The past year has been a tough one, no matter where you live or what you celebrate. That being said, the holidays — a season of merriment, cheer, and, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, some delightfully cold weather — are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about giving gifts.
Luckily, we’ve got the women’s hockey fan in your life covered, with a non-exhaustive list of gift ideas!
PHF Pro Shop — Deck the halls (and your wardrobe) with some gear to match the PHF’s rebrand! You can also find team-specific merch in each team’s respective digital storefront: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and Toronto Six
** BONUS: Shop Mio’s original designs for the Buffalo Beauts and Minnesota Whitecaps!
*** BONUS: Preorder game-worn jerseys from the 2021-22 PHF season, or flash back to the past with some ~*~vintage~*~ game-worn jerseys from MeiGray!
- PWHPA Shop — No longer a temporary pop-up shop, the PWHPA has a permanent online storefront now! Shop player shirseys and general PWHPA gear.
- Hockey Canada — Rep the 2021 World Champions with customized jerseys, t-shirts, hats (ahem, toques) and more
- USA Hockey — Shop customized jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and novelty items for your favorite American hockey team
Streaming Service Subscriptions
ESPN+ — The PHF and the ECAC both stream exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, so gift a subscription to your favorite women’s hockey fan!
** This is The Ice Garden’s/SB Nation’s affiliate link, so make sure to click this one!
- B1G+ — The WCHA and Penn State women’s hockey both stream exclusively on B1G+, and you can watch action from the entire conference for $50/season
- Stretch Internet Portal — Most of College Hockey America (sans Penn State) and several NEWHA teams stream via Stretch Internet
- Game Misconduct: Hockey’s Toxic Culture and How to Fix It by Jashvina Shah and Evan F. Moore — Called “A bracing call to arms for hockey fans, players, and coaches everywhere,” Shah and Moore have loads of great insight into how to change toxic hockey culture, a phenomenon that extends beyond just men’s hockey
- Every Bunny Loves to Play by Shannon Szabaods — Described as “an inspiring children’s book about a little bunny who loves to play but is faced with scrutiny from outsiders,” Olympic and World champion Shannon Szabados makes her writing and illustrating debut
- As Fast As Her by Kendall Coyne Schofield — Available for preorder only, the book will “shares the grit and determination it took to break down barriers and achieve [Coyne Schofield’s] dreams despite tremendous odds.”
- Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren — Reviewed by The Ice Garden here (includes a non-spoiler summary)
- Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen — Reviewed by The Ice Garden here (includes a non-spoiler summary)
- Check out the “What to read” section of our What to do while you’re social distancing article for more book recommendations!
Miscellaneous (Stickers, Gear, etc.)
- Stickers by Corwin (@arsonandhockey) — There are a bunch of fun PHF-themed stickers, including animals in PHF jerseys!
- Erica Ayala’s PWR FWD Storefront — Women’s hockey writer, broadcaster, and overall excellent human being Erica Ayala has her own merchandise line, including a #BlackRosie line!
- Madison Packer’s PWR FWD Storefront — Metropolitan Riveters forward Madison Packer has her own merchandise line through PWR FWD!
- Mallory Souliotis’ PWR FWD Storefront — Boston Pride defender Mallory Souliotis has her own merchandise line through PWR FWD!
- breakingT’s Team USA gear — While not women’s hockey specific (and often basektball-centric), breakingT has a Team USA collection!
- Shayna Goldman’s Etsy — Though licensing PHF-fabric is still...not a thing (we think), Shayna makes a ton of awesome hockey-themed scrunchies, zipper pouches, and more!
- Need some cozy options to wear to chilly rinks? We’ve got you covered — check out Target’s awesome hoodie collection:
Colorblock fitted sweatshirt
- NHL22 is adding national teams to the game in January!
Xbox / Playstation
- Black Girl Hockey Club
- Saroya Tinker’s Saroya Strong Mentorship Program
- Boston Pride and Team Trans Hockey
- Players Against Hate
- Grindstone Award
Have a gift idea for your fellow women’s hockey fans we missed? Drop a link in the comments!