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    43 Things That'll Make You Want To Spend More Time Outside Before Summer Ends

    Finally, an insulated drink cooler than can keep your drinks as cool as you are 😎.

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    1. A pair of popular quick-dry water shoes that reviewers love for everything from walking on rockier beaches to kayaking to washing their cars. They're flexible and comfy like a sock, but protective against nefarious objects like sharp rocks and stray Legos.

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes a couple years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color, haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well." —Samantha Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68+ (available in seven sizes and 44 colors).

    2. A pair of oversized statement sunglasses for all your new spring outfits that say "I'm not *not* an incognito celebrity" to everyone you pass on the street.,

    Promising review: "LOVE these glasses!!! They truly are the right ones for my face. I've never received so many compliments — in line at the store, even the only one by the server in the restaurant when I was sitting with five girlfriends all wearing sunglasses since we were on the patio. And they are just dark enough to cut glare while I'm driving yet not too dark, so I can read my book. I could not be more pleased and I just ordered another to keep in the car." —Dibs

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine styles).

    3. A chic BruMate insulated can cooler so all your beloved White Claws, Red Bulls, and LaCroixs can stay cool as a cucumber, and you can enjoy them while taking your sweet time.,

    This fits a standard 12-ounce slim can, and was designed to still be able to fit in car cup holders. It'll keep drinks icy cold for several hours, and twenty times colder than a standard neoprene can cooler. Psst — you can check out the rest of BruMate's options for different-sized cans, wines, cocktails, and more.

    Promising review: "Like to keep your beer cold? Get this. Slow drinker but don't want to let your friends on to how slow you're drinking? Get this. Want your White Claw/Truly to stay as cold as it was when you took it out of your fridge? Get this. I kid you not this thing keeps drinks cold like that's its job (because it is). Once I got mine and saw how effective it was, I decided all of my cold beverage loving friends and family will be getting one also. With most of my friends being Michelob Ultra and White Claw drinkers, this seems to be the perfect fit. So hard to find a can koozie that holds those slim cans! Love this product and definitely recommend!" —Brooke Stull

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 28 colors).

    4. Or a freezable wineglass for those of us who are less "no laws while you're drinking claws" and more "rosé all day."

    A transparent wine glass with freezable liquid in it

    Promising review: "My new favorite wineglass! I was given a set of the grey wine freeze cups as a gift and I love them so I saw they had other colors and bought this one. My biggest pet peeve with regular wineglasses is that the wine goes back to room temperature too quickly. These cups keep frozen for hours so you can have multiple glasses of wine and keep the bottle out instead of in the refrigerator. I love the color on this one too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 16 colors).

    5. A dainty embroidered face mask so you can give all the flowers in bloom a run for their money.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, VK Modern/Etsy

    VK Modern is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in handmade crafts like masks, T-shirts, and more.

    I bought this mask a month ago because I wanted to feel fancy and springtime-y, and it actually ended up being one of the comfiest ones I own! It has tiny adjustable toggles on the ears that lock in place really effectively and make it form-fitting. It's also just a fun way to throw a "look, I made an effort today!" flex at the same people I see walking their dogs in the park every morning, which suits my vain sensibilities.

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable elastic ear straps

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton

    Shipping Time: Expected to ship in 2-3 days

    Get it from VK Modern on Etsy for $7.95 (available in seven colors).

    6. Or a popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Hey, there's my face again! This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

    Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in five sizes and seven colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    7. A "sport-brella," which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that'll latch onto any chair you own. Boom, instant shade no matter where you've parked your human self, whether it's the porch, the beach, or the park.,

    Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for easy hands-free shade solutions for strollers and wheelchairs as well!

    Promising review: "I originally bought this about three years ago and my husband used it and liked it so much recently with all the 'COVID driveway happy hours' he bought an additional one for him. It is easy to maneuver and angle to block the sun, but non-intrusive. It is easy to fold and replace in the carrying case. It is worth every penny." —Sarah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    8. A gorgeous solar wind chime with color changes so mesmerizing you can truly ~paint with all the colors of the wind~ during long spells on your front porch.


    Promising review: "When I first took this out of the box, I thought 'oh boy I don’t know about this,' but I went ahead and hung it up outside to charge. When nighttime came, it started to light up and it is so neat. The colors gently change and none of them are muted. I am so happy with it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    9. A set of outdoor yard drink holders so you can make the entire worrrrlld your backyard bar. This is also super handy for listening to live music outdoors, picnics, and hanging out at the beach.

