Whether they’re the star striker on weekends or an armchair manager, here are the football gifts I’d happily receive as a kid or adult. You’ll find everything from games, training gear and equipment, retro gifts, novelty items, secret Santa presents, unique surprise experiences and meaningful gifts for the football fan who has everything.
- The 5-a-side player – Mystery Shirt in a box
- Personalised football gifts – football shirt cufflinks
- The reader – Goal!: Intimate portraits and interviews with every living FIFA World CupTM Final scorer
- The gamer/Secret Santa – Superclub board game
- The football fan who has everything – Mystery Football Weekend
Football game gifts
Superclub board game
Finally, a decent football board game. I originally bought this because I was playing Fifa too much. And then I got addicted to Superclub.
It’s a really fun card game which involves buying and selling players and improving them via training. It’s like a football version of Monopoly.
Subbuteo football game
Ah, the game I wanted as a kid. Before Fifa, there was the legendary fast finger flicking tabletop game. Nowadays, there’s more than just blues vs reds. Other editions include Champions League, England team (both men’s and women’s) and club versions. Here are the top rated Subbuteo’s on Amazon.
Paul Lamond Subbuteo 3365 UEFA Champions League…
Subbuteo Team Edition
Subbuteo 3475 England Main Game
subbuteo Official Liverpool FC Main Game…
Subbuteo Pitch Deluxe
Subbuteo 3405 Player Set, Blue/White
Another retro football game, but one that football fans rush to when they see it in the pub. There’s also table top foosball if you’d rather not have a full sized table too. Here are the best selling football tables on Amazon.
PowerPlay 4-in-1 Multi-Sports Game Table Set,…
M.Y Mini Table Top Foosball Game | 41cm x 23cm |…
VIAVITO FT100X 4ft Folding Football Table
Table Football, Mini Foosball Table Soccer…
VIAVITO FT500 Football Table
Albert Austin Mini Football Soccer Table Game -…
Or build your own football table from Lego (or even a football stadium…)
Stiga Football World Champs
Another old school football game to consider.
EA SPORTS FC 24 Standard Edition PS5 | VideoGame | English
Beautiful Game Personalised Football Cards Make Your Own Customised Player Stats Gift (38cm x 24cm, Gold Personalised Stats Card)
Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts
Football mug with football
Top Trumps World Football Stars Specials Card Game
Here is a list of my favourite footballs books, whether for the coffee table or bedside table:
- FOOTBALL: Designing the Beautiful Game
- Remarkable Football Grounds: An illustrated guide to the world’s perfect soccer pitches
- The Football Stadium Guide
- Goal!: Intimate portraits and interviews with every living FIFA World CupTM Final scorer
- British Football’s Greatest Grounds: One Hundred Must-See Football Venues
- World Football Club Crests: The Design, Meaning and Symbolism of World Football’s Most Famous Club Badges
- Zonal Marking: The Making of Modern European Football
- The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines
- The Expected Goals Philosophy: A Game-Changing Way of Analysing Football
92 Club Football Grounds 23-24 Season – Collect and Scratch Off Travel Map – Maps International – 29 x 42cm
If your football fan loves away days, this is the ultimate present. Let them track how many stadiums they’ve visited in the UK. There’s also a European version if they follow their team abroad
*I’m not responsible if this causes even more time spent away from home
Football experience gifts
Mystery Football Weekends
Has your football fan always wanted to watch a match abroad, but don’t want to organise the trip? That’s where Mystery Football Weekends can help. All you have to do is select the dates and departure airport and they’ll take care of the rest.
Something a little closer to home, gift a Wembley Stadium Tour. I’ve been on ten stadium tours around Europe and Wembley’s is one of my favourites (it pains me to say it as a Scotland fan). While it may not have the original history, it’s an impressive stadium nonetheless. The 90 minute tour includes a tour guide where you can visit the dressing room and even go pitch side.
For all other club stadiums, visit Virgin Experiences
Personalised football gifts
Personalised football gifts
Visit Notonthehighstreet for a huge range of football gifts which you can personalise, everything from footballs, art and chocolates. Here are my favourite products:
Snugzy Official England Football Mini Me Doll | Personalised England Cushion | England Football Gifts | England Football Merchandise | Football Cushion Featuring Your Photo
Football apparel and training gifts
Retro football kit
You can now buy old football shirts (maybe there’s a meaningful season or favourite player who’s retired?) or even get a mystery box which includes unique and obscure kits from around the world.
FORZA ProFlex Pop Up Football Goals | Ultra-Portable Goals For Garden | Goal Posts For Garden | Football Net Size Options: 6×4, 8×5, 3mx2m, 12×6 & 16x7ft (12 x 4)
Display4top Set of 2 Football Goal with Carry Bag, Footballs Net for Kids Teens, Foldable Pop-up Goals Indoor Outdoor Sport Training for Garden, Park, Backyard, Playground, Beach, Orange
FOOTBALL FLICK Urban Mini Football Tennis – Portable Football Training game – All Weather Design Soccer Training Equipment – with Carry Case
FOOTBALL FLICK Urban Multi Skills Set – 4 in 1 Football Training Equipment Set – Portable Accuracy Basket Hoop – Mini Target Goal – Target Goal – Precision Rings
FORZA Football Target & Bag – 2IN1 Design for Corner Shooting Targets & Ball Storage | Multi-Sport
Keepy Ups football
Playermaker Smart Football Tracker Analyzer, Measures Physical and Technical Game Activity, Advanced Than GPS Football Performance Tracker, Annual Subscription Included, Large
STATSports APEX Athlete Series GPS Soccer Activity Tracker Stat Sports Football Performance Vest Wearable Technology Adult Small
KITSACK – The Ultimate Football & Sports Kit & Ball Carrying Rucksack Bag – Red
Chilly’s Original Sports Bottles – BPA-Free Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Keeps Cold, Double Walled, Vacuum Insulated – Dishwasher Safe Lid – 500ml – Pastel Green
Nike, Academy Team, Football Duffel Bag,Black/Black/(White)
Mens Football Accessories Boot Bag Brasilia Shoebag H17.5 x W32.5 x D 2.5cm (N, Black)
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