Whether it is football (known as soccer in the United States) or American Football (think the NFL), the sports lover in your life is sure to be grateful for a thoughtful football gift. With our list of football gifts, you can’t possibly go wrong—unless you’re cheering for the other team, that is.
10 Things to Consider when Buying Football Gifts
1. Their sport
The first thing that you will need to consider for your football lover is exactly what sort of football they love. If they are from the United States, odds are they care most about American Football. If they are from anywhere else in the world, odds are they care more about football (also known as soccer). Determine which sport it is that they care about before you purchase gifts—you wouldn’t want to buy for the wrong team.
2. Their team
Most sports fans are committed followers of one or two teams in a league. Poke around and find out exactly who your sports aficionado supports, and try orienting your purchases toward their mascot, logo, and city. You can support not only a sport, but a specific group of players with your gifts.
3. Their colors
Every team has specific colors, and every fan adores them. If your sports aficionado supports a particular team, try purchasing any assortment of items in the team colors. From t-shirts to pillows to alarm clocks to frying pans, your gift recipient is sure to appreciate the nod to their favorite players.
4. Their skills
Not every football fan is a football player, but for those who are, it is important to support their love of the physical game as well as the professional leagues. Try buying gear for the field or something to support them in their training and teamwork.
5. Their hometown
Typically, a fan of the game will hold loyalty to the team they grew up with. If you know where your gift recipient spent their childhood years, it is a fairly safe bet that they have an affection for the professional team closest to them. Try buying some memorabilia and you’re on the right track.
6. Their favorite players
Who is it in the sport that your football aficionado looks up to and idolizes? They are sure to have a few inspirations on the field, and its wise to pay attention to their names. A jersey, a symbol, or a chant about that player will make your gift recipient feel heard and seen.
7. Their best football experience
Was it the winning goal at their high school homecoming game? Or the time that their favorite team won the championship? Whatever glowing and glorious moment stands out in their memory, it is a good thing to celebrate. Try commemorating the moment with wall art or a video of some sort.
8. The group they spend time with
Are they always watching football with their brothers? Maybe their team of talented young women from the local comp team are always getting together to train. Whoever they spend time with, keep them in mind. A person’s friends can tell you a lot about the person themselves.
9. Their home decor
While true fans love their teams, they may not want to display their pride on the living room wall. It’s a good idea to get a sense of their decorating style before you invest in a potentially polemic, brightly colored throw that will clash with the furniture.
10. Their wardrobe
What sorts of clothing does your gift recipient wear? These days, team gear goes far beyond the massive jersey with the star player’s name emblazoned on the back. Try to match the gear you buy to the recipients overall wardrobe.