    Multi-colored yard drink holders each carrying a bottle of wine, a solo cup, and a Diet Coke bottle next to a woven blanket on the ground

    Promising review: "One of the best items I have ever bought for the beach and backyard! Whether playing Cornhole or lounging in a chair, your drink is always clean and cold. No more sandy or dirty cans or bottles. It even holds your drink with a Koozie on it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $31.95+ (also available in a pack of six).

    10. A pastel maxi dress with sweet puff sleeves you can wear on and off the shoulder and feel like you just stepped out of a storybook page every time you leave the house.,

    Psst — this is an *excellent* dupe for the more expensive ~Nap Dresses~ that have gained popularity in the last year!

    Promising review: "Ethereally beautiful!! This dress is absolutely LOVELY. It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. It fits perfectly, and the bodice has plenty of stretch so if you’re in between sizes, you could go either way. I actually sized down because I wanted to wear it on the shoulders and didn’t want the sleeves slipping off, but I didn’t have an issue with that at all. It’s wrinkly when it arrives, but a quick steam makes it look so much nicer and more expensive than it is. I got the sage green color and it’s not see-through, it’s beautiful. (I actually returned it in favor of a color I thought I’d wear more, but if green is your fave then you’ll love it). Get this dress!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XL and in 15 colors).

    11. Or an off-the-shoulder dress with a gorgeously detailed scalloped hem for a modern-meets-vintage look you can dress up or down all spring long.,

    Promising review: "I always get nervous when purchasing clothing on Amazon, but was very happy with this purchase. The material is a decent weight and the cut outs at the bottom of the dress are done nicely. I'm 5'5" and the dress hits just above my knees, which is a perfect length. I don't like my clothes tight, so purchased a 3X. It's loose and flowy and hangs just right. Overall, I'm very happy with the dress. I would go a size up depending on your shape and how you like your clothes to hang." —Kathryn Mathewson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.08+ (available in women's sizes 0X-4X and 20 colors).

    12. A portable George Foreman grill for anyone whose heart says "BURGERS IN THE SUNSHINE!!" but whose outside space says "I am so small." This has a nonstick coating and a removable stand, so you can cook on a table top or in the grass.,

    Promising review: "This is the perfect grill for my apartment balcony. It was easy to clean and it's really nonstick. In comparison to other brands, this actually heat up the plate instead of heating lights. It cooked really well and was very easy to install. I would definitely recommend to purchase this if you have a small balcony." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $133.85 (available in two styles and two colors).

    13. A sampler of Avec Drinks' alcohol-free cocktail mix, a carbonated drink balanced to pair with spirits (or by itself!) without all the sugary over sweetness of juices and traditional mixers. Plus with flavors like Hibiscus & Pomegranate and Yuzu & Lime, all your spring porch sipping bases are covered.

    Avec Drinks

    Avec Drinks is a woman-owned business established in 2020 that specializes in cocktail mixers. The Sampler includes three 8-ounce cans each of Jalapeño and Blood Orange, Ginger, Hibiscus and Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Yuzu and Lime. Each is designed to pair with two ounces of a spirit, or to be enjoyed all on their own.

    Here's what BuzzFeed shopping writer Kit Stone had to say about these sips: “The way my life is set up, the very day I want a good cocktail is the very day I have no ingredients to make it happen. To be honest, I’ve never been much of the bartender, and when it comes to cocktails, I need something tasty that drowns out an overpowering spirit. So anything that came ready-to-go where I only had to add my spirit of choice, was already a win for me. After tasting, I was sold. The Avec Mixers take all the guesswork out of what to put in and how much. And, you can even drink them by themselves over ice without adding any alcohol at all. My personal faves are the Grapefruit & Pomelo and Yuzu & Lime. If you want a super simple solution to super tasty cocktails, this is definitely the way to go.”

    Get it from Avec Drinks for $45.

    14. A 3D mouth bracket you can clip to the inside of your face mask to keep you from breathing in fabric, which is *especially* handy if you get spring allergies.

    People also swear by this for preserving their lipstick, minimizing glasses fog, and making it easier to talk for long periods of time.

    Promising review: "Due to allergies I always have a stuffy nose. Wearing this under my mask made it much easier for me to breathe. Would recommend to any who don't like the mask tight against their nose." —Gail Overton

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.74.

