Still not started your Christmas shopping Let us help with our selection of perfect gift ideas for the sports fans in your life
14:51 GMT, 14 December 2012
We're half way through December, what do you mean you haven't started your Christmas shopping
It would be pretty shoddy if there weren't millions of us in the same situation. But don't worry, help is at hand.
Sportsmail has picked out a selection of gift ideas for the sports fan in your life and there's just enough time to visit the High Street or get your order in before the big day.
FOR THE DAREDEVIL
iON Air Pro Wi-Fi Camera
There are few things better than the adrenaline rush of tearing down the ski slopes – but this is no place for expensive camera equipment if you want to record the memories.
However, the new iON Air Pro Wi-Fi camera is lightweight and compact enough to capture every hair-raising moment.
Capturing the action: The compact and lightweight iON Air Pro Wi-Fi Camera is designed for use on the ski slopes
Weighing just 130g, its wide angle lens can record video in High Definition 1080p resolution and take high quality 5 mega pixel stills.
The manufacturers say it can be attached to a ski helmet, while other daredevils can use it on their bike handlebars or a snowboard.
High adrenaline: The camera can be attached to a ski helmet, snowboard or the handlebar of a mountain bike
And it also comes into its own in this socially connected world by allowing instant upload of pics and video to Facebook and Twitter through the iON CLOUD, which offers 8GB of free storage.
299 – Available from Selfridges (London and Manchester), Comet, Amazon.co.uk, Tesco.com and iontheaction.co.uk. The free smart phone App for wireless uploading of footage to social media sites can be downloaded from iTunes
FOR THE ARMCHAIR SPORTS FAN
LG 55-inch OLED TV
True armchair sports fans shouldn't settle for second best when it comes to watching the big match action – it needs to be live, loud and in high definition pixel-popping glory. With an increasing number of matches now in 3D, it must be able to handle that too.
And LG claim their 55-inch OLED TV is the best on the market right now, offering an immersive experience for watching sport.
Slimline: The LG 55-inch OLED is a market-leader in offering an immersive 3D sports watching experience – and it's just 44m thick
Remarkably, it's just 4mm thick and weighs 10kg. But inside this lightweight frame is the latest 3D cinema technology and full compatibility for all the latest Smart TV offerings such as on demand services like BBC iPlayer and LOVEFiLM via wireless internet.
It comes with seven pairs of 3D glasses so everyone can come round to watch the big sporting occasions.
Currently 2,299 at Currys
FOR THE MAN WHO LIKES TO LOOK HIS BEST
it’s always important to look your best and that means keeping on top of that facial hair before it becomes wild and unsightly. Luckily, there are a couple of new products that are just the job.
Braun Series 5
Nobody wants to spend any longer than necessary shaving in the morning and so the new Braun shaver is perfect for men in a hurry. Its flexible head goes easier on the skin, causing less irritation, while the powerful motor masters even tricky flat-lying hairs.
The mid-range 5040s can also be used in the shower with foams and gels. The products come with a Clean&Charge Station which both lubricates and charges the shaver at the touch of a button.
RRP 159.99-199.99 – Boots are running a third-off these prices in a promotion on the Braun range until December 31st
Close shave: The Braun Series 5 shaver (left) and the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler are the must have grooming accessories this Christmas
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler
Particularly useful if you’re going for a certain look, Gillette’s first three-in-one grooming tool allows accurate trimming and precision edging. It combines Braun engineering and a selection of razor heads depending on your preference, all with lubricated strips to reduce irritation.
20 – All leading electrical retailers
FOR THE GAMERS
FIFA 13 Bonus Edition
It's a testament to the enduring popularity of the FIFA series that 4.5m copies of the latest edition flew off the shelves in the first five days after launch.
A must-have for the gamer in the family, FIFA 13 comes with the usual raft of innovations, which have revolutionised dribbling, ball control and physical battles.
The result is a simulation more realistic than ever, capturing all the drama and unpredictability of the real game.
The all-new Bonus Edition comes with 2200 FIFA points, enough to buy up to 22 gold packs in FIFA Ultimate Team.
