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    20 Products From Small Businesses That'll Make Your Backyard Better Than Ever

    A staycation is on the menu after you add a cozy hammock, retro cornhole set, and glass portable fireplace to your backyard.

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    1. A set of outdoor LED lights featuring 64 feet of twinkling bulbs which will transform your backyard from dark and bland to a dreamy fairy garden.

    Product image of a canopy of warm string lights covering a long table set with tableware
    Perfect Holiday/Etsy

    Perfect Holiday is a small shop on Etsy located in Los Angeles that specializes in LED lights and Christmas novelties. Get up to 164 feet of string lights that you can customize to your liking. You can even adjust the settings so that the lights flicker or flash — just make sure to cover them when it rains as it's not waterproof.

    Promising review: "Love these lights! I was surprised by how flexible their wiring is. It was super easy to wind them around my metal bookcase — much easier than regular Christmas string lights would have been." —Zoë Crabtree

    Get it from Perfect Holiday on Etsy for $15+ (available in six colors and three lengths).

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    2. A tiny tabletop fireplace so anyone with a shred of outdoor space can enjoy the warmth and coziness of a bonfire — s'mores anyone?

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

    1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee, that creates handcrafted outdoor decor and wall art. 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.

    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 $26+ (available in four styles).

    3. An outdoor puffy blanket you'll toss your old outdoor blankie for since dirt and moisture will slide right off, meaning goodbye stains and hello warmth and coziness.

    Red, orange, yellow, blue, and green blanket with a navy blue side on white background, and model wrapped in blanket on a wooden porch and a hat on

    Rumpl is a small shop that creates outdoor and indoor blankets to keep you cozy year-round.

    Promising review: "Super blanket with so many uses. Perfect for enjoying an outdoor movie, easy to clean, and I love that stuff doesn’t stick to it. I am planning on getting one for my dogs for the car in the winter. They pack back into their small case making them super portable and great to have on hand just in case!" —Lisa S.

    Get it from Rumpl for $99.

    4. A complete retro cornhole set hand painted to add some ~groovy~ vibes to your next backyard BBQ, because, let's face it, you can't have a cookout without this classic backyard game.

    Two identical retro wooden painted cornhole sets on grass
    Shop Cornhole/Etsy

    Shop Cornhole is a small shop on Etsy specializing in producing unique and personalizable cornhole sets. These fun things for your backyard also include the bean bags.

    Promising review: "We love our new cornhole set! We used it for the first time yesterday and were pleased with the quality and appearance of the boards. They're beautiful and I love the natural colors. We look forward to using it at my sisters' wedding in a couple weeks. Thank you!!!" —Vanessa Weseman

    Get it from Shop Cornhole on Etsy for $206.99 (available in 19 bag colors).

    5. A whimsical garden stake of Big Foot carrying a couple cold ones because even a giant furry monster likes to pop open an adult beverage every once in a while.

    Black metal outlined big foot stake placed in grass outside in front of trees
    Arc Kraft LLC/Etsy

    Arc Kraft LLC is a small shop on Etsy that specializes in metal and steel wall art and home decor.

    Promising review: "Well made, arrived quickly, and will be a perfect addition to our personal beer garden (just a spot in the garden where we drink beer, LOL)." —Christy King

    Get it from Arc Kraft LLC on Etsy for $29+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    6. collapsible beer table to avoid having to precariously balance your drink on uneven grass as you play a round of lawn games. Oh, and did we mention it also holds snacks AND has a built-in bottle opener?

    the wooden drink holder staked into a planter
    the wooden drink holder with two beers and a bowl of chips
    Faircraft / Etsy

    Faircraft, is a small shop on Etsy based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, specializing in sustainable home goods. The stand has room for two drinks and a snack in the center bowl. 

    Promising review: "I love this piece so much. It's perfect for people who love to spend time outside drinking cold ones." —Sarah Smiles

    Get it from Faircraft on Etsy for $60

    7. copper cattail wind chime combining whimsical sounds with nature so you feel as though your stepping into your own magical secret garden.

    Copper cattails in a pond around rocks and with fish inside
    Wind and Fire Chimes/Etsy

    Wind and Fire Chimes is a small shop on Etsy that creates custom wind chimes, bird feeders, and yard art.

