Kick back, put your cleats up on the coffee table because I’m about to give you the rundown of the best gifts for that soccer-fanatic in your life. You know the one I’m talking about? They’re up at ungodly hours on the weekend screaming at a TV — seems they’ve got ESPN on 24/7 and can name more European clubs than US states. Well, don’t fret because I’ve done the hard work for you and created the ultimate gift guide for those fanatics. From personalized gear to soccer-themed décor, I’ve rounded up 35 unique gifts for that soccer lover in your life. Hopefully, none of these gifts will end in a red card!
1. **Custom Soccer Jersey:** Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a soccer jersey with their name and lucky number on the back. A hit at any pick-up soccer game, this gift is a low-key way to boast about their skills without having to slide tackle anyone.
2. **Soccer Ball Waffle Maker:** Breakfast of champions! Let your soccer lover eat, sleep, and now eat soccer! Mention the teeny weeny downside- not ideal for dieting soccer fans!
3. **FIFA 21:** For the gamer, bring the action of the pitch to their living room with the latest FIFA game. Best paired with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.
4. **Sports Illustrated Soccer Book:** Packed with breathtaking photographs and detailed insights, this will be their go-to soccer Bible. However, it’s not recommended for those who prefer speed-scrolling over page turning.
5. **Soccer PopSocket:** Because a true soccer lover flaunts their passion, quite literally, in the palm of their hand. Just be careful they don’t try to juggle their phone!
6. **Portable Soccer Net:** Help them channel their inner Beckham in the backyard, park or beach. May lead to ‘grass stains,’ but let’s call those battle scars.
7. **Soccer Ball Flask:** Because sometimes a good match needs an equally good drink to go with it. Though, remember that the drinking game is not on the soccer field!
8. **World Cup Documentary DVD:** Give them the thrill of the most iconic matches, minus the heart palpitations.
9. **Tickets to a Soccer Game:** The ultimate gift for any fan – sure it might hit your wallet hard, but their joy will be worth it.
10. **Soccer Charm Bracelet:** A classy way for them to carry their passion around. Might raise a few eyebrows at formal events!
11. **Soccer Ball Ice Mold:** For those who think even their drink should scream soccer! Just remember, not every ball is meant to be kicked.
12. **Soccer Mug:** Because the only thing better than a morning cup of joe is one in a soccer-themed mug. Caution: Might lead to more tea break in-office dribbling.
13. **Soccer Field Rug:** Turn their room into a soccer field. Keep the rivalries between teams, though, not between siblings!
14. **Mini Table Soccer Game:** Bring the fun and competition of the soccer field to their living room or office desk. Just remember, office politics can now turn into office sports rivalries!
15. **Soccer Cufflinks:** For the stylish and sophisticated soccer lover. May not be suitable for those whose fashion sense is more ‘soccer shorts’ than ‘business casual.’
16. **Soccer Training Equipment:** Feed their passion for soccer and fitness. But get ready to turn your backyard into a training ground!
17. **Soccer Board Game:** This is the perfect addition to family game night. Warning: Might sideline Monopoly!
18. **Fitness Tracker:** Help them keep tabs on their personal stats, just like their favorite pros. Encourage them to rest between games though!
19. **Personalized Soccer Poster:** Give their room a personality as vibrant as theirs, with an ode to their favorite sport. May render other wall decors redundant!
20. **Soccer Ball Phone Case:** Because their smartphone can look smart and sporty! Beware: May lead to increased soccer-related selfies.
21. **Soccer Ball Keychain:** A small reminder of their big passion. Just don’t let it distract the Sunday car wash!
22. **Personalized Soccer Ornament:** Perfect for the festive season or as a cute keepsake! Christmas trees may yell “Goal!” Overnight, though.
23. **Soccer Helmet:** Soccer lovers who bike will get a two-in-one kick out of this. Heads may turn, and so may helmets!
24. **Soccer Wall Clock:** So they can watch soccer, even when they’re watching time! Not recommended for soccer critics.
25. **Soccer Tattoos:** Temporary tattoos for those who wear their love for soccer on their sleeves (literally). Try not to go overboard though!
26. **Retro Soccer Video Games:** For those who love soccer and nostalgia, this is a match made in heaven! Just remember — these are not souvenirs; don’t stash them in the attic!
27. **Soccer Player Bobblehead:** Because who wouldn’t want a bobblehead of their favorite player nodding at their achievements. Just make sure they don’t start expecting real-life cheers!
28. **Soccer Ball Soap:** So they can live their passion, even in the shower. Remember to check if soap-bubble soccer is a thing!
29. **Soccer Decal Stickers:** Let them personize their laptops, water bottles, or even their car. Purely for the bold-hearted!
30. **Soccer Cookbook:** For those who’d like a dash of soccer with their cooking. Be prepared for them to attempt “goal”-met cuisine!
31. **Soccer Wine Bottle Holder:** For the classy fan who wants a bottle of Chardonnay with their ‘Champions League’. Remember, it’s “Wine and Dine” not “Whine and Dive.”
32. **Soccer Ball Neck Pillow:** For in-flight comfort when they travel to catch their favorite team live. Not to be mistaken for an actual soccer ball!
33. **Dribbling Drills Book:** Help them fine-tune their skills. Keep a doctor on speed dial for amateur trick-related injuries.
34. **World Cup Trivia Game:** Put their soccer knowledge to the test. Might lead to a World Cup of bragging rights!
35. **Soccer Socks:** Because, after a long day, even their feet need to dream about soccer! Warning: Might give the shoe rack a fair “kick” of the blues.
Have I given you enough to chew on? Enjoy shopping for your soccer lunatic. After all, the joy they get from these gifts will feel like winning the World Cup. Well, sort of.