Who’s Ready for Outdoor Season? Here’s Everything You’ll Need This Spring

Daylight Savings Time brings another hour of sunlight and the long-awaited unofficial start of spring. But it’s also the beginning of our family’s schedules getting a whole lot busier (yes, somehow it’s possible). So we’ve partnered with Kraft Heinz to show you how to start spending more time with friends and family. We’re calling it “Daylight Spendings Time.” You in?

For us, spring is synonymous with shopping. Yes, that means new warm weather ‘fits of course, but it also means upgrading everything from our outdoor setups and picnic supplies to our dinner plans. Because this spring, we’re all about multipurpose essentials that’ll help you spend more time with your favorite people. Read on to see everything we’re buying for the season.

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1. Fun Pool Float

What could be better than a sunny day spent relaxing on the water, refreshing beverage in hand? When that relaxation takes place on a pink, sparkly flamingo float, of course. Funboy’s original designs were last summer’s blowout (blow-up?) hit for splashing around in the pool. Buy a float now, because they sell out fast.

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2. Quick Dinner Prep Essentials

Longer days and balmy nights are meant for enjoying, so make dinner prep a breeze by stocking up on your favorite foods from Kraft Heinz®. Classic, great-tasting OSCAR MAYER® hot dogs and KRAFT® Mac & Cheese are all you need for a convenient, crowd-pleasing meal. And don’t forget the Heinz® Ketchup for dipping.

Buy Mac & Cheese ($1) Buy Ketchup ($3)

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3. Easy-breezy Dress

We’re crushing on this crisp cotton number. It’s perfect for spring thanks to lightweight fabric, pintucks and teensy little buttons. The eyelet lace detailing makes for a vintage vibe that’s also totally right now thanks to a very Zoom-friendly statement puff sleeve.

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4. Sheer Tinted Sunscreen

Put your best face forward with this five-in-one SPF 30 cream that treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin. Broad-spectrum mineral filters protect you from UVA/UVB, while green tea, red algae and pomegranate extracts supply rich antioxidants. The sheer-to-light coverage formula has four shades to fit a wide variety of skin tones and undertones.

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5. Durable String Lights

Hello, cocktails on the patio: A string of 15 brass-clad LED lights are a stylish way to ornament your outdoor space. They’re also encased with commercial-grade WeatherTite cables to withstand the elements, easy to install and super modern looking. Start sending those invites for your next outdoor party now.

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6. Beautiful Outdoor Blooms

This sleek, charcoal-toned pot can be delivered right to your door—complete with soil, two lucky red lantana, two black heart ipomoea and one tequila dahlia (aka two of our favorite words put together). The fiery tones of yellow, orange and red sizzle next to dark purple foliage for total vacation vibes every time you step outside.

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7. Sun-blocking Straw Hat

Not sure what we love more: That this hat keeps damaging rays off our face or how it turns the most basic outfit into a full coastal grandma-chic look. Either way, we’re adding to cart to wear now during spring gardening season and later during long summer beach days.

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8. Luxe Printed Towel

You’ll be counting down the days until you can unfurl this six-foot-long towel on the sand. Until then, it’s just as striking used as a stylish picnic blanket for outdoor family dinners in the backyard or the park.

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9. Colorful Outdoor Table

This handy stool (that doubles as a drinks table) is giving us coastal bungalow vibes. Handwoven, featuring a vivid color-blocked pattern and available in two colors, it’s the new piece of furniture you need to refresh your outdoor living room.

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10. Wine Subscription

This vino subscription is curated just for your palate and delivered right to your door, so you’ve always got a rosé or crisp white on hand for last-minute picnics or garden parties.

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11. Backpack Cooler

This waterproof, leak-proof cooler backpack can hold plenty of wine, sodas, ice or a ton of lunch provisions, making it the ideal add-on for a hike or beach trip. It comes in four different colors, but we’re partial to pink for spring (groundbreaking, we know).

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12. Comfy Bike Shorts

Bike shorts are a spring loungewear essential, but we’re also wearing them under flowy skirts and dresses for picnic-blanket sitting, sans the wardrobe malfunctions. This seamless pair from Everlane is our favorite comfy pick.

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13. Statement Slides

Meet the spring sandals of your dreams. The contoured footbed offers arch support, the cushiony EVA material doesn’t require any breaking in and the array of pastel colorways are certified warm-weather ready.

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