Well greetings out there to all my readers!!! It’s that time of year isn’t it? The time when going to the mall makes one crazy because there is no parking and the weather is crappy and there are people everywhere and stores are sold out of what you want and really all you want to do is “wad up some cash and throw it at people” (direct quote from Misty) instead of trying to find gifts…but somehow think that my 3 year old and 9 month old nephews wouldn’t really go for the wadded up cash approach. Maybe that’s just me (and Misty). Anyway- if you have a Stewart-Haas Racing fan, a Tony Stewart fan, a Ryan Newman fan, or a NASCAR fan on your list here are some gift suggestions for this year:
1. For Stewart-Haas Racing fans (in particular Tony Stewart fans) I highly suggest the new Office Depot Racing 2011 calendar:
I present to you the cover of the 2011 Tony Stewart calendar. (photo credit: Edelman)
I mean who can resist 12 full months of Tony Stewart (and crew). It’s available at most (but not all) Office Depot locations as well as ONLINE.
2. Office Depot is again this holiday season selling their Teddy B. Caring bears (as seen here with Tony Stewart):
Tony Stewart and Teddy B. Caring have a meeting. (Photo Credit: Edelman)
Proceeds from the bear go to The Office Depot Foundation which has many programs throughout the year for children and families, including the ever popular National Backpack Program which supplies new backpacks and book bags filled with school supplies to children in need. It’s a program that Tony Stewart himself has worked with for two years now helping the foundation hand out the backpacks and book bags to children and service organizations. Tony says, “It’s amazing to see the look on a child’s face when they receive a new backpack and are able to head back to school with an extra boost of confidence. Every child deserves that, and I would like to encourage everyone to consider giving a Teddy B. Caring bear as a gift this holiday season in support of the great work the Office Depot Foundation does all year long.” The bear is a 16 inch GUND bear available at Office Depot. Or you can also pick up a smaller version that is an ornament/ gift card holder.
3. You can make a donation to the Ryan Newman Foundation or Tony Stewart Foundation on behalf of your fan. Both drivers are heavily involved in giving back. The Ryan Newman Foundation focuses it’s efforts on getting the message out there to Spay and Neuter pets- to help prevent overpopulation, urges pet seekers to get their pets from shelters or rescues. They also heavily support conservation efforts to perserve the great outdoors for future generations AND support the Rich Vogler Scholarship program for youth interested in careers in auto racing. The Tony Stewart Foundation‘s mission services children with life-threatening illnesses, abused and endangered animals and injured drivers. I have had the pleasure in our interviews with Tony of talking to him about his foundation and it’s amazing to watch his countenance change when he starts talking about children and animals especially.
4. You can also find great Stewart-Haas Racing gear and gear for both drivers on sale over at the Stewart-Haas Racing online store. Each driver also has a separate online store: Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman. You can get everything a fan could dream of between the three sites.
5. And I have to bring up my favorite NASCAR book that I have read so far this year…and that is The Weekend Starts On Wednesday. The book is an ode to and of NASCAR Fans. It’s a great read that most any NASCAR fan will enjoy. I have read it and it truly makes me proud to be a NASCAR fan. The author is witty and the book is extremely well written. I highly recommend it!