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    42 Things For Your Backyard You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    A picnic blanket, a hammock, a grill, and so much more that'll help make your yard your favorite place to hang.

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    1. An oversized blanket you can spread out on your lawn to catch some rays, read a book, or have a spontaneous picnic with your S.O.

    a striped red, blue, pink, and white blanket

    Promising review: "Purchased this blanket to keep in my car for the impromptu picnic or beach visit. I love the colors and that it has a handmade look to it. It’s lightweight and is softer than other blankets this style. All and all very happy with my purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in eight styles).

    2. A stylish Citronella candle to keep bugs at bay while you watch the sunset with your roomies (or your dog...or alone... whatever you're into).

    a three-wick candle in a decorative blue tin

    Promising review: "We had a really bad bout of mosquitoes in the LA area this past summer. I have developed an allergy to their bites, so I was doing everything I could to keep them away! I love that this candle looks so nice and actually made a great centerpiece on our living room table. I lit it throughout the summer in our home to repel the mosquitos from coming inside. The smell is light and not overbearing. It seemed to do the job along with some other measures (bug spray, bug lotion, and repellant band), and it lasted a long time." —izzy

    Get set of three from Amazon for $36.99.

    3. A stylish indoor/outdoor rug that'll create a softer spot for your pet to lounge if your yard happens to be lacking in the ~luscious grass~ department.

    a white rug with a gray abstract design on it
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "If you have pets or kids or are just generally accident prone, but still want a light colored rug, this is the way to go. We had it less then a week before my son and his friend decided to walk across it with their muddy sneakers. Brown, thick, wet mud! We used a Shop Vac to suck up what was on the surface (as to not squash it further into the fibers) and the blotted our the rest with a damp paper towel. No stains left behind and no stains creeped up after it dried! Indoor/outdoor rugs are the most forgiving when it comes to traffic, wear and stains!" —Amy H.

    Get it from Rugs USA for $27.10+ (available in 4 shapes, 12 sizes, and 5 colors).

    4. A lawn mower in case you have so much grass that your yard is starting to look more like an overgrown forest than a suburban retreat.


    Promising review: "If this is how easy the electric cars will be then sign me up. No more going to the gas stations, no struggling getting the lawn mower out of the shed no more waking up the neighbors — I should get a discount. All my neighbors love it. Even the postman took time to take a look." —Jazzin Sykes

    Get it from Amazon for $260.30.

    5. A mini pool even adults can enjoy, so you can pretend you're on vacation in the Hamptons instead of your apartment's tiny patio.,

    Promising review: "2020... need I say more? Stuck at home, vacation cancelled, now also furloughed... oh, and my central AC just completely died as well. I needed something to make being home for months on end more bearable, so I decided to get myself a pool for some sunbathing/ relaxing. I love this thing!! I got an electric pump to blow it up, so that's easy. Got a tarp to cover it with when I'm not using it. Got a cheap net to scoop out leaves and bugs that find their way inside. It's awesome! Highly recommend. I've already sent the link to inquiring friends who have the same idea as me. Do it!!" —MDG

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    6. A pair of zero-gravity lounge chairs you'd easily find poolside at a resort in Hawaii.


    Promising review: "Just opened them and love them!! I was expecting cheap material since they're much less expensive than any other zero gravity chair I've seen. But they look and feel like very nice quality!! Very comfortable reclined position and the headrest is easy to adjust. Also, the locking mechanism is very easy to use. Not to mention they fold down flat and are light to carry!! We'll be packing these in our car for beach vacations. I will order more of these as gifts for friends and family. Oh and I really liked that they were 100% ready when they arrived in the mail. Not a single bit of assembling required." —Miranda

    Get them from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A gazebo with curtains to provide shade for you and your friends while you ~throw shade~ about the other people in your lives.

    a gazebo with curtains tied back

    Promising review: "This gazebo went together beautifully. My husband was VERY impressed with the quality and ease of assembly. He likes things that go together smoothly! Yes, there are many pieces but just follow the directions and you shouldn't have any trouble. Two of us put it together in a leisurely and relaxed six hours. All the bits and pieces lined up perfectly making the assembly a fun experience. The color is lovely and the roof is opaque so lighting gets through and the roof also has UV protection." —MW

    Get it from Amazon for $1,059+ (available in three sizes).

