From West Brom pegs to Crystal Palace tape measures via a Liverpool FC star for the top of the tree Sportsmail lists the top 20 unusual Premier League Christmas gifts

From West Brom pegs to Crystal Palace tape measures via a Liverpool FC star for the top of the tree... Sportsmail lists the top 20 unusual Premier League Christmas gifts  West Brom lead the way in novelty stakes with bizarre washing line pegs Bournemouth have hard hats while Crystal Palace release tape measuresSunderland dog leads are in stock with cockerel tinsel for Tottenham fans Norwich supporters can purchase a yellow and green striped fleece onesie Arsenal car dice and Manchester City garden thermometer are also on sale

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The Christmas jumper is no longer enough to draw punters back to the club shop in the build-up to the festive period. With next season's new home and away shirts already being readied, the need to tempt fans with novel gifts to offset the sense of being ripped off is fiercer than ever.  

So commonplace has the the snowman dressed in club colours with the pullable pointy nose become, merchandise teams across Premier League clubs have upped their game, acknowledging the stock penguin is ironically chic no more.

The Santa Clause outfits and hats will no doubt remain a popular choice seen in stadiums in the coming weeks, and while the seasonal turkey hat once seen on a Wigan supporter never took off, there are fresh candidates this season to the crown as the worst ever club Christmas gift, as Sportsmail reveals with the help of gamblegeek.com.

Football fans up and down the country are preparing to dress up over the hectic Christmas period next month

Manchester City players recently modelled the club's Christmas jumper but other sides haven't stopped there

Manchester City players recently modelled the club's Christmas jumper but other sides haven't stopped there

 

1. West Brom pegs - £4.49

Where to start. Tony Pulis' side left Arsenal high and dry following their 2-1 win over the Gunners at The Hawthorns on Saturday, and now Baggies fans who make as much fuss in their households as Santi Cazorla from 12 yards can air their dirty laundry in public while showing off their club allegiances.

The pegs cost £4.49 a bag, and come in both white and navy blue to help supporters differentiate between which pants and socks belong to who.

West Brom supporters can embrace the club's practical approach to getting results under manager Tony Pulis

West Brom supporters can embrace the club's practical approach to getting results under manager Tony Pulis

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 2. Bournemouth hard hat - £25

The Cherries have been easy pickings for Premier League opponents in recent weeks given the spate of injuries to key personnel, and Bournemouth fans may well be reaching for the hard hat ahead of the hectic Christmas schedule.

Fans of Eddie Howe's side can embrace their inner Bob-the-Builder en route to the Vitality Stadium, and doubtless get plenty of stick from visiting supporters all for a staggering £25. Bargain.

Bournemouth supporters heading to the Vitality Stadium over Christmas can head to the ground in a hard hat

Bournemouth supporters heading to the Vitality Stadium over Christmas can head to the ground in a hard hat

 

3. Crystal Palace tape measure - £4.99

It's been hard to quantify just how great an impact Alan Pardew has had on Crystal Palace since his return to Selhurst Park at the start of the year, but now Eagles fans can at least size things up using a club tape measure.

Avoiding the temptation of coming in the club's tradition blue and red, the £4.99 purchase shines in a fetching yellow to resemble the soaring bird present on match days at the south London club, perhaps.

With a measuring length of 500cm or just over 16ft, Palace fans hoping to get measurements spot on for that traditional Christmas game of petanque have had their prayers answered.

Some Crystal Palace fans can look forward to this stunning accessory in their Christmas stockings this year

Some Crystal Palace fans can look forward to this stunning accessory in their Christmas stockings this year

 

4. Sunderland dog lead - £7.99

Sunderland have given canine lovers extra bling this Yuletide.

The Black Cats will need to show bull-dog spirit in the coming months if they are to stave off relegation for yet another season, and Mackems supporters can now remind themselves of their club's plight on long winter walks with their four-legged friends. 

Lee Cattermole may well be let off the leash this Christmas with the midfielder yet to be sent off this season

Lee Cattermole may well be let off the leash this Christmas with the midfielder yet to be sent off this season

 

5. Stoke City flashing yo-yo - £4

Since Stoke's return to the top flight in 2007, the Potters have preserved their position among England's elite, but it has not prevented the club from reminding its supporters of the rollercoaster ride of yonder years.

