Best Gifts to Make the Most of Your Deck and Patio
Give the gift of fun times spent in the outdoors, no matter what season it is.
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Want to give a gift that someone will actually remember? Give them something that will coax them to spend more time enjoying their deck and patio.
Keter Breeze Bar Outdoor Side Table
The main appeal of this patio side table from Keter is its versatility. At first glance, it might look like any other table built for the outdoors: Unassuming, made from a durable and weather-resistant plastic. But pop the lid to reveal a hidden drink cooler with a 17-gallon storage capacity.
Outdoor Retractable Awning
Blinding sunshine can render patios useless for much of the day. Give the gift of shade with this large retractable awning. It attaches to various surfaces, including brick, and can be opened and closed with a metal hand crank.
Anker Soundcore Outdoor Speaker
What’s an outdoor party without a little music? This wireless Bluetooth speaker from Anker puts out crystal clear sound and thumping, intense bass for when you’re really trying to turn the party up a notch.
This speaker also has an IPX7 waterproof rating and can float, so you need not worry about spilling anything on it or accidentally dropping it in the pool.
Classic Cornhole Set
Who’s up for a little friendly competition? Give the classic game of cornhole this holiday season and you’ll be giving someone an excuse to spend hours of fun outside. Cornhole: It’s easy to learn, but hard to master.
Adjustable Lounge Chair Recliners
These lounge chairs have everything anyone could need to relax on their deck or patio. They’re adjustable up to 160 degrees and fold up so they’re compact and portable. A removable tray holds everything you might need for relaxing, with slots for your phone and tablet plus two cup holders.
Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net
You don’t need to go far to get the camping experience. This camping hammock can be set up on a deck or patio; all you need are two sturdy posts or trees. They’re great for laying around during the day or stargazing at night. The dense mosquito net means that bugs won’t be a problem, leaving you free to enjoy the outdoors.
Hammered Copper Beverage Tub
Port drinks around in style with this beverage tub from Brekx. It’s got a premium copper finish on the outside and double-walled stainless steel on the inside, keeping drinks and ice insulated and cool even on hot summer days.
Gold Gas Patio Heater
Some people put a lot of time and energy into making their patio a comfortable, relaxing place, so it’s a shame when harsh seasonal conditions interfere.
While this patio heater won’t be much help in the middle of a blizzard, it keeps your patio usable on milder winter nights by warming up to 115 sq. ft. of space. Now you get even more time to enjoy all the hard work you put into last summer’s patio project!
Heated Snow Melting Walkway Mat
Make sure you always have a safe path through the ice and snow with this heated snow melting mat. Keep it outside all winter long; HeatTrak claims it can melt up to two inches of snow per hour. If you’ve got a particularly long stretch of sidewalk to cover, connect several 20-in. x 60-in. mats end to end.
Outdoor String Lights
Winter months in the Northern Hemisphere can feel oppressively dark thanks to the tilt of the Earth’s axis and the end of Daylight Savings Time. Outdoor string lights are a great way to counter seasonal gloom and give you more time outdoors, even on days when it seems like the sun sets in mid-afternoon.
Round Steel Propane Fire Pit Kit
Want a fire in your backyard without the hassle of actually burning wood? A propane fire pit like this one from Hampton Bay will give you exactly that. It’s easy to set up and convenient to use. There’s even a hidden compartment to stow the propane tank so it’s not an eyesore.
Garage Electric Heater
Turn your three-season porch into a functional winter getaway with this electric garage heater. It can be mounted on the wall or the ceiling, and its adjustable remote-controlled thermostat can be set from 50 to 90 F.
Round Cast Stone Wood Burning Fire Pit
This cast stone fire pit leans into the more traditional bonfire experience with a rustic and natural look that complements various landscaping styles. It’s not entirely old-fashioned, though. The pit comes with a removable wire mesh screen that protects against wayward sparks, and its 29-1/2-in. bowl resists heat up to 1,112 F.
Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Nothing will lure you out to a fire on a cold winter night like the thought of freshly toasted s’mores. This set of marshmallow roasting sticks will ensure you’re set up for crafting culinary creations while you’re huddled around the flames.