Eight Outdoor Essentials to Make the Most of Summer 2020

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Everything looks a little different this summer, including outdoor entertaining. You and your family may have had more backyard cookouts than ever before. Perhaps you meet friends for picnics in the nearest park, or your neighbors gather in respective driveways for block-wide happy hours. Or, you could be solo sipping on your fire escape to ring in the weekend.

No matter what the rest of 2020 brings, you’ll want the best gear to make the most of your home. Here are eight items to improve every entertaining scenario.

Wine Tote

Safely carry two of your favorite wine bottles to a friend’s backyard in this no-nonsense, Neoprene bag.

$14.99 Wine Enthusiast

Picnic Tray

Tote your happy hour essentials outside in style with this cheery melamine tray. Its handle and scalloped edges keep glasses and snacks safe, while the cherry pattern is sure to brighten moods.

$23.56 Sur La Table

Wine Glass Party Pack

The perfect gift or addition to your entertaining arsenal, this party pack of 12 shatter-resistant, BPA-free glasses upgrade indoor-outdoor sipping. Best of all? All are dishwasher safe.

$49.95 Wine Enthusiast

Beverage Dispenser

Fix batched cocktails, sangria or lemonade in this 2.5-gallon glass dispenser with a handsome acacia wood base.

$89.99 Wine Enthusiast

Personal Concrete Fireplace

No fire pit? No problem. This personal concrete fireplace packs a lot of heat into its five-inch diameter base. It runs on rubbing alcohol and is ideal for s’mores.

$95 Food52

Inflatable Pool

If your go-to public pool is closed, you might want to take matters into your own backyard. Just be sure to keep splash sessions limited to households and sanitize between uses.

$89.99 Amazon

Foldable Patio Furniture Set

For those eager to maximize small spaces, this slim, three-piece furniture set comes in a variety of colors and folds down for easy storage.

$109.99 Amazon

Stainless Steel Ice Bucket

Keep your cool with a sleek, stainless-steel ice bucket. This one comfortably holds a six-pack of beer or two wine bottles.

$150 Food52
Published on August 13, 2020
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