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Refresh your outdoor living space with fire pits, string lights, lawn games, and more
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertaining. If your outdoor living space isn't quite ready for hosting gatherings for your family and friends just yet, now's the perfect time to usher in the new season by outfitting it with a couple of new pieces.
It doesn't take much to transform a backyard, patio, or deck. Whether you're hosting a brunch, a Memorial Day BBQ, or just a casual get-together, Amazon has a ton of outdoor finds that you can scoop up to create an outdoor oasis for entertaining. Don't know where to start? We've compiled a list of summer must-haves that start at just $14.
11 Entertaining Essentials to Shop at Amazon
Miulee Decorative Outdoor Pillow Covers, Pack of 2 in Light Green, $13.99 (orig. $16.99)
Brightown Store Outdoor String Lights, $17.09 with coupon (orig.17.99)
Keter Modern Outdoor Side Table and Cooler, $70 (orig. $89.99)
Amazon Basics Zero Gravity Chair with Side Table, Set of 2 in Beige, $135.99 (orig. $151.67)
Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill, $139 (orig. $154.80)
Nostalgia Indoor S'mores Maker, $27.39 (orig. $29.99)
Sunnydaze Black Cross-weave Large Outdoor Fire Pit, $199 (orig. $248.99)
Nuloom Monique Floral Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, $51.84 (orig. $68)
Blissun Outdoor Market Patio Umbrella, $49.99 (orig. $69.99);
Pohopa Wireless Lantern Bluetooth Speakers, $169.98 (orig. $189.98)
GoSports Classic Cornhole Set, $64.99 (orig. $69.99)
Nothing says outdoor fun like gathering around a fire. A great way to make the most out of your outdoor space is with a fire pit. For a classic look, check out this black cross-weave version. Whether relaxing with your family after a long day or hosting a weekend get-together, it will see you through many occasions. Plus, it's perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere, making s'mores, or warming up on a cool evening. At 36 inches across, it's ideal for large groups, and this model comes with a screen to keep errant sparks contained.
String lights are one of the best and most inexpensive ways to sprinkle a bit of magic into an outdoor entertainment space. They not only elevate the overall aesthetic, but they're also a very practical way to add a touch of light to any area. These popular globe-shaped lights can stand up to wind and rain and come with 25 bulbs (and two spares) on a 25-foot string. They're easy to hang and they'll look great over your patio, terrace, or deck.
More than 25,000 Amazon shoppers have given the top-rated lights a five-star rating, with many raving about how "beautiful" they looked once hung up in reviews. "These lights are perfect for the backyard. We used them for our gazebo, and they have just the right amount of light for nighttime entertaining or relaxing," one reviewer shared.
These cozy ergonomic lounge chairs can turn your outdoor area into a relaxing sanctuary. They are big enough to support your entire body, and thanks to their zero gravity design, the adjustable chairs offer a smooth range of motion, allowing you to sit straight up or stretch out and comfortably kick back. There's also a supportable neck pillow and detachable storage trays for drinks and other items.
This set comes with a side table that has two additional cupholders and is available in three colors, including classic beige.
Buy It! Amazon Basics Zero Gravity Chair with Side Table, Set of 2 in Beige, $135.99 (orig. $151.67); amazon.com
The most simple yet delicious food to prepare when entertaining guests is BBQ — few ingredients are needed and very little preparation time is required. But if your old grill has seen better days, this charcoal option by Weber that measures 22 inches is a fantastic choice, especially for those that are limited on outdoor space.
It has a cooking surface that can hold up to 13 hamburgers at one time, and cooking on this durable plated steel grate is even and consistent, thanks to its ability to retain heat. Plus, the bottom of the grill has a convenient, one-touch ash catcher for easy cleaning and disposal.
Related: The 7 Best Charcoal Grills of 2023, Tested and Reviewed
Keep scrolling to check out more of our top picks for entertaining outdoors this summer.
Buy It! Miulee Decorative Outdoor Pillow Covers, Pack of 2 in Light Green, $13.99 (orig. $16.99)
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