The Cool Girl’s Gift Guide: For the “Friday Night Lights” Fan

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Whenever someone asks her who’s her favorite football team, she always answers the Dillon Panthers. Her favorite player is either Street, Smash, Saracen, or Riggins. She lives her life by the lessons imparted by Coach Taylor and carries herself with the confidence of Tami Taylor. Her squad goals include Tyra, Lyla and Julie, and she secretly thinks about ditching her life for the wide Texas sky. For her Friday Night Lights isn’t just a show, it’s an experience.

Let her show of her Panther Pride loud and proud with a cool gift inspired by Friday Night Lights. With this list of great gift ideas, you can’t lose this holiday season.

1. A Personalized Player Tee

Know her favorite Panther player? Whether it’s Saracen, Street, or Riggins, get his name and number on the back printed on the back of this super cute FNL tee for a truly unique gift. (Other shirts designs available.)

fnl clear yes personalized tee (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Tee, starting at $28.00, MamaGlitter on Etsy)

2. A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas

Got an FNL fan who’s a wirer or just loves breaking down television shows? This a collection of  intellectual essays and reflections of the lessons we learned, characters we love, and why it has become a cult classic that still resonates with fans today is a must-have for her library.

fnl book (A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas, $14.95, Barnes and Noble)

3. Texas Forever Candle

With a blend of leather, grass, tobacco, and warm spices, this little candle is the quickest way to transport her to Panthers Stadium in Dillon on a Friday night.

fnl texas candle (Texas Forever Soy Candle 8 oz, WickHabit on Etsy)

4. Clear Eyes Cast Hoodie

She’ll love cuddling up in this comfy hoodie with her favorite players and saying gracing it’s front.

fnl cast hoodie (Friday Night Lights – Motivated Adult Pull-Over Hoodie, $42.00, Sons of Gotham)

5. Tami Taylor Prayer Candle

For those moments when she needs to harness her awesomeness, give this pretty candle to invoke her inner Tami Taylor.

fnl tami taylor candle (Saint Tami Taylor Prayer Candle, starting at $15.00, EartherealDesign on Etsy)

6. Clear Eyes Stemless Wine Glass

In Dillon, it’s always wine time. Let her drink her wine Taylor-style with Tami’s favorite glass emblazoned with Coach’s favorite saying.

fnl stemless wine glass (Clear Eyes Full Heart Can’t Lose Stemless Wine Glass, $13.00, APolkaDotShop on Etsy)

7. Dillon Panthers State Champs Hoodie

Because the Panthers will always be the state champs of her heart.

FNL state champ hoodie (Friday Night Lights – State Champs Adult Pull-Over Hoodie, $42.00, Sons of Gotham)

8. The Field Party Series

Has she finished the series and looking for another football-themed high school drama? Pick her up the first two books in the Field Party series Until Friday Night and Under the Lights, by Abbi Glines. Sexy football players, strong feisty girls, and a town with some serious team spirit, it’s guaranteed to satisfy all her FNL cravings.

until friday night (Until Friday Night, $10.99, Barnes and Noble)

9. Dillon Panthers Fleece Blanket

Help her ward off the winter chill while showing off her Panther pride with this cozy fleece throw.

friday night lights blanket (Dillon Panthers Fleece Blanket, $60.00, Sons of Gotham)

10. Clear Eyes Full Hearts Leather Cuff

Sleek and stylish with rustic country flare, this cuff bracelet is must for a chic country boho vibe.

fnl leather cuff (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Leather Cuff, $15.00, 3StarsNorth on Etsy)

11. Dillon Football Earring Set

With names like Alamo Freeze and Tami’s Merlot, this earring set has a FNL-inspired color for every season and every outfit.

fnl juile tyra earrings (Friday Night Lights Clay Earrings, $16.00 for set of four, TanglewoodLaneCrafts on Etsy)


Etsy Finds: “Friday Night Lights”

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For some, football is all about the NFL on Monday nights, but, for this girl, it’s all about the lights on a Friday night. I’ve recently been binge-watching the first season of Friday Night Lights on Netflix, and I have to say I’m officially hooked. High drama and emotion beautifully shot against the backdrop of high-stakes Texas football, this show has a lot of heart. Unlike most teen shows, this one puts most of its focus on the incredible bonds that form between friends, family and teammates. Every character has a purpose and depth, and their journeys and experiences feel much closer to the realistic things we’ve all been through.