47.99 from Game
Top games: The EA Sports titles, FIFA 13 (left) and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 are a must for every sports fan
Woods PGA Tour 13
Another must-have game title which continues to get better year-after-year, the 2013 instalment of EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour allows players to take full control over their swing.
All-new tempo, swing plane and shot power controls, as well as an adjustable shot setup, allow infinite shot types with just one club.
Golf fans will be immersed in faithful reproductions of some of the world's best courses and can play as any one of 22 PGA Tour golfers, including Tiger and Rory McIlroy.
From 15.99 at Game
Madden NFL 13
Completing out hat-trick of must-own games in Madden 13, which
once again pushes the boundaries of what NFL fans expect from their gaming
The passing system has been completely stripped down and
redesigned, while the all-new read and react defensive system offers
intelligent and realistic defense.
EA's 'Physics You Can Feel' Infinity engine accurately portrays
player collisions to ensure no two plays ever look the same.
And to top it all, Madden NFL 13 Ultimate Team provides a
free-to-play game mode that perfectly combines Madden NFL Football, fantasy
football, and player trading cards.
37.99 at Game
FOR THE GOLFER
Dunlop NZ9 Driver
The Dunlop NZ9 Driver has a 460cc full titanium constructed head, a white anti-glare finish which helps alignment for straighter, more accurate shots and a 'Gecko-Tac' grip for a superb amount of grip no matter what the weather conditions.
It also features Aeroskin technology which reduces drag and increases distance.
From 54.99 – Sports Direct and sportsdirect.com
Better game: Dunlop's NZ9 Driver (left) and Tour Elite 1 Putter (right) will be gratefully received by any golfer
Dunlop Tour Elite 1
The stainless steel
Dunlop Tour Elite Putter also features a white anti-glare finish to ensure you
are not distracted whilst taking your putt.
It also features a
polymer face insert for a soft, controlled strike, alignment markings and a
'Gecko-Tac' grip for a soft and comfortable feel.
From 19.99 – Sports
Direct and sportsdirect.com
Dunlop Tour Elite Cart Bag
With a 14-way divider and eight zipped pockets, this bag
is the ideal way for keeping your clubs and accessories organised.
Other features include umbrella storage, touch and close
glove holder, padded shoulder strap and grab handles for ease of
From 32 – Sports Direct and sportsdirect.com
Manor gift vouchers
The world class resort and golf course are offering a new set of gift vouchers for 2013, ranging from 18 holes on the championship course which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup to a romantic weekend break. They include:
- Winter Golf Experience (39) – Enjoy a warming breakfast of tea, coffee and a bacon roll before heading out to play 18 holes. Top it all off with a hearty two course meal in the Lodge Brasserie.
- PGA Professional Video Golf Tuition (45) – Perfect for everyone, from absolute beginners to those hoping to improve their game, with the help of the latest technology and expert tuition from PGA professionals.
- Overnight stay for two at The Newbridge on Usk (100) – Enjoy a night of luxury at this intimate country inn nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Tredunnock. Oh, and a few rounds of golf.
More details here.
Beautiful: Golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round at Celtic Manor for an affordable price, while your other half can relax in the resort's pool and spa (below)
FOR TENNIS PLAYERS
Slazenger AERO V98 Tour Racket (for men)
This racket is perfect for those who enjoy a casual Sunday morning knockabout to the more serious climbing a club ladder.
Its aerodynamic head enables a faster swing speed and greater manoeuvrability, while the unique 'Squoval' frame allows you to generate phenomenal amounts of spin.
Current ATP Tour players Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins both use the AERO V98 Tour racket whilst British Legend and Slazenger ambassador, Tim Henman, joins the doubles experts in endorsing the new Slazenger AERO racket range.
From 109.99 – available at store.slazenger.com
Slazenger AERO V100 Team (for men and women)
This light weight racket is designed for intermediate to advanced players with medium swing speeds. This racket offers bags of power and access to spin through an ultra-aerodynamic headshape which allows it to slice through the air with the minimum of effort. The Penta X-Section in the throat of the racket adds extra control and stability.
Available at store.slazenger.com
Slazenger V200 Elite Cricket Bat
Endorsed by pros Jacques Kallis and Tim Bresnan, the V200 Elite offers the perfect balance between power and control.
