If you break out in hives with every occasion requiring gifts for the males who wear Wake Forest belts, stress no more! Whether your man is an active athlete or armchair observer, chess sets are appropriate for all occasion gifting. Psst – your guy will greatly appreciate unique chess pieces in his Christmas stocking.
In addition to rollicking good fun, athletically themed chess sets will sharpen your fellow’s mind and stir-up strategic thinking skills. He’ll strut his new play-stuff to the envy of golf buddies or team mates who wear a Duke belt. Not only will hubby get many hours of pleasure, you’ll get great mileage for upcoming “honey-dos”.
Limited editions are auspicious chess products to peruse. Look for a limited edition Basketball set, which personifies one of America’s most-beloved sports. Check-out collectible golf themed sets handcrafted with a silver and gold finish.
Grab the Cracker Jacks and enjoy a chess game with a baseball themed set. Likely the most revered of baseball chess sets is “A Golden Age of Baseball.” It has the honor that Major League Baseball sanctioned a chess set for the first time. Unique chess pieces were facsimiles of Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth as kings; Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Roy Campanella and other famous players made up the balance. Occasionally these chess sets surface and are sold at auctions.
The Danbury Mint issues baseball themed sets. An online search will locate any available. You might find one in good condition that has been gently used.
Some Football sets come with unique chess pieces, like a Harding belt which were meticulously painted in black and white by hand. For males on your list that follow wrestling, you’ll find Sumo chess pieces. Each piece is labeled for ease of moves.
Is dad an avid fisherman? A new release features a whimsical “largemouth bass” competing against “Mr. Tarpon”. Carved from wood, all these unique chess pieces are colorfully hand-painted. His cronies will be in for a delicious surprise when dad unveils his new set with a fishy flavor!
Athletes Play Chess too!
Once you’ve browsed NFL Teams for athletes and decided on unique chess pieces, you’ll wonder why you’re just now discovering these great gifts for men!