Last updated on November 1st, 2019 at 01:13 pm
The focus for this ultimate tailgating gift guide? That sports fan that loves getting out early for game day. The one that knows how to throw down. That special someone who loves the party in the parking lot as much as the game itself but still needs a special gift!
Let this ultimate tailgating gift guide serve as your special gift list for all the game lovers in your life. Let it guide your way through the muck of indecision and the mire of uninspired gift giving. I know it will make shopping for the person that appears to have everything, or more likely, two of everything, fun again!
You know the type. It might even be someone that you see everyday and are pretty convinced is your spouse. Or the friend that always hosts the football parties and loves to show off his newest toys.
So without further ado…
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Presenting the Ultimate Tailgating Gift Guide!
My ultimate list of game day toys varies depending on the item. It goes from the “extremely practical” tailgating essentials to “what the f*&# are you thinking” to “actually, that is a genius idea”.
So it gives you three ways to go when it comes to choosing tailgating gear as a gift. Do you want to give that special someone a gift they really need? Something they they are putting off buying even though they talk about it at every game?
Practical & Indulgent Gifts for Game Day
Do you want to give that special someone a gift they really need? Something they they are putting off buying even though they talk about it at every game? These items are fun yet extremely useful come Game Day!
Magnetic Screen House
Was your game day tailgate rained out? Too many bugs bugging the crap out of you? Then whine no more. Unless you mean box wine, in which case, pour another one! For this person, you should consider the Tailgaterz 11ft x 9ft Magnetic Screen House that pops up in no time and gives you pest free eating!
Peak 400-Watt Tailgate Power Inverter
Or, maybe they need some power because the batteries ran out on the speakers. No worries if you have a power inverter! Use your car battery or bring a car battery and run this to power all your electronics. Look like a genius when you hook a blender into it and start whipping out the crushed ice margaritas…
Folding 4 Seat Bench with Seat Backs
A folding bench offers use beyond the stadium parking lot. You can use it as a pew, get a few folks to sit down, then deliver a fiery sermon or pitch a new business plan. While seated, be sure to ask why they weren’t more passionate fans and let your team down! Comfortable, convenient, versatile and includes over the shoulder carrying bag.
Folding Table with 4 Mesh Cup Holders
The table top has 4 mesh cup holders to securely hold your drinks while in use! This folding table with cup holders must only be used for tailgating parties. Never use it for poker games since lots of arguments about hiding cards will ensue. Underneath the table top is a base frame that has another tier for extra space and a compact, convenient carrying case is included.
Portable 26-Pound Automatic Ice Maker
An ice maker comes in enormously handy. Yes, you best have the inverter set up on a good battery, or have a decent generator when in use. However, you will never have to debate using the dirty ice from the cooler ever again. Portable, convenient and compact in size, produces 26 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period, and stores up to 2 pounds of ice at a time. Makes 9 small or large cylinder-shaped ice cubes in as little as 7 minutes. Large clear lid allows for easy viewing of ice cube capacity.
Bluetooth Speaker, 25W, LED Lights
The days of bluetooth speakers sounding like you strung a couple cans together and ran sound through them are long gone. These actually have some decent bass and will get the tailgater bumping. 40-Hour Playtime Portable Outdoor Waterproof Wireless Speaker with 10000mAh Battery, 25W Loud Volume & Deeper Bass!
Unexpected Gifts that are Actually Very Useful!
When it comes to gifts, some are things maybe don’t qualify as “can’t live without”. However, then you try them and realize how much better life is with them. Those make great gifts for folks that seem to have everything.
Magnetic Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher
A magnetic bottle opener and cap catcher makes life easier. Instead of a bunch of sharp caps becoming issues on the ground, you get peace of mind. Your cap is caught by the magnet and makes you feel magnetic using it. All your friends will comment on it and appear to like you more for having one. Scratch proof mounting on surfaces. Easy, one-handed opening of soda, beer, or other glass bottles. Strong magnetic plate to catch and hold up to 100 caps. Can be personalized!
StarBright Cooler Light - Waterproof
Another in this category is the cooler light. Can you live without one? Of course. But that isn’t the point. A cooler light makes your cooler a place where magic happens. They just need to add some audio so that every time the cooler opens it sounds like angels singing “ahhhhhhhhhh”. Nighttime illumination of your cooler. Waterproof up to 6 feet and lasts up to 48 hours submerged in your cooler on the energy saving setting. Two color options, red or white. Can be fully recharged via USB in approximately 5 hours.
Premium Pellet 12 Inch Smoker Tube
A pellet smoker tube makes smoking the meat much more manageable. You can get all the smoke without having to worry about messing with coals constantly. Time to actually enjoy the tailgate rather than be the one worrying about if the meat is getting cooked. Works in any grill or smoker. Adds great smoky flavor to your meat or fish. Produces up to 5 hours of smoke, works with a variety of wood pellets, made from stainless steel that is durable and easy to clean!
