Even though restaurants might be offering some sort of service right now, I think a better way to get outside (and to do it safely) is with a picnic. Picnics have long been underrated, but now is their time to shine. Just grab a few essentials, and make sure you’re properly socially distancing, and you should be all set. To help out, we’ve rounded up everything you need for a perfect picnic day.
FOR A PICNIC BLANKET
Brooklinen Beach Towel
The most important part of a picnic is arguably the blanket. This is more of a beach towel, but it works well for a picnic, too. The pattern is fun, colorful, and I like it because it’s also a super soft towel you can use in your bathroom when you’re not on a picnic.
FOR A COOLER
Hydro Flask Unbound Cooler Pack
FOR A FACE MASK
Baggu Face Mask
What I love about this face mask is that it can hang around your neck if there isn’t a person in sight, and then you can put it on with ease. It’s breathable and not too bad to look at, either.
W&P Porter Reusable Plastic Bowl
Snag a couple of these reusable bowls, fill them with fruit, cheese, snacks, whatever you want, and you’ll be good to go. The lid always stays in reach too, which is excellent for ant protection.
FOR BUG SPRAY
Sawyer 20% Picaridin Bug Spray
You’re the one that’s supposed to be having a picnic, not the bugs. Protect yourself with my favorite bug spray. It is DEET free and has a pump applicator so you don’t put on too much at a time.
The only thing you need now is some music. This speaker is almost as good as live music. It connects via bluetooth, sounds great, and best of all, is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally spilling all over it.
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