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All I want for Christmas is...

'Play With A Legend' with Dion Dublin and Perry Groves, courtesy of Chillisauce and 10 Yetis
Published: 5 Dec 2014

It's that time of the year again. Your loved ones are dying for an original Christmas gift. No, no more socks, please! The Sports Gazette comes to your rescue with handy Christmas gift ideas for sports fans and enthusiasts.

Given in no particular order, our top Christmas 2014 sporting gifts go to...

The "dream come true" one

Have you ever wanted to play football alongside your childhood stars? Now it is possible thanks to Play With A Legend, a initiative originally aimed at stag dos.

You select from the likes of Manchester United's Champions League winner Teddy Sheringham, Arsenal stars Paul Merson and Ray Parlour and Southampton’s scoring machine Matt le Tissier.

You then get to hit the local pub for a pint with your legends, all part of the package organised by event management company, Chillisauce, who even managed to get Perry Groves and Dion Dublin (pictured) for a curry. So can you from £60. Click to find out more and order.

The "three is better than one" bargain

The match tickets, fuel, parking cost, the programme, drinks and these extortionately expensive pies at the kiosk! Going to see your favourite club is an expensive treat in this country, and can cost you hundreds of pounds.

Speaking about pies, it’s time to watch the games like a boss. With individual Pukka Pies sold at Asda from £1.50 only, you can load up to three for the price of one £4.50 pie at Kidderminster. What’s better than this juicy hot steak and kidney pie in front of the TV in the comfort of your home? Pukka Pies at Asda from £1.50.

The "on the edge of your seat" one

Sitting tightly? How about expanding your viewing experience even further with an original Wembley stadium chair signed by World Cup 1966 final heroes Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters? For only £239.99 it could be yours and then you'll never want  to leave your front room. This incredible one-only-left bargain is now on ebay for £239.99.

The "ladies corner"

Calendars are a great way to keep yourself organised and to sort your life out. Ladies, you will definitely make sure you use this one often - the very best of Rugby’s finest 2015 official hunks calendar.

I doubt your boyfriend will get it for you , but it’s only £6.29 on Amazon, so why not just buy it for yourself?

The kids are alright (if you get them this)

Keep the little ones active this Christmas and if it’s not too frosty or snowy this may even work. Oh and it also gets them away from the television and Xbox for a change. The All Terrain Kart (or ATK) is a modern take on soapbox go-karting, starting from £99.99 and guarantees to connect the youngsters to family and friends rather than to their favourite console.

The "patriotic one"

Make the queen proud by showing real patriotism and getting your woman this fitted Union Jack full-body swimsuit for only £20 (plus £4.46 delivery). It is especially useful for occasions such as the Christmas after-meal swim.

The "not what you think one"

How do you stop unwanted chaffing around the groin? No, it's not what you think, but ‘Below the Belt Grooming’ has the answer a special sports lubricant suitable for cyclists, runners, mountain climbers and gym fanatics for only £7.95.

The "vintage tea time one"

Ahhh, time for a cuppa! Make it count with this exciting set of four ceramic coasters featuring a different football matchday programme each. ‘Me and My Sport’ sell these coasters via notonthehighstreet.com for £25 and offer designs for six Premiership clubs as well as the 1966 World Cup. Now please put the kettle on love.

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