Are NFL tickets a good Christmas gift for my die hard boyfriend?

My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year, he is 24 and I'm 21. He is a HUGE Dolphins fan, never misses watching a game and is constantly talking football with all his friends. Its literally like he lives and breaths football.

I got him front row tickets to the Dolphins game - the day after Christmas! I also got him a jersey of his favorite player to wear to the game along with a few other dolphins things.

We live about 4 hours from the stadium and I've never been to an NFL game.

I was wondering first how should I give him the tickets? (rather then just putting them in a bag and saying here ya

Also - how early should we arrive at the game? Can you tailgate if its just the two of us? or is that more for a big group of friends to do?

How much is beer/food at the game? Or can I bring my own?

Also anything else I should know?

I'm really excited to show him what I got and hope he loves it.