Looking for something special for the sports fan in your life? Here are our top ten tips for finding memorabilia gifts!
- Set a Budget
Make sure you know what you're going to spend and what you can afford.
- Browse First
Have a look about before deciding memorabilia is right for this gift. Get an idea of prices and availability
- Know the Sport
You don't need to be an avid fan, but make sure you know the major players and their popularity before you spend a fortune on the shirt of a one game midfielder from Luton Town's 1957 team.
Do a little subtle snooping to find out who the recipient likes and how much! Be certain you're getting them the right player or personalities memorabilia
- Think Size
This gift is going to need to be stored somewhere, so if your item comes in a large frame or display case, it may end up stored in the attic waiting for the kids to move out to make room!
Before buying a shirt glove from the 1985 Olympics it's worth double checking Wikipedia or other trusted sites, as you may well discover there was no Olympics held that year!
- Order Early
Due to some of the sizes and precious nature of memorabilia, it's often a slow and sometimes expensive shipping process (Though ours is all inclusive)
- Confirm Authenticity
If you're not buying from a reputable supplier such as ourselves, look for the UACC accreditation or similar. If in doubt, ask a friend who has experience in memorabilia
- Consider a Voucher
Sometimes memorabilia is a very personalised area to try shopping in. Consider getting a gift voucher from Allcourt Sports instead, ensuring the recipient will love their gift
- Visit Us
Needless to say, the very best place to start is the Allcourt Sports Gift Category!