    15. A set of two ~zero gravity~ reclining porch chairs complete with a pillow *and* a side table to stash drinks, phones, and books. They also fold quickly and compactly so you can take them wherever, and are made with a heat-resistant mesh so you won't scorch your unsuspecting legs whenever you park your bum in it.

    Two models in black recliners with objects in their drink holders

    Promising review: "We realized pretty quickly that with everyone home because of the 2020 quarantine, we would need more spaces to hang out in. I found this set of chairs and put the order in as a temporary measure until we found a patio set that suits the space better. These are perfect though. I can't really see replacing them anytime soon. They are comfortable, and the little attached tables are really handy! I usually have hot tea, water, a phone, and either a book or my Kindle in my immediate area. This tiny attachment made it so I don't even have to worry about where to put everything. The seat is an excellent place to spend some time watching the birds or reading in the afternoons. I am absolutely thrilled with this purchase." —Brandy Morgan

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $143.99 (available in 12 colors).

    16. A durable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can have some tunes for spring picnics or outdoor workouts without worrying about its wires getting fried by unexpected spring showers.

    A black triangle-shaped Bluetooth speaker

    This also easily connects to smart devices like Alexa and Google Home, if you want to listen to the news or certain playlists outside while your devices stay indoors!

    Promising review: "Amazing for the price! My $100+ speaker's charger port would no longer hold the charger so I was in the market for a new portable speaker. I don't use it much but have been enjoying outdoor workouts doing the quarantine. I wanted a speaker that worked well but wasn't too expensive. I am SO happy with this purchase. The sound quality and connectivity are excellent and the price is great. My more expensive speaker might have been a hair better as there was more speaker surface area, however the difference is minimal. Awesome speaker for a budget." —Halestorm

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in nine colors).

    17. A flip-top lid for your wineglass you can use to save your vino during spring nights on the patio instead of halfheartedly batting away flies and fishing them out later. All you do is secure it to the base and the rim of your glass and then you can flip it on and off at your leisure — 100% fewer bugs in your diet, guaranteed.


    Flip2sip is a North Carolina-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in flip tops for wineglasses.

    Promising review: "OMG, I love these. I ordered two. Then my sister-in-law came over and saw what I had, used it while visiting us then went home and ordered two for herself. BEST INVENTION EVER!!!!" —Janet

    Get it from Flip2sip on Etsy for $5.99 (available in six colors; this shop offers ✨free shipping✨).

    18. A multipurpose, super adaptable pool float you can turn into a lounger, a chair, a drifter, or an exercise saddle for pool hangs and workouts as the weather starts to warm up.

    Model showing four ways to use the float, which is set up like a floating hammock

    Promising review: "Many ways to use this great float! Due to COVID-19, our pool is not allowing lounge chairs unless you bring your own. I'd rather tug a float around, and this one is so easy to store and fold up. Also it’s easier to use versus the standard floaty." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.75 (available in 20 styles).

    19. A pair of lacy thigh bands that'll stay in place all through the warm weather months, so you don't have to worry about that dreaded thigh chafe whenever want to flounce around in your spring dresses.

    Reviewer in beige colored lace thigh bands under a dress

    I own a pair of these, and unlike me showing off in aforementioned dresses, these STAY PUT. There are little grippers on them that lock them in place, but are gentle enough that you don't even notice 'em.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.'" —A. Spencer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 17 styles).

    Check out BuzzFeed's video review of of these thigh bands + other things to fight thigh chafing for more deets!

    20. Or a stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs to avoid all that skin irritation you get from running or hiking in the heat.

    A model applying the balm to their inner thigh

    Promising review: "As a runner with sensitive skin, I can't live without body glide. I almost never leave the house without putting it on somewhere. It is especially great for the summer when wearing dresses." —Vanessa P Shkuda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    21. Plus a popular, well-reviewed pair of high-waisted biker shorts – they're not only great to avoid that dreaded warm weather-chafing, but have POCKETS for all your outside adventuring needs. Plus, these come in so many colors (including spring pastels 🌸) it'll make your head spin.

    I bought these in the plain black for running two months ago and WHOOPS, I wear them all the time. Very comfortable, just the right amount of compression for short *and* long runs, and they wash up really nicely.

