Skip To Content

    26 Things That'll Make You Want To Spend All Day In Your Backyard

    Alexa, play "Castaways" by the Backyardigans.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A compact yet fully functional firepit for anyone who still wants to enjoy their backyard all winter long. It'll keep you toasty and you'll probably end up toasting up a marshmallow or two...or a full bag.

    Reviewer's fire pit placed outside
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the functionality of this fire pit so much! To just sit by the fire, or to decide we want to do a quick BBQ on it is just so wonderful! I appreciate the cover that comes with it to protect it from the elements. Assembly was quite easy. I look forward to having this for many years to come. I highly recommend this product." —Kimi

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    2. Or a tabletop fireplace so you can enjoy some ooey-gooey s'mores even if you don't have the space for a full-on firepit.

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
    1Man1Garage / Etsy

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon. 1Man1Garage is a small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Promising review: "Soooo cute and easy to put together. We bought a clear spray to put on to protect it and because we actually really liked the look of the burned side. Boyfriend and I bought it to make s'mores for Valentine's. It was a perfect night in." —Bethany Schneider

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $21.60+ (originally $24; available in three styles).

    3. OR! A portable campfire made famous on Shark Tank that basically works like a candle — just light it up and enjoy the picturesque glow! When you're done, just slip the cover on top to extinguish.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is SO great!!! I just used it tonight on the beach for the first time and it was perfect! It was compact, easy to light, the flame was large like a campfire and it gave off much more heat than I expected. It also smelled really good and was easy to put out when we were done." —Kayla V.

    Radiate is a small business focused on portable campfires and accessories.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (also available in packs of two and four).

    4. An oversized block-stacking game that'll truly test your coordination and have everyone joining in for some friendly competition — even your grumpy uncle who always sulks in the corner at every family function.

    three models playing with the stackable tower of blocks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased these for 'game nights' on the terrace during the summer and they were much more popular than I expected. These are solid and seem like they will last quite a while. Solid set and bag makes storing a breeze!" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    5. A seriously chic side table that's hiding a seriously cool secret — it's actually a cooler! Just pop the top to grab an ice-cold drink and then use the elevated portion as a handy drink table.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The cooler kept drinks cold for quite a while especially considering we didn't put much ice in it. The standing feature is nice, too. Just lock the table in the open position and you can use it for a tall drink stand, which works well. If you're looking a little table for a patio set OR for a little patio cooler, this product can take care of both needs." —Phenom13

    Get it from Amazon for $78.09+ (available in three colors).

    6. A supersized dot-connecting game to test your mental agility and have you and your fam saying, "Just one more game!" all day long.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best purchase! We bought it for the kids but my husband and I stayed up until 1 a.m. playing!! It was a hit at our party! Great quality. Yes, you can hit the bar and release the discs, but it hasn't happened to us and wouldn't be a big deal if it did! Totally worth it! So glad we got it!!" —Rechel B

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. Globe string lights to turn your backyard into the ultimate hangout spot, because let's face it, string lights can transform any space into an Instagram-worthy moment.

    the string lights in the back of someone's home
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the dim feature! These bulbs are more round than oval like others, but I love them. When they are off, there’s a cool yellow in them that offers a lovely aesthetic when not in use. Our pergola is wired for lights so we mounted them on and almost always dim them because the white pergola reflects the light. These lights have made our patio my new favorite spot in the house. My husband and I find the evenings so relaxing, we’ve literally grown closer together from spending time out under the lights in our new favorite place." —fishurmo

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).

    8. A set of incredibly popular zero-gravity chairs that'll have you feeling like your floating on a cloud instead of lounging outside in the late-summer heat. Plus, over 25,000 Amazon customers have left a glowing 5-star review so far.

    Two models sitting on Zero Gravity chairs in backyard
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These chairs are quite literally the most comfortable lounge chairs I’ve ever purchased. There is ZERO assembly. You take them right out of the box and they are ready to use — just clip the tray to the side of the chair — that’s it! The mesh netting is comfortable. They are lightweight and fold up easily. They are also super sturdy ... I’m currently writing this review as I comfortably bask in the glorious sun from this chair. Purchase these bad boys. You won’t be disappointed!" —Sturgeonson

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    9. A portable grill so you can keep the festive barbecues going all year long even if you don't have tons of a space for a full-size grill. It has a quick-fold design so you can fold it, roll it, and store it once you're done whipping up some burgers.

    the portable propane grill in red
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This grill is great! It has three burners so the things that you are grilling do not cook unevenly. I purchased a 20-lb to 1-lb propane adapter and hooked up my 20-lb propane to it. It is easy to assemble. I usually prefer a charcoal grill over propane, but this grill came close to giving me the charcoal grill taste, it did not disappoint me. Awesome product!" —Michael S

    Get it from Amazon for $244.30+ (available in five colors).

