More Football Gift Ideas This Christmas

Following on from my last football gift post today I am bringing you some more gift ideas for those who think that football is the most important thing in the world. In this post I am concentrating on what to wear, and some of the important equipment that you need, whether you are planning to have a game in the garden, or maybe you’re training up your own little team of future sporting stars.

So, whether you have a budding Messi, a little miss Jodie Taylor, or even a Zinedine Zidance in your midst, these are some of the items that could lead to a very merry Christmas for one of the special people in your life.

Football Shirts

If your football fan supports a Premier League team, then there is every chance they already have the shirt. But there seems to be an unwritten rule that you can also wear shirts that belong to other teams as long as they are Continental teams, with Spanish and French sides being particular favourites. A good place to look for sports kits, tracksuits and training gear is excell sports. They have a wide range of tops from intercontinental teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Roma and Bayern Munich, as well as National sides like Belgium France, Portugal, and,yes, even England.

Nike Paris Saint-Germain Away Junior Short Sleeve Jersey 2017/2018
code: 44342 847408-720
Nike
From £44.95 Click to visit excell-sports

Nike England Home Mens Short Sleeve Jersey 2016/2017
£54.95 Now £38.46 Click to visit excell-sports

adidas Real Madrid Home Junior Short Sleeve Jersey 2017/2018
£42.95 Click to visit excell-sports

As well as a great range of kits (all the tops featured above also have matching shorts and socks that are also available on the site, you can view all football kits here.) , The site also has a good range of training gear, including the iconic CR 7 range from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nike Boys’ Dry CR7 Squad Football Drill Top
£39.95 Click to visit excell-sports

Sporting Equipment from Networld

These days, even your average garden has a wide range of training equipment for your budding footballer. The days when a pop up goal was sufficient are long gone, and now sturdy robust goals able to withstand all weathers, football rebound nets which allow the player to hit the target even when they are playing alone, and mannequins which enable you to practice free kicks and set pieces are now available to buy whether you are using them to train a team or just to enjoy enhancing your skills at home.

Net World Sports are the number one supplier of sporting equipment for all sports, including cricket, golf and tennis. But it is football where it really excels, with a great range of football nets and goals and other equipment that can make training both fun and professional. Key pieces for Christmas 2017 include the Forza goals that range in size from mini target goals to full sized 16×7 nets. Forza nets are easy assembly and are built to last in strong UPVC, making the ideal Christmas present, even though this may mean assembling it on Christmas day!

8 x 4 FORZA Football Goal Post £46.99 Click to visit Net World Sports

As well as goals, a rebound net is a new favourite when it comes to Christmas gift ideas. Rebound nets are designed to improve heading, volleying and first touch, they have a simple foldaway design that makes them easy to use, and then transport to a field or put them away in a shed. You can get a single sided or two sided design.

RapidFire Football Rebound Net [Double Sided] £95 Click to visit Net World Sports

Freekick mannequins have long been used in the professional game, but you can now purchase these for use in your garden too. They come as individuals or in packs of three, and also in different sizes to suit junior or senior players.

FORZA ASTRO Football Mannequins [Includes Bases] £57.99 Click to visit Net World Sports

Do you have any sports equipment on your Christmas list this year?

 

Father’s Day gift ideas for the discerning dad

Father’s Day is the next special date in the family calendar, and with the bank holiday is over, we can now firmly concentrate on finding the right gift for that special man in your life, whether he be your own father, or your baby daddy. All the usual suspects are available – beer, socks, unispiring toiletries, but if you want to find something a little different, more thoughtful or unusual, then step this way as I show you a few things I have my eye on.

Football Crazy – these may be the answer.

Toffs is a fabulous company that makes reproduction football shirts from bygone days. They have a wide range of shirts from teams that are in the Premier League, and also shirts from other divisions. The shirts can range from tops from the 1970s, to shirts that go right back to the 1920s and 30s. These are perfect for anyone who is nostalgic for the golden age of football, or who has a very special memory linked to an equally special shirt.

West Bromwich Albion 1978 Away Retro Football Shirt £43 Click to visit Toffs

If a football top is not quite your dad’s thing, maybe a signed photograph of his favourite player would be a good option, especially as it could cost less than £20.

Personalised Arsenal Giroud Autograph Photo £19.99 Click to visit Toffs

A wooden watch

Wooden watches have become a big fashion story in recent years, looking stylish, often hand crafted, and making a genuine fashion statement. Tense watches currently offer a free engraving service that means that, as well as looking beautiful, they can be totally personalised for the person you love. These are a gift that show thought and elegance, and will totally last forever.

A touch of Mr Bond

In the month when my favourite Mr Bond, the suave smooth Roger Moore, died, a great gift for your dad could be a little piece of James Bond himself, or at least his favourite drink. Selfridges have another great gift idea from Tipplesworth, a mini martini set that is sure to leave dad ‘shaken not stirred’ when he opens his present on Father’s Day.


TIPPLESWORTH Classic martini mini cocktail kit £19.99 Click to visit Selfridges

What are you getting for your dad, baby daddy this Father’s Day?