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The 30 best gift ideas for football fans this Christmas

5:10 PM SGT 15/12/22
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If you need a special gift for someone in your life, it can seem impossible to know where to start. However, If one of the people on your list is a football fan, that makes matters a little easier with tonnes of gifts available related to the sport that will go down a treat. With infinite options out there, trawling the internet for the perfect gift can start to feel like a sport in itself. 

Luckily, we've rounded up the best unique, fun and thoughtful football gifts perfect for Christmas. There are nostalgic treats for older fans, football stories that will inspire young minds, and games guaranteed to bring out a competitive streak.

So, whether you're looking for a gift for your son or daughter, a holiday present for a parent, or perhaps even a treat for yourself, here are the 24 best gifts currently available for football fans.

If you're looking for gift ideas aimed at supporters of specific teams, head to GOAL's Gift Guide.

Best gifts for children

To browse more gift ideas for children, head to GOAL's 27 of the best football gifts for kids.

SmartBall Kick-Up Counter

Perfect for the aspiring baller in the family, this Smart Ball will help them improve their skills and kick-ups. Designed with a clever sensor inside, the Smart Ball will count and light up each time it makes contact with your body, counting up to 100 with sounds and phrases to spur you on.

Get it from Amazon for £16.50

Football Water Bottle

If anything will encourage kids to drink more water, it's this nifty collapsible football bottle. The bottle shrinks down to a tiny 200ml football but can be expanded to the full 550ml when needed. The bottle expands to reveal a football pitch design.

Get it from Amazon for £14.65

100 Pics Football Stars Travel card game

A fun football game with photos of some of the world’s most recognisable football stars. Pocket-sized and filled with fun, there's plenty of fun to be had for all the family. The perfect present or stocking filler for any football fan. 

Get it from Amazon for £9.99

You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be by Marcus Rashford

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very BEST that you can be.

Get it from Amazon for £5.00

World Football Stars Top Trumps

This version of Top Trumps features some of the biggest and most well-known faces in men's football right now - including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Raheem Sterling and many more. Custom bios with quality player images tell you everything you need to know about the stars before battling it out with an opponent for the Top Trump title.

Get it from Amazon for £7.99

Mitre Scriball Personalisable Football

The great thing about the Mitre Scriball is that it's two activities wrapped in one. First, children can colour the design on the ball with the provided pens. Once their custom design is complete, they can take the masterpiece out for a kickabout. Mitre also provides you with a pump, so you don't have to worry about sifting through your shed for one.

Get it from Amazon for £11.00

FOOOTY: The Football That Fits In Your Pocket

This nifty little football is made up of 10 panels that fit together to create many different balls or frisbees that are safe to play with indoors. Perfect for footie-mad kids with curious minds.

Get it from Amazon for £10.99

The Big Book of Football by Mundial

Written by the team at MUNDIAL, the celebrated football lifestyle magazine, and filled with fun, colourful illustrations, The Big Book of Football by Mundial covers it all. From the history of football to the kits hall of fame, and all the weird and wonderful things to be loved about the beautiful game, great for kids and adults alike.

Get it from Amazon for £14.55

Football Heroes Colour In Top With Fabric Pens

Get the kids in the creative spirit with this football colour in top. This beautifully packaged kit makes the perfect gift for any football fan and creative kid, available for ages 2-12.

Get it from Not on the High Street for £18.50

Football Billionaire Board Game

This board game is suitable for ages 6+ and will see players race to become the wealthiest football club owner. There's a lot at stake as players seek to buy clubs, dominate the transfer market, and hire and fire managers - great fun for all the family.

Get it from Happy Puzzle for £29.99

Football Foosball Table - 2.8Ft

A classic game to have in your home, this foosball table will entertain the entire family and keep kids occupied for hours. Featuring a sturdy frame and quality parts, this foosball table will go down a treat with any recipient.

Get it from Amazon for £59.99

Best gifts for teenagers

To browse more gift ideas for teenagers, head to GOAL's 21 of the best football gifts for teenagers.

Nike Brasilia 9.5 Small Duffel Bag

Give them the gift of an organised kit bag, practical and versatile, this Nike Duffel will see them through their journeys to training and any weekends away with friends.

Get it from Nike for £29.95

Football Kick Trainer

If you know a teen starting to take football seriously, this is the perfect piece of kit to help them refine their skills. It's suitable for all levels, no matter age, beginner or pro, the kick trainer is the perfect aid and can be used with any size 3-5 football.

Get it at Amazon for £14.98

adidas Messi Track Top

For fans of the Argentinan forward, look no further than this Messi track top to treat them to. This juniors' adidas track jacket has a chest graphic to honour Messi's love for football. AEROREADY keeps them dry, so they can chase their dreams just like Messi did.

