Perfect match

These gifts are sure to be winners with the sports fan in your life


Retro football shirts

If you know someone who likes their football jerseys but doesn’t like the garish sponsors’ logos that now appear on what seems like every item of football gear, then worry not because Copa90 has you covered. The football hipster website can be taken or left at times but its jerseys are excellent, with the current range taking in everything from Ipswich Town in 1981-82 to George Best’s LA Aztecs jersey from 1977-78.

Football Ladybird Book

The classic Story of Football has been reproduced and is the perfect gift for a football-mad child to give them the history of the game in classic Ladybird style, complete with illustrations. Books can also be personalised on the front cover and are priced at €15.

Strip Race Day Personal Care Kit

Long-distance running is becoming increasingly popular these days but can, at times, be far from glamorous. Getting changed in your car on a rainy day before or after your race can be quite the hassle but this handy kit will make it much easier – with anti-chafing cream, post-race wash, sun cream and much more included in a handy carry bag for €40.

PuttOUT training aid

As any golfer will know, putting can be the most infuriating part of the game but it’s also the part that is easiest to practise – all you need is your carpet and some golf balls. And now it’s even easier with PuttOUT. This new training aid has already won a host of awards. It returns the ball to you at the same distance it would have gone past the hole and, if the ball stays in the aid itself, you’ve hit a perfect putt. Available for €22.99 at PuttOUT Golf.