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Curbed Gift Guide: For Your Aunt With the Party-Perfect Backyard

Welcome to Curbed's first gift guide, wherein our editors sort through a retail landscape rife with tech, toys, textiles, trinkets, and tchotchkes. This year we're shopping for some rather specific recipients—though we think you'll find the gift selection broadly appealing. Shop on!

There are outdoors people, and then there are "outdoors" people—the ones who enthusiastically plan to go hiking, but then decide to enjoy nature from the comfort of a lounge chair, cocktail in hand. You know them: The friend who hosts elaborate picnics in the park that are more meticulously planned than a bridal shower. The aunt who always wants to be at the beach but hates sand. The neighbor whose backyard barbecues look like a spread from shelter magazine. Here are nine gift ideas to suit the tastes of the tropical-loving, patio party-throwing glamper in your life.

Wallpaper by Justina BlakeneyLinen Beach ThrowBamboo BasketsHandwoven CoastersFolding Deck ChairPrinted Serving TrayAnti-Fly Glass SphereCopper & Brass Handheld LanternsLotus Belle Tent


Nana (Jungle) Wallpaper
by Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West
$190/roll at Hygge & West
Bohemian designer and Instagram star Justina Blakeney channeled her love of plants and bold colors into a new line of wallpaper, and the Nana pattern, reminiscent of the classic Martinique print, is the perfect way to bring the jungle into any home (especially if your giftee has a serious brown thumb).

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Yellow Dot Linen Beach Throw
by Vanessa Amisano
$70 at Print All Over Me
Measuring more than 4 feet wide and nearly 6 feet long, this beach blanket provides plenty of sand-free real estate, plus enough space for a picnic.

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Bamboo Baskets
by HAY
$18 to $57 at HAY Mini Market
Handwoven bamboo baskets take standard storage up a tropical notch.

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Handwoven Coasters
by Mayan Hands
$4 each at The Little Market
Bring a pop of color to the hostess's table while supporting artisans in Guatemala with these fair trade coasters.

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Destin Deck Chair
by Josi Severson for Gallant & Jones
$299 at Gallant & Jones
Lounging poolside looks a lot better in a teak folding deck chair from Gallant & Jones with a limited edition fabric by Josi Severson. Your nature-lover will also be pleased to know that a tree is donated and planted with every chair purchased.

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Pieni Unikko Plywood Tray
$63 at Marimekko
For serving cocktails and snacks in style.

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Anti-Fly Glass Sphere
by José de la O
$109 at Kaufmann Mercantile
With his blown glass anti-fly globe, Mexican designer José de la O created the most beautiful bug-repeller out there. Your neighbor's barbecues will be even more lovely—and pest-free.

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Copper & Brass Compact Tea Light Lanterns
$17 at Cash Manufacturing Co.
For the patio parties after dark.

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13 ft. Lotus Belle Outback Tent
$1,950 at Lotus Belle
You just might be able to convince your friend to go camping—okay, glamping—if she had one of Lotus Belle's luxury tents to pitch.

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· Holiday Gift Guide [Curbed]