31 Things From Walmart That’ll Make You Want To Spend More Time In Your Backyard

31 Things From Walmart That’ll Make You Want To Spend More Time In Your Backyard

Your backyard staycation begins now.

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A palm leaf woven outdoor rug that’ll make you feel like you’re lounging around somewhere on a faraway tropical island, when really, you’re just in your backyard. The fun pop of color will instantly brighten up your patio and the weather-proof material ensures durability, rain or shine.

Palm leaf print outdoor rug on a patio with a white Adirondack chair on it


Promising review: “The colors and theme of this rug are perfect for my patio, and it is studier and more well-made than I thought it would be. The larger size was less expensive than the size down, so I found it to be a great value!” —Mish

Price: $30+ (available in four sizes)


A set of solar flower string lights to turn your backyard into a whimsical fairy garden. There’s nothing like sitting outside by the glow of twinkly lights, especially when they’re this cute. Arrange them in a flower pot, around an umbrella pole or in a lantern, they’ll look magical anywhere you use them.

Flower shaped solar lights next to greenery lit up at night


Promising review: “We LOVE these solar lights! The flowers are a very pliable material, and they resist weather well. We put them in our Fairy Village, and they have stood up well to weather, dogs and squirrels. Would DEFINITELY recommend and order more!” —Summer

Price: $12.85+ (available in three colors and in multi packs)


A pack of eight color-coded marshmallow roasting sticks for the most epic summer bonfire nights. The sticks are extendable and have a fork end which means you can roast ~s’more~ marshmallows at the same time.

Roasting sticks next to plates of s'mores and other food


Price:  $15.99 (originally $23.99)


An outdoor egg chair with a comfy cushion you can sink into and take one of those long Sunday afternoon naps. The chair comes with the stand and the cushion and you better claim it first, because it’s going to be the spot everyone fights over this summer, you’ve been warned.

Brown egg chair with a beige cushion on a patio


Promising review: “Amazing chair, the cushions are nice and thick. Easy to put together. I looked around so many different places for a chair like this… amazon, way fair, overstock, target, Lowe’s and home depot. None of them came with all three components: chair , cushions and stand. This was by far the best price all around!! Fast delivery!” —teresa

Price: $299 (available in three colors)


A metal outdoor garden stool to hold your drink, snacks, phone, book, and sunscreen. The adorable table is the perfect size to put next to a chair or loveseat, and besides being super convenient, it’ll add a bright splash of color to your outdoor space.

Green outdoor stool on a stone floor


Price: $74.98 (available in four colors)


An oval galvanized tub for your next backyard BBQ. Fill it with ice, add the drinks, and you’re party-ready. The leather handles make it more comfortable to carry and the shiny white exterior gives it such a fresh look, like you’re summering at your lake house, throwing a fancy pool party.

Bottles and ice inside galvanized tub


Promising review: “This galvanized tub can be used for multiple purposes. As an ice bucket to hold drinks for a barbecue or party, a planter or water dish. Considering the time of year it would look very festive with poinsettias in it as a holiday decoration. It measures approximately 28 inches wide by 11 inches deep by 5 inches high. It has been finished with a hand wash only, (using a non- abrasive cleaner), gloss paint, and the leather pieces on the handles make it comfortable to carry. There are no sharp edges on the tub, and it has been finished with care. I would highly recommend this product and will purchase more for outdoor decor.” —Peedy

Price: $12.94


An embroidered outdoor throw pillow to greet you after a long day at the office that you spent daydreaming about laying out in the sunshine. You can never have enough throw pillows, and this cutie is the perfect addition to your collection this season.

Outdoor pillow with the word hello on it, on an outdoor sofa


Promising review: “Gorgeous stunning and I am shocked at the great price.” —Sophia

Price: $11.97 (originally $15.78)


A set of four shatterproof stemless wineglasses that look so elegant you’d never be able to tell they’re plastic. Stop worrying about wineglasses shattering all over the place every time a strong wind blows and get this set that’ll make outdoor entertaining so much easier.

Glass filled with pink wine, next to bottle and bowl with berries


Promising review: “These are great! Durable and truly unbreakable. I am a klutz and break everything, but not these. Just remember to use the sponge side of your scrubber when cleaning or you will scratch the plastic.” —Stef

Price: $22.99


An electric mini personal fan you can attach to your umbrella or hammock stand and stay cool even during an unbearable heat wave. You can choose from three wind speeds and the fan is rechargeable and lasts for up to five hours once fully charged. That’s five ~breezy~ hours of chilling in your hammock.

Red mini fan wrapped around umbrella pole


Promising review: “Probably one of the best purchases I’ve made! Not only does it blow air but it blows cold refreshing air in the heat!!!!” —Alison

Price: $15.87 (available in three colors)


A wood burning fire pit because is there anything that creates a better ambience than a crackling fire on a cool summer night?! For under $50, this is a total steal — the fire pit is lightweight and easy to move around, the perfect size at 28-inches and comes with a mesh spark guard for when the night is over.

