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Budget Friendly vs. Luxury Splurge Must Haves: Sports Mom Edition


Being a sports mom is a rewarding and busy role that often involves shuttling kids to practices, attending games, and cheering them on from the sidelines. To make the experience more enjoyable and organized, every sports mom needs a set of essential items to survive game day. Here are some of those must-have items to bring on game day...with a budget-friendly version and a splurge version. What are some of the items you can't live without?


 

FOLDING CHAIRS

 
Amazon Basics Camping CHair

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $32.99


This folding chair offers the basic features we've come to expect from these kind of chairs: comfortable arm rests, cup holders, collapsible with an easy carry shoulder bag. No bells or whistles on this chair, but it is invaluable on game day. Buy one for everyone and toss them in the trunk of the car so you always have them when you need them. Comes in black and blue (we love the blue).


 
REALEAD Heated Camping CHair

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $99.99



You read that right...HEATED camping chair. Powered by a portable USB Battery (not included) this chair can keep your butt warm on the sidelines eliminating the temperature-related misery that comes with being a sports mom. With three levels of heat, this chair can adjust to any sports season. Pockets on the side can hide keys or snacks. The 400lb weight limit means that you can sit with all the little brothers and sisters on your lap without worrying.



 

WATER BOTTLES

 
Pogo Water Bottles

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $9.99


We carry these Pogo bottles EVERYWHERE! Not only are they easy to just toss in the dishwasher (no straw to mess with) but they come in a variety of sizes and a rainbow of colors. Our favorites are the blue and gray.


 
Hydro Flask

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $49.95


The much beloved, classic Hydro Flask! This insulated stainless steel 32 oz. water bottle is double-walled and vacuum sealed to keep the contents cold/hot. Flex straw makes sipping between innings a breeze. Dishwasher safe and available in a bunch of colors to match your favorite teams.







 

COOLERS

 
Coleman Cooler

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $33.50


This classic Coleman cooler is the perfect cooler to have on hand. The 48 qt holding capacity means you can keep drinks for the whole family as well as orange slices for the whole team cool for hours.



 
YETI cooler

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $325.00


There is a reason that YETI has a cult following. This super insulated cooler is a statement piece that will last you for DECADES! Available in tons of colors.


 

SUNSCREEN

 
Coppertone Sport Spray

BUDGET-FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $18.39


Long days on the ball field means you need a sunscreen that can keep up with you. Water resistant for up to 90 minutes and sweat proof, this SPF 50 sumscreen has it all in a convenient spray bottle.



 
Supergoop! PLAY lotion

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $36.00


It's no secret how much we love this brand. Supergoop! is hands down one of the best sunscreens you can buy. This fast absorbing PLAY lotion is great for sensitive skin and is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes!



 

OUTDOOR BLANKET

 
Good Gain Waterproof Picnic Blanket

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $19.99


The large 78" x 54" size means the whole family can fit on this blanket. The waterproof backing means that even when the grass is wet, you won't be.


 
YETI Lowlands Blanket in Green

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $200.00

YETI makes another appearance on this splurge list. This blanket is 78" x 55" so it is big enough for the whole family to take a seat. The waterproof backer, bright green color and carrying case make it a splurge-worthy purchase.


 

FIRST AID KIT

 

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $18.18

 

From a brand you trust, this first aid kit is suitable to treat minor cuts and scrapes. With plenty of bandages and other first aid staples this is a must-have.


 
HOmestock+ First Aid Kit

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Homestock+ Comprehensive First Aid Kit

Price: $70.17

 

This well-stocked first aid kit comes with over 200 items including bandages, alcohol prep wipes, gloves, ice packs and an emergency blanket. Everything is organized in a sleek mini suitcase. with a zipper that means everything stays where it belongs.





 

STADIUM CHAIR

 
Coleman Stadium Seat

BUDGET FRIENDLY VERSION

Price: $16.99

 

Just what you need to keep your butt from going cold and numb in the stadium. The padded seat easily and back support make it easier to sit for hours on those metal bleachers watching your little ones run around. .




 
IFNOW Heatede Stadium Seat

LUXURY SPLURGE VERSION

Price: $129.99

 

We all know how tough it can be to sit through any of the winter sports in the bleachers. Why not splurge on a heated stadaium seat. The USB power bank is included and slides easily into one of the side pockets. It also has 6 reclining positions to give your back a break.


 

So there you have it. Our favorite budget-friendly and luxury splurge versions of the sports mom must haves. What else do you bring with you to survive game day?



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