Transform Your Backyard for Summer With These Affordable Grills, Games, and More

While your warm-weather travel plans may be put on hold, summer certainly isn't canceled. There are plenty of fun and relaxing ways to celebrate the season ahead from the comfort of your own outdoor space. The secret? These six affordable upgrades from eBay.

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A string of outdoor lights from eBay photo

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Outdoor String Lights

When it comes to upgrading