8 Gadgets for Your Next Tailgate

Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.

Nothing says fall like a great tailgate — the perfect combination of family, friends and football. Here are eight gadgets that will not only make your party complete, but will also make you the envy of your fellow tailgaters.

1. Ion Audio iPA77 Tailgater Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Equipped with a microphone, Bluetooth technology, AM/FM Radio and a USB charge port, this speaker is perfect for pre-game tunes and gametime broadcasts. With a convenient 50-hour rechargeable battery, you won’t have to worry about plugging in this portable speaker all day. The Bluetooth technology allows you to easily pair the speaker with your phone, and the USB charge port ensures that you can enjoy the party without worrying about your phone running out of battery. $120, Amazon


2. Coleman RoadTrip Portable LXE Grill

Harness your inner grillmaster with this portable grill by Coleman. It’s small enough to fit in the back of your trunk, and sets up quickly and easily. When you’re ready to begin grilling, simply push a button to turn on the matchless lighting system. The cooking surface is the perfect size at 285 square inches, and with wheels and a large handle, transporting it is a breeze. $150, Dick’s Sporting Goods


3. Hang N Out Trash Bag Holder

A portable trash bag holder is a must at every tailgate. Dubbed “the world’s best tailgating trash bag holder,” this handy device holds 30-gallon drawstring bags and fits right over your tire. $35, hangnout.com


4. Picnic Time Touchdown Cutting Board

Light and portable, this festive cutting board can double as a serving tray. $38, Ellen’s on Elm, 841 Elm St., Winnetka


5. SpinChill: Portable Drink Chiller

Nothing is worse than a warm beer or soda. Luckily, this portable drink chiller takes only a minute to chill your canned or bottled beverage. Simply clip the SpinChill to the top of your drink, place it on ice, and watch it chill the drink by spinning it. $25, spinchill.com


6. Wild Sports NFL Tailgate Toss Bean Bag Game

Liven up your tailgate with some friendly competition! Customize the two game boards with the logo and colors of the team of your choice. Eight beanbags are included, and the game’s attached handles make it is easy to transport. $71, Amazon


7. Kamprite Director’s Chair with Side Table & Cooler

Complete with a folding side table and cooler that holds up to 12 cans, you’ll never want to get up from this chair. Sit back, relax and enjoy the party. $65, Target


8. NCAA Snack Helmet Chip & Dip Tray II

Show your NCAA team spirit with this helmet-shaped snack holder, complete with two compartments and two trays. $54, Wayfair.com


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