Published on November 19, 2013 | by Kitty Trice


It’s personal: Christmas presents for sports fanatics

Arsenal Scarves [Photo: Ronnie Macdonald]

Sport scarves are among the most common presents [Photo: Ronnie Macdonald]

With Christmas looming, the search for presents with a sports theme is on.

Here is a guide to more individual gifts that may not be in every shop.

The website,, is renowned for unique presents for fans in any sport.

The personalised male boot bag, in navy, red or royal and navy, is suitable for any sports shoes including outdoor trainers, tennis shoes, football and rugby boots. It is available at £25 and includes matching hand and bath towels in the same colours.

Many people still have nostalgic memories of ‘Super Saturday’ with Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah winning gold in the London Olympics.

The Olympics Through Time DVD is a perfect present for any Olympic enthusiast and will allow them to revive many memories.

Horse racing

It covers the history of the games from its origins to the modern day and also covers many of the controversial events surrounding the games such as the boycott of the 1980 Moscow games. It is available at for £9.99.

To all horse racing fans, in honour of AP McCoy riding his 4,000th winner at Towcester racecourse, a caricature of the legendary jockey is available on the website; It is £7.50 in A4 size. It is surely a must-have for AP McCoy and racing fans.

For those who want to relive the recently deceased racing trainer Henry Cecil’s magical moments, Brough Scott’s biography, Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius, has been praised as a masterpiece and a fitting tribute to the man who trained the legendary Frankel whilst battling stomach cancer. Available on Amazon for £13.20.

There is an extensive variety of presents for football fans, starting with a phone cover with a personalised name and number available for the most popular mobile phones.

They come in blue, so ideal for Chelsea fans for example, or red, which may be the choice of Arsenal and Manchester United fans and black and white striped. They cost £14.99 and are available at

For those attending the many rugby matches during the next few months, a thermos decorated with the legendary All Blacks ritual, the haka, may help you keep warm during the lengthy matches! It is available at for £17.00.

Whatever sport you prefer, there is a subscription to suit you and it ranges from FourFourTwo magazine to Cycling Weekly and Rugby World.

For example, FourFourTwo, which is considered one of the ultimate football guides, costs £19.75 for a six-month subscription, and saves you 28 percent as a Christmas deal.

More information on the different subscriptions you can choose from can be found at






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