2014 Gift Guide for Soccer Fans

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Got a soccer fan in your life and wondering what to get them for the holidays? We’ve got you covered.

Below you’ll find 16 gift ideas that soccer fans will appreciate—from books to beanies, wall decals to season tickets—with prices ranging from $10 to $800.

1. U.S. Soccer beanie


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As well as the obvious stuff like jerseys, the U.S. Soccer store has an accessories page, featuring affordable gifts like the beanie pictured above, but also official US Soccer iPhone cases, calendars, pint glasses, and anything else that you can fit a U.S. Soccer crest on. If you’re shopping for a USMNT or USWNT fan, this place is a treasure trove.
Price: $19.99 for the beanie.

2. Official Match-specific Brazuca Ball


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Replica balls are all very nice for kicking around, but an official FIFA World Cup match ball is something to put on the shelf and cherish. Or maybe kick around very gently.
Price: $150

3. Fathead wall decal


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Want Neymar as your roomie? Well, tough, he’s busy playing for Barcelona. But a life-size wall decal is your next-best option. Other players are available if you don’t enjoy stepovers.
Price: $99.99 from Fathead.com

4. Soccer prints from Richard Hincks


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If you’re buying for someone with a more minimalist taste in decor, a print from Richard Hincks, who takes great soccer moments and strips them down into simple diagrams is a nice fit.
Price: $20-$30

5. World Soccer magazine subscription


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Magaine subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving, and World Soccer is easily the most comprehensive and respected soccer magazine out there. FourFourTwo is a good option for Premier League fans, while Howler magazine is a great option for US fans.
Price: About $100 for print subscription, exactly $39.99 for iPad/iPhone

6. FIFA 15


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Note: Recipient may prefer Pro Evo Soccer, so check first.
Price: $59.99

7. Football Manager 2015


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It’s like FIFA for people who prefer their own company.
Price: $49.99

8. Soccer ball alarm clock


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Know someone who’s always getting up early to watch those 7:45 a.m. Premier League kickoffs (4:45 a.m. Pacific!)? Then they’ll appreciate this soccer alarm clock. Maybe throw in an espresso machine if you’re feeling generous.
Price: $14.99

9. Tim Howard: The Keeper


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You’re entering the book section of the list now, which also happens to be the most affordable section. Howard’s memoir was only released Dec. 9, and features tales of getting yelled ay by Alex Ferguson, being double-crossed by the dastardly Brad Friedel, and Howard’s take on becoming the USMNNT’s hero at the World Cup this summer.
Price: $25.99

10. Robbie Rogers: Coming Out to Play


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As the clever title suggests, Rogers’ recently released book tells the story of how he decided to become the first openly gay male athlete to play major league sports in America.
Price: $17

11. I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic


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It;s been out for a couple of years already, but if you want to give an autobiography about an enigmatic, infuriating, but ultimately entertaining superstar this year, there’s still no better bet than I Am Zlatan.
Price: $10

12. Silent Night


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Looking for a book that’s a little more seasonal and a little more sombre? Silent Night, by Stanley Weintraub, tells the story of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, where German and British soldiers stopped shooting at each other and played soccer instead.
Price: $15

13. Adidas glow-in-the-dark soccer boots


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Yes, you did read that correctly. Adidas’ new Predator Instinct Hunt Series cleats glow in the dark. It’s the latest innovation in a long line of eye-catching—some would say unnecessary—additions to what you wear on your feet when you play soccer. But someone out there is going to love these babies.
Price: $220

14. Puma Kings


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If you know a player who’s more about substance than flash—more Thomas Muller than Cristiano Ronaldo—then they’ll likely appreciate theses classic, all-black Puma Kings, made from kangaroo leather, which is about the softest, supplest material you can make a soccer boot out of.
Price: $100

15. Season tickets


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Find out the person’s closest high-level soccer team—be it MLS, NWSL, USL PRO, NASL, PDL or college soccer—and buy them a set of season tickets.
Price: Varies, but MLS season tickets run $500 to $800, other leagues are way cheaper.

16. Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story


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Independently made documentary about the most Hollywood of true life soccer stories—how Jay DeMerit left Green Bay for England with just a few pounds in his pocket and fought his way to the very top.
Price: $14.99

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