The Ultimate Gift Guide For Kids Who Love Soccer
If you have any kids who love soccer in your life, this gift guide is for you!
My boys (huge soccer fans) and I compiled this list of must-have soccer products and resources that are sure to please soccer lovers of any age.
You’ll find the best soccer gifts for boys and girls (of all ages).
Get Your Soccer Player the Perfect Gift!
Hi! I’m Amy, a homeschool soccer mom to 5 boys. I played soccer for over 16 years, refereed, and coached. I love all things soccer!
Over the years, I have come to love and appreciate these soccer resources for my boys and myself.
My two teen boys play soccer and have helped me put together this list of unique soccer gifts.
Some of these suggestions can be for the whole family to enjoy. Other products are specifically to help soccer players improve their soccer game and enjoy the sport.
I have a few recommendations to help you make sure that you get that perfect present for your soccer player.
First, it can help to find out what particular company or brand your young soccer fan likes best. Possible companies that feature soccer products include:
Another important thing for finding the best gifts is to find out if your soccer fan has a favorite soccer team or player.
For example, my oldest loves Arsenal. Professor loves Manchester United. (And my favorite is Tottenham. If you’re familiar with Premier League soccer, then you know we have some heated discussions in this house 😉)
This type of custom information can help you find the balls, bags, and soccer gear that your soccer player and fan will love.
Tips for Picking Great Gifts for Kids Who Love Soccer
Why is it important to take a bit of time to find out what your kids who love soccer prefer?
Well, from personal experience with my boys, I’ve learned that the gift means so much more when it contains their favorite team, player (for example, Lionel Messi), or brand. Often, those favorites are chosen because of quality, comfort, or skill.
So, how do you find out? Just ask! Seriously, it’s just that easy.
No need to try to be sneaky or guess. Your special soccer player will appreciate it.
Like, when my oldest wanted a new hoodie to keep warm during cold-weather training. I would have picked up anything on sale. He expressed his extreme interest in have an UnderArmour camo hoodie. When Captain opened that gift box up with the “perfect” hoodie on his birthday, his face shone with delight.
So, yes, attention to the details matters-especially for gifts for your kids who love soccer 🙂
The Ultimate Gift Guide For Kids Who Love Soccer
Ball: My boys and I are followers of the Barclay’s Premier League. This ball is what is recommended and used now for “football” across the pond.
The boys have a few versions of This ball and really enjoy playing with them.
A new ball that my boys LOVE is this smart soccer ball from Dribble Up. You get the benefits of a fantastic soccer ball (game-worthy!) and a virtual trainer all-in-one. I have watched my two older boys’ soccer skills significantly improve as they practice with their Dribble Up soccer ball. If you have kids who love soccer that want to take their game to the next level, you will want Dribble Up!
Ball Pump: Soccer balls get flat so having a ball pump like this is fantastic to get your player back on the soccer field (a.k.a. pitch) fast! A ball pump is a fantastic resource to have at soccer practice, too.
Shin Guards: It’s extremely important to have quality shin guards for soccer play! My boys recommend these styles:
Soccer Socks: Equally important, your soccer fan will want to have soccer socks to wear over their shin guards. Here are a few of our favorites (available in a variety of colors):
Pop Up Goals: The boys and I prefer these goals for all ages. We have tried a few of the goals designed for younger kids but like how well these goals stay in place. (Plus, this set comes with cones and a carry case!)
Having two goals is nice if you have the yard or field place to teach even your youngest players about moving to the correct goal. (We use bandanas or old T-shirts of different colors to teach our little boys which goal to go to and when.)
Rebounder: This piece of equipment is awesome so you don’t have to go retrieving balls out of a net (and getting feet all tangled up in it!) Also, very helpful for reaction time and foot speed.
Training: A soccer trainer can be a great way to help your kids practice foot skills and more. Your soccer fan will place their ball into the top portion and attach the band around their waist to allow a greater frequency of touches on the ball.
Parachute Training: My older boys have one of these parachute trainers. They don’t necessarily enjoy it but it does help with speed (and looks super cool flying behind them when they run!).
Agility Ladder: Here is another piece of equipment purchased primarily for my older boys (but the younger ones like the challenge!). It helps with foot speed and can be used for plyometrics.
Soccer Accessories for the Perfect Gift!
Many of these soccer gift ideas are perfect for outdoor or indoor games . You’ll find that your player will need different things, depending on the season and location of play.
Does your daughter love soccer? You MUST check out Soccer Girl Problems and take a look at their gear. You’ll be able to find amazing items (like a special soccer t-shirt)
Sneaker Balls: Believe me, you will want some of these after a few practices, especially in muddy conditions! Help your soccer player have freshly smelling cleats-everyone around you will say thanks.
