11 Items for an Awesome Picnic
It's picnic season! Grab this gear to make sure your friends are talking about your picnic for many summers to come.
1. Coleman Fold N Go Charcoal Grill, $50
This compact grill uses standard size briquettes and has 150 square inches of space on two sides, which come equipped with adjustable grates so cooks can control temperature. Best of all, it’s compact and has a handle for easy carrying.
2. Picnic Plus 4-Person Backpack, $83
This backpack has enough dishwasher-safe plates, cups, and cutlery for four, plus insulated space to store food, beer, and wine. And it’s easier to carry than a basket!
3. Grass is Greener Picnic Blanket, $45
This 54-inch high by 60-inch wide cotton blanket has a nylon bottom to keep you dry, and rolls up into a drawstring bag for easy transporting.
4. Corkcicle Artican, $20
Sure, you could buy a cheap, cheesy beer koozy. Or you could get the gorgeous, stainless steel Artican, which is double-walled to keep your canned beverages cold for up to three hours.
5. Mobile Foodie Survival Kit, $26
Don’t let your picnic dishes go unseasoned! This kit includes spices like Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Onion, Basil, Cinnamon, Oregano, Garlic, Thyme, Curry, Rosemary, Ginger, and Dill. Each pot, which has a 1.5 tablespoon capacity, is unlabeled so it can be reused and filled with your favorite spice. (A key helps you identify what’s in each pot when you buy the kit.)
6. Mini Jambox, $130
What’s a picnic without tunes? The Mini Jambox is really portable—it’s small enough to fit in a purse and weighs just 9 ounces—and still delivers powerful sound. The speaker syncs with your phone or iPod using Bluetooth, comes in nine colors, and has a battery capable of lasting 10 hours.
Make sure all of your devices are fully charged with this waterproof power bank.
8. Roll Up Checkers/Backgammon, $32
Keep your picnickers entertained with this game bag: Checker board is on one side, backgammon on the other, and the wooden game pieces and dice go inside the bag.
Toss around this frisbee after dark without fear of losing it—it lights up!
10. Kikkerland Log Head Rest, $22
After you've eaten and played with the frisbee and are thorougly exhausted, consider indulging in one of picnicking's favorite pastimes—a nap—using this delightful pillow.
11. Narrative Clip, $149
Never miss a moment of your epic picnic by clipping the Narrative to your shirt. The device automatically snaps a 5 megapixel photo every 30 seconds (double tap it to take a photo outside the interval). A built-in accelerometer ensures the photos are correctly oriented no matter how you wear it.