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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Country Music Festival Fans

Anybody whose experienced a country music festival knows preparation is key to maximum enjoyment. The often multi-day extravaganzas can take a toll on you from day one if you don’t come ready for the long haul.

Luckily, Wide Open Country has you and your music festival-loving friend covered. These gifts are perfect for the fanatic who already snagged their tickets to one of country music’s big festivals but probably needs some help preparing. The best part is that they’re all super affordable. Snag a few for your friend and they’ll be extremely grateful by day three!

Water Backpack

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Safety first! This hydration backpack keeps your friend fully loaded up on quality H20 so they can keep the festivities going all day long. It’s a super easy way to free up your hands and also stay hydrated for those long hauls when you have to camp out to get a great spot for your favorite artist. $36

Sunscreen Flask

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After you make sure you’re hydrated properly, you’ll want to make sure you’re also protected from the sun. Oh, just kidding, this is just a super sneaky way to bring your own booze into the festival without having to take a mortgage out to pay for a few beers. Classic. The bag check people won’t think twice when they see these sunscreen tubes. Fill them up with booze to save a few bucks. But also don’t forget the real sunscreen. That’s important too. $11

Vintage American Flag Cowboy

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Here’s the deal: cowboy hats can be really expensive. You may not want to risk bringing a nice out to a festival. But it’s still nice to have one. Snag one of these super patriotic “vintage” looking hats for your festival loving-friend to help complete their look, keep them in the shade and make sure they’re not too worried about if it ends up on the ground once or twice. $27

Portable Pocket Blanket

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Lawn chairs are cumbersome and those giant inflatable things deserve their own special ring of hell. (Seriously, don’t be the person that brings an inflatable freaking bed to a festival, because karma will absolutely pop it). But you’re also going to get tired of standing. This ultracompact travel blanket makes it comfy to sit down but also stays durable and reusable enough for multiple setups over multiple days. Water proof, sand proof and easy to carry. Perfect. $19

Ear Plugs

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Sure, ear plugs aren’t the sexiest gift in the world, but nothing is sexier than still being able to hear the headliner on day three. These ear plugs in particular do a great job of feeling comfortable and reducing noise without distorting the sound. They also look pretty transparent and come with a cool carrying case so you can only use them when you really need to. $20

Portable Flag Pole

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If you’re traveling in a group but you want to separate, somebody needs to be able to wrangle everybody back in. You’ve probably seen a bunch of fun flags at different festivals. Now you can rally the troops with your own custom flag hung from this pole. It goes up super high so it’s both visible to others and won’t block the visibility of anybody around you. $30

Lipstick-Sized Phone Charger

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This handy lipstick-sized charger holds enough charge to get your iPhone (or other type of phone) back up and running in no time. It uses a USB connector so it’s compatible with tons of phones. It can get your phone up to a complete charge or darn near it in just a little while, and it’s easy to recharge at home between festival days. Between all the pictures and texts, your phone is absolutely going to die. Don’t get stranded. $13

Dry Boot Protector

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There’s a good chance your festival loving friend is going to wear their boots to the show. You know, I know, they know it. The least they can do is protect it with a good spray of dry boot protector. It adheres to leather and other materials and seals out all the nastiness that people inevitably walk through at festivals, from mud and rain to beer to the unfortunate byproduct of beer. Festivals can be gross. At least make sure your styling boots stay safe. $10

Fanny Pack

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Oh, get over it. Yeah, “fanny” is a funny word, but these handy accessories are lifesavers. Give one as a gift because somebody is too proud to buy it themselves and they’ll be thanking you after the festival. No more worrying about where your phone, your keys, your *ahem* sunscreen went. It’s all right there, nice and safe on you. No purse snatching or misplacing here. Just good old fashioned fanny fashion. $11

Country Music Tee

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Everybody needs a country music t-shirt when you head out to the festival. You can generally go one of three ways: the vintage band t-shirt (always a classic), the current favorite artist t-shirt (it’s good to buy artists’ merch) or the funny t-shirt. Let’s go with the funny t-shirt for now, because this one is probably just flat out true. We may all be getting together for our love of country music, but there’s a good chance at least a few people are going to go too far and piss you off. This shirt just lays it out on the line right off the bat. Plus, most festivals are multiple days, so you’ve still got opportunities to support your favorite bands (unless you’re gross and stick with one shirt). $19

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