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40 Best Football Gift Ideas 2023 Chosen By A Football Fan

Has the football fan in your life already got the latest club shirt and this season’s Premier League football?

Whether they’re the star striker on weekends or an armchair manager, here are the football gifts I’d happily receive as a kid or adult. You’ll find everything from games, training gear and equipment, retro gifts, novelty items, secret Santa presents, unique surprise experiences and meaningful gifts for the football fan who has everything.


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Football game gifts

Superclub board game
Finally, a decent football board game. I originally bought this because I was playing Fifa too much. And then I got addicted to Superclub.

It’s a really fun card game which involves buying and selling players and improving them via training. It’s like a football version of Monopoly. While it’s for 2-6 players, I created my own solo rules for Superclub in case you’re interested.

Subbuteo football game

Ah, the game I wanted as a kid. Before Fifa, there was the legendary fast finger flicking tabletop game. Nowadays, there’s more than just blues vs reds. Other editions include Champions League, England team (both men’s and women’s) and club versions. Here are the top rated Subbuteo’s on Amazon.

Bestseller No. 2 Subbuteo Team Edition Subbuteo Team Edition £34.18
SaleBestseller No. 3 Subbuteo 3475 England Main Game Subbuteo 3475 England Main Game £38.70
Bestseller No. 5 Subbuteo Pitch Deluxe Subbuteo Pitch Deluxe £50.00
Bestseller No. 6 Subbuteo 3405 Player Set, Blue/White Subbuteo 3405 Player Set, Blue/White £13.95
Subbuteo bottle opener
And for those who absolutely love Subbuteo and alcohol, there’s a matching bottle opener too (also available from Menkind)
World Cup bottle opener
Or a cheaper option in the shape of the World Cup

Football table/Foosball

Another retro football game, but one that football fans rush to when they see it in the pub. There’s also table top foosball if you’d rather not have a full sized table too. Here are the best selling football tables on Amazon.

Lego football

Or build your own football table from Lego (or even a football stadium…)

Stiga Football World Champs

Another old school football game to consider.

EA SPORTS FC 24 Standard Edition PS5 | VideoGame | English
Played around the world, Fifa is the only football video game to get these days. Now known as FC24 having ended their partnership with Fifa in case you’re confused by the name, this year’s is the best yet (I’ve played the Beta version and already pre-ordered my copy)

Secret Santa and stocking filler gifts

Football mug with football
The perfect Secret Santa present for the football in your office, this mug comes with a goal and ball. Warning, the recipient may not get a lot of work done at their desk, I know I wouldn’t)
Top Trumps World Football Stars Specials Card Game
A great stocking filler and lots of hours of fun for less than £10, Top Trumps is a great way of gaining knowledge of players from around the world.
92 Club Football Grounds 23-24 Season – Collect and Scratch Off Travel Map – Maps International – 29 x 42cm
If your football fan loves away days, this is the ultimate present. Let them track how many stadiums they’ve visited in the UK. There’s also a European version if they follow their team abroad

*I’m not responsible if this causes even more time spent away from home

Football experience gifts

soccer field

Mystery Football Weekends

Has your football fan always wanted to watch a match abroad, but don’t want to organise the trip? That’s where Mystery Football Weekends can help. All you have to do is select the dates and departure airport and they’ll take care of the rest.

people in stadium during daytime

Stadium Tour

Something a little closer to home, gift a Wembley Stadium Tour. I’ve been on ten stadium tours around Europe and Wembley’s is one of my favourites (it pains me to say it as a Scotland fan). While it may not have the original history, it’s an impressive stadium nonetheless. The 90 minute tour includes a tour guide where you can visit the dressing room and even go pitch side.

For all other club stadiums, visit Virgin Experiences

Couch Consle
The ultimate watching companion for any armchair supporter, the Couch Console features a clever mechanism to keep your drink from spilling and also acts as a phone stand.

Personalised football gifts


Personalised football gifts

Visit Notonthehighstreet for a huge range of football gifts which you can personalise, everything from footballs, art and chocolates. Here are my favourite products:

Football apparel and training gifts

Retro football kit

You can now buy old football shirts (maybe there’s a meaningful season or favourite player who’s retired?) or even get a mystery box which includes unique and obscure kits from around the world.

FORZA ProFlex Pop Up Football Goals | Ultra-Portable Goals For Garden | Goal Posts For Garden | Football Net Size Options: 6×4, 8×5, 3mx2m, 12×6 & 16x7ft (12 x 4)
A football goal no longer has to remain a permanent fixture in your garden. Pop up goals are great for just the summer months and can be stored away when not in use.
FOOTBALL FLICK Urban Mini Football Tennis – Portable Football Training game – All Weather Design Soccer Training Equipment – with Carry Case
To improve control and touch, football tennis is a fun alternative to keepy ups and adds an element of competition into the mix. This doesn’t require too much space in the garden and is portable, complete with a carry case.
FORZA Football Target & Bag – 2IN1 Design for Corner Shooting Targets & Ball Storage | Multi-Sport
If you don’t have space in the garden for a goal, target nets are the next best thing.
Keepy Ups football
A unique football which counts the number keepy ups to 100. Also flashes and sounds as you kick the ball.
Playermaker Smart Football Tracker Analyzer, Measures Physical and Technical Game Activity, Advanced Than GPS Football Performance Tracker, Annual Subscription Included, Large
For those serious about improving as a player, let stats help you. This football tracker wraps around your foot and can tell you everything from speed and sprint acceleration to kick velocity.
KITSACK – The Ultimate Football & Sports Kit & Ball Carrying Rucksack Bag – Red
You can’t really go wrong with a football backpack. I like this from Kitsack which comes with a separate compartment for your boots and ball. There’s also a side net pocket for your water bottle.
Chilly’s Original Sports Bottles – BPA-Free Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Keeps Cold, Double Walled, Vacuum Insulated – Dishwasher Safe Lid – 500ml – Pastel Green
Speaking of water bottles, they’ve moved on a lot since the boring, plastic variety. These Chilly’s sports bottles are insulated, keeping your drink cool for 24 hours, are available in five colours, made from stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
Nike, Academy Team, Football Duffel Bag,Black/Black/(White)
For a more grown up version, a classic Nike black holdall will do.
Mens Football Accessories Boot Bag Brasilia Shoebag H17.5 x W32.5 x D 2.5cm (N, Black)
Or just a boot bag if they already have a bag for their kit. Again, a classic black Nike one is a safe choice for any footballer.

Last update on 2023-09-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API