Who doesn’t love the beautiful game? The glory, the heartbreak, drama, the heart-in-your-throat terror. Soccer (football, whatever) has everything. Whether it’s the anticipation of kick-off to the sweaty-palms of the closing seconds, there’s something for even the most ardent anti-sport. This is why gifts for soccer lovers (or gifts for football lovers, for our European friends) are always appreciated, and today, we’ve found soccer gift ideas of world-class, Premier League quality.
Whether you’re searching for soccer gifts for him to help prepare for the upcoming (European) season or just want to treat yourself after a stressful summer of will he/won’t he transfer stories and rumors, you will find something to tide you over until August 9th.
The Best Gift For Soccer Lovers
The obvious first choice of all gifts for soccer lovers is a pair of soccer cleats and what better than the Adidas Performance X 16.3 FG Soccer Shoe to help you look the part.
Available in 2 colors, they look and feel amazing and provide explosive acceleration and incredible traction so you can dip and twist past opponents with ease. They mold immediately to your feet, so there are no blisters, ensuring you can focus on the game and not the searing pain in your toes.
FG chaos stud alignment
Explosive speed and traction
No wear-in time
- ModelX 16.3 FG-M
- Weight3 pounds
Another great option for improving skills to ensure glory sooner rather than later is the SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer. This is also excellent for improving control and accuracy and comes with an adjustable cord to increase or decrease the difficulty.
The belt design means you don’t need to keep retrieving the ball, and the adjustable ball glove allows you to practice with different sized balls depending on your skill goals. As our best value pick, it’s one of the most effective products we’ve identified. If you are also looking for a gift for fitness enthusiasts, check out our guide to the best CrossFit gloves and pick the perfect pair.
Improve control and accuracy
Adjustable neoprene ball glove
Improve goalie skills
- Weight3.2 ounces
Our premium pick of the best gifts for soccer lovers is the (as yet unreleased) FIFA 20 Standard Edition. Older readers will remember the battles between FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer, and while Pro Evo is still chuntering along, FIFA won that war long ago, even if there’s a greater focus on online play than Career Mode nowadays.
Still, there’s enough quality to keep fans coming back, and this PS4 edition will appeal to fans of the legendary FIFA Street series with VOLTA mode. It’s also more realistic than previous editions, and boasts natural player motion, dynamic one-on-ones, and overhauled AI defending for a more authentic soccer experience. It’s not released until December 31st on all platforms, but a cheeky preorder will tick at least one thing off the Christmas list.
Traditional gameplay and street soccer modes with VOLTA
FIFA 20 Ultimate Team
Soccer Intelligence gameplay realism
Variety of match types
Natural player motion
- BrandElectronic Arts
- Weight3.36 ounces
Of course, cleats aren’t much use without a soccer ball, and unlike the infamous Jabulani of 2010, this Adidas Performance Confederations Cup Top Replique Soccer Ball is perfect for practicing your skills and having a kick about with friends.
The seamless surface ensures total control and improves the touch of even the clumsiest center back that might even convince Pep to sign them on (probably not, though). It comes with the authentic Confederations Cup logo, and unlike other balls, it lasts with no need to re-inflate weekly.
TSBE seamless surface
Passed FIFA test standards
Confederations Cup graphic decal
- Weight14.7 ounces
If you’re thinking of unique soccer Christmas gifts for someone who eats, breathes, and literally sleeps football, this Elstey Soccer 3D LED Night Light is an excellent gift to ensure they never stop thinking about sharing the pitch with the stars of the future.
This atmospheric light is an excellent way to calm your kids who still aren’t massive about sleeping in the dark, and also gives them a sense of security that their favorite thing in the world (aside from you, obviously) is there to keep them safe through the night.
Touch color control
Night light versatility
- Weight8.5 ounces
As much as we want to make out how tough we are, shin guards are still an essential part of soccer because you can’t have fun if your writhing in pain on the floor following a nasty collision. The G-Form Pro-S Elite Shin Guards are the best around, being lightweight and flexible so it hardly feels like you’re wearing them.
The low profile prevents your socks bulking and ensures breathability and for anyone who remembers the cumbersome shin pads of our youth, you’ll be amazed at how playing protection has advanced. For more safety equipment for sportsmen, check out our guide to the best knee pads.
Soft and flexible
- Weight3.52 ounces
The SKLZ Star-Kick Touch Trainer is an incredible way to fine-hone your skills so you can make everybody think the ball is in fact stuck to your toe. It’s great for improving ball control, and the adjustable handle and cord helps you stay on top of practice the more you improve.
For both experienced players and novices, this is incredible for boosting confidence, and it does so through an innovative and unique training regimen. Our guide to the best soccer backpacks features more useful products soccer players will love, so be sure to check them out.
Improves ball control
Adjustable handle and cord
Innovative training purposes
- Weight12.8 ounces
Easing the pressure ever so slightly, the MAX’IS Creations The Soccer Mug With A Goal is a simple and silly choice for the cereal or coffee lover in your life – even if that guy is you. With it, you can practice your marshmallow flicking skills by shooting them at the ceramic goal. This mug is dishwasher safe and unlike some novelty gifts, won’t snap or fall apart the second time using it.
