Heart of Midlothian Personalised Gifts

Hearts Memorabilia and Gift Ideas

GoneDigging has a fabulous range of personalised Hearts merchandise, including unique memorabilia and great gift ideas. Below you will find a selection of our most popular Hearts gifts, in addition to a few interesting facts about the Jam Tarts.

Brief History of Hearts FC

Heart of Midlothian FC was founded in 1874 and the team enjoyed much success in the early years of the Scottish Football League. The club was named after a local dance hall in Edinburgh that had taken its name from the novel “The Heart of Midlothian", written by Sir Walter Scott. Commonly known as Hearts FC, the club won two league titles and two Scottish Cups by the start of the twentieth century. The Jam Tarts won another two cups in the early 1900s, before an unexpected drought set it. Hearts returned to winning ways in the 1950s under the management of former player, Tommy Walker. Walker made a string of successful signings and led the club to two further league titles and five major cups. Hearts FC is one of the most successful sides after the Old Firm. In 2006, the Jam Tarts beat Rangers to a second place finish in the league, becoming the first club to break the domination of the Old Firm for eleven years. Hearts also won the Scottish Cup that year, beating Gretna in a penalty shoot-out.

Did you know…

Hearts are known as “The Jam Tarts" and “The Jambos", but the earliest nickname for the club was “The Maroons". The colour maroon has always been closely associated to Hearts. The first ever strip was white with a maroon trim and a maroon heart was sewn onto the chest. The club tried to use different colours one season and designed a kit using red, white and blue. However, the colours all ran when the strips were washed and the clothes turned a deep shade of purple. Some considered this to be fate and maroon has been the club’s main colour ever since.

Heart of Midlothian FC has played at the Tynecastle Stadium since 1886. The club considered moving elsewhere in 1939, but these plans were ruined due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Plans to sell the stadium were also abandoned in 2005, following the fans’ ‘save our Hearts’ campaign and the sale of the club to Vladimir Romanov. In 1954, ‘Tynie’ – as the stadium is affectionately known – became the first all-concrete football ground in Scotland. The stadium has been voted the most atmospheric ground of the Scottish Premier League on numerous occasions.

Hearts Memorabilia

We offer an exciting range of personalised Hearts gifts, which includes various items of club memorabilia. These presents can be kept for years to come and they are a terrific idea for any fan of the Jam Tarts.

Our Personalised Hearts Football Book incorporates a variety of match reports from domestic and European competitions. Written by journalists who were there at the time, this reproduced newspaper coverage forms a fascinating record of the biggest games in the club’s history.

The Football Book opens with Hearts’ 5-1 win against fierce rival Hibernian in 1920. It also features many other stunning Edinburgh derby wins, including the incredible 8-3 victory in 1935, the 5-1 mauling in 2002 and the 4-0 win in the 2006 Scottish Cup semi-final. The Jam Tarts would go on to win the Cup that season, beating Gretna on penalties in the final. The Hearts Book features a report on this dramatic match and a selection of other cup final wins, such as the 4-2 victory against Motherwell in the 1954 Scottish League Cup, the 3-1 win against Celtic in the 1956 Scottish Cup final and the 2-1 defeat of Rangers in the 1998 Scottish Cup final. Other highlights include the league titles of 1958 and 1960, plus a variety of great European ties against teams such as Inter Milan, Slavia Prague, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Twelve of the best match-reports are also featured in our Personalised Hearts Diary and Personalised Hearts Calendar. Games include victories over Rangers and Hibernian and the Scottish Cup final win of 1998.We also feature the Scottish Cup final triumph against Gretna in 2006, which went to a penalty shoot-out. Both gifts can start from the month of your choice and they are a fantastic way to keep track of future events, whilst reminiscing upon former glory days.

More Gift Ideas

Our Personalised Hearts Commentaries make unusual and entertaining presents for fans of the Jam Tarts. A professional radio commentator will record an original commentary, based upon your choice of match highlights. Your recipient could become a hero by saving a crucial penalty, providing a great assist or scoring a stunning last-minute goal. In doing so, they could also be nominated as Man of the Match.

Another fun gift idea is one of our Spoof Newspaper Headlines. Recipients can become Player of the Year or a famous Hearts Old-Timer. Alternatively, they could be the Star Performer in a fantastic win against Hibernian, or any other team of your choice.