Stuck for a present for someone who plays football? Or want to give someone buying ideas for yourself?
Our keen shopaholic Ramsay has some ideas that might just help…
If like me you hate receiving tat, or the same old stuff every year for Christmas, I might just have your back this year.
I’ve been checking out some of the best footy related gifts which I hope will either make your shopping a little easier, or will land you some decent swag come the 25th!
Of course we’ve been writing about the best boots out there all year, so if it’s boots you’re after, take a look through our archives.
Here’s my favourite five items for this year:
1. The Retro Football Shirt
Whilst the latest football shirt is considered a ‘must have’ to show a football fan’s club colours, within a few months the shirts are superseded and out of date.
I recommend buying a retro shirt. You’ll still be wearing your club colours, but being a retro shirt it’s a bit more exclusive and, best of all, the retro shirts are much cheaper than the latest club shirts and they only get better with age!
From £20 Shop Retro Shirts >>
2. A Football Goal
This goal is amazing and ideal for an impromptu game up the park, or to pop up in the garden when you fancy a game.
It’s easy to erect and breakdown and is surprisingly sturdy for such a small goal.
From £60 Shop SKLZ Goal >>
3. A Football Book
Is it just me or does everyone associate the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day with reading a good book?
I love nothing better than hearing one footballer gossiping about another, or picking up ideas to put into practice, after New Year’s of course..
Pictured are some of my best picks this Christmas
From £7 Shop Footy Books >>
4. Mitre Christmas Football
How about this ‘Christmassy’ gift, a top Mitre football with Merry Christmas printed on it.
The message is pre-printed in black on a red and white ball.
To make life easy the ball is in a gift box, ready for easy wrapping – round footballs are hard to wrap!
5. Sports Bag
I like to take plenty of kit on matchday, so I like to have a decent sized bag to carry it all in.
A couple of pairs of boots, shinpads, baselayers, shower gear, towel, bandages, phone etc. all gets put away in my sports bag.
My favourite bag at the moment is my UA Storm Backpack Duffel, its a good size, is waterproof and its padded. It’s not cheap at £55, so I’ve linked to some others below.
That ‘wraps up’ my Top 5, I hope Santa manages to bring everything you want.