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.


Olivier Giroud is the face (and beard) of Beardilizer

He is one of the hottest men in the world, and his beard has become an iconic sight on football pitches around the land, so it is no surprise that when beard care brand Beardilizer was looking for a new brand ambassador, they turned to Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud.

Olivier has signed a one year contract to the be the face of the brand ,which is the number one facial vitamin complex which helps you to grow a thicker, healthier beard. Olivier is  fronting their global marketing campaign, and starring in ads, catalogues and a new YouTube video that you can watch below. He is the perfect choice as his beard is never less than groomed and perfect looking, even after running around on a football pitch and scoring the winning goal. His own personal style sets trends in menswear, and now looks set to make Beardilizer the number one beard product.

Olivier is a big fan of the series ‘The Vikings’ and this is where he has taken a lot of beard styling inspiration from. He says of the contract with Beardlilizer:-

“I have been using Beardilizer products for quite some time now, and this proposal to become the brand ambassador came quite naturally. I look forward to seeing the new products.”

Roy Halfon, chief executive of Phytobiol France who own the brand, says of Giroud’s appointment: “At the beginning of this project, we wanted to be accompanied by a renowned ambassador both in France and abroad, who perfectly embodies the image of the modern man, elegant and neat. Olivier Giroud is this image. He knows how to reconcile his sporting performance with his own elegance. He is a footballer who stands out on and off the pitch. We are proud that he represents the Beardilizer brand.”

Well, I certainly know what to put at the top of my hubby’s Christmas list now, because Olivier is looking mighty fine in the ad campaign.

To visit the Beardilizer UK online store, click here.

Creating a mini Wembley Stadium in your Garden

Ask any young football fan what their ultimate dream is, and, chances are they will mention scoring the winning goal in a World Cup final with the match held at Wembley Stadium. But although the chance of becoming a modern day Geoff Hurst is pretty slim, that doesn’t mean that all those budding Ronaldo’s and Messi’s should give up on their dreams altogether.

If you can’t get to Wembley, then maybe Wembley should come to you. Any garden has the capacity to become your very own Wembley Stadium, after all it only needs four sides and corners, and garden fences and walls already give the feeling of a stadium. These days, rather than using jumpers for goalposts, you can actually buy a pretty good set of goalposts, and maybe even two. The good news is that the latest range of pop up football goals are easy enough to erect by just one person in double quick time, and, because they are pop up, they are actually easy to move and transport around. Many sets will easily fit into a car boot, so they can be transported to the park, beach or any open play space. They can also be packed away and stored if you decide you want to use your garden space for a different purpose, taking up very little room in your garden shed or storage space. Once you want to use the goal again, the process is simple – no need for assembly or tools.

It is always a good idea to get your kids playing outside, rather than stuck in front of a games console, and pop up goals are a great way to encourage sport and exercise through actually playing football for real; rather than just playing it on Fifa 17. With goals coming in a range of sizes, these will work for children of all age ranges, and gardens of all sizes. The goals are also a great option for mini sports teams and junior football leagues as they are both transportable and affordable – if you practice on a park with no permanent goals, these are a reliable and practical idea.

If you are considering turning your garden into your very own Wembley Stadium, I can definitely recommend the Samba goals. We got a set of these for my son Joe’s last birthday. These are easy to erect yet have thick posts that are sturdy enough for those shots that hit the bar or post (my lad has won the crossbar challenge on more than one occasion and the goal is still standing.) If you are still unsure, Stadia Sports have a great phone or email service where you can put all your questions to an expert in order to ensure you get the right goals for your child, helping them to achieve their own sporting goals in the process.

With the football season just about to begin for thousands of junior football league teams, and now in full flow for the Premier League and EFL, now is the right time to invest in your own set of workable goals.