    10. A wonderfully elegant patio set featuring two sturdy chairs (with cushions!) and a spacious yet compact side table which looks perfect for kicking back and enjoying some beverages with your bestie.

    Two patio chairs and a matching table placed in a backyard setting
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great set for the price! I needed a smaller chair-and-table set for my front porch as it is not very wide and this was perfect! Sturdy build and comfortable. Not hard to put together: All pieces were included and the instructions were easy." —Debbie J.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in five colors).

    11. A ridiculously charming picnic basket with everything you need to have a picture-perfect lunch date right in your backyard. Yes — it even comes with the picnic blanket!

    Amazon

    A set comes with a picnic blanket, stainless steel cutlery, dinner plates, wine glasses, napkins, all-in-one bottle opener, and salt and pepper shakers for either two or four people.

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful!!! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this basket. It is so cute and comes with everything you need including a wine opener! The waterproof blanket is big and perfect, you can easily fit everything you need for two." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $49.91+ (available in sets for two or four).

    12. An easily portable beanbag toss game that's bound to bring out your competitive side. The baskets and stand are adjustable, so you can fully customize the game to your liking.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I bought this game for my family. It was easy to set-up and it's a lot of fun to play. I've become pretty good and getting the higher points. I like that it comes with a a carryall bag for easy transport to take to the park or the beach." —Evelyn

    Creative Brainworks is a small business specializing in innovative indoor and outdoor toys and activities.

    Get it from the Grommet for $59.95.

    13. A rustic-chic lantern – it'll not only provide some light for your late-night hangout sessions, but also repels bugs up to 15 feet away!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Mosquitos and I are best friends. I'll light six torches, a citronella candle, and spray Deet on me and I'll still get bit. I write this review after a fresh rain on my deck next to thick grass in shorts and a T-shirt and say with confidence...this thing...works! Buy it!" —Travis F.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    14. A magnetic screen door that is super easy to install and will let you circulate some fresh air without letting any pesky bugs in.

    Model walking through magnet screen door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works PERFECTLY! We purchased this item so that our dogs would be able to go in and out freely without there just being a wide opening into our house for bugs to just fly in, must say it was well worth the money! Our dogs run right in and out and it magnetizes perfectly back together each time! Definitely would recommend." —Taylor L.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. A video projector with a 100-inch screen so you can bring the theater experience right to your backyard — except without all the annoying people scooting by you to get to the bathroom. This tiny but mighty unit has HD 1080p video output and can easily connect to most streaming devices and video game systems.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We got this for my boyfriend's birthday so we could watch movies on our patio and it did not disappoint. The sound is a little quiet but there are cords already included to connect a sound bar or speaker to increase the output. I was really surprised how easy it was to set it up and got the perfect picture on my first try. I really like how we could just plug our Amazon Fire Stick into it and get going. The screen was super easy to put up and down and even included Command-like strips for the perfect picture. We are really excited to continue using this!!" —Amy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $76.49.

    16. A country store–themed birdhouse so you can sit back and watch as a flock of feathery patrons stop by and enjoy some much-deserved snacks.

    the red birdhouse with a sign that says "country store" on it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is obvious a lot of thought went into the design of this house. Between the ventilation, raised floor, easy access for cleaning, extra interior grip for fledgings, and the metal guard for the access hole...you couldn't find better quality for the price. To anyone that purchases this house, I would recommend predrilling the holes for the metal guard, cedar wood is soft and I caused a small split in the wood by not predrilling. Otherwise, enjoy!" —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A set of solar-powered LED lights with a unique bubble design to add a colorful touch to your backyard once the dreary late-fall weather rolls in.

    Young Blossom Place/Etsy

    Promising review: "I really love these acrylic lights so bought them again. They are made of clear acrylic with bubbly LED lights inside and are solar. So, no need for electricity or batteries. So far the rain and sprinklers haven't caused any harm." —Mika H.

    Young Blossom Place is a small Etsy shop based in Irvine, California.

    Get it from Young Blossom Place on Etsy for $24.29.

    18. A set of four tiki torches if you're looking for a super decorative way to light up your dark backyard. It might just inspire you to throw more than a few get-togethers before winter comes around.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We got these for an event we were hosting in our backyard. I didn't want the stereotypical wicker torches so I found these instead.