Fire pit on a patio with outdoor rocking chairs


Promising review: “It’s perfect. The size is not too big or too small just perfect. I have it for two weeks now and my family loves it. Easy to clean and lightweight. I can take it with me anywhere. For the price it’s worth it.” —Rosalin

Price: $49 (originally $57)


A freestanding hammock that’s guaranteed to be your favorite purchase of the summer. And possibly ever. If you’ve always wanted one but there isn’t a tree in sight around you, this solves the problem! It’s actually large enough for two people, that is, if you want to share.

Person reading a book while sitting in the hammock


Promising review: “It’s so comfortable and relaxing to hang out in it. I got one for myself and one for my husband and it’s the best thing in our backyard. I assembled both myself and it was very easy and lightweight. The fabric of the hammock even got wet one night and by afternoon the next day it was dry. My husband is 6’2 and he fits on it perfectly. Also it came within a couple of days!!” —MrsA

Price: $89.99 (available in 11 colors)


A set of three melamine serving dishes to serve your backyard picnic faves in style. If you eat pretty much every meal outside, you’ll get so much use out of this set: it includes an oval platter, a round serving bowl, and a serving tray, all of which have a nice weight to them and are dishwasher safe.

Watermelon print melamine serving platter, tray and bowl


Promising review: “These are absolutely adorable. We live at the lake and my deck furniture has blue cushions and red pillows. These are going to be so cute for serving afternoon snacks. They are a heavy duty plastic, but don’t look it!” —Amy

Price: $16.44+ (available in five designs)


A wicker loveseat and ottoman set that’ll be your WFH and OOO location for the foreseeable future. With your feet up, drink in hand, sunscreen on, preferably. Ahh…perfection.

Wicker loveseat and ottoman with cream cushions out on a patio in front of greenery


Promising review: “Love it! I have been searching for something with good quality that isn’t going to cost a fortune. This is it! The wicker is very strong and suitable for outside– I can tell it will last a long time. And the cushions are comfortable– kids or adults! Nice thick material. Love that it can kind of be a couch, daybed or coffee table! It’s the perfect addition to the porch. It’s not huge but also not oddly tiny or anything.” —Ellen

Price: $341.01


An electronic bug zapper so you can sit outside without getting eaten alive by every mosquito around. Reviewers rave about how well this works and what a difference it makes within just minutes of using it. Bye, mosquitoes, byeeee.

Bug zapper hanging on a tree branch


Promising review: “I live about 100 ft from the Mississippi River and the mosquitoes here are unbearable! I bought this bug zapper yesterday and my mind is blown over the amount of mosquitoes and flying insects this thing killed in just one night!!! This this is amazing!” —alice

Price: $28.88


A pool float to lounge in your pool for hours and days on end. Besides having an adorable tropical print, the float is under $2, so how could you not get it?

Person sitting in the float in a pool


Promising review: “Great tube for the price. This tube is bigger than I expected and held air very well plus it’s super cute.” —Cheryl

Price: $1.98


A pine wood wind chime because is there anything more relaxing than dozing off to the sound of wind chimes swaying in the gentle breeze?! Hang it in your backyard or on your city balcony to drown out the ever-present sirens and honking cars.

Wood wind chime hanging on a tree


Promising review: “I purchased the Mainstays Wind Chime for two main reasons. Their sound was pleasing and not a tinkly sound and the affordable price. We recently had high winds and they withstood the force. So far, I’m very pleased with my purchase.” —WorkInYard

Price: $12.88


A three-wick citronella candle that’ll look lovely on your outdoor table and keep bugs away. Citronella is the unofficial summer scent and reviewers say this candle is super fragrant so you can enjoy your evening glass of wine without your arms getting chewed up by pesky mosquitoes.

Lit citronella candle on a table with a book, a wooden board and vases with greenery


Promising review: “I could smell the citronella even under layers of packaging. This is definitely a strong-smelling candle. I expect it to work well in our heavily mosquito-infested backyard. The candle itself is really nice, it’s a large, solid, well-made ceramic bowl. Most of the BHG products are great-looking and well-made, and this is no exception.” —TrendyButBroke

Price: $9.88 (originally $11.98)


A set of five melamine bowls with lids so you can serve outdoor dinners in style. The vibrant colors of these Pioneer Woman collection bowls are perfect for summertime, and the assortment of sizes is great to serve various things — from salads and pastas to fruit and snacks.

Five colorful bowls filled with salad ingredients sitting on a kitchen island


Promising review: “These bowls are so lovely! I like the range of sizes and that they have lids and the bottom has a coating or something that keeps the bowl in place on the counter. The price was affordable, too. I like that I can use these for mixing, serving, and storage. I have a small kitchen in a small apartment so anything that serves multiple duties and can be pretty is much appreciated.” —Jillian

Price: $24.96+ (originally $29.50+, available in six designs)


An adorable watering can solar light that one reviewer said brought so much magic to her yard. It’ll add a whimsical touch to your backyard and highlight all your gardening efforts.