Since I’m currently obsessed with the show, I decided to check out Etsy and see if there were other  fans who loved it as much as I do. Etsy did not disappoint. Even though it went off the air in 2011, the love for Friday Night Lights, Coach Taylor, and Riggins, Saracen, and the rest of the players still lives on.

Want to show your Dillon Panthers pride? Check out these amazing products inspired by Friday Night Lights available exclusively on Etsy.

1. Tim Riggins Tote

Let the world know that Riggins has your heart.

tim riggins tote (Riggins Forever Tote, $15.00, WinonaForever)

2. Dillion Panthers Hoodie

Show some Panther pride.

dillon panthers hoodie (7 Dillon Panthers Hoodie, $24.99, Customtopshops)

3. Clear Eyes. Full Heart. Can’t Lose Hand-stamped Necklace or Bracelet

The perfect ways to remind yourself you can do anything if you just believe in yourself.

friday night lights necklace (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Necklace, $20.00, PrettyLittleThingsKB)

friday night lights bracelet (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Bracelet, $20.00, wishingwillowmetal)

4. Name Tee

Show some love to your favorite Texas guys.

friday night lights name tee (Friday Night Lights Names Tee, $25.00, MamaGlitter)

5. Inspirational Card Set

The Taylors always knew just what to say.


friday night lights card set (Deluxe Friday Night Lights Greeting Card Set, $15.00, EartherealDesign)

6. Everything I Know About Football Print

Let’s face it: Friday Night Lights pretty much taught us everything we know about the game.

friday night lights football print (Everything I Know About Football I Learned From Friday Night Lights, $15.00, GiveableGreetings)

7. Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose. Travel Mug

A perfect way to get your Monday morning inspiration.

clear eyes full hearts can't lose travel mug (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Travel Mug, $22.00, withlovelouise)

8. This Girl Loves Her Friday Night Lights Tee

Show them where your allegiance lies.

this girl loves friday night lights tee (This Girl Loves Her Friday Night Lights Tee, $21.95, GottaLoveItInc)

9. Alternative Poster

From our favorite fictional coach’s shadow over our favorite players to the iconic slogan, this artistic interpretation of the show’s poster is the perfect item for any fan.

friday night lights poster (Friday Night Lights Alternative Poster, Starting at $11.00, TheCelluloidAndroid)

10. Riggins/Saracen Election Tee

We all know these two can make America great again one play at a time.

friday night lights election tee (Riggins/Saracen 2016 Tee, $15.00, CoralStreetDesigns)

Game Day Style: 4 Looks To Make You Stand Out in the Stands

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Whether it’s catching the big game in the bar, tailgating in the stadium parking lot or cheering on the home team under the Friday night lights, your bound to find yourself at a fall sporting event in one form or another. However, you don’t have to reduce your game day look to some sort of jeans-hoodie-tee combo. With all of the options offered by NFLShop, it’s easier than ever to to combine showing team spirit with showing off your personal style.

Featuring tees from NFLShop, here are the four looks are sure to earn you top points on the fashion field. Click on the Polyvore links for full product info.

1. Sweet on the Sidelines

With an oversized cardigan, floral skirt and whimsical jewelry, you’ll

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2. Tailgate Tough

Show some spirit in a totally edgy way with denim in your team’s color, a leather jacket and studded accessories!

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3. Stadium Chic

A chic black skirt, pearls and simple black pumps take your casual team tee and transform it into an elegant evening attire.

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4. All-American All-Star

Reinvent this fall classic with heeled lace-up boots and a few opulent accessories.

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