Some people are really hard to buy Christmas gifts for. But if you’re searching for something to get for an avid football fan, there are plenty of options you might not have thought of.
Here are ten gifts that will make any football fan’s eyes light up on Christmas Day, as advised by Mike James who works with jersey and replica kit specialists Soccer Box.
The biggest football game of the year makes for a fantastic present. Whether guiding their favourite team through Career Mode, playing FIFA Ultimate Team or taking control of Alex Hunter in The Journey, FIFA 17 will provide almost endless fun for any football fan. Just make sure that you get it for the right console!
What better present could there be for a football fan than tickets to see their favourite team? If they don’t have a season ticket it’s probably the case that they don’t get to see their team play as often as they would like, so take a look at the fixture list, choose a good one and book a couple of match tickets for a big game. If you’re lucky, you might even get to come along.
Guess Who? World Football Stars
A family favourite guessing game combined with superstar footballers – Guess Who? World Football Stars is a lot of fun. If you’ve never played before, rest assured that generations of devoted ‘Guess Who?’ fans can’t be wrong. You simply use yes or no questions to try identify the player than your opponent has chosen.
Nike Ordem 4
Does your football fan also enjoy playing? If so, then the Premier League’s official match ball for the 2016/17 is a must-buy this Christmas. The Nike Ordem 4 is one of the most advanced and perfectly manufactured footballs in the world. With its distinctive colouring and Premier League logo, your football fan will feel like a star as they practice.
Subbuteo Salt and Pepper Grinders
These novelty salt and pepper grinders are the ideal to make football a part of every meal. Perfect for any football fanatic or Subbuteo collector, they are the designed in the shape of a Subbuteo player from the popular table top game.
Collectibles can be a brilliant gift – and in football there is nothing more collectible than a shirt signed by the player who wore it. If the fan that you’re buying for has a favourite player, there are many websites offering authentic signed shirts that you can buy. It might take a little while to find the player that you’re looking for as naturally stock comes and goes, but with enough searching you should get the one you want.
For a Christmas present that keeps on giving throughout the year, how about 12 months subscription to a footballing magazine or fanzine? Instead of getting the present just on Christmas Day, this running subscription means they will be able to enjoy the magazine throughout the year. Take a look through the different options available and choose a magazine that they will love.
The Scriball is a customisable football. Provided with colouring markers and a ball with an eye-catching design, your football fan can colour in their football to create something unique to play with. There are three different balls to choose from – ideal if your football fan likes to show off their creativity on the pitch!
David Beckham Instinct
David Beckham’s range of aftershaves and fragrances for men are some of the best-selling in the world. The Manchester United and England legend has remained a global superstar even though his playing days are over and his products are favourites among football fans around the world.
Football Manager 2017
Is your football fan more of a manager than a player? Football Manager 2017 is arguably the most in-depth and realistic simulation of football management ever created. Your football fan can take control of their team and guide them to success. Beware: it’s very addictive – give this as a gift to them on Christmas morning and you might not see them for the rest of the day!