Now that the snow is starting to melt and daylight savings is right around the corner to grant us more time in the sun, you can't possibly want to eat indoors—so don't.
eBay is your new go-to for specially crafted products this season, from Napa wines and Swaziland-made wine tumblers to Vermont's best sustainable cheese. Here are the 10 essential artisanal finds that will have you enjoying every last delicious moment in the sun this season.
These Swaziland-made wine tumblers ($49 for four) don't have stems, so they won't tip should you need to balance them on your picnic basket. They're also good for the environment, so cheers to that.
eBay isn't just for securing everything you need to set a table—you can also use it to buy wine to put in those glasses. A three-pack of this dry, vibrant blend ($115 for three) should hold over a crowd of spring-happy cocktail partygoers.
Splurge on the ultimate bottle of bubbly ($170) and treat your loved one to a relaxing evening under the stars. Who knows what might be set in motion—wedding season is coming up.
Channel an afternoon in relaxing Napa wine country with a stock of this high-quality fruit-driven white ($50 for three). The wine's brightness makes it ideal for pairing with food, like fresh grilled seafood or prosciutto with melon.
Red drinkers will rejoice in a glass of this bold tannic wine ($40 for three), another Napa Valley gem. Let it stand alone or pair with sizzling lamb chops for the first outdoor dinner party of the season.
This hand-stamped sugar spoon ($20) is made from carefully selected vintage silverware. Perfect for stirring honey into tea or sugar into coffee, it's the one-of-a-kind find your spread needs.
This New York State-harvested honey is produced in the beginning of spring, when bees are taking in the season's first flowers—just like you. The result is a light golden honey ($12) that's perfect for topping yogurt parfaits or ricotta toast for an open-air brunch.
The craftsman behind this unique platter ($99) hand-cuts slate shingles from historical buildings and old barns to make each rustic tray. Use it to lay out hamburger buns for your next cookout or to hold slices of baguette next to an artisanal cheese board.
The perfect cheese can take you only so far—you need a proper vessel to serve it as well. The wood on this found, functional serving piece ($30) is selectively harvested from an Appalachian farm, and since each one is handmade, each is completely one of a kind.
Sweeten up to this cheese-and-cracker set ($46) from America's first community-owned dairy farm. Top Vermont maple-glazed crackers with one of two varieties of cheddar-like WindsorDale, a six-month-aged cheese that dates back to the 1800s. Each is speckled with tart cranberries or juicy blueberries.
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