Great gifts for football fans usually center around one or two themes – college or NFL; favorite team swag or generic football tchotchkes.
Instead of these boring themes, our Ultimate Gift Guide of Great Gifts for Football Fans focuses more on fans of the sport and all customs and traditions around the sport.
These ideas are for people who truly appreciate the beauty of the game – the competitiveness, the emotion and the pageantry.
Great Gifts for Football Fans
The most expensive item on this list, but well worth it for a football fanatic.
This if the official game ball of the National Football League, complete with the commissioner’s stamped signature and dedication to NFL legend Wellington “Duke” Mara.
Bonus: It would look great in this football display case.
A clear and engaging history of the sport that draws the reader in from the beginning.
But even if your football fan is not a big reader, the fabulous collection of photos, posters and cartoons of everything football from its infancy to today (including cheerleaders and tailgate parties, of course!) are a feast for the eyes in this beautiful book.
For those who grew up in Texas, or Indiana, or any other small town back in the day, this series will bring back memories long forgotten but intense, nonetheless.
I went through high school 30 years ago, but was able to put a face and a name from my past with each of the characters in Friday Night Lights. The excitement and anticipation of the big game each Friday is palpable.
Binoculars are a great gift for avid football fans who attend games at their alma matter.
Compact and lightweight, yet powerful enough to catch a glimpse of your favorite players by zooming in close to the action.
If the football fan on your gift list is a cheapskate like me chances are he’s in the cheap seats. These binoculars will be a welcomed addition to his tailgating gear.
Collapsible Tailgating Table ($$$$)
Speaking of tailgating, what tailgate party is complete with a great way to present your favorite party food and cold beverage?
We use this one as a centerpiece of our tailgating setup. It’s sturdy enough to hold a crock pot full of my personal favorite: spicy queso sausage dip!
Flick Football Game ($$)
I spent more hours than I care to admit playing various forms of “paper football” in school.
Back then, things were less sophisticated, and our only equipment was a piece of notebook paper folded into a triangle.
My how things have evolved. Now this is a sweet flick football game setup!
Madden 2018 ($$$$)
Football fans young and old will appreciate the authenticity of the latest in the Madden football video game franchise.
My wife gave me this for my birthday and I couldn’t wait to pick a team and lead them to the Superbowl.
This year’s version also features a unique mode called Longshot which follows a movie-mode comeback story in which you play and control the outcome.