10 Essentials to Pack for Memorial Day Weekend

 10 Essential Items to Pack for a Successful and Super Fun Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Ahh, Memorial Day. The holiday that marks the beginning of romantic picnics, long naps on the beach, and everything summer. Whether you plan to spend the day boating or BBQing, here's 10 things to pack for a successful and fun Memorial Day weekend. 

Man Wearing a Tree Hut Wood Watch Making BBQ Chicken

Bonus: Tree Hut loves handmade stuff, so the goods featured in this article are all handmade. Do your part to support local artisans and small businesses. :)

 

1. Sunglasses

Here's hoping your Memorial Day will be sunny and warm. Even if the weather isn't up to par, protect your eyes with some polarized SPF lenses. Tree Hut's Wafar Collection offers colorful frames with wood temples. Treat yourself to the whole patriotic ensemble in red, white, and blue:

The bamboo wooden temple frames gives these unisex sunglasses a sleek and stylish design. Minimalist red color.  • High quality lenses with 400 UV protection • Size 60-13-145mm  • Temples made from real wood • Each pair is unique with its nature wooden grain  • Next business day shippingThe bamboo wooden temple frames gives these unisex sunglasses a sleek and stylish design. Minimalist white color.  • High quality lenses with 400 UV protection • Size 60-13-145mm  • Temples made from real wood • Each pair is unique with its nature wooden grain  • Next business day shippingThe bamboo wooden temple frames gives these unisex sunglasses a sleek and stylish design. Minimalist blue color.  • High quality lenses with 400 UV protection • Size 60-13-145mm  • Temples made from real wood • Each pair is unique with its nature wooden grain  • Next business day shipping



2. Portable Speaker (and a Killer Playlist)

Memorial Day Weekend Essentials: Portable Speaker
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Every memorable Memorial Day starts with a couple drinks and some catchy tunes. With a portable speaker, you can take the party anywhere you go! Can you believe this Altoids box was reincarnated as a portable speaker? 

3. Swimsuit

Memorial Day Weekend Essentials: Patriotic Red White and Blue Swimsuit Retro Chic Vintage[x]


You never know when your swimming skills might be put to the test. Might as well drench yourself in style and pack a retro, patriotic one-piece. Or if you're not feeling quite so bold, check out this handmade crocheted bikini:

Memorial Day Essentials: Swimsuit Red Crochet Bikini Top[x]

 

4. Patriotic Statement Piece

Memorial Day is a time for celebration with friends and family, but it's important to remember what the holiday stands for. Memorial Day commemorates the heroism of average people who died in active military service. Strut your Stars & Stripes with trendy patriotic wear, like this crocheted crop top:

Memorial Day Essentials: Patriotic American Flag Outfits[x]

 Memorial Day Essentials: Painted American Flag Red White and Blue Canvas Sneakers Shoes Vans [x]

Celebratory footwear, anyone? These canvas shoes are hand-painted too!

 

5. Denim Shorts

Memorial Day Essentials: Bleached, Hand Painted American Flag Patriotic High Waist Denim Jean Shorts
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Jeans are the most versatile pants ever invented. They're comfy, forever trendy, and match with everything. Plus, blue jeans are a genuine American invention, so they truly make the perfect Memorial Day outfit addition.

 

6. Sunscreen

Memorial Day Essentials: Organic All Natural Hypoallergenic Sunscreen[x]

Your Memorial Day plans likely include some sort of outdoor activity. Anytime you soak in the sun's rays for longer than 20 minutes, however, you should always wear sunscreen. Sunscreen lets you get some much needed Vitamin D without burning to a crisp. Organic, chemical-free lotion is the best option for sensitive and acne-prone skin, so there's no reason not to wear it.

 

7. Good Wine and a Portable Wine Table

Memorial Day Essentials: Portable Folding Wine Table
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There's never a right time to crack open that Dom Perignonso let Memorial Day be your excuse. And, with this foldable wine table, you can comfortably enjoy it with your significant other under the shade of a tree. 
Man Wearing a Tree Hut Wood Watch Opening a Bottle of Alcohol Vodka

 

 

8. Sporty Watch

Casual yet sporty timepiece. Bold blue hands and hour markers. This ebony wooden watch is equipped with high quality Japan quartz movement. Diameter of the dial 1.7 inches. Strap is made of genuine leather.   • Watch made from Real Wood • Japanese Quartz movement  • Strap made from genuine leather • High Quality Soft Genuine Leather for your everyday wear • Minimalist Design • Durable & Long Lasting • Next business day shipping if no engraving services needed.
Sure, you shouldn't have to worry about time on Memorial Day, but watches do more than just tell time (see 5 Timeless Reasons to Wear a Watch). Wouldn't it be cool to show off a new sporty accessory? Plus, on a Tree Hut watch, you could get "Memorial Day 2K16" engraved on it so you can remember the day forever and ever...


9. Waterproof Phone Case

Memorial Day Essentials: Waterproof iPhone Android Case[x]

Who else has tragically lost a phone to water? A waterproof phone case will cleanse your mind of all worries of having your tech near liquids. Your friends can toss you into the ocean, clothes and all, without worry too. ;)


10. A Tote to Carry It All In!

Memorial Day Essentials: Large Carrying Tote[x]

 Because a giant tote is definitely the best way to get organized.

 

What are some other essentials to pack for Memorial Day? Comment below!


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