If someone on your holiday list is a fan of professional wrestling then you might need some help picking out that perfect gift. Wrestling fans are notoriously picky and fickle, they may only like WWE or they may only like TNA or they may despise anything that has national exposure and only like indy wrestling. If you’re a mom or dad trying to shop for a pro wrestling fan you need all the help you can get! Here are a few gift ideas that I think will satisfy just about any wrestling fan. Please note: most (if not all) of these have affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking on the link I earn a small commission.
WWE Encyclopedia Updated & Expanded [Hardcover]
The first entry on this list is one that should appeal to just about any fan of wrestling, whether they are old school, new school or even someone who used to be a fan but hasn’t watched in years. I own the original WWE Encyclopedia and spent a lot of time flipping through the pages, reading up on guys that I hadn’t seen in years. It is a lot of fun just looking at the pictures! This new and updated version weighs in at 400 pages and includes over 1,000 WWE Superstars from the past and present. If you know someone who likes wrestling but aren’t sure exactly what to get them, this is a great choice.
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WWE: CM Punk – Best in the World DVD (or Blu-ray)
Next up is a DVD that should appeal to people who are just fans of WWE and to indy wrestling fans too. C.M. Punk is one of those rare performers who made his name on the indy circuit, made it big in WWE and managed to maintain (for the most part) his “street cred” with the indy crowd. He was personally involved in putting this DVD together, especially in the match selection and it really helped to make this DVD something special. It’s available on both Blu-ray and regular DVD and the links are below.
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Cool Wrestling T-Shirts
I’m not talking about the officially licensed shirts from WWE or TNA here, I’m talking about the shirts that feature original, smart, clever designs that are actually cool to wear out in public. The guys over at BarberShopWindow.com really have some good stuff. Most of their shirts are only available for a limited time though so you never know what you’re going to find in stock. I personally have about 6 or 7 shirts that I’ve purchased from them over the past year and I always look forward to their new shirts the come out each week.
WWE ’13 Video Game
This is the latest and greatest video game from THQ. It’s available for Xbox360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3. One thing that makes this a great game is that it has Attitude era story lines written by Paul Heyman (if you don’t know what that means don’t worry about it just means that it’s awesome). There’s also a powerful character creator that allows you to build your own wrestlers and share them with other players so you can basically play with any wrestler from any era by creating them yourself!
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WWE Brawlin’ Buddies
For younger wrestling fans these things are great fun. They are basically stuffed figures the look like John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus and others too. They are 16″ and let your kids act out wrestling moves on a stuffed toy instead of their brother or sister. I’m pretty sure I remember these being out when I was a kid with Hogan, Warrior, etc. but I might just be imagining that!
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Pro Wrestling Art From Rob Schamberger
This guy is an artist who got the bright idea of painting every world champion in wrestling. He’s already completed a lot of them and some are really, really cool. He sells paintings, prints and even takes commission work on his website. For a somewhat mature gift, this fits the bill perfectly!
If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out Highspots.com as they have hundred, if not thousands of items. One of the really cool things you can get there is a subscription to their video on demand service over at highspots.tv. You can get a one-year subscription for just $99.99 and it would provide hours of entertainment all year long.
If you’re shopping for a fan of old school, vintage pro wrestling check out this selection from ebay.
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I hope this list has helped you! If you still need help picking out the perfect holiday gift for your wrestling fan, message me on Twitter @TWIProWrestling or on Facebook and I’ll try to help you out.
Do you have something cool to add to this list? Let me know down in the comments!