For plenty of Chicago Bears and their fans, their fathers were the ones that introduced them to not only the game of football, but the wonder of sports in general.
It is through this initial introduction here for many that their relationships with their fathers were genuinely cultivated, all in a mutual love of the Bears from a young age. These are men that set examples for us not only in discipline and hard work, but in our diehard fandom of teams such as the Bears.
The results may not always be fortuitous. The Bears may disappoint fathers and their children often. But it’s in those shared experiences, good or bad, that something truly special is manifested. From conversation, to getting to know each other, the game brings people together. That’s what a parenting and football bond is all about, in essence.
With Father’s Day on the horizon this Sunday, it can be sometimes difficult and nerve-wracking to find a proper way to show appreciation for the father figure in your life. If he loves the Bears as much as you do, perhaps we can offer some assistance with this handy guide of unique gift ideas for this all-important man in your life.
Bears bluetooth helmet
Over at Nima USA, where they work with official NFL licensed helmet designs, they have a handy bluetooth speaker Bears helmet that you can have your father link up to any electronic outlet or device to blast his music. It’s a sleek design with an ideal build of the navy and orange while tunes chime out.
Soldier Field blueprints
Soldier Field is one of the city of Chicago’s most historic venues and it appropriately fits the bill for the Bears’ tradition.
So, BallPark Blueprints has offered the perfect outlet for you to honor the Bears’ stadium on the lakefront. From unframed prints, canvas prints, men’s and women’s shirts, as well as mugs, they have a multitude of Soldier Field swag that could suit your father’s fancy in a den, the living room, or anywhere.
If you’re a fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks, or other teams on the Chicago sports scene, they also offer plenty of gift ideas along those lines as well.
Jerseys, jerseys, and more jerseys
Should you not want to get too specific in your Bears or Chicago sports gift for your father, there’s also always the timeless gift of a jersey, be it vintage or modern era.
- Give your father “18 inches of daylight” with a Gale Sayers official game jersey that is currently going for $49.99.
- If you think he prefers the greatest kick returner of all time, perhaps a Devin Hester orange jersey, currently set at $22.49 fits the bill.
- And finally, you can always gift dad with apparel of the best Bear of the modern generation, Brian Urlacher and a jersey priced at just $10.00 right now.
Of course, these are just some fancy Bears-gift ideas to shower your dad with love of his favorite football team. Though, they’re our best suggestions with one of the most crucial summer days on it’s way that we think any Bears father would adore.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.