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10 Best Football Gifts For Boys And Girls

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They shoot, they score!

If you know a football mad child, the chances are it's all the think about, talk about and want to watch. When it comes to birthdays or Christmas, there's a high chance that football-related gifts will be at the top of their wish list.

Football presents can range from football toys for their bedroom, additions to their playing kit or even computer games. Although it can be difficult to endure the endless football chatter, encouraging boys and girls to play and interact with football has benefits for their communication skills, physical health and mental wellbeing as they learn how to be part of a team.

When selecting a present amongst the football stuff for boys and girls out there, where do you begin? If you're looking for gift ideas for boys or girls that will have something for everyone, including the child that has everything, then look no further. We've rounded up the top football gifts for kids, from shin pads to computer games, to help you find the perfect gift for the football fan in your life.

If you're shopping for kids who aren't into sport, why not take a look at these STEM toys or these space toys instead?

Our Top Choice

Ball, Pump And 3 X 4ft Pop Up Football Goal, Opti‍

A pop-up goal is an easier to transport and more garden-friendly option than a permanent goalpost. Thanks to its easy foldable design, this bestselling Opti pop-up goal allows kids to practice their skills and shot accuracy without being a permanent fixture in the garden . The set comes with two goals, a ball and pump and is built to endure even the speediest of shooters with solid fibreglass poles.

  • Price: £19.99
  • Ages: 3 +
  • Size: H76cm, W122cm, D76cm
  • Pop-up and foldable design
  • Ground pegs and net included
  • 2 goals included
  • PVC ball and pump

Best For Protection When Playing Football

Aircell Carbon Shin Pads, Mitre‍

Keeping little legs protected whilst playing football is essential. These Mitre shin pads are professional quality and completely breathable. They come in a large range of sizes making them perfect for children and teenagers. Plus, the cool design will make them stand out on the football field.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Sizes: XS - XL
  • Professional quality
  • Totally breathable
  • Extra cushioned

Best For Taking To Football Practice

Personalised Children's Boot Bag, Absolutely Top‍

Boot bags help keep kids transport their boots safely from practice to home, or from match to match. Even better than a cool new boot bag? A personalised one with their very own name on it. With this boot bag, you can select the name to go within the football boot and choose from the range of unisex colours. It's durable, has a zip fastening and a handle too. Warning: this boot bag is sure to cause jealous eyes across the changing room.

  • Price: £10.95
  • Size: 35cm x 19cm x 12cm
  • Personalise with chosen name
  • 16 colour options
  • Unisex
  • Hand-printed

Best For The Child Who Has Everything

Custom Contemporary Print Of Any Football Stadium, Turf Football Art‍

The playing ground of their favourite football team will be a special place for your young football lover. With this modern print, you can give them a unique gift that will look great on their bedroom wall and be a constant reminder of their home from home.

  • Price: £9.50
  • Eco-friendly
  • Contemporary graphic illustration
  • Your chosen stadium
  • Personalised text option

Best For Relaxing

XL Faux Leather Black And White Football Bean Bag, Argos Home‍

Relaxing after a long day playing football is easy when you've got a large bean bag to come home to! A soft, faux leather bean bag that moulds to a kid's shape, it's perfect for relaxing or watching a big football game. Any spillages? No problem; the removable cover is wipe clean.

  • Price: £40
  • Size: H70cm, W70cm, D70cm.
  • Leather effect
  • Wipe clean
  • Removable cover

Best For Accessories

Kids' Black Football Watch Set, Tikkers‍

A watch is a must for any football fans for checking when the match begins or how much longer they have left on the field. This football-themed watch has an easy to read dial marking the seconds as well as minutes, for those all important final match moments. The set comes with a football-themed wallet and necklace too, so kids can show off their favourite sport.

  • Price: £14.99
  • Ages: 6 +
  • Analogue quartz watch
  • 38mm wide case
  • Easy to read dial
  • Rubber strap
  • Plastic case

Best For Families On A Budget

Football Activity Book, The Future Teacher Foundation‍

Packed full of fun activities, games, puzzles and doodles, this value for money book is designed by teachers to keep young football fans busy for hours. Kids will be learning as they work through the activities all related to their favourite topic: footie.

  • Price: £4.23
  • Ages: 6 - 12
  • 64 pages
  • Colouring, games, puzzles and more
  • Designed by education experts

Best For Outdoors

Football Kick Throw Solo Practice, Global Park‍

Using a football training aid can be a good place to start to help kids practice their technique. This one, with an adjustable waist belt and stretchy strap, will help them perfect their shooting, passing, receiving and more.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Sizes 33" - 39"
  • Adjustable stretchy strap - 6ft - 18ft
  • Fits ball sizes 3,4 and 5

Best For Beginners

My First Football Friend, VTech‍

Any very young football fans might struggle with bigger and more dangerous footballs. VTech's beginner football is designed for children aged one and over, with a soft face which lights up and offers encouraging responses and music when they touch or dribble the ball. A lovely combination of learning and playing that also develops early language and motor skills.

  • Price: £18
  • Ages: 1 +
  • Light-up face
  • 3 songs, 15 melodies and rewarding responses
  • Removable electronic module so can be washed

Best For Gamers

Football Manager 2020, SEGA‍

For kids that would rather be inside in their girls' or boys' football onesie than outside, Football Manager is a classic PC game that allows them to take control of one of 2,500 global football clubs for the upcoming season. Making important decisions, discussing tactics for games and managing a team will also encourage their problem-solving skills.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for gifts for football fans, then why not take a look at our guide to the best basketball best basketball hoops, or the best shin pads for kids?

  • Price: £21.99
  • Ages: 3 + (but we think older kids and teens will love this the most)
  • Features 50 worldwide footballing countries
  • 2,500 clubs at every level
  • Suitable for PC
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Georgia Stone

Georgia is originally from Essex but moved to Switzerland as a child, attending an international school and igniting her love for experiencing the world and its cultures. She later moved back to the UK to study French with Film Studies at King’s College London. She took a break to enjoy a patisserie-filled year abroad in Paris. Shortly after graduating, she started as an intern at Kidadl in a small team of five, progressing with the company as it grew, to where she sits now as Digital Content Manager. Since returning to the UK permanently, she has been known to take ideas from Kidadl for things to see and do close to home and make the most of London’s incredible travel connections to explore further afield.

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