    Promising review: "These copper cattails made the perfect addition to my garden waterfall area. We were delighted with them and as a bonus, they sound like wind chimes when the wind blows against them." —Amy Ranger

    Get it from Wind and Fire Chimes on Etsy for $49.95+ (available engraved and in a set of two).

    8. A classic Adirondack chair made with a curved bottom and slightly reclined backing for a smooth seating assignment that's just begging you to go outside and kick your feet up.

    Cobalt blue Adirondack wooden chair outside on a brown wooden deck
    Evergreen Patio/Etsy

    Evergreen Patio is a small shop on Etsy that specializes in handcrafted Adirondack chairs and firepits.

    Promising review: "We are so happy with these chairs! They were easy to assemble and the mahogany color is even more beautiful in person. They look and feel so durable — like they will withstand both sun and rain, which was important to us as they will be in our Oregon backyard. They are also comfortable. Thank you!" —mganow

    Get it from Evergreen Patio on Etsy for $259+ (available in 15 colors).

    9. A backyard citronella candle decorated with natural flowers *so* gorgeous you'll be tempted not to light these up....until you hear those pesky mosquitos, then all bets are off.

    Two wooden dough bowls with white candle wax and natural flowers and pinecones inside on a tray
    Sage Moon Soaps/Etsy

    Sage Moon Soaps is a small woman-owned shop on Etsy that creates handcrafted all-natural soaps and candles.

    Promising review: "Beautifully made. The scent is a strong but a pleasant citronella, which tells me the mosquitoes won't know that I exist 🤞. The wood bowl gives it a chic rustic look and the natural decorations are lovely. I am very happy with my purchase." —19jmb77

    Get it from Sage Moon Soaps on Etsy for $43+ (available in two colors and two finishes).

    10. A couple of alien outdoor statues with glowing lights, so you can *finally* achieve your goal of a quirky ~otherworldy~ space your friends will label totally out of this world.

    Two stone aliens sitting on wooden post outside, products outside at night with glowing green eyes
    Mimo Magic Hut/Etsy

    Mimo Magic Hut is a small shop on Etsy that provides unique outdoor decor for your home.

    Promising review: "They are great in my garden, the eyes glow at night, and I get a lot of positive feedback from my friends." —tamtam6892

    Get it from Mimo Magic Hut on Etsy for $36.85+ (available in three styles).

    11. An outdoor table set to gather your friends and family around for a good ol' fashion dinner under the stars with plenty of space to spare.

    Light wooden table with plates and glasses surrounded by matching chairs and benches on a stone patio
    Garden Furniture Goods/Etsy

    Garden Furniture Goods is a small family-owned shop on Etsy located in the United Kingdom that specializes in crafting homemade outdoor garden furniture.

    Promising review: "Fantastic furniture and you couldn’t believe the quality for the price-point! I’ve already recommended it to friends. They recommend upon delivery that you use a stain that’s oil based! I used Cuprinol clear coat and it had an amazing finish." —Chris St. Denis

    Get it from Garden Furniture Goods on Etsy for $473.14.

    12. A reclaimed wood bench swing that'll push your backyard decor game to ~new heights~ by providing some rustic charm you can cherish for years.

    Wooden outdoor swing with rope handles next to a tree, models sitting on product in a field reading a book
    Grindstone Design/Etsy

    Grindstone Design is a woman-owned small shop on Etsy that hand crafts wooden decor, furniture, and outdoor and garden pieces from reclaimed barn wood in Missouri. The swing can hold up to 398 pounds and comes with the wooden seat and manila rope that should be installed on a sturdy tree limb.

    Promising review: "This swing is beautiful! I love the rustic look to it and how durable it is. It’s a beautiful addition to our backyard aesthetically, and my daughters love to play on it." —Victoria Lynch

    Get it from Grindstone Design on Etsy for $223 (available in two rope options).

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    13. A handwoven hammock which is basically the embodiment of a hug that'll whisper "Hey, come here and take a load off" when you've had a long day and just wanna stare up at the sky and destress.

    Beige hammock with two end loops on a white background, two models laying in product tied around tree trunks with string lights above
    Yellow Leaf Hammocks

    Yellow Leaf Hammocks is a family-owned small shop that creates handmade hammocks to lounge in.

