1 Next time you buy a scone or a sandwich to go, hand over your reusable Sammybag and say ‘no thanks’ to single-use paper bags. Then wipe it or wash it and use it again and again. From $10.90 sammybags.com

2 Handy cut-outs in these stylish, fold-flat portable picnic tables keep your bottle and wine glasses up off the ground and safe from tipping. From $99 homelabstore.co.nz

3 We love a waffle-weave towel and who wouldn’t when it comes in gorgeous earthy tones, an extra-large size and is lightweight and quick- drying. $109 cittadesign.com


4 For eating on the go, Outlery is the world’s smallest plastic-free reusable cutlery set – a knife, fork, spoon and chopsticks that unscrew to pack into a tiny tin. From $44.95 lifestylegear.co.nz

5 The Aplô lamp from Fermob is as simple as a bulb, but add its clever accessories to make a torch, table lamp, hanging light (with Fermob Aplô Suspension Strap) or wall-mounted lamp. $160 jardin.co.nz

6 Bright seasonal veges aren’t just for dinner – handmade from soy wax, these fragrance-free heirloom tomato candles are a fun way to set the scene on your summer table. $48 madegood.co.nz

7 Beautifully illustrated with a wealth of culinary and medicinal plants, these playing cards will help you while away a lazy afternoon. $16 garden-objects.com

8 The coolest chilly bin for your summer outings, this mini cooler from Napoleon Goods comes in stylish aluminium with stainless-steel hardware and fits up to 18 cans. $150 fatherrabbit.com

9 Bring brilliance to your table with Colorama enamel salad bowls in eye-popping colour combos – perfect for outdoor entertaining or brightening up your life. $54 boltofcloth.com