It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

shopping cart next to a gift box

It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

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Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

wake up and workout title on light box surface surrounded by colorful sport equipment

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

We’re in the longggg days of winter and if you’re like us, you’re doing the countdown to spring and warm weather. If you’re really lucky, you might even have a pretty awesome vacation planned for the near future. For those lucky ducks, getting a few new pieces to rock on your trip always adds to the excitement! These vacation looks from Old Navy will spice up your vacay wardrobe without breaking the bank (because trips can be expensive, we know). See our inspiration below.

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This pretty in pink look is perfect for a day at the beach!! Grab your lightest linen clothes, a one-piece suit that’s great for swimming, and your sun hat, then throw on your flip flops and fill your tote with your beach day essentials, and get ready to enjoy a day in the sun and surf!

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Shorts
Shirt

This sunny look is great for a day out exploring! Put on your brightest bathing suit, throw on a gorgeous floral dress and woven sandals to add some style, and then grab your jean jacket and sun hat….you’re ready for adventure!

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This cozy vacay look is perfect for those days when you just want to relax, and maybe do a bit of walking around. A tee with jean shorts over a stylish yet comfy bathing suit is ideal for any situation, and your pullover and glitter flip flops can carry you from day to night.

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This breezy vacation look is great for a morning at the pool followed by a nice lunch out on the town! This floral-print bathing suit looks great paired with a leaf-print coverup when you’re lounging by the pool, then put on a simple tank with striped linen pants and your espadrille sandals for your lunch date!

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Summer camping means sing-alongs, ghost stories, and roasting marshmallows over the fire in the great outdoors. It also means dealing with the elements and being prepared for anything that may happen. While camping gives us the opportunity to get out in nature and find some tranquility, it is important to plan your camping trip accordingly so you can make the most of your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re spending a night, a weekend, or an entire week in the wilderness, we’ve rounded up some camping essentials you’ll definitely want to have on hand. See our roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

1. Pull up a chair and grab yourself a drink! This camp chair comes equipped with a four-can cooler, cup holder, and side pocket so you can sit back and relax.

2. Repel pesky bugs while you light the way. This citronella candle lantern burns for 70+ hours so you can use it all weekend long.

3. These paper soap sheets are perfect for washing up on the go! The mini size makes it easy to pack for travel…just take sheet, add a little water, and soap up. Scrub-a-dub.

4. This compact and convenient portable water dispenser pops on top of a 5-gallon water jug and dispenses water with just the touch of a button.

5. This cast-iron cooker is great for making melty, gooey sandwiches over the fire! Grilled cheese, Nutella and fluff, or lunch meat with veggies…get delicious, toasty sandwiches in just minutes.

6. A solar-powered, portable oven? You better believe it! Pop this baby in the sun and cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes.

7. Meal prep is no problem with this camping table! Store your cooking tools and supplies on the double shelves and chop, slice, and dice away on the sturdy aluminum roll-top.

8. Camping with kids? This portable potty makes using the bathroom way less stressful for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to carry and easy to clean!

9. It’s a table, it’s a cooler, and it’s everything you need for an evening around the fire! This collapsible camping table holds all of your food and drink essentials.

10. If you’re planning a lengthy camping trip, or inviting lots of friends and family, having a tabletop griddle will make mealtime a breeze! Make breakfast, grill steaks, or serve up sizzling veggies. All you need to do is add propane.

11. Have family dinners or game night at this folding picnic table. It even comes with an umbrella to provide a little extra shade!

12. If you’re camping in the middle of the woods with no restroom facilities in sight, this 2-room shower tent will give you a private space to shower and change so you can feel refreshed and ready to go.

13. Add a little light to your cooler situation and say goodbye to fumbling for your favorite beverages in the dark!

14. This personal water filter can turn any water into drinking water. It removes bacteria, parasites, and microplastics so you can hydrate safely.

15. A first-aid kit is a must! Whether you’re dealing with scrapes and cuts, a tricky splinter, or a minor burn, this kit has everything you need for easy first aid, and the travel size zipper pouch is practical and durable.

