Outdoor Essentials from Amazon
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Amazon's Most-Loved Outdoor Dining Essentials Start at $4, and All Have Thousands of Perfect Ratings

Now’s the time to save on food covers, unbreakable dinnerware, collapsible trays, and string lights.
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We're smack dab in the middle of summer, which means it's time to move the party outside (if you haven't already). Initially, that might seem like a bit of a chore — after all, it's definitely further from the kitchen — but with the right tools, you'll be ready for anything your barbecue, garden party, or pool party throws at you

And we know the perfect place to look: Amazon's section of most-loved outdoor dining picks. These bestsellers are the most popular warm weather items on the site, and all have thousands of perfect reviews because they boost efficiency, minimize accidents, take care of bugs, and make your tablescape look magazine-ready. Best of all, they start at just $4. 

In fact, we found over a dozen items from the collection that are under $50 and sure to improve your outdoor space. Keep reading to learn more about our picks, and make sure to add them to your cart before your next summer gathering.

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LuckyZone Unbreakable Wheat Straw Plates, Set of 4

$15 (was $20) at Amazon

Skip the paper plates and leave your porcelain dinnerware inside. These LuckyZone plates are made from wheat straw, which is BPA-free, reusable, unbreakable, lightweight, and dishwasher- and microwave-safe. They're also curved to keep food contained and come in four summer-friendly pastels. 

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Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers, Set of 2

$4 at Amazon

Plug up open wine bottles while they're sitting in ice buckets and create an airtight seal for longer-term storage. These Rabbit stoppers are made from food-grade silicone and flavor-preserving stainless steel, plus they're dishwasher-safe. 

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Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer

$13 at Amazon

Choose your slice size and push this corer tool into the watermelon. As you extract it, it'll create ready-to-eat bite-size cubes with its child-safe wheel cutter. You even get a free melon baller, too. 

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Simply Genius Pop-Up Mesh Food Covers, Set of 6

$15 with coupon at Amazon

Why do these mesh food covers have more than 11,400 perfect ratings? They keep bugs away from your spread, they're transparent so guests can still see what's underneath, and they collapse like umbrellas for easy storage. 

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Ponure Tablecloth Clips, Set of 12

$8 (was $12) at Amazon

Keep your tablecloth flat and perfectly positioned — even when the wind starts whipping. These tablecloth clips are made from sturdy stainless steel and adjust to fit most surfaces up to 1.5 inches thick. 

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Prodyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher

$23 (was $29) at Amazon

It's incredibly durable thanks to its BPA-free acrylic construction, and it has an infusion rod so you can flavor your water with berries, lemon, or cucumber. No wonder reviewers have called this flavor pitcher a must-have "on the patio, by the pool, [and] at a picnic." 

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Tossware Unbreakable Wine Glasses, Set of 12

$16 at Amazon

These stemless wine glasses look like crystal-clear glass, but the plastic is unbreakable, recyclable, and BPA-free. As a result, you can use them at the beach or by the pool — especially since their vertical interlocking system makes serving a breeze. (And consider grabbing these magnetic crystal charms so guests can mark their glasses.) 

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Masirs Collapsible Party Tray

$14 at Amazon

With this collapsible tray, you can display your desserts, fruit, or appetizers in style while also saving space on your serving table. All three tiers are made from shatter-resistant plastic, and when it's time for storage, it twists into itself and lays flat. 

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Weber Smokey Joe Portable Grill

$46 at Amazon

No barbecue? No problem. This portable charcoal grill measures just over 14 inches long and wide, holds up to five burgers at once, and can be placed on the balcony, beach, or lawn. Not bad for under $50. 

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Royal Craft Wood Bamboo Cheese Board

$17 with coupon (was $30) at Amazon

Prep, transport, and serve all of your appetizers on one bamboo board thanks to the Royal Craft Wood charcuterie platter. Among its genius features, you'll find hollowed-out serving compartments, non-slip feet, and built-in handles. 

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Cytbp Patio Umbrella Mosquito Net

$40 with coupon (was $45) at Amazon

Turn your existing patio umbrella into a mosquito canopy with this brilliant net. Its adjustable tie fits most umbrellas from 8 to 10 feet, plus it has a zipper and a windproof water-pipe weight at the bottom. 

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Brightech Ambiance Pro LED String Lights (24 feet)

$26 (was $32) at Amazon

"Bright, bring a festive feel to our peaceful relaxation zone, and have received comments from everyone who's seen them," one reviewer wrote about these LED string lights. The vintage Edison-style bulbs are dimmable and designed to withstand water and inclement weather. 

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Benson Mills Outdoor Spil-lproof Gingham Tablecloth

$22 at Amazon

Give your outdoor table some timeless charm with this gingham fabric tablecloth. It's washable and comes in four colors as well as several shapes and sizes (some with umbrella holes).

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Hiware Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon

$8 at Amazon

Right now we're craving mojitos, Long Island Iced Teas, and strawberry basil cocktails — and this two-piece muddler and mixing spoon set makes that possible. They're made from stainless steel and have earned a near-perfect 4.8-star rating from over 8,500 Amazon shoppers, many of whom are professional bartenders.