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18 Home, Garden, and Entertaining Essentials That Will Help You Welcome Summer Like Martha

Shop our founder's collections and website as you entertain, garden, cook, and—hopefully—relax this season.
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The anticipation of every season results in a sweet payoff when it finally arrives—but there is nothing quite like the first few days of summer. There are longer stretches of sunlight, warmer temperatures, and the invigorating sense that you can, and should, do everything in open air. Martha, of course, keeps her calendar full with seasonal activities and tasks, from updating her home for warmer weather to entertaining al fresco and taking trips to the coast.

Our Top Summer-Ready Picks from Martha's Collections

Look to our founder as your guide as you prepare for this season by shopping from her many collections and website—every item was designed to make all of your summer endeavors that much more elevated.

Tarhong, Acrylic Stacking Wine Goblets
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Tarhong Acrylic Stacking Wine Goblets

$45 for set of 6, martha.com

There's only one way to kick off summer—with some hosting and toasting. These acrylic (and shatterproof) wine glasses from Martha.com are exactly what you need to take the party outside and keep it running smoothly for many mess-free hours.

Martha Stewart CBD, Wellness Citrus Medley Gummies
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Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Citrus Medley Gummies

$34.99, shopcanopy.com

Whether or not your plans for the coming months include a beach day or extended vacation, Martha's premium CBD gummies can help you achieve that stress-free, relaxed state of mind every day. Plus, the citrus flavors offer a burst of summery sweetness.

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon, Key Lime Sandwich Cookies with Coconut
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Marley Spoon Key Lime Sandwich Cookies with Coconut

from $71.93 per week, marleyspoon.com

Speaking of citrus flavors: Marley Spoon's meal kits make the most of the freshest seasonal flavors and ingredients, and this summer, Martha's food delivery company is serving up unique and delectable options like these lime and coconut cookies. They're a bite-size trip to the tropics.

Martha Stewart, Isley 5-Person Seating Group with Cushions
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Martha Stewart Isley 5-Person Seating Group with Cushions

$4,449.99, wayfair.com

Of course, one of the season's main highlights is being able to spend extended hours outside, soaking up the sunniest weather the year has to offer. Make the most of these moments with Martha's outdoor conversation sets, which are designed to bring people together in a comfortable, stylish outdoor setting.

Zafferano America, Poldina Pro Rechargeable LED Lamp
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Zafferano America Poldina Pro Rechargeable LED Lamp

$169, martha.com

When the sun finally does go down, keep your outdoor soirées going with these clever rechargeable LED lamps. Martha saw something similar to this iteration while dining in New York City and was inspired to share them with her audience.

Martha Stewart Collection, BBQ Watermelon Decal Pitcher
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Martha Stewart Collection BBQ Watermelon Decal Pitcher

$36, macys.com

We always look forward to the produce available during summer, and watermelon is one of the season's farmers' market highlights. This sweet, refreshing treat was the inspiration for Martha's summer collection at Macy's, which includes this charming pitcher—it's perfect for iced tea, lemonade, or a watermelon-based batch cocktail.

Martha Stewart, Kids Camper Play Tent
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Martha Stewart Kids Camper Play Tent

$249.95, martha.com

School might be out for the summer, but every day is an opportunity for your little ones to keep learning and growing. This is the motivation behind Martha's kids line, which includes these adorable play tents. Set them up outside and watch your children's imaginations soar.

Martha Stewart, 5-Piece Kitchen Set
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Martha Stewart 5-Piece Kitchen Set

$19.98, samsclub.com

Whether you are grilling up a BBQ feast in the backyard or perfecting your strawberry shortcake in the kitchen, ensure your are appropriately outfitted for all of the season's culinary endeavors. These aprons and oven mitts come in the sunniest hues and patterns.

Tarhong, Desert Wood Melamine Serving Bowl
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Tarhong Desert Wood Melamine Serving Bowl, 12"

$38, martha.com

Melamine is a powerhouse summer material, since it is both indoor- and outdoor-friendly and incredibly easy to wash and maintain. This bowl—and the entire Desert Wood collection, for that matter—gets bonus points for also being beautifully rustic. It will add a lovely touch to your al fresco gathering.

Martha Stewart, 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set
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Martha Stewart 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

$43.99, wayfair.com

Here's another option for melamine dinnerware, except instead of a natural, rustic aesthetic, these plates have a bright-as-the-Bahamas blue hue with delicate white flowers. They'd make an excellent thank-you or hostess gift to bring along to all of your summer occasions.

Martha Stewart, Sausage and Spreads Gift Box
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Martha Stewart Sausage and Spreads Gift Box

$114.98, igourmet.com

You can make so many delicious meals on the grill (in fact, Martha has an entire cookbook dedicated to it!), but this curated box from iGourmet makes it easy to pull together an incredibly satisfying, sizzling menu.

Martha Stewart, Light Warmth 300 Thread Count RDS Down Comforter
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Martha Stewart Light Warmth 300 Thread Count RDS Down Comforter

from $129.99, target.com

Even though the temperatures are higher (and the weather can be humid) during the summer, we still want to feel cozy at night. To do so, update your bedding; opt for a lighter-weight comforter, like this one, so you can sleep easy without feeling sweaty.

Martha Stewart, Rectangular 2 - Person 22.05'' Long Bistro Set with Cushions
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Martha Stewart Rectangular 2-Person 22.05'' Long Bistro Set with Cushions

$2,499.99, wayfair.com

On lazy summer days, you might want to kick back and enjoy the view—especially if you have been hard at work in your garden. Accomplish this in spectacular comfort and style while lounging in these outdoor chairs from Martha's furniture collection.

Martha Stewart, Faux Bois Planters
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Martha Stewart Faux Bois Planter

from $55, martha.com

While your garden is flourishing, take the time to enhance it with one of Martha's signature items—her faux bois planters. Martha's love of this bark-texture technique has been well documented and shared across her social media accounts—and now you can have some of her favorite pieces for yourself.

Baccarat, Martharita Goblets and Pitcher
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Baccarat Martharita Goblets and Pitcher

from 450, martha.com

Iced drinks are the refreshments we all crave during these sweltering months, and Martha has her very own specialty cocktail—the "Martharita"—to keep you cool. The drink is so good, it received its very own Baccarat collection—so when it comes to serving this delicious sip, do so in its namesake glassware.

Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon, Grilled Ranch Steak with Pesto & Marinated Zucchini-Green Bean Salad
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Marley Spoon Grilled Ranch Steak with Pesto & Marinated Zucchini-Green Bean Salad

from $71.93 per week, marleyspoon.com

Marley Spoon's summer meal kits don't just include tropical desserts, but plenty of savory dinner options as well. Since most of us want to eat lighter in the summer, these meals were made with bright, fresh ingredients and have simple preparations, like this grilled steak and salad.

Martha Stewart Collection, BBQ Watermelon Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses
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Martha Stewart Collection BBQ Watermelon Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses

$42 for set of 4, macys.com

The watermelon-theme of Martha's summer Macy's collection also includes these adorable outdoor stemless glasses. Take them to the backyard, to the beach, or even on a camping trip so you can enjoy your beverage du jour in summer fashion.

Martha Stewart, Deluxe Bypass Pruner
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Martha Stewart Deluxe Bypass Pruner

$9.99, amazon.com

Since you'll be spending more time outside during the next few months, make sure to use some of it to keep your garden and landscaping in tip-top shape. Martha's garden tools are the professional-grade items (they are used on her farm every day) that make each yard task easy.