15 Tailgating Essentials You Can Get on Amazon

Tailgating season is here, and we've got the essentials you'll need to celebrate your favorite team's road to victory.

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August 14, 2019

If you and your friends like to daytime tailgate, you know what it's like to get stuck baking in the sun. This clever "tailbrella" is a great way to get some major shade wherever you park. This nine-foot umbrella also comes in a bunch of different color options, so you can pick the one that matches your team's official colors.

BUY IT: Amazon, $99.95

This large cooler is a perfect solution to hold all your beers and drinks as you pregame. You could also use this as a temporary garbage can for your group and simply fold it up when you're done.

BUY IT: Amazon, $29.95

This lightweight table folds down to the size of a suitcase so you can bring it with you on the go. It seats up to four people, making it the perfect solution for tailgate toting. Plus, all of the table's pieces are connected together for a quick and easy set-up and take-down process.

BUY IT: Amazon, $52.99

We're pretty confident this tailgating table will make all of your outdoor entertaining dreams come true. There are four cup holders, a built-in cooler and a food basket to store snacks. It's light and portable, so you can easily move it around. For bigger tailgating parties, you can buy a few and set them up around your car to create different snacking stations.

BUY IT: Amazon, $44.99

In our opinion, you don't want to skimp on your tailgating chairs. You'll usually be hanging out for quite a while before the game starts, so you should prioritize comfort. We love that this chair comes with a compact carrying case that can even fit into a smaller handbag.

BUY IT: Amazon, $34.98

This top-rated portable charcoal grill holds up to six burgers at a time, making bulk grilling a breeze.

BUY IT: Amazon, $54.99

This combo barbecue/cooler comes in its own easy-to-carry bag as well as with its own barbecue tools. There are lots of extra pockets, so you can fit in all the extra gear you might need to bring, too.

BUY IT: Amazon, $112.14

The universal tailgating challenge: how do you see what's in the cooler after it gets dark? Wonder no more with this handy cooler light. There's no mounting involved with this device — simply turn it on, toss it in and voila, you can see all your drinks now!

BUY IT: Amazon, $22.95

With six stainless-steel jars for seasonings, you can tote all your rubs and spices to your tailgating party. There's even a handy carrying case so that you can avoid any unwanted spills.

BUY IT: Amazon, $16.99

Use these sturdy storage containers to bring all of your pre-made tailgating treats with you. Each one in the set has an airtight seal, which will help you avoid any spills along the way.

BUY IT: Amazon, $17.95 (Set of 36)

Once the barbecue is fired up and you're diving into your tailgate treats, a regular napkin is just not going to do. We suggest using these heavy-duty, striped kitchen towels instead. They're big enough to cover your entire lap while you're chowing down or clean up any unexpected spills. Throw them into the washer when you get home and they'll be as good as new for your next tailgate.

BUY IT: Amazon, $11.49 (Pack of 4)

This outdoor blanket can work nicely as a warm-up option for anyone who's feeling chilly during the tailgate festivities or inside the stadium during the game. Buy one for each of your family members as a special gift to kick off the start of football season.

BUY IT: Amazon, $29.99

The YETI Colster is like a stainless steel bear hug for your sodas or longnecks. The gasket secures your drink in place, while the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your can ice cold. Plus, it doesn't sweat, which means you say 'adios' to damp or frostbitten hands.

BUY IT: Amazon, $24.99

Bring along these fun games to keep your group busy while you're tailgating. This three-in-one set lets you play either ladderball, bean-bag toss or washer toss. Put the kids in charge of organizing their own game-time kickoff and they'll stay busy for hours.

BUY IT: Amazon, $47.54

Be prepared for those unfortunate showers with these emergency disposable rain ponchos. The drawstring design and sleeves mean you'll actually stay dry during the festivities.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10.98 (Pack of 6)

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