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    26 Products That'll Help You Enjoy Your Backyard Even More

    Turn your outdoor space into an extension of your home

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    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 tiny portable outdoor Bluetooth speaker that makes up for its size with its volume. Over 100,000 reviewers give it 5 stars, and often remark that the volume is "surprisingly loud." The speaker has 100 feet of Bluetooth range and can play up to 14 hours of tunes on one charge. It's splashproof and rainproof, too.

    Reviewer's speaker sits on the ground next to the edge of a pool

    Promising review: "Wow. When I opened the box and pulled it out I thought it was bit small and surely wouldn't be that loud.... BOY WAS I WRONG!! This FREAKING ROCKS!!! Seriously don't hesitate BUY ONE! The reviews were spot on! Perfect pool side! Best money I've ever spent on Bluetooth speaker. The wife was skeptical and then I turned it on and she was like wow excellent purchase way to go!" —RIC78

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

    2. A 48-foot strand of waterproof and shatterproof string lights for perfectly illuminating your outdoor space. Summer means al fresco dining, so make sure your outdoor space is properly lit for all those dinner parties you'll be hosting.

    backyard patio with stringlights

    Promising review: "These LED string lights are easy to install, and make any outdoor area feel special. The wire and fixtures are well made. Remember to put up your lights without the bulbs, this makes accidental damage less likely. Once you are happy with the positioning then add the bulbs." —Jo Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    3. An outdoor candle that's literally poured right into a coconut shell. Each seven-ounce candle is made from 100% soy wax, natural essential oils, and two cotton wicks. And it'll keep bugs away because it's infused with citronella oil.

    A lit candle in the coconut candle is next to a coconut candle still wrapped and with its packaging on

    There are three scents to choose from, though if you want to use it as a bug repellent definitely get the citronella and lemongrass scent.

    Backyard Candles is a small batch candle company based in Connecticut making handmade, eco-friendly candles.

    Get it from Backyard Candles for $20.

    4. A portable, 18-inch charcoal grill so you can cook up bbq that will have your friends, family, and neighbors calling you the Grill Master. This particular model has a thickened, porcelain-enameled lid and bow for best heat retention.


    Promising review: "This grill was easy to put together and easy to use. I really like the way it's made so you can carry to any tailgating. I also like that the temperature is easy to control so food cooks evenly. And clean up is a breeze. Highly recommended!" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $88.98.

    5. And a set of smoke and grill spices to make sure your BBQ is the stuff of legend. Each kit comes with a jar each of Vietnamese coffee rub, a chili blend, applewood smoked Maine sea salt, smoked Spanish paprika, and Sicilian Chile flakes.

    Curio Spice Co

    Curio Spice Co is a woman-owned company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that specializes in sustainably produced spices from small-scale farmers.

    Get it from Curio Spice Co for $29.50.

    6. A ruby red indoor/outdoor serving cart on wheels that completely folds flat when not in use. And each shelf can hold up to 75 pounds.

    Reviewer shows outdoor cart stacked with dining supplies and a water pitcher.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite purchases for the patio. It's super sturdy, has two roomy shelves. We got it just in time for my son's outdoor movie birthday party and it held so many drinks! It will look great at the pool for cocktails and I've even brought it inside as a bar cart." —anninsf

    Get it from Amazon for $91.99.

    7. An 8' x 4' x 1' galvanized steel planter bed for planting all the veggies, herbs, and flowers you can dream of. It has an open bottom, which provides good drainage and keep weeds away from your soil.

    Reviewer's garden bed grows many vegetables

    Promising review: "This raised bed is very affordable. The bed looks thin and flimsy at first, but once it is set up, it is very sturdy even though very light to carry around empty. I also appreciate that this is a foot tall and not too shallow like some other raised beds being sold. This is an excellent product and I would recommend it highly for what you are paying for." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $74.82.

    8. Or a 4' x 2' x 30" raised garden bed that removes the need for bending or kneeling, preserving your back and knees as you tend to your garden. It's made from Chinese fir, a great wood for outdoor furniture and construction because it when it becomes damp or wet, it doesn't warp out of shape.

    Reviewer's wooden raised garden bed placed outside with vegetables and herbs growing in it

    Promising review: "I’m impressed with these. Assembly was very easy and took little time. I assembled them inside my house and moved them out to the garden afterward. These are good weight to them, even when empty. They feel and look like a high quality product. I used a staple gun and lightly tacked the liner up to the edges of the bed. This made the beds much simpler to fill with soil. A few days after filling with soil and seeds, we had six days of all-day, non-stop rain. The beds held up beautifully and show no signs of wear. I am currently growing a whole crop of gourds in the beds. These are performing beautifully. I am thinking I will buy one or two more. Highly recommended!" —Rae Ablan

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99.

