We all know someone obsessed with sneakers. Whether it’s queuing up early for the latest release or spending hundreds on limited edition creps, the sneaker trend has arrived, and it’s firmly here to stay.
But with the festive period coming up, it can be difficult to think of the perfect gift for a sneakerhead. Fear not, as we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Christmas gifts for any and all sneaker lovers in your life.
Sneaker Cleaning Kit
Let’s start with one which might seem silly to those not immersed in the sneaker world but is an absolute essential for anyone who owns multiple pairs of shoes. A sneaker cleaning kit is a must-have and should contain the basics like shoe cleaner, brushes and cloths to get those creps looking fresh again. You can even boost this gift pack with a sneaker shampoo or protective spray to really treat your sneaker-head friend this Christmas.
If you know a sneaker-head who’s also a fan of literature, then sneaker books are the perfect gift. Whether they want to read about the history of sneakers or get inspiration from the latest hype releases, you’re sure to find something to keep them occupied in the sneaker-book section. Plus, a coffee table book looks great and will probably fit in nicely with their collection.
Does the person you’re buying a gift for leave their style at the door when they get home and slip into a pair of old man slippers? If so, we’ve got the answer. Brands like CrepStars are pioneering a new wave of indoor sneaker slippers that look stylish, keep your feet warm and are specifically made to be worn indoors. It’s the only footwear you need under the tree this year!
Sneaker Subscription Box
For those who want to stay ahead of their friends with the latest sneakers, a subscription box is the way to go. These boxes are filled with new releases, old classics and exclusive items which your gift recipient is sure to love. Plus, you can choose from a variety of subscription packages depending on their budget and interests, so there’s something for everyone.
Sneaker lovers that like to show off their sneaker obsession with pride will definitely be happy with a poster or framed artwork that’s trainer related. From vintage silhouettes to iconic collaborations and limited-edition releases, there’s sure to be something that will brighten up your sneakerhead’s wall.
The ultimate streetwear staple and a must for any sneaker-head, from tees and hoodies to joggers and caps, you can find plenty of quality apparel featuring iconic brands and trainers. With so many choices available, finding the perfect gift for the sneakerhead in your life is easy. Cuffed joggers are a go-to choice as it keeps sneakers on show. A branded cap will also fit the bill and will help them ooze style from head to toe.
One thing we know about most sneakerheads is that they like to stand out from the crowd. Well, what better way to personalise your style than with custom clothing? A T-shirt press is an ideal tool for them as it allows you to create your own custom designs and apply them to pretty much any item of clothing you can think of. Bags, hoodies, tees and beyond – your sneaker-head friend will love it.
For the really serious sneaker collector, a pair of shoe trees is essential in keeping those exquisite pairs in pristine condition. Not only do they help to absorb moisture and odours, but they also help maintain the shape of the shoes when placed inside them.
Alternatively, a display box or shoe rack can also be a great way to show off the prized collection. if they have a lot of sneakers already, then something to help them organise their collection will go a long way!
Sneaker Raffle Tickets
Have you ever heard of a sneaker raffle? It’s a great way to get your hands on hyped trainers without having to wait in line or pay over the retail price. Sneaker raffle tickets are perfect for those who are looking to cop the latest and greatest releases, so why not give them a chance to win? There are plenty running on Facebook and other platforms with tickets as cheap as £10 with the chance to win sneakers valued in the £££s!
Sneaker Customisation Kit
Who doesn’t love custom sneakers? They’re the ultimate way to express your individual style. With a customisation kit, your gift recipient can make their shoes truly unique with custom colours and designs whilst also extending the life of the shoe by making small repairs or changes. This is sure to be a hit amongst sneaker fans this Christmas.
Wrapping Up Your Sneaker Gift List
We know that sometimes finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when your friend or loved one is into something you know nothing about! Sneakers neatly fall into this category, but the hype is real and collecting trainers isn’t going away any time soon.
Hopefully, the suggestions we’ve made in this list will help you find the best gifts for your sneaker-loving friends and family. Whether they’re a fan of luxury sneakers or hype releases, there’s something here that is sure to please them this holiday season. Merry Christmas!