We’ll never say no to a garden party. And, yes, we know there’s been a lot of snowfall across the UK this spring. Lockdown restrictions have eased – hurrah – and we’re dusting off the BBQ. The patio furniture is coming out of the garage too and we’re ready to welcome friends and family. We can’t wait for this long-overdue catch-up. We think we deserve a bottle (or two)!
Let’s make your garden the one that everyone wants to gather in. Here are some of our favourite outdoor essentials:
Life Under Canvas Globe Lantern – £49
The Life Under Canvas Globe Lantern is a practical and stylish lantern. It’s perfect for lighting up any outdoor space. It has a durable handle and a dimmable feature. The Globe Lantern offers an impressive 75 hours of warm LED light when fully charged.
LifeStraw Home Water Pitcher – £54.99
Keep your guests hydrated with deliciously filtered water with the award-winning LifeStraw Home. And this water really is delicious, take it from us. A powerful filter inside a stylish carafe removes microplastics, bacteria, and parasites. It removes lead and other heavy metals from fresh water too. But don’t worry, it keeps the desirable elements like sodium and potassium. LifeStraw’s a B Corporation Certified brand. For each LifeStraw product you buy, a child in a developing country receives access to safe drinking water.
Hydro Flask 20 L Insulated Tote – £61.95
Say goodbye to single-use carriers or mouldy cool bags when bringing your picnic and BBQ items. Hydro Flask’s new 20 L Insulated Tote has lightweight insulated to keep contents hot or cold for up to four hours and a soft, collapsible exterior and folding handles that feel comfortable to carry making them storage and travel friendly. The fully-sealed interior is BPA-free and welded seams offer easy cleaning. Welded storage pockets are perfect for your small essentials like keys, phones and wallets.
NEMO Equipment Victory Blanket – £49.99
The NEMO Equipment Victory Blanket is available as a two or four-person blanket and is soft, cosy and has padded ground protection making it perfect for picnics. The waterproof bottom resists dirt, sand and water and the hidden Velcro stash pocket keeps small things safe. Stake it to the ground with the corner loop in windy weather and wrap it back up easily afterwards thanks to the integrated straps.
Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarwash and Solarproof
As the name suggests, Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarwash and Solarproof aren’t just for tents. Spray on to clean and protect all your soft fabric garden furniture from harmful UV rays and deterioration, whilst also adding vital water repellency for that inevitable downpour.
From BBQ covers, fabric chairs, cushions and patio awnings to on trend outdoor rugs, Nikwax Tent & Gear Solawash and Solarproof can be used on synthetic and nylon, weatherproof textiles and will extend the life of your favourite garden accessories. All Nikwax products are PFC-free and water-based with no harmful chemicals.
Life Under Canvas Bamboo Canvas Chair – £59
This lightweight, comfortable, and durable Bamboo Canvas Chair is perfect for your outdoor gatherings. Ergonomically designed, its supportive, gently curving back allows for ultimate relaxation. The Bamboo Canvas Chair has a mesh pocket on the back for extra storage and the canvas can be removed easily and washed for a quick refresh.
It comes in a handy carry bag and is easy to fold down and transport or store when not in use.
Hydro Flask 12 oz Insulated Cooler Cup – £25.95
Say goodbye to warm cans and bottles with Hydro Flask’s Cooler Cup; a versatile product that you can use to insulate a can or glass bottle, protecting it from the temperature outside or the warmth of your hands. It can also be used as a durable cup thanks to its 12 oz capacity. The Cooler Cup features Hydro Flask’s double wall vacuum insulation and is made from pro-grade stainless steel which won’t retain or transfer flavours.
NEMO Puffin Insulated Blanket – £99.99
When the temperatures drop, snuggle up under the NEMO Puffin Insulated Blanket. The buttery soft nylon, that’s easy to wash, and lofty synthetic insulation keeps you warm whilst being packable. The Foot Nook™ keeps your feet tucked in and out of the cold and curved edges are designed to wrap around your body. Comes with an integrated stuff sack.