Knowing a football fan is a blessing, as there are tonnes of gift options related to the sport – yet when there is so much out there, trawling through the internet for the perfect present can feel like a sport in itself.
It has been quite a year for Arsenal fans; making it to the semi-finals of the Europa League, seeing youngster Bukayo Saka take the Euros by storm for England, and even demonstrating the gift of giving in welcoming back club favourite Jack Wilshere to help kickstart his career again. So when it comes to giving real gifts to Arsenal fans, the standards are quite high.
There are retro inspired football shirts, light-up hats and jumpers to bring festive joy and even teeny tiny baby football kits. So, whether you’re looking for a Christmas present for your dad, a birthday gift for your son or daughter, or maybe even a treat for yourself, here are the 27 best gifts currently available for Arsenal fans.
What do you get for the person who has everything? This limited edition Arsenal FC gift bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate is the perfect gift for fans of any age with a sweet tooth. The classic Cadbury’s purple wrapper has been swapped for a bold red and printed with lyrics of songs like “she wore a yellow ribbon” and the Arsenal logo, so there’s no mistaking who this is for.
When it comes to Christmas gifts, you can’t go wrong with a good old fashioned mug. Perfect for all lovers of tea, coffee and hot chocolate these gifts are a way of expressing your love, your pride or your fan status in a useful way that will bring a smile to their face all year round.
These incredible Arsenal custom beer mats are the brainchild of twin brothers at Boot and Ball. With graphically sophisticated retro designs, fans have their favourite players and Arsenal moments commemorated in traditional beer mat form. They are so aesthetically pleasing that they feel like they should be framed on the wall rather than just used as a coaster.
This adorable bib makes a fantastic gift for any newborn or toddler who will one day be attending Emirates Stadium to cheer Arsenal on – or even better when their parents support Chelsea or Tottenham, it’s sure to raise a knowing smile and start a conversation.
Arsenal fans will love this metal Emirates stadium street sign that can be easily affixed to a wall. It’s a big step up from a blue-tac cornered poster in maturity and a cool way of showing appreciation for your football club.
This official Arsenal wall calendar for 2022 is perfect for those who like staying organised, or perhaps for somebody you think might need extra hints to remember special occasions? The calendar itself is A3 poster-sized so will make a nice addition to their wall, plus each month features high-quality photographs of the top players.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s recently published debut novel is aimed at 9-14 year olds who love football. This book is inspired by Ian Wright’s own experiences as a teenager growing up in London with a difficult homelife with dreams of being a professional footballer. The novel, co-written with acclaimed poet Musa Okwonga, aims to inspire teenagers to follow their dreams.
Or, go classic and be the one to introduce a teenager to Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby. This is a personal memoir that takes you on a rollercoaster ride of all the highs and lows of being an Arsenal fan. The book is a modern classic for a reason and captures that unique magic of falling in love with a team as a child.
The latest craze in fidget toys is pop-its, which replicate that ultra-satisfying feeling of popping bubble wrap, and the dimples push right back to the other side to start again. They’re great for kids who need a little extra help focusing, and these Push-Itz have the classic Arsenal logo printed on them. Trust us on this one, the little ones in your life will thank you for it.
This bucket hat shares the same zigzag graphic design as this season’s third kit which went viral online. It can be worn with the third shirt for a total retro Arsenal statement or with a warm coat when it gets too cold to wear a football shirt.
This joke mug is the perfect present for an Arsenal fan with a sense of humour. At just over £10, it would fit most workplace Secret Santa budgets and is sure to get a laugh when opened.
Arsenal fans of a certain generation will really appreciate this book by Eddie Symes who started going to Highbury in 1957 as an eight year old boy. It’s chockfull of personal memories, colourful characters and tales of following “The Arsenal” over land and sea but mostly at home from the North Bank.
These ceramic stoneware egg cups make having a hearty breakfast on match day an eggcellent choice. They have been dipped in traditional Arsenal red and yellow, have a cool paint-splattered design and make a great and useful gift for any age.
This Arsenal metal water bottle is perfect for those who are eco-conscious. We as a society are using less single-use plastic, and a great way to do that is by investing in a reusable water bottle. The metal keeps your water super cold all day and this one has a cool paint splatter design as well as the Arsenal crest.
This bobble hat has flashing LED lights built in that will brighten up the Arsenal terraces or evening walks just the same. A great gift for those who love feeling extra festive and showing their club pride.
This Arsenal FC BRXLZ Gunnersaurus is a lovely gift for those who like to display quirky merchandise in their house. Kids and adults alike will have fun assembling all the brick pieces to make up a mini pixelated version of the iconic club mascot, Gunnersaurus, who is wearing the Arsenal kit with pride.
Know someone who hates touching things like elevator buttons or punching in their pin at ATMs? These nifty “no-touch” keyrings are designed to do all the nasty work for you, so you can press the button at traffic lights without having to immediately whack out the hand gel. They’re covered in Arsenal branding, though you just might want to keep one for yourself.
This shoebag is the perfect for football players who need to transport their muddy football boots to and from training. It would also work for people who travel a lot and need a clean and separate space to put their shoes in their bag.
If you’d like to buy an Arsenal fan a piece of clothing, a football scarf is a great, one-size-fits-all accessory. Perfect for keeping warm on chilly match days whether watched at home with a cup of tea, at the pub with a pint or finally back at the football ground with a pie.
This epic graphic shirt designed by Adidas for Arsenal’s third kit has been making waves online. It is 1990s inspired and is a shirt that will be remembered for seasons to come, so makes an excellent investment or gift to give.
This makes a really thoughtful and unique gift for those who really appreciate the glory days of Arsenal’s unbeaten season that created The Invincibles. The commemorative pin badges are presented in a gorgeous magnetic close box which has gold embossed club facts stats on the club’s best season ever.
This BRXLZ mini version of the Emirates stadium will keep Arsenal fans young and old occupied for hours fitting together all the puzzle pieces. There are approximately 3486 pieces included which when put together create a lovely and quirky Arsenal memento.
This Arsenal themed festive knitted jumper actually lights up to show the crowd spreading cheer. As gaudy Christmas jumpers go, this one is actually quite stylish. Plus they make a junior festive jumper which is great if you’d like to coordinate.
Admit it, there’s something so adorably cute about seeing a baby in a football kit. Be the first to gift your niece, nephew or grandchild their very first Arsenal kit. The fabric in the kit is Aeroready which wicks moisture, just in case the little one gets the call-up.
Marshalling a parkrun or walking the dogs on a freezing December morning? Not a problem. This super warm down Adidas puffer jacket is a dream for those who have to brave wet and windy conditions and the large zipped pockets are perfect for keeping hands toasty.
Relive Arsenal’s centenary year and the glory days before the inception of the Premier League, with this 1985 replica retro shirt from Score Draw. It was an iconic shirt worn by club legends Martin Keown, David “Rocky” Rocastle and Tony Adams. A perfect gift for those who love nostalgia and retro fashion.
This A3 sized book is filled with full-colour newspaper pages heralding Arsenal’s most iconic moments dating over 100 years. It makes for a really thoughtful gift that can be personalised with a nice label on the inside page at a later date.