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Enjoy a picnic on the beach with these summer essentials, a woven basket from oyoy, a cosy beige picnic blanket from Klippan Yllefabrik and comforting pillows from Ferm Living.

Shopping tips -10 Summer Essentials

Are you looking for new towels for the beach or drinking glasses for your summer cocktails? We have ten summer essentials for you - everything from lovely baskets for your picnic goodies to portable lamps to take to the beach, for you to add to your wish list- so shop until you drop!
Wednesday 15th June 2022
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1. A VERSATILE TRAY

A versatile tray is without a doubt a summer essential that is worth adding to your wish list. Why not place your favourite drink or snack on a tray next to the sunbed or serve welcome cocktails at your summer garden party? A tray is perfect for carrying out snacks to your friends in the garden and gives you a stable base for drinking glasses.

Skageraks wooden tray is a real summer essential for days in the garden or by the pool. Perfect for snacks or drinks.
$180
A Mateus bowl filled with nuts sits on the oak tray from Woud. Two summer essentials for a day in the garden.

Serve a cooling drink and a healthy snack of nuts on this elegant oak tray from Woud.

A wooden tray with a glass of lemon water sits on a plastic rug from Scandi Living, two summer essentials for you to enjoy.
AYTM
Unity square tray walnut, small
$53$59
Scandi Living
Rime plastic rug grey, 150x200 cm
$346.90$469
By On
Shell bowl, 13 x 23 cm
$44.90$50
Mateus
Oyster bowl 18x16 cm, Sand
$37

2. A SOFT TOWEL FOR THE BEACH

These towels from NJRD are well deserving of a place on our list of shopping tips for summer essentials. With its lovely and soft terry material, you will not want to use another towel this summer and is a given favourite in the beach bag. NJRD has created three towels in colours that represent the sky, sea and sand - which will be your favourite to take to the beach?

Take your Stripes towel to the beach and let it embrace you after a refreshing dip in the sea.

A soft blue beach towel from NJRD is definitely a summer essential for on the beach.
$59

3. THE PERFECT BASKET FOR A SUMMER ADVENTURE

Carry it to the beach, for your towels and other summer essentials. Bring it to a picnic in the park filled with your favourite goodies. Or even place it on the patio and fill it with cosy blankets and pillows to really bring the inside out. We're talking about the essential summer basket - the best tip for all your storage needs this summer.

The Oyoy picnic basket is a summer essential for a picnic on the beach.
$59.50$66
The Korbo metal basket is a real summer essential, seen here packed for a picnic on the beach.
$84.50$94
A summer essential from House Doctor, the Rama basket filled with cosy blankets.
$42.50$47

4. A PLASTIC RUG FOR YOUR OUTSIDE SPACE

Plastic rugs are a Swedish staple and are simply perfect for bringing a cosy, homely element into any outdoor space. Soft and water resistant they bring a splash of colour or draw the eye with an interesting pattern, allow your guests to feel the soft comforting texture beneath their feet. A true summer essential if you ask us!

Here you see the blue plastic rug, Mellow , from Scandi Living. The perfect summer essential for outside on the deck to create a homely feeling in your outside space.
$187.50$259
Here you see a collection of plastic rugs from Scandi Living hanging on over the edge of a balcony. The plastic rug is a Swedish summer essential for making you feel at home in your outdoor space.

A plastic rug can add a pop of colour or an interesting pattern to your outside space.

A summer essential for your balcony, the Swedish plastic rug, seen here in beige.
Scandi Living
Mellow plastic rug beige, 200x300cm
$628$849
Scandi Living
Rime plastic rug green, 150x200 cm
$346.90$469
Scandi Living
Peak rug sage green, 70x150 cm
$104.50$149
Scandi Living
Peak plastic rug mustard, 70x150cm
$112.50$159
Scandi Living
Fir rug large concrete, 150x200 cm
$229.50$459

5. THE PERFECT PICNIC BLANKET – THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ESSENTIAL

Picnic basket, snacks and drinks - the only thing missing is a soft blanket to sit on for your picnic on the beach or in the park. Here we have two summer essentials for you from Klippan Yllefabrik and Classic Collection - choose your favourite summer must have!

The essential summer picnic blanket from Klippan Yllefabrik seen here, perfect for a picnic on the beach,
$85.50$95
A cosy picnic blanket is a real summer essential. Seen here is the Gems throw for Classic Collection, perfect for a picnic on the beach.
$160

6. SOFT PILLOWS FOR A COSY PICNIC

Another tip for your outside space this summer, is to add some lovely cushions. Outside spaces are at their best when they are connected to the inside so don’t be afraid to add textiles such as pillows or throws and rugs. These items are also perfect to take with you on all your picnics this summer, luxurious, little comforts to help you relax.

A picnic blanket with cushions for a cosy picnic a true summer essential.
OYOY
Sporta basket 26x28 cm, nature
$59.50$66
Classic Collection
Gems throw 130x170 cm, tan
$160
Ferm Living
Calm cushion camel-black, 38x88 cm
$109
Sagaform
Nature snaps carafe, 80 cl
$26$29
Linen is the perfect material for summer and these cushion covers from Ernst are a summer essential for the patio or to take on a picnic.
$33.50$37

Decorate your patio with Ferm Living's Way outdoor pillow and Calm pillow for a really cosy feeling this summer.

