12 (AWESOME) Christmas gifts for a football fanatic

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It’s Christmas! Our favourite holiday of the year has arrived and whilst you’re on the hunt for the best Christmas present to give to your football mad friend or family member, we at The TURF thought we’d lend a hand! 

To help you on your quest though endless stores and online sites, we’ve put our heads together to come up with a list of 12 AWESOME Christmas gifts which will be perfect for any football fanatic.

TO WEAR (On the Pitch)

  • Nike Elastico Superflys – $200

Nike’s latest indoor boot offering is hands down the coolest & best boot we’ve ever played in before. Designed for the court, turf or street, the Elastico mirrors that of the Mercurial Superfly featuring the ground breaking innovation of including a flyknit sock woven into the boot which is warn by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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  • Adidas Crazylight Boot Collection – $150+

The latest range of boots released from Adidas features all of their major boot models each individually designed with a unique colourway. The Crazylight collection has been tested by the best footballers from across the globe, resulting in a design that will allow them to play faster and better than ever before. For the first time, this state-of-the-art technology has been rolled out across the entire adidas boot range.

  • Replica Home & Away Shirts – $90

If you’ve picked a die hard Manchester United, Juventus or Real Madrid fan for Kris Kringle, why not buy them a replica playing shirt? Or if you’re buying for the casual fan, The TURF recommends the beautiful designed Bayern Munich away, Everton home, FC Barcelona Away or Germany World Champions shirt that will surely satisfy any football fan.

TO WEAR (Off the Pitch)

  • NIKE FC Summer Tee Collection – $30 – $100

To look the part this Summer, Nike have expanded on their original NIKE FC range of apparel. The fresh Tee Collection features a range of new designs and colours that we reckon are absolutely wicked.

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  • 3nil FC Crew Pullover – $50

The fine folk at 3nil have been busy preparing some new awesome jumpers for the new football season. The pullover featuring the 3nil FC design on the front is perfect for a chilly (or typical Melbourne) day. Not looking for a jumper? 3nil has a brand new collection of tees celebrating the new World Champions, the Golden Boot and the art of teamwork; it’s not to late to join 3nil FC before Christmas!

  • Nike Gold Hypervenom Collection

Nike released a ‘Gold Hypervenom’ pack featuring all their major footware streams earlier this year. To celebrate all the tropical football action in South America, the creatives at Nike designed this awesome collection for the summer. 

TO READ

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  • One Night in Rio – $45 

Photographer Paul Ripke followed the German National Team from their training sessions in Deutschland to the moments of sheer joy after winning the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. The images in this book can only be described as stunning, so if you’re looking for souvenir of Germany’s victory earlier this year, this book is your answer. Available on Amazon.

  • Eight by Eight Magazine – $15

Eight by Eight Magazine is a fun football magazine that features world-class football art, photography and design mixed with quality writing and interviews. They’ve released four quarterly publications this year, all which are worth a read whilst you’re relaxing this holiday season! 

  • Andrea Pirlo: I think therefore I play – $13

Pirlo is one of the world’s most classy and talented footballers, often cited as one of the finest footballers this generation. A World Cup and Champions League winner, Pirlo shares insight into his career as a professional footballer in his autobiography ‘I think therefore I play’. Available on Amazon.

TO WATCH & SEE

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  • TURF x Aleks Jason Football Prints – $10 – $40

If you love the photography that’s been featured here on The TURF, then why not bring Aleks Jason’s beautiful photography into your home or office? You can purchase any image on TURF framed or un-framed and mailed to you by Christmas! Mail us to order.

  • International Champions Cup Tickets – $60+

Why not book tickets to see Real Madrid, AS Roma and Manchester City face off in Melbourne next July? This is an great chance to see these European powerhouses live at such a prestigious venue like the MCG. 

  • EA SPORTS FIFA15 – $40

EA’s latest football release, FIFA15 is a must have for the ultimate football fan. Whether you want to try out some Messi-esque skills or building your Ultimate Team of football stars, this is the perfect game for anyone and everyone!

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Merry Christmas from the team at THE TURF!

Curated by Jacob Arnott

THE TURF