When you attend a house party you typically like to bring a gift for the host. Normally it is a bottle of wine or maybe a flower arrangement. Even though tailgating is kind of like a house party where there is a host, a bottle of wine or a vase of flowers seems a bit out of place. We recently discovered the Fan of U Football Gift Set that might possibly be the best host gift for any tailgating party.
The Fan of U Football Gift Set is a sports ball cut open and holds grilling tools like tongs and a basting brush along with spices, rubs and marinades. It is presented on a block that resembles a football gridiron and wrapped with a bow. Think of it as a gift basket for grillers.
(Disclaimer: We did receive a sample of the Fan of U Football Gift Set for free. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)
The sample we received included:
- Aluminum tongs
- Basting brush
- McCormick Grill Mates Memphis Pit BBQ Rub
- McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade
- McCormick Grill Mates Applewood Rub
- Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning
- Weber Beer Can Chicken Seasoning
- Jim Beam Original Steak Sauce
As you can see, all the contents are the makings of a grilling starter kit and some of the contents could be used right then and there in the parking lot at a tailgate party. Do keep in mind that the contents of each gift ball may vary and the exact contents of the Football Gift Set I received as a sample may differ if you choose to buy one.
In addition to the contents being a welcomed sight at any tailgate, the gift ball itself is pretty realistic. It really is an authentic football cut open and lined inside and on the edges. We took a closer photo of it to show you how it is quite realistic. (Click images to enlarge for detailed view.)
When it comes to all the gifts I have received from tailgate party guests I would rank the Fan of U Football Gift Set as one of the better ones. Therefore it is definitely “Tailgate Approved”. The fact that any tailgater would love to get it and break into it and use the spices and rubs right there in the parking lot makes it a home run.
Although we are all about tailgating, the Fan of U Football Gift Set is not just for tailgating. If your friends or neighbors have a big football watch party when your team is on the road, this would make for a perfect gift. Also, Fan of U does not just make gift sets for football season. They make basketball gift sets along with soccer gift sets too.
The Fan of U Football Gift Set costs $65 and is shipped free within the continental United States. They estimate 10-14 days for delivery and express delivery is available for an extra charge. They even sell the gift balls unfilled so you can choose the brands and the types of contents you would want to give.
To learn more about the Fan of U Football Gift Set and to see the other gift ball sets they offer, visit: fanofu.com