The sun’s out and the skies are clearing: you know what that means! Let your summer picnic ideas run free, because we’ve got you covered with all the picnic tools to make them come true. Read on for our essential tips on what to bring to a picnic in the park—and make it an outdoor adventure to remember.

1. Grill Basting Brush

Turn up the heat on your grill game with GIR’s Basting Brush. It comes in handy for all needs—from entree to sides to dessert! Brush marinade over a rack of ribs, olive oil over colorful veggies, and brown sugar over fresh pineapple. The wide brushes contain two types of bristles: a tapered outer set, and a series of zig-zagging perforated flaps in the middle to catch generous amounts of liquid with no need for continuous reapplication. Even the kids can get in on the action with these flexible, durable, and easy to control handles.

2. Bottle Stoppers

We love the fun of spreading out in the park, but that also means more space for accidental spills! Keep your bottled drinks sealed and safe with GIR’s gorgeous Bottle Stoppers. Our Stoppers hide a silicone cork inside a tall and beautiful outer form, each rising less than 1/2 inch off the top of the neck. The next time you think about what to bring to a picnic in the park, don’t forget to pack a stopper for your crisp rosé or homemade pink lemonade.

3. Stretch Covers

GIR Stretch Covers pull a double duty in summer picnic ideas. For starters, these reusable silicone covers neatly stretch over your food containers and transport your food safely to wherever you’re moving. They specialize in flexibility, each one stretching to fit containers 1-2” wider than the size of the cover itself. Say goodbye to single-use foil and saran wrap! And once you’ve settled down in the park, they’ll keep the bugs out, so you can keep your treats to yourself—whether a bowl of mixed fruit or even half a watermelon! They’ll also guard against leaks and spills, so you can set your carafe of homemade fruit punch on the bumpy picnic blanket without a worry in mind. Purchase a 6-pack of Stretch Covers for $29.95.

 

4. Reusable Silicone Straws

We love our burgers and hot dogs, but we also love to taste our drinks without burger breath. Cue: GIR’s eco-friendly Standard size Ultimate Straws and must-have picnic tools. Made from platinum-grade silicone, they’re odor and taste free and never get soggy from refreshing iced drinks, unlike metal and paper straws. Best of all? Our Classic straw sets come with carrying cases and cleaning squeegees that make cleanup a breeze. Throw them in the bag when you’re ready to head back home, and keep your kit scuzz-free and handy on the go.

5. Ultimate + Mini Flex Mat Set

Running out of space for food on your picnic blanket? Need a utensil rest for your grilling tongs? Need a quick bowl cover to protect sweet treats from pesky flies? Our Flex Mats double as both placemats and covers. Both sizes feature a gorgeous geometric pattern of tilted tiles that are designed to keep liquids from spilling—or bowls from slipping on the grass. They’re your all-star picnic tools that come in handy for all the little details to spruce up your summer picnic.

6. Ultimate Face Mask Kit

If you’re wondering what to bring to a picnic in the park, the Ultimate Mask Kit is a great place to start. Here’s a new all-day essential that’s actually a little fun (word on the street says some of them even glow in the dark). With candy colors and a breathable design made from medical-grade, FDA and LFGB approved silicone, the GIR mask is perfect for all your summer picnic ideas. You’ll need a safe place to store your mask and filter while you’re digging in, which is why we created a Face Mask Travel Case that’s made with platinum-grade silicone and recycled seashell that sports dual compartments for filters or masks. It’s also great for when you’d rather not hang your mask on the door handle—hook one onto your keys or bag and you’re good to go!