Shop Camping Essentials

Personal Water Filter
Personal Water Filter
Camp Chair
Camp Chair
Solar Portable Oven
Solar Portable Oven
Picnic Table
Picnic Table
Camping Table
Camping Table
Shower Tent
Shower Tent
Portable Water Dispenser
Portable Water Dispenser
Citronella Candle Lantern
Citronella Candle Lantern
Portable Potty
Portable Potty
Collapsible Camping Table
Collapsible Camping Table
Cooler Light
Cooler Light
Cast-Iron Cooker
Cast-Iron Cooker
Tabletop Griddle
Tabletop Griddle
First-Aid Kit
First-Aid Kit
Paper Soap Sheets
Paper Soap Sheets

Camping Tips

  1. Bring a battery-powered table fan to keep bugs away from food 
  2. Use walkway solar-powered lights for safety & ambiance
  3. Bring battery-free entertainment (card games/board games)
  4. Bring comfort items to prevent homesickness with little ones
  5. Lavender dryer sheets will help to repel bugs and make your clothes smell nice 

Indoor Camping

If you don’t have the time to whisk your family away to the woods, or you really just don’t love the outdoors, you can have your own camping adventure indoors! Grab some pillows and blankets to make a fort or invest in one of these fun indoor tents, pick your favorite movies to watch or books to read around an artificial campfire, and make some delicious Teddy Grahams S’mores in the oven! See the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 can of Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 1 box Teddy Grahams (you can use any flavor you like – we used honey)
  • 1 bag Hershey’s milk chocolate snack bars
  • Butter

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Lay out pizza crust
  • Cut into strips with pizza cutter
  • Place one Teddy Graham, a few marshmallows, and chocolate on pizza crust strip
  • Fold strip over so top of Teddy Graham sticks out
  • Use a fork to seal edges of pizza crust strip
  • Brush crust with butter
  • Place on foil-covered baking sheet
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and chocolate is melted
  • Place on a plate and enjoy!!

Summer camping means sing-alongs, ghost stories, and roasting marshmallows over the fire in the great outdoors. It also means dealing with the elements and being prepared for anything that may happen. While camping gives us the opportunity to get out in nature and find some tranquility, it is important to plan your camping trip accordingly so you can make the most of your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re spending a night, a weekend, or an entire week in the wilderness, we’ve rounded up some camping essentials you’ll definitely want to have on hand. See our roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

1. Pull up a chair and grab yourself a drink! This camp chair comes equipped with a four-can cooler, cup holder, and side pocket so you can sit back and relax.

2. Repel pesky bugs while you light the way. This citronella candle lantern burns for 70+ hours so you can use it all weekend long.

3. These paper soap sheets are perfect for washing up on the go! The mini size makes it easy to pack for travel…just take sheet, add a little water, and soap up. Scrub-a-dub.

4. This compact and convenient portable water dispenser pops on top of a 5-gallon water jug and dispenses water with just the touch of a button.

5. This cast-iron cooker is great for making melty, gooey sandwiches over the fire! Grilled cheese, Nutella and fluff, or lunch meat with veggies…get delicious, toasty sandwiches in just minutes.

6. A solar-powered, portable oven? You better believe it! Pop this baby in the sun and cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes.

7. Meal prep is no problem with this camping table! Store your cooking tools and supplies on the double shelves and chop, slice, and dice away on the sturdy aluminum roll-top.

8. Camping with kids? This portable potty makes using the bathroom way less stressful for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to carry and easy to clean!

9. It’s a table, it’s a cooler, and it’s everything you need for an evening around the fire! This collapsible camping table holds all of your food and drink essentials.

10. If you’re planning a lengthy camping trip, or inviting lots of friends and family, having a tabletop griddle will make mealtime a breeze! Make breakfast, grill steaks, or serve up sizzling veggies. All you need to do is add propane.

11. Have family dinners or game night at this folding picnic table. It even comes with an umbrella to provide a little extra shade!

12. If you’re camping in the middle of the woods with no restroom facilities in sight, this 2-room shower tent will give you a private space to shower and change so you can feel refreshed and ready to go.

13. Add a little light to your cooler situation and say goodbye to fumbling for your favorite beverages in the dark!

14. This personal water filter can turn any water into drinking water. It removes bacteria, parasites, and microplastics so you can hydrate safely.

15. A first-aid kit is a must! Whether you’re dealing with scrapes and cuts, a tricky splinter, or a minor burn, this kit has everything you need for easy first aid, and the travel size zipper pouch is practical and durable.

Shop Camping Essentials

Personal Water Filter
Personal Water Filter
Camp Chair
Camp Chair
Solar Portable Oven
Solar Portable Oven
Picnic Table
Picnic Table
Camping Table
Camping Table
Shower Tent
Shower Tent
Portable Water Dispenser
Portable Water Dispenser
Citronella Candle Lantern
Citronella Candle Lantern
Portable Potty
Portable Potty
Collapsible Camping Table
Collapsible Camping Table
Cooler Light
Cooler Light
Cast-Iron Cooker
Cast-Iron Cooker
Tabletop Griddle
Tabletop Griddle
First-Aid Kit
First-Aid Kit
Paper Soap Sheets
Paper Soap Sheets

