Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 12/4/12
The Sports Business Daily has done an incredible job of compiling a list of what each player who plays in a bowl game will receive as a gift and we are pleased to share it with you.  I’m a little torn as to which Bowl Game has the best gifts, but you can stick me in a gifting suite any day and I’d be happy.   Also, a Chick-fil-A gift card doesn’t sound too shabby to me.   2012 Bowl gifts to participants Gildan New Mexico Sat., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Albuquerque, N.M. Gift suite, Deuce Brand watch, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Oakley fine knit beanie cap, Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack, Gildan stadium blanket, quill pen Famous Idaho Potato Sat., Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN), Boise, Idaho Gift suite, North End black winter coat, Kombi winter gloves, white Tiger Woods Victory Nike beanie, Ogio Bullion backpack, Big Game football San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia Thurs., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Fri., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), St. Petersburg, Fla. Jawbone Jambox, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, Oakley backpack, Schutt mini helmet R+L Carriers New Orleans Sat., Dec. 22, Noon (ESPN), New Orleans Beats by Dre headphones, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack MAACO Las Vegas Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Las Vegas Gift suite Sheraton Hawaii Mon., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN), Honolulu Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar Little Caesars Pizza Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Detroit Timely watch, leather travel sports bag, football Military presented by Northrop Grumman Thurs., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. (ESPN), Washington, D.C. Applie iPad Mini, Timely watch, beanie Belk  Thurs., Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN), Charlotte Shopping trip to Belk department store, Fossil watch Bridgepoint Education Holiday Thurs., Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap AdvoCare V100 Independence Fri., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN), Shreveport, La. Gift suite, Timely watch, New Era cap, football Russell Athletic Sports Fri., Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN), Orlando $420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Timely watch Meineke Car Care of Texas Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Houston Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Sat., Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. (ESPN), Fort Worth, Texas Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football New Era Pinstripe Sat., Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN), New York City New Era cap Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts, but last year’s gifts included a Sony video camera, Armitron watch, Balfour ring, New Era duffle bag, New Era caps, a winter hat, hoodie, sweatpants, thermal, polo and crew shirt. Kraft Fight Hunger Sat., Dec. 29, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), San Francisco Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL wireless portable speaker system, Nike backpack, cap Valero Alamo Sat., Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Antonio Apple iPad Mini, Fossil watch, $100 Best Buy gift card, panoramic team photo, Schutt mini helmet Buffalo Wild Wings Sat., Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN), Tempe, Ariz. Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack Franklin American Mortgage Music City Mon., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN), Nashville Gift suite, Fossil watch Hyundai Sun  Mon., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS), El Paso, Texas Timely watch, Majestic fleece, Top of the World cap, coin, Helen of Troy hair dryer AutoZone Liberty Mon., Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Memphis Sol Republic Tracks HD Anthem headphones, Bulova watch, Nike athletic shoes and sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike backpack, football Chick-fil-A Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Atlanta $300 gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic Chick-fil-A Bowl hat, Russell Athletic travel bag, Chick-fil-A gift card Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPNU), Dallas Gift suite Note: Bowl committee said complete gift packages had not been finalized as of press time. TaxSlayer.com Gator Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2), Jacksonville Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football Capital One Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC), Orlando $420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Fossil watch Outback Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Tampa $150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card Rose presented by Vizio Tues., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN), Pasadena, Calif. Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty9 Thirty cap Discover Orange Tues., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla. Gift suite, Tourneau watch Allstate Sugar Wed. Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), New Orleans Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer & Stone hoodie Tostitos Fiesta Thurs., Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Glendale, Ariz. Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack AT&T Cotton Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. (Fox), Arlington, Texas Fossil watch Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts, but last year’s gifts included an iPad2 and a Fossil watch. BBVA Compass Sat., Jan. 5, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Birmingham, Ala. Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football GoDaddy.com Sun., Jan. 6, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Mobile, Ala. Sol Republic headphones, Fossil watch, leather garment bag, Wilson football Discover BCS National Championship Game Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla. Gift suite, Tourneau watch * To be spent during the team’s official store visit. Balance not used that day will be forfeited. All times listed are ET. Product details are provided as they were available. Most watches, rings, clothing and luggage are custom-made with the bowl logo. Gift suites are set up as private events in which game participants, and often bowl VIPs, are given an order form and allowed to select a gift, or gifts, up to a value that is predetermined by each specific bowl, not to exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person. [SBD, via Hot Clicks] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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