Restrictions in the UK have now lifted and consumer spending is up, with a recent report finding that spending on essentials at UK supermarkets and food and drink stores is up 14.7% over the last two years.
Barbecues are out in force, with UK people needing little excuse to get together and enjoy grilling in the open air.
But whether you're in the garden at home or out at a local park or beach, there are many things you can do to make the experience more comfortable - and memorable.
That could include better lighting for when the sun goes down, games to keep people entertained, or comfortable seats, pillows and blankets to keep snug as the temperature drops.
Home lifestyle company Bedsure
offers a range of stylish, functional and affordable products designed for the way people live, providing that "extra bit of comfort throughout the day, affordably".
Its range of products are well suited for both indoor and outdoor BBQs, with blankets for indoor and outdoor use priced from just £8.49.
A superb option for the summer is the lightweight and durable 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Blanket
, with its natural cotton fabric making it beautifully soft, durable and breathable. It comes in two sizes (single and twin-sized) and three colours: navy blue, dark gray and gray. It is, as UK customer Mai Khater said, "beautifully made, perfect as a bed cover during summer".
A popular mid-weight alternative is Bedsure’s Flannel Fleece Throw Blanket
. Soft, smooth and versatile, this blanket has achieved Amazon Choice status and has more than 71,000 ratings. It’s available in four sizes and 15 different colours. Another UK customer, brrrrrrrrobinson, said: "This blanket probably saved my life. I wish that was a hyperbole but to be honest I'm not sure I would have woken up the next morning if I didn't have this luscious blanket wrapped around me like a toasty fleece burrito of warmth. Bought the king size so I could wrap myself up in it multiple times and I have no regrets. 10/10 purchase."
For those needing something a bit warmer, a Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket
could be the perfect solution. Another Amazon Choice product, this 260 GSM blanket is heavier than the Flannel Fleece Throw Blanket. Available in three different sizes and 12 colours, this thick, warm and soft blanket is very versatile and suitable for all members of the family. Ruth, a UK customer who bought a Sherpa Fleece Blanket in July 2021, said: "Once taken out it fitted my bed lovely, so soft, so nice against skin, beautiful shade of purple with a white underlining. Great to give someone as a gift."
All Bedsure products are available through Amazon UK - for more information, click here
Bedsure Home offers over 50 Amazon bestselling home products in eight countries, including the UK, US and Canada. We have been featured and mentioned in reputable publications like Country Living, Forbes, House Beautiful, CNN, Huffpost UK and Woman & Home. While we’ve grown into a global company with diverse products to meet diverse customer needs, our focus on comfortable home products and everyday value stays the same.