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15 Cool Football Gifts for Boys – Present Ideas for Every Age Group

Football Gifts for Boys

If you're searching for the perfect gift for a football fan, know that you don't give them the same old boring stuff.  I have researched and compiled a list of the most popular and unique football gifts for boys of any age.

If you're seeking gifts for boys who love football, you've come to the right place.

I organized these football gift ideas by age group, making it easy to find presents for men, teenagers, grade-schoolers, toddlers, and even baby boys.  Each gift idea is suitable for birthdays, Father's day, Christmas football gifts, Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion.

Cool Football Gifts for the Man in your Life

Of course, he has a man cave.  What true football fan doesn't?  

So how do you transform an ordinary room into a stylish man cave?  The trick is outfitting it right.  The hard part is finding NFL gifts that are both unique and fit his love of the game.  

These football gifts for men and young adults are perfect for guys who love to show his support for their home team.  They'd make a cool football present for your relative, boyfriend, or significant other.

Is the man in your life also into fantasy football?  If so, check out an article that I wrote specifically about fantasy football gifts.  I detail lots of great gift ideas including subscriptions to fantasy tools, books about fantasy football, and even fantasy-centric gift certificates.

A fumble-proof tumbler that insulates his drinks

Football Tumbler Gift

Even when he is bringing that drink up to his mug, he still wants to show his team pride.  Gift him this stainless steel travel tumbler to keep his drink safe.  

If your man is anything like me, he fumbles his drinks at least once every few contests.  The no-spill lid on this tumbler will ensure he doesn't lose his drink when the fumble-fingers strike.

It also features a stainless steel design, so you know it is durable and will last.  It features a handcrafted team logo, based on the team you select on the product page.  

Because this tumbler is well-insulated, it works great for both hot and cold beverages.  So regardless of whether your man is a fan of hot or cold weather teams, this cup is versatile enough to handle any drinks you throw at it.

Let him show his team pride while he mans the grill

Football Chef Apron and Hat Gift

Do you think he wants one of those big white chefs hats when grilling it up?  Of course not!  This NFL chef hat and apron set is the gift that says great chef and huge fan all at once.  

The hat has a Velcro closure to assure a perfect fit while the apron is long enough that no grill-splatters will get past.  Both are 100% machine-washable.

The hat in this set contains the NFL team name, and the team logo appears on the front of the apron.  Once he straps these on, he'll feel like the team chef.

Lounge-worthy attire for the big NFL game

Football Robe Gift

Sure he is as tough as nails, but even the toughest guys deserve a little comfort.  This NFL Lounge Robe says "I'm a football fan, and I do it in style."

The NFL officially licenses this robe, so you know it's high quality.  The logo patch is embroidered, not a cheap iron-on

This polyester robe is silky-smooth to the touch.  Since spills are inevitable, it is also 100% machine washable and dryer safe.

Give their cave some context with a team helmet replica

Football Helmet Gift

Ok, so maybe they're not ready to suit up in the NFL, but their over-sized bean bag chair doesn't stand a chance when they lay the lumber wearing one of these bad boys!  Tell them to pop it on, strap it up, and look like a pro while they cheer for their favorite team.

These Riddell replica helmets are NFL licensed, sold through the NFL Shop, and feature the same dimensions as the helmets that the real pros wear. Just be sure they don't try to put it on to play ball in the yard.  These beauties are for display purposes only!

Great NFL team rugs make them fans down to their toes

NFL Man Cave Rug Gift

He's at the 40.  He's at the 30. He's at the refrigerator.  They can grab that next beverage and chicken wings in style as they make their way across their home field with these killer NFL team rugs.

These rugs are quite large, measuring over 7 ft x 5 ft.  So they'd look great in just about any room.  The NFL officially licenses these rugs, so you know the quality is on point.

Give their room some flair with a Fathead sticker

Fathead Wall Sticker Gift

What completes a cave better than the gift of a colossal wall sticker? Fathead manufacturers these bold decals.  They are a licensed NFL product made of high-grade vinyl that resists fading and tears.

The great thing about these stickers is that they're thick, almost to the point of looking 3-d.  Also, they're easy to add and remove and will never damage walls.

There's a Fathead for every NFL team, so it one of my favorite sports team gift ideas.  These wall stickers also make cool football gifts for boys in the teenage to the young-adult range.

