Top Five: Father’s Day gifts for £20 or less

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Father’s Day but are working within strict Financial Fair Play rules, the National Football Museum Shop may have the answer. Order online by Tuesday 11 June for guaranteed delivery ahead of kick-off, or if you’re in Manchester, make a mad deadline day dash to Cathedral Gardens, any time between 10am and 5pm.

1. Euro 2024 keyring, £18.50

Did you know that Father’s Day coincides with England’s first game of Euro 2024? If you’re feeling wildly optimistic, you could get ahead of the game and order the perfect tournament memento: a miniature replica of the tournament trophy in miniature form. It’s just 10cm in height but feels reassuringly weighty in the hand, ensuring that you won’t lose your keys in a hurry.

2. Homeless Ghost Subbuteo prints, £20

Always a fan favourite, these Subbuteo prints by Homeless Ghost look perfect in an office, study or football-themed lman-cave. Each print features a host of club or international legends stylised as figures from the traditional tabletop game against a clean white background. With over 100 clubs and countries to choose from, there’s a strong chance your dad’s team is in the line-up!

3. The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, £15

A football history book with a difference. If your dad’s bookshelf is full of fascinating 80,000-word tomes on tactics, player autobiographies and club histories (we sell all those too, by the way), this is one way of switching things up. Cartoonist and satirist David Squires has been one of the best in the business for years, delighting Guardian readers with his weekly take on the football world. This book explores the game’s wider history with his unique blend of humour and insight.

4. Kit Cubes, £15

A football twist on the time-honoured puzzle cube. Each face is adorned with part of a classic kit: the nineties variant features Arsenal, Barcelona and Inter Milan to name but a few, while the OG cube includes patterns from Mexico, Nigeria and Ajax. The perfect gift for football shirt enthusiasts without having to spend big shirt money.

5. The Football Match print, £20

Finally, a little highbrow football culture for your dad’s wall. ‘The Football Match’ was painted by Salford artist L. S. Lowry in 1949, and has been described by Christie’s as “a modern masterpiece”. The work depicts hundreds of his famous stick figures gathered at a match against a backdrop of factories with billowing chimneys. You can pick up a piece of football history for just £20 (unframed).

Still not sure? You could always get him a National Football Museum admission voucher, granting unlimited entry to the museum for a full twelve months…