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14 Epic Tailgate Products to Elevate Game Day

Football season is finally here! And we've rounded up our top picks for clever, useful and downright fun tailgate gear.

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YETI Wheeled Cooler

If you’re meeting friends all the way across the parking lot, the last thing you want to do is lug a heavy cooler. Luckily, this YETI Tundra Haul cooler has two wheels and a handle for easy toting. Plus, this bad boy is heavily insulated to ensure your game day foods stay ice cold. The YETI also comes with a five-year warranty so you can rest easy knowing this piece of tailgate gear will perform season after season.

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Portable Fire Pit

Did someone say s’mores? Warm up a chilly game day with the Ranger portable fire pit from Solo Stove. The smokeless design ensures you won’t annoy fellow tailgaters, and the removable ash pan makes cleanup a breeze. You can also cook over this fire pit’s open flame, or take it to the next level with grill cooking accessories.

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Tabletop Fly Fans

The only thing that should be flying through your tailgate is a football or cornhole bag. Stop pesky pests before they land with these tabletop fly fans. A combination of colored dots on the wings and soft, spinning blades prevent uninvited insects from crashing your party. Plus, they run on batteries for game day convenience. No outlets required! Check out these other products that keep bugs away from your outdoor eats.

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3-in-1 Can Cooler

Keep your cold one, well, cold, with the BrüMate Hopsulator 3-in-1 can cooler. This insulated koozie has three different functions to ensure every drink, no matter the size, stays chilled. Simply slide in a 16-ounce can, add the freezable adapter and a 12-ounce can or pour your bevvie directly into the insulated vessel and attach the lid. Cheers! For hot drinks, give these thermoses a try.

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Inflatable Serving Bar

Keeping your outdoor eats at a food-safe temperature has never been easier. This set of three, easy-to-inflate serving bars holds ice and everything from batches of beer dip to the best hard seltzers. And, a clear plug on the bottom of each bar makes draining ice water easy.

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Casserole Carrier

Is it really a tailgate unless our favorite slider recipes make an appearance? This Scout casserole carrier keeps your 13×9 pan warm for up to three hours.

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Mini Beer Pong

If your tailgate setup has room for a full-fledged beer pong table, more power to you. But for the rest of us, this mini beer pong game is a fun compromise. To use, fill each mini cup with your favorite cheap beer, then catapult the small, tethered ball into your opponent’s drink. Measuring 22 inches long by just over 7 inches wide, this game fits on any tailgate table.

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Cold Beer Coats

When the weather takes a turn, you’ll be glad you packed these beer can puffer jackets in with your tailgate gear. Not only will they keep your hands warm while holding a 12-ounce can, but they’re a fun conversation starter, too. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to suit your style. Talk about a gift for beer lovers!

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Heated Car Blanket

Tailgating in the Midwest? Come prepared with this electric car blanket. It plugs directly into your car or truck’s cigarette lighter and provides plenty of cozy heat. This blanket is also a great way to quickly warm up after the game!

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Tailgate Goodie Box

You’ll be the tailgate MVP for showing up with this big box of goodies from Cheryl’s Cookies. Your crew will love digging into frosted cutouts, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, football-shaped chocolates and more. Plus, it ships in a festive gridiron box. These tailgate desserts are also a hit.

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ThermoPop Meat Thermometer

Avoid serving anyone an undercooked bratwurst. This ThermoPop digital pocket meat thermometer is a tailgate gear essential. It makes checking the temperature of your grilled meats a breeze. Plus, the slim, colorful design is easy to keep in your pocket.

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Tailgate Candle

Set the scene for your tailgate with a festive scent. Homesick and Bud Light teamed up to create the ultimate tailgate candle. With a burn time of 60-80 hours, this fall candle features notes of lawn chairs, hops, grass, cedar, smoked charcoal and more.

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Tire Table

Your tailgate setup works smarter, not harder, when this tire table is in tow. Crafted from steel, this sturdy gadget mounts directly onto your tire and holds up to 50 pounds. When it’s time to head home, the tire table folds flat for easy storage.

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Condiment Carrier

Mustard? Check. Ketchup? Coming right up. Paper towels? An absolute must. This genius condiment carrier has space for all your tailgating odds ‘n ends. It’s also a great camping essential.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.