Camping Tips

  1. Bring a battery-powered table fan to keep bugs away from food 
  2. Use walkway solar-powered lights for safety & ambiance
  3. Bring battery-free entertainment (card games/board games)
  4. Bring comfort items to prevent homesickness with little ones
  5. Lavender dryer sheets will help to repel bugs and make your clothes smell nice 

Indoor Camping

If you don’t have the time to whisk your family away to the woods, or you really just don’t love the outdoors, you can have your own camping adventure indoors! Grab some pillows and blankets to make a fort or invest in one of these fun indoor tents, pick your favorite movies to watch or books to read around an artificial campfire, and make some delicious Teddy Grahams S’mores in the oven! See the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 can of Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 1 box Teddy Grahams (you can use any flavor you like – we used honey)
  • 1 bag Hershey’s milk chocolate snack bars
  • Butter

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Lay out pizza crust
  • Cut into strips with pizza cutter
  • Place one Teddy Graham, a few marshmallows, and chocolate on pizza crust strip
  • Fold strip over so top of Teddy Graham sticks out
  • Use a fork to seal edges of pizza crust strip
  • Brush crust with butter
  • Place on foil-covered baking sheet
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and chocolate is melted
  • Place on a plate and enjoy!!
bonfire surrounded with green grass field

Summer camping means sing-alongs, ghost stories, and roasting marshmallows over the fire in the great outdoors. It also means dealing with the elements and being prepared for anything that may happen. While camping gives us the opportunity to get out in nature and find some tranquility, it is important to plan your camping trip accordingly so you can make the most of your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re spending a night, a weekend, or an entire week in the wilderness, we’ve rounded up some camping essentials you’ll definitely want to have on hand. See our roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

1. Pull up a chair and grab yourself a drink! This camp chair comes equipped with a four-can cooler, cup holder, and side pocket so you can sit back and relax.

2. Repel pesky bugs while you light the way. This citronella candle lantern burns for 70+ hours so you can use it all weekend long.

3. These paper soap sheets are perfect for washing up on the go! The mini size makes it easy to pack for travel…just take sheet, add a little water, and soap up. Scrub-a-dub.

4. This compact and convenient portable water dispenser pops on top of a 5-gallon water jug and dispenses water with just the touch of a button.

5. This cast-iron cooker is great for making melty, gooey sandwiches over the fire! Grilled cheese, Nutella and fluff, or lunch meat with veggies…get delicious, toasty sandwiches in just minutes.

6. A solar-powered, portable oven? You better believe it! Pop this baby in the sun and cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes.

7. Meal prep is no problem with this camping table! Store your cooking tools and supplies on the double shelves and chop, slice, and dice away on the sturdy aluminum roll-top.

8. Camping with kids? This portable potty makes using the bathroom way less stressful for everyone. Plus, it’s easy to carry and easy to clean!

9. It’s a table, it’s a cooler, and it’s everything you need for an evening around the fire! This collapsible camping table holds all of your food and drink essentials.

10. If you’re planning a lengthy camping trip, or inviting lots of friends and family, having a tabletop griddle will make mealtime a breeze! Make breakfast, grill steaks, or serve up sizzling veggies. All you need to do is add propane.

11. Have family dinners or game night at this folding picnic table. It even comes with an umbrella to provide a little extra shade!

12. If you’re camping in the middle of the woods with no restroom facilities in sight, this 2-room shower tent will give you a private space to shower and change so you can feel refreshed and ready to go.

13. Add a little light to your cooler situation and say goodbye to fumbling for your favorite beverages in the dark!

14. This personal water filter can turn any water into drinking water. It removes bacteria, parasites, and microplastics so you can hydrate safely.

15. A first-aid kit is a must! Whether you’re dealing with scrapes and cuts, a tricky splinter, or a minor burn, this kit has everything you need for easy first aid, and the travel size zipper pouch is practical and durable.

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Personal Water Filter
Personal Water Filter
Camp Chair
Camp Chair
Solar Portable Oven
Solar Portable Oven
Picnic Table
Picnic Table
Camping Table
Camping Table
Shower Tent
Shower Tent
Portable Water Dispenser
Portable Water Dispenser
Citronella Candle Lantern
Citronella Candle Lantern
Portable Potty
Portable Potty
Collapsible Camping Table
Collapsible Camping Table
Cooler Light
Cooler Light
Cast-Iron Cooker
Cast-Iron Cooker
Tabletop Griddle
Tabletop Griddle
First-Aid Kit
First-Aid Kit
Paper Soap Sheets
Paper Soap Sheets