Perfect for stocking ideas, the £4 item is an apt reminder to the younger generation that life before the Britannia Stadium wasn't this stable.  

Stoke fans can rekindle their playground days by buying a yo-yo to help with those boring days without football

Stoke fans can rekindle their playground days by buying a yo-yo to help with those boring days without football

 

7. Chelsea highlighter set - £4

Young Blues fans going back to school in the new year can - for just £4 - have the ideal response to those misguided Manchester United supporters at the back of the class ridiculing the club's struggles this season: my highlighter is better than yours.

Coming in not one but four radiant colours complete with the club crest, Chelsea fans will hope the pack that can be gift-wrapped for £2 extra is not the highlight of their season. 

The Chelsea highlighter may become a thing in the same way the boot has taken off on the High Street

The Chelsea highlighter may become a thing in the same way the boot has taken off on the High Street

 

8. Aston Villa astro turf sign - £5

Described by the club website as 'the finishing touch' to the dream claret and blue bedroom, it is hard to picture how this idea got off the ground in the ideas meeting. 

With no obvious reference to the Midlands club, football fans who own villas can also purchase this turf sign. While stocks last...  

Aston Villa have thought outside the box with their fetching astro turf sign for use on supporters' doorknobs 

Aston Villa have thought outside the box with their fetching astro turf sign for use on supporters' doorknobs 

 

9. West Ham United oven gloves - £12.99 

West Ham supporters needn't settle for claret and blue tinsel on the Christmas tree this winter when the club store is selling checked oven gloves complete with the Hammers crest.

Perfect for when the Irons are in red hot form, these mitts will help East End households avoid any palavers in the kitchen, as manager Slaven Bilic looks to get a tune out of Andy Carroll.

West Ham have come up with the perfect way to help fans from getting their fingers burned this Christmas

West Ham have come up with the perfect way to help fans from getting their fingers burned this Christmas

 

10. Liverpool tree topper - £8

The Liverbird is alive and well after Jurgen Klopp masterminded a 4-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday, and Reds fans can dream again of finishing top of the tree for the first time in over 25 years with this cracking little present.

Featured in red glitter with a star and LFC Liverbird design, the tree topper is the ideal for those wishing to reminisce about the glory days.

Liverpool supporters will hope to return to the top of the tree under manager Jurgen Klopp this season

Liverpool supporters will hope to return to the top of the tree under manager Jurgen Klopp this season

 

 11. Manchester United Christmas desktop tree - £10 

Some Red Devils supporters may have to work over the Christmas period but they can do so with a smile on their face with this thoughtful desktop offering.

Complete with eight red and gold baubles, the miniature white tree can be placed in the office, in the back of cars, or even take pride of place on the mantelpiece, making it an inspired purchase for fans of Louis van Gaal's side.

Manchester United fans can enjoy a white Christmas with this stylish desktop tree at a cool cost of just £10

Manchester United fans can enjoy a white Christmas with this stylish desktop tree at a cool cost of just £10

 

12. Newcastle United Christmas jumper - £25

The only Christmas jumper entry among the 20 Premier League clubs, the Magpies lack of imagination on the pitch this season is reflected in the club store, but this fetching number will make you the talk of the Toon in the nippy months ahead. 

Geordies are renowned for wearing minimal clothing as the temperatures plummet, but with this reindeer-themed knit, residents of the Gallowgate End can wrap up warm before those balmy nights in mid-February return.

Newcastle fans can keep warm with this loud Christmas number that includes the year the club was founded

Newcastle fans can keep warm with this loud Christmas number that includes the year the club was founded

 

12. Tottenham Hotspur cockerel tinsel - £5 

From afar this looks like silver tinsel that's lost some of its colour, but only closer inspection there are cockerels dangling off the traditional tree accessory, offering a contemporary twist for Spurs fans who have misplaced last year's box of decorations. 

But in truth, no Christmas tree is complete without cockerels hanging off it. 

One of the better additions to this year's list of gifts for Spurs fans not satisfied with a cockerel tree topper

One of the better additions to this year's list of gifts for Spurs fans not satisfied with a cockerel tree topper

 

13. Manchester City garden thermometer - £10

Manuel Pellegrini's side have blown hot and cold this season, and dropped to third in the league following their second 4-1 drubbing this season, against Liverpool.

