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Do you need to find a football-related gift for a football-crazy boy or girl? It can be hard once the usual gifts like a kit or favourite club strip have been covered. I know this because I have a nephew who is brilliant at football and a total football fan, too. So here is a carefully curated list of football fan birthday or Christmas gift ideas that are a little less run-of-the-mill.

Boy jumpiing in the air to kick a football, boy jumping to kick a soccer ball.
Football gift ideas that kids will love

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Use this roundup to find the perfect gift for your footie-loving sons, daughters or boys and girls you know who would love a little football-related gift for their birthday or Christmas.

  1. Personalised Football Prints (Set of 3)
    £26.50 (at time of publication)

    A set of three handmade prints (frame not included) that would look perfect on the bedroom wall of a football-loving kiddo.

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  2. Personalised Football Print
    £15.50 (at time of publication)

    This personalised print totally captures the magic of kicking that winning shot! This is handprinted on quality paper (frame not included).

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  3. Matchday Diary & Training Journal
    £9.99 (at time of publication)

    The are lots of match diaries out there, but this one is particularly lovely. It has all sorts of prompts for journaling inside, so it will become a lovely keepsake.

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  4. Subbuteo UEFA Champions League Game
    £47.99 £35.00

    Subbuteo - the playing of football by the flicking of fingers! - is great for kids aged 6+. This is the UEFA version, but there are several others, including the England Main Game.

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    02/24/2024 11:56 am GMT
  5. Football Pitch Play Mat

    This football pitch playmat is great for younger footie fans. It comes in two different sizes:


    133x195cm (price shown above)

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    02/24/2024 12:46 am GMT
  6. Personalised LED Football Light
    £12.99 (at time of publication)

    This little LED football light can be personalised. There are three different designs to choose from. It has seven different light colours and makes a great night light.

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  7. LEGO Collectable Minifigure - Football Referee

    This may be the only time a football referee wielding a red card will be popular with your son or daughter!!

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    02/24/2024 01:05 pm GMT
  8. FOOOTY: The Football That Fits In Your Pocket

    This is genius! A foldable football, perfect for parents sick of getting lumbered with the ball when their kids have finished having a kickabout!!

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    02/24/2024 03:30 pm GMT
  9. Lego Icons of Play
    £89.99 (at time of publication)

    This 899-piece set will keep football-crazy kids happy and occupied when they can't get outside to play their beloved game. It's perfect for kids aged 10+.

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  10. Manchester United Lego Football

    There is a 687-piece Manchester United Lego football, but there is also a Chelsea FC one and a Liverpool one, Manchester City... and Tottenham Hotspur. So hopefully, there is a Lego football that your footie fan will covet. Suitable for kids aged 12+

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    02/24/2024 01:10 pm GMT
  11. Power Play Table Top Football Game

    This is a small version of the classic table football (Fussball) game. It's in a lovely wooden frame and fits neatly onto any table. Great for younger kids to play with. Older kids might want something more sturdy. There are two sizes:


    27inch (price above)

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  12. Fever Pitch
    £8.99 £7.65

    Fever Pitch, written by Nick Hornby in the 90s, is now a modern classic and totally captures the all-encompassing love of the game from a fan's perspective. This is a great read for tweens and teens.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/24/2024 02:05 pm GMT
  13. VIAVITO 4ft Folding Football Table

    I'll be honest, one of my favourite features of this football table is that it is foldable!! That aside, it's a nice sturdy table football game that has an almost perfect 5* review rating.

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  14. Marcus Rashford (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
    £9.99 £8.17

    The Little People BIG DREAMS series just keeps getting better and better. Marcus Rashford is among the most inspirational footballers, both for his on-pitch skills and incredible social conscience and activism. This book is great for footie fans aged 4+

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/24/2024 02:55 pm GMT
  15. Personalised Football Ball By We Print Balls

    I believe it was Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, who named David Beckham 'Golden Balls' back in the day. Now you can give your little football star their own personalised golden ball!

    We Print Balls also do team footballs (the only licenced supplier in the UK) for all the big football clubs.

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  16. Harry Kane Hand-signed (Authenticated) Photo Frame
    £114.99 (at time of publication)

    Now this is rather special. Mr Memorabilia specialises in authenticated signed memorabilia. They have a whole host of signed photos of football stars. I thought I'd showcase Harry Kane because he's Harry Kane!

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  17. Toffs Classic Retro Long Sleeve Kids Football Shirt
    £28 (at time of publication)

    TOFFS have been handmaking classic replica football kits since the 90s. They have got a huge selection from different clubs around the UK. This is a classic Arsenal Football Shirt. Love the idea of this for kids into style and football.

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  18. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics
    £10.99 £8.99

    Personally, I'd rather watch paint dry... but if you have a football-obsessed son or daughter, you might find that this book becomes their bible. It's been a best-seller for years. This is the 10th-anniversary version.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/24/2024 02:20 pm GMT
  19. Childrens Scriball Fophi Colouring Mini Football

    This is a lovely gift for younger football fans. They can colour it in with the pens in the set... and then take it outside for a kickabout.

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  20. Kickmaster Quick Up Goal And Target Shot
    £24.99 £21.99

    This is so clever! A popup goal and target shot practice set. Pack it up, then pop it up, and kids can play anywhere. Also great for smaller gardens when you don't want a permanent goal cluttering up the space.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/25/2024 06:36 pm GMT
  21. Football Heartbeat Hoodie
    £28 (at time of publication)

    This football heartbeat hoodie totally sums up the passion for the game for true football fans and footie stars of the future. There are six different colourways.

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