14 ounce capacity
Built-in soccer goal on rim
Use with cereal, milk, coffee, hot chocolate, or cocoa
- BrandMAX’IS Creations
- ModelSOCCER MUG
- Weight1.46 pounds
For more formal occasions, the MRCUFF Presentation Gift Box 3D Soccer Ball Cufflinks is a fantastic way of showing off your passion for The Beautiful Game without talking everyone’s ear off about the intricacies of Sarriball or why you think Ledley King is the most underappreciated English defender of all time.
It’s more than just a fun little novelty, though, and the craftsmanship can rival regular cufflinks, while the polishing cloth keeps them shining all night long. These cufflinks also come in a smart presentation box to add a wallop to the gift-giving.
Ideal for weddings and other celebrations
Microfiber polishing cloth
Excellent wedding, birthday, or anniversary gift
- Weight2.4 ounces
As the whistle blows for halftime (as in we’re halfway through, stay tuned for the analysis though!) let’s look at Nightball Tangle Creations Light Up Soccer Ball which is something you likely never thought existed but may be intrigued to learn more about.
Perfect for soccer lovers who are also insomniacs or those with YouTube channels looking to boost those subscriptions, it allows you to practice your skills in the dark and automatically lights upon contact and when in motion. It comes in 4 colors and has a long battery life while remaining bright and easy to spot. If you are also into rugby, you will surely like some of the best rugby balls from our list, so check them out.
Automatically lights up
Tricks and skills in the dark
Long battery life
Bright and easy to see
- Weight1.26 pounds
Simple and to the point, the FlipBelt is the perfect sports belt that’s unintrusive and reliable. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors so you can match with your favorite team’s home or away jersey, and boasts multi-access pockets, zero chafe, even a reflective logo which will come in useful if you’re getting some post sundown Nightball practice in. For fitness enthusiasts, we have prepared our selection of the best weightlifting belts, so take a moment to check them out.
No buckles or chafing
- Weight4.2 ounces
A great option for budding strikers, the SKLZ Quickster Soccer Trainer Rebound Net helps you fine-tune your skills so you never sky it when one-on-one with the keep again. The special rebound design helps to improve passing and ball control, while the portable design makes this portable soccer goal one of the few soccer gifts for men that you can enjoy at home, during road trip breaks, and even on vacation because if you’re going to be a world-class world beater, you’ve got to practice as often as you can.
Masters ball control
Faster rebound reactions
- Weight13.21 pounds
Anyone who lives in the searingly hot parts of the world will thank the soccer gods for introducing the Blusol Shoe Inserts. These magical little products are perfect for reducing and eliminating burning feet when playing on baking surfaces to keep you going for the full 90 minutes.
The one size fits all design is easy to adapt to your foot size, while the ultra-thin design reduces bulking while still offering quality support. It reduces foot temperature by a whopping 30%, so you can enjoy a pick-up game peacefully without worrying about the burn tomorrow. For more amazing shoe accessories, check out our reviews of the best plantar fasciitis insoles.
One size fits all
Lowers surface temperature
Prevents pain from heat blisters and burning feet
- Weight3.04 ounces
If you’re a winger and rely on beating your marker 99% of the time, it pays to work on your speed and agility and the Unlimited Potential Hexagonal Speed & Agility Training Rings does exactly that, it’s in the name, after all.
Take your pick from the 6 or 12 pack to maximize your – uh – unlimited potential, and enjoy the simple assembly, durable and sturdy design, easy portability, vivid, dynamic colors that suit the fast-paced demands of being a star winger in the modern game. For more similar products that will help you improve your game, check out our top picks of the best agility ladders.
2 available sizes
20” wide hexagons
- BrandUnlimited Potential
- Weight5.6 pounds
It’s not all running up and down and back up and back down again (depending on how dedicated your teammates are, anyway), so the YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster is one of those soccer gifts that will be greatly appreciated.
The load-and-lock gasket keeps your beverage secure, while the double vacuum design ensures it stays cold for fast and easy refreshment when the game gets too much. It’s not just for soccer, either, so enjoy it on your next family camping trip or watching the big final instead of playing in it, which you would have done, were it not for those injuries.
No sweat design
Suitable for 12-ounce cans and bottles
- Weight6.4 ounces
We know the NIKE Men’s Soccer US Dri-Fit Soccer Top may be one of the more controversial gifts for soccer fans, especially considering our worldwide readership, but it’s such a stunning top, we couldn’t help ourselves.
The Dri-Fit technology is perfect for training games, hitting the gym, or as an everyday shirt to show your support. The raglan sleeves allow easy movement, and the sweat-wicking fabric design keeps you dry. It’s also the only Men’s National jersey to win anything recently, and that’s the Gear Hungry World Soccer Gift Championships. Find more high-quality products like this by checking out our guide to the best running shirts.
Authentic Nike product
- Weight5.6 ounces
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