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Football and Christmas

Christmas football gift ideas and guide

Christmas is in full swing with the question: "What should I get?" on everyone's lips. Fear not, we've collated a brief guide with a varied selection of gifts for the Spanish football fan.

Christmas is in full swing with the question: "What should I get?" on everyone's lips. Fear not, we've collated a brief guide with a varied selection of gifts for the Spanish football fan.

With the countdown to Christmas well underway, to help you in your quest to find the perfect present for the Spanish football fan in your life, we've put together a brief guide of ten gifts that cater for every budget.

Real Madrid Christmas jumper

The LaLiga side have jumped on the bandwagon following the popularity of the 'ugly sweater' in the USA and the Christmas jumper in the UK. A traditional effort with the Real Madrid club crest aloft of the Christmas tree. 

Available via RealMadrid.com (RRP €44)

Valencia CF: 25 pin badge classic shirts collection 

One for the collectors as the side from Mestalla offer this special tercentenary collection of classic shirts won by "Los Che" over the years. Packaged in a special presentation box, the set features iconic home and away shirts worn by the club in their 100 years of existence.

Available from ValenciaCF.com (RRP €29.95)

Subbuteo: Athletic Club edition

"Raul Garcia to Iñaki Williams, the striker finds veteran Aritz Aduriz unmarked and gol, gol golllllll. San Mames comes to your very own house with this special Athletic Club edition of the iconic table football game.   

Available at Shop at Athletic Club (RRP €39.95)

The Frying pan of Spain: Sevilla vs Real Betis (book)

Whatever one's view on the many city and regional derbies that Spanish football throws up, most observers are unanimous that when it comes to singling out one particular game that stands taller the the rest, it's the derby of Seville and  Colin Millar's book on LaLiga's most passionate rivalry is a perfect launch-pad to understanding why.

Available via Amazon (RRP €11)

Deportivo La Coruña: Riazor art print 

Football Stadium Prints is the creation of Scottish graphic designer Steve Stewart, who has moved from illustrating local grounds to now covering iconic grounds from Argentina to Sweden. Deportivo's Riazor stadium is one of his few Spanish club offerings and the use of vivid colour's in Stweart's work certain to enhance any wall.     

Available via Football Stadium Prints (RRP €18)

LaLiga Pink alert hi-viz ball

Released with much fanfare from LaLiga in October, the 'Pink Alert' failed on one count for fans in the stadium and global spectators alike.... you couldn't see it!  A swft u-turn the following Monday from LaLiga saw the ball withdrawn from 'active service' but despite it's failure in the 'hi-viz' department we still think it's a good looking football.

Available from Decathlon (RRP €22)    

FC Barcelona 2019-20 Senyera shirt 

The new (fourth) kit is inspired by the Senyera (official Catalan flag) an features four contrasting red stripes that run diagonally across the yellow shirt front. The shirt made it's debut in match-day 15 of LaLiga with a late Lionel Messi goal ensuring a wining start for the shirt.

Available via Nike (RRP €90)

EA Sports FIFA 20

A perennial classic for the Christmas stocking. Better graphics, more teams and the same great entertainment... This year's edition also features Real Madrid's big summer signing in Eden Hazard.

Available via EA Sports

Leganes Lego XI

Is that Martin Braithwaite... is this guy Youssef En-Nesyri ? Hours of fun to be had in trying to figure out just who is who in this Cucumber Harvesters "brik team".

Available via Leganes store (RRP €15)

Gareth Bale inspired 'hair-bun'

Ever wanted to emulate Cardiff's finest striker's hair ahead of a Saturday night out? Now you can thanks to these 'fast hair-bun extensions' available in a myriad of colours from blonde through to 'medium warm brown'.

available via Amazon US (RRP €15)