    Promising review: "Gone are the days of slathering vaseline on my thighs before my long runs! These shorts don't slip down, they don't ride up, and they have pockets that actually fit my entire hand. I'm training for a summer race and these shorts seriously saved my life. Best running shorts by I've tried by far." —J. Madrian

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 43 styles and women's sizes XS-3XL).

    22. A waterproof and portable inflatable lounger so easy to use that it'll feel like you found a cheat code for life — you literally just hold onto it and snap it into the air, letting the wind fill it up. Boom, instant cozy chair in any socially-distanced spot you can find.


    It only weighs 2 pounds and fits neatly into a bag when you let the air back out of it, and once it's inflated, it has a head rest and a side pocket for stashing things like glasses and your phone. Perhaps most importantly for larger fams — it comes in a *ton* of different colors, so everyone will always know which one is "theirs."

    Promising review: "We were wonderfully surprised how comfortable and easy to inflate these chairs were. After buying the first one and having our kids fight over it, we decided to go back and buy three more, so everyone in the family could lounge in comfort. They fold up small enough to where you can comfortably carry all four in a small shopping bag or tote. They can be inflated by just holding them in the direction of the wind on a brisk day or by running around in a big circle on a calm day. They have been a lifesaver during the stay at home/quarantine period this spring. We haven't tried them on water yet, but they claim to function as rafts as well. We're looking forward to using them during our next beach trip." —Amazon Customer

    *Another* promising review: "I purchased this for a 6-year old to play on during rainy quarantine days and it has exceeded expectations. While we occasionally use it for lounging, it also doubles as a (pretend) pirate ship, white water raft, space shuttle, quicksand pit and swamp monster. It also serves as a slide, seesaw, and wrestling opponent for a 50 lb kid without having to reinflate. I realize these are all off-label uses of the chair, but after 10 weeks stuck in the house with this kid, we're desperate. I used a hair dryer (set to cool) to quickly inflate this indoors versus flapping myself to death like an idiot. The static electricity generated from the material is also great for collecting dog hair, so I count this as a discount Roomba." —Anna V.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98 (available in 16 colors).

    23. A UV-blocking canopy shade you can easily install on an uncovered porch to keep things from getting too toasty for you and your furriest friends.

    A beige canopy shade over a small outdoor porch

    The canopy is super flexible and can be pulled taut so you can install it to fit your specific space — you just need four places to mount each corner, like roofs, walls, trees, or poles, but they don't have to be level to each other.

    Promising review: "I waited more than 18 months to write this review because I wanted to see how well this held up in a California coastal town with unrelenting sunshine (yay drought year?). It is shading outside my roommate's western bedroom window, providing filtered light for some plants, shade for our dogs when they go out to play and pee, and protect my hydrophobic dog from the rare rain. So far, so good! In fact, so good that I bought a second one to extend my patio cover during quarantine and I'm about to buy a third because I bought a full sun baby tree not realizing it needs less sun during the first couple of years." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 11 colors and 7 sizes).

    24. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 80,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can queue up all your springtime bops and enjoy them on your outdoor runs or workouts completely hands-free. Psst — these are also so waterproof you can take them in the shower, so spring downpours have nothing on 'em.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs or even in the shower, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $32.99+ (available in five colors).

    25. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands perfect for long spring runs in the sunshine — these stop the sweat from stinging your eyes (or worse, from leaking sunscreen into your eyes).,

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! These are super soft and keep your head cool when working out! I couldn’t believe how well they work at wicking away moisture and staying cool! They came in a super nice box that will help me to not lose them — like I’m prone to. The colors are cute and the headbands aren’t too tight at all! They have nice stretch to them if you have a larger head. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon! I’m so glad I bought these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. *And* a moisturizing, sweat-resistant sunscreen designed not to leave a white cast on darker skin tones.

    A model putting sunscreen on their hand

    Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black woman-owned business established in 2016 with products that are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens or other harmful chemicals (psst — they also have sunscreen for kids on their site!).

    Promising review: "I’ve tried many, many sunscreens that claim to blend and not leave a white cast when applied. This was so much better than I expected. A nickel-size amount goes a long way and blends into a smooth, dewy finish. I also didn’t notice a scent so there was no worries of walking around smelling like sunscreen." —Amber Danielle

    Get it from Target for $15.99 or from Black Girl Sunscreen for $18.99.

    27. An insulated cooler backpack, so now you can pack all your various cheeses and charcuteries for spring picnics without one of your shoulders disproportionately hauling all of the goodness. It even comes with an attached bottle opener, y'all.

