Life may not always be a picnic, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying one this summer with family and friends. Ten days after the official start of summer the US celebrates Great American Picnic Day. Use June 30 to gather outdoors with loved ones for a fresh meal and the perfect picnic party gift.
Picnic Blanket Set the foundation for your picnic with the perfect festive picnic blanket. The Cellar Ladybug Picnic Blanket, $44 at Macys.com, is portable and easily folds up into an attached bag. The vinyl backing helps keep your eating surface dry even if the ground is a little damp.
Willow Picnic Basket
A picnic basket will make your Great American Picnic Day celebration more legit. The Willow Picnic Basket with service for two is $62.99 at Organize.com. It comes with a pair of plates, wine glasses and flatware plus a bottle opener, tablecloth and napkins. Plus there’s plenty of room for all of your delectable picnic goodies.
Portable Cooler/Charcoal Grill
This cool gift can also heat things up at your picnic. The Caliente is a portable charcoal BBQ grill packaged in a carrying tote that doubles as a cooler. The 10 inch grate offers enough grilling surface for a few hamburgers and hot dogs while the water-resistant cooler holds up to six 12-ounce cans. Pick one up for $32.98 at HomeDepot.com.
Keep your back from getting sore with the lightweight and portable reclining recreational Oniva Seat from PamperedPicnic.com. Prices start at $39.95 and it comes in six color choices. With the perfect seat your aching back won’t distract you from enjoying Great
American Picnic Day.
Citronella Insect Repellent Outdoor Candle
Keep unwanted guests from crashing your picnic with the Repel Citronella Insect Repellent Outdoor Candle, just $5.56 at Amazon.com. It promises a 20-hour burning life and will hopefully keep mosquitoes from munching on you while you munch on your outdoor lunch.
By Alison Storm
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