Football Gifts for Boys in their Teens

When considering gifts for teenage boys, researching sport-themed presents is a logical place to start.  If the pigskin is what your teen boy eats, sleeps and breathes, then you know he'll appreciate football-related gifts.   

Here are some unique football presents for boys aged 13-19.

A personalized football that seals his legacy

NFL Themed Wall Sticker Gift Idea

For the young man who never drops the ball, a football with his name and likeness will prove he's made it to the big-time.  You can place any text or image onto the two custom football panels.

Personalized football gifts are thoughtful and always stand-out.  This football is regulation size and transforming into a one-of-a-kind present is a simple process.  

If you're looking for ideas of what you can have printed on his custom football, here are some suggestions:

  • Full name and number
  • Team name and mascot
  • An action photo
  • School name
  • Awards or championships won
  • A football team photo

Shake, rattle, and roll to the end zone with this classic

Electronic Football Game Gift

The Electric NFL Football Game is an all-time classic with a modern makeover.  You set up plays, flip the switch, then march your team down the field to victory.

Historically, this favorite NFL present has been hard to manage because the player pieces tend to go everywhere when you flip the switch.  But this new design has features that make it easier to control the play.

Their proprietary Invisibase cleat technology ensures the pieces go where you intend.  The PlayAction remote control makes it easy to start and stop the action while also regulating the vibration intensity.

This set also has a companion app that is free to download.  The app keeps score, controls the clock, and allows you to manage all aspects of the game.  Here is a quick demo video.

This football gift hits close to home as I received a similar vibrating table football game in my early teens.  That game is insane.

Health-conscious water bottle technology

If your young man loves football, he must value solid coaching.  Take that to the next level by buying him a personal hydration coach.

The HydraCoach Plus Smart Water Bottle tracks water consumption to ensure your teen stays healthy and hydrated.  Based on their bio-metrics, this smart water bottle calculates their ideal daily water intake.

As he drinks water throughout the day, HydraCoach provides real-time feedback on his liquid consumption and how far he is toward his daily intake goals.  These metrics make it easy to know when he's reached his personalized target.

This water bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and comes with a straw.   The only thing HydraCoach can't do is make him drop and give twenty!

Football Gift Ideas for Kids in Grade-School  

Your favorite little man is getting started in his school years.  Someday soon he will be choosing the best college to launch his pro football career!

Now is the time to get him some presents that show his passion for the game.  Here are some football related gifts for boys in the 6-12 age range.

Personalized jewelry for your budding football star

Personalized Football Necklace Gift

We all know pro footballers craft their signature look.  Why not give your little football star a gift that showcases his unique brand?

This Spotlight Jewels Customized Football Necklace features his name and number on a rubber cord that measures 18".  An included extension chain allows you to adjust the length, if necessary. 

They advertise that the beads on this necklace are indestructible, so it'll stand-up well against abuse.  The pendant is made of cabochon glass.

This necklace is an ideal football-themed Christmas present, as most football seasons are wrapping-up right around the end of December.

Spotlight Jewels offers a sweet 20% discount if you purchase necklaces for an entire football team (10 or more items).  This necklace also makes an excellent gift for a football mom to show her support for her little man!

Build the football field, and they will come

Football Themed Lego Block Present Idea

For boys that love football, and enjoy a challenging puzzle or project, the NFL Full Field building set from OYO Sports is an excellent gift idea.  This present makes for a suitable team project as well, as he can invite friends or family over to participate.

This building set will keep him busy for hours, as it includes 371 individual pieces.  Just like a real football field, it contains color-coded end zones, goal posts, and a scoreboard.  

What football field would be complete without some NFL superstars?  This set features some of the top talents in the NFL:

Your grade school boy is sure to score extra points with his friends with this fun, interactive building set.

Keep his mind on his money with a football bank

Football Bank Gift Idea

Someday he will sign that big contract and outgrow this starter bank.  For now, give him the gift that ensures he keeps his eye on the prize.

This Football Coin Piggy Bank is an excellent way for him to save up for tickets to the big game.  This bank would look great on his dresser or in his mini man cave.  

When he tells you he will play in the NFL, you'll know you can take that to the bank.

