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The NFL season shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, things are picking up in a big way right now, so it’s a wise time to shop the best gifts for football fans. No matter their team or level of fandom, the NFL playoffs are an excellent time to show the football fan in your life that you really care and are thinking of them and their love of the game.
Better still, if their team is in the playoffs, there’s no time more exciting than the present to add some new team gear to their rotation. The great news is, there’s an absolutely huge variety of picks to shop now in every single category, and there’s an even wider array of picks that just make sense for the tailgate-obsessed football fan (like a cooler that’s built to last, or an easy-to-transport growler to serve up cold beverages at a moment’s notice).
You very well might also find something they don’t yet have, or something they wouldn’t consider buying on their own, and that’s also the sign of a truly great gift. Better still, many of these gifts add enjoyment to day-to-day life beyond just football Sundays (or Thursdays, or Mondays). Again, that’s the sign of a great gift, and the best gifts for the football fan fill a need and serve as an outstanding reminder of the perks of being a dedicated fan.
No matter their team, we guarantee there’s a gift they’re bound to enjoy this playoff season, into the Super Bowl and well beyond. There are great logo gifts, and other gifts with a deeper meaning behind them, and we’ll be sure to cover a bit of both.
There are almost (just almost) too many football-related gifts out there, including clothing, accessories, decorations, football games and actual gear for playing the sport. This can be a little intimidating, so we rounded up the best football gifts that you can order right now. Whether a team is heading for the playoffs or destined for another losing season, these football gift ideas are sure to delight any NFL fan.
We’ve found something for every kind of football fan, from coolers to keep a whole (tailgating) team hydrated to videogames. Plus, we made sure to find an option for every price range. Check out our top picks for the best gifts for football fans below. And if you’re looking to upgrade your streaming experience and learn how to watch NFL without cable, be sure to check out our guide as well!
1. NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football
The Super Bowl concludes the NFL season, but you can extend it another week (or two) by placing this commemorative hardcover on the coffee table after the big game. NFL 100 is a football memorabilia book that celebrates a century of the National Football League’s greatest moments in 286 pages. Insightful player profiles, historical stats from every decade, and stunning portrait photography, the book has more than enough content to hold over the big guy until training camp.
2. Timex Weekender NFL Logo Watch
BEST FOR THE WATCH ENTHUSIAST
Believe it or not, it’s absolutely possible to find a gift that satisfies both the watch-obsessed and the football fan, and you can do both when you shop the full Timex rotation of the best men’s NFL logo watches. It’s a unique style move from the legendary American watchmaker, one sure to please the most discerning watch fan (especially if they appreciate casual style and the throwback looks you get from Timex). There are watch options for every team out there, including playoff contenders like the Kansas City Chiefs, along with multiple styles for those who prefer the rugged appeal of a dive watch or the subtle, straightforward nature of a classic like the Timex Weekender. Either way, you’re gifting a cool-looking, team-focused watch with versatile style in spades. That sounds like a winning gift for the football fan in our book.
3. Primetime NFL Socks
BEST WEAR-ANYWHERE GIFT
Your team doesn’t have to be in the NFL playoffs to show off your fandom, although it certainly doesn’t hurt. The rest of the year, these aptly named socks could become a go-to style move, with just a slight nod to the football fan’s team of choice. They’re subtly stylish and colorful, with one oversize front logo, but the rest of the sock itself just adds a bold and bright pop of color — that’s never a bad style move in our book, but it works out particularly well if the football fan wants to show off in an understated, subtle yet team spirit-focused way. And hey, you can never have enough high-quality socks, right?
4. Moore & Giles Bottle Opener
BEST HEIRLOOM GIFT
What goes together better than football and an ice-cold beer, right? Not much, and if the football fan in your life keeps a well-stocked beer fridge close at hand to (responsibly) enjoy their favorite sport and team, then a well-made bottle opener is absolutely a must. There are NFL logo bottle openers aplenty on the market, but we think there’s no better time to amp things up a bit than by gifting a truly heirloom-worthy, incredibly well-made, elegant-yet-rugged bottle opener. This is the type of bottle opener the football fan in your life will use time and time again on game days (and beyond), with the chance to become a good luck charm and the source of some wonderful memories. When the time comes to open up a cold one, they’ll reach for this bottle opener time and again, and we think that’s the kind of gift worth keeping around.