    Aside from the large storage compartment and bottle opener, this bb has two mesh side pockets, a large front pocket with a divider for utensils, an extra inside mesh pocket on the lid for extra storage, and to D-shaped hooks to attach it.

    Promising review: "We LOVE this cooler bag. My fiancé was so impressed with its quality and size! It’s huge inside, it stored a huge pack of beer, wine bottles, and we had so much room for more. We joked we would need this for a zombie apocalypse. The quality of the bag is amazing as well and will hold up with years of use. The inside is water proof, perfect for spills or accidents, and it came with a bottle opener keychain which was such a handy touch. If anyone needs an insulated cooler bag, BUY THIS! You won’t regret!" —Katy Jacobs

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in seven colors and two lens colors).

    28. A unique lavender lemonade mix to keep you refreshed outdoors *and* on theme for spring. Simply pop a spoonful of the mix into cold water — bonus points for iced tea or seltzer — and boom, the perfect sip.

    A packet of lavender lemonade with a glass of it already mixed in
    Norwood Lavender Farm/Etsy

    Norwood Lavender Farm is an Oregon-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in lavender goods, including skincare, teas, cake mixes, room sprays, and gifts.

    Each of these packets makes about eight servings of lemonade, but it can also be used to flavor frostings, sauces, glazes, and salad dressings.

    Promising review: "This is delicious! It's the perfect balance of lavender to lemonade. I also like how fine the mix is because it dissolves with just a few quick stirs or shakes, even in very cold water. Definitely recommend!" —watermelonsweetie

    Get it from Norwood Lavender Farm on Etsy for $14.95.

    Psst — this shop offers free shipping!

    29. A sweet little antique-style bird bath to give your backyard some real "Disney princess about to sing about her lifelong dream" vibes., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this bird bath. Looks beautiful and looks much costlier than it was. Because we have strong winds sometimes, along with doves around at times (which are quite hefty) I did what others did — I put stones in the column to give it more weight. It’s now winter and do have it outside on patio because I feed and water my wonderful Golden Finch in the winter." —Elaine Steuven

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A chic, statement-making visor you can throw on to shield your face mask-clad cheeks in the moments when your sunscreen might not be cutting it (and you don't want to smush your hair).

    A model in a black visor with a long bill that shades their face

    Promising review: "I wanted something that can cover my face, when most of the time I'm wearing a COVID-19 mask and don't want to get half/tan. But also I don't like too much sun on my face, wearing contacts gets to be too much. My main issue was when I'm riding a bicycle how to cover my face, and not to be blown away by the wind. This visor has it all. It's cute. I feel like I'm in my own little shady world, and doesn't ruin my hair. Velcro adjust on the back and you get flexible rope to fasten it under your chin. Glasses or sunglasses fit easy. I love it!" —Marinchich

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in five colors).

    31. Or a waterproof sun hat with a wide brim for even *more* coverage, for anyone who wants to take advantage of the spring weather by going on all-day adventures outside.

    Reviewer in gray wide-brimmed hat

    It also has an adjustable chin strap at the bottom so you can lock it in place if it's particularly windy!

    Promising review: "I purchased this hat for a recent Caribbean cruise (which included a few visits to the beach), and it worked out great for me. It folded up easily so as to be packed in my suitcase, but retained its shape perfectly upon unpacking. It has a wide brim that offers great sun protection, and stays intact even in windy conditions. It has good ventilation as well. I am very pleased with this product, and highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six colors).

    32. A water-resistant, durable picnic blanket designed to be *super* easy to clean, with a fabric that lets you easily brush off crumbs, dirt, and sand. Reviewers also mention how soft and comfy it is, and how nicely if rolls up to take on the go., Amazon

    Promising review: "This blanket is great! While it is thin, it provides enough cushion that you don't feel like you are sitting directly on the hard ground. The fabric side is soft and comfy and the waterproof side works well. It is big enough for my husband, myself and our daughter with room to spare." —Vori Stinson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in seven colors and five sizes).

    33. A custom-designed gardening tool belt made from sturdy waxed canvas so you can clip and prune and individually name all your little strawberry babies with all your tools conveniently at the ready.

    Green belted pouch with two deep pockets full of gardening tools
    The Celtic Farm/Etsy

    The Celtic Farm is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in unique gardening gifts.