Now City fans can check just how lukewarm their chances are of regaining the title with this catchy temperature gauge for use in both the garden and indoor corridor. 

Manchester City fans will know what the temperature is in their garden with this fetching light blue gauge

Manchester City fans will know what the temperature is in their garden with this fetching light blue gauge

 

14. Leicester City flashing antlers - £2

The Foxes were languishing at the bottom of the Premier League after 13 games last season, but with the side sitting pretty at the summit this time around, Claudio Ranieri's side have disguised themselves as outside title contenders.

Now the supporters can continue the trend by dressing up as reindeer with flashing antlers above their heads in the hope the side 'sleigh' the opposition over the Christmas period. 

The flashing antlers shows clubs are forward-thinking with Christmas accessories after years of Santa hats

The flashing antlers shows clubs are forward-thinking with Christmas accessories after years of Santa hats

 

15. Watford alarm clock - £15 

Watford were caught napping towards the beginning and end of their 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at the weekend, as the Red Devils struck early and late at Vicarage Road, but Hornets fans can ensure they don't fall foul of the same mistake in the dark winter mornings ahead. 

Quique Sanchez Flores' side have made a bright start to their return to the top flight, and with winnable fixtures against Aston Villa, Norwich and Sunderland preceding the festive schedule, they will be eager to prevent an alarming slide down the table.

Watford fans will never be late over the Christmas period with this club-themed alarm clock by their bedside

Watford fans will never be late over the Christmas period with this club-themed alarm clock by their bedside

 

16. Southampton shot glasses - £7

One for the adults, Southampton have released club-branded shot glasses for fans wanting to toast the festive period in style. Perfect for flaming sambucas on the south coast and a thoughtful gift to go alongside a mince pie for Santa to keep his spirits high on his merry way carting all those presents across the world. 

Southampton fans can hit the bar with a line of shots during the festive period and throughout the year in fact

Southampton fans can hit the bar with a line of shots during the festive period and throughout the year in fact

 

17. Arsenal car dice - £5

Attaining a match ticket at the Emirates may prove beyond some Gunners fans all season long, but for just a fiver, Arsenal supporters can at least demonstrate their club loyalty from the comfort of their cars.

Arsene Wenger has emerged as a style icon following his appearance on the front cover of L'Equipe Sport & Style Magazine this month, and the Frenchman would no doubt approve of this stylish car accessory.

Arsenal supporters can show off their love of the Gunners with these furry car dice but perhaps not in N17

Arsenal supporters can show off their love of the Gunners with these furry car dice but perhaps not in N17

 

18. Swansea ladies' perfume - £15

The packaging and presentation makes this no ordinary perfume. Swansea's Christmas collection has catered for the ladies and with Garry Monk's side currently on a run of one win in nine league games, the Welsh club will hope to smell of roses come Christmas day. 

The allure of this well-wrapped gift is made all the more pungent by the fact the club website in no way reveals the specific qualities of the fragrance.

Swansea have thought of their female supporters with this year's Christmas range including this £15 perfume

Swansea have thought of their female supporters with this year's Christmas range including this £15 perfume

 

19. Everton aftershave - £15

A Christmas classic, young Toffees supporters will struggle to find a better gift for their fathers, should the club's replica green third shirt be in short supply.

While the blue Santa hat will be ubiquitous among the Gwladys Street faithful against Stoke over the festive period, the 100ml bottle is the really classy option to have under the Christmas tree.

Everton have released a new after shave for those wishing to show a more subtle support towards the club

Everton have released a new after shave for those wishing to show a more subtle support towards the club

 

20. Norwich City striped fleece onesie - £40

The most expensive entry in our list of top 20 gifts, the Christmas onesie has had its time, but try telling that to Norwich manager Alex Neil, who is accustomed to cold nights having moved to Norfolk from Scotland.

Canaries joint majority shareholder Delia Smith won't need to ask supporters, 'Where are you?' if they all come to Carrow Road wearing this stripy combo over the winter period.

Priced at an extortionate £40, the Norwich onesie is almost as shocking as the price of an away match ticket

Priced at an extortionate £40, the Norwich onesie is almost as shocking as the price of an away match ticket

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