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Jenn's Blog: 2019 NVTBL Holiday Gift Guide

12/02/2019, 10:45am EST
By Jenn Skinner

Happy Holidays to all of our NVTBL families!

Unless you've taken a break from the internet in the past week, you've likely been inundated with all manner of gift guides, sales alerts, and frantic messages urging you to hustle up and get your holiday shopping done before you miss out.

I know it's getting tiresome, but rest assured that you'll want to stick with us today. It's time for our annual NVTBL Gift Guide and we're about to make all your online shopping dreams come true.

A number of the products below are on sale only for Cyber Monday or just through the end of this week, so hop to it, friends. Your favorite baseball players, parents, coaches, and fans will be crossed off your list in no time if you check out our ten great ideas below.

Baseball Wrapping Paper

First, make sure the gifts under your tree will be perfectly wrapped for your favorite baseball player, coach, or fan with these unique baseball wrapping papers. Zazzle has a huge number of options from which to choose - even some that can be personalized. Find some great choices here.

NVTBL Wilson Team Shop Exclusive Website

NVTBL has secured a deal with Wilson to provide our families discounts for all Wilson, Demarini, Louisville, Evoshield, and ATEC products through a custom website. You will find huge discounts on a large variety of items. Check out the details here.

Washington Nationals Champion Bobbleheads

For those of us who are continuing to celebrate the Washington Nationals historic World Series win this year, these bobbleheads are a great gift. Unfortunately, most of them are not available until well after Christmas, but these might be worth the wait. They are available for pre-order, so maybe print a picture and an IOU? You can choose a set of five players or your own individual favorite - even a Baby Shark with a trophy. They appear to be very well done with great attention to detail. (Scherzer's showcases his different colored eyes!) My very favorite has to be the Kendrick/Eaton Sitting on the Bench doing their celebration dance bobblehead. Perfect gift for a Nats fan.

MLB Ballpark Traveler's Map

Visiting every Major League Ballpark seems to be on many a baseball fan's bucket list. This MLB Ballpark Traveler Map is a great way to keep track of those parks visited and keep the dream alive. A sticker in each pro team's color is applied to the park on the map as it it checked off the list. Uncommon Goods also offers a magnetic frame which would make this a really special gift.

Vintage Leather Baseball Glove Tote

I'll be honest and say that this Vintage Leather Glove Tote is pricey, but it is worth every penny. I don't have it myself, but I have a friend who does and it is gorgeous, roomy enough for all your baseball mom needs, and smells amazing. Your baseball mom/wife/grandmother has been sitting in those bleachers for days and weeks and even years on end, right? This is a beautiful tote and she deserves it. And guess what? Through Cyber Monday it is 30% off and you'll receive a $40 for spending over $100. No brainer.

Seed Sack


I have no idea why sunflower seeds have become the official snack food of the sport of baseball, but here we are. There aren't many baseball moms who haven't happened upon a whole mess of sunflower seeds either in their car, the dryer vent, or burnt into the back pocket of a pair of baseball pants. These Seed Sacks are a fun, cute solution to your problem and would make a sweet gift for your younger player. They can even be customized with your player's name and number.

Baseball Set of Prints

Most young boys have color posters or fatheads of their favorite players, but I love this set of vintage  baseball prints for an older boy's room or even for an office study space. There are six in the set depicting drawings of a mitt, glove, baseball, bat, mask, and base.

Ryan Zimmerman Art of Words Print

Yet again for your favorite Washington Nationals fan this Ryan Zimmerman print is an incredible gift. It depicts our Nats hero's now famous reaction when he became a World Series champion. The entire thing is created using words that relay every date, opponent, and score of the 2019 season. How cool is that? It's 20% off through December 2nd.

Baseball Bath Bombs


These baseball bath bombs are a great stocking stuffer for your favorite baseball mom. The packaging is so cute and they are created using baseball molds. Mama needs a relaxing bath after watching so many extra innings. Also, since these contain muscle relaxing epsom salts to soothe your kid's aching legs they'll be perfect for your kiddo, too.

Home Plate Doormat

This is such a fun doormat to have in your garage near your back door to remind your kid and all of his buddies to wipe their cleats before they barrel into your house. I think it would make a really cute hostess gift if you're attending a holiday party at one of your baseball buddies' homes this season.

We hope this list has given you some great ideas for your family. The Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League wishes you joy, peace, and love in this last month of 2019 and a very happy holiday season! Happy Shopping!

(Disclaimer: Author - as of this writing - has not purchased any of these items and therefore cannot personally vouch for their quality. Products and companies here have not sponsored this post. However, The View from Behind Home Plate is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associaties Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn small fees by linking to

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