Its 'lowered middle' is brilliant for batsmen who like to play attacking strokes.
From 150.00 – available at store.slazenger.com
Slazenger Elite Batting Pads
Slazenger say this is the ultimate pad to help protect you at the crease – its lightweight and agile, and yet doesn't compromise on protection.
It also comes with quick release pads in case you're promoted up the order or there's an unfortunate batting collapse.
From 52.99 – available at store.slazenger.com
Slazenger Ultimate V180 Holdall
Again recommended by the professionals, this wheeled and reinforced cricket bag allows you to carry all your equipment in comfort and style.
The Ultimate V180 comes with three main compartments for playing equipment, after-match clothing and another with room for three bats in a padded storage section.
From 60.00 – available at store.slazenger.com
Plenty of room: The Slazenger Ultimate V180 Holdall comes with three compartments – for bats, whites and other equipment
Adidas Predator LZ TRX Boots
As worn by dozens of Premier League footballers, including Steven Gerrard and Robin Van Persie, the Predator boot remains up there among the best on the market.
The latest offering is the LZ TRX, which comes with a super-soft upper bringing together the benefits of leather and synthetic materials.
Its technology has five 'lethal zones' to ensure the ball never slips away from your touch.
Top of the range RRP is 160 but cheaper versions are available – SportsDirect.com
Market leader: The latest Adidas Predator is worn by Steven Gerrard and Robin Van Persie, among others
Under Armour Blur II Boots
They're a relative newcomer to the boots market but Under Armour have been bold in their first designs.
The Blur (pictured, right), an explosion of black, yellow and blue, is a prime example and they claim the moulded 4D foam technology provides the snuggest fit ever.
80 from Under Armour
Sondico Legend Pro Roll Spiral Goalkeeping Gloves
Sondico has used all its nous from years of supplying the likes of Peter Shilton and Neville Southall with top quality gloves to design the Legend Pro Roll Spiral.
It features an elasticated wrist cuff for comfortable fit, and 'Superior Regenerating Grip' technology for a firm grip in all weather conditions.
From 35.00 – available at sportsdirect.com
FOR LOVERS OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS/THOSE ON NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
Adidas Sequencials Adiviz Half-zip Long sleeve sweatshirt
Perfect for runners of all levels, this sweatshirt features the Adidas patented FORMOTION design to allow freedom of movement and CLIMALITE fabric for wicking sweat out of your way.
Until the nights pull out, it's high-visibility reflective details and glow-in-the-dark piping allow you to be seen and safe.
40 – www.adidas.com/running
Adidas TERREX Fast R MID Gore-Tex mountaineering boot
Despite being supremely comfortable and lightweight, the TERREX boot still provides the necessary grip on both wet and dry surfaces thanks to its Continental rubber compound sole.
In the heel, the FORMOTION system comprises of two overlapping plates which can slide forward, back and to the side depending on ground conditions to reduce strain on the joints.
The MID version is ideal for fast day tours. There's a choice of colours and designs too.
140 – www.adidas.com/outdoor
Great outdoors: For single-day fast mountain runs, Adidas offer the TERREX Fast R MID Gore-Tex boot at 140
FOR THE URBAN CYCLIST
With congestion charges and rising rail fares, there's never been a better time to invest in a fold-up bike for the daily commute.
And the Kansi is one of the best options out there. The mechanism is so lithe it can be folded up in under 10 seconds and when on the road, it offers identical steering and handling to a normal road bike.
The Kansi can be customised with coloured stickers to make it something absolutely unique and personal.
Prices range from 525-875 – www.kansi.co.uk
The new commute: The Kansi bike can be folded up in under 10 seconds and still maintains the stability of a standard road bike
Union34 luggage and clothing
Designed with the urban cyclist in mind, Union34's range of versatile bags can be used equally comfortably on or off the bike.
The UK-designed range offers three different types – a rucksack pannier, shoulder pannier and a traditional rucksack.
The latter is designed to fit onto a bike using a unique quick-release fixing bracket.
Available from Amazon
Luggage: Union34 have designed a selection of bags for the urban cyclist