Market Selection by Lily Sullivan

Julia Stevens

Published on February 22, 2019

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It’s all too easy to fall into a routine of staying indoors during the frigid months. Getting outside can understandably be the last thing you want to do, but it’s a total game changer when it comes to boosting your mood and health. A handful of studies, including a 2006 report published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, continuously prove that there is a strong correlation between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether it’s as simple as walking to your local coffee shop to grab a latte with a friend or as involved as going on a morning hike, there are endless ways to carve time out of your day and get some vitamin D.

That said, finding the motivation to peel yourself off the sofa is no small feat. We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of 11 chic and functional items that will inspire you to get outside just in time for spring.

Be the trendiest owner at the dog park with this high-fashion ombre leash. You can even clip it around your waist for a totally hands-free accessory that’ll allow you to enjoy your coffee and scroll Instagram simultaneously.

Sure, this marble piece is not meant for real use, but having it in your home will remind you to get out and get active.

Now, these are some wind chimes we can get behind. The minimalist design paired with the soft tones creates a perfectly chic hanging ideally suited for your kitchen window.  

Made for curious minds, these notebooks are full of iconic photography and informational tidbits from three historic American space flights. Consider taking these with you next time you venture out to your nearest park for a bit of solo reading.

This is 100 percent the chicest bird-calling kit we’ve ever seen. It may just inspire you to pick up a new hobby.

It’s always good to be simultaneously courageous and cautious. Go out for a hike, but stock up your backpack with some first aid items like bug spray and Band-Aids.

Go beyond your iPhone camera and take it up a notch with high-quality images of the great outdoors.

It really does not get any better than a chic popcorn popper. This one’s ideal for campfires or firepits. Save it for summer nights spent gathered around one with your friends.

If your current climate is months away from warmer weather, this saucer will help you enjoy winter a little more. After all, no one is ever too old to act like a kid again and enjoy a good sledding session with their closest friends. This is arguably the only good thing about seeing snow in the forecast.

This trowel may just end up being your most stylish gardening shed accessory. Ensure you’re ready to plant your favorite springtime blooms with this tool.

This set of bespoke surfboards is the perfect way to integrate a “summer forever” vibe into your home. The modern and sleek form will look good all year without making your space feel like a beach house.

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of Domino, titled “The Outdoors: The Domino Gift Guide.” Subscribe to be the first to receive each issue!

 

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