The Holiday season is upon us once again and with Christmas just around the corner, trying to think up some killer last minute gift ideas for your loved ones is never easy. But don’t fear – World Rugby Shop is here with 10 can’t miss Christmas gift ideas for the rugby fan in your life. From jerseys to off-field gear, to all the stuff you’ll need to play, train and watch rugby this winter, we’ve got you sorted.
And if you’re a rugby fan yourself and you’re looking for a bit of inspiration about what you can ask your nearest and dearest to get you come December 25th, then this is a great start point for you too – just try to by subtle about it when you send this link on as a hint for them!
With the Holiday season nearly over, that means that a new year is just around the corner, and for rugby fans from the Southern Hemisphere, that can only mean one thing – Super Rugby!
The Southern Hemisphere’s premier cross-border club competition is one of the most exciting and highly skilled rugby tournaments on the planet, and what better way to celebrate the new season than picking up your rugby fan one of the brand new Adidas 2018 Super Rugby shirts – from the reigning champion Crusaders to the all-action Blues to the Maori-inspired Chiefs, you’ll find some of the coolest new designs in the rugby world here.
It’s not just Super Rugby that rugby fans will be getting excited about in the New Year, however – up in the Northern Hemisphere, the biggest rugby competition on the planet, the Six Nations, will kick off in February, reigniting international rugby rivalries that date back all the way back to the birth of the game.
If you or the rugby fan in your life wants to show their support for their Six Nations team, then what better way to do it that with a Gilbert replica ball identical to the one the pros will be playing with? Whether it’s England, France, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, each ball sports the national crest of the team in question, and the logo of Gilbert – rugby’s most famous and respect ball maker.
When you’re watching rugby in the winter, it can get pretty chilly at the best of times, so you’ll need to keep yourself warm if you want to enjoy the experience without shivering so much you miss half the action, but you still want to look the part while you’re doing it.
And that’s where this hoody from Adidas’ awesome new USA Rugby off-field range comes into play. With it’s striking contrasting sleeves and hand-warming cuffs, plus the Eagles’ crest proudly displayed on the chest, it’ll keep you snug on the terraces, and looking cool with it.
Another essential for enjoying watching rugby in the stadium or at home, you have to have a scarf that shows off your allegiance to your favourite team, and this new seasons Canterbury scarf is perfect for the England fan in your life.
With its striking modern colour palette and prominent ‘ENGLAND’ motif across the length, it’s perfect for keeping you warm and for raising above your head in celebration. And if you’re not an England fan, World Rugby Shop also offers an identical Canterbury scarf for Ireland!
The release of a brand new Star Wars film is one of the biggest events of the whole holiday season, so what better gift for your rugby obsessive than a t-shirt that brings together Star Wars, rugby AND retro video games?!
This ridiculously cool shirt from Adidas depicts some of the classic Star Wars characters in classic 8-bit form, set out like a rugby team on the pitch – so we’ve got Darth Vader the rock solid Number 8, Luke Skywalker the mercurial fly-half and more! Truly the coolest rugby/Star Wars crossover you’ll see this holiday season!
If you’re doing more than just watching rugby this winter, you’re going to need the right gear to make sure that you’re performing at your very best, and the right pair of rugby boots is the perfect place to start.
With wet, soft ground beneath your feet, you’ll want to ditch the small studs and blades of warm weather boots, and pick yourself up some cleats that have nice long studs and good support so you won’t loose your footing when the going gets muddy out there. These new Celera V3 boots from Gilbert are a perfect, classic place to start.
7. Ireland Rugby Canterbury 2017/18 Beanie
Whether its a cold winter’s evening training session, or a chilly Saturday afternoon at the stadium, there’s one thing that both fans and players have in common, and that’s the need to keep your head warm.
And this officially licensed 2018 Ireland beanie from Canterbury is a stylish way to do just that while also showing off your fan loyalty – it’s what the players will be wearing in training this winter, and your rugby fan could be doing likewise!
Whether you’re taking your training indoors or just relaxing at home, everyone needs some casual rugby gear to relax in, and the brand new Adidas Super Rugby 2018 training singlets are a perfect way to do either while also giving everyone two tickets to the gun show.
These 2018 singlets are the same as the likes of Beauden Barrett, Keiran Reed and Sonny Bill Williams will be wearing to train this season, and are available for the Chiefs, Crusaders, Hurricanes, Blues and Highlanders.
There comes a time in the cold winter months when even the most hardy and determined rugby player has to admit that the weather is too bad to go and train in – but that doesn’t mean your rugby playing loved one has to stop working on their skills.
With this innovative Gilbert Rebounder ball, all you need is a wall or hard flat surface and you can work on honing your passing technique by yourself for as long as you like – just don’t forget to spend some time with your family first!
Finally, what more perfect gift to get for the Eagles fan in your life than the brand spanking new USA Rugby 2017/18 home jersey from Adidas? If your rugby fan loved one is an Eagles supporter, there’s nothing better than getting them kitted out in the latest stash.
The brand new USA Rugby home shirt features a stunning graphic on the body of the shirt is inspired by the feathers of an eagle, and with it under the tree, they’ll be suiting up like an Eagle as they support the team in 2018!