    9. Vegetable, fruit, and herb markers for your potted plants, so you'll never look down at your garden and say "oh no! What is that?" again. Each stick is sold individually and there are over 40 popular fruits, vegetables, and herb names to choose from. There's also a custom option at no additional cost if the name you need isn't listed.

    WoodNSparksCo / Etsy

    WoodNSparks Co. is a small business based in Montana making wooden garden makers.

    Get it from WoodNSparks Co. on Etsy for $1.75 a stick.

    10. A set of 40 different non-GMO heirloom vegetable seeds that contain a total of 16,500 seeds, because there's really nothing as satisfying as growing your own edible garden. It also comes with a handy 64-page color instruction booklet.


    Each set contains seeds for: American flag leek, Arugula, Bean(blue lake bush, ford hook lima), Beet, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage (golden acres, red acre, dutch), Cantaloupe, Carrots (chantenay, scarlet nantes), Chives, Corn (jimmy red, bodacious, bilicious), Cucumber (ashley, boston pickling), Dill bouquet, Eggplant, Endive, Kale, Lettuce (bibb, iceberg, mignonette, butercrunch, paris island), Oregano, Parsley, Pea, Pepper (chili, anaheim, ancho, cayenne, bannana, hungarian, jalapeno, habanero, purple beauty), Pumpkin (big max, sugar, green stripe, connecticut), Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach (new zealand, noble), Squash (zucchini, black beauty), Swiss chard, Tomato (ace 55, purple beauty, roma, jubilee, red cherry), Turnip, and Watermelon.

    Promising review: "I'm happy with these seeds and had a lovely vegetable garden last year. While the direction did state to germinate indoors, we planted the seeds directly into our garden boxes outside with wonderful results. We did get some duplicates and also had some missing strains, however when I alerted the company regarding this the response was immediate. I received the missing seeds in days. Great product and great service. What more can you ask for? These are a bargain at the current price." —DWest

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    11. A vertical planter that has enough space to house 20 plants without sacrificing valuable outdoor space — perfect for those who want to grow a garden but have limited space.,

    The set comes with a saucer and five stacking planters. They also have drainage in the bottom of each saucer so if you water the top, it'll trickle down to the other levels.

    Promising review: "Used for strawberry plants. The planter was extremely easy to assemble and works perfectly for my needs. Love how watering the top layers will also water the lower layers via the drainage system. Nice product!" —Fellow Amazon shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95 (available in four colors).

    12. A 3-foot handmade copper wind chime so your porch has a soothing ambience.

    The wind chime hangs in an outdoor patio
    Wind Chime Dreams / Etsy

    Wind Chime Dreams is a small team of artisans based in Colorado making wind chimes.

    Promising review: "These chimes are charming. It is responsive the wind and has delightful tones. As I type this it is ringing pleasantly." —Diana

    Get it from Wind Chime Dreams on Etsy for $29.99.

    13. A solid wood cornhole set with eight bean bags. Each set includes a carrying bag, so you can easily set up a game when the mood strikes.

    red and blue cornhole boards with red and blue beanbags

    The set comes with two regulation-size boards, eight bean bags, and a carrying case.

    Promising review: "This is a very solid set and should be very durable if you keep it out of the elements. The surface seems to be slick enough to allow the bags to slide some, but not too much. I am well pleased." —Rob Armbruster

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (available in three patterns).

    14. A portable soccer net so that you can bend it like Beckham wherever, whenever.

    small soccer net in yard

    Promising review: "This is a great size goal that’s very sturdy when constructed but easy to take apart and pack away. Ideal for taking to the park for practice or get two for setting up your own soccer matches. Material is all of a very high quality that’s well-made and I like that it comes with metal loops so you can fasten into the ground for extra support. Great value for money, lightweight for transport and my kids love it." —Kate E Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. A bocce ball set that comes with a carrying case with a shoulder strap, so setting up a match wherever you like is easy peasy.

    four yellow and four blue bocce balls with one small white ball in grass

    Promising review: "Finally a good set at a reasonable price. My family enjoys playing bocce ball and this set filled our needs for a good set at a good price. I like the storage and carrying case. There are two sleeves that each set of bocce balls slides in to very nicely. I can now store them without worrying that balls will be lost in storage. This set got my family outdoors again — that's what I was looking for and I got it with this set." —jmart141

    Get it from Amazon for $55.71.

    16. A lounge chair you inflate just by whipping it in the wind. The patented design uses "anti-deflation technology" that promises to keep the lounge chair inflated for at least five to six hours, and comes with a stake for easy securing to the ground once inflated.

    reviewer laying in purple inflated chair

    Promising review: "I'm not a small person, and I wasn't sure how it would hold me, but this chair is wonderful. I have used it all over! I took it camping, I took it to the beach, and I even sometimes blow it up and use it in my living room while watching TV. The hardest part is getting out of it gracefully!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98+ (available in 16 colors and patterns).

