It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with the big day literally just a few days away. And if you're anything like most of us around these parts, you still have yet to make your gift list much less had the motivation to check it twice.
The good news is we're here to help get you through the holiday hustle and bustle.
We reached out to several of our most favorite retailer-type folks and asked them to recommend some of their best stuff, which we could then pass along to inspire our website visitors with potential gift ideas for the certain special mixed martial arts (MMA) fan(s) in their lives.
Maybe it's your significant other, colleague or even yourself ... it doesn't really matter. What matters is that we've assembled an awesome collection of various gift ideas for you to consider after the jump. If nothing on this list suits your fancy, which is highly unlikely, then use it as inspiration to snag some other cool gear if nothing else.
An opportunity like this don't come around often ... do yourself a favor and capitalize on it. You've still got time!
Check out the MMAmania.com Christmas/Holiday Gift Guide 2011 in the extended entry:
"ALI THE GREATEST" t-shirt from No Mas
Today, with a career’s worth of achievements as a fighter and a man to back it up, Ali’s most famous utterance reads like a statement of simple fact. But before his 1964 encounter with Sonny Liston, most observers considered Ali’s self-evaluation to be pure hubris. Of course, that didn’t stop Ali, then Cassius Clay, from releasing a 1963 album titled "I Am The Greatest." This t-shirt is inspired by the fonting on a button Ali once gave out to admirers and the hope that the power of his self-affirmation is contagious.
To purchase this t-shirt and/or to check out the entire vintage line from No Mas click here.
"Ultimate Collector" Series 8 with Championship Edition Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre from Round 5
The "Ultimate Collector" Series 8 is anchored by a Championship Edition Jon "Bones" Jones commemorating his historic victory over Mauricio Rua at UFC 128, and a Championship Edition Georges "Rush" St. Pierre honoring GSP's victory over Matt Serra to regain his title at UFC 83. Series 8 also includes a new version of former heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar, and Round 5 debut figures for reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and heavyweight contender Roy Nelson.
To purchase Series 8 and/or any others in the Round 5 collection visit an FYE store near you or click here.
"Devil's Cut" bourbon from Jim Beam
Price: $23.99 (750 ml)
As bourbon ages, a portion of the liquid is lost from the barrel due to evaporation-that's the "Angel's Share." After aging, when the bourbon is dumped out of the barrel, a certain amount of whiskey is left trapped within the wood of every barrel. We call that the "devil's cut." To create Jim Beam Devil's Cut, an extraordinary new bourbon experience, we developed a proprietary process that actually pulls the rich whiskey trapped inside the barrels' wood after they're emptied. We hold this barrel-treated extract until it develops the proper balance of bourbon notes, then blend it with 6 year old bourbon and bottle at 90 proof. The result: a robust, premium bourbon with deep color, aroma and character.
To purchase "Devil's Cut" and/or any other spirits in the Jim Beam collection visit a liquor store near you or click here.
Proline Walk Out T from TrauMMA
TrauMMA Combat Apparel reflects the forces of passion, commitment and extreme combat that "Best in Class" MMA Professionals bring to the Octagon. These forces culminate; create a volatile mix and incite an extraordinary act of traumatic infliction. Its Unforgettable. The TrauMMA brand delivers high quality, fashion forward, impressive designs that infuse passion, inspire MMA professionals and enthusiasts to work hard, be focused and stay committed. Empowering them to reach that deep well where passion lives, living like all is possible.
To purchase "Proline Walk Out T" and/or any other gear in the TrauMMA collection click here.
HeadBlade Sport razor from HeadBlade
Just when things seemed great, they get even better. The New HeadBlade Sport razor continues the tradition of innovation in headcare products. Improvements include:
- rubberized finger ring and upper pad for enhanced grip
- sleek two-tone black & yellow design
- upgraded wheels from plastic to hard rubber, and an improved axle for better control
The original HeadBlade Classic is part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, and was named by TIME magazine as one of the "Top Ten Designs" of 2000.
To purchase "HeadBlade Sport" razor and/or any other products in the HeadBlade collection click here.
Genuine Leather Respect Wallet from Tokyo 5
Japan Belt from Tokyo 5
Striped Respect Beanie from Tokyo 5
Tokyo Five introduces The Respect Accessory Collection featuring great gifts -- Genuine Leather Respect Wallet, Japan Belt and Striped Respect Beanie, among others -- all less than $30! Plus free Shipping all December long on orders more than $50.
To purchase "Genuine Leather Respect Wallet, Japan Belt and Striped Respect Beanie" and/or any other products in the Tokyo 5 collection click here.
"Chikara" MMA fight shorts from Hayabusa
Hayabusa, which leads the industry in cutting-edge technical apparel, is honored to present the new Chikara MMA shorts. Benefits include:
- Exclusive stretch fabric for unrestricted movement during kicking and grappling
- One-of-a-kind tie system for the perfect fit
- Split-side seams and stretch panels
- Innovative grip waistband keeps these shorts in place
- Reinforced stitching for superior strength
- Sublimated graphics won't wear or wash off
These are the new pinnacle in multi-discipline performance shorts. Perfect for MMA, no-gi Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai or wresting, these shorts will be your favorite. Hayabusa's world class engineering and design teams, expert panel of textile specialists and professional athletes came together to bring you these Chikara Shorts and have perfectly combined comfort, fit, quality and performance.
To purchase "Chikara" MMA fight shorts" and/or any other products in the Hayabusa collection click here.
Cain Velasquez Y-Que UFC on FOX Walkout Shirt from Dethrone Royalty
Show your support for Cain Velasquez for his UFC on FOX fight by wearing his walkout shirt!
- 30/single 100% ringspun cotton crew neck t-shirt
- Performance fitted
- White crown logo and DETHRONE text with green, white and red 3D effect on text on front
- Logo on right sleeve
The back features DETHRONE ROYALTY BRAND text and seven stars arched over an illustration of three Mexican revolutionaries, NO 86 and TEAM VELASQUEZ banner and Y QUE text.
To purchase "Y-Que UFC on Fox 1" walkout shirt for Cain Velasquez and/or any other products in the Dethrone Royalty collection click here.