So here it is, Merry Christmas. Everybody’s having fun… except those last-minute shoppers who still have it all to do.

And, with seven days to go (or less, depending on when you are reading this), time is running out to get those stockings filled and ready for the big day.

But fear not, we’ve got you covered here (sort of) with some cracking gift ideas that are guaranteed to go down well with your sports-mad loved ones on Christmas Day.

From the must-have football boots in 2019 to the latest games and brilliant books, feast your eyes on some late gift inspiration.

It's nearly Christmas - and they're even ready for it at Old Trafford!

BOOTS… AND ALL

Still looking for that perfect gift for a loved one, or for yourself? The good folk at Pro:Direct Soccer know a thing or two about football boots and here, they run through the most wanted in 2019...

Lotto Stadio Made In Italy FG
£200

An absolute classic that keeps getting better with age. The Lotto Stadio football boot has a big, retro tongue and a sumptuous all-leather upper for no-nonsense control that changes games. The perfect present for the purist.

The Lotto Stadio Made in Italy... simply lovely
The absolute classic boot keeps getting better with age

Nike Tech Craft Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite Leather FG
£150

The best of both worlds. The Tech Craft Mercurial Vapor XIII takes all the innovations that Nike have perfected on these boots over the last decade and elevated them to new levels thanks to that thin and lightweight leather upper.

adidas Predator 19.3 Laceless FG - Core Black/Gold
£65

This is a good deal. Laceless lockdown that looks super classy for just £65? These will fly.

adidas X 19+ FG - Legacy Green/Solar Orange/Chalk
£185

A camouflage killer that’s worn by some of the best players on the planet. We rate the X19+ because it just looks so lethal. Now reduced in price, the X19+ is built for speed so move fast to avoid missing out.

The adidas X 19+ is sported by some of the biggest name footballers on the planet - including Gareth Bale

Puma Future 5.1 Netfit FG/AG - Luminous Blue/Black/Pink Alert
£180

Brash, bold and bright blue. The Future 5.1 makes a real statement on the pitch for the vibrant attacking players. The Future is full of game-changing tech but let’s be honest, we’re all here for that mad upper.

FITNESS

adidas Ultraboost 20
£160

The three stripes brand have re-charged their popular Ultraboost with some gravity defying inspiration from the International Space Station U.S. National Lab, with whom they have entered a new partnership to send their boost technology to astronauts for ‘rigorous testing’ of future products. Sounds like a case of watch this space… (the trainers are quite nice though)

Nike Air Zoom SuperRep
£104.95

Don’t worry, you can still get stuck into the Christmas pudding. This new innovative shoe is built specifically for high-intensity classes… so perfect for those January boot camp classes!

Crush it at boot camp in the new Nike SuperRep shoes

GAMES

FIFA 20
£48

Available Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and whatever else you can download stuff onto these days, the popular EA Sports football game is the biggest selling sports game of the decade. And it’s been updated with the FUTMAS pack in time for the festive season for those playing FIFA Ultimate Team.

Channel your inner Virgil van Dijk and boss the virtual world of football on FIFA 20

WWE 2K20
£25

Burn it down (that's a Seth Rollins reference, in case you're wondering) and be the man (that's a Becky Lynch ref... oh, you get it) with 2K's latest installment of their impressive WWE video game.

NBA 2K20
£29.99

Shoot some virtual hoops and boss the courts like LeBron James - and at a decent price.

BOOKS

Ben Stokes - On Fire
£13.40

Mirror’s very own columnist- and newly-crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Ben Stokes tells all in this superb autobiography.

Ben Stokes' On Fire book is on sale now

Tyson Fury - Behind the Mask
£10

A huge 2020 awaits the brilliant boxing heavyweight. Brush up on his story ahead of his big WBC world title rematch in February against Deontay Wilder .

FOR KIDS

MiniMaster Football Game

Remember Subbuteo? Well, instead of Fantasy Football and video games, you can put your skills to the test this Christmas with a ‘real action’ football game everyone can play together. It features three different games: Penalty shoot-out, Free-Kicks and Crossbar Challenge. And you can even paint it in your team’s colours. Find out more details, here .

A modern take on the classic Subbuteo

adidas Uniforia EURO2020 League
£27

Ready to take the centre stage at Euro 2020, this bright and bold ball comes with a decorative box, making it the perfect present for any young baller. As well as looking amazing, this ball does the business on pitch and comes with the FIFA quality stamp.

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GADGETS

PLAYR Football GPS Tracker: Pod + Vest + App
£135

Give the tools to help them take their game to the next level. The PLAYR Football GPS Tracker pod, vest and app measures on-pitch performance and helps suggest training routines to up stamina, speed and agility.

Beats by Dre, Solo Pro
£269.95

The go-to headphones for footballers like Harry Kane and Mesut Ozil before big games - and Anthony Joshua too!

CHOCOLATE

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Football Premier League Edition
£5

The perfect stocking filler for hungry football fans

Available in most good supermarkets (and probably some not-so good ones too), this might just be the perfect stocking filler for any chocoholic football-mad fans in your family.