Do you feel it in the air? The changing of summer to back-to-school season with all the new school supplies, new clothes and new adventures that await. The drumbeat of fall is beginning to build, and with that comes one of the most important seasons for all of south Louisiana: FOOTBALL SEASON.
Whether you’re a Tiger, a Saint or a Jaguar, football season in southern Louisiana is special. Away goes the beach toys and out comes the cornhole and horseshoe games, the tailgating tents, the BBQ pits, the gumbo pots and the Bloody Mary’s. It’s a time for friends, gatherings, parties and food!
So, in honor of Louisiana’s grand tailgating traditions, we put together our favorite gift ideas for the tailgater in your life. Want to bring a special gift for that first kick-off tailgate? Well here you go, the trendiest AND most useful tailgating gifts we could find. So cheers to you and may all your gridiron dreams come true this season!
1. Ceramic Oyster Shells via Loftin Oysters
Love chargrilled oysters but hate the work that comes with shucking, cleaning and grilling? Enter these AMAZING artistically handcrafted ceramic oyster shells. Easy to tote to tailgates, easy to clean (we’re talking dishwasher safe, people) and capable of withstanding any direct heat from grilling or broiling. Just add already shucked oysters and call it a day. These ceramic shells are handcrafted in New Orleans and are specifically created to stand upright, hold lots of buttery liquid and be re-useable for any occasion. We call that a TOUCHDOWN.
And for a limited time, you can use promo code shopgirl17 when you order for a 15% off discount!
2. Custom Washer/Cornhole Boards
(photo courtesy of Victory Tailgate)
One of our family’s favorite tailgating games is Washers, sometimes called Cornhole. This game provides the perfect way to give a customized gift to your tailgating hero. You can build your own (instructions here, here and here), or order these from the many vendors offering NCAA officially licensed artwork for your favorite team.
3. The GrOpener
Stop, pop and chug. That’s as easy as 1-2-3 with this handy little gadget - the one-handed beer opener, the GrOpener. This may be a small gift, but an absolute perfect host or hostess gift to bring to any tailgate to which you’ve been invited. They come in several color options and even have a keychain option!
Need some help gathering gifts for all your tailgating occasions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you! Happy Tailgating!