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1.A heavy duty cooler so your drinks and snacks always stay cold, no matter how sweltering it is outside. Doubles as a nice place to sit, and let's face it, chilled drinks and sitting down are two of the greatest things about being alive.
2.A lightweight cornhole set, because cornhole is America's TRUE pastime. The people, they love it, yourself included, just admit it.
3.An inflatable kayak so you can enjoy the calm of open waters without all the heavy lugging and intense commitment of a traditional kayak.
5.A good ole soccer ball — ya know — for kicking. Get out there and practice your rainbow, I think this is the year you're finally gonna get it!
6.And a backyard soccer net — ya know — for kicking things into. I know you're 27 and haven't played soccer since high school, but I don't think it's too late for you to make the National team!
7.A lighted canopy, which is the perfect inspiration to throw an outdoor soirée. Think of the joy you'll bring to your friends when you invite them over to hang in your outdoor living room.
8.String lights that are a staggering 48 feet long so you can transform your patio space into a private outdoor bistro. Nothing will get your booty outside faster than the hilarious and casually chic promise of dining al fresco.
9.A dramatic floppy hat, because "just to flex" is a completely valid reason to venture outside, and I completely support you.
10.A birdhouse and birdseed so you can birdwatch in your very own yard. Look, a cardinal! Oh wait, that's just a dying leaf, but one will definitely come soon.
11.And a pair of binoculars for fully experiencing the birds in all their glory. Birdwatching in your thing now — own it!
12.A raised garden bed so you can cultivate your very own plant babies. Totally worth getting a little dirty if it means your little ones thrive!
13.Or if you don't already have a green thumb, Gardening Basics for Dummies which might actually help you not kill every living plant you touch.
14.A fishing pole so you have an excuse to go sit on a boat in silence for four hours. Finally, a moment of peace.
15.A rose gold cruiser bike for tooling around town like you're the coolest kid on the block. But who am I kidding? Of course you are.
16.A Spikeball set so you can absolutely own your friends in one of the 🔥hottest🔥 new yard games. "Hottest" in the fun and cool way, not in the earth is basically the surface of the sun now way.
17.A flying disc for some easy entertainment almost anywhere. If you have a good pal and this thing-a-ma-jig on hand, you have all the ingredients you need for a perfect summer day.
18.A camping chair so you can post up anywhere outdoors that just looks right. See a dope tree? Sit the hell down. Stumble upon a rolling meadow? Plop your tush down and take it all in!
19.A Louisville Slugger pitching machine to help you perfect your baseball swing. Practice makes perfect and perfect makes your friends mad they ever agreed to play against you in the first place because you're just too good.
20.A horseshoes set made of rubber so you can play the classic game without the clanking and potential for a broken foot. These are heavy enough to throw well, but, unlike the regular sets, not SO heavy you have to be a professional weightlifter to play more than one game.
21.Some ridiculously strong spray-on sunscreen, because it's SO much easier to convince yourself to head into the great outdoors if you're 100% sure you won't return looking like a lobster.
22.A four-person tent so you can give camping a whirl — even (or especially) if it's just in your own backyard.
23.A bocce ball set to bring out your inner Italian grandfather. The Giuseppe within is yearning to get outside and kick some butt at this timeless game.
24.An outdoor chaise so you can luxuriate while getting your daily vitamin D, as well as reading, tanning, or anything-ing.
25.A balance board for practicing your — well — balance. Gotta master this in your land-locked state before you hit the waves in Hawaii on your next vacation!
26.A boogie board, because if you live anywhere near waves and don't own one, we DEEPLY need to remedy that!
27.A Ladderball set perfect for the yard, beach, or anywhere you feel comfortable throwing two balls connected by rope. For me, that's most places, but use your own good judgement.