World Cup Survival Guide

With World Cup excitement reaching a frenzy it’s time to get involved – or not! – with our pick of the top treats to make this the best World Cup ever

Set the scene

Hot House The Hot House Outdoor Collection, prices from £2 Sainsbury’s has launched a new range to transform your garden into a tropical haven – ideal for a Brazilian banquet! The Hot House outdoor collection features bright, tropical prints for deck chairs, floor cushions as well as table wear and cocktail essentials. All fantastic quality and value, it’s your one-stop-shop to throw a World Cup garden party!

The Hot House Collection deck chair is £29.99 or buy two for £45, Large Platter £6, Ball Candle £8, for full range visit

Be prepared

Match Brazil 2014 GuideMatch – Brazil 2014 Guide, £4.99 The UK’s biggest-selling football magazine brings you the ultimate guide to the Brazil World Cup 2014. With the England squad now confirmed and excitement growing about how Rooney, Gerrard, Wilshere etc will perform, the book covers everything you need to know about the teams and players in the tournament. It also includes interesting facts about Brazil as the host nation. Lots of photos, maps and puzzles – it’s almost as good as being there yourself!

Something tasty for half time

chocolate orange Terry’s Limited Edition Football Chocolate Orange, £2.89 Look no further – this has to be the perfect half-time treat for all the family to share! Simply ‘Tap and Unwrap’ the tasty ball of chocolate into 20 orange segments. It’s available exclusively at Morrison’s nationwide.

Get in in to the spirit

GrillThe Barbecook Major Barbecue, from £129.99 Cook for friends and family with the Barbecook Major Barbecue. As the start of the World Cup coincides with Father’s Day, it’s a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate and watch it together. The Barbecook Major charcoal barbecue is ideal as it’s ready to grill in just 15 minutes – no fire lighters or light fluid needed, leaving you more time to enjoy yourself and less time cooking. Available in three new colours for 2014 – Major Chili, Kiwi and Lagoon £159.99, plus the original Major Black £129.99, matching barbecue utensils set in all colours £29.99. If you’re feeling patriotic go for the red or blue colour options!

Get the family involved

FIFA England Playing CardsFIFA14 England Playing Cards, £3.99 Get the family together for a fun game of Knockout Whist, build up the tempo with a frenetic round of Snap or manage your tactics with Patience. Suitable for all ages from Tesco.


Have a family football tournament

Open-Goaaal!They think it’s gone over… it hasn’t now – Open Goaaal! from £149 If you’re feeling inspired by the World Cup and feel like having a family kick-about this amazing garden invention signals the end of broken windows and disgruntled neighbours. Doing away with impractical and unsightly plastic goals, another unique feature of Open Goaaal! is that it’s completely concealable and can be easily opened within seconds to reveal the perfect practice pitch for kids. Once finished, mum and dad can quickly reclaim their sanctuary by pulling the net closed like a curtain – hiding the goal entirely. Open Goaaal! is available to buy at and comes it two sizes and a no-backstop version for older kids.

Not into football?

Heathecote & Ivory gift setLeave all the footie fans to it and make some time for yourself with a much-needed home pamper session. The Vintage Birdcage set from Heathcote and Ivory contains Bath Caviar, Hand Cream, Body Cream, four Bath Bombs and Shower Puff for £23 – everything you need to nourish and soften skin.

Titanic Spa Swimming PoolOr head further afield for a World Cup Escape at Titanic Spa, West Yorkshire. With state of the art facilities you can enjoy a break Monday to Friday and Sundays in June for £95 per person – saving £50! The deal includes arrival at 10.30am, a light lunch in the Spa Bistro as well as a tasty two-course evening meal and overnight accommodation. Continental breakfast is provided in the morning, check out and departure is 10am. Included is a 25-minute treatment with a choice of Target Massage, Taster Facial or Body Polish. Full use of the facilities including Titanic Heat and Ice Experience, Club Titanic and Swimming Pool and Relaxation Lounge – what could be better than a break away with the girls?


And, if all else fails… Skullcandy Navigator On-Ear Headphones in White, £59.29 If it’s all got too much and you need a little me time – put on these trendy Skullcandy headphones to relax and listen to your music in peace. The stylish design and cushion ear pieces offer both comfort and great sound. Go on – treat yourself!


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