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15 Cool Football Gifts for Boys (Present Ideas for Every Age Group)

When researching gifts for your favorite football fans, you don't want to give them the same old stuff.  To that end, I have put together a list of unique and age-appropriate football gifts for boys.

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

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 save?  The trick is outfitting it right.  The hard part is finding gifts that are both unique and fit his love of football.  

Well, look no further.  These NFL gifts for men and young adults are perfect for a fan who loves to show his support for the home team.

These are gifts your NFL fan will cherish for years to come.  They'd also make a cool football present for your 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

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

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

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."

This robe is officially licensed by the NFL, 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

NFL Replica Helmet Eagles

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

Man Cave Rug

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 greatNFL 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?  These decals are manufactured by Fathead, 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 makes a cool gift for any football fan.  These wall stickers also make good football gifts for boys in the teenage to the young-adult range.

Football Themed Gifts for Teenage Boys

If the pigskin is what your teen boy eats, sleeps and breathes, you know he'll enjoy football-themed gifts.  Here are some unique football gifts for boys aged 13-19.

A personalized football that seals his legacy

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.

This is a full size, regulation football that you can transform into a one-of-a-kind present, a personalized football gift he can keep forever.

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

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

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

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 game has been hard to manage because the player pieces tend to go everywhere once the power is flipped.  But this new design has features that make it easier to control the play.

New Invisibase cleat technology ensures the pieces go where you intend.  The PlayAction remote control makes it easy start and stop action while also governing 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.

Health-conscious water bottle technology

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

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

As he drinks water throughout the day, HydraCoach provides real-time feedback on how much he's consumed and how far he is toward his daily intake goals.  This makes it easy to know when he's reached his personalized target.

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

Football Gifts for Grade-School Boys

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, right?

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

Personalized jewelry for your budding football star

We all know pro footballers craft their signature look.  Why not give your little football star a gift that showcases his own 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 makes a great 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

For boys that love football, and enjoy a challenging puzzle or project, the NFL Full Field building set from OYO Sports is an awesome gift idea.  This present makes a nice team project as well, so 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 talent 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

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.

Boys Football Gifts for Toddlers

By now, mom and dad have exposed him 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.  Here are some football-related gifts for boys in the toddler stage.

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 that will be added.

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

Safe and Cuddly Football Gifts for Baby Boys

Trying to find the right gift for a baby boy can be a challenge.  With these gift ideas, 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 gift 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 keepsake.

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.

About the author

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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