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2021 Gift-Giving Guide for Soccer Players

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for soccer players? You’ve come to the right place! Whether your gift recipient is a beginner or a 24/7 soccer junkie, and within any budget, there’s something on this list for you.

Check it out, and Happy Gift Giving! 

For the Soccer Dabbler

  • Soccer.com gift card: You can’t go wrong with a gift card to someplace like SOCCER.COM. Whether your recipient needs some training gear or wants to rock their favorite players’ jersey, this is the perfect gesture to let them have the gift of their choice.
  • HoloGear Soccer Ball ($45): A soccer ball is a great gift for any soccer player, regardless of level. This ball is especially fun! A size 1, or mini soccer ball ($10) to use around the house or fine-tune skills is also a very affordable option as well.
  • Backyard portable soccer goals ($50): Great for any backyard and easy to transport to the field or a friend’s house, these fold-up soccer goals make for a fun time, whether it’s casual play or a real practice session.
  • FIFA Video Game ($65): This video game is a great way to learn more about the sport, teams, and players. A lot of the top soccer players actually play this game themselves.

For the Soccer Lifestyle

  • Soccer Grl Probs Gear ($10 and up): This fun site has everything from soccer-themed scrunchies to warm training tops with themes and sayings any soccer girl can relate to.
  • Live Breathe Futbol ($15 and up): This soccer lifestyle brand has it all. Some of their products you don’t want to miss are the socks ($15) and training pants ($90).
  • Bootbags ($25): This gift contributes to a good cause. For every 5 Bootbags sold, the company donates a pair of cleats to a player in need. They’re also a great way to carry your gear to training or games.
  • GoalFive ($25 and up): This sports brand is specifically designed for ladies  but includes products for men as well. If you’re looking to gift comfortable and functional training gear, check it out.
  • MLS or NWSL Shops ($25 and up): A great gift is gear from the top men’s and women’s pro soccer leagues. This is a perfect way to show support for your favorite teams and players.

For the Soccer Obsessed

  • Duktig Brand ($5 and  up): For a serious soccer player or coach, these notebook products are a must-have when it comes to goal-setting, planning, and reflecting.
  • Foam Roller ($35): Anyone training regularly will appreciate this tool to help with recovery. It even comes in fun colors and patterns.
  • Training Shoes ($140): If you know your player’s shoe size, a pair of shoes to train in on concrete or other hard surfaces is ideal. The most dedicated players are always finding places to train, whether in the driveway or at a school yard, and these will go to good use.
  • Playermaker ($250): This wearable soccer tracker will help your player measure their stats. The device attaches directly to the player’s cleat, and then stats get recorded on their phone. It’s an innovative gift for elite players looking to fine-tune their game.
  • Techne Futbol ($280): Get your player access to year-round training guidance from professional players and coaches. This soccer training app guides players in how to improve on their own, track their progress, and compete with others on leaderboards. There’s also a monthly subscription option ($37).
  • Season Tickets ($1000+): For the true soccer family, season tickets to the local professional team is an amazing gift that will certainly keep on giving. It’s a great family outing, a way to build fandom and inspiration, and players learn a lot about the game through watching.

About the Author Skye Eddy

Founder, SoccerParenting.com Skye is a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. She holds her USSF “B” License and USSF National Goalkeeper License and is an active youth coach, soccer parent and coach educator.

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