As you're reading this blog, I'm guessing that your hockey shopping preferences tend toward our favorite team, the Columbus Blue Jackets. So please permit me to offer a small suggestion before you brave the crappy weather and long lines: Check out The Dark Blue Jacket shop.
With over 350 bona fide, unique CBJ items, odds are you can find most anything there. Either via the links at the top of every page or through the store itself, you've got a treasure trove of gift possibilities with the affordable prices and convenient shopping that Amazon.com is known for. (The store does not have the new 3rd jerseys, but rest assured that I'll let you all know when they're available.)
It's also worth mentioning that every time you shop at the DBJ Shop, I supposedly get a very small commission on your purchase (I have to cross a specific revenue threshold before Amazon releases any money to me). Shopping at my store gets you the same prices as shopping at Amazon.com directly, so you still get the same great prices. It's just a small gesture, then, to support the DBJ blog while taking care of your holiday shopping. The Dark Blue Jacket blog takes a lot of time and effort to do as reasonably well as I can, and your support - be it through blog comments, clicks on the blog's ads or shopping at the DBJ Shop - is always appreciated. Oh, and don't forget about buying your tickets through my Seat Geek link.
Many of you haven't had a chance to look at the DBJ Shop yet, so let's check out just a few of the items that you can get through the Dark Blue Jacket and my affiliation with Amazon to give you some flavor:
Happy holidays, everyone! And Carry The Flag!!