Soccer gift ideas for the holidays

Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by kennie, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. kennie

    kennie Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    Just a few unusal items my soccer crazed son loves. If you have any ideas please list them..I am at a loss this year

    1. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006 - this is a PC game in which you are the soccer manager not the player. My power hungry son absolutely loves this game.

    2. The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story (Paperback)
    by Paul McGuigan, Paolo Hewitt

    This is the true story of a soccer player on the path of self destruction it was written by a band member of Oasis. Kinda of a hard read but fascinated my 14 yo son.

    3. I am sure we are all buying from this site, but I was hoping to find some more unusual items to put under the tree
  2. VOwithwater

    VOwithwater New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    I give my little relatives a bean bag chair that looks like a big soccer ball he loves it. Kits are nice, keeper stuf even though he is not a keeper, even officials yellow and redcards with case. I told my brother if his son is bad show him the yellow if he is super bad the Red. Soccer balls, shinguards, small goals, etc
  3. anyone have any of the soccer games for xbox?? any you would recommend or not??
  4. EJDad

    EJDad New Member

    Aug 26, 2004
    Pugg ( little collapsable goals labeled with countries in appropriate colors. We have brazil, germany, england, france usa, italy. My kids love them. They play "World Cup" changing goals as they lose. Not too expensive. (@ $50) They come in a case with a mini ball too. A plus is you can pull them out for practice as well.
  5. socafan

    socafan New Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    my sone loves the fifa 05 and is getting fifa 006 for christmas along with X box live so he can compete with others around the world.

    Streetsoccer is okay not as real but he enjoys the difference of play.
  6. Bird1812

    Bird1812 New Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Tell me more about the book. I always like a good read, but there isn't much on it at Amazon.

    BTW, one of the best books on soccer IMO is The Miracle of Castle di Sangro by Joe McGuiness. It too is a true story. Really funny, sometimes quite sad and an eye opening ending (or maybe not for the cynics out there). I wish someone would make this book into a movie!
  7. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    How about "Star-Kick." And your child, like Conor, can be Nationally Ranked.
  8. kennie

    kennie Member

    Mar 4, 2005
    The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story- has several reviews of the book, which talks a bit more of his history. It is amazing how drugs, attitude, and prision can leave you dead at the age of 36. I see in the States it is rather hard to find now. I bought it last year as a gift for my son. If anyone would like to borrow, shoot me a PM. I am going to look for the book you mentioned. Sounds like a great read for my son. Thanks
  9. socafan

    socafan New Member

    Oct 13, 2005
  10. Beech

    Beech Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Kansas City
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hello Doug, and welcome to BigSoccer.:D
  11. melbrown

    melbrown New Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    WC tickets would work for me. Airfare included would be a nice touch if you're feeling especially generous.

    On a more serious note, how about a gift subscription to a magazine? Gift certificate to soccer store for gear that he can choose himself? Some sessions with a trainer, if he doesn't get that type of training already?
  12. do they make the fifa 06 for xbox or just xbox 360?
  13. dorset

    dorset New Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    My 12 year old son just read a new novel called Keeper by Mal Peet. The writer is from England but the book is set in Amazon/Brazil. My son loved it.
  14. VOwithwater

    VOwithwater New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Someone is working on WC tickets for me from Addidas.
  15. socafan

    socafan New Member

    Oct 13, 2005

    FOR THE OLD X BOX CON'T AFFORD TO BUY THE 360. anyway I feel sure there will be something better in the near future.
  16. Montana_Soccer

    Montana_Soccer New Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Missoula, MT
    Which will be just as expensive...if not more.

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