10 of the best British gift ideas for rugby fans
PUBLISHED: 14:27 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:04 02 November 2015
From personalised rugby balls and quirky gifts to rugby shirts, get ready for the world's best rugby tournament with perfect presents for sport lovers
Look back to the games of the past with a smart minimalist photo of a vintage leather rugby ball. Online gallery The Big Picture Lounge take their favourite things - some of them design icons, others simply objects they love - and turn them into the big, bold and beautiful prints.
Personalised rugby ball
If you’ve ever struggled to find quirky gift for a patriotic rugby lover, look no further. The hand-stitched rugby ball from Name your Ball is designed with the flag of St George wrapped around the ball and the name of your choice printed upon both sides in a large bold font - fantastic as the centrepiece of a sports fan’s room, but equally good to be played with.
The rugby shirt
A wardrobe staple for many, the rugby shirt is known for its versatility as much comfort. This traditionally styled grey option by distinctive British clothing brand Anthony Brown has a white collar, crest and coloured embroidered monogram.
Keep spectators warm
Rugby mums can keep hands cosy on the touchline with these blue Dash Mittens from Giannina Capitani. Knitted in Hackney from 100% lambswool they’re guaranteed to keep out the cold, so whether you’re at the local playing field or Twickenham Stadium, you can concentrate on cheering on the team.
Applique sports quilt
With its traditional navy base and classic check edging, this hand-appliqued cotton quilt from Babyface Designs brings the fun of football and rugby into your kid’s bedroom.
Personalised wall art
Brighten up a child’s bedroom with a personalised rugby print. The design uses a single name to create an eye-catching piece. Pepper Doodles can use any colour scheme you prefer – so you can choose the colours to support your local team or opt for one of the six nations.
Name your ball
Ideal for players and fans alike, a personalised rugby ball is a unique option for the sports fans who seem to have everything. The name or word of your choice if printed onto a full size 5 training quality ball.
International rugby print
Bring the game inside with this colourful, modern illustration. The giclée print from Central Saint Martins alumni Nancy and Jasper Allen Features rugby players wearing the flags of the 20 teams that have qualified for the 2015 tournament.
Your own book
Love a good sports quiz? Become an authority on all things rugby with a personalised book that charts the history, facts and figures for every day – the book includes Rugby Union’s great matches, the wonderful tries, the legendary characters and the downright bizarre.
Timekeeping for rugby gents
Ensure you never miss a game with this handsome pocket watch – the rugby-inspired pewter front opens to reveal the quartz battery powered timepiece.
What would be your perfect rugby gift? Let us know in the comments below.