5. YETI Silo 6 Gallon Water Cooler
BEST FOR GAME DAY
Whether you are helping to hydrate a team of football players, a team of tailgaters or simply want to limit your trips to the kitchen during game day, the YETI Silo 6 Gallon Water Cooler can handle it all and more. The tough and durable cooler can hold up to six gallons of liquid at once and has an easy-to-use and fast-pour spigot to keep drinks flowing and the line moving. As with all Yeti products, the Silo can keep liquids cool for hours on end, meaning no need to worry about drinking warm water even if the game goes into overtime.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Warm-Up Windbreaker
BEST RETRO STYLE GIFT
If the football fan in your life is particularly loyal to a certain Super Bowl-winning, legendary quarterback (that’d be Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Bucs), then this stylish retro-style warm-up windbreaker is an especially cool, retro-minded style gift. Of course, there are options to be had for every major NFL team out there (and don’t forget that FOCO also sells college gear), but this bold windbreaker is a perfectly fitting pick-up heading into a time of the year when Brady’s teams usually make deep, championship-winning runs. Either way, customize it to their team in question, and they’ll get plenty of stylish wear out of it, no matter the time of year.
7. NFL Yoga Mat Collection
BEST FOR THE FITNESS LOVER
We know that game day can be stressful which is why we like this NFL branded yoga mat that lets you rep your team while also taking some deep breaths and holding child’s pose. Show off your love for all things football while getting in a sweat session and some self-care on this yoga mat that is 6mm thick and made from PVC for a cushioned and supportive base. Ward off injuries for your own game day with a mat that is the perfect partner for a pre-practice stretch.
8. The Football Fanbook
BEST GIFT FOR THE NEW FOOTBALL FAN
Buying a gift for a young football fan? Try The Football Fanbook. It features all the football lingo, trivia, stats, and skills needed to be an expert on the game. It’s also fun for football fans to look at together and only costs $15 for the digital version.
9. Sportula NFL Stainless Steel Coasters
BEST GIFT FOR THE MAN CAVE
These stainless steel NFL coasters make a great gift because they’re actually a handsome piece of decor, which can’t be said for most sports-themed art. They’re made with a cork backing and premium laser-cut stainless steel, giving them a high-end look that can upgrade any man cave or bar area. To find the coasters for your team (plus tons of other great team-specific merchandise), head to the YouTheFan Amazon store.
10. Tipsy Tubes Hidden Flask (3-Pack)
BEST GIFT FOR THE TAILGATE CHAMP
Having a drink (or a few) at the football game is great. Emptying your bank account is not. Thankfully there are other solutions for the creative drinker, like these flasks disguised as sunscreen tubes. It’s a fun gift that your football friend (and his bank account) will thank you for.
11. Seibertron Ultra-Stick Football Gloves
BEST GIFT FOR THE WEEKEND WARRIOR
If your giftee actually plays football, they’ll appreciate a nice pair of gloves to up their game. We recommend these best-selling gloves from Seibertron. They feature an ultra-stick material on the palms and fingers for snatching the ball, plus breathable fabric on the back to keep your hands from sweating too much. Reviewers say the gloves are comfortable and well-built — especially considering their incredibly low price tag.
12. Aminco NFL Logo Cufflinks
BEST GIFT FOR THE WELL-DRESSED NFL FAN
Another easy gift for football fans is this set of officially licensed NFL cufflinks. They have a classic look with the team logo of choice in the middle, allowing die-hard fans to rep their favorite team even when they’re all dressed up.
13. NFL Team Pride Light
BEST TECH GIFT
Every football family wants to have the most spirited house on the block during the big game. This clever NFL pride light lets your giftee really fly their team’s colors by projecting the team logo all over their house. The projector is very handy because you don’t need to unpack, set up and store a bunch of banners and decorations. Just set it up on the day of the game using the tripod and lawn stake.
14. DisplayGifts Mirrored Football Display Case
BEST GIFT FOR THE MANTEL
Most football fans have a prized pigskin with some sentimental value or a signature from their favorite player. However, many of them don’t take the time to go out and buy a nice display case for showing off and protecting their treasure, which makes this one of the best gift ideas for football fans.
