Gift ideas for soccer-crazed teen boys?
December 14, 2017 10:48 PM   Subscribe

Looking for gift ideas for two pre-teen nephews who eat, sleep and breathe soccer... preferably under $20 each.

I've gotten them books about their favorite players, and they don't need soccer balls/uniforms/cleats. Are there any cool gifts that they could use that are related to the sport?
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto to Shopping (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Do they have backpacks to carry it all? This and this are the best decent <$20 ones on Google Shopping.
posted by rhizome at 11:38 PM on December 14, 2017


How about some foam rollers to use after practice/games to help with recovery and lessen muscle soreness?
posted by bassooner at 12:09 AM on December 15, 2017


A subscription to a magazine. Plenty of possibilities here.
posted by ZipRibbons at 12:27 AM on December 15, 2017


Team scarf from their favourite team/club?
posted by peanut butter milkshake at 12:38 AM on December 15, 2017 [2 favorites]


The board game StreetSoccer.
posted by fairmettle at 12:54 AM on December 15, 2017


Foosball table.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 3:02 AM on December 15, 2017


Water bottles plus soccer stickers to put on them.
posted by Sukey Says at 3:13 AM on December 15, 2017


Subbuteo! It's what people used to play before they invented those FIFA games.

The link points to the "everything you need to play" set on Amazon.co.uk. There are a lot of other products and accessories available, be careful you don't end up buying just the pitch, or a couple of teams...
posted by ZipRibbons at 3:22 AM on December 15, 2017


A kick trainer. It's like a dog leash that holds a ball and lets you practice skills and kicks without worrying about smashing nearby windows.
posted by rollick at 5:05 AM on December 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


$20 should cover their favorite team t-shirt.
posted by COD at 5:46 AM on December 15, 2017


Something like David Squires books (The Illustrated History of Football and 2)? Maybe a digital subscription to WSC ? (goes a bit over the budget).

Otherwise, stick with something they can collect like scarves. They're like from €10 to €30 in Europe, some of them are in plain club colours and can be used day-to-day (I'd probably wear something like this Sampdoria scarf every day), the problem is how long (and how much) it would take to ship them.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:31 AM on December 15, 2017


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