It’s that time of the year again — and we’re not just talking about the holidays. As every hardcore football fan knows, it’s the season of NFL football, NCAA bowl games and preparing for the biggest event of next year: Super Bowl 51.
But still, it is almost Christmastime, which means this is your last chance of the year to ask for all of your favorite football must-haves. So if you consider yourself a true football aficionado, click through for the best gift ideas you should ask for this Christmas.
1. NFL Elite or Limited Football Jersey
Every true die-hard football fan should have one important clothing staple in their closet — a Nike NFL jersey. Tell your loved ones to explore NFLShop.com for your favorite pro team, look through Nike.com’s offerings, or scour through eBay to find jerseys at a lower price. Just make sure they check the jersey’s authenticity before they buy.
3. Under Armour Hoodies and Long Sleeves
Love going to nighttime football games? Stay warm throughout the season, and ask for a long sleeve and hoodie sporting your favorite team’s logo, like the NFL Combine Authentic UA Storm Armour Fleece Full Zip or the NFL Combine Authentic UA Tech ¼ Zip. The hoodie’s inner layer will trap in heat to keep you warm while the long sleeve shirt has anti-odor technology.
Price: Hoodie – $84.99, Long Sleeve Shirt – $59.99
4. Under Armour Graphic T-Shirts
Under Armour also has a solid selection of graphic T-shirts for men and women sporting your favorite football team’s logo. They even have shirts for boys and girls. If you’re an athlete, the NFL Combine Authentic UA Pinnacle Printed graphic tee has a “moisture transport system” that “wicks sweat and dries fast.”
Price: NFL Combine Authentic UA Pinnacle Printed T-shirt – $59.99
5. Under Armour NFL Shorts
Are you a football player as well as an extreme fan? Ask for these Under Armour shorts. With a UPF of 30+, the NFL Combine Authentic UA Raid Printed shorts will protect your skin from the sun when you’re running drills.
6. Custom Football T-Shirts or Hoodies
Stand out in the crowd, and tell your friends or family to get you a T-shirt or hoodie from Teespring.com. The site offers designs made for football moms, dads and more.
7. NFL Woven Silk Tie
At your next meeting, dress to impress while showing off your team spirit. NFL woven silk ties from Nordstrom will help you do just that.
8. Chicago Bears Cuff Links
Of course, your business attire ensemble isn’t complete without a pair of cuff links. If you’re a Chicago Bears fan, ask your wife to buy you a pair of silver-plated cuff links from Nordstrom.
9. NFL Saints Dooney & Bourke Purse
A Dooney & Bourke purse might be on your Christmas wish list every year. But did you know the high-end designer also sells NFL bags? Choose your team and pick from a variety of styles.
For example, in addition to an NFL Saints zip top shopper, you can get a Saints hobo bag, cosmetic case, zip crossbody and a slim wristlet.
10. NFL Hoodie Purse
If you don’t want your relatives or friends to fall into debt by buying you a designer NFL purse, why not ask for this cute, creative Pro-FAN-ity NFL hoodie purse by Little Earth? It has a kangaroo front pocket, an internal patch pocket and drawstrings. It’s the perfect gift on a budget.
11. Crystal Sterling Silver Football Charm Necklace
Who doesn’t like getting jewelry for Christmas? This year, tell your significant other they don’t have to splurge on a piece that comes in a little blue box. Instead, they can shop Kohls.com to grab a sterling silver necklace with a crystal charm and your favorite team’s logo.
13. Franklin Football Goal Post Set
If you have a child who’s 4 and older and wants to be a kicker one day, tell the family to get them a Franklin football goal post set. This set includes a 6-by-4 goal post, football, kicking tee and a hand pump.
14. Franklin 10-Player Flag Football Set
After you’re done opening presents, grab the gang and put this gift to use. Up to 10 people can play a rousing game of flag football with this kit from Franklin. It includes five red belts, five yellow belts, four discs, one bean bag field marker and a carrying bag. Whoever loses can wash dishes after Christmas dinner.
15. NFL Gametime Building Block Set
For your kid who loves football and building blocks, ask your loved ones to pitch in for an NFL Gametime Building Block Set from Nordstrom. It’s also available on OyoSports.com. Perfect for kids ages 6 and up, it includes 405 pieces with two field goals, a kicking tee that swivels, sideline benches, tables with water coolers, an equipment cart and two footballs. Your little one will be occupied for hours.
16. NFL Pro Bowl Electric Football Playset
Think you can coach better than the pros? Put your skills to the test with this NFL Pro Bowl Electric Football Playset. The set features a remote for speed control, 70 team stickers, 22 players in five action positions and more.
17. Autographed Football
Football fans know that every true die-hard fanatic has at least one autographed memorabilia. Whether you want to start a collection or just have it to show off to your houseguests, ask for a autographed football this Christmas. For example, you can request an Eli Manning NFL Duke Football from Kohl’s.
18. Authentic Football Helmet
Want to add a helmet to go along with your autographed football? Steer your loved ones toward NFL’s official website, which also sells signed helmets.
20. Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 Signature Ticket
Even if you’re not a huge Denver Broncos fan, you can appreciate this collectible from The Highland Mint. Available on Amazon, this Super Bowl 50 ticket replica features exact replicas of the players’ signatures. And, there are only 5,000 of this limited-edition collectible — so you’ll also get the ultimate bragging rights.
21. A Super Bowl Ring
Ask for your very own Super Bowl ring this Christmas. Josten’s has made tons of Super Bowl rings for fans over the years — but they aren’t cheap. For example, the Ultimate Broncos Fan Ring costs more than $5,000. But, your loved ones might luck out and find cheaper replica Super Bowl Rings online.
22. Super Bowl 50 Official Two-Tone Flip Coin
Add this Highland Mint flip coin to your football memorabilia collection. Featuring a 39-mm silver and 24-karat gold-plated coin, this is a limited-edition item. Tell your loved ones to order one from the official NFL website.
23. Super Bowl Fifty 50th Anniversary Ticket Collection
Put this baby in your office, den or family room, and you’ll surely wow guests. Highland Mint’s 50th Anniversary Ticket Collection Bronze Coin Photo Mint includes 39-mm minted NFL and Super Bowl 50 commemorative bronze coins as well as a replica Super Bowl ticket photo. The scores of each Super Bowl are also included.
24. Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champions Coin & Ticket Collection
Display this limited edition, framed set of replica Super Bowl tickets and their respective, official Super Bowl logo coins to commemorate the Cowboys’ wins and showcase your team pride. Each set includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity and is officially licensed by the NFL.
25. San Diego Chargers Football Stadium Framed Wall Art
Are you in need of some artsy home decor? Ask for sports-themed wall art, like this San Diego Chargers football stadium piece from Kohl’s.
26. NFL Football Oversized Super Plush Fleece Blanket
Whether you use it to keep you warm at home or at the game, this plush, multi-team fleece blanket from The Northwest Company is the perfect, cozy gift you’ll come to appreciate.
27. NFL Mickey Mouse Pillow With Fleece Throw Blanket Set
If you’re a Disney-loving football fan, ask for this gift of cozy comfort. The cute Mickey character pillow from Northwest measures 14-inches tall and doubles as a throw holder.
28. Football Personalized Blanket
Are you the parent of a future all-star? Tell your friends and family this personalized football blanket from Nordstrom makes a great, comfortable gift for your little one.
Price: $65 to $139
29. NFL Throw Blanket With Sleeves
If your co-workers or friends don’t know what to get you this Christmas, show them this Northwest blanket with sleeves. Great for white elephant parties and office party gift exchanges alike, this San Francisco 49ers blanked is sure to be a big hit this holiday season.
30. Pink NFL New York Jets Carry-On Hardcase Spinner
Every jetsetter needs reliable luggage they can carry on the plane for easy travel. So why not ask for this NFL carry-on hardcase spinner from Denco? You’ll love showcasing your fandom both on — and off — the ground.
31. NFL Denco Travel Duffel
Switch from boring, plain luggage to this drop-bottom rolling carry-on bag with your favorite team’s logo. Its spacious main compartment, zip-around drop-bottom compartment and exterior pockets make it easy to store and transport essentials.
32. College NCAA Bean Bag Chair
The ultimate gift for college sports fans, these bean bag chairs from Northwest allow for the ultimate in comfort while showcasing your die-hard dedication.
33. Vintage Football Photobook
Relive your football glory days with this beautiful vintage photobook. This theme starts with 21 pages, or 10 sheets.
Price: Starts at around $16.64
34. NFL Champion Wicker Picnic Basket
Consider yourself a sophisticated sports lover? Great for a trip to the park or a tailgate party, this picnic basket from Nordstrom is roomy and includes glasses, linen napkins, corkscrew, plates and stainless-steel flatware.
35. College Football and NFL Tickets
Whether you follow college or professional football — or both — you won’t turn down game tickets to see your favorite team in action. Plus, a game is a perfect way to share an experience with a loved one, friend or colleague.
36. RoadTrip Grill LXE
Push-button ignition, 20,000 BTUs of grilling power and independently adjustable burners make this grill on wheels ideal for tailgating.
37. Sidekick Portable Cooler
Make your tailgate party more enjoyable by using the Sidekick Portable Cooler — featuring your favorite team’s logo — to keep your drinks and snacks cold and your party hassle-free. The lightweight, collapsible cooler comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and convenient drainage spout.
38. Beer Cozie
Beer cozies, aka beer koozies, for cans and bottles are available for every team and can be personalized with your name or favorite designs.
39. Super Bowl LI Tickets
Want tickets to the big game on Feb. 5, 2017? Ask for NFL On Location official Super Bowl ticket packages, which include pregame VIP parties with entertainment from top musical acts, world-class cuisine and appearances by NFL alumni. You can get priority stadium access or on-field access, depending on the package, to make your Super Bowl experience unforgettable.
Price: Starting at $5,000+
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