World Cup 2022 Shopping Guide
For the first time in the tournament’s 92-year history, the FIFA Men's World Cup Qatar 2022 is taking place in November and December instead in the middle of the year. The 22nd edition of the tournament is considered the biggest sporting event ever held in the Middle East, with Qatar having spent a staggering $200 billion preparing for the tournament over the course of 12 years, building stadiums, hotels, roads, and even a new subway system.
The first-ever World Cup to happen during the festive season may seem a bit unusual but it’s also a great opportunity to add some products to your holiday shopping lists that will help you enjoy the tournament from the comfort of your home.
Many retailers are still running their Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaigns so it's not too late to net great deals on TVs and all sorts of gadgets that will let you enjoy all the exciting matches. What’s better, you still have a chance to purchase those items from UK retailers using a parcel forwarding service and ship them on December 5 at half price. Simply register for a free UK shipping address with forward2me and create your shipment on Send It Monday to save 50% on delivery costs.
Enjoy Every Match
The 2022 football World Cup is already well underway in Qatar where 32 nations are competing in the group stage. So far, only the host Qatar and Canada are sure to be leaving the tournament, so for the other 30 participants, there is still a chance to advance to the Round of 16, which will become known by the end of this week.
There are plenty of interesting matches ahead, so if you haven't been able yet to immerse yourself in the tournament, the knockout stage is sure to offer suspense you wouldn't want to miss. The World Cup continues until December 18 so you still have plenty of time to do some last-minute shopping and kick back and enjoy all the exciting matches coming up.
We’ve prepared a list of some items offered by UK online stores that will not only enhance your viewing experience but will also make great gifts for your friends and family and even yourself.
Immerse yourself in the game with Sony Bravia's 4K HDR OLED picture, combined with Acoustic Surface Audio+ tech for exceptionally accurate sound. Get it now with £400 off at John Lewis.
Enjoy a game wherever you are with the noise-cancelling Px8 - the ultimate combination of exceptional performance, premium materials, intelligent technology, and smart features.
The perfect gift for any fan, this England 1990 Home Shirt is modelled on the jersey worn during England's iconic Italia 90 World Cup campaign.
Host the Perfect Party
With the World Cup taking place during the holiday season, most people are expected to be watching the games at home instead of heading out to bars and restaurants to share the experience with fellow aficionados. But just because you're not going out doesn't mean you can't have a great viewing party. You can even make your own fresh pizza in a wood pellet oven and serve the perfect pour of a crisp, refreshing Stella Artois - an experience you wouldn't have been able to enjoy if you had booked a flight to Qatar, as the sale of beer is prohibited at the stadiums.
What better complements a game than a delicious pizza? With the Ooni Fyra 12, which is ready in just 15 minutes, you can make fresh, homemade pizza for you and your guests.
Football and beer just go hand in hand, no need to elaborate on this. PerfectDraft® Pro brings the ultimate beer experience to your home and if England bring it home, they will pay you back!
Things may get a bit out of hand when you're hosting a viewing party. The Roomba® s9 will clean even the tricky corners, leaving your home spotless for the next match.
Explore All the World Cup Shopping Opportunities
Traditionally, every World Cup garners great interest from viewers around the world, with retailers planning ahead to ensure availability on all the lines that are typically popular around football events. Of course, party food and drinks are first in terms of consumer spending, with sportswear coming in second, and souvenirs and electricals such as new TVs also being among the most popular purchases. This year, you can find plenty of World Cup merchandise at UK retailers such as the adidas FIFA World Cup 2022™ kits. They are not only great to get for yourself but would also make great gifts for all sports fans so that solves at least one of your usual holiday shopping conunudrums.
But the World Cup is not confined only within the sports brands' realm. Other brands have also launched their World Cup-themed merch that couldn't come at a better time. These are some of the items that would put a smile on any sport enthusiast fan face when they unwrap their gifts.
- Jameson Irish Whisky World Cup Limited Edition Bottle at Amazon.co.uk
- LS Football Shirt by Percival x Throwing Fits
- Three Lions Socks Collection by London Sock Company
- World Cup Sweepstake Kit + Prizes by Crosstown
Amazon.co.uk also has a plethora of memorabilia, including footballs, water bottles, beer glasses, stickers and all sorts of decorations. Some of the most popular items that would be a great addition to any collection or just a cool gift for a sports fan include:
- The FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup Size 5 Phoenix Football
- The FIFA World Cup 2022 Sticker Collection x50 Packs
- 2022 World Cup Football Modeling Glass Beer
- The Official History of the FIFA World Cup Hardcover
- World Cup Decorations 2022 Bunting Flags
If you'd like to shop some World Cup gifts for you or your football fan friends, don’t forget you can buy from UK retailers even if they don't ship to your country using our parcel forwarding service. There's still time to place your orders using our free UK address and create your shipments on December 5 to save 50% on shipping. You can also take advantage of our 30-day free storage and Combine and Repack option to have various individual parcels combined into a single bigger package to save even futher with just one shipment.