Even as states start to open up, it’s safe to say summer will look a little bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your time outside in a safe way. Enter the socially distant picnic. Aka, a responsible way to meet up with friends and family. While still maintaining six feet.
So while you won’t be sharing the same blanket, we rounded up products you’ll need for the occasion. Get ready to claim your section of the park.
P.S. Here's more info from the CDC on how to protect yourself and others.
Because warm drinks are so not refreshing. This tote has a durable canvas outside, but a leak-proof lining should your bottle take a tumble. And if it happens to get a bit heavy, use the shoulder strap to carry. Tote-ally worth it.
Like one that can charge any type of phone or tablet. And one that can fit in your pocket. The indicator lights let you know how much juice it has left, too. Goodbye, low battery warnings.
But also one that won’t be a pain to carry. This one features straps like a backpack and can recline all the way down for some prime relaxation. Plus, it has a cup holder and storage pouches for items like napkins and sunglasses.
Literally. These ones are designed to hold your glass upright. So the next time you meet up with friends you can keep it classy. Cheers to that.
This one has a waterproof backing and section for your lunch to be displayed. Plus, it folds up into a neat carrying case. Aka, it’s a picnic must-have.
Reusable ones, obvi. This set fits together so you won’t have a loose spoon swimming at the bottom of your bag. It’s also made from recycled material and can be easily washed for next time. The gift that keeps on giving.
Hot afternoons spent outdoors mean your pet needs to be hydrated. This bottle has a silicone bowl that flips up so they can drink without creating a mess. And any leftover water filters back into the bottle. No drop wasted.
And to make cleanup way easier, make them paper. These flower ones are almost too cute to eat from. Almost.
This mini speaker can connect via Bluetooth. So hit shuffle on your summer Spotify playlist. Or Lady Gaga’s new album.
And enjoy the brie. This compact one comes with three tools stored inside. So you can cut slices without struggling with a plastic knife. Life is gouda.
With a fan that fits in your bag. It’s rechargeable via USB and will make sitting outside that much more enjoyable. Feel the breeze.
Well, an umbrella-tent. This one comes with stakes and tie-down cords. It’ll provide all the shade you could need. And has a travel bag. So no, you won’t be lugging it. Thankfully.
Consider it a no-brainer. This one is unscented and will provide broad spectrum SPF 40 protection that won’t leave you feeling greasy. It’s oil-free and can be applied under foundation. Game-changing.
This tumbler can keep drinks hot up to 12 hours and cold up to an entire day. So it’s perfect for tea, too. Or, you know, a cocktail. Start your day off right.
This Thermacell lantern creates a 15-foot zone of mosquito protection so you can finally stop itching. Thanks to the repellent stored in the top. Plus, it can double as a handy light if you decide to sit past sundown. Sunset toast, anyone?
Maybe it’s a bit extra, but who says salads can’t travel? This container lets you pack your ingredients (cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas) on ice. So everything stays fresh. And your lettuce doesn’t get soggy. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
To keep things extra chilled. For up to eight hours. No matter the temp.
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. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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