    8. Or a dome trellis you can count on to "wow" any guests. Your empty backyard will quickly become a summer getaway.

    Sunrise Domes / Etsy

    Sunrise Domes is a small business based out of South Killingly, Connecticut, that specializes in geodesic domes. Reviewers also use these structures from this Etsy shop as sculptures or even to contain their yard turkeys!

    Get it from Sunrise Domes on Etsy for $1,050.

    9. A row of colorful flower pots with draining holes and hooks that'll brighten up your deck with very minimal effort.

    a row of colorful buckets with plants in them

    Get 10 from Amazon for $25.99.

    10. An easy-to-assemble outdoor loveseat and coffee table, because the warm weather is right around the corner and you deserve somewhere comfortable to soak up the sun.

    patio with wooden coffee table and cushioned love seat
    Heather Braga/ BuzzFeed

    I got this exact set for my new home and my sister and I were shocked at how simple it was to put everything together. I swear, it literally only took us 10 minutes for both pieces. Both the loveseat and the table come with covers to ensure they're protected from the elements when not in use. The cushions are plush and comfortable and I love the wooden accents. Since taking this photo I also added the full sofa and an accent chair to the set!

    Get them from Amazon: the loveseat for $431.11, table for $140 or from Zinus; the love seat for $549, the table for $249.

    11. A cordless chainsaw that'll help you *finally* tackle the hot mess that are the overgrown shrubs and branches in your yard. It's go-time, baby and this gadget is gonna help you get the job DONE.

    a model using a green chainsaw
    The Home Depot

    Me and my husband's new home has all kinds of chaos happening in regards to the backyard (and side yard, TBH). It's inevitable that we're going to have to trim a TON of wild branches and bushes and I, honestly, can't think of a more fun way to do that than with a chainsaw. This one is highly reviewed and we have it on-deck to tackle the plethora of backyard-cleaning tasks ahead of us. And who doesn't like power tools?! The added bonuses of this one is that it's battery charged (no gas!) so it's more environmentally friendly and owning one of these will cut you costs on hiring gardeners or tree-trimming service down the road. The battery lasts for about five hours before it needs to be charged again.

    Promising review: "I've had a chance to use it extensively while clearing out a couple dozen mature nuisance hackberry trees. I find it easy to use and has no problem cutting full grown trees all day long. All I've got to do is make sure the chain is tight, the oil is full and the battery charged. When I got tired and had to take a break, the chainsaw was patiently waiting to get back to work. It pulls all day like a gas saw without the loud noise and fuel issues. I recommend this chainsaw without reservation." —GaryG

    Get it from The Home Depot for $199 (includes the battery and charger).

    12. A bird feeder specifically designed to keep squirrels from encroaching on your feathered friends' lunchtime — it has a motorized bar that automatically starts spinning when a squirrel climbs onto it so they can't gobble up all the seed.

    a tube-like bird feeder with a round perch around it

    Promising review: "I have several bird feeders hanging from a tree, which obviously attracts squirrels. This feeder, the tipper version, does what I need it to — the ring at the base of the feeder is sufficient support for birds to access the feeder ports, but it wobbles when squirrels try to balance on it. Job done! Even better is the FLIPPER bird feeder. This is more complicated, with a motor that makes the base rotate when sufficient weight is on it. Birds are just fine, but squirrels are flung off. The effect is that this TRAINS the squirrels to avoid this feeder entirely. They give up! I should have to recharge the motor every so often, but I don't have to, since the squirrels keep their distance. Bravo, FLIPPER! I also like the fact that you can put several pounds of birdseed in it at a time. Great for winter, where I don't want to be filling it all the time. So very happy with this purchase." —C. McCloskey

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in four styles).

    13. A six-person tent to pop-up in your backyard for the ultimate staycation — you and your family are going to have the *best* time stargazing and roasting marshmallows without leaving the comfort of your property.

    a gray and green pop up tent

    Promising review: "I have had this tent since 2009. I have been using this for hunting in frozen eastern Washington. Plus I camp every weekend (almost 40 to 50 times a year this tent gets set up). It has never leaked or blown away with the wind. There are lot of fancy, expensive tents out there but this is a very sturdy and well built all-season tent." —Gill Laddie

    Get it from Cabela's for $449.99.

