The big 3-0 is a true landmark birthday, the last landmark birthday until the big 4-0 in fact! For this reason, 30th birthday presents
are important to get right. They do not have to cost the earth but they should be personal and therefore far more memorable than any Rolex watch or Rayban sunglasses would be. For the football fanatics out there, there are many 30th birthday presents that will be perfect and a talking point for a lot of birthdays to come.
A great way to start to choose and buy truly meaningful 30th birthday presents
for your football obsessed friend is to begin with the team they support. After all, it is no good buying a life-long Gooner a tour round Anfield is it? That would be remembered for all the wrong reasons! However day tours of your friend, colleague of family member's beloved team are readily available and usually include lunch. For a gift that can be enjoyed with their nearest or dearest, there are usually family tours available so that every generation of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United supporter and beyond can celebrate their son, dad or brother's 30th birthday in true style. These tours are not particularly expensive and will give an unforgettable 30th birthday that will be something that stays with them, through the wins, the losses, the draws and the relegations. Oh and the promotions of course!
There are plenty of other ways to help give your footie fan 30th birthday presents that suit any budget. Personalised football shirts have been popular for years, it is easy to get your friend's team strip with their own surname printed on the back. But this will most likely be something a true fan owns already and for far less money you can buy them a personalised football calendar: their name on pictures of footie-related items such as shirts, boots and Man of the Match champagne. This is a gift that is not only unusual and unexpected, it will be useful for the coming year. Something that will be kept for long after that but is in a similar vein is a personalised print of their much-loved team's dressing room, framed. One of the shirts on the wall can have your friend's surname printed on it and this is a great talking-point gift that will be on their wall for the birthdays yet to come. There are many more highly unusual personalised football-related gifts available, from cufflinks to a specially commissioned match commentary that meets your exact specification. These personalised 30th birthday presents
are not too expensive but what the recipient gets out of them cannot be matched by any season ticket.
If you are just buying the sort of 30th birthday presents for a footie fan that are known as 'stocking fillers' around Christmas, perhaps for a colleague or just to add to a larger gift, you can find many ideas for under £10. Just because your friend has turned 30 it does not mean they do not like loads to open. Key-rings, notebooks and wallets are all useful and thoughtful gifts that your friend, family member or colleague will enjoy receiving. You can even get joke presents that are football-related such as barbecue tools or toilet roll that will bring a smile to the face of any football fanatic and still have their uses!
If you love the blues and they love the reds there is no need to be disloyal to your boys, just get a more general gift. The aforementioned toilet paper comes with an England print. This will also divide less of the people who use your friend's loo too, so everybody's happy! You could also buy a book of football quotes or a book of football jokes that can be enjoyed by fans of any team. Even the personalised gifts such as notebooks, key-rings or even chocolate bars do not have to relate to a specific club, they can just be football themed. In a world cup or European championship year these more general gifts are often a great idea as the emphasis is not so much on the league matches but on international games, especially in the summer.
Finally, if you want to give a friend the nearest thing to a place on their favourite team you can buy them a genuine share in the club they support. This is a surprise gift that is also surprisingly inexpensive. They can even go to their club's AGMs and if they cannot be a player or manager this is surely the next best thing.