Get ready to step outside with these modern, outdoor-friendly finds

Spring is here, which means you’re probably more than ready to get outside. And after a long, sub-optimal winter, you better believe we’re planning to welcome spring in a big way. We’re talking sunbathing in the park with books and bites, jogging through new neighborhoods, outdoor lunches and happy hours, and evening bike rides. No matter what spring plans you have in store, rest assured that these outdoor-friendly discoveries will make your springtime adventures even more enjoyable. For more outdoor finds, check out the Design Milk Shop!

Bathing Culture High Spirits Disinfectant
You can’t leave the house without hand sanitizer these days, so why not choose one you like to use? Bathing Culture’s High Spirits Sanitizer effectively sanitizes hands (and surfaces) with its 75% alcohol formula, without leaving them dry and flaky like conventional sanitizers. Plus, every spritz will have the people around you complimenting its woody high (and all-natural), “Cathedral Grove” scent.

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w&p ceramic bowlPorter ceramic bowl by W&P
The Porter Ceramic Bowl is a stylish storage solution for on-the-go lunches. Perfect for storing salads, grain bowls or leftovers, this smooth ceramic lunch bowl imbues outdoor dining with the comforting feel of your dinnerware at home. Complete with a plastic lid and secure, snap-on silicone strap, the Porter Bowl delivers on its promise of mess-free, spill-proof food on the go – and it’s dishwasher and microwave safe.

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men's junes toteThe Hombre Tote in Bio-Knit by Junes
You’ll never regret having a reusable bag on hand, and Junes’ eco-friendly Hombre tote is the ultimate companion for spring days spent outdoors. Made from recycled plastic bottles and the brand’s innovative CiCLO® technology, the sustainable bag helps fight plastic pollution in landfills and waterways. Plus, the tote’s ultra-lightweight mesh design easily folds down for seamless storage in your bag or pocket. Use it for trips to the park, pool, or farmer’s market, or keep one handy for spontaneous shopping on the go.

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monocle headlampMonocle Running headlamp by Bookman
Security has never looked so elegant, thanks to Bookman. New to the Design Milk Shop, the brand builds on Swedish safety-conscious traditions, creating modern fixtures designed so cyclists, runners or pedestrians can see and be seen outdoors. Their award-winning running headlamp is essential for anyone planning to put in the miles this spring/summer (or take a leisurely stroll after dinner!), featuring a lightweight, rechargeable design that’s as comfortable as it requires little energy. ‘maintenance.

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refreshing mistMineral Hydro Mist Cooling by Alder New York
Alder New York’s Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist is a go-to for refreshing your skin throughout the day. Formulated to strengthen skin and boost hydration, this gentle face mist instantly refreshes skin whenever you need it, thanks to ingredients like zinc, glycerin and soothing calendula – making it a bag essential backpack for long days in the sun. We also love the cool, modern packaging it comes in!

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kinto travel cupLarge travel mug by KINTO
The KINTO Large Travel Tumbler is perfect for enjoying your favorite beverages on the go. More than its sleek, ultra-minimal design (and the range of stylish neutral hues it sits in), we love the cup’s secure, detachable cap that prevents spills and makes stealing a sip on the go a breeze. . case. Tested thoroughly (by me) in the sweltering Miami summers, I can confidently say that the temperature retention properties of this tumbler are up to snuff – and it keeps my cold brew deliciously cold and refreshing on the busiest of days. hot.

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bookman curve 3 light setCurve 3 Light Kit by Bookman
If, like many of us, you’re planning to take your bike out this season, make sure you’re ready for nighttime rides with a reliable set of lights. The Curve 3 light set from the safety experts at Bookman features a front white LED light and a rear red light, both with a unique curved design that provides a wide range of ultra-bright light, giving you clear visibility on roads and ensuring you remain visible to traffic.

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luscious chalk by tweeMaya & Siona Succulents Handmade Sidewalk Chalk by TWEE
This luscious sidewalk chalk makes for a memorable afternoon activity the whole family will enjoy. Creative kids will love taking their imaginations to the sidewalk and drawing their own personal paradise – and adults will delight in the adorably unique shapes of the original chalks. Each piece of TWEE chalk is handmade for little hands and designed to help build grip strength and fine motor skills, while encouraging creative play.

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helmet buckleClosca Loop headphones
It was true when your mother made you wear one when you were a kid and it’s still true today – a helmet is non-negotiable when you’re riding a bike! Luckily, Closca makes a hard hat you can wear with confidence. Unlike the bulky headphones of your childhood, the Loop headphones have a lightweight, modern design that provides a cool, comfortable fit. Its collapsible design allows you to reduce its size by 45% for easy storage in your backpack or tote.

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subway umbrellaBlunt Umbrellas Metro Umbrella
Perfectly sized to fit in your bag and complete with a carry pouch, the Metro Umbrella is a must-have for days spent outdoors. The aerodynamic auto-open canopy opens with the push of a button (because no one wants to struggle with an umbrella in the middle of a rainstorm), and it’s even been wind tunnel tested so you can confidently face any rain showers that come your way.

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ginkgo speakerMI square pocket speaker by Gingko
No matter where your spring plans take you, you can count on your favorite playlists every step of the way with this compact Bluetooth speaker from Gingko. Handcrafted with a bamboo, walnut or cherry wood finish and an ergonomic carrying strap, the MI Pocket Speaker offers a sleek, modern design and very good sound quality. Use the carrying strap to secure the speaker to a tote or backpack to enjoy the sweet sounds of spring wherever you go.

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Alexa is a business writer at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her fiancé Alex and Phoebe, a retired greyhound. A lifelong art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM store picks, she may be burying herself in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around town with her partner and pup.

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