Dust off your hiking boots, gather your loved ones, and get outside… it is officially spring!
Here are the top 10 spring essentials to get you and your significant other out of the house and into nature, because after a long winter, we all could use some vitamin D in our life.
Looking to surprise your spouse with a international lawn game? Then head to the park with this Finnish pin throwing game made from untreated birch wood. You can even impress your spouse by learning a Finnish phrase to go along with it… minä voitan means “I win”.
Keep 64 oz of your favorite beer, soda, or “special” drink concoction cold for hours with this stainless steel growler by Miir. Double walled, vacuum insulation keeps cold drinks cold for 24+ hours and hot drinks hot for 8+ hours, and keeps carbonation from escaping from beer or soda. You can even buy the Growler Cage bike carrier to take it along on bike rides to the beach or park. To top it all off, your purchase helps give one person in need clean water for a year.
Don’t have a large truck or vehicle to transport a kayak around? No problem! This inflatable double kayak from Intex is the perfect solution. What better way to strengthen your communication skills in marriage than by getting in a kayak together!
4. Spring colored QALO’s
Get into the Spring-time spirit with these colors from QALO! These functional wedding bands made of medical grade silicone allow you to get on the open trail and still rock your commitment to your spouse. It is a spring-time miracle!
Price: $15.99- $24.99
A chair that fits into your backpack?? Yes, it exists! The Treo Chair packs entirely into its tripod base. Bring these chairs along for a date day in nature to rest your weary bones after a long hike or for your next backcountry camping adventure. The greatest part…it is available in a variety of fun, spring colors!
Price: $64- $96
What better way to get outdoors with your loved one than by taking a weekend away in the backcountry. Spring is a great time to snag a prime campsite before the summer crowds. Just make sure you are prepared for the sometimes chilly weather with this couples sleeping bag and your spouse can keep you warm all night long. Plus, with an oversized integrated comforter, you can easily adjust your sleeping position and regulate temperature.
Ever made the mistake of packing up your wine glasses for a picnic or camping only to be left with tiny shards of glass once you pull them out? Weep no more, silicone wine glasses to the rescue! These glasses are food grade, FDA-Approved, flexible silicone so they are easy to pack along for those outdoor occasions when wine is an essential item, think outdoor movies, concert in the park, or a leisurely Sunday picnic with your attractive spouse.
No outdoor picnic is complete without the perfect picnic blanket. We like this waterproof one from REI because it keeps you dry and includes a carrying sack for easy transport. The soft, fleece face makes it the ideal spot for a cozy cuddle sesh in the afternoon sun.
9. iON Snap Cam
Have you ever had the perfect outdoor photo moment but you miss it because you are scrambling to get your phone out of your pocket/bag/backpack? Been there! The wearable, hands-free Snap Cam can make sure that never happens again. Just tap it once for a photo or twice to start shooting HD video. Another awesome feature: it connects wirelessly to your smartphone for instant uploading. We are sold!
10. PATAGONIA TORRENTSHELL JACKET
Since spring isn’t just sunshine and butterflies, we had to include a packable rain jacket for those unexpected spring showers. These sleek, simple jackets from Patagonia are the perfect thing to pack for you and your spouse to make sure those pesky drops don’t ruin your day.
That’s our list, we’d love to hear yours! What are your favorite outdoor items for this spring?