As we sprint towards Christmas it’s time to start the usual panic buying, scratching your head to think, what can you buy different to what you bought last year, what do people really want, or need. Over the years options become limited, as you will have already bought your loved ones everything they’ve asked for from train sets to clothes, shoes to computer games and now they’re that bit older they’ve got just about everything anyway!
To make sure you buy a gift that won’t sit in the back of a cupboard for the rest of its life, find out your gift receivers interest or hobby and run with it. Football is one of the most popular hobbies in the world and if you’ve got a football-mad fan in your life – your son, daughter, partner, or even the ‘Secret Santa’ at work, it’s worth investigating the football socks at Newitts.com and other football-related presents to put a smile on their face as large as that time their team won with a last minute winner.
Still not sure? If they play in a team, it could be that they need to provide their own kit, in which case it would be really useful to research their club kit colours, while they could also come in handy for training sessions and the weekly after-work five-a-side they play.
Being a Christmas present, getting them something to stay warm while playing could also be a good idea. There are a number of base layers on the market that are worn underneath their playing or training kit to try and stay warm in terms of general body temperature and also keeping their muscles warm to try and reduce the risk of picking up any injuries (so you don’t have to keep hearing about them in the office the next day!)
It’s easy to believe that all a player needs is their boots and shin pads, and to an extent this is true, you can play in just about anything; but goalkeeper’s need an extra bit of protection in the form of their gloves. Designed to help them catch the ball and make those all-important match winning contributions by keeping opposition strikers at bay, it’s important that they’ve got a comfortable pair of gloves and these could be a great Christmas present (if they’re a goalkeeper of course).
Boots are an obvious option for a football-mad fan, but be wary – some players are particularly fussy about their choice of boots in terms of the make, colour and even the studs (for those unaware, there are numerous kinds of studs available made for different ground types and some players have their own preferences).
One final tip, if you’re going to buy them anything with a club badge on – make sure it’s the right one! A United supporter might not take too kindly to being given a City shirt!!
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