Camping Tips

  1. Bring a battery-powered table fan to keep bugs away from food 
  2. Use walkway solar-powered lights for safety & ambiance
  3. Bring battery-free entertainment (card games/board games)
  4. Bring comfort items to prevent homesickness with little ones
  5. Lavender dryer sheets will help to repel bugs and make your clothes smell nice 

Indoor Camping

If you don’t have the time to whisk your family away to the woods, or you really just don’t love the outdoors, you can have your own camping adventure indoors! Grab some pillows and blankets to make a fort or invest in one of these fun indoor tents, pick your favorite movies to watch or books to read around an artificial campfire, and make some delicious Teddy Grahams S’mores in the oven! See the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 can of Pillsbury pizza crust
  • 1 box Teddy Grahams (you can use any flavor you like – we used honey)
  • 1 bag Hershey’s milk chocolate snack bars
  • Butter

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Lay out pizza crust
  • Cut into strips with pizza cutter
  • Place one Teddy Graham, a few marshmallows, and chocolate on pizza crust strip
  • Fold strip over so top of Teddy Graham sticks out
  • Use a fork to seal edges of pizza crust strip
  • Brush crust with butter
  • Place on foil-covered baking sheet
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and chocolate is melted
  • Place on a plate and enjoy!!

The warm weather and the countdown to summer have us asking, “which way to the beach?!” If you are a lover of all things sand and sea, we are right there with you. And after spending many a day hanging at the beach with family and friends, we know there are a few essentials necessary for having the best beach day ever. See our roundup below and get excited for the endless (we wish) summer.

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Grab all of your essentials and have a fun-filled day of sun, sand, and surf. A beach blanket, reclining chair, and this super cool umbrella/sunshade will let you relax in ultimate comfort. These “The Big One” towels are oversized and perfect for sprawling out and tanning or drying off after a dip in the water. Pack everything in one of these waterproof tote bags and stuff this insulated cooler with all of your favorite snacks and beverages. Speaking of beverages, use these awesome cup holders to keep your cans and bottles sand-free and spill-proof! A speaker is a must, and this little clip-on Bluetooth speaker will deliver your favorite jams in high-quality sound all day long. A few games and toys will make the day more enjoyable…these sand toys are perfect for building sandcastles, this paddle toss game will provide hours of fun, and this Spot It! card game will have the whole family in on the action. Make sure you lather up with sunscreen (a sunburn is a quick way to ruin the day) and you are all set for a perfect beach outing!!

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Card Game
Card Game
Sand Toys
Sand Toys
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Paddle Toss
Paddle Toss
Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth Speaker
Cup Holders
Cup Holders
Cooler Tote
Cooler Tote
Beach Bag
Beach Bag
Beach Towel
Beach Towel
Beach Chair
Beach Chair
Umbrella
Umbrella
Beach Mat
Beach Mat
white and brown umbrella on beach

The warm weather and the countdown to summer have us asking, “which way to the beach?!” If you are a lover of all things sand and sea, we are right there with you. And after spending many a day hanging at the beach with family and friends, we know there are a few essentials necessary for having the best beach day ever. See our roundup below and get excited for the endless (we wish) summer.

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Grab all of your essentials and have a fun-filled day of sun, sand, and surf. A beach blanket, reclining chair, and this super cool umbrella/sunshade will let you relax in ultimate comfort. These “The Big One” towels are oversized and perfect for sprawling out and tanning or drying off after a dip in the water. Pack everything in one of these waterproof tote bags and stuff this insulated cooler with all of your favorite snacks and beverages. Speaking of beverages, use these awesome cup holders to keep your cans and bottles sand-free and spill-proof! A speaker is a must, and this little clip-on Bluetooth speaker will deliver your favorite jams in high-quality sound all day long. A few games and toys will make the day more enjoyable…these sand toys are perfect for building sandcastles, this paddle toss game will provide hours of fun, and this Spot It! card game will have the whole family in on the action. Make sure you lather up with sunscreen (a sunburn is a quick way to ruin the day) and you are all set for a perfect beach outing!!

Shop Beach Essentials

Card Game
Card Game
Sand Toys
Sand Toys
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Paddle Toss
Paddle Toss
Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth Speaker
Cup Holders
Cup Holders
Cooler Tote
Cooler Tote
Beach Bag
Beach Bag
Beach Towel
Beach Towel
Beach Chair
Beach Chair
Umbrella
Umbrella
Beach Mat
Beach Mat

Spring has sprung and now that those cold nights and still-chilly mornings are no longer, you can get out there and get that garden ready for the bounty of beautiful days ahead! Cleaning up your garden may seem like a tough project to tackle, but with a few handy essentials and a good dose of patience, your garden will be looking as good as new in no time. See these garden essentials from Amazon below and watch your dream garden bloom.