Outdoor Beverage Drink Holder Stakes, Set of 4
These drink holders are best in a field lot because you might have some issues trying to poke them through asphalt. But out in the field, they can’t be beat. You feel like no one will ever knock your drink over like a drunk numbskull ever again.
Electric Cooler and Warmer with Wheels
I know it is called an electric cooler, but that is just to keep you guessing. Because it can also keep stuff warm. They had to pick one or the other because an electric warmer cooler just wasn’t going to sell that well. Not with a name like that. Portable, two 6 ft power cords, 48 quart capacity, maintains 40F without ice. Easy to carry with two handles and wheels!
Inflatable Salad/Serving Bar
The inflatable serving bar gives you peace of mind. You will never have to give up your ring side seats at the water polo championship ever again to have a place to set your drinks, or be able to serve that potato salad because it has mayonnaise in it. Portable, quick to inflate, and easy to carry and store. Great for picnics, parties, tailgating, camping and more. Add ice to keep food and beverages chilled. Large size: 51" x 25" x 4.5".
Creative Gifts to Give the Person who has Everything!
Unique gifts that are crazy to think of buying, are not completely necessary, but are fun to have nonetheless!
Ice Slide for easily filling your cooler
Want the best way to keep the ice coming out of the ice dispenser? Don’t hassle with a bucket at a time anymore in the hotel. Use this Ice Tube to transport the ice directly into your cooler. No more trying to walk away from a pile of ice on the floor and pretending you didn’t do it. The ice transfer tube makes transferring ice from ice machine to cooler bags or chests a breeze.
Griddle, Grill, and 8 Sauce Paddles
You are tailgating. You know your way around a grill. Get ready for the whole lot coming around to see what’s cooking. Be ready for the line with a grill for 8 people. Great for a family get together or party. Make a new kind of cheese dish with our Raclette grill. Simple and portable social dining that lets everyone pick what they want from the grill and drizzle their cheese on top, or just dip their items in their cheese pan.
Corn Hole Boards Set & 8 Bags
You may not be spared any corn hole jokes but you will provide the inebriated a means of channeling their mirth and mischief with a corn hole game! Tailgating Pros solid wood regulation size boards measure 4ft x 2ft and are finished with a clear varnish to protect them for years to come and has a support cross bar to prevent bounce. They're ready to be played with out of the box and can easily be painted or customized! Each set comes with 8 Regulation Size Corn hole Bags (4 of each color).
Mini Beer Pong Tabletop Set
When it comes to games though… how about a portable beer pong table? The game of beer drinking royalty! Just don’t chase the runaway ping pong balls through the lot as I know you aren't looking to get run over. From Sharper Image - with Table, Cups, Balls & Carrying Case. Step up your beer pong game with this foldable set that offers a new way to play, reimagining the familiar college pastime with a touch more elegance but all of the same fun.
Giant Yard Dice Set of 6, Wooden
Just roll the dice on this one. You might as well. Actually, they are giant dice so be careful where you roll them. Play Yahtzee. Play other dice games. Just don’t get caught gambling illegally on Craps. You know the Po Po likes to walk the lot in search of those illicit games. Measuring 3.5in x 3.5in these six giant dice are sure to be a hit at any wedding, party, tailgate, outdoor, backyard, poolside, beach day, or camping trip! Roll to the left, right, or center with kids, families, and adults of all ages!
LED Cornhole Light Ring Set - 6 Color Options
Again, once you are done making your corn hole jokes then I will say these are pretty handy. Keep playing late into the night waiting for all the traffic to leave. You can shine the corn hole light on things. You never know what will be revealed!
Giant Four Connect in a Row with Carrying Case
This game definitely should be played as a drinking game to raise the stakes. If you let the kids play with it then it won’t last long. So, best to pull it over to the adult side and make it an adult game. This gigantic game board measures 3ft x 2 ft and comes with a quick puck release to release game pieces. 42 durable plastic pucks included.
The Most Useful Ultimate Tailgating Gift Idea!
If you guessed it might be a Winnebago fit for a rock star, then more power to you. I am actually suggesting a folding garbage bag holder. The only good tailgating parking lot is a clean tailgating parking lot. Seriously. Be considerate. You expect someone else to pick up after you?
Portable Garbage Bag Holder, with Lid
Comes with a lid, assembled size: 11" W x 13" D x 26" H. Easy to carry and store, instant assembly for use indoors or outdoors. Perfect for camping, tailgating, picnics, beach trips, outdoor cooking, garage recycling and more.
Tailgate in the lap of luxury with all these over the top gifts for the tailgate lover in your life. Not necessary but totally worth it when you can cheer for your favorite team, spend time with friends, and enjoy your favorite food and drinks with these game day gadgets!
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