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A LifeStraw to give you peace of mind when you’re camping. It’s designed to eliminate 99% of waterborne bacteria and certain parasites, and it filters contaminants as small as 0.2 microns. Plus! Each LifeStraw will last long enough to effectively strain 1,000 gallons of water.
A box of mosquito-repellent incense sticks for warding off buzzing blood-suckers within a 12 foot radius for up to 2.5 hours. You deserve to play all day without slapping yourself silly because an (IMO very rude) bug wants a snack.
Or a DEET-free plant-based insect repellant because it provides up to six hours of protection from pesky mosquitoes without leaving behind a greasy film.
A portable 100-inch movie screen so your family’s outdoor movie night isn’t ruined by the little one in the back whining, “I can’t see the screen!” It’s lightweight yet sturdy, large enough for everyone (and probably the neighbors) to see, and reviewers say setup takes mere minutes.
A tabletop barbecue if you crave the fun (and taste!) of grilling a big hunk of meat and veggies but don’t have the space for a full-sized grill.
An outdoor drink stakes set that’ll securely hold your glass of lemonade in a safe spot. You know what’s not fun? Setting down your soda only for it to fall over on the uneven ground, get kicked accidentally, or be invaded by ants.
A hammock chair to turn your porch into an oasis. It can support up to 320 pounds, and has built-in pockets so all your relaxation essentials are always nearby.
A Chuckit! ball launcher for anyone with an energetic pup. Exhaust your dog with minimum effort on your part and have a ball — literally and figuratively! — together.
And a set of anti-chafing thigh bands because hell hath no fury like a pair of angry, sweaty, chafing thighs. You should be able to go about your fun summertime adventures without your body attacking itself.
A magical sand-sifting mat if you think it ~shore~ is annoying when you’re at the beach and your blanket is covered in sand. It’s large enough to fit the family, and durable, quick drying, and water resistant.
A set of color-changing inflatable pool balls that’ll entice you to actually get in the pool, even if it’s just to pose with your new lights for Instagram. They’re solar powered and will last about eight hours on a charge.
A pair of dog leggings (!!!!!) to keep Fido’s legs — not just his paws — protected from all the spring showers (read: mud everywhere). Now he can play in all the puddles and you don’t have to deep clean your carpets. A win-win!
A 4-in-1 inflatable pool float for making pool time even more fun. But beware — it’s so dang comfortable that you might want to buy two so you don’t have to share!
A stainless-steel insert because, gosh darn it, the weather’s nice and you want to have a family pizza night. Good thing this kit converts your charcoal grill into a fancy schmancy pizza oven so you can enjoy custom pies at home.
A mini inflatable pool so you can make your summery dreams of relaxing in a pool with a glass of sweet tea a reality — even if you have a small backyard.
Or a dog/kiddie pool if you’re looking for a more durable option that can withstand kids and dogs roughhousing. It’s portable and folds down so you can store it in the garage for next summer.
A three-piece furniture set that’ll provide a cushy place to land after a long day at work. Unwinding with a glass of wine on the patio sounds pretty fun if you ask me.
A crawfish boil table top for containing the family’s mouthwatering mess of old bay-seasoned seafood. The best part = everyone’s food is separated so Dad can’t steal all the good stuff. Plus it’s designed to clip to a trashcan so you can easily toss the shells and corn cobs that are taking up precious real estate on your plate.
An inflatable lounge chair because it’s big enough to sit multiple people comfortably yet it takes up barely any weight — just 2.65 pounds to be exact — in your camping backpack. Inflating it will take a little bit of getting used to (basically, you have to run around to fill it with air), but it’ll stay inflated for at least five to six hours.
A DIY bee hotel that’ll provide a home for some very helpful pollinators. Your backyard is about to be the ~buzziest~ place to be…e. Not only will you help save the bees, but you’ll probably also see your flower garden blossom thanks to these flying fertilizers.
An umbrella light to provide some much-needed overhead lighting when the sun sets but your fam is in the middle of an intense Uno game.
A splurge-worthy pop-up tent for creating a spacious shelter that allows you and up to seven other people to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather.
A pair of hiking socks because getting a blister a quarter of the way through your 3-mile hike is no bueno.
Some vented wine covers so you can let your freshly uncorked cab breathe without it turning into a swimming pool for bugs. The covers are weighted so they won’t blow away at the slightest breeze.
A nontoxic disposable hanging fly trap if your garden is overrun by these buzzing pests. OK fine, this isn’t exactly a “fun” product but it will help you enjoy your outdoor space more when you’re not being harassed by terrifying monster flies.
A hanging curved lounge chair that’ll keep you shaded and comfy as you chill by the pool. Now’s the perfect time (and this is the perfect place) to curl up and crack open that book you said you were going to read.
A very practical sunshade triangle so you can create some much-needed shade. Camping isn’t as fun when you’re getting blasted by the sun. This airy shade lets the breeze pass through while shielding you from up to 95% of the sun’s rays.
A washer toss game for encouraging a little friendly competition during the next family barbecue.
A balcony bar because you want to enjoy the breeze and sunlight but your itty bitty balcony is trying to ruin your fun. It attaches to the railing and even comes with a built-in barrier to prevent things from falling over the side.
A bee-proof and drip-free hummingbird feeder so you can chill on your deck while watching these fast-moving flyers.
A pair of polarized sunglasses if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors. Polarized lenses are designed to reduce reflection and glare, improving clarity in super bright light.
A water-resistant portable stadium seat with a mesh seatback pocket that’ll probably make you want to throw away your bulky camping chairs. It converts to a two-person bench pad if you lay it flat.
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