Would you rather reach deep into a stocking and find a baseball
or some old and unhealthy sweets?
That's what we thought. With the Green Monday sale extended through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the MLB.com Shop and a chance to buy one item and get another at 50 percent off, the MLB.com Gift Guru has some advice on how to hang those stockings with care, meaning Major League Baseball stuff:
Memory Company combines artistic team-logo coloring and function with their Vintage Night Lights -- great for that young fan who wants to sleep with some light or as a little extra hallway visibility at night.
Giants fans have been loading up on the A&E Home Video 2012 World Series Champions DVD and BluRay. Fits in your average stocking, and you can let it play as the other presents are being opened.
Celebration Bracelets are in for 2013. These items from Brass and Silvertone feature a series of brightly colored team petals mixed with clusters of your team's charms. She'll love it.
Yes, you absolutely love that scarf you wore today. The same one you wore yesterday and the day before. It's time for a baseball look. Thanks to '47 Brand for breaking out the Baker Scarf in team styles for this winter.
It's the first time anyone has been able to commemorate a Triple Crown with online collectibles, and a couple of great ways to do that covering any age group include the Highland Mint Triple Crown Gold Coin and a Triple Crown Collectible Mini Figure from OYO.
Stuff one of the many types of knit caps in there or curl up the same kind of Authentic 39THIRTY BP Cap worn by players at Spring Training and during all batting practice sessions next season.
A David Wright Baseball Base Bobblehead, now that you know No. 5 is staying with the Mets. Or whatever bobblehead that fan doesn't have yet.
Lil Teammates, either that menacing hitter or that intense pitcher. You've seen these little guys. They do up the eye black like Bryce Harper. They're under $5 if you throw them in using that current Shop sale. Sit them on your desk, hang them from the rear-view mirror or sink them into icing on top of that birthday cake. You can either put these in the stocking or just hang them on a Christmas tree as an ornament.
MLB.com Shop Gift Card. Any denomination from $25 to $250.
We've got Team History Baseballs, autographed baseballs, Official Rawlings Baseballs and more.
The Gift Guru has used a game-used wallet every day the past year and swears by any of the recycled nostalgia from Tokens & Icons. Trust me on this. Stuff their stocking with a bottle opener made from a game-used bat, or go with game-used cuff links or vintage seat cuff links.
iPhone 5 cases. This hard shell case has a great look for your team. Look around at your next meeting and you'll see that almost everyone's is solid black. Boring.
Here is proof that there are ties in baseball.
Don't forget to hang up your sock, and then don't forget to stuff it with a Sleep Soft Sock. Or maybe slippers.
Baseball's Greatest Games DVDs fit in the stocking and make a great gift for any fan, transporting you to maybe the hap-happiest time of your life and setting the stage for what could happen again in 2013.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog.