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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Football Fans

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Looking for the best gifts for football fans for Father’s Day? How about a whole football spread on Dad’s special day including a personalized football from our sponsor Wilson Sporting Goods.

Is Dad a football fan? Celebrate him this Father's Day with any of these fun football themed party ideas including a personalized gift for football fans!

My family loves sports.  The teams we root for can get a little messy since I am from Michigan and my husband is from New York. I had no idea New York had so many sports teams until I got married. To make things even more complicated, I grew up cheering for the University of Michigan, met my  husband while we were both grad students at Michigan State University and my husband did his Master’s degree at Penn State University. About the only thing we agree on when it comes to sports team is the Big 10. But having so many teams to cheer for is really a lot of fun.

Personalized Football Gift


Our favorite sports season is football.  My husband is a high school band director so Friday nights are spent cheering on the high school, Saturdays are for Big 10 football, and Sundays are for the NFL.  With Father’s Day just around the corner, I decided this year to play up our love of football and plan a football themed day for our #1 football fan and Dad.

the best Father's Day gift for football fans

I started by ordering a truly unique Father’s Day gift that really is a great gift for football fans – a personalized football! How fun is that? It’s so hard to shop for Dad and I love buying personalized gifts.  But after all these years, I was running out of unique things to make personal. Wilson Sporting Goods  is the only football manufacturer in the world to offer personalized footballs.

Personalized football

Making the ball was super easy on the Wilson Sporting Goods website. I stole two of my favorite “selfie” pictures my husband took and had on his Facebook page.  Then I added some personal details. We have always referred to our family as “Team Gabel” so I put that on the top. Then I put the year we were married.  I absolutely love the way it turned out!

Gifts for Football Fans

The balls are replica game footballs and they come in all different sizes from professional to kid sizes. I love that the footballs are handmade in Ohio.  I ordered a junior size to make it easier to display.  Starting in July Wilson Sporting Goods will introduce new designs for all kinds of different life celebrations like birthdays, graduations, weddings, new baby, retirement, and more. And no need to worry about wrapping the football. They come in these great boxes ready for wrapping.

There’s still time to order a customized football for dad or grandpa! Get 15% off any custom football when you sign-up to receive email updates from  Also get a free upgrade to UPS 2-Day Air for all custom football orders placed by June 15th. Please order by June 15 to ensure on-time delivery for Father’s Day.

No Sew Football Table Runner from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #crafts #SuperBowl

But don’t just stop with that awesome custom football! Set the table with this super easy no sew football field table runner. It’s easy enough for kids to help make.


Slow Cooker Ribs from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

Make dinner easy for you and yummy for dad and serve slow cooker ribs.  We make these ribs during football season a lot because they are so easy to make.

Oreo Cookie Balls in Team Colors

Make some cookie balls in the colors of dad’s favorite team for dessert.  This is another fun project to let the kids help with.


Football Snack Boxes

End the day watching a fun football movie like Rudy with popcorn served in football snack boxes.  If dad loves football, this is the perfect to day to celebrate him and his favorite sport!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wilson Sporting Goods.

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