Whether you play soccer or are just a fan, you already know that soccer is the most popular sport worldwide. But did you know the sport has over 4 billion fans, according to the World Atlas? The sport has even grown in the United States. According to wikipedia there are over 4 million registered players in the U.S. That’s a lot of soccer players!
With all those fans and players, you are going to need a lot of gifts. Most fans of professional soccer probably already have wardrobes full of official fan gear. Instead, I tried to search out unique gifts that they won’t already have, fun presents for kids and adults, and useful soccer gifts for teams and players.
1. Personalized Soccer Ball
Personalized soccer gifts
Customized gifts really show how much you care about someone. Instead of grabbing an ordinary present off the shelf at the store, have a custom soccer ball made with a photo or their name. It will be like you are getting a gift too, when you see that smile spread across their face.
You can also get custom shin guards with their name and team number. Since you can also get them made from a photo, you can easily get anything you want printed on them including artwork, their favorite pet, even inspirational words.
For a small customized gift, slip a soccer holiday ornament into their Christmas stocking. Ornaments are a great way to keep memories alive long after they outgrow their soccer uniform, and their equipment gets worn out.
2. Foosball Table
Soccer gifts for men
If you are looking for a cool gift for soccer fans, a foosball table will be a great addition to their man cave.
You can also give them some World Cup posters to hang on the walls for added decor.
Get him soccer themed coasters so the condensation from the beers won’t leave rings on the furniture. Ok, that might be you that cares about the furniture rings, but he will like the coasters so the glasses don’t slide around.
For times he ventures out of the man cave and needs to dress up, he can still have fun by sporting a soccer themed tie. Add a soccer tie clip and cufflinks, and voila, he’s a whole new man.
3. Soccer Hover Ball
Soccer gifts for kids
These fun light up soccer disks are powered by a fan and can be used indoors or out. The lights make them great for playing in the yard at night.
Get a set of backyard soccer goals so they can practice with their friends. These come in different sizes, so you can get them for teens or adults too.
For fun on the go, give them some hacky sacks. I remember friends playing hacky sack in college in between classes or to get some fresh air after a long winter. You can get these in bulk, making them fun soccer presents for the team. Their size makes them great for tucking them into a backpack.
4. Soccer Ball for Dogs
Soccer gifts for dogs
Fido wants to play soccer too! These balls have fabric flaps which make it easy for canine friends to grab onto the ball.
Slip a soccer themed collar into Rover’s stocking during the holidays so he can show off to other pups at the dog park.
For diehard soccer fans, don’t forget to dress your pooch for game day. These canine soccer outfits come in styles for both male and female dogs.
5. Solo Soccer Trainer
Training gifts for soccer players
These make great training gadgets for practicing by themselves. The ball connects with the gear which attaches to the player, so they can practice without the ball getting away from them.
Agility ladders will help them to improve the speed of their foot work. These are helpful for all sports, not just soccer.
These light up pods also help improve speed and agility. They make great soccer coach gifts to use in training. Some communicate with an app so they can program various drills.
6. Video Soccer
Best soccer gifts for when you can’t play
When they can’t get out to play soccer, give them the next best thing. Just make sure you get a game compatible with their gaming system, or this gift will be a loss.
For readers, give them some bestselling books on soccer to catch up on the history and techniques.
Then get them a cool soccer mug to sip cocoa or soup from. Why not get them a soccer blanket too? Then they’ll be really nice and cozy.
7. Stadium Building Blocks
Cool gifts for soccer fans
Building blocks aren’t just for kids. They can build their favorite stadium as a hobby when the weather is too cold to play. This is great for someone who is laid up after an injury.
You can build more stadiums with 3D puzzles.
To wear on game day, give them a team scarf or a team shirt if they don’t already have these.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other sports too!
8. Gear Bag
Useful soccer gifts for players
What to gift someone who loves soccer? A gear bag will have space for a ball, shoes, and other necessary items they need for practice and games. Even if they already have one, like everything else, things wear out. They will appreciate an upgrade.
For Barcelona fans you can get a Barcelona duffle bag to bring to the gym or to carry their soccer equipment.
To stay hydrated, give them a collapsible soccer water bottle. It will take up less space in their bag.
9. Soccer Pint Glass
Soccer gifts for adults
Drink a pint from a glass etched with their favorite team logo. Or you can get a personalized pint for your coach. Either way, the gift will score if you give it with some beer.
For wine drinkers, you can make a gift set with a bottle of wine, a soccer themed wine glass, and a soccer ball wine stopper. These are great for team moms and coaches.
What goes better with soccer than tequila? Celebrate their team win with a tequila shot board. I know this doesn’t have a soccer theme, but can you think of a better way to celebrate their team’s win?
10. Flying Ball
Soccer gifts for boys and girls
Boys and girls will love playing with these mini soccer drones. This is a great way to keep them occupied on Christmas day, while waiting for company to come over.
For playing outside at night, get them a glowing soccer ball. Cars will see the ball coming long before the kids get anywhere near the road.
To make those stinky soccer shoes smell better, give them some deodorizers shaped like soccer balls.
11. Soccer Chair
Unique soccer gifts for a bedroom
What do you gift a kid who loves soccer? You will score points if you give your child their own soccer ball chair. They can sit in it to watch TV, read a book, or play video games.
You can also give them a soccer LED lamp as a night light.
Maybe it is time for a whole room makeover. Upgrade from the little kid stuff and get some soccer themed bedding.
12. Proud Mom T-shirt
Soccer mom gifts
Give mom a cute soccer mom t-shirt to show your thanks for her driving you back and forth to practice, washing smelly uniforms, and cheering you on each game.
As a Mother’s Day gift, choose a cool soccer purse for her. These are really stylish. You can even get her a soccer mom makeup bag to slip inside as an extra gift.
13. Drawstring Soccer Bags
Soccer team gifts
For team gifts, start with a drawstring backpack. Then you can fill them with additional presents.
Get each team member a personalized water bottle so they don’t get confused with those of their teammates.
Throw in the towel, cooling towel that is. Cooling towels can help keep them from overheating during practice or a game. You can buy these in bulk, with or without cases, making them great team gifts.
Add in some soccer stress balls to use at school or when they are watching from the sidelines.
Of course, the team wouldn’t be much without the coach. Have the team show appreciation by giving the coach a framed picture of the team with each player’s signature.
14. Soccer Mouse Pad
Soccer related gifts
Whether for the home office or at work, they will get a kick out of a soccer themed mouse pad.
Then give them a bunch of soccer pens and pencils. You can put these gifts together to make an office gift basket for a soccer fan.
For soccer related gifts for teens try a phone case with a soccer ball. If they play soccer, you can choose one with a jersey design instead of a soccer ball. Then have it personalized with their team number. Make sure you get a case that is compatible with their current phone.
Of course, they won’t say no to a soccer themed popsocket as well.
15. Soccer Necklace
Soccer gifts for teenage girls
Get her a cute soccer necklace to wear off the field. Some can be personalized with an initial, birthstone, or player number. Add some soccer earrings and a bracelet and you have a set.
After practice, when she needs a relaxing soak in the tub to soothe sore muscles, give her some soccer themed bath bombs.
During a game, she will need to keep her hair out of her face. She will love some soccer ball hair accessories.