Get it from adidas for £38.00

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game Exhibition Catalogue

Winner of the football book of the year in the GOAL 2022 Product Awards, this first-of-its-kind book does a class job exploring the design story behind football, providing a glimpse into the people and processes that have made football what it is today. 

Get it from Amazon for £25.29

Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite FG

Why not treat them to a brand-new pair of boots under the tree this Christmas. These football boots from Nike come loaded with a Zoom Air unit and grippy texture up top for exceptional touch, it helps you dominate in the waning minutes of a match—when it matters most.

Get them from Nike for £249.95

The Boot Buddy

We're all for practical gifting here at GOAL, and The Boot Buddy is a super useful gadget to have in your kit bag. It's great for football boots but can be used equally as well on any footwear. You can be sure this is a gift they'll use time and time again, and have clean boots to show for it.

Get it from Amazon for £18.99

Football Flick Urban Skills Set

Containing one free-standing target basket, two target rings that fit any goal, and one mini-target goal, the Flick urban skills set is a fun mini-game. It's perfect for honing the skills of any teen who fancies themselves as the next Premier League star.

Get it from Amazon for £38.99

FOCO Stadium Construction Building

There's nothing like the feeling of going to watch your favourite team in person, especially at their home stadium. Why not bring home some of that magic with this stadium construction kit, allowing anyone to recreate a mini version of their own. There is an option for everyone, with stadium models available from Chelsea, Arsenal, Celtic, Wembley, etc.

Get it from Amazon for £50.00

Al Rihla Pro Football

Every aspiring baller needs a pro football to brush up on their skills, and there's nothing better than the official match ball of the 2022 World Cup. You can also grab the replica ball for just £30.00.

Get it from adidas for £130.00

Football Stadium Design Sweatshirt

A unique, made-to-order sweatshirt, featuring a minimalist, contemporary style emblem of their favourite team's stadium. Select any stadium of your choice as well as the sweatshirt colour and text emblem.

Get it from Not on the High Street for £44.95

Best gifts for adults

To browse more gift ideas for adults, head to GOAL's 27 of the best football gifts for dads.

MUNDIAL Subscription

For fans of cult football magazine MUNDIAL, treat them to a subscription to the mag. Boasting benefits, including a Club Mundial membership card with partner discount codes for Classic Football Shirts, Art of Football, Percival and All Press coffee. A welcome postcard pack featuring all five cover stars. Discounts to Mundial merchandise, subscriber-only events, and more.

Get it from MUNDIAL for £10.00 every 3 months

LEGO Table Football

Get in on the beautiful game with a table football set they can build and play. Filled with details for fans and players alike, with a pitch and grandstand section, this LEGO Ideas set is the best gift for both football and LEGO lovers.

Get it from LEGO for £150.49 (was £214.99)

Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson's instant classic Inverting the Pyramid came at a perfect time for self-reflection, as a nation questioned how an England side boasting Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, and John Terry had failed to qualify for the Euro 2008 tournament. The answer is concisely and expertly explained as Wilson takes us through a history of formations beyond 4-4-2.

Football Stadium Helicopter Tour

Give them a gift they'll never forget, a once in a lifetime helicopter ride to see the home grounds of some of the biggest teams in world football, with options including Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, Liverpool’s historic Anfield, or Newcastle’s famous St James’ Park. No matter what, there’s a flight to excite fans across the country.

Get it from Virgin Experience Days for £119.00

England 2022-23 Stadium Home Shirt

If they're getting behind the England boys this World Cup, treat them to the England home kit this Christmas. A great piece of kit for their collection and a piece of memorabilia for years to come.

Get it from Nike for £74.95

Personalised Football Cadbury Dairy Milk

This personalised football Dairy Milk bar makes a great gift for any football fan. It features a giant 850g Cadbury Dairy Milk bar inside a totally bespoke football sleeve of your choice. All you have to do is choose their team, add their name and a short message.

Get it from Prezzybox for £15.00

Subbuteo Team Edition

Before there was FIFA and before there was Football Manager, there was Subbuteo. Challenge your dad to a round of the classic football flicking game.

Get it from Amazon for £30.26

Newspaper Headlines Football Book

This A3-sized book is filled with full-colour newspaper pages heralding the most iconic moments dating over 100 years from the world's best clubs. It makes for a thoughtful gift that can be personalised with a nice label on the inside page at a later date. From Arsenal to Man United you can choose from over 30+ clubs.

Get it from Amazon for £39.99

Amazon Gift Card in Football Tin

Some say gift cards are a cop-out gift, but we disagree. If you really can't decide what to buy for the person that simply has it all, a gift card for Amazon is the best choice, they can simply stock up on whatever they need - see, great gift.

Get it from Amazon for £25+