    Promising review: "Arrived super fast. It’s sturdy and looks nice. I filled it with my garden bips and bops and everything fits well. I’m excited to put it to good use this spring." —Carol Earnest

    Get it from The Celtic Farm on Etsy for $35.49.

    34. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe, so you can go on all your spring hikes without worrying about breaking in your new boots.

    A model rubbing balm on their heel

    Promising review: "Do your feet a kindness and buy this now!! Stop suffering from hotspots and blisters!! The first time using my new hiking boots on the trail ended up with me hobbling back to the car due to the painful blisters new boots create. I know, I should have broken them in, but I didn't. I was excited to get back out on the trail with my new boots but hesitant with fear of more blisters. I did my research on how to break on boots, what the best socks are for hiking, how to treat blisters and most importantly, how to prevent them. Although I trusted the reviews of Foot Glide enough to order it, I was still skeptical putting on my brand new boots and hitting the trail. Welp, I'm happy to report, this stuff is LEGIT! Applied it to my heel and pinky toe area, both areas that were so painful on the last hike. There isn't a scent and it's not greasy, could barely tell I had put something on my skin. I tested it out on the same trail and felt no pain. Not even a hot spot!! This is now a staple in my hiking gear and will apply it before every trip." —Dacia Rae

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    35. A super popular time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to help motivate you to stay hydrated now that the weather's heating up. Come for the fun colors, but stay for the super handy flip-top lid and silicone, leakproof spout that actually makes drinking water seem — dare I say — fun?,

    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 17 colors).

    36. A set of cooling towels that get chilly the moment you soak them in water and wring them out — a godsend for when you're looking for quick ways to cool down when the temperature outside starts to spike.

    A blue, pink, green, and gray cooling towel rolled up next to their carrying cases, which come with keychains

    It also keeps its chill for hours and will immediately get chilly again when you soak it in water and repeat the process.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful and work! Purchased to use for Disney trip and they were perfect. They have no chemical smell. You just add water and ring them out. Each comes with its own case and clip. Stayed cool for hours. Great for heat and nausea. Just wrapped around neck and instant relief!" —Christina Hatfield

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.99 (available in nine colors).

    37. A LifeStraw, aka a personal water filter perfect for hiking, camping, or accidentally getting drafted into The Hunger Games. This compact gizmo cleans up to 1,000 gallons of water *without* using any chemicals or batteries, so you can safely stay hydrated wherever you roam.


    Promising review: "I love love love this straw! You can actually drink pond water if you were in an emergency situation. I have two in my 'go' bag. Just in case I rotate them around so the newest ones are in the bag. You need to sit the straw in water before using to get the filter wet. This does everything advertised. It is a must have item I believe." —MikeA

    Get it from Amazon for $17.31 (available in four styles and two colors).

    38. An ice pop mold complete with a funnel, 50 sticks, and 50 bags so you can make a stash of your own personalized ice pops and enjoy them on the porch with all the fruits starting to come into season now.


    Promising review: "Love love love these ice pop molds! I make my boys watermelon ice pops every summer for them and our neighborhood kiddos. I decided this summer to try a different mold and settled on this one. Great quality and made extremely well! I’m ordering a second mold!" —Christi

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in six sizes and four colors).

    39. A drip-free pitcher with a fruit infuser you can use to pop in lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, or really any combo that pairs well with your sunshine-soaked afternoons 🍋🥒🍓.

    A clear fruit infuser pitcher with raspberries in the infuser

    Promising review: "Love this pitcher! Bought it in June 2013 and I still use it on a weekly basis. The filter slots are perfect for keeping the lemon seeds from floating out and since the lid also has slots, I love to throw extra cucumber in the pitcher to float freely and don’t have to worry about it pouring into my glass 👌🏽Holding up great, no tiny cracks in the pitcher that tend to happen over time. Still looks exactly the same from the first day I got it." —Sovay

    Get it from Amazon for $19.26+ (available in 12 styles).

    40. A mini trampoline so you can start unleashing your inner bouncy-house-loving kid by blowing off steam outside during the day or even diving into all the trampoline workouts online.

    Reviewer image of the small trampoline with blue cover at the edges

    Here's a YouTube playlist of mini trampoline workouts to get you started! (Psst — this trampoline is good for indoor use, too.)

    Promising review: "Best quarantine buy of 2020. By far the best/most fun Amazon purchase of 2020, believe it or not! Sometimes I'll take this outside, blast some tunes and get a good workout in!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in three colors).

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