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Get outside and get ready to garden!! The first step is cleaning out the old debris and detritus from last season…use your gardening tools, gardening gloves, and weed killer to make your space look fresh and prepare it for planting! Use a kneeling pad or garden bench for comfort and keep your garden cart nearby to hold all of your supplies. Next, get ready to start planting! Grab some seeds (veggie or flower), plant support stakes to hold your new plants steady, and maybe even a potting bench which is perfect for putting flowers in planters or a planter box which makes a great decor piece. Once your flowers are planted, give them a little plant food so they grow big and strong, water them regularly with this expandable garden hose, and prune them as needed using these finger guards for protection. You are now on your way to having the garden of your dreams!

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Garden Bench
Garden Bench
Finger Guards
Finger Guards
Plant Support Stakes
Plant Support Stakes
Expandable Hose
Expandable Hose
Kneeling Pad
Kneeling Pad
Gardening Gloves
Gardening Gloves
Weed Killer
Weed Killer
Gardening Tools
Gardening Tools
Flower Seeds
Flower Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Plant Food
Plant Food
Garden Cart
Garden Cart
Planter Box
Planter Box
Potting Bench
Potting Bench
gardening tools on wooden bench in yard

Spring has sprung and now that those cold nights and still-chilly mornings are no longer, you can get out there and get that garden ready for the bounty of beautiful days ahead! Cleaning up your garden may seem like a tough project to tackle, but with a few handy essentials and a good dose of patience, your garden will be looking as good as new in no time. See these garden essentials from Amazon below and watch your dream garden bloom.

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Get outside and get ready to garden!! The first step is cleaning out the old debris and detritus from last season…use your gardening tools, gardening gloves, and weed killer to make your space look fresh and prepare it for planting! Use a kneeling pad or garden bench for comfort and keep your garden cart nearby to hold all of your supplies. Next, get ready to start planting! Grab some seeds (veggie or flower), plant support stakes to hold your new plants steady, and maybe even a potting bench which is perfect for putting flowers in planters or a planter box which makes a great decor piece. Once your flowers are planted, give them a little plant food so they grow big and strong, water them regularly with this expandable garden hose, and prune them as needed using these finger guards for protection. You are now on your way to having the garden of your dreams!

Shop Garden Essentials

Garden Bench
Garden Bench
Finger Guards
Finger Guards
Plant Support Stakes
Plant Support Stakes
Expandable Hose
Expandable Hose
Kneeling Pad
Kneeling Pad
Gardening Gloves
Gardening Gloves
Weed Killer
Weed Killer
Gardening Tools
Gardening Tools
Flower Seeds
Flower Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Plant Food
Plant Food
Garden Cart
Garden Cart
Planter Box
Planter Box
Potting Bench
Potting Bench

The cool fall weather is the best weather for snuggling up outside with a blanket and a hot beverage. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space to hang out and relax, spruce it up this season so you can really enjoy and appreciate it. Our queen Kristy has a huge, gorgeoussss wrap-around porch and she is taking full advantage of it this fall! Check out her beautiful front porch redo below for some decoration inspiration.

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Autumn decor calls for pumpkins, mums, warm wood accents, and neutral colors with pops of fall-favorite hues like orange and red. This clean, contemporary look can be easily changed throughout the seasons. A designated entry area that’s separate from a seating area gives the porch a continuous flow while making it look even bigger. Using decorations that complement each other help tie the two areas together.

Wooden Storage Bench | Striped Layering Rug | Pillow Covers | Pillow Inserts | Olive Tree (70″) | Seagrass Planter

The entry area is kept simple and clean with a white wooden storage bench (perfect for packages, outdoor pillows, or blankets!) and just a few other decorations. A striped layering rug under the bench creates a cute little seating area (it’s also a great spot for taking pictures), and an artificial tree – this one is an olive tree – in a natural seagrass-style planter adds a touch of liveliness. Dress the bench up with seasonal throw pillows and voila! You have an effortlessly chic entryway. Also part of the redo, but just out of frame, are mums and pumpkins lining the staircase, bringing a dash of bright beauty to the porch.

Wicker Chairs | Wicker Table | Area Rug | Nesting Tables | Lanterns | Fall Garland | Plaid Throw Blanket |
“Fall” Sign | Candle | Vases (from Decocrated Halloween 2020 Box) | Cotton Stems | Door Wreath

A cozy seating area is essential for enjoying your outdoor space. These wingback wicker chairs are stylish and sophisticated, and the matching wicker table with a wooden slatted top balances the lines of the chairs with its rounded shape, adding dimension to the seating area. This gorgeous light gray furniture is accented well with a slightly darker gray woven area rug. Avoid going too large with the area rug…you want it to be just a tad smaller than the actual seating area so the furniture can really steal the show. Add extra room for decorations, drinks, or snacks with nesting tables. These steel-framed nesting tables with a rich wooden top are sleek and striking next to the light gray chairs.

