As nice as it may feel to shut the doors, crank up the A/C, and wait for summer to pass, the great outdoors can feel wonderful in the warmer months as well. And seeing as July is National Picnic Month, one of the best ways to experience being outside without baking under the summer sun is by packing a picnic and enjoying it gloriously beneath some shade. So ready your sandwich-making skills and prepare your plastic containers, because it’s time to take your picnic to wonderful locations both far and wide!
This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Picnic
Alright, first things first, we have to admit that good ole granny really did have an amazing recipe for her homemade potato salad. But, at the same time, granny always struggled with bringing everything we needed outside, no matter how hard she tried. However, with these 3 products, you’ll be upgrading your picnic tenfold, and showing granny how much you appreciate her for introducing you to picnics in the first place.
Now granny used to just grab a random basket and try to stuff everything she thought she needed in there. And yet, it almost always happened that she would forget something important, or she’d have to leave something behind because it wouldn’t fit in her basket. So, in the name of avoiding making granny’s same mistake, let’s start with the most basic (and the most important) item needed for any proper picnic – a real picnic basket!
Measuring in at 25”L x 16”W x 9”H, this picnic basket from Trademark Innovations is big enough to fit everything you need for a delicious picnic spread. And yet, it still remains lightweight – making it easy to carry with you to outdoor concerts, the park, or a winery. Inside, it brings service sets for 4 – including plates, cups, and utensils that are held securely in place with leather straps. The basket also comes with salt and pepper shakers, a cheese board, a blanket, a wine bottle holder, a wine opener, a wine stopper, and an insulated compartment (probably also meant for wine, if you’re noticing a pattern here).<
In the end, this attractive, suitcase-style, wicker basket sets you up for the perfect picnic, and comes with an equally attractive green lining that gives the dishes a buffer as well. So if you’re like granny, insofar as you like to bring a feast to the picnic, then this is the best basket for you.
Okay, so now you’re out in the middle of the park, enjoying your picnic with your family, and everything is going great. Then you remember it’s also hot outside (courtesy of the sweat). But what you can’t remember is how much water you’ve had today, and you don’t want to risk becoming dehydrated. With the Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle that thinks while you drink, that’s no longer even an issue.
Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness trainers have all recommended for years that we need to drink more water. And yet, until now, there has never been a device to help folks adhere to their expert recommendations. As the world’s first interactive water bottle, the HydraCoach calculates your personal hydration needs, tracks your real-time fluid consumption (in both metric and standard units), paces you throughout the day, and motivates you to achieve and maintain optimal hydration, especially when it’s hot outside.
More than anything else, the HydraCoach is a breakthrough in personal hydration monitoring. Being able to see your water intake percentage throughout the day is phenomenally helpful. It keeps you motivated and on pace to make your daily water intake goal. And this smart water bottle’s 22oz size is convenient to hold and carry, and it makes hydration fun by making a game of how much water you drink every day. It’s especially useful for someone who is on a very strict diet, someone who has a required water intake due to doctor’s orders or a medical condition (ya know, like granny does), or who – no matter what – just can’t remember to drink enough water.
So now that you’ve had a great picnic (courtesy of your basket) and have stayed hydrated (courtesy of your water bottle), you’re going to want to snap some pics and share these great memories with the world, right?
Buuuut, you’ve forgotten to charge your phone (or camera) at home, and your battery won’t last long enough to capture that glorious summer sunset that’s happening upon the horizon. But have no fear, the MightyPurse is here!
Made of high-quality, 100% genuine leather, the MightyPurse Wristlet is equal parts fashionable and functional. Open up the purse and you’ll find tucked inside a new slim-line and lightweight 4000mAh battery that’ll keep your phone charged at all times. (The battery/wallet itself is also easily rechargeable via a USB port.) And it’s designed to hold a phone of ANY dimension – including larger iPhones (6S Plus) and larger Android Phones, as well as all your other essentials like lipstick, keys, and other small items.
The wristlet is compatible with all Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, LG, and Android Phones that use Micro USB, and it comes with a Lightning adapter as well for iPhones generation 5 or later. Every MightyPurse also comes with a one-year, global warranty. And with over 40 color and print options available, you can easily find the perfect one to express exactly who you are.
Overall, the MightyPurse is the perfect marriage of form and function – it’s cute, classy, and beautifully made of gorgeous leather. But, it’s also a practical, quality-made product that charges your phone quickly and easily. And this utterly brilliant design is perfect for travel, a night out, or a picnic filled with memories of granny.
So the next time you’re packing everything up for another adventure this National Picnic Month, think of how much you could enhance the experience and the memories with just the slight changes of the products above. They may even help you forget that all you wanted to do was sit inside and shiver in the A/C instead of enjoying all these summer adventures with the ones you love.