Spring has sprung. And with the temperatures rising, you may be itching to get outside. But before you start spending plenty of time outdoors, we wanna make sure you’re fully prepared for the season of rain showers (and soon-to-be May flowers).
So we rounded up springtime essentials to make your outdoor time even better. We’ve got chic rain boots, an everyday sunscreen, and a must-have portable grill. Fresh air never felt, or smelled, so good.
Time to get your hands dirty. This kit has a gardening seat, a storage tote, and five tools. So you won’t have to sit directly on wet grass. And you’ll have everything you need within arm’s reach. The tote can hold seeds, gloves, and an extra rain poncho. Let the digging commence. ($82, Food52)
Think small, but mighty. It’s a perfect size for park dates, camping, or backyard gatherings. And it works via eco-friendly, biodegradable charcoal pods that heat up quickly and will provide up to one hour of cook time. Once you’re done, you can recycle the pods and pack the grate away. Simple as that. ($99.99, Target)
This one will burn for hours without creating a ton of smoke or an ashy mess. You can light it with just a match, and put it out by placing the cover back on. It can burn for up to five hours straight and is made from recycled sox wax and paper. So you’ll have an ember-free campfire. If you don’t wanna use it up in one shot, no worries. You can pack it back up and save it for a second trip. Someone pass the marshmallows. ($28, Uncommon Goods)
Beginners included. These skates are suede with colored laces. So even if you may not be thattt great at skating, you’ll definitely be a knockout in the style department. Yes, it’s time to give into the TikTok fad. The closest parking lot is waiting. ($109, Urban Outfitters)
Set your easel up outside with this travel kit featuring 42 colors. It’s compact, but folds out to 180 degrees so you can see everything at once. It also comes with three water-dispensing brushes so you don’t need to pack a water cup. And if you’re in need of a watercolor pad, look no further. We’ve got you covered. ($14.99, Amazon)
Sitting pretzel-style on the ground for hours? No thanks. This little chair has a cupholder and a drawstring bag for carrying. It weighs less than 10 pounds, so it's something you can put over your shoulder before heading out the door. Time to (safely) see some friends. ($49.99+, Amazon)
Enter the classic saying we all know and repeat this time of year. Be fully prepared for the season with these waterproof boots that marry style with functionality. They’re easy to slip on and they have cotton lining to keep your toes dry. Psst...past customers who needed lots of arch support suggest sizing up and getting insoles. ($39.97, Nordstrom Rack)
Temperature during the spring months can fluctuate. A lot. So having a solid jacket to layer with is ideal. This one has three exterior pockets, with one inside pocket for valuables. It’s made from corduroy so it’s not too heavy. Customers really love the style, color, and high-quality construction. ($129, Faherty)
The sun takes no days off. And wearing sunscreen shouldn’t just be a summer thing. This tinted formula is meant for all skin types and shades, has a smooth finish, and doesn’t leave a white residue behind. You only need a dime-sized amount to get the job done, but make sure you apply to clean skin. Many reviewers love that the sunscreen doesn’t feel greasy when on, and that it can be worn under makeup. ($15.99, Unsun)
We’re serious. This suction tool works to remove the irritants that get injected underneath your skin by a bite. So by sucking out the ‘bad stuff,’ the area won’t be as swollen, red, or itchy. No cream or medicine needed. Just your arm and the tool. Thank us later. ($9.95, Amazon)
Or to bring to the beach once the season starts. Since they’re big you won’t have to worry about losing one in the grass. And they’ve got their own carrying bag too. They’re the perfect game to play once family time rolls around. Aka something relaxing that won’t cause too much sibling rivalry. ($60, Uncommon Goods)
Adults included. You may find yourself spending all your time in here once the weather really warms up. If you don’t have a ton of backyard room, then say hello to your new space-saving BFF. The pool comes in a few different colors and patterns so good luck choosing one (they’re all cute). ($100+, Food52)
Pollen, we meet again. If you’re one of those people whose allergies tend to go crazy around this time of year, look no further. Hilma supplements are made with ingredients thought to strengthen the immune system, like nettles, tinospora, butterbur, and spirulina. The herbal blend is created by doctors and backed by clinical research. So you can breathe easy. Goodbye, stuffy nose. ($28, Hilma)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.
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