, there are some cool nineties era Green Bay Packers windbreakers, jackets, and sweatshirts available. On second thought, don’t do it, by the time it arrives, the nineties won’t be cool anymore.

I appreciate novelty gifts, and my favorites on Etsy include a ‘dammit doll’, embroidered Chicago Bears toilet paper, and an Aaron Rodgers prayer candle.

Etsy is also an excellent place for one of a kind Green Bay Packer wall art. There is a large mosaic print of Lambeau Field made from over 30 player trading cards available from BigWallMosaics.

Pairing the Favre, Starr and Rodgers trio of handpainted wine glasses sold by GreenfieldAveDesign on Etsy with a bottle of Green Bay Packers limited edition commemorative wine sold by Mano’s wine at www.manoswine.com and you’ll have yourself a winning combo almost as good as Rodgers to Adams.

A guaranteed winning gift is a commemorative brick or tile installed at Lambeau Field. Visit www.lambeaufieldbricks.com for options. The replica is only available with the purchase but is recommended; a great conversation piece for home or office.

Replicas in certain circumstances are acceptable. For $88.00 on Amazon, you can purchase a replica Lombardi trophy. Trust me; it’s as amazing as it sounds.

Personalized gifts are always well received. Don’t be afraid to channel your inner creative.

A fleece blanket, green and gold paracord bracelet, custom tailgate tote bag and custom can koozie are just a few items I’ve received from family and friends.

If you’re going to make a Shotski though, it has to be from a real ski, no cheating.

Our Packers are going back to Cali this Sunday. On Instagram, I see California cheesehead challenge coins available in limited quantities. From what I can tell, if you catch a Packer fan in California without one, they owe you a drink. Yell loud and proud at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Sunday Packer family!!

A 13x World Champion vibe always, visit www.cheesehead.com to purchase a classic, the original Cheesehead.

Mocked by Illinois rivals in 1985, from 1987 Packer fans around the world, thirty nations to be exact, have embraced the term “Cheesehead” according to Foamation. The first Cheesehead was made from spare couch polyurethane foam, a turkey slicer, and yellow-orange paint. (1)

I’d rather wear a wedge of cheese on my head as opposed to a watermelon, just saying.


(1) Jastrzebski, A. (2017, May 18). The Origins of the Cheesehead. Retrieved from https://culturecheesemag.com