It seems like a world away from the Cricket season here in the UK, so what better reason to add a Cricket twist to your Christmas shopping this year! We've thrown together 10 great ideas for you to buy your cricket mad loved one this Christmas...
We confess there a few unashamed plugs for our partner site Cricketology.... but altogether we hope you get a few ideas and can treat your cricket loving friends and family this Christmas.
1/ The Feed Buddy- A great little piece of kit for the garden or garage at home. We're big on getting kids off the couch and hitting balls and this will do just that! Ideal for younger junior cricketers as it's not a full on bowling machine, but if they find it easy then setup some targets for hitting gaps!
2/ Cricket Ball Wallet- This wallet is a great high end gift for the true cricket geek! Made from real leather and each wallet is numbered like a test cap- you can even get it personalised with embossed initials.
3/ Sunset Cricket Artwork. Bring a bit of sunshine into the life of your cricket loved one! This piece
of photography went mad on social with the likes of Kevin Pietersen endorsing it... You can get it as a framed print or printed on a range of gifts and garments...
4/ Part Made Cricket Bat- A brilliant gift for the cricketing DIY enthusiast. This bat comes complete with handle and cleft, you get the fun and satisfaction of shaping and sanding the bat to your own requirements!
5/ Crazy Catch Rebound Net- Another one for home use or at your club, the crazy catch rebound net can be used solo and is amazing for developing reflexes and catching!
6/ A Cricket Book- Now it would be hard to recommend just one but a good cricket book could get your cricket loved one through the darker months! We've linked to a top 10 of cricket autobiographies to get your hunt started....
7/ A TCA Coaching Voucher- Give the gift of runs and wickets this Christmas! A coaching voucher is a great gift for any age player who enjoys and wants to improve their cricket... Other coaching companies are available of course (they're just probably not as good!)
8/ Cricket Bat Refurbishment- Does anyone love anyone enough to buy them a £300+ cricket bat??? Maybe enough to refurb their existing bat- The Bat Doctor at Icon Sports can make a well used bat look like new again!
9/ A club membership- It could be for your local club, it could be for your local county but a club membership would make a great gift.
10/ Cricket Themed Mug- If you're on a budget or looking for a stocking filler, check out this range of cricket themed mugs to give a cricket twist to brew time!
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