Make your Homegate Great: Essentials to elevate your homegate year-round in 2021
It’s become more than apparent that homegating is bound to continue in 2021. Why not make everything perfect at home so that you get to enjoy the experience yourself with your friends and family? We’ve rounded up this list of homegating must-haves you can use to make your homegate the most memorable this year.
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Homegate-ready Comfy Chairs
Whether indoors or outdoors, these are chairs for you to kick back and relax in while homegating in 2021.
- Esright Massage Recliner
You can relax with this great recliner and take advantage of the 360-degree swivel when you’re watching with your family. It even has 2 cup holders and extra storage bags to rest your drinks. You can even have some magazines to hold. It’s the perfect chair for reading, watching the game, and even catching Zs.
- PORTAL Oversized Zero Gravity Lounge Recliner
This outdoor folding chair fully reclines, has a mesh back, padded seats, adjustable pillow headrest, natural wooden arms, and an attached adjustable side table (with cup holder). Experience the comfort of your backyard or patio in a whole new setting and comfort level with this ergonomically designed recliner that has a capacity of up to 350 lbs. You’re homegate ready for sure with this baby.
2021 Homegating BBQ Must-haves
What’s homegating without a cookout? Fire up the grill and kick up your gathering with these essential BBQ accessories.
- A Bluetooth Speaker
Get one of these to help you pump up the volume outside while you’re barbequing. One of the best deals on the market is the Cambridge Soundworks OontZ. It has rich bass, a 10+ watt power amp and has Bluetooth 4.2.
- Outdoor Smart TV/4K TV
If you want to enjoy the game in style, you’ve got to have a great TV. The Samsung 8 Series 50 inch 4K LED Smart TV is a great choice that will serve you for many seasons.
- Gas Grill
You can’t go wrong with a great gas grill at a barbecue. This built-in, 3-burner one from Blaze will do everything from cooking burgers to steaks in your home outdoor oasis.
- Outdoor Patio Heater
A wall mount patio heater will do the atmosphere of the barbeque some good. While the cold lasts, make full use of these great deals.
- Outdoor Refrigerators
If you’re going to be spending the entire day outside, have some outdoor refrigeration ready to keep those beers cool. Luckily, there are plenty of choices for outdoor refrigerators, ice makers or kegerators.
- Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Whip up some delicious pizzas with this portable propane outdoor pizza oven from Camp Chef Italia.
- BBQ Smokers
Can’t have a proper barbeque without a smoker. Try this charcoal one: the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker to complete your homegating experience.
- Fire Pits
Want to barbeque in style with a natural gas fire pit? It’ll definitely add some flair to the mix. Try BBQGuys Signature Series Westfalen Table Top and light up your 2021 homegating experience .
- Outdoor Kitchen Storage
If building the ultimate outdoor kitchen, try Blaze’s 32-inch Double Access Door or if in need of a portable grilling station, try the Suncast Outdoor Grilling Prep Station.
- Pellet Grills
Want a Wi-Fi controlled pellet grill? Why not right? You’ll make everything easier on yourself when you’re designing the perfect homegating experience in 2021. Try the Traeger Pro 575 on for size.
5 Must-have Games for Homegating 2021
No surprise that cornhole is consistently voted the most popular tailgating game. These new Official ACL Pro Cornhole Tournament Broadcast Boards (as seen on ESPN) are designed & manufactured by the American Cornhole League itself. They’re crafted with very high-quality Baltic Birch plywood and coated with a smooth proprietary finish. These boards are rated for high-level playing and are sure to be the talk of your homegate party.
- Ping Pong
Sharpen your reflexes playing the classic game of ping pong (or table tennis) both as singles or doubles. You’ll have hours of fun indoors or outdoors with this portable XGEAR Anywhere Ping Pong Equipment to-Go set. Show off your skills and support your favorite sports team at the same time, with officially licensed accessories (i.e.: paddles or balls).
This is an American classic. With the FRIENDS fever at its peak these days, it’s a great time to get back the foosball table. You can spend a lot of time with your friends or kids, and even play 3 on 3 if you get creative. OR, if you’ve got limited space and like game variety, check out this MD Sports Multi Game Combination Table Set that’s a 4-in-1, fully equipped combination kit with all the basics for: Table Tennis, Slide Hockey, Pool, and Foosball.
We at Inside Tailgating are big fans of QB54 for its dual function, creativity and catchiness! It’s two canvas tailgating chairs that convert into a goal and goalposts to play a two or four-person game of “football.” Great for the backyard or portable for whatever outdoor gathering you’re off to.
Created by retired MLB pitcher Kevin Jepsen and 3 more former teammates, CupCheck is the ultimate game of disc-throwing skill providing endless entertainment for the backyard, beach, campground or tailgate competition. The game features two discs, four cups and four poles, and is designed to be played either 1 on 1 or in teams of 2.
Must-have Drinkware for Homegating
Good drinkware is a definite homegate essetingal. Here are some options that you can use this year while you’re preparing the best homegating experience.
- Skinny Tumblers
These multicolored pastel tumblers will be great for a homegating party. All of these can hold 16 oz and come with free straw cleaners.
- 4 Pack Travel Tumblers
If you’re having your posse over, make sure you get these 4 pack travel tumblers. They each hold 20 oz. and have a sweat proof design so you’ll be ready for some sun and heat.
- YETI Rambler 20 Oz Tumbler
If you want something a little extra, go for the YETI Rambler. It has a steel exterior with a vacuum insulated MagSlider Lid. Plus, there are officially licensed options for a favorite team to choose from.
- BrüMate HOPSULATOR TRíO
Be prepared for your next homegate or tailgate with the HOPSULATOR TRíO which features double-walled stainless steel with an extra copper layer that keeps your drinks 20x colder than a standard neoprene can cooler, so that your last sip has the same refreshing kick as the first. The TRíO’s 3-in-1 technology fits 16 oz cans, has an adapter for 12 oz cans and can be used as a tumbler. Did we mention it will fit in your car cupholder too?..
So don’t wait and bring the tailgating experience to your own back yard today! Use any of these 2021 homegating must-haves to enhance your fun at home, or let us know if you think we’ve missed something.
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