If you are panicking over leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, then have no fear, as Balls.ie have you covered.
If you're shopping for a football fan that is.
Here are three Christmas gift ideas that the footy fan in your life will actually like.
Have you ever wondered why professional footballers so often have tape about half way up each calf? It's because they've cut the foot off of their club socks and replaced them with Trusox.
Trusox are specifically designed to hug the football boot and stop your foot from slipping around inside the boot. It may sound like a trivial problem, but anyone who has played on an artificial surface will know how frustrating slippy football socks can be. It doesn't matter whether they play semi-professionally or just have a kick about at the astro once a week, anyone who plays the game can benefit from a pair of these socks.
€29.99 from Trusox.ie
'Score Draw' Retro Jerseys
If the football fan in your life supports one of the major English clubs, you can impress him or her with a retro jersey that they are sure to love. Not everybody likes the idea of wearing replica jerseys, but for some reason it is more acceptable to wear a retro jersey at the pub or wherever, because it's retro.
These jerseys are well made, they look fantastic, and they come packed full of nostalgia. A great gift for that hard to buy for Leeds United fan.
€20-35 from SportsDirect.
Give the gift of childhood to the football fan you know, and watch them slowly drift off into a nostalgia induced coma. I shouldn't really need to tell anyone what Subbuteo is, but if you missed out, it's a turn-based football game with little men who you flick at the ball. It sounds silly, but it is actually the greatest thing ever.
Chances are whoever you know who likes football loved this game, and if they didn't after a few Christmas drinks they will no doubt absolutely love it.
€39.99 from Smyths.