Labor Day is right around the corner. Whether you're spending a day at the beach or doing a cookout with your family, we've got gear recommendations for you. Below are our top picks for a great Labor Day. What’s your top necessity for Labor Day? Let us know in the comments.

The Perfect Bag

You got to have a great bag to bring all of your necessities. Go for a nice tote or a water-resistant beach bag if you're headed to the beach or lake. If you want something a bit more rugged and durable, choose a North Face backpack. You can stuff the bag with all your necessities, and it’ll last for quite some time.

Swimming Accessories

Plan to take a swim? You’re going to need a few things. Make sure to bring gogglesnose clips, and ear plugs. If you plan to get serious, bring a paddleboard, too. Remember to stay cautious when swimming out in the sea.

Beach Accessories

Besides swimming accessories you’re going to need the basics for when you are on shore as well. Make sure to bring a beach towel to lay out on, plus an umbrella if you're sensitive to the sun. You might also want to pack a separate towel for drying off after swimming.

Sun Protection

Safeguard your skin with sunscreen and an SPF lip balm. These will come in handy no matter where you spend your day. To shield your eyes, you can opt for a no-frills baseball cap or get something a little more fun with a big sun hat.


One of the best ways to keep people entertained is to bring a Bluetooth speaker. If you want to make sure everyone has a song or two they like, you can use Spotify or Apple Music so people can add songs to the queue. Bring a water-resistant speaker if you plan to spend your day near a beach, lake, or pool.


When choosing an outdoor game, go for the classics so everyone will be able to join in. Amazon has a ton of different choices. Our favorite is badminton; it’s simple, and you can play just about anywhere. 

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