10 Backyard Items You’d Never Think to Buy at HomeGoods (But Totally Should)

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Ah yes, Homegoods. Somehow, you walk in at 10 a.m. saying, “you just need one thing,” and walk out at 7 p.m. with an entire living room set. And ICYMI, the retailer now has an online store where you can shop everything from furniture and decor to kitchenware, gardening tools, coffee table books and kitchen organizers. But of course, as we head into summer there’s only one thing on our minds: bsackyard upgrades. So below, find 10 items that’ll take your outdoor space to the next level. Prepare thy Aperol spritzes.

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1. Martha Stewart Galvanized Metal Hose Pot

Here, a solution to that tangled eyesore of a garden hose. This modern industrial pot features galvanized carry handles and a side hole that allows the hose to be connected to your outdoor faucet. Don’t you just love when functionality meets aesthetics?

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2. Cuisinart Bbq Defrosting Tray

Forgot to take the meat out of the freezer before your guests arrive? This BBQ defrosting tray quickly thaws chicken breasts, steak, pork chops, lamb chops, vegetables and the like in less than half the time, according to the manufacturer. Plus, it’s super easy to clean—just scrub with some soap and water (no dishwashing required).

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3. Rachel Ashwell White Hydrangea Dinnerware Collection

Speaking of entertaining, this dinnerware collection is right in line with the coastal grandmother trend. Its delicate, floral blooms can bring a whimsical touch to your tablescape, and its melamine construction is specially crafted for outdoor use. You can customize the set with four salad plates ($15), dinner bowls ($15) and a platter ($10), or buy the whole thing for just $40. Oh, and did we mention it’s dishwasher safe?


4. Privilege Metal Planters With Wooden Stands

Give your backyard a hint of mid-century mod with a set of three delicate cane planters with metal legs. And feel free to add some vibrant pink florals to make the blush undertones of the set pop.

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5. House & Garden Indoor Outdoor Solar Powered String Lights

If you don’t have string lights in your backyard…what are you even doing? This set of vintage-inspired lights can instantly create a cozy patio ambiance with its warm glow. Their solar-powered design works both indoors and outdoors with a built-in lithium rechargeable battery that can last for hours. Plus, it includes a surface mount support pole, four-inch ground stakes and screws if you’re looking to light up your walkway.

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6. Panama Jack Indoor Outdoor Melamine Taco Holders

How adorable are these little taco holders? We love the four-pack’s multi-colored, reversible design and that each one holds two tacos at a time. Its melamine material is perfect for outdoor use and the set is totally dishwasher safe.

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7. Bg London Watering Can

There’s nothing better than a chic watering can that doubles as decor. Aside from its vibrant floral motifs, we love this one for its lightweight, double-handle construction that makes watering your peonies a breeze.

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8. Tommy Bahama Indoor Outdoor Melamine Rotating Serving Bowl Set

Yet another melamine set that’s designed for indoor/outdoor use, this serving set features a 360-degree rotating base and six removable serving bowls that are perfect for cocktail hour. Plus, its apricot, crackle finish is an eye-catching touch while the nesting bowls allow for easy, compact storage.

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9. Cynthia Rowley Cactus Print Picnic Throw With Bag

Looking to have a backyard picnic? This 60-by-70-inch throw blanket features a playfully printed, water repellent design that’s equal parts cute and functional. Plus, it comes with a durable carrying case for days that you’d like to take your picnic basket to the beach. Win, win.


10. Professor Puzzle Indoor Outdoor Giant Tumble Tower Game

Nothing says “go play” like an outdoor game that can keep your kids occupied for hours. This jumbo version of Jenga is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and its oversized design includes 60 wooden pieces (that, trust us, will be hard to lose).

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