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.
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. :)
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:
2. Portable Speaker (and a Killer Playlist)
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?
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:
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:
Celebratory footwear, anyone? These canvas shoes are hand-painted too!
5. Denim Shorts
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.
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
8. Sporty Watch
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
10. A Tote to Carry It All In!
Because a giant tote is definitely the best way to get organized.