Relax on the lawn with a ready-made treat and a glass of wine on the weekend.
Glorious spring has finally decided to arrive! After being cooped up for so many months, you just want to spend the weekends basking in the sun. Planning on hitting the park for a leisurely picnic? Want a gourmet spread to enjoy in your backyard? Having a few friends over for a BBQ? Check out this list of summer essentials. There’s everything from a sexy and useful pair of sunnies, great wines and pre-made snacks that will be a hit!
Goodies after the jump!
Banfi Rosa Regale— (price under $20). This Italian wine is a beautifully colored sparkling red wine that smells like roses! It makes a sunny day even better. The wine has hints of strawberries and raspberries, and floats delicately across your palate.
Harry and David Gourmet Gift Basket with Personalized Blanket ($149.95, Harry and David) If you’re a picnic lover, or know someone who loves going to watch the symphony under the stars, likes to have lunch while waves crash nearby, or loves to tailgate, they’ll love this super duper gourmet basket and blankie as a gift! The water hyacinth braided basket holds a variety of treats like luscious apples, Moose Munch gourmet popcorn, hickory smoked summer sausage, natural smoked salmon, baklava, peanut butter pretzels, sun dried tomato stuffed olives, pepper and onion relish , water crackers and more.
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Albrecht Gewurztraminer Tradition (price under $20). Prefer a white wine? Try this dry, spicy French wine that’s lush with hints of tropical fruits, rose petals and lichi.
Katy Perry Cat Eye Sunglasses with Crystal Accents ($16, Claire’s) Protect your eyes and the delicate skin under them with these chic sunnies.
Harry and David Grand Sausage and Cheese Box ($49.95, Harry and David). Oh my! Cheese lovers dig in! This is a heavenly treat to take to a picnic or, if you’re rained out, throw in a DVD, watch and munch away! This yummy box contains four savory cheeses including Sicilian and Colby Jack. There’s also a selection of specialty smoked meats like the Thuringer hickory smoked summer sausage and even mustard. Yum!
Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Backpack Cooler in red ($31.99, Target). Now you don’t have to worry about food or drinks getting warm, soggy or unedible. You’ve got two compartments: the top has an air mesh draw string closure that’s perfect for stuff that needs to breathe. The bottom is insulated that’ll keep food cold or hot for hours. There are also two zippered beverage pockets, 2 large zippered pockets and a strap that’ll hold your phone or media device.