    14. A tiki torch with an adjustable flame that'll bring chill *island vibes* to your home while also maintaining the farmhouse style you've carefully crafted.

    a model adjusting the flame on the tiki torch which has a white design on it

    Promising review: "Love these tiki torches! They are a little pricier than the average torch, but they look so nice in our backyard! They keep the mosquitoes away and we've gotten so many compliments on how they look." —cbr87

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    15. Festive summer-themed melamine plates you can break out during your next BBQ to embrace the season.

    a set of colorful dishes with a medallion print on them

    Promising review: "This set of melamine dinnerware is truly stunning! It arrived well-packed with no damage. The pieces are beautifully made and larger than I expected. The 'Medallion Warm pattern' is vibrant and colorful and just puts a smile on my face. The pieces are lightweight yet strong and dishwasher safe. (Note these are not microwave safe.) These will be perfect for al fresco dining and camping this summer. Five stars!" —AJ

    Get service for four from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in six styles).

    16. Playful animals you can hang from plants or trees in your yard to add some ~wild style~ to your decor.

    tiny gold versions of animals hanging from a plant's stems
    AnotherStudio / Etsy

    AnotherStudio is a small business based out of London that sells fun gifts for plant lovers.

    Get them from AnotherStudio on Etsy for $8.78 (available in 15 creatures).

    17. A portable grill you'll be able to use to grill up a delicious feast even if you don't have an abundance of outdoor space.

    the portable propane grill in red

    Promising review: "This grill is great! It has three burners so the things that you are grilling do not cook unevenly. I purchased a 20lb to 1lb propane adapter and hooked up my 20lb 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 $249.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. Or a gas grill, complete with four main burners, a stainless steel side burner, a ceramic sear side burner, and a glass window so you can peek on your burgers to see if they're ready to be flipped without letting all the heat escape by opening the lid.


    I have this grill and it's *chef's kiss* fantastic. So far we've only made basic hamburgers and hot dogs on it, but will be really putting it to work now that the nice weather has arrived. What I was most impressed with though is how Lowe's delivered it COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED right off the truck! Worth every penny.

    Promising review: "I cook every evening on my grill, either direct or using cast iron pot and pans. Most grills have flaws, but this grill has none that I can find! Very even heat across the entire grill, wheels are open and easy to lock and unlock. Incredibly easy to clean drip pan! Case Iron grates. The list goes on!" —BearHusker

    Get it from Lowe's for $469.

    19. A solar powered, motion sensor-activated lights so you can sing "and at last I see the light," like Rapunzel in Tangled each time you step into your yard., 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 $27.99.

    20. An embossed metal pot that'll look like chic yard decor but'll discreetly be where you store your garden hose.

    an embossed copper hose pot

    Promising review: "It is a wonderful product! It is the second one we have purchased! One for the backyard and the front of the house! It’s pretty, sturdy, and the hose fits well in the bowl! It should last for years!" —patricia mercilliott

    Get it from Amazon for $95.96.

    21. Or a hose holder that's a little more low maintenance and can still get the job done.

    a free standing black metal hose holder

    Promising review: "I wanted a hose holder that didn't require drilling into the siding of my house and this was perfect. Took just minutes to put together and install. You don't have to worry about digging any holes since you can use your foot to press down the spikes on the bottom. It holds my standard 50 ft hose with no problems at all." —Aiyana

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in two colors).

    22. An outdoor bistro set to add a pop of color to your yard while also motivating you and your partner to eat more meals outside.

    two teal dining chairs and a matching circle table

    The set comes with two chairs and a table.

    Get it from Novogratz for $249 (available in four colors).

    23. And a heavy duty hose you'll find to be super strong but very light, so you won't have fret about your plants or grass suffering.

    the thick black hose with brass ends

    Promising review: "I've seen hoses like this on TV for years. I was a skeptic, but no more! It was like working with rope, but better. The ends have nice brass fitting, including a brass valve on one end. The hose is 18 feet long when the water is off. Under pressure it increases to about 50 feet. That's pretty amazing. Turn off the water and it quickly shrinks back to 18 feet. The best part is how little space this takes up compared to a standard 50-foot hose." —DJC

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in 50, 75, or 100 feet and seven colors).