Football Gifts for Kids Under Four

By now, mom and dad have exposed him to his first football game.  The little man loved it, and he is now hooked for life!

It's time to start hooking him up with some age-appropriate football gear.  If you're attending a football baby shower, you'll love these ideas.

These are some of the best football gifts for kids younger than four years old.

A bag of sports balls to keep him busy

Plop this bag full of sports goodies in his crib and watch his eyes light up.  This bag is a fabulous gift for any child's sports-themed birthday party (or even a baby shower).

This set comes with a plush football, soccer ball, baseball, and basketball.  So even if your boy decides football won't be his primary sport, you've got him covered.

The 11.5-inch colorful carrying bag is high-quality and machine-washable.   Parents will love this gift as well because the balls can be neatly organized and stowed-away once playtime is over.

Track his growth with this football locker height chart

Monitor your future superstar's progress with this football locker growth chart.  The locker comes filled with all the gear your future athlete needs for the big game.

Use a permanent marker to mark dates or ages on the chart to track your child's growth over the years.  Grommets placed in the four corners make it easy to hang the chart on any wall.  Cleaning the growth chart is a breeze with a damp cloth. 

In addition to being a thoughtful gift, this present also makes a fabulous childhood remembrance.  Roll it up and store it away for safekeeping.  

Smiling ear-to-ear as his head hits the pillow

You always tell kids not to let success go to their heads.  Give him a gift that will leave him giddy when his head hits the pillow.

This personalized football pillowcase is not a cheap, screen-printed design.   These pillows are constructed of dyed fabric, so they will not come apart in the wash.

Have his name printed right under a football on the pillowcase.  When you click the Customize button on the product page, you can select the font, color, and text to add.

This custom pillowcase will make bedtime something to looks forward to every night.

Cuddly Football Related Gifts for Babies

Trying to find the right gift for a baby boy can be a challenge.  With these football present ideas for babies, you can guarantee that he will be a football fan in no time.  

A cuddly bear snuggler for little rookies

The Bearington Snuggler lets him hold on to the ball right in the crib.  This security blanket is soft and plush, providing comfort for your favorite little football fan.

The blanket measures 15" long, making it the perfect size for a newborn baby to cuddle.  Customers rave about this product, giving it stellar reviews.  

Bearington Baby blankets are well known for their exceptional quality.  The premium materials are ultra durable and machine washable.  

This well-made blanket will quickly become your baby boy's most treasured sleep companion.

An engraved football bank gift for a baby boy

Let your baby boy get into the game of savings right away.  This brush nickel football bank will not tarnish and is an ideal gift for a baby shower.

This bank is a little over four inches long, so it is smaller than it looks in pictures.  This small size makes it ideal for coins but not cash.

To give this present a personalized touch, you can specify engraving instructions at the time of purchase.  Add the boy's name and date of birth to create a unique football gift and keepsake they can cherish for years.

Football play mat to practice his touchdown dance

This Bearington Football Play Mat is a plush teddy bear, shaped into a football floor mat.  This mat acts as the perfect tummy time spot and could quickly become his favorite activity spot.

The blanket folds up to take to road trips or road games.  It is soft yet durable and is machine washable.

This mat is approved for ages 0 and up, meaning it's a suitable football gift for baby boys, newborn or otherwise.

Gifts for Boys Who Love Football

The best football gifts for boys can be determined by their age and interest in specific NFL teams.  They are the perfect solution for:

  • Football Christmas presents
  • Football birthday gifts
  • Football Baby Showers
  • Football themed gifts for Valentine's Day

Babies are happy with snuggly football gifts.  Toddlers will appreciate anything they can throw, so soft toy footballs and the like are an easy win.

As kids get older, they become more interested in football gear that reflects their personality.  That's why personalized merchandise is perfect gifts for kids who love football.

Men and young adults generally start to develop an affinity for specific NFL teams, so football team gifts begin to make more sense.  Football fan gifts include clothing and man cave accessories. 

By categorizing these football gift ideas by age group, it should be quite easy to find a unique present that your loved one will enjoy.   If you have other football present ideas you'd like to share, tell me about them in the comments below.

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Brad Perniciaro

Brad is a software developer and has been running successful fantasy football leagues since 1999. When he isn't playing fantasy football, he's writing about fantasy football.

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