15. Sport Squad Endzone Challenge
BEST GIFT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Get ready for barbeques, tailgates and backyard parties with this endzone challenge game. The stand-up game allows you to test your throwing arm’s accuracy with seven holes. Along with the frame and net, the game comes with a carrying case, four foam footballs and four frisbees to practice with. This is perfect for tailgates or backyard fun with the kids.
16. XL Fleece Stadium Blanket
BEST GIFT FOR COLD-WEATHER FANS
The most dedicated football fans won’t think twice about heading to their team’s stadium for a game, even if the temperatures outside plunge far below zero. In the rain, sleet and snow, they’ll be there cheering on their team. That’s why a warm and cozy stadium blanket is one of the best gifts for football fans. This XL fleece stadium blanket is big enough to wrap around yourself when it gets chilly. The extra plush fleece will keep you nice and toasty, while the wind and rainproof exterior will keep you dry.
17. GrowlerWerks uKeg
BEST GIFT FOR THE BEER LOVER
GrowlerWerks’ uKeg has blown up recently as a man cave and tailgate must-have. It keeps your favorite beer cold and carbonated for up to two weeks and looks great wherever you put it. Needless to say, any football fan would be thrilled to get it as a gift.
18. FOCO Heather Gray Gaiter Scarf
BEST FOR WINTER WEATHER
We weren’t kidding when we said there were gifts aplenty out there to suit every need and every type of fan. Especially if the football fan in your life has a team in the playoffs, well, there’s no better way to take in a little outdoor grilling or even stadium viewing than with this handy and highly functional gaiter scarf. Pick the logo of their favorite high-performing team to drive home the point that cold weather doesn’t have to mean retreating inside — there are gear picks to help you get through frigid weather and cheer your team (and theirs) to victory. As a bonus, this is the sort of neat piece that’ll come in plenty handy next fall and winter, too.
19. NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet
BEST EVERYDAY NFL GIFT
Wearing a jersey to show your team pride is great when hanging out with friends or watching Sunday night football, but it’s not really appropriate for the office. For the football fan who wants to show their allegiance in a more tasteful and understated way, check out the NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet. Each wallet is made with a piece of a jersey that has been authenticated as having been worn during an NFL game. The hand-cut jersey pieces show at least two team colors and have wear and tear for added authenticity. The team name is debossed on the front of the wallet and contrast stitching finishes off the high-end gift. A hologram sticker also comes with the wallet and customers can look up details on when the jersey was last worn.
20. New York Times Custom Football Book
MOST MEMORABILIA NFL GIFT
For the football fan who loves trivia and prides themselves on knowing every piece of their team’s history, gift them the New York Times Custom Football Book. Using reprints from the New York Times, this stunning team history includes at least 70 pages filled with facts and captivating true tales. The beautiful gift can be customized with the gift recipient’s name embossed on the cover to make this an item they will treasure forever.
21. Football Stadium Lights End Table
BEST GIFT FOR THE DESIGN ENTHUSIAST
For a splurge-worthy gift that will have any football fan crying tears of joy in the end zone, there is the Football Stadium Lights End Table. If you can’t make it to the stadium to see your favorite team win the Super Bowl, bring the stadium to your living room. This beechwood end table features an exact 3D replica of every NFL stadium, complete with matching LED lights. The table even comes with space for a photo to add a personal touch. Just don’t even think about putting a drink on it without a coaster underneath.
22. Moca Stylish Snacks Storage Box
BEST GIFT FOR THE GOURMAND
Many football fans like to spend Sundays with friends and family enjoying the game, but the pandemic has made that impossible. Stay connected to your crew with a snack bowl that has a dedicated space for your phone, making it easy to send texts and video chat between plays. The Moca Stylish Snacks Storage Box can be used as two separate bowls or one single bowl that has a space for discarded shells (nut lovers, rejoice!). There’s also a holder for spoons or forks, making this a great bowl for chili, stew, or whatever keeps you fueled throughout the game.
23. Rack Furniture Sports Fan Football Desk
BEST GIFT FOR THE HOME OFFICE
If you spend most of your time waiting for Sunday, at least you can work on a desk that helps to celebrate your favorite sport during the other six days of the week. The Rack Furniture Sports Fan Football Desk is an excellent desk for kids and young adults who eat, sleep and dream about football. The composite wood desk has two drawers for storage and features a field layout on top to help users work on plays and dream about scoring the winning touchdown. Sounds like a great home office addition to us.