Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer With These 25 Picks For an Epic Labor Day

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By Paige Alexus
Though the idea of summer coming to an end is a sad realization for many of us, there’s one good piece of news—Labor Day weekend festivities are approaching.

As the unofficial last weekend of summer, Labor Day has become the official time to take in the last long, warm days while celebrating with friends and family. On September 4, make sure to take the chance to spend as much time outdoors as possible and enjoy the people you want to surround yourself with. 

To make this happen, you’re going to need some tools—and we have you covered. Take a look below for our end-of-summer picks that will equip you for an epic weekend, whether that includes taking a group trip to the beach, organizing a picnic, or hosting a BBQ or dinner party at your home. 

If You're Heading to the Beach

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Turkish T Carry Handle Striped Beach Throw
Turkish T Carry Handle Striped Beach Throw
Beach day, handled. This big and easy striped throw is ready to drop everything and head to the beach at the drop of a straw hat.
Portable BBQ Grill "Mon Oncle V2"
Portable BBQ Grill "Mon Oncle V2"
Enjoy the smoky smell of summer at the beach, on a rooftop, at the park—anywhere, really—with this beautifully designed portable grill. The ultra-light Mon Oncle is ridiculously easy to use and perfectly scaled to take with you on the go. When closed, it's an elegant briefcase with character and...
Sunski Dipseas Sunglasses
Sunski Dipseas Sunglasses
For the fun- and sun-loving outdoorsman.  Sunski combines design, materials, presentation, and spirit into a stellar end product that celebrates their love for outdoor adventures.
Doug Johnston Slangette Bag
Doug Johnston Slangette Bag
The Slangette is one of the latest additions to Doug Johnson's bag series.
B&O PLAY BeoPlay A1 + Power Bank
B&O PLAY BeoPlay A1 + Power Bank
The industry standard for high fidelity audio you can take anywhere. B&O PLAY’s music systems and speakers are designed to bring you their signature high fidelity sound — the same found in the audio systems of Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, and Mercedes.
Julian Schnabel Artist Beach Towel
Julian Schnabel Artist Beach Towel
Bask in the sun and in the glory of art with this oversized beach towel designed by artist Julian Schnabel features a customized map of Martinique and is made of 100-percent ultra-soft cotton.
Classic Fedora Straw Hat
Classic Fedora Straw Hat
Classic Fedora straw hat with gold stud, suitable for women & for men.This hat's style is both understated and cool. An inner cotton trim ensures it sits comfortably.Materials: Materials: Seagrass straw, cotton.

If You're Throwing a Backyard BBQ

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Companion Group Grilling Grids (Set of 2)
Companion Group Grilling Grids (Set of 2)
Pop these handy grids on the grill for an instant cooking surface perfect for cooking smaller cuts of meat and delicate fish.
Crow Canyon Home White & Grey Enamel Drink Dispenser
Crow Canyon Home White & Grey Enamel Drink Dispenser
There’s no better way to serve big-batch beverages to a crowd than by having guests serve themselves out of a big ol’ classic drink dispenser. This one comes in classic white with grey trim and looks great with a set of matching mugs or tumblers.
PK Grills PK360 Grill & Smoker W/ Rib Rack
PK Grills PK360 Grill & Smoker W/ Rib Rack
MVP of the 2017 Cookout Season. Cast from rust-proof, durable aluminum, the PK360 is ready to sling some serious dogs and burgers come next cookout.
German Kerosene Lantern
German Kerosene Lantern
Heavy-duty, weather-resistant steel hurricane lantern available in six baked-on lacquer colors and natural tin. Thermal heat-resistant globes will not crack, while specially developed wicks and tank will not flicker, soot or leak. 10 inches high. Made in Germany since 1902.
Terrain Cast Iron Dish Fire Pit
Terrain Cast Iron Dish Fire Pit
Forged from solid, cast iron to form a sleek, shallow bowl, this durable fire pit can be placed atop a three-legged stand, or directly on the ground for a more rustic appearance.

If You're Planning a Picnic

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Pie Basket with Tray
Pie Basket with Tray
The beauty of a basket is in its versatility and utility. This pie basket is built strong to carry 2 delicious pies at once. Remove tray to use as a picnic basket or to bring a dish to a backyard party.
Backgammon & Checkers Game Set with Canvas Bag
Backgammon & Checkers Game Set with Canvas Bag
Roll it up and travel to play with this handmade, double-sided backgammon and checker drawstring game-bag set. Take your leisure gaming in style. Handmade in classic natural cotton canvas, leather drawstring cord and a signature red stitching detail.
Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover
Dot and Army Outdoor Net Food Cover
Nothing spoils a great picnic or dinner outdoors faster than bugs and gnats. We collaborated with Dot and Army to design these lightweight net food covers, exclusive for us. We wanted something easy to fold up and carry with us, but also pretty to keep our picnics picturesque.
Vuela Gray Mexican Picnic Blanket
Vuela Gray Mexican Picnic Blanket
Solid colored blankets are dotted with brightly colored flying golondrina birds. The golondrina, spanish for swallow is referenced in many Latin American song lyrics.
I-1 Instant Camera
I-1 Instant Camera
The I-1 is the first new camera system in over 20 years for the original instant format. It’s an easy to use point and shoot instant camera, with a variety of unique and innovative features designed to take your photography further. Works with Impossible I-type and 600 type film.
Pacifico Optical Blair Sunglasses
Pacifico Optical Blair Sunglasses
Handmade Australian sunglasses designed with precision to channel a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

If You're Hosting a Dinner Party

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Jean Dubost 7 Piece Mariniere Collection Oyster Set
Jean Dubost 7 Piece Mariniere Collection Oyster Set
Feel the breeze of the ocean as you use this blue and white striped oyster set to enjoy fresh oysters. Each set includes one oyster knife and six forks made from high-grade stainless steel.
Sansone Stainless Steel Fusti Beverage Dispenser
Sansone Stainless Steel Fusti Beverage Dispenser
The fusti (pronounced foo-stee) is a classic stainless steel container that has been around for centuries in Italy.


Rescued Wood Feast Board
Rescued Wood Feast Board
Hold on tight. This one-of-a-kind serving board isn’t just the perfect surface for your antipasti presentation—as soon as you carry it to the table (using the cutout handles) it becomes a talking piece. The boards are handcrafted from rescued wood from fallen trees or trees that must be removed.
Table Linens by Modernplum
Table Linens by Modernplum
Imagine a table set with beautiful linens, dishes, and flowers that sets the tone for a memorable evening meal with friends and family. Modernplum linen tablecloths, napkins and runners are part of those special moments.