Giving Guide 2016

Winning Gifts for the Seattle Sports Fan

From the Sonics to soccer, a plethora of presents.

Seattle Reign Led by international soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe, the Reign are a formidable team on the pitch. Though they missed the playoffs by only two points this year, the team had a respectable finish at 8-6-8. It’s proven Seattle can host a winning football club (we’re looking at you, Seattle Sounders), so it’s the perfect time to support the Reign now. How, you ask? By giving the gift of merch! We suggest a black and gray “Be BOLD” scarf from the team store. Classic. reignfc.com

Seattle Supersonics At Throwbacks Northwest on Capitol Hill, you can buy any number of Emerald City sports oddities. Perusing the shop, we came across poseable figures and the world-famous Supersonics Starter Jacket. Relive the glory days of your childhood and the 1996 (or even 1979) Finals appearances with classic Sonics toys or a jacket to keep you warm during this dreadful winter. throwbacksnw.com

Seattle Riot The Seattle Riot, the city’s female professional Ultimate Frisbee team, wins awards and trophies all the time. They’re one of the most decorated teams in the whole city, in fact. They’re a tough bunch, and they’re worth cheering on. Plus they play a sport everyone can play, though not as well—no ice rink or baseball diamond required here, just a good old-fashioned Frisbee is all. And for that we recommend the team’s official disc, with signature red flames on white plastic. seattleriot.org

Tacoma Rainiers No, Rainier is not just a mountain and not just a tall can of beer. It’s also a Triple-A minor league baseball team (and an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners MLB squad). What began in 1960 still captivates hearts today. So to lend support, you should try to capture a tried-and-true red Rainiers baseball cap or a throwback T-shirt with the big “R” to support our favorite dome city to the south. rainiers.milbstore.com

Seattle Thunderbirds Wait, we have a minor-league hockey team? Yes! And they play in Kent, just for your information. And they also have wacky team merchandise. Like what? Like a sweet black snapback team cap, or, for the more adventurous, a stupefyingly ugly green sweater perfect for wearing Christmas morning or any other morning you’re hoping to scare your significant other. Happy hockey-days, everyone! seattlethunderbirds.com

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