Shopping for someone who becomes animated at the mere mention of next summer's World Cup? Look no further. We've compiled a guide with the best World Cup inspired gifts for fanatics in 2017-2018.
This list builds on our No. 1 ranking gift guide from last year. This year, we had the soccer aficionados on staff here at The18 consult on the gifts that we'd love our friends and family to buy us. These were hand picked with fans of all ages in mind, so you can feel confident the die hard in your life will love anything on the list.
Here are the 18 best World Cup inspired gifts for fans in 2017-2018:
Below are the items that made the list. Check out the pictures, details and more that follow.
18. Mini Lawn Goals
The official adidas Germany 2018 World Cup Home Jersey. This is the kit Die Mannschaft will be wearing in Russia while they defend their 2014 World Cup title. You can't go wrong wearing the shirt of the four-time world champions, especially with the likes of Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil rocking the same thing.
The perfect gift for the little baller in your life, it's the adidas Youth Mexico 2018 World Cup jersey. The 16th-ranked side in the world will look to make a splash in Russia next summer led by the likes of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Andres Guardado and Hirving Lozano. Show your support for El Tri with this beautiful kit from adidas!
Nothing delights joyful young collectors quite like the historic Panini stickers. The 2018 Panini Road to the FIFA World Cup Collectors Package features 10 factory sealed sticker packs and a 64-page collectors album. The packs include a total of 80 stickers of the world's biggest stars, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Paul Pogba and more!
This DVD collection allows you to relive the drama and turning points from the last 85 years of FIFA World Cup Tournaments. Using footage from the FIFA World Cup Official Film archive, watch the best moments, greatest goals and most amazing saves while witnessing legendary performances from the likes of Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo and Miroslav Klose.
"Soccernomics: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport" has been hailed as "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer." This version is updated for the 2018 World Cup while offering everything that made it one of the Best Books of the Year according to the Guardian, Slate, Financial Times and the Independent.
Do you know someone who's still hurting over the United States' failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Help bring back a little joy to their lives with the story of the USA's greatest achievement on the world's biggest stage, their shocking 1-0 upset of England at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.