The seating area is decorated with fall garland, a soft plaid throw blanket, vases with cotton stems, a candle, and a fall sign. Add other small details like coffee mugs or stemless wineglasses, coasters, books, or magazines.

Nesting Tables | Vases | Cotton Stems | Candle | “Fall” Sign

A festive fall sign and a seasonally scented candle, along with these peek-a-boo vases (from the Decocrated Halloween 2020 box!) filled with cotton stems and fairy lights are the perfect finishing touches to the nesting tables.

Lanterns | Wooden Beads

These lanterns filled with tiny white pumpkins are adorable accent pieces. You can also fill them with pillar candles, fairy lights, or faux leaves and garland for more variety. A sweet string of wooden beads (from the Decocrated Fall 2021 box) adds a little bit of color and coordinates the lanterns with the rest of the decor.

And just like that, Kristy has a charming new front porch for fall!! What do you think? Would you hang out here? I know I would! Let us know which of these pieces you’re loving and adding to your outdoor space.

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Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Area Rug
Area Rug
Wicker Table
Wicker Table
Wicker Chair Set
Wicker Chair Set
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
Olive Tree
Olive Tree
Storage Bench
Storage Bench
Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Area Rug
Area Rug
Wicker Table
Wicker Table
Wicker Chair Set
Wicker Chair Set
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
Olive Tree
Olive Tree
Storage Bench
Storage Bench

Shop the Decorations

Door Wreath
Door Wreath
Fall Sign
Fall Sign
Seasonal Candle
Seasonal Candle
Cotton Stems
Cotton Stems
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Lanterns
Lanterns
Plaid Throw Blanket
Plaid Throw Blanket
Natural Seagrass Planter
Natural Seagrass Planter
Pillow Inserts
Pillow Inserts
Fall Pillow Covers
Fall Pillow Covers
Door Wreath
Door Wreath
Fall Sign
Fall Sign
Seasonal Candle
Seasonal Candle
Cotton Stems
Cotton Stems
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Lanterns
Lanterns
Plaid Throw Blanket
Plaid Throw Blanket
Natural Seagrass Planter
Natural Seagrass Planter
Pillow Inserts
Pillow Inserts
Fall Pillow Covers
Fall Pillow Covers

The cool fall weather is the best weather for snuggling up outside with a blanket and a hot beverage. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space to hang out and relax, spruce it up this season so you can really enjoy and appreciate it. Our queen Kristy has a huge, gorgeoussss wrap-around porch and she is taking full advantage of it this fall! Check out her beautiful front porch redo below for some decoration inspiration.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Autumn decor calls for pumpkins, mums, warm wood accents, and neutral colors with pops of fall-favorite hues like orange and red. This clean, contemporary look can be easily changed throughout the seasons. A designated entry area that’s separate from a seating area gives the porch a continuous flow while making it look even bigger. Using decorations that complement each other help tie the two areas together.

Wooden Storage Bench | Striped Layering Rug | Pillow Covers | Pillow Inserts | Olive Tree (70″) | Seagrass Planter

The entry area is kept simple and clean with a white wooden storage bench (perfect for packages, outdoor pillows, or blankets!) and just a few other decorations. A striped layering rug under the bench creates a cute little seating area (it’s also a great spot for taking pictures), and an artificial tree – this one is an olive tree – in a natural seagrass-style planter adds a touch of liveliness. Dress the bench up with seasonal throw pillows and voila! You have an effortlessly chic entryway. Also part of the redo, but just out of frame, are mums and pumpkins lining the staircase, bringing a dash of bright beauty to the porch.

Wicker Chairs | Wicker Table | Area Rug | Nesting Tables | Lanterns | Fall Garland | Plaid Throw Blanket |
“Fall” Sign | Candle | Vases (from Decocrated Halloween 2020 Box) | Cotton Stems | Door Wreath

A cozy seating area is essential for enjoying your outdoor space. These wingback wicker chairs are stylish and sophisticated, and the matching wicker table with a wooden slatted top balances the lines of the chairs with its rounded shape, adding dimension to the seating area. This gorgeous light gray furniture is accented well with a slightly darker gray woven area rug. Avoid going too large with the area rug…you want it to be just a tad smaller than the actual seating area so the furniture can really steal the show. Add extra room for decorations, drinks, or snacks with nesting tables. These steel-framed nesting tables with a rich wooden top are sleek and striking next to the light gray chairs.

