Helmet Gift Giving: To DIY or To Buy?

So, you’re looking to upgrade a helmet. That’s a great idea! At Green Gridiron, we love reimagining helmets so they’re not just straight out of the box. Part of the fun of upgrading a collectible is how you don’t have to follow HS/NCAA rules! Get a tinted or colored visor, change your team’s facemask color to something different, do whatever you want!

Upgrading and customizing your helmet is the best way to make something unique to you. We have tons of high-end accessories for you to choose from to create your own design OR you can find your dream build, made by us! Green Gridiron Edition Helmets are one-off, unique creations made by the biggest helmet nerds out there. Our team loves what they do and they love helmets, so being able to create these special helmets is one of the perks of the job. 

Preston is one of many helmet lovers on our staff and has done a great job creating these GG Edition builds for the site! Check out what he's showing off on his Instagram!

Designing Your Own Helmet

If you want to bring your vision to life, we make it easy for you! There are so many options for you to choose from. Every little component of your helmet can be switched out for something new and new things can be added. Add a visor to complete your build, create a coordinated look with a matching chinstrap, or add the cherry on top with matching facemask hardware. There are tons of ways to make give your collectible helmet a signature look. 

There are challenges with creating a good-looking helmet. If you’re not an equipment manager or a mega helmet nerd, determining what you need for your build can be baffling. There are ways to work around certain compatible components, but if you don't know what you need for your helmet type or know how to hack it to make it work, you’re much better off. 

It can be hard to match colored accessories with the base of your helmet. Schutt and Riddell have their own versions of royal blue, so matching to the Rams’ royal blue lid could be difficult. 

Don’t be discouraged though! There’s no right or wrong way to design your custom helmet. At the end of the day, as long as you’re happy with it, then it’s perfect. 

If you order your helmet and all of the components with us, you can get free assembly every time! Just make sure that little box is checked and we'll take care of the rest.

Getting a Pre-Built Design

Sometimes, trying to come up with a helmet design is exhausting or overwhelming, especially if the helmet is a gift. You don’t need to have a strong, artistic talent to customize a helmet, but understanding color helps. We’ve gone over our process for helmet building and you can read about it here

Green Gridiron Edition Helmets are a no-brainer if you’re looking for a well-made, one-of-a-kind gift. We have a post explaining what GG Editions are all about if you want to learn more. Read about them here

These helmets take the weight off your shoulders of giving a good gift, so all you have to worry about is impressing your loved ones with your wrapping skills. Green Gridiron Editions are made by our team, so they’re built to perfection. Our staff has access to all the upgradeable helmets and goodies and these guys know what they’re doing! If you trust the creativity of the pros, these helmets are the perfect solution for Christmas. 

If you want to find these special edition helmets, there’s a new tab that makes it even easier to find them! The gif below shows how simple it is to navigate to them. 

Do you have a Green Gridiron Christmas wish list? Let us know if you want more gift recommendations!

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips is the Marketing Manager for Green Gridiron. She leads the marketing team with her experience and education in communications and media. She enjoys anything creative she can get her hands on.

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