    17. A nylon hammock for two that you can set up anywhere you want, so long as there are two sturdy surfaces to launch onto. Plus, it comes in over 30 colors and patterns.


    Reviewers recommend also getting the Eno Atlas straps for simple set-up.

    Promising review: "This is great. I can take it anywhere and put it on anything! Make sure you get the slap straps, it makes the experience so much easier. I took mine to the top of a sand dune and chilled for an hour, true peace and no sand in my bikini. It held me and my boyfriend (and the next time I went to the dunes with my mom, my mom liked it too). It completes any relaxing experience. It's an investment, but you will have it forever as it is quite the quality product!" —Cheri

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in 33 colors).

    18. Or a ~fancy~ hammock with stripes and tassels if luxurious boho vibes are more your style.

    A yellow and white striped hammock with macrame and tassel details

    Get it from Anthropologie for $128.

    19. A solar powered lantern that looks as good on as it does off. The light charges via the sun throughout the day and will automatically turn on at night and work for up to eight hours.

    DestinysLab / Etsy

    DestinysLab is a woman-owned business out of Portland, Oregon that specializes in handmade, solar powered outdoor metal lanterns.

    Promising review: "Stunningly beautiful at night along the driveway and in our patio courtyard through the front gate in the planting area with just one on each side. All of the comments from neighbors have been very positive and it helps (if you live in a community that all the houses are similar) to spot our house for deliveries of food and such. Couldn't be happier!" —paulajames224

    Get it from DestinysLab on Etsy for $44.99.

    20. A chic rocking chair available in aqua, white, yellow, persimmon, or charcoal. It's made from weather-resistant steel that's then powder coated, so it can withstand the elements for years and years.

    The rocking chair in aqua is outside on a patio
    The Novogratz

    Get it from The Novogratz for $199.

    21. An outdoor rug with southwest vibes. It's an eco-friendly, stain-resistant rug made from woven strands of recycled polyesters, plastics and rubbers. It's also reversible!

    The red and blue rug is displayed outside next to some patio chairs
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I LOVE this rug! I actually use it as an indoor dining room rug and it’s sure proof! You can sweep it, vacuum it, Clorox wipe it, clean it anyway you want and it’s still beautiful and doesn’t fray!!! Hands down worth it!" —bohoboymom

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49+ (available in four colors and five sizes).

    22. A nine-pattern sprinkler so you can keep your lawn in tip top shape, but more importantly have something to run through to cool down this summer.

    kids running through small round sprinkler spraying water in all directions

    Promising review: "I love ALL my Dramm garden and yard products. They are made incredibly well and priced very reasonably and beautiful, to boot! This sprinkler has several patterns to choose from to include a nice one that provides great coverage for a bed right in front of the house. Plus it's just fun to play in. I love it!" —REB

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97+ (available in six colors).

    23. A fire pit to keep you and your besties warm while you enjoy the night's sky. Its blackened steel construction will prevent ash marks from being visible, and its extra wide edge means it can double as a drink holder or foot rest (just be careful, please!).

    black circular fire fit elevated on legs

    Promising review: "This sturdy fire pit is just the right size for year-round entertaining or just relaxing at night. Helps keep you warm and the grate covering helps keep ashing to a minimum." —MamaTaylor

    Get it from Target for $297.50.

    24. A giant 4 Connect game that'll keep your friends and family — and frankly, you — entertained for hours.

    Models play with a giant 4 Connect game in their backyard

    Promising review: "This game has provided many hours of fun for family. The first day I received this, my son and husband played for four hours straight. It is a super competition and makes you think several moves ahead. Best money I have spent in a long time. The game is constructed well." —D McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A hanging hammock chair to get that cool boho look that's all the rage these days. Plus, reviewers rave about how comfortable it is.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Hands-down the most comfortable hammock we've ever been in. Something about this chair puts you into REM sleep almost immediately because of how amazing it feels. One friend described it like being hugged by a cloud." —Never Wrongr

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in beige and dark grey).

    26. A patio bistro set because you should add some color to your balcony or small outdoor space. Its powder-coated steel frame will hold up really well against the elements for years, and it comes in seven truly beautiful colors.

    the light blue bistro table and chair set on a small balcony with flowers and plants

    Promising review: "So I have this tiny balcony for a studio apartment and I wanted something cute to fill up the space. This set is the most affordable and there were so many choices of colors. When I went for a walk around my apartment complex, I noticed some of the neighbors have the exact same set. Since my balcony is so small and I rarely have visitors, I only set up one of the chairs. I plan to get a small succulent next to decorate it." —Bunny

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in seven colors).

    Enjoy spending every second of free time you have outdoors! I know I am. 😎


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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