Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Sport Lovers

This selection of super sports books are great gifts for sports lovers, whatever their athletic interests! From running to rugby, football to fencing, you'll find it all in these specialist books and general sports compendiums.

1. Sportographica

Simon Toseland

This must-have book for sports fans of all ages is packed with information, facts and figures about a wide variety of sports. From the team that had the world's longest losing streak, to the athlete who won Gold in Olympic hot-air ballooning, this brilliant bumper book contains heaps of fun and quirky sports trivia.

2. Yoga Gym

Nicola Jane Hobbs

No equipment is necessary to benefit from this wonderful guide, which provides the training, nutrition and motivation needed to get strong and supple, improve mobility and burn fat. Suitable for men and women of all abilities, the book includes lots of lifestyle inspiration and over 150 poses and exercises for a rejuvenating new way to work out, eat and relax!

3. The Sports Sticker Book

Fiona Watt

This brilliant sticker book is perfect for budding sports superstars aged 5+! They'll love filling in the dynamic sports scenes with over 300 sporty stickers, from basketball to cycling, snowboarding to sailing, tennis to taekwondo!

4. Match! Annual 2017

2016 has been an incredible year in football, making this annual the perfect gift for footy fans! Packed with facts, posters, quizzes and more, it features all the best-loved football teams and players, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. It covers all the highs and lows of a memorable year, from Leicester's unexpected win in the Premier League to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships.

5. Test Match Special: Quiz Book

Dan Waddell

Looking for something for the cricket fan in your life? Look no further! They'll love testing their knowledge with this comprehensive quiz book, which includes 3,000 questions from every era of Test Match Special. From naming grounds to identifying some of the most famous players in history, this quiz is sure to challenge even the most dedicated cricket fan!

6. The Olympic Games Sticker Book

Susan Meredith

This captivating sticker book contains over 100 stickers of athletes, including Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt! It's perfect for Olympics fans aged 7+ who can use the stickers to embellish an exciting array of scenes from the greatest sports competition on Earth! Photos and illustrations tell the fascinating story of the Olympic Games, covering its history and the greatest Olympians of all time.

7. The Sports Book


Over 200 sports are featured in this comprehensive compendium, now in its 4th edition. It presents up-to-date information covering golf to athletics, gymnastics to basketball, and so much more! Check out the rules, history, players and events from these exciting sports, and learn the tactics and techniques of the world's greatest competitors.

8. The Complete Running and Marathon Book


Suitable for aspiring runners of all fitness levels, this book features loads of easy-to-follow tips on everything from enjoying a light jog to mastering a marathon! It also includes nutritional advice, tips on choosing the right kit and lots more, with training programmes for 5k runs, 10k runs, half-marathons and full marathons.

9. Classic Rugby Clangers

David Mortimer

This riotous read provides an overview of the funniest and most ridiculous things to have ever occurred in the world of rugby! Missed tries, fluffed penalties, and the notorious behaviour of off-duty rugby players are all included in this laugh-out-loud title.

10. Sport

Jon Richards

Perfect for kids, this book is filled with exciting infographics about the world of sport, using icons, pictograms and graphics to convey lots of information in an engaging, engrossing way! Marvel at the science of sprinting, incredible world records, the technology used by Paralympians and fascinating facts about football, all visualised in a captivating way.

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    The Sports Sticker Book contains a number of exciting sporty scenes that can be filled in with the brilliant stickers provided. From basketball to cycling at the velodrome, it features many stadiums and arenas to fill in with athletes and the sports featured include snowboarding, gymnastics, taekwondo and sailing. A brilliant book that will appeal to sports-mad children when the tournaments kick off in the summer.

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    One of the best ways to keep fit, running is fun and free. This DK book is full of easy-to-follow tips for any aspiring runner and can take you all the way from a light jog right through to conquering a marathon!

    Whatever your level of experience, it will help you get running and offers indispensable information on everything from training and warming up to eating right, cooling down and even choosing the right kit.

    There are training programmes for 5K runs, 10K runs, half-marathons and full marathons and the book also includes no-nonsense advice to help you build your strength and speed and reduce the risk of injury.
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    This is the ultimate armchair companion to over 200 sports. The Sports Book, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to games, fit for everyone still buzzing from 2012, the amazing year of sport. This new edition presents fully up-to-date information covering all sorts of sports, from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. You can check out the rules, history, players and events for over 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. You can stay ahead of the curve with this amazing sports source with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records from leading experts and sports governing bodies around the globe. You'll also learn the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus, all the additional sports featured in the 2012 Olympic Games are included, with an overview of the upcoming games in Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. The Sports Book, 4th Edition (previous ISBN: 9781405367417) is perfect for sports buffs needing an ultimate quick-reference guide or anyone keen for more information on sports, from the most common to the more obscure.
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    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information about sport to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at world records, the science of sprints, the technology and science used by paralympians and fascinating facts about football - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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    Scrum and get it!

    This book takes a look beyond the rucks and tries to provide you with a laugh-out-loud overview of the funniest things to have ever taken place on a rugby field.

    As well as the hilarious on-pitch shenanigans of missed tries and fluffed penalties, the book also takes a look at the notorious behaviour of rugby players when they're off-duty.
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    With no equipment needed, Yoga Gym is a book that will give you the training, nutrition and motivational skills needed to sculpt a strong body and build a strong mind.

    It contains a 28-day training plan that has been designed to help you get strong and supple, build strength, improve mobility and burn fat. Suitable for all abilities, the book has over 150 poses and exercises to choose from and will help you find a new way to work out.

    Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, the effective workouts can be done anywhere and they blend traditional yoga poses with bodyweight strength training. There's also guidance on diet and yoga philosophy included.
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    Howzat! Any cricket fan will love testing their knowledge with the 3,000 questions from every era of Test Match Special featured in this brain-teasing quiz book.

    From identifying some of the most famous players from history to naming grounds, the questions are sure to test even the biggest cricket fan's mind.

    Looking over a huge archive of material, Dan Waddell's book also focuses on the gaffes, giggles, cakes and celebrity guests who have appeared on the show.
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    The Olympics remains the greatest show on Earth and the whole world was excited to see the top athletes battling it out for Gold in Rio.

    This sticker book, produced in association with the International Olympic Committee, has 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill and uses photos and illustrations to tell the story of the Olympic Games.

    It covers the event's history and reveals who the greatest Olympians of all time are.
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    From Leicester's unexpected (and glorious) Premier League success to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships, 2016 has been an incredible year for football fans of all ages.

    The Match! Annual remains one that should be top of every footy fan's list. It looks back over the crazy year and is packed with facts, posters, quizzes and so much more. It will even help you pick your own World Dream Team.

    It also looks at the wonder kids you can expect to be lighting up the sport in the 12 months ahead and focuses on big-name players including Gareth Bale, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo!
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    Packed with information, facts and figures, Sportographica is a must-have book for sports fans of all ages. It blends sporting statistics from around the world with stylish and memorable visuals.

    Smart, quirky and endlessly fascinating, it's packed with information, facts and figures about sport's greatest (and worst!) feats. From the athlete who won Gold in Olympic hot-air ballooning to the team that had the world's longest losing streak, there are so many mind-boggling facts to discover.

    You can even find out about the oldest sporting rivalries and which footballers have had the worst hairstyles.