Your Outdoor Starter Pack For A Socially Distant Summer
Evening Essentials For Every Budget
With summer now in full swing, we’re safely spending more time time outdoors and enjoying the warmer and light-filled evenings. Depending on your situation, you may have a backyard or a balcony to escape the indoors. But even if you live without exterior space, these starter packs are designed to go with you—so you can practice social distancing at your local park or green space.
Of course, you can mix and match to create a pack that suits you. Whether you want alone time, a date night, or happy hour with your roommates, these options are meant to be customized. However you decide to spend your summer, we hope this seasons includes good company (even if that company is you), a chilled beverage, and the coziest of ambiances.
Sticking to a budget this summer? Try this cozy blanket paired with handblown whiskey glasses and a nontoxic candle. Grab your sweetie, your favorite beverage, and snuggle up under the stars.
1. Dylan Throw Blanket by Slowtide
Lightweight, 100% Turkish Cotton, 66″ x 80″, cotton sourced through Cotton LEADS℠ program, made in China at an ethical factory
Shop | $57.95
2. Tavola Postre Glasses by Newly Goods
Handblown by artisans in in Spain, recycled glass, 100 percent recycled packaging, living wages for workers, set of 6
Shop | $52
3. Natural Soy & Coconut Candle by Satya & Sage
100 percent vegetable and coconut wax, cotton wick, dye-, zinc- and phthalate-free, handcrafted in the USA, small business, gives back to local communities
Shop | $8/2 oz candle
Wanting invest a bit more into your outdoor essentials? We love these handcrafted floor pillows, as well as this unique and transportable picnic bag and bamboo plates—perfect for the park. If you’d prefer to unwind at home, these solar lights are perfect for setting the mood.
1. Linen Floor Pillows by Celina Mancurti
Made in the USA, 100% linen, 27” x 27’“, hypoallergenic polyester fiber fill
Shop | $140
2. Picnic Bag by Uashmama
Eco-friendly, made of durable, waterproof AGGO® Pull Up Paper, seven internal pockets, family business based in Tuscany, Italy
Shop | $169
3. Colorful Bamboo Dinnerware by Fable New York
Crafted from bamboo fiber and non-GMO corn starch, BPA-free, dishwasher safe
Shop | $38/4-piece set
4. Solar String Lights from West Elm
15-foot strand with 10 weather-resistant lanterns, powered by solar
Shop | $49
If you have the space and you want to seriously invest in outdoor essentials, consider this metal bistro table reminiscent of French summers. it’s perfect for sharing meals outside or for sipping organic wine. In addition to Lady of the Sunshine, here are a few of our favorites.
1. Bistro Folding Table & Chairs by Fermob
Made in France, 100% metal and recyclable table, commitment to eco-design and zero waste practices, available in 45 countries
Shop | $510
2. Edge Wine Cooler by Skagerak
Handcrafted in Portugal, Terracotta, L5 x W5 x H9 in, Certified B Corp, family-owned brand, international shipping available
Shop | $99
3. Organic Wine by Lady of the Sunshine
Organic & biodynamic farming practices, Demeter biodynamic certification, grapes are foot tread and the juice is fermented in neutral french oak barrels
Shop | $28/bottle
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