    "The photos don't do them justice, they're a beautiful oiled bronze color and look much more expensive than they are. They were easy to assemble and easy to install (and move, even while lit)." —Ashley

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    19. A free-standing hammock so you can enjoy an afternoon lounging with a good book and then inevitably end up taking an accidental nap.

    Model sitting in hammock outside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this because I had three major knee surgeries in one year. I needed a place outside I could rest and be cozy. The first day I was in it (a cool evening), I added a pillow and blanket and fell asleep for several hours!!!! I'm thrilled I could get cozy. It's been a hard year. This is just what the Dr. ordered." —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in 40 colors).

    20. A row of colorful flowerpots to add a charming country-chic touch to your rapidly growing collection of plants.

    a row of colorful buckets with plants in them
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are such cute little flowerpots. The colors are bright and beautiful. The hooks are large enough to hang on up to a 2.5" wide railing but probably won't fit anything larger. They would add a bright pop of color to any drab space. They do have drain holes in the bottom." —Amy R.

    Get 10 from Amazon for $20.99.

    21. Light-up solar-powered flowers that bring on all the Alice in Wonderland vibes and might just inspire you to throw your very own un-birthday party. Curiouser and curiouser indeed!

    an array of light up flowers glowing at night
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The pictures don't do these justice. At night my backyard looks like a scene from Avatar. The light itself is not bright, but the colors are very vibrant and intense. The color transition is gradual and glowing. They are hypnotic to watch. During the day they are unobtrusive and don't look too fake or artificial. The green leaves are very bendable, the stems of the flowers are somewhat pliable, and the cloth that makes up the petals can be smoothed and manipulated a bit so you can make them look different and more realistic. I've had them for a couple of weeks and so far they are performing perfectly. They are simply beautiful and we love them!" —Zavanna

    Get eight flowers (between two bunches) from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two color combos).

    22. A set of solar-powered, motion sensor–activated lights so you can wave goodbye to relying on your phone's flashlight every time you step outside.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these to cover the side of my house. Installation was easy and I left them outside for two days to charge. The light coverage was about what I expected from them and do the job well. The motion sensitivity covers all the side and lights turn on. It has rained about three times and still work great and hoping they last for a long time." —J. Argueta

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $26.99.

    23. An inflatable bowling set so you can practice getting those strikes while you soak up some sun. It's also safe to play indoors, meaning you can finally have that in-home bowling alley you've always dreamed of.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "A lot of inflatable toys are made pretty cheaply and as a mom with three young kids, I find myself throwing them away within days (or less) of inflating them because my crazy children are naturally hard on toys. Especially toys that look like they would be fun to jump on. I have been very impressed with the design and quality of the ball and pins for this game! Our whole family has enjoyed playing together." —Chad E.

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    24. A vintage-style planter for all you plant parents who treat your flora like actual children and want to gift them with a new bike for the fall. No judgment.

    a bronze planter shaped like a bicycle
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother, whose been an avid gardener for over 30 years. It was specifically a Mother's Day gift, but really would be such a wonderful and thoughtful gift for anyone who likes to plant, garden, accessorize with vintage charm. Its size is about to my knee (I'm 5-foot-6) and VERY sturdy. My mother has it outside on our porch for her herbs. It doesn't take up much space, but can easily be either indoor or outdoor. It's currently part of her outdoor patio furniture grouping and looks charming. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to bring a little smile to any planter, gardener in your life." —Jennifer J.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99 (available in black or bronze).

    25. A super-fun twisty sprinkler that's perfect for doggos and kiddos — or full-grown adultos just looking to cool off.

    Two dogs playing in backyard sprinkler
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this water toy mainly for my German shepherd. She's obsessed with water. We finally got a nice hot day with no rain so I got it out of the box and set it up for her. She absolutely loves it." —ZoomT12

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. And a handmade citronella candle to stop those pesky mosquitoes from using your ankles as an all-you-can-eat buffet.

    Jar of Bug Off candle by Lumiere Candle Company
    Lumiere Candle Company/Etsy

    Promising review: "Really love this candle! Great quality & the smell is fantastic...most importantly it keeps the bugs away!" —Rachel M.

    Lumiere Candle Company is a small Etsy shop based in Manchester, Connecticut.

    Get it from Lumiere Candle Company on Etsy for $11+ (available in three sizes).

    You and the squad vibing in your upgraded backyard:

    Nickelodeon Animation Studios

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.