Penn State Holiday Buying Guide 2011

Penn State Holiday Buying Guide 2011

Over the past week I have taken some time to compose my annual Penn State holiday buying guide! Here are my top Lions Pride picks for 2011…

10. Nike 2011 Halfback Pass Pullover Jacket width=

Available in navy and white, this lightweight Storm-FIT jacket will appeal to a wide range of Nittany Lion fans. Perfect for an early fall football game or for lounging around during the holidays, this layering piece is sure to be a pleaser. Style # 24385WHT

 width=9. We Are Penn State T-Shirt

You can never have too many t-shirts expressing pride for Penn State! This cotton/polyester blend tee, available in gray, states the famous, “WE ARE PENN STATE” cheer boldly across the front. Priced at a reasonable $18, this shirt is sure to be a winner wrapped under the tree or stuffed in a stocking! Style #3548

8. Capital Earth Penn State Rug width=

This 20”x30” Penn State rug will be the perfect addition to any Penn State fans’ home. Versatile enough to be placed by the front entrance of the house, in front of the kitchen sink, or even used as a decorative piece in a game room, this Lions Pride exclusive has been a top seller the past two years! Style # PS10

 width=7. Gear Big Cotton Penn State over Lions Head Hood

There is absolutely nothing better than snuggling in a soft, comfortable, hooded sweatshirt during the cold winter months. Show your pride this winter by sporting this Penn State must-have; you won’t regret it. Style # G1093SPN

6. Columbia Ladies Triple Option Reversible Vest width=

The Columbia Ladies Reversible Vest is by far my favorite article of Penn State clothing that I own. At first glance it may seem pricy; however, it is well worth the investment of $75. It’s incredibly warm body helps to relieve the chill on even the coolest of days. It is the perfect piece to throw over a long sleeve t-shirt or hoody. Buy one ASAP for the one you love! Style # 1381


 width=5. House that Joe Built T-Shirt

The famous “Coach” print by Tom Mairs is now available on a 100% cotton t-shirt. This new item pays tribute to former Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno. They have been so popular since being received that they have been difficult to keep on the shelves. No worries though, we will have plenty for those on your holiday shopping list. Style # 3477

4. UnderArmour Versa Twill Hood in Carbon  width=

A self-proclaimed Under Armour junkie, this is my favorite new Under Armour item. The poly armour, moisture wicking material will keep any fan dry and comfortable in a variety of settings. It may seem silly to describe a hooded sweatshirt as chic, but if there is one that can pull off the term, it is the Versa Twill Hood. Style # UM0432VTCAR

 width=3. Captains Letters to Joe

Recently Lions Pride received a book so special even Ohio State fans would have a hard time bashing it. “Captain’s Letters to Joe” is book of compiled thank you notes to Joe Paterno from over 100 of his former Captains. Letters composed by Penn State greats like Jack Ham, John Cappelletti, Kerry Collins, and Michael Robinson provide touching insight into the special bond between coach and player, legend and future star. Page after page, former Nittany Lions tell stories of how Coach Paterno taught them life lessons and helped transform them from boys into men. Throughout the book, fans are given the opportunity to get to know one of the most celebrated coaches in college football a little bit better. Style # Captain

2. Mascot Ear Flap Hat width=

While I am a huge fan of all things Penn State, rarely is there an article of Penn State apparel that makes me smile every time I look at it; this hat is the exception. Not only is it adorable, but the polar fleece lining will keep your head warm during the frigid winter months. Show your Nittany Lion love this winter by outfitting your entire family in the mascot ear flap hat from ZooZats (yes, it is available for adults and children). Style # ZOO54A (adult) Style # Z0153K (Kids)


 width=1. Coach Framed Print

This is the grandfather of holiday gifts. This exceptionally special framed print of Joe Paterno literally sells itself. Joe Paterno in full color against a black and white Beaver Stadium; does it get any better? This holiday pick needs no further explanation. Style # COACHFRM