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Made In The (Beach) Shade

It’s beach season, and you know what that means: debilitating sunburns... It’s beach season, and you know what that means: heat exhaustion… It’s beach season, and you know what that means: sun in your eyes all day... Hold it!  Okay, the downsides of the beach are...

Back To School = Back To Lunch!

School’s starting again – we can hear the voices of a million moms shouting “Hooray!” already – and that means we’re back to our very best subject: LUNCH!

Yes, You Too Can Fold The Manta Sun Shelter!

The Manta Sun Shelter is one of our best-selling products. It provides a shady oasis on the beach, at the park, and anywhere else you’d like to relax in the sun - without getting too much sun. I mean, just look at it: Doesn’t that just scream, “Summer fun,” “sunny...

Picnic Time: Our American Dream

This Independence Day, we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you a little more about the Picnic Time story. It’s got two hardworking immigrants, a family business, a storefront growing into a family of brands, a startup from the garage, a second-generation...

BBQ: The American Way

What better way to celebrate freedom than sunshine, togetherness, and the perfect char? Here at Picnic Time, BBQ is our great American pastime (though we’re no slouches when it comes to baseball either!) One of the best things about a backyard barbecue is that sweet simplicity: it doesn’t take much to make your 4th of July BBQ great – the guest list will take care of that – but there are a few choice accessories which can bring your gathering over the top.

Father’s Day Gifts For Your #1 Dad

In our Picnic Time laboratory, we’ve done the research and we’ve run the experiments to discover the gifts best suited to your Father’s interests. If you’re looking for gifts scientifically* proven to help Dads feel celebrated for who they truly are and all they’ve done for you, you’re in the right place. It’s a Father’s Day miracle!

Eight Father’s Day Gifts When You Have NO idea

Featuring everything your barbeque loving, beer drinking, outdoorsman of a father could ever ask for, these gifts are great enough to finally score you the best IPA when he cracks open a sampler. 

4 creative ways to up the fun factor for Mother’s Day.

Need an idea for Mother's Day? Target has your back with their "4 Creative Ways to Up the Fun Factor for Mother's Day" With unique ideas like a Gift Scavenger Hunt, a Picnic Bike Adventure, a Backyard Potting Party, or a Surprise Supper + Spa Day you're sure to please...

5 trendy products from the International Housewares Show 2020

Sadly the Inspired Home Show was canceled this year in accordance with CDC guidelines about the Coronavirus pandemic. But Leana Salamah brought the best of the show to our show for you! Every year, the International Housewares Association comes out with a report of...

Today features our heart picnic basket

We made Today's "21 Valentine's Day gifts that are unique and affordable" See the full list here. Our heart basket is #4 under Valentine's Day home...

Chowhound features our picnic basket

We made Chowhound's "7 Unusual Ways to Suprise Your Valentine" See the full list here. We're featured under the "Keep the Mystery Alive: Cooking Basket...

Popsugar features our picnic basket

We made Popsugar's "27 Top Gifts From Amazon So Genius, We're Predicting They're the Hot Purchases of 2020" See the full list here. We're... showcases our Toscana products

Kimberly Caldwell is welcoming her second daughter into the world and had a beautiful baby shower to celebrate. At the center of the amazing food table, our Lazy Susan and Serving Ladder were spotted! View all the beautiful photos...

The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

Need a gift for a beer lover in your life? Check out Pure Wow's The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers We've Found on the Internet Our Pilsner Beer Gift Set made the...