A Guide to Kicking off Your Summer

The unofficial start of summer entertaining is right around the corner. A long weekend and nice weather mean you can finally fire up the grill, get outside for some backyard games, and enjoy an appropriately chilled adult beverage. Let us help.

grilling burgers & sausages with MyFlipFork 5-in-1 grill spatula

MyFlipFork – 5-in-1 Grill Spatula

The BOSS grill spatula does not mess around when it comes to functionality. The sturdy stainless steel design has an extra-long wood handle and packs the must-have tools—fork, serrated edge, knife edge, and (the most important) bottle opener—into one heavy-duty spatula, streamlining utensil clutter and eliminating trips in and out of the house.

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how to use your MEATER smart wireless meat thermometer

Meater – Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

This smart meat thermometer and app work together to keep an eye on what’s cooking, so you don’t have to. The wireless stainless steel probe reads the temperature of meat and the ambient temperature in a grill or oven and connects to the easy-to-use app. The app sends you alerts and cooking times on your phone—even a five-minute warning that food like steak or chicken is almost ready. It’s perfect for beginners and busy hosts like yourself.

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Using Slotdog hot dog scorer for the grill

Slotdog – Hot Dog Scorer

Create caramelized, crispy grilled dogs with this hot dog scorer. The blades make crisscross cuts, which create more surface area for those yummy edges to form. The slots also let the hot dog expand to cook more evenly and prevent it from bursting. And with nooks to settle into, your condiments stay put.

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KettlePizza grill pizza kit

KettlePizza – Pizza Oven Kits for Grills

The stainless steel inserts from KettlePizza transform your grill into a grill top pizza oven. It sits on the grill grate and is designed to maintain and circulate heat (from a combination of charcoal and hardwood) to cook a crispy pizza in about five minutes. Now, your grill can do anything.

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Friends palying Chippo Golf in their driveway

Chippo Golf – Outdoor Golf Game

The Chippo Outdoor Golf Game combines cornhole and chip shots to make for a fun new golf-centric backyard game. Bust out your clubs and hit from turf-covered chipping mats into the netted holes. High-density foam balls have true spin and trajectory so they feel like the real thing but won’t cause damage like a real ball can. The game boards are lightweight and durable so it’s easy to stow or move to wherever you want to play.

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family playing with Soccergold Indoor/Outdoor Footgolf set

Soccer Golf – Indoor/Outdoor Footgolf Set

The golfing fun doesn’t have to stop with Chippo. Soccergolf takes the sport of footgolf and makes it ready to play just about anywhere. Super-squishy balls allow you to play indoors or outside, and they can be kicked up to 60-80 feet outside as players take turns shooting it towards the hole-meets-bucket. The lowest score wins—just like golf.

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BottleKeeper – Insulated Beer Bottle Holder

Pop a cold one into an insulated beer bottle holder to keep it that way for up to two hours. The neoprene-lined stainless steel koozie locks coldness in and fits most 12-ounce bottles. The tethered lid has a built-in bottle opener and the screw-on base is padded for extra protection. Even better, they’re guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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Vinglace stainless steel wine chiller

Vinglace – Stainless Steel Wine Chiller

Pop a chilled bottle into this stainless steel wine chiller—like rosé, champagne, or even sparkling water—to keep it at a perfectly cool temperature for hours. No trips to the fridge or cooler needed, thanks to double-walled, vacuum-insulated stainless steel that also eliminates drippy condensation. Makes a great wedding or shower gift. Cheers to that.

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Now that summer is on its way, there’s only one thing to do— enjoy it.

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