Christmas Gift Guide

TO GO WITH AFP STORY Indonesia-Christmas

It’s now just under a week until Christmas Day and if you’re anything like us here at there’s still plenty of shopping to be done (and very little time to do it!)

But do not fear – we’ve got an extensive Christmas gift guide for those sporting fashionistas out there.

Brought to you in an entirely unnecessary children’s game themed format…

Merry Crimbo one and all!


We thought we’d start from the top and work our way down (ish).

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It’s bloody cold outside so you need to keep that head warm. And there’s nothing better than donning a Barts Lumberjack Kamikaze hat (£34.99 – looking like Kyle from South Park has never been so cool.

Giro reverb helmet

Alternatively those keen cyclists amongst you will always need to wear a helmet (although wearing one over the Kamikaze hat probably isn’t the best idea). This crimbo, look no further than this super-sleek retro Giro Reverb helmet (£49.99 – an anti-helmet for all those that set the trends and know that true style isn’t always looking forwards, but rather sometimes back!


So that’s your head sorted, but what about the main core of your body…


Over the festive period you will no doubt eat far too much food and need to run it all off in the New Year. With the nights being both dark and cold currently, the Nike Element Shield Max Running Jacket (£130 has strategically placed stretch panels with a DWR (durable, water-repellent finish) which offer lightweight wind- and water-resistance to help keep you dry in wet weather.

Starter Hoody

Then, when you get in from that run, you can chill in your Starter Black Label (£70 hoody with a warm cup of mulled wine/(something a bit more healthy) all snug and cosy!


When you can finally muster the energy to leave the house, you want to look the part. Something which can be achieved with consummate ease in this Puffa Marco Gilet (£65

Canterbury - England 1871 Rugby Shirt, limited edition - £100

Need a smart top to wear underneath? Why not don this limited edition Canterbury ‘1871’ rugby shirt (£100 for that preppy look.


But if you’re feeling a bit flush, why not go all out and splash the cash on this beautiful Nobis Rankin (£1254 military parka jacket made with premium Canadian White Duck Down for ultimate warmth.


Lastly, you’ll need somewhere to store all these amazing goodies, so why not hide them away in this Padded Pak’r Camo Eastpak backback (£45


Leaving your house in just your boxers is never a good look, so here’s a couple of ideas for what you should cover your legs with this Christmas.

Pearl Izumi Cycling Tights

If you’re out on a bike, these Pearl Izumi Amfib Cycling Tights (£119.99 will keep you warm in those harsh conditions mainly because the the tried and true AmFIB fabric delivers wind and water protection while providing warmth and dynamic range of motion in one laminated layer.


Starter bottoms

But if your idea of warm is on the sofa, you’ll need the Starter Black Label tracksuit bottoms (£60 to match the hoody to finish off that casual look. Tidy.

(and Toes)

We can’t let you leave the house bare foot now can we?!

Christmas is always a busy time for the football season. And two players have yet again dominated the goalscoring headlines this season.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to bag for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, so why not try (TRY being the operative word) and follow in their footballing footsteps…

adizero F50

Messi’s adidas f50 adizero football boots (£160 is all about precision engineering with every aspect of the boot design based around making the wearer as fast as possible on the football pitch.

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Whilst the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII CR (£160 is 25% lighter than its predecessor and delivers ground-gripping traction and a supportive fit for the quick moves and speed the game demands.


Usain Bolt Faas 200 Lightweight Running Shoe

If walking around the streets in a pair of football boots isn’t your thing (we can’t thing why it wouldn’t be) then why not try these PUMA Usain Bolt Faas 200 Lightweight running shoes (£65 might go better with a pair of jeans. Naturally you can go running in them too! Please note, they do not make you run as fast as Bolt himself does…

Hopefully that is enough ideas for you folks.

A very Merry Christmas to you all, from everyone here at HQ…

Happy shopping!!!

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