Sof Sole Sneaker Balls Shoe Gym Bag and Locker Deodorizer, Matrix, 3-PairSof Sole Sneaker Balls Shoe Gym Bag and Locker Deodorizer, Happy Feet, 1-Pair
Boot Dryer: We recently got this device and can’t imagine living without it! So amazing for getting soccer cleats dry and keeping odors at bay 😉
Jobsite Original Shoe Boot Dryer – Electric Warmer Deodorizes, Prevents Mold – Ultra Silent
Lace Protectors: If your younger soccer players are in almost constant need of having their cleats tied, get these lace protectors!
Water Bottles: No matter how many sports water bottles we try, my boys always come back to these favorites! A high quality water bottle is essential. And make sure to use a permanent marker to put the name of your soccer star on it!
Soccer Bags: It can be extremely helpful to have one designated bag for your kids who love soccer to carry all their gear. My boys prefer a bag like this with a compartment for their soccer ball.
If your soccer fan plays for a club that requires a specific soccer bag, think of special accessories for it. A few ideas include small hand sanitizer on a clip, patches, and lip balm to put in their soccer backpack.
Cooling Towel: These towels can be great to have in warmer weather, especially for intense training and tournaments. Your soccer player may also want this type of towel if training indoors.
Cooling Towel for Instant Relief Sports Towel Cooling Towels Sports Cooling Towel Chill Towel Cool Towel for Neck Cold Towel for Athletes Kids Baby Dogs Men Women Yoga Workout Camping Fitness GymBalhvit Cooling Towel, Cool Towel for Instant Cooling Relief, Chilling Neck Wrap, Ice Cold Scarf for Men Women, Microfiber Bandana – Evaporative Chilly Towel for Yoga Golf Travel (Blue, 4012)
Headbands: Many soccer players (boys and girls) have longer hair these days. Athletic headbands look cool and help keep hair in place.
Soccer Hats: These caps are helpful in inclement weather (water-resistant) and to keep heads warms. (Also, these hats do not seem to interfere with heading the ball.)
Soccer Scarves: Scarves are perfect gift ideas for soccer fans! I encourage you to find out your soccer fans favorite teams and get them a scarf.
Soccer Towel: Another fun way to help your soccer enthusiast celebrate their favorite team is with a soccer towel. (Below is my favorite team!)
Cold Weather Gear: My boys have several of these long sleeve compression shirts from Under Armour to help them stay warm when temperatures drop.
Compression Shorts: These types of shorts can help with chafing and keeping legs warm in boy and girl styles.
Give a Gift Filled with Fun for Your Kids Who Love Soccer
Games: Video and board games can be a great way to extend soccer fun with your kids.
Bumper Soccer is fun for kids ages 3 and up.
Hover Ball: This fun indoor toy is a great soccer gift for all ages.
Kaskey Kids Soccer Guys is one of my boys’ favorites!
They love to play and practice different formations.
FIFA video games are a huge hit in our home!
FIFA 21 (Xbox One)Fifa 21 (PS4)Fifa 21 (Switch) (Nintendo Switch)FIFA 21 Next Level Edition – PlayStation 5
Soccer Puzzles: Give your soccer fans some hands-on fun! 3D and jigsaw puzzles with soccer themes are sure to be a hit!
Soccer Movies: Your soccer enthusiast will love to sit back and enjoy a few soccer flicks.
Gift Card: If these ideas still leave you guessing, you really can’t go wrong with a gift card.
Let them pick exactly what they want and everyone is happy. A gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods or other sporting supplies store would be fabulous.
If you have a soccer store near you, all the better! And, of course, you can pretty much find anything on Amazon these days 😉
I hope this Ultimate Gift Guide For Kids Who Love Soccer helps you find the perfect gifts for your soccer fans.
Leave a comment below with any questions and let me know what your kids who love soccer would like!
Need more great gift ideas for the soccer fans in your life? Get tips and ideas here:
How to Thank Your Soccer Coach: Gift Ideas & More!
The Ultimate Soccer Mom Gift Guide to Make Her Smile
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Soccer Dads
Free Soccer Cootie Catcher for Easy Fun for Kids (super cool printable activity that makes a great addition to your soccer gift!)
?? Thanks for including us! So happy your kids love the smart ball!
Hi Amy, we’ve gotten a lot of parents and grandparents calling us with questions about the DribbleUp ball that you mentioned so we finally put together a parent’s guide to the ball. We included a gifting guide so parents can make sure the ball is setup and working before they give it to their player.
We wanted to have it available before the holiday so we’ve been working on it like crazy and just made it live on Amazon. It’s actually free for today if you’re interested – https://soccerstripes.com/dribbleup-soccer-ball-book/
These are some of the best gifts for soccer fans. We loved the idea of soccer puzzles. Because it’s their favorite sport they can’t help but solve the puzzle. and this way it will improve their logical thinking. Plus, kids love video games so FIFA 17 is also a nice idea.
Inspired by you, we also made a post on gifts for soccer fans – https://www.giftideasclub.com/gifts-for-soccer-fans/. We’d really love to hear your suggestions on it.
Thanks again for this wonderful post. Regards!
For real die-hard fans, I recommend shopping by teams at Soccer Garage (https://www.soccergarage.com/SHOP-BY-TEAM.html).