We're going to do you a big favor. We know that, right now, you are panicking because you haven't figured out what to get that special someone for Christmas / her birthday / Valentine's Day / graduation / insert whatever holiday you want here.
No matter what the holiday, the ten gifts below are perfect for the soccer lover in your life.
Why? Because they're available on Amazon Prime and will show up on your doorstep two days from now. Unless you're reading this in the year 2020. In which case, they probably just arrived on your doorstep via drone because you even thought about buying them. Damn you, Jeff Bezos, and your magic trickery!
Want another reason? Free shipping people. No, that doesn't mean they're shipping people for free. At least, not in 2016. It means you don't have to pay to get these presents to your loved ones ridicuolously fast.
In the spirit of the season (and full disclosure, we guess), you should know that if you click one of the links below and purchase one of the products on this list – or any other products, really – from Amazon, we may receive a small commission through their affiliate program. You should also know that this will help us create more great soccer content because, guess what you guys? It turns out soccer writers don't work for free.
Stickers shouldn’t last a few days, they should last a lifetime. And when we say they should last a lifetime we also mean they should be life-sized. Go purchase a Fathead and by that we mean go purchase a Lionel Messi Fathead and stick him wherever you would like. Put him in your bedroom or put him in your basement or go ahead and put him in your bathroom (we don’t care). The reusable sticker will never harm or damage your walls so feel free to move Messi wherever and whenever.
Do you run? Do your headphones distract you? Do you like to run hands free? Were you born without hands?
If you answered yes to three of the four questions above then it’s time to treat yourself and upgrade to wireless headphones. TaoTronics Wireless Bluetooth Headphones should be number one on your Christmas list. Why? These headphones are snug and secure so you never have to worry about them falling out of your ears. They also have built-in magnets, so say goodbye to tangled wires. That is no longer an issue in your life! Not only do these headphones connect to any device, they also play up to 5 hours of continuous music or 175 hours of standby time. These headphones are perfect and we know you want them. How? Jeff Bezos just called and told us you were thinking about them.
Throwback to the days when kids didn’t sit inside all day playing on their iPads and iPhones. When we were young, we spent the majority of our time playing outside in the sun. The SKLZ Star Kick Solo Soccer Trainer will help you or your kids train and play like a pro. The stretchable cord allows the ball to stay close but also helps improve your passing, dribbling and overall footwork. The Solo Trainer has been around for years. We even played with it as kids. That said, it has yet to run out of style making it a must-have gift. Unless you just want to sit on the couch and do nothing. In which case, LAME.
You are already the fastest person on your team (Bezos told us), but can you remember the last time you did a step-over to beat a player? Improve your game with FitDeck’s Exercise Playing Cards. The 56-card deck covers foot skills, juggling, dribbling, trapping, one-on-one, finishing and wild cards. Stop lacking the skills and take the time to learn them. It will benefit you, we promise.
Can you imagine a soccer ball in the form of a disk? No, you can't. It is simply too mind blowing.
Well, consider your mind blown. This exciting soccer disk floats on a cushion of air and glides over any smooth surface. Still confused? Can you imagine playing air hockey with your feet? We hope so. Otherwise you should just move on because you'll never understand this product. If you do understand, then you'll know the Ultraglow Soccer Disc is the ideal toy because you can play inside, outside, and even let the game light up at night with its colorful LED lights.
Caution: Your dog will either learn to love it or just straight hate it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a soccer player, coach or fan. It doesn’t matter if you have played on a team, sat on the bench or watched from the stands. If you have an interest in soccer, or an interest in kicking things (and really, who doesn't), then you need the SKLZ Quickster Superlite Soccer Goal.
It’s easy, lightweight and portable so, if you have a small backyard, don’t worry. Just fold it up and save it for later, or move it to your friend’s backyard which is likely much bigger than your backyard and maybe even makes you jealous when you go over for barbeques. Just be careful, your selfish friend with the bigger backyard will probably try to keep it. Because that guy's a d***.
Today’s the day. Barcelona is playing Portugal and you are pumped. You have your popcorn, beer and friends perfectly in place. There it is, Messi breaks away and heads towards the goal. Suddenly, your little one pulls on your shirt and asks, “How do you know when to pass the ball? How do you keep the defense from stealing the ball from you? Why is that player wearing gloves?”
You don’t want to ignore your child (OK, you kind of do), but you just want to watch the game. If only you had something to help inform your kid about the basic soccer rules. That’s why you need The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book – because it’s filled with rules, techniques and more. Teach your little one everything they need to know about your favorite sport so they can stop interrupting you and start watching with you. Now, you just have to teach them to read.
You know that moment when you are at a soccer game and you want to take a cute selfie with your significant other, but then you accidentally drop your phone on the gross, sticky stadium floor – or, worse, your screen cracks? Phones are getting bigger by the minute making it more and more difficult to grip. Pop Sockets help secure that expensive piece of technology for when you want to text, call, Face Time, watch videos, and take selfies. Prop your phone up to watch videos or wrap your headphones around the back, either way this collapsible button has many purposes.
Bring back those fun college days with everyone’s #1 drinking game. This soccer inspired beer pong table is exactly what you need to make your party shine.
Here’s an idea, have a beer pong tournament where everyone reps their favorite soccer team. You know, like the World Cup, but for beer pong. Now you have to buy this table, because you want to follow through with our genius idea. Just remember, drink responsibly!
Oh Carli Lloyd. How could you not love the 2015 Female Player of the Year and USWNT captain? It’s been a hell of a journey for her to make it to where she is today. We could go on and on about our love for her and her accomplishments or we could just stop talking and you can read about it her book. Buy “When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fount Journey to the Top of the Soccer World” and get to know the star player on a more personal level.