There is nothing like college football season in Alabama. When the calendar turns to September, the whole state finds itself immersed in all things football. From supporting your favorite team at home to tailgating at the games, we’ve rounded up 21 of the best local FINDS to ensure you are the MVP of every game day.
IN YOUR HOME
The time has come to add in touches of fall and football into the home. Although we all love our teams, it can be hard to find football items that fit your design aesthetic. We’ve spotted beautiful wood palette coordinate signs that combine the best of both worlds— they affectionally refer to your team’s stadium AND worth with your stylishly-designed home. That’s a win/win in our books! Find these for $25 at Nona Ruth’s.
Nothing says “team spirit” like a festive wine glass, and we’ve found the perfect one. These beautiful etched stemless glasses are the addition to your kitchen you didn’t know you needed. Find a pair with your team’s mascot for $32 at Bromberg’s.
This understated elephant is the ideal way to incorporate your love for the Tide into your space seamlessly. Fill it with beautiful succulents, greenery, or even use it as a candy dish when you have guests over to watch the big game. A color-coordinating tea towel is also a great way to bring in small touches of your team without going over-the-top. Find the ceramic elephant for $22 and the tea towel for $9 at Wild Things.
Want to incorporate your team colors into your home without over doing it? We have your solution. These fun and festive pillows spotted at Paige Albright Orientals provide the perfect pop of color. These gorgeous aztec print pillows come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Can’t you just feel the team spirit? Find these at Paige Albright Orientals.
Is it really gameday if there isn’t food involved? We don’t think so. Delicious bites are essential to having the best tailgate or watch party, but who wants to spend all day in the kitchen? Enter Ashley Mac’s Grab-n-Go tailgating items. They’re the perfect addition to your Saturday plans. Pick it up, pop in the oven if required or simply serve it chilled, and enjoy. You’ll guests will thank you! Grab your game day fuel, ranging from $23 – $30, at Ashley Mac’s.
If you’re looking for a beautiful piece to show off your team spirit, look no further than these handcrafted bowls. Whether you cheer for the Tigers or the Tide, these bowls are the perfect addition to your home this fall season. Put it on display or fill it with your favorite side dish. This is a piece you’ll love for years to come. Find these bowls for $115 each at Wrapsody.
Hey Georgia fans, we haven’t forgotten about you! Update your home to showcase your love of football with a custom doorknocker. Spotted at Avondale Specialty Hardware, this adorable bulldog knocker is the perfect addition to your football loving home. Go dawgs!
Display the sights of your favorite college town in a functional and beautiful way. We’ve found these one-of-a-kind coasters with photos from iconic spots in Tuscaloosa, Auburn, and Samford at The Mercantile by Miller. These coasters are sure to be a conversation starter at your next game day watch party! Find your team’s coasters for $11 each at The Mercantile by Miller.
Make your home smell like football season with a scented candle. This scent, fittingly named “Leather,” burns clean and smells absolutely delicious. You’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the football action, minus the blood, sweat, and tears. Find this, by Fury Bros, for $30 at Mountain Brook’s newest candle bar, Illuminated.
Argentus wine holder
When your team is behind or when your team wins, you’ll need a glass of delicious wine to soothe your nerves. We spotted these stunning wine holders by Argentus at Henhouse Antiques and we knew we had to have them. They are truly timeless and effortless chic glasses that will last forever. Find them at Henhouse Antiques.
Disovered in the South of France by Lolo French Antiques, this beautiful solid walnut table with handcarved elephants is the perfect addition to a Southern football home. This piece is a heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation. Have your family and friends over, whip up your favorite football dish, turn on the game, and create lasting memories around this stunning table! Find this table, for $4,900, at Lolo French Antiques at their new location at 4300 1st Avenue South.
Want to be the hostess with the mostess? Want to have the most beautiful kitchen to host your family and friends on game day? Toulmin Cabinetry can help you renovate your current kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams. Their showroom will inspire you and their staff will assist you every step of the way. You deserve it. Find your new kitchen design at Toulmin Cabinetry.
IN YOUR WARDROBE
Nothing says team spirit like some beautiful, on-trend jewelry. Kendra Scott recently released a gorgeous new collection that can dress up any outfit, for game day or simple everyday wear. Find these necklaces and earrings, ranging from $50 to $100, at Kendra Scott.
Rainy game day gear
You never know what Mother Nature is going to bring to you on game day. While most rain jackets are bulky and rather obnoxious to carry around, this rain jacket folds into itself and turns into an easy-to-carry wristlet. This lightweight, breathable jacket is perfect for even the hottest gameday atmospheres. Find this jacket for $68 at Manhattan South.
Tilton Street game day hoops
Calling all Tide fans! These red and white hoops were made for you. Pair them with your favorite dress, a stylish t-shirt, or a chic romper and cheer on Bama in fashion. Find these for $60 on the SB Shop.
If you’ve been to a stadium recently, you know that most have started to enforce a strict clear bag policy. Thankfully, designers have gotten creative with making clear bags just as beautiful as the purses we would typically carry to games. We are obsessing over this bag, especially with its decorative straps that can be swapped out to match your attire every time you carry it. Functional, on-trend and rule-following! Find this bag for $68 and removable straps for $36 at A’Mano.
No outfit is complete without the right accessories and your game day outfit is no different! These festive earrings at Cahaba Height’s newest boutique, Cradle & Bee are trendy, lightweight and the perfect addition to your spirited ensemble. Go, team, go! Find these, ranging from $42 to $48, at Cradle & Bee.
For your little one
Is there anything cuter than kiddos cheering on their favorite team?! We don’t think so. Have them dressed to the nines (and keep them cool) in this precious set from B. Bayer & Co. This is the kind of piece your babe will wear time and time again. Find these in sizes 1T-3T for $40. We are in the South, so it’s our duty to note that you can add a monogram for an additional $11!
It’s no surprise that the first part of football season in Alabama can be HOT, so we are loving the new trend of fashionable team t-shirts. Pair them with a cute skirt or denim shorts, pop in some bold earrings, and you’re set to cheer on your team in style (and comfort). Find these tees for $28 at Tula J.
FOR THE GAME
If you’re traveling to your favorite college town for a big game, you need to make sure you have the right travel accessories to go along with you. This beautiful metallic Ryder pouch is the perfect size for all of your cosmetic items and toiletries you need on your weekend getaway. Find this at Dorm Decor for $35.
Clayton & Crume natural koozie
Keep your favorite beer cold this game day with this natural leather monogrammed koozie. Loved by both men and women, this koozie is must-have on your football season checklist. Find this koozie for $45 at the SB Shop.
Now, get out and enjoy football season with these game day FINDS!