Summer is coming and, with it, outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxing. Memorial Day, the official kick-off to summer, is just around the corner—and a perfect time to furnish your outdoors with some great pieces. We have been on the hunt for great additions to outdoor entertaining areas, and found some amazing ideas from Giftbar vendors. Read on for outdoor furniture and accent pieces you won’t be able to pass up for all those days and nights of summer fun!

Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug

sprout indoor outdoor rug
Add a pop of color to your outdoor space with this fun outdoor rug. Not only will the pattern and color add personality to your outdoor living area, but the rug will also immediately make the entire space more cozy and prime for, well, living. Adding this will transform the area from just an outdoor space, to an extension of your home.

If you’re going to be inviting friends and family over to barbecue and officially welcome summer this Memorial Day, this rug would be perfect to have underfoot. You’ll never want to go inside! This rug—and pretty much everything else sold at DC-based Red Barn Mercantile—makes an amazing house-warming gift, so be sure to grab a gift card for those friends moving this summer!

Metal Lanterns

metal lanterns
We absolutely love these metal lanterns from Boston-based Patch NYC. They are the perfect addition to your outdoor space to keep things bright late into the night. With Memorial Day officially kicking off summer, now’s the time to scoop them up.

The versatile and colorful pieces will add character to any outdoor entertaining area, big or small, and can be used in so many different ways. They look great hanging, or placed on the table as a center or accent piece. Our friends at Patch have even experimented with placing a glass vase inside and filling it with flowers—with great results! They make great gifts, and the store features lots of different shapes and sizes—so pick up a gift card for your friend, and he or she can begin to collect!

Black Terrazzolite Deck Planters

Terrazzolite Deck Planters
What’s an outdoor space without some beautiful plants? As summer is ramping up and kicking off this Memorial Day, add some style to your gardening with these crushed stone and fiberglass planters. The unique shape and size will surely make a statement and impress all of the guests at your outdoor barbeques. Get one sizes, or a full-set for a true wow factor. Want to bestow the beauty on a Chicago-based friend or family member, too? Send them a Jayson Home gift card and let them grab a few themselves!

Hemp & Wool Pouf

hemp and wool pouf
Outdoor furniture isn’t just about couches, chairs and tables. After all, you have somewhere to—literally—kick up your feet and relax. That’s where Coco Blanca’s Hemp & Wool Pouf comes in. Described as “beach chic” on Coco Blanca’s site, this pouf is exactly that. The rustic accessory will add character to any outdoor living area, evoking that summer feel everyone is after.

Having a larger group over this upcoming Memorial Day? When you are kicking off summer with a BBQ, you can never be sure how many people might stop by. Bypass the ottoman and use it for extra seating. And when your friends ask how they can get one of these cozy pieces for their own outdoor area, just grab them a gift card.

Polygon Throw Blanket

polygon throw blanket
Starting Memorial Day, all the best outdoor get-togethers continue into the night—and even with the bonfire, it can get chilly on those summer evenings. Prepare with a stylish and cozy throw (or a few!) from Dallas boutique, Nest. Not only will a quality throw keep you warm while you eat your s’mores; it’ll also look great as an accent piece for your outdoor furniture. Nest has tons of great throw options, so let your friends in on the fun, too, with a gift card!

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