Ready for Summer? Grab These 15 Backyard Items Now Before the Price Goes Up

Spruce up your outdoor space with these deals you can get now, for less, before the summer arrives.
Updated April 24, 2023
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Summer is going to sneak up on you soon, so make sure you’re prepared for some quality backyard time.

Think about what you need to make your backyard a place you’ll want to hang out in this summer, and remember to get those items now before the price goes up or they sell out.

Here are 15 popular backyard items you need to buy now if you want to keep more money in your wallet come summer.

Alys 4-piece Outdoor Patio Sectional With Storage

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Is it time to get new backyard furniture? Then check out the Alys 4-piece Outdoor Patio Sectional With Storage.

The patio set features a left and right sofa seat with a center piece to make the set fit together perfectly. There is storage in the armrests as well as an ottoman to kick up your feet.

You can get the whole set from Costco for $2,299.99.

Weber Genesis II E335 Gas Grill

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No outdoor space is complete without a grill to make delicious food for friends and family.

Grab a Weber Genesis II E335 Gas Grill from Costco for $1,049.99, featuring side burners and a searing station for extra cooking needs.

Nicpow Outdoor Projector

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Turn your backyard into a movie theater with an outdoor projector.

The Nicpow Outdoor Projector, which can be purchased on Amazon for $59.99, comes with a screen to project your favorite movies and television shows onto.

You can connect several devices to it, such as a smartphone or streaming stick, to watch your favorite movies outside under the stars.

Lands’ End Women’s Swimsuit

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Get ready to head to the pool again with a new swimsuit from Target.

The Lands’ End Women's Chlorine Resistant Multi Way One Piece Swimsuit allows you to wear it in different configurations depending on your mood for each swim day.

You can grab the suit in a variety of sizes and colors for $80.47 from Target.

Keter Cortina 200 Gallon Deck Box

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Get some outdoor storage for all your toys, garden tools, and more.

The Keter Cortina 200 Gallon Deck Box is weather resistant and has a soft close lid to make sure all your items fit properly and securely. You can grab one for $269.99 with your Costco card.

Urban Islands Outdoor Refrigerator

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Kick your entertaining options up a notch with an Urban Islands Outdoor Refrigerator from Costco.

The 4.9-cubic-foot fridge in stainless steel features plenty of room for cold beverages when you’re outside on a hot day. Don't forget to store your veggies in it until they’re ready for the grill.

Pick one up from Costco for $999.99.

Universal Thread Women’s Round Sunglasses

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Keep your eyes protected from the harsh rays of sun in your backyard with some new sunglasses.

Target has its Universal Thread Women’s Round Sunglasses in stock (available in either black or white frames) to keep your eyes protected when it’s sunny out. Grab them now for $15.

Room Essentials Plastic Dinner Plates

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You might want to eat outside on gorgeous warm nights without worrying about taking plates out where they could easily break.

Instead, grab some Room Essentials Plastic Dinner Plates from Target for 50 cents each. 

The dishwasher-safe plates come in a variety of colors and are perfect for outdoor dining — and much more responsible than buying paper plates that you’ll just have to throw out later.

Bunch O Balloons Tropical Party

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Have some fun in your backyard with a water balloon fight that’s fun for kids and adults.

Grab the Bunch O Balloons Tropical Party, which is a three-pack of easy-fill water balloons for $9.49. Each pack can fill 100 balloons in only a minute, making them a quick and easy option for backyard party fun.

Pro tip: You can save when you shop at Amazon by picking up a few items in bulk so you don’t run out during the summer.

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas!

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Stay cool on hot nights with tasty, tropical treats from your freezer.

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas! feature slices of banana coated in dark chocolate and are sure to make your family and guests happy. You can grab some for $2.70 per eight-ounce box.

Ben Kaufman Velour Towels

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Lay out in the sun on your lounge chairs or even in the cool grass in your backyard with a comfortable beach towel.

Ben Kaufman 100% Cotton Velour Towels come in a variety of striped colors on Amazon’s website, and a pack of four will cost you $39.99 for the summer.

Trader Joe’s Blueberry Lemonade Sparkling Water

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Have some cool refreshments while you sit out in your backyard.

Trader Joe’s Blueberry Lemonade Sparkling Water is the perfect thing to stock up on for the summer. You can grab an eight-pack of water for $3.49.

Pro tip: No matter the season, grocery inflation can be a concern. Stay privy to the numerous ways to beat the rising costs of groceries.

Nicole Miller Outdoor Patio Rug

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Spruce up your patio space with a bright outdoor rug that makes the area cozy compared to the cold concrete of your bare patio.

The Nicole Miller Outdoor Patio Rug can be a great addition when you order one from or pick it up at the store closest to you.

The rug comes in several different colors and sizes, so measure your space and choose the best one for you.

Banana Boat Sport Ultra Performance Sunscreen

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Protect your skin when you’re out in the sun with Banana Boat Sport Ultra Performance Sunscreen.

The three-pack of Banana Boat sunscreen features two eight-ounce spray bottles and one eight-ounce bottle of lotion, each with 50 SPF protection, for $18.99 at Costco.

You’re sure to be protected all summer if you buy sunscreen in bulk.

Addlon LED Outdoor String Lights

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Add some light to your outdoor space with the Addlon LED Outdoor String Lights from Amazon. Lights can instantly take your outdoor look up a notch and allow you to enjoy it late into the night.

The 50-foot string of lights for $25.99 includes LED shatterproof bulbs to make your night a little brighter when you’re in your backyard.

You can also check Amazon for different lengths if you need some extra light for your space.

Bottom line

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Are you ready to enjoy the summer? Then start shopping to get your backyard in tip-top shape.

You don’t want to wait and risk the prices increasing or the stores running out of the items you’ll surely need.

And remember, you can still find ways to save money and even earn cash back when you're outfitting your backyard for summer.

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