    Promising review: "That is the best nap I have had in a long time. I could listen to the birds in the trees. There was just a slight breeze and I felt so relaxed. It was so peaceful I just drifted off to slumberland and when I woke up I was so refreshed." —Chris R.

    Get it from Yellow Leaf Hammocks for $199+ (available in two sizes and 14 colors).

    14. A custom metal sign whose sleek shiny exterior will make your yard go from basic to one your guests won't ever forget. No, but actually, once your name, address, and/or date is engraved, they'll always remember your house is THE house to be at.

    Reviewer image of black metal sign with engraved name, initial, and date on a cement wall underneath grass
    Reviewer image of product hung on white fence

    Enfo Dream is a small shop on Amazon that creates custom metal art for your home. Put your details into the personalization box before adding it to your cart.

    Promising review: "I love it!!! The fine quality workmanship was better than I had expected. I am proud to have it hanging on our home!" —lward220

    Get it from Enfo Dream on Amazon for $19.95+.

    15. A daydreaming head planter that'll transform your precious plant babies into a work of art while giving them a funky new home to blush about.

    Empty planter with painted face and hands on face, side view of planter with tall succulent inside, front view of product with hair-like plant growing out of it on hardwood table
    Planter Earth/Etsy

    Planter Earth is a small shop on Etsy specializing in unique planters and garden markers.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh I love this planter! I purchased a succulent to put in it today knowing that as the plant grows it will look more and more like hair. Love this 💕!" —Sherry Nomura

    Get it from Planter Earth on Etsy for $24.60.

    16. A handmade beveled glass wind chime *so* mesmerizing it'll draw you outside every day just to gaze at it in admiration 😍.

    glass wind chime hanging from a tree
    Almanor Art Glass / Etsy

    Almanor Art Glass is a small biz based in Chester, California, crafting beautiful glass pieces.

    Promising review: "I love it. This is an amazingly beautiful wind chime. I owned wind chime similar to this, and when it broke, I hunted for one to replace it but it had been difficult because this is very unique. This one is even prettier with more detail." —Mary Jones

    Get it from Almanor Art Glass on Etsy for $54.50 (available in two sizes).

    17. A water-resistant cushion providing comfort and simple style without the fear of water damage, so even bad weather can't ~rain on your parade~ — or in this case, outdoor lounge session.

    Black tufted cushions and gray throw pillows on top of wooden pallets with twinkle lights inside on a wooden balcony
    Floor Cushions/Etsy

    Floor Cushions is a small shop on Etsy that hand makes floor cushions, pallet cushions, rugs, and sofas. If you're looking for a particular size not offered in the drop down box, then add your dimensions to the personalization box underneath before adding this to your cart.

    Promising review: "Ordered these cushion covers for a pallet couch I built and I am in love. The color is perfect and they are more comfortable than my living room couch." —hilary eames

    Get it from Floor Cushions on Etsy for $136+ (available in two sizes and two materials).

    18. A mini picnic table your squirrel friends can enjoy munching their favorite snacks in while you standby (camera in hand) ready to post ~all~ the cuteness.

    a squirrel nibbling on corn on the cob while standing on a small picnic table that is screwed into a fence
    a squirrel nibbling on corn on peanuts while standing on a small picnic table that is screwed into a tree
    DelgadoHCTreasures / Etsy, Michelle Braga

    Delgado Handcrafted Treasures is a family-owned small business based in Akron, OH, making handmade woodcrafts and yard art.

    Promising review: "This is the most precious little picnic table I have ever seen! I smile every time I look outside my window and see my favorite squirrel having a buffet. Juan was unbelievably fast in making and sending this feeder to me. I am so pleased with the attention to detail and craftsmanship. Will absolutely be doing business with him again!" —Grace

    Get it from Delgado Handcrafted Treasures on Etsy for $35.

    19. A wood lantern offering a simple way to ~glow up~ your backyard that will always greet you with a warm candlelit glow.

    Two wooden lanterns with a carved tree and a carved candle, three carved wooden lanterns with smiley faces on a patio
    Millers Art/Etsy

    Millers Art is a small shop on Etsy that specializes in handcrafted art on rustic wood.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these!!! So simple and rustic, but gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the whimsical silly cut-out smiles on these, too. You can’t find that hardly anywhere." —Tracy Cook

    Get it from Millers Art Etsy for $30+ (available in 12 styles and sizes).