Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about the gifts you’ll be giving to friends and family at this festive time of year.
When it comes to giving gifts, it can be really tough to make something stand out. With time ticking away, it’s best to plan ahead to make this the best Christmas it can be.
Any football fan would relish the opportunity to go and see their favourite teams play in real life, so football tickets are a great present option for this kind of person.
Despite this, simply handing over a ticket isn’t all that exciting. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but sometimes it’s nice to spruce things up with a little added flavour. There are various different tickets available. Some may want to enjoy a Saturday with Premier League tickets whereas others may prefer a cold Tuesday night watching Europe's elite clubs playing with Champions League tickets.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the creative ways you can give football tickets for Christmas. To make things extra special, it’s always important to go that extra mile.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at some exciting gift-giving ideas that will leave a lasting impression.
A unique way to give someone football tickets would be through a custom advent calendar. You could include treats that contain clues leading up to Christmas Day, and on the day itself, the final box could contain the tickets.
By doing this you can prolong the excitement of the gift and create a narrative around it. By the time your chosen recipient gets the tickets, it will feel so much more special.
Everyone loves balloons right? A cool way to surprise someone with football tickets could be by putting them inside a balloon.
There are a number of ways you could present this. For example, you could set up a little game that involves throwing darts to pop balloons with various prizes inside, including the tickets you have purchased.
Just make sure you don’t set this game up outside. The last thing you want is to accidentally release the tickets into the sky.
If you’re in the mood for a project, perhaps send your recipient on a treasure hunt for the prized tickets. Provided your friend is an adventurous sort of person, this sort of thing would be just what they need.
The treasure hunt is an exciting way to present gifts. It could involve drawing up a map yourself leading to various clues hidden around the location, or it could simply lead straight to the gift itself if you have a larger space to set up within.
But you definitely don’t need a huge amount of space for a treasure hunt, just several spots of interest for the gift receiver to uncover. Once they have finally reached the gift itself, it will seem much more worthwhile.
This is a thoughtful way to increase the joy of receiving this kind of present.
The phrase “hiding in plain sight” comes to mind with this particular idea. If you have purchased your football tickets in advance, a fun idea is to place them within a small box and use it as a Christmas tree decoration.
To make things even more relevant, consider making the decoration in question correspond to the football teams playing colours.
If the person you are giving the gift to lives with you, they will surely kick themselves upon discovering that these tickets have been right in front of them all along.
If you’re planning on getting other gifts centred around the football club you’ve purchased tickets to see, then it could be worth combining the tickets with this present.
For example, a football shirt would go well with tickets. Wrapping them up together adds an element of surprise and is a brilliant way to include a small item such as a ticket in a larger package.
They won’t expect to receive tickets at that point and this will make the experience better all around. And if you do choose to combine the tickets with a football shirt, you’ve already provided the recipient with their matchday outfit?
Expanding on the last idea, you could include several football-related gifts in one special gift basket.
This could include memorabilia from throughout the years, books by ex-players, various trinkets, and collector's items. All of these things can go a long way in making Christmas feel extra special and will show your chosen recipient just how much they mean to you.
This one could take slightly more effort, but is a really cool way to tell someone about their tickets.
By using simple video editing software, you could put together a selection of clips from throughout the football club's history.
Include emotional moments and unforgettable nights out on the football pitch to remind them exactly why they love the club and would want to see them play in real life.
The way you choose to reveal that you have purchased tickets is up to you. Whether you simply end the video with a message revealing the location of the tickets or show footage of you unveiling them, it’s always going to go down well.
The suspense and anticipation that a video message can stir up will provide your friend or family member with a memory they’ll never forget. Every time they think of this particular football match, the gift you gave them will spring into their memory.
Last but not least, you could make a short quiz that leads them to find out about the football tickets. A really cool way to reveal this would be by having the first letter of each answer spell out the message you’d like to relay to them.
The prize at the end of the quiz would, of course, be the tickets. Everyone’s a winner.