Christmas Gift Ideas: Gifts For Football Lovers

Christmas is about finding that gift that the recipient will love and appreciate, and today I am focusing on gifts that would be perfect if you have a football lover in your family and friends list.

These gifts move away from the football strip and tickets to the game that can be costly in the extreme. All the gifts featured cost under £30, with some less than £10 making them wonderful ideas to put in the Christmas stocking. In addition, the gifts from Find Me A Gift have a great range of early Black Friday offers attached to them so you can make a further saving.

There are gift ideas from Boolino and Mitre along with football ideas from Amazon.

Happy Shopping!

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The silver money box is a really special piece that could be good for a baby’s first Christmas.

Football Money Box – Silver Plated Was £10.99 Now £9.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

A pair of novelty socks always make a good stocking filler, this pair are less than a fiver and come in UK sizes 6.5-10, as the site says, they will fit any team member. They also look pretty great too.

Ball Socks – Football Was £4.99 Now £3.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

If you know someone who owns a signed shirt, this frame is a great way to display it, and to keep it safe at the same time.

T-Shirt Frame Only £24.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

When you’re watching the game from the comfort of your sofa, what could be better than some homemade popcorn. This is a gift that will be sitting in Joe’s stocking this year as it combines two of his fave things, football and popcorn!

Football Popcorn Maker Was £29.99 Now £28.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

Slippers are a favourite gift idea for dad or grandad, but these slippers are a cut above – they actually resemble a football boot. Super warm and cushioned, these are just the sort of thing to wear when you’re sitting in front of the sofa watching football.

Men’s Football Slippers Was £14.99 Now £13.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

Mitre Star Wars Scriball

If you have a child who loves colouring in, football and Star Wars, then the Mitre Star Wars Scriball is the perfect gift, combining all these things in just one package. The Size 3 ball is a great size for smaller feet, and you can combine colouring the ball on a dark winter’s day, and then playing with it when the weather gets warmer. There are a range of Scriballs that include characters who fight for good, and those on the dark side.

Mitre Star Wars™ Mini Darth Vader Scriball £12 Click to visit Mitre

Goal by Dorling Kindersley

If you have a member of the family who thinks they know all that there is to know about football, then Goal! from Dorling Kindersley is the perfect Christmas afternoon read. It is packed full with everything you need to know about football, from technical tricks and tips, to ‘did you know’ facts and figures, through to information about the best footballers in the world. This is a bright, beautifully presented hardback book that would be a really special choice for any football lover.

Goal!: Football As You’ve Never Seen It Before £10.39 Click to visit Boolino

Amazon

Amazon is always a great one stop shop when it comes to Christmas, and they have a really fabulous selection of football related gifts that suit all ages. I’ve ordered the ‘grandad’ football book as a gift to my dad from my son, and the Lionel Messi range of toys are always popular with footie mad kids. The Football Guess Who was a gift I got for my boy last year and proved to be a big success.


Christmas Gift Idea: The Novella Nostalgia Series

If you are looking for an unusual gift for a fan of classic movies, the Novella Nostalgia series may just be the answer. Penned by the author Tony Drury, this fabulous series of books link modern storytelling to some of the most iconic movies of all time. Inspired characters, classic scenes and the familiarity of those classic films, but modern scenario’s make these the ideal present for someone who still loves the romance of turning a page rather than just scrolling up.

There are three books in the Novella Nostalgia series so far, with a further two planned. The first was ‘Lunch With Harry’ which is inspired by the wonderful Audrey Hepburn movie, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. The action is moved to modern day London, and Hamleys is the meeting place for the two leads, Dr Ella Van Houten, who just happened to be imagining that she was Audrey’s Holly Golighty character, and Harry, who Ella meets when she accidentally steps on his foot outside the world famous toy shop.

Tiffanys have launched a perfume this Autumn, so I think this combination could be a lovely, personal gift for someone who is a fan of Audrey, a fan of Tony Drury and a fan of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.


Tiffany Tiffany & Co. Eau De Parfum
From £52 Click to visit House of Fraser

The beauty of the stories is that fans of the film will recognise the references which bring a warm smile to the reader. Another fabulous point about these books is that they are small, perfect for reading on the morning commute by train or bus, and not too big to take up a lot of room in your handbag or rucksack.

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The second book in the series takes a completely different tone as it is based on the great Courtroom drama 12 Angry Men, a film that has also become a very successful stage show in recent years. Twelve Troubled Jurors changes the premise from one where the 11 jurors think the defendant guilty, with one wavering, to one where the jury are convinced of the innocence of the accused, but maybe for reasons that have less to do with the trial and more to do with wanting to be dismissed. The action also moves again to the UK and it is a riveting read that you could certainly enjoy once the turkey is finished on Christmas Day.

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The latest book in the series is very timely, considering that a live touring version is in theatres next year. ‘Forever on Thursdays’ is a new version of the beautiful, tear jerking love story Brief Encounter, the 1945 tale of unrequited passion starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. Once again the action is updated to the present day but the romance is still lovely, and if you know someone who is a fan of the film, then this book, combined with tickets for the play (showing at the Birmingham Rep Theatre), could be a real winner.

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Brief Encounter
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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Christmas Gift Ideas: The Golden Ticket

Christmas can have a tough lead up if you are unsure of what to give to different people. So, over the next month I am going to be giving you lots of gift ideas for men, woman and children, hopefully covering all bases and all tastes. Today I am starting with a wonderful personalized gift from Wonderbly, who you may already know from their ‘Lost my Name‘ series of books.

Wonderbly books place your child at the centre of the action and story, they are personalised and can also feature images like your home to make the book even more unique. The latest adventure from Wonderbly is very familiar to anyone who is a fan of Roald Dahl. It is called ‘My Golden Ticket’ and takes the reader on a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, putting your child into the role of Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The book is beautiful and makes the personalisation suitable for older readers. It has lots of things that make it of interest to an older, independent reader, with maps, instructions, song lyrics and experiments that are all illustrated with wonderful pictures that are both informative and funny. If your child loved the original Roald Dahl stories, they will be sure to fall in love with this book.

Another aspect of this book which makes it a perfect gift idea is that the personalisation extends to a personal message to the recipient.  This can be a message from Mom and dad to their child, or a message to any relative or friend. The book also has a bookplate in the form of a journal where your child’s name is also printed.

 

Fostering a love of books and reading is always a good thing, and there is no better way to get your child involved in reading than by having them actually in the story as a character. The Golden Ticket allows this in a wonderfully creative way,