    24. A playhouse for your kids (or friends' kids) that looks like an actual lil' log cabin and'll make your backyard the go-to destination of the summer.

    a playhouse with a light blue tile roof and faux light wood walls

    Promising review: "Purchased for my granddaughter. It was surprisingly easy to build. I was able to do everything aside from the roof by myself. She’s happily playing away." —ABW

    Get it from Target for $299.99.

    25. A vintage-style bike planter complete with three baskets you can fill with your favorite flowers and enjoy even if you haven't ridden a bicycle in over a decade.

    a bronze planter shaped like a bicycle

    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 $52.99 (available in black or bronze).

    26. Globe string lights that'll transform your backyard into the hipster haven you've always imagined it could be.

    the string lights in the back of someone's home

    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 $16.99+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).

    27. A hammock, in case you have ~someone special~ in your life you'd like to snuggle up with while you gaze into the night sky.

    Promising review: "Love the hammock. Very easy to put up, and I love the mesh. I'm planning on using it all summer. It's a little tight for my boyfriend and me. You need to be comfortable with the person you're sharing with LOL. But definitely worth the price." —Shelsea Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two colors).

    28. A portable projector you can set up in your yard for the ultimate movie night your kids will never forget — good luck convincing them to watch anything other than Frozen.

    a mother and child watching a disney movie using the cinemood in their yard
    cinemood_usa / thehealthymouse / Via

    My husband and I recently tested this out on a wall in our apartment and it was pretty freakin' cool! I love Jessica McDonald's (@thehealthymouse on Instagram) setup for watching Disney movies with her tyke! I can totally see laying out cozy blankets, pillows, and a tent for an outdoor movie night the entire fam will enjoy. This pocket-sized gadget has the capability of streaming Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

    Promising review: "I was so excited when I came across Cinemood, because we had been searching for an alternative for my child’s room. The sleep timer is perfect because she likes to listen to lullabies before bed, and we often read the stories as well. Shadow puppets just blew her mind away, super cool! I enjoy finding new devices I can try, and this one surely did not disappoint. I originally bought it for the kids, but I’ve actually used it for movie nights, our friends are always impressed. I look forward to using it outdoors this spring!" —Elixir Premium Lab

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    29. And a projection screen that'll take your outdoor entertaining to the next level. Imagine what the Big Game will look like on this baby?!

    a screen with a football game projected onto it

    The screen is 120-inches and made of an anti-crease material. It also comes with brackets and ropes for mounting purposes.

    Promising review: "This screen is perfect for our use. We bought it for outdoor movie nights whether being on the garage door, in the backyard, camping, or inside the garage. It’s very easy to install with no wrinkles and shows a great picture. I’ve attached pictures that show how well I can still see the picture despite being surrounded by 7,000 Christmas lights in close vicinity." —Hallie H.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    30. Solar-powered LED garden lights that'll change colors and create the illusion of rising bubbles to make your yard feel like an escape to Alice's Wonderland.

    Solar powered lights in different colors lighting up a pathway
    YoungBlossomPlace / Etsy

    YoungBlossomPlace is a small business based in Irvine, California that sells an array of lights and home goods.

    Promising review: "I actually got these for my visually-impaired daughter, and they work wonderfully! Beautiful, bright, and entertaining! Best part is that they are solar-powered, so there's no need to buy a ton of batteries!" —Michelle MacIntosh

    Get it from YoungBlossomPlace on Etsy for $21.82.

    31. Light-up flowers to make your boring old yard feel like Alice's Wonderland once nightfalls.

    an array of light up flowers glowing at night

    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 $24.99 (available in two color combos).

    32. A country store-themed bird house that'll enamor anyone who lays their eyes on it and'll keep you entertained – you'll be able to watch as an array of feathered friends visit.

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

    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 pre-drilling the holes for the metal guard, cedar wood is soft and I caused a small split in the wood by not pre-drilling. Otherwise, enjoy!" —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. A supersized version of Connect Four that'll provide your squad with hours upon hours of simple fun in the sun. The only downfall is you might never want to play the regular version again!


    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 $84.99.

    34. A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you'll never have to fumble with headphone wires by the pool again.

    a tube-like speaker at the beach

    I used the Flip 4 years now and recently upgraded to the Pulse 4 and neither have failed me yet! The music is clear and crisp even when I'm using it outside at the windy beach. Definitely a fan — it does exactly what it should!

