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The 30 best football gifts for boys and girls in 2022

10:10 AM EST 12/9/22
Best Football Gifts for Kids
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If you need a special gift for a child in your life, it can seem impossible to know where to start. With so many options available, it can be tricky knowing what kids are into these days.

If one of the little ones on your list is a football fan, that makes matters easier as there are a host of gifts related to the sport that will go down a treat. With so many great gifts, trawling the internet for the perfect gift can start to feel like a sport. 

Luckily, we've rounded up the best quirky and unique available gifts. From football stories that will inspire curious minds to games that sharpen the mind and bring out a competitive streak.

So, whether you're looking for a birthday gift for your niece or nephew, a Christmas present for your son/daughter, or a treat for your grandchild, here are the 30 best gifts currently available for young football fans.

To browse other ideas, head to GOAL's Gift Guide.

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£10 and under

1. 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 kick-about. Mitre also provides a pump, so you don't have to worry about sifting through your shed for one.

Get it from Amazon for £11.00

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

He's a hero for many, so who better to take life advice from than Marcus Rashford MBE? This handy guide will boost the confidence of kids. It features plenty of stories from the star's life and brilliant advice from performance psychologist Katie Warriner.

If you have a bookworm in the family and need more great football books for children, check out GOAL's list of the best football books for children.

Get it from Amazon for £5.00

3. Orchard Toys Penalty Shootout Mini-Game

This game is designed for kids aged 3-7 and has fun shirt-shaped cards that young football fans will love. It has educational benefits, too, as it helps develop counting and numerical skills.

Get it from Amazon for £5.50

4. TAC-TICS Card Game

This card game says it's made for kids aged 6-99, so there's plenty of fun for all the family. Race to complete your team's formation before your opponents in a game that's perfect for encouraging the family to spend face-to-face time with each other.

Get it from Amazon for £7.00

5. Football Jokes and Quiz Book

In desperate need of some new comedy material? This book for wannabe comedians will sort you out, and there are plenty of quiz questions to keep your brain ticking over.

Get it from Amazon for £4.49

6. Chocolate Footballs Gift Jar

These chocolate football sweets will be a real throwback to many people's childhoods. Now you can introduce a new generation to them with a whole jar made by a traditional sweet factory in Lancashire. It's the perfect treat for any football fan with a sweet tooth.

Get it from Amazon for £8.99

7. The Charlie Fry Series by Martin Smith

The Charlie Fry series is a saga about achieving your footballing dreams and overcoming adversity. 11-year-old protagonist Charlie Fry has Cystic Fibrosis, but that doesn't stop him from playing football. This series has seven books - perfect for even the most reluctant readers aged 7-12.

Get them from Amazon for £3.77

8. World At Your Feet by Rob Parker

Graphic artist Lawerta has charmingly illustrated this football picture book by Rob Parker. It educates kids aged 3-10 about 16 of football history's most important and iconic goals. The fun rhymes are enjoyable for adults, making for perfect bedtime reading.

Get it from Amazon for £6.99

9. Kids Football Throw

Perfect for keeping warm on the sofa watching the match or cosying up in the car on the way home from a kickabout. This football print throw is a must for any small fan's bedroom.

Get it from Amazon for £8.49

10. England BRXLZ Mini Player

The perfect small gift to combine a commitment to your home club and a fun hobby, this pixelated player is both fun to build and proud to display.

Get it from FOCO for £6.00

11. EFAH SPORTS Goalkeeper Gloves

These goalkeeper gloves are designed to give any young goalkeeper the confidence and protection they need to make those big saves. Perfect for budding goalkeepers of all ages, these gloves will help them reach their full potential.

Get it from Amazon for £8.89

£25 and under

12. 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

13. 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

14. The Big Book of Football by MUNDIAL

From the creators of quarterly football magazine Mundial comes this whopper of a book that is cool, charming and full of quirky information. Serving as a guide to all things football, kids and adults alike will have hours of fun poring over all the fun details and colourful illustrations.

Get it from Amazon for £14.55

15. SmartBall Counter Football

The ideal gift for a keepy-uppie enthusiast, the SmartBall counter football is designed to count every kick, all the way up to 100. Great for helping improve their skills and control, the SmartBall will encourage you as you try to beat your record.

Get it from Amazonfor £16.50

16. Kickmaster Quick Goal Target Shot Set

Set it up for hours of fun and practice with this Kickmaster Quick Goal Target, ideal for practising accuracy and setting up competitive games with friends. Perfect for football fans, both young and old.

Get it from Amazon for £22.48

17. Penal-Tea Football Mug

This novelty mug comes with a built-in goal and a mini football to practice your shooting and penalty kicks - albeit with your fingers as your feet. It's a nice little gift for football fans of all ages.

Get it from Amazon for £11.90

18. Collapsible 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

19. United Oddsocks - Box of 6 football socks

Let's address the obvious, socks aren't usually the most exciting Christmas gift for children. However, these are a big exception. There are six football-themes designs that can be mixed and matched, and they come in a nice-looking gift box.

Get it from Amazon for £11.99

20. Football Superstars 6 Book Collection

This collection of books includes the stories behinf the careers of Ronaldo, Kane, Mbappé, Neymar, Haaland and Mané. Perfect for any child who wants learn more about today's top players.

Get it from Amazon for £19.99

21. Mitre Impel Football

Sometimes there's no need to overthink it - a good old-fashioned football will always make a great gift for children. The Mitre Impel is classic football that delivers excellent performance for its price.

Get it from Amazon for £11.00

No budget

22. Kipsta SG500 Football Goal

This football goal is 1.8m wide and 1.2m tall, comfortably big enough for an entire family kick about in the garden. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy practising their shooting skills on the weekend.

Get it from Decathlon for £54.99

23. Personalised Football Kids Watch

An excellent gift for all occasions, this special football-themed watch can be personalised with any message to mark a special birthday or moment.

Get it from Not on the High Street for £37.99

24. Rising Star Football Edition

This football board game is perfect for fans of Monopoly and Football Manager. Players compete against each other to have the best career, negotiate contracts, and hire an agent. It's a great family game that everybody will enjoy.

Get it from Amazon for £29.99

25. England Slogan Single Duvet

This brightly coloured duvet set makes the perfect gift for a little one who dreams of playing for England someday. 

Get it from Amazon for £14.47

26. Personalised Children's Sports Bag

Think practical and personal for this next gift. Treat them to a personalised sports duffel bag, perfect for taking to their football sessions and games - bonus, they'll never take home the wrong bag! Available in a multitude of colours.

Get it from Not on the High Street for £37.50

27. Global Gizmos Tabletop Foosball Game

This tabletop edition of the classic arcade game foosball will have kids and grown-ups playing at every free opportunity. It's made from sturdy MDF, has eight metal rods, and has anti-skid pads on the underside to survive the most competitive matches.

Get it from Amazon for £27.99

28. Kids Football Stadium Sweatshirt

Customise this children's sweatshirt with their favourite team's stadium for a personal gift they'll never want to take off. Made to order, with sizes ranging from 3-13 years.

Get it from Not on the High Street for £35.00

29. 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 child who fancies themselves as the next Premier League star.

Get it from Amazon for £32.00

30. FIFA 23

Hot from its September relesase, now is a great time to gift someone a copy of the latest game in the FIFA franchise. Plus, it's currently 25% off.

Get it from Amazon for £44.99

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