It’s that time of year again. Time to shop for that person on your gift list who has everything and is impossible to buy for. On top of that, you need to find something that is small enough to fit into their stocking. Have no fear because this is our fifth year publishing our annual Stocking Stuffer Guide for Tailgaters. (Our previous guides are still excellent for ideas as well… 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010)
Grab these ideas and make sure to order these items to arrive in time to stuff them in the tailgater in your life’s stocking.
Everyone hates the high prices of food and drink inside the stadium or concert venues. Why not fight back and smuggle your booze into events using these stealth flasks made to look like hand lotion tubes? Each one is made of food-grade plastic, holds 4 oz. of liquid, and comes in a 3-pack. A total of 12 ounces of booze was smuggled between all three lotion flasks. The box also includes two mini funnels to fill them up easily at home before heading to the game or concert. $15
These gloves are warm and comfortable with a soft microfleece shell, Thinsulate insulation, waterproof lining, and soft rubber-tech grip. Oh, did we mention it also has a cup holder built right in to hold your favorite beverage? The elastic stretch beverage holder accommodates all types of beverages – bottles, cans, plastic cups and water bottles all fit snugly in the holder. Simply flip the holder around to the palm side of the glove and attach it to the Velcro tab. When not in use, the holder attaches to the back of the glove, completely out of the way. Comes in a number of colors including Midnight Black, Gripper Green, Glacier Blue, and Cardinal Red, so you can be sure to coordinate with your favorite team. Or go for the Highland Timber Camo if you are trying to remain properly hydrated while hiding from deer… or your wife with that “honey do” list in her hand. $24.99
Yeah, we know. Ho hum. Who needs another bottle opener? The tailgater that wants to look like a badass opening up beer bottles, that’s who! Nothing says badass like a bottle opener made from a previously fired .50 caliber shell. .50 Cals are the guns they mount to the top of Humvees and can rip a hole into a telephone pole the size of a grapefruit. If you want to see a single .50 Cal bullet vs 18 inches of solid ice, check out this video HERE. Suffice it to say, you open up your beer bottle with a previously fired .50 caliber shell, that pretty much shows everyone you are a badass tailgater. $15
The college football season is coming to a close but the NFL season still has a few more games to go plus playoff games. That means a few more games with cold weather tailgating to deal with. No one likes to be cold, especially when it is your hands and feet. These hand and feet warmers are small enough to stuff in a stocking and when in use, last a long time. Just removed them from the package, and expose them to the air to get the chemical reaction going and your tailgater can enjoy constant warmth in their hands and feet for the tailgate and even into game time. Price varies based on quantity and style found at Warmers.com.
Willy Wonka once said Candy Is Dandy But Liquor Is Quicker. These stocking stuffers are perfect for the tailgater that is tired of beer and wants something with a little more kick. The Cocktail Masters are like the Swiss Army Knives of cocktail tools. With all the needed tools to make the perfect margarita, martini, or mojito, the Quench Products Cocktail Masters are highly portable to any tailgate party and will fit nicely into anyone’s stocking. $14.99
This product could pair nicely with the last stocking stuffer idea. Dihydromyricetin, commonly nicknamed DHM, is a natural extract of the Oriental Raisin Tree. (Hovenia Dulcis) DHM has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as a hangover cure and intoxication blocker. Initial studies concluded that DHM supplements greatly reduce hangover symptoms and negate many of the negative side effects commonly associated with intoxication such as slurred speech, loss of coordination, and lowered reaction time without any adverse side effects. Sounds too good to be true and we thought the same thing until we tested it. The stuff works. It not only works but works really well. We wouldn’t do you wrong. $1.00 / capsule
Let’s face it, most people do not like the taste of liquor straight. In order to combat the age-old problem of grimacing after taking a tequila shot and scrambling for a chaser, the inventors of Shot Straws apparently have a solution. You take the shot out of an oversized straw with a valve at the bottom in order to drink your shot and chaser one right after the other. Small enough to fit in your tailgating kit to have three or four and the perfect size for stuffing that tailgater’s stocking. $19.99
Christmas lights are everywhere right now but the tailgaters get shorted-changed. Most tailgaters do not decorate their pop-up tents in holiday lights mainly because they are a hassle to set up and you need an electricity source. Also, most holiday lights aren’t specifically in your team’s colors so you can’t use them all year. Problem solved with Fanatic Lights. Choose from the color combination that fits your favorite team and they are available in battery-operated and AC power (plug-in) strands. Fanatic Lights are 23 feet long and contain 64 Super Bright 17 mm LED round bulbs per set. $24.95
You already know about the Lotion Flask but what about those beer drinkers that want to enjoy a beer in places where having a beer out in the open is frowned upon? These can covers are made from real aluminum soda pop cans and are the real McCoy. No more fake wrappers that say “Kuku Cola” or “Dr. Pecker”. These are real cans that cover beer cans giving the illusion you are tailgating and just enjoying a 7-Up or a Pepsi. Made to fit 12 oz standard cans, 12 oz Coors/Keystone cans, and 24 oz. Tall Boys, can covers can shield you from unwanted attention when wanting to enjoy a beer in the great urban outdoors. $3 – $5
Nobody likes a dirty grill. Even though once you get your grill up to 500 degrees, it will kill any bacteria that was left as residue from the last tailgate party, you still want a clean grill. Regular grill brushes basically move the residue of the grill bars but you can sometimes taste residual flavors from the last thing you cooked. Steam cleaning is the way to go and Grill Daddy Pro delivers it. You fill the inside with fresh water, turn a knob to allow the water to flow over the brush bristles and scrape your grill like you normally would. The heat from your grill will steam the water and the grill grate comes out sparkling clean.
Who doesn’t love to do a beer bong? Especially if it’s a beer bong in your team’s colors. Now you can mix and match the color of the funnel and the tube to coincide with your tailgater’s team. It’s a pretty simple concept but imagine the look on your tailgater’s face when they find a beer bong in their team’s colors sticking out of their stocking on Christmas morning. Nothing says “Happy Birthday Jesus” like a beer bong in team colors. $11
Bottle openers are a dime a dozen but not the ones that are a new and different way to open up your bottles. The BROpener allows you to turn nearly any surface into a bottle opener. The BROpener is an aluminum device that instead of marking up your table or countertop, is specifically designed to affix to a surface and turn it into a bottle opener by striking your hand on the bottle cap. Use the open hand technique at first and strike with the fatty part of your palm at the base of your thumb. The closed fist technique requires more precise alignment but is in no way difficult. $14.99
The ladies love to tailgate too but when nature calls, they can’t just go behind the tree and get back to tailgating. The Pee Pocket is a disposable funnel that is contoured and shaped for a woman’s body to direct her urine stream while standing up. By using The Pee Pocket, ladies no longer have to look for toilet seat covers, lay down a barrier consisting of toilet tissue strips, or do the classic “hover and go”. Those nasty and dirty port-a-potties at the tailgating parking lot are now not a problem for the ladies because they can stand when nature calls.