    Promising review: "I’ve had this almost three years now. Couldn’t be happier with this speaker. It has accompanied me on many beach trips and float trips. It’s gotten covered in sand, dunked in water, and just keeps on playing. Music quality is solid with plenty of volume. I've owned quite a few Bluetooth speakers and this has been my fav. You won’t be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in 14 colors).

    35. A giant unicorn pool float that'll look absolutely spectacular in the Instagram pics you'll definitely be taking at home in your pool this summer. Hope your mom's photo skills have improved since last year!

    a reviewer laying in the oversized float of a white unicorn with a rainbow mane and tail

    Promising review: "This floaty is huge! It’s big enough for an adult to lie on and not even touch the water. It doesn’t have a hole in the middle so it’s super comfortable. My friends 5-year-old daughter loved it too! I’ve had it for over a month now, used several times with no issues at all." —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    36. A stainless-steel fire pit that'll help transform your not-so-manicured yard into one anyone would feel relaxed hanging out in.,

    My family has this fire pit and has been loving it all summer long! My sisters have a blast making s'mores and hanging out around it while watching the sunset — what more could you ask for? My dad also built out an entire seating area around it! It looks fantastic.

    Promising review: "We just received our Tiki fire pit and I was immediately impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship. We have been looking for a fire pit for our patio and this one is perfect! The black exterior and copper colored lining is gorgeous and I love that it can use pellets or wood logs. It is a nice size and there was nearly no assembly. The low smoke design and ash pan for easy cleanup was an unexpected bonus. This definitely exceeded our expectations." —Shari Bitterman

    Get it from Amazon for $350.

    37. A set of boho throw pillows you can toss onto your outdoor furniture to give it a fresh, new look.

    a pair of white pillows with black diamond designs on them

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99.

    38. A picnic table you can easily attach onto your fence or a tree to give your bushy-tailed buddies a comfortable place to dine.

    DelgadoHCTreasures / Etsy, Michelle Braga

    I gifted this to my brother-in-law who had already managed to gain the trust of his local squirrels (by leaving peanuts out for them in a bowl in front of his house). It's been DELIGHTFUL to receive photos from him of the bushy-tailed creatures snackin' away. This really is the gift that keeps on giving. DelgadoHCTreasures is a small business based out of Ohio that sells handmade woodcrafts.

    Get it from DelgadoHCTreasures on Etsy for $27.

    39. An oversized block-stacking game that'll amp up your family's competitive spirits while also encouraging you to get outside for a while.

    three models playing with the stackable tower of blocks

    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 $74.99.

    40. Or Kan Jam, an outdoor frisbee toss game that'll start as a casual game of catch and most likely evolve into a SUPER competitive battle for greatness.


    This is another game my friends have been playing at the beach since we were in high school — it's always been a big hit. The rules are quite simple: break into two pairs but position yourselves across from one another. Then all you have to do is aim your frisbee toss at the "kan." If your teammate deflects the frisbee to hit the kan, you get one point. If the disc hits the kan on its own, that is two points. If your teammate taps the frisbee into the kan that's three points. If by some lucky chance you throw the disc RIGHT INTO THE SLOT, you win!

    Promising review: "This is a ridiculously fun and easy lawn game. It's got the strategy of horseshoes with the fun of a team activity. The rules are simple, the equipment is made to last — if you are looking for a semi-active game to bring to the beach, family barbecue, or even company picnic, this is it!" —J. Caldwell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three styles).

    41. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so you can enjoy a freshly made s'more any time of year — yum.

    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 $18+ (available in three styles).

    42. And a machine to help you whip up margaritas, piña coladas, and daiquiris so you can mentally transport yourself to a tropical island.

    the margarita maker in action

    Promising review: "Bought this for my wife for her birthday. I was planning on going with something cheaper, but after I read all the good reviews on this machine I decided to get this one. This margarita maker is worth every penny! It's so simple to use and the fact that you can manually mix it more or add more shaved ice to make it exactly the way you want it is fantastic. We found that after a normal cycle, it leaves some small chunks of ice. Blend for three more seconds, and boom, it's perfect." —A.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $264.

    How I imagine I'll feel in my inflatable pool:

    The Walt Disney Company

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