The final days of summer and the start of fall means that tailgating season is upon us. I can just smell the grilling and hear the laughter as people enjoy each other’s company pre-game. If you have friends or family who enjoy a good sports-related gathering, here are 45 Things to Put in a Tailgating Gift Basket. These items won’t bust your budget. Go ahead, become the champ of gift-giving!
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Food Prep Tools
- Basting Brush
- Chip Bowl
- Cutting Board
- Condiment Holders
- Insect Covers for Plates-The ABOEL Large Pop-Up Mesh Screen Food Cover Tents will do the trick.
- Manual Can Opener
- Hamburger Press-The Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press gives adjustable options for patty size and also good for sausage patties and crab cakes.
- Kabob Skewers
- Long-Handled Lighter
- Meat Thermometer
- Oven Mitts-Silicone Oven Mitts – Commercial Grade can handle your hot stuff like a champ.
- Salt/Pepper Shakers
- Silverware Holder
- Team Ice Tray-Such as the NCAA Clemson Tigers Ice Trays & Candy Mold. Trays for various schools are available.
- Thermos-Thermos Vacuum Insulated 32 Ounce Compact Stainless Steel Beverage Bottlefrom Thermos is just plain cool.
Food Storage and Clean Up
- Aluminum Pans
- Aluminum Wrap
- Bungee Cords
- Chip Clips
- Food Storage Containers-Rubbermaid makes containers in a variety of sizes that can really come in handy.
- Saran Wrap
- Ziploc Bags
- Hand Wipes
- Lysol Wipes
- Paper Towels
- Bean Bag Toss Game
- Horseshoe Game- This Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Set is easy set up and take down.
- Ring Toss Game
- Bug Spray
- Combination Water Bottle/Spray Mister
- Mini First-Aid Kit
- Sun Screen
- Plastic or Vinyl Table Cloth
- Table Cloth Weights or Clamp to hold down your table coverings when a wind gust comes along at just the wrong time.
- Small Chalkboard-This Chalkboard Set is perfect for displaying a welcome message or leaving notes.
- Table Runner
- Mini Ketchup Packs
- Shell-On Peanuts
- Tabasco Sauce
- Tailgating Recipe Cookbook
Great containers to use as baskets to contain the other gift basket items would be drink chilling plastic tubs, picnic baskets, or coolers.
Also, you may be interested in checking out:
50 Budget-Friendly Camping Supplies for Gift Baskets
50 Things to Put in Gift Baskets for Men
What great idea’s! I’ll have to take this to my mother in laws on the next cookout. I can’t wait for football season!
Way fun!!! Such great ideas ~ thanks for sharing.
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