Holiday gift ideas for your favorite coach

Some people have their act together and are already Christmas shopping. I am not one of those people. But that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it. All year long I keep my eye out for gift ideas for that special person in your life–your youth sports volunteer coach–and then wait until the last moment to buy and wrap them. Here are some of my best ideas for 2015, sure to please your coach and earn your kid some extra playing time.

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The Trophy Mom’s Gift Guide for the Sports Mom

Contigo stainless steel mugIt’s holiday time, and there’s one person that should be at the top of your gift-buying list– the person that makes all this sports stuff possible– mom. You want to get her something special, something that says thanks and I love you and you are completely kick ass in the sports mom department, but what? Hey, Oprah’s not the only one that can make gift suggestions. The Trophy Mom’s got a few of her own favorite things to share.

Travel mug
This Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug is the mug for the mom. Its vacuum seal will not spill because of some nifty aerospace technology or something. It comes in a variety of colors and has a sleek, sophisticated shape, just like mom. Contigo describes it as easy to hold and easy on the eyes, again, just like your favorite sports mom. Costco has these in a two pack so you can get one for mom, and one for coach.  $21, various retailers. Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday wishes from the Trophy Mom

Christmas presents

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It occurred to me sometime between the hockey tournament, the softball tournament, the arrival of my parents and the death of the water heater that CHRISTMAS IS THIS WEEKEND!!!! But not to worry, I’m told that all that gift buying is superficial and unnecessary and it really is the thought that counts. So here are some of my best thoughts and wishes for you, my lovely readers. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Festivus or (insert your own celebration here)!

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Your guide to the perfect gift for your coach

There are only a few weeks of holiday shopping left and you still don’t have that perfect gift for your coach. Well, panic not, because the Trophy Mom has a great list of ideas for you that are coach-tested and coach-approved. See, I polled my celebrity coaching panel for some of the best gifts they have received and compiled their favorites, plus some other gifts I thought they’d enjoy, so you can find the perfect one for your coach. Read the rest of this entry »


Gift ideas for your athlete

Ho Ho Ho! It’s Santa Trophy Mom here with a blog full of gift ideas for your young athlete. Because, frankly, you spend so much money on outfitting them for sports you might as well get double-duty Christmas gift mileage out of it. So, let’s get on with the making of merry and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls.

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