Detroit Lions Christmas Gift Guide

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Dec 7, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions fan in the stands during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re anything like me — and for your sake let’s hope you’re not — then you have a really hard time with Christmas shopping. I usually just wander around the mall for seven or eight hours until it strikes me that what my wife really wants — nay, needs! — is for me to eat another Auntie Anne’s pretzel at that very moment. It’s usually about closing time that I start to panic — because you can’t go to the mall twice, especially around the holidays — and just grab things.

A grill brush for dad. A loofah for mom. An Auntie Anne’s gift card for the wife (protip: you’ll get to use that on the next family trip to the mall). A grill brush for brother. A snow scraper for sister. A grill brush for brother-in-law. A DOCSIS 3.0 and Wireless N 2-in-1 cable modem and wireless router for sister-in-law.

The good news is the NFL and the Detroit Lions are happy to sell you Officially Licensed Merchandise at competitive prices. Unlike my list above, these are the things that your friends and family actually want. The options at the Official Team Store are myriad, so I’ve done you the excellent favor of picking out the very best options.

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