Lit up watering can and string lights that look like they are watering outdoor flowers


Promising review: “It is beautiful ~ I love it. It brings so much magic to my yard~” —Sherry

Price: $30.98


A 7.5-foot round umbrella so you can have breakfast on the patio without the sun beating down on you the whole time. This umbrella is the best deal around — under $20, tilts wherever you need it to and comes in 18 beautiful colors and patterns.

Yellow umbrella on a patio in a backyard


Promising review: “This umbrella goes perfect with my other outdoor furniture. Most of it purchased from Walmart. It provides a lot of shade, tilts easily, and also comes with a tie to make sure it is secure. I love the pattern. It matches the umbrella I have from better homes and gardens, except this was more affordable! I highly recommend this for your outdoor space.” —kristina

Price: $19.97 (available in 18 colors and patterns)


A half-gallon jug with a sweet floral print because staying hydrated is never more important than on hot summer days. Keep this with you while you sit by the pool, snooze in your hammock, or dig up the weeds that have taken over your vegetable patch again.

Floral print half gallon jug sitting on a kitchen counter



A black metal stand to display your pride and joy as it grows and flourishes, and by that we mean your favorite plant, of course. The stand also comes in a set of three and one reviewer said you could spray paint it since it’s made of metal — hello, DIY project, join the list.

Black plant stand holding pot of flowers


Promising review: “Love the price, excellent value. I was looking for a plant stand made out of metal to replace a basket I had been using as a plant stand. My dogs are not able to chew this one. It looks much more expensive than it is, and because it is metal you could technically spray paint it any color you want.” —Maria

Price: $12.47 (also available in a set of three)


An adorable garden gnome you can nestle in between your plants for a playful decorative accent. Seriously, is there anything cuter than gnomes?! If you’re not into the bright colored ones, this stone one will fit in with whatever your outdoor color scheme is.

Gnome in front of green plants



An industrial-style outdoor bar cart to take happy hour on the back porch up a notch this year. Roll this cart wherever you need it, stock it with bottles of your favorite beverages and hang wineglasses on the built-in rack.

Bar cart with drinks on it next to a fire pit and chairs on a patio


Price: $72.99 (originally $103.48, available in two colors)


A fruit infusion pitcher with an ice core so you can sip a perfectly chilled drink all day long. If you don’t love water but know you should probably be drinking more of it, get this pitcher and infuse boring old water with fruits and herbs to make hydration a little more tasty.

Pitcher filled with orange liquid and cut up strawberries and mint on the other side


Promising review: “I use it for water, which I drink a lot of on a daily basis. I fill the sleeve with fresh berries or cucumber. Center ice sleeve keeps it cold if I want to leave the pitcher out on the counter.” —Debra

Price: $26.07


A raised planter box on wheels for every budding gardener. It comes with a removable grid to grow 12 different plants and has a drainage hole so the (literal) fruits of your labor don’t rot away.

Raised planter box on wheels filled with planted flowers, a pot, watering can and soil


Promising review: “i like that is easy to put together. its has 12 little section that i can plant different plant. love the wheel, easy to roll and move around.” —hue

Price: $76.99 (originally $159.99, available in two colors)


And since we’re talking about gardening, a foldable garden kneeler that converts into a bench when you need a little breather. Or want to admire your outdoor masterpiece. The nifty kneeler also comes with a pouch to hold all your tools (or snacks for a mid-weeding break).


Promising review: “This is well made, easy to open and close and makes it so much easier to get on and off my knees while working in my backyard. When I am done on my knees I can just flip this over, sit down and admire my work!” —Denise

Price: $32.88 (originally $54.99)


A round bird feeder that’ll make your backyard the most popular of them all. At least for the bird species around. It comes in four colors including this beautiful copper one, and reviewers say it’s super sturdy and well-built and will last through all kinds of weather.

Copper bird feeder with a red bird sitting on it


Promising review: “I was looking for just a basic bird feeder to put outside the window my cats sit at. Found this one and hit purchase. It arrived and I EASILY got it filled and hung. It has already held up through TWO Oklahoma thunderstorms! Totally happy with this purchase!” —Amber

Price: $14.98+ (available in four colors)


A string of outdoor globe lights to hang all around your backyard and make it oh so magical. Turn these on and add a little ambience to any weeknight dinner, outdoor movie night, and bonfire party you have this summer and beyond.

Outdoor globe lights


Promising review: “I use these lights for my backyard barbecue and movie night and these lights really lights up at night.” —Beverly

Price: $38.88 (also available in a two pack)


A set of four outdoor chairs that look way more expensive than their wait-they’re-how-much price tag. Your chairs should make you want to linger longer, especially on warm July nights, so if you’re are doing anything but, get this set and give your outdoor dining area a little makeover.

Four black outdoor chairs and a matching table on a patio with potted plants around


Promising review: “Very nice chairs. Look great outside my house. Best thing was that they came built already. Just took out of the box and they were ready to use.” —Bracha

Price: $121.62+ (available in four colors)


A 65-inch metal tiki torch to light up your backyard this season. It burns for up to five hours and you can even add a special bug repellent fuel that’ll keep the annoying insects away while this baby burns.

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