The Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide features our top soccer gifts (football gifts) for your favorite soccer fan.
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Best Inspirational Gift: A Soccer Trip Consultation
If your soccer fan dreams of maybe seeing a game in person some day, you can help them get started. Groundhopper Soccer Guides offers trip consulting, tickets, tours and even personal guiding services, and now we offer gift certificates.
You can give a “Phoner” consultation as a gift; it comes with the latest edition of our guidebook, a phone call with Paul for Q&A and planning help, and a $50 credit toward any future purchase. And it has no expiration date. Buy now and save $25 off the regular price! That’s a $125 value for only $50! We’ll be in touch about all the logistics.
Use the coupon code “phoner” to make sure you get the special holiday rate here.
Best Soccer Book: Ours!
Of course, we think one of the best soccer gifts is the 2020-2021 edition of The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England. And don’t forget that Paul, the author, will sign it however you’d like for your “soccer someone.” We’re also offering a special 20% discount if you purchase the book via this gift guide. Just click the book title above and enter “festive” in the coupon code section. Offer good through 1/1/2021.
More Great Soccer Books and Films
Soccer Shirts and More
Chances are your soccer fan supports a particular club and/or loves some wearable gear. Fanatics.com has autographed jerseys, clothing, accessories, collectibles, soccer balls and more featuring international clubs and national teams. They also have a dedicated MLS store.
Vintage Football Shirts
Groundhopper Guides visited the Classic Football Shirts shop in Manchester last year and we were overwhelmed by their selection of what is claimed to be the world’s largest collection of football shirts. You can order straight from their website, too.
General Gifts for Soccer Fans at Amazon
Amazon is a great source for Christmas gifts for soccer lovers. You’ll find ornaments, t-shirts, socks, soccer balls, and much more.
Best Soccer Gift? Live Games!
You’ll score big with a gift subscription to one (or all) of the streaming networks for watching soccer games in the US: ESPN+ for Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Nations League; Paramount+ for UEFA Champions League and Europa League; and Peacock Premium for Premier League.
Gifts for the Serious Soccer Lover
Everybody knows about the Premier League and Champions League, but we at Groundhopper Guides love to sing the praises of lower-league football. The Non-League Paper has their 2021 calendars (above) available now. They also offer a league pyramid poster and a print subscription to the paper (only available in the UK).
If you want to give the gift of history and culture, we recommend an online publication called The Football Pink. It’s filled with stories that will add layers to anyone’s knowledge of the game.
Finally, The Athletic features unrivaled sports coverage across every team you care about and every league you follow. They’re currently offering a buy one, get one annual subscription offer, making this a great opportunity to treat yourself as well as your favorite soccer fan.