7. COCKTAIL GLASSES FOR YOUR ESSENTIAL SUMMER DRINKS

During a hot summer’s day everyone need to cool off with a good drink. Here we have three tips for elegant drinking glasses that are sure to find their way onto your list of summer essentials.

Are you looking for new ideas for refreshing summer drinks? Check out our 7 deliciously simple recipes here!

Summery drinks in the perfect glass is a summer essential, especially for your guests.
$70
Lovely drinking glasses like the Spieglau Lifestyle drinking glass are a real summer essential for all your dinner parties.
$55.90$62
The Iittala Essence cocktail glasses for all your essential summer cocktails.
$78.50$87

8. SMART IDEAS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Smart and stylish ideas for the outdoor kitchen is a summer essential for those of you who have finally realised their dream of an outdoor food prep and cooking this summer. Hooks to hang your kitchen utensils on or a practical stand for your dish soap are two summer essentials you simply cannot miss!

Practical solutions for your outdoor kitchen are summer essentials you cannot miss. Like this coat rack from House Doctor, here used as a rack for your utensils.
$74.90$83
Pick up a summery essential for your outdoor kitchen with the Nest hanger from Northern, perfect for holding your soap and dish cloth.
$62.50$69
Check out these summer essentials for your outdoor kitchen.
Iris Hantverk
Iris Hantverk Dish brush, oil treated birch
$23.50$26
Fiskars
Norr knife, paring knife
$44.90$50
House Doctor
House Doctor cutting board walnut, 26x42 cm
$40.50$45
Broste Copenhagen
Nordic Sand jar with lid, 20 cm
$82.50
Korbo
Rectangular 19 storage basket, Galvanised steel
$98$109
Ferm Living
Kitchen rod with 6 st hookar, Black brass
$109
ERNST
Ernst pot holder cotton, Natural
$14.50$16
HAY
Shortwave dish-drying rack, stainless steel
$130.50$145
Serax
Pure kitchen utensil set 5 pieces, dark box
$87.50$97
STAUB
Staub wooden spoon in olive wood 31 cm, 31 cm
$26.90$30
Zwilling
Zwilling Twin Select universal scissors, 20 cm
$89.90$100
Humdakin
Humdakin Knitted dishcloth 28x28 cm, Fern
$8.90$10

9. VERSATILE POTS FOR YOU SUMMER GARDEN

Pots are perfect for bringing greenery into your outside living spaces, whether it is a small balcony or a large deck for your summer garden parties having plants around will bring your space to life. And pots are not only useful for putting flowers in - choose a larger pot and use it as a storage basket for all your outside blankets and pillows. Or why not store cutlery and napkins in a more rustic pot to have on the dinner table?

Plant pots are always a summer essential for the outside but have you thought about using them to store your pillows and throws?

Tips: Choose a large pot, such as the Cloudy flower pot, to store your cosy throws or pillow outside.

Plant pots for your herbs on the balcony are an absolute summer essential. Here you see the Serax concrete pot with a aromatic rosemary plant.
$30.50$34
A set of stairs outside, decorated with lots of summer essentials such as plant pots, blankets and pillow and a tea cup and saucer.
DBKD
Mud flower pot black, XL. Ø 27 cm
$74
NJRD
Stripes cotton throw, black
$95.50$119
Bloomingville
Bloomingville cushion woven 40x60 cm, multi
$98$109
Tell Me More
Lyric lantern M, olive green
$31.50$35
Tell Me More
Lyric lantern S, olivgreen
$26$29
NJRD
Lines milk jug 50 cl, pink
$30.90$44
Scandi Living
Freckle mug 38 cl, beige
$10.50$15
Scandi Living
Freckle side plate Ø20 cm, beige
$12.50$18
Marimekko
Tiiliskivi cushion cover, 50x50 cm
$36$40

10. PORTABLE LIGHTING FOR SUMMER EVENINGS

Last but not least, light up those summer evenings with a rechargeable, portable lamp. All you have to do is charge the batteries and take it wherever you want - to the beach, to the patio or out in the garden. Portable lighting helps you enjoy the balmy summer evenings longer and is without a doubt one of our favourite summer essentials.

Cordless and rechargeable lighting such as the Carrie lamp from Menu is a new summer essential that you cannot afford to miss.
$202.50$225
The Flowerpot cordless lamp from &Tradition sitting on the rocks on the beach is a summer essential you do not want to miss out on.
$193.50$215
The cordless and rechargeable lamp from Ferm Living is a new summer essential to light up the cosy evenings outside.
Cooee Design
Drift vase 17 cm, walnut
$42.50$53
Ferm Living
Meridian table lamp, brass
$235
Rosendahl
Soft Spot LED-lamp 9 cm, amber
$33.50$37

We hope you have found what you were looking for among our list of summer essentials. Now you hopefully you have the perfect towel for the beach of that ideal cocktail glass you’ve been searching for or maybe you found something you didn’t expect but are just as happy to have stumbled upon.

Happy shopping!

Linnéa Axelson
Writer

Styling: Alexandra Johansson Ordonez, Anna Magnusson, Arijana Kapic, Ellinor Johansson, Gabriella Leek, Lina Öhlund, Lukas Kunwaryanto, Linnéa Axelson, Marine Sazy, Sarah Moberg, Sophie Ottosson

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, Janet de Kriek

SHOPPING TIPS FOR ALL YOUR SUMMER ESSENTIALS

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