The seating area is decorated with fall garland, a soft plaid throw blanket, vases with cotton stems, a candle, and a fall sign. Add other small details like coffee mugs or stemless wineglasses, coasters, books, or magazines.

Nesting Tables | Vases | Cotton Stems | Candle | “Fall” Sign

A festive fall sign and a seasonally scented candle, along with these peek-a-boo vases (from the Decocrated Halloween 2020 box!) filled with cotton stems and fairy lights are the perfect finishing touches to the nesting tables.

Lanterns | Wooden Beads

These lanterns filled with tiny white pumpkins are adorable accent pieces. You can also fill them with pillar candles, fairy lights, or faux leaves and garland for more variety. A sweet string of wooden beads (from the Decocrated Fall 2021 box) adds a little bit of color and coordinates the lanterns with the rest of the decor.

And just like that, Kristy has a charming new front porch for fall!! What do you think? Would you hang out here? I know I would! Let us know which of these pieces you’re loving and adding to your outdoor space.

Shop the Essentials

Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Area Rug
Area Rug
Wicker Table
Wicker Table
Wicker Chair Set
Wicker Chair Set
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
Olive Tree
Olive Tree
Storage Bench
Storage Bench
Nesting Tables
Nesting Tables
Area Rug
Area Rug
Wicker Table
Wicker Table
Wicker Chair Set
Wicker Chair Set
Striped Layering Rug
Striped Layering Rug
Olive Tree
Olive Tree
Storage Bench
Storage Bench

Shop the Decorations

Door Wreath
Door Wreath
Fall Sign
Fall Sign
Seasonal Candle
Seasonal Candle
Cotton Stems
Cotton Stems
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Lanterns
Lanterns
Plaid Throw Blanket
Plaid Throw Blanket
Natural Seagrass Planter
Natural Seagrass Planter
Pillow Inserts
Pillow Inserts
Fall Pillow Covers
Fall Pillow Covers
Door Wreath
Door Wreath
Fall Sign
Fall Sign
Seasonal Candle
Seasonal Candle
Cotton Stems
Cotton Stems
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Lanterns
Lanterns
Plaid Throw Blanket
Plaid Throw Blanket
Natural Seagrass Planter
Natural Seagrass Planter
Pillow Inserts
Pillow Inserts
Fall Pillow Covers
Fall Pillow Covers

It can be difficult trying to plan entertaining activities to keep the kids occupied all summer long. Sometimes it’s easier to turn on the TV or hand over the iPad and try to cross off some things on your never-ending to-do list. But we all know the benefits of getting outside and getting some fresh air, so to make your life a little easier, we’ve rounded up an awesome list of outdoor activities that will have the kids playing, exploring, and expending energy for hours. Some of these may have you wanting in on the action, too!

Toys

These outdoor toys are great for solo or family play. Water balloons, bubble machines, and kites are just a few fabulous toys for kids of all ages that offer wholesome summer fun.

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3-in-1 Water Table | Bubble Machine | Bubbles | Water Balloons | Kites | Pogo Ball | Rocket Launcher | Water Blasters


Games

These games will entertain and help to build critical thinking skills and hand-eye coordination. With everything from classic games like checkers and scavenger hunts to fun new adaptations like floor darts (flarts) and frisbee golf, your young ones will spend endless afternoons outdoors while having a blast.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt | Turtle Stepping Stones | Checkers/Tic-Tac-Toe Game | Frisbee Golf | Body Bumpers | Archery Set | Flarts Game

Activities

These outdoor activities will allow your kids to explore and discover, and test their strength, stamina, and athletic skills. Perfect for adventurers and daredevils, these activities will challenge their vigor and expand their minds.

Metal Detector Kit | Telescope | Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course | Outdoor Exploration Kit | Geometric Dome Climber | Butterfly Garden | Basketball Trampoline | Splash Pad

Thanks for reading! Which activities are you entertaining the kiddos with this summer?

yellow swing

It can be difficult trying to plan entertaining activities to keep the kids occupied all summer long. Sometimes it’s easier to turn on the TV or hand over the iPad and try to cross off some things on your never-ending to-do list. But we all know the benefits of getting outside and getting some fresh air, so to make your life a little easier, we’ve rounded up an awesome list of outdoor activities that will have the kids playing, exploring, and expending energy for hours. Some of these may have you wanting in on the action, too!

Toys

These outdoor toys are great for solo or family play. Water balloons, bubble machines, and kites are just a few fabulous toys for kids of all ages that offer wholesome summer fun.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

3-in-1 Water Table | Bubble Machine | Bubbles | Water Balloons | Kites | Pogo Ball | Rocket Launcher | Water Blasters


Games

These games will entertain and help to build critical thinking skills and hand-eye coordination. With everything from classic games like checkers and scavenger hunts to fun new adaptations like floor darts (flarts) and frisbee golf, your young ones will spend endless afternoons outdoors while having a blast.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt | Turtle Stepping Stones | Checkers/Tic-Tac-Toe Game | Frisbee Golf | Body Bumpers | Archery Set | Flarts Game

Activities

These outdoor activities will allow your kids to explore and discover, and test their strength, stamina, and athletic skills. Perfect for adventurers and daredevils, these activities will challenge their vigor and expand their minds.

Metal Detector Kit | Telescope | Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course | Outdoor Exploration Kit | Geometric Dome Climber | Butterfly Garden | Basketball Trampoline | Splash Pad

Thanks for reading! Which activities are you entertaining the kiddos with this summer?

Ah, the great outdoors. Fresh air, forest landscapes, and fireside sing-alongs…camping, hiking, fishing, and stargazing. Getting out into the wild and appreciating nature can be so healing and renewing. So grab your s’mores ingredients and your best scary stories because we’ve rounded up all your camping and hiking essentials to help you prepare for a weekend away in the woods.

Essential Equipment

When preparing for your hiking or camping adventure it’s important to pack all the necessities. Obviously a tent, blanket, bug repellant, and survival kit are the basics. Add in cookware, a portable grill, coffee maker, water filter, and beverage holders to ensure your nutritional needs are met, and don’t forget your backpack (you can fit most of your gear in here)!

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Emergency Survival Kit | Cookware Set | Outdoor Blanket | Instant Coffee Maker | Thermos | Camping Stove | Backpack | LifeStraw Water Filter | Termacell Mosquito Repellant | Tent | Insulated Water Bottle

Outdoor Apparel

Proper outdoor apparel is definitely important for a successful open-air excursion. You want to bring comfortable clothes made out of breathable and protective fabrics. Layers are a great idea as temperatures can change drastically from morning to night. Proper footwear made with good grip and waterproof materials will keep your feet cushioned, and a fanny pack is great if you need to carry important items with you but don’t want the weight of a bulky backpack.

Women’s Sweatshirt | Women’s Cargo Pants | Women’s T-shirt | Women’s Longsleeve Shirt | Women’s Camo Leggings | Women’s Boots | Women’s Hiking Sneakers | Fanny Pack | Men’s Lonsleeve Shirt | Men’s Athletic Pants | Men’s Shortsleeve | Men’s Cargo Pants | Men’s Hiking Boots | Men’s Hiking Sneakers | Baseball Cap

Thanks for reading! Let us know what you love about outdoor getaways and what essentials you bring xo.

Camping at Night

Ah, the great outdoors. Fresh air, forest landscapes, and fireside sing-alongs…camping, hiking, fishing, and stargazing. Getting out into the wild and appreciating nature can be so healing and renewing. So grab your s’mores ingredients and your best scary stories because we’ve rounded up all your camping and hiking essentials to help you prepare for a weekend away in the woods.

Essential Equipment

When preparing for your hiking or camping adventure it’s important to pack all the necessities. Obviously a tent, blanket, bug repellant, and survival kit are the basics. Add in cookware, a portable grill, coffee maker, water filter, and beverage holders to ensure your nutritional needs are met, and don’t forget your backpack (you can fit most of your gear in here)!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

Emergency Survival Kit | Cookware Set | Outdoor Blanket | Instant Coffee Maker | Thermos | Camping Stove | Backpack | LifeStraw Water Filter | Termacell Mosquito Repellant | Tent | Insulated Water Bottle

Outdoor Apparel

Proper outdoor apparel is definitely important for a successful open-air excursion. You want to bring comfortable clothes made out of breathable and protective fabrics. Layers are a great idea as temperatures can change drastically from morning to night. Proper footwear made with good grip and waterproof materials will keep your feet cushioned, and a fanny pack is great if you need to carry important items with you but don’t want the weight of a bulky backpack.

Women’s Sweatshirt | Women’s Cargo Pants | Women’s T-shirt | Women’s Longsleeve Shirt | Women’s Camo Leggings | Women’s Boots | Women’s Hiking Sneakers | Fanny Pack | Men’s Lonsleeve Shirt | Men’s Athletic Pants | Men’s Shortsleeve | Men’s Cargo Pants | Men’s Hiking Boots | Men’s Hiking Sneakers | Baseball Cap

Thanks for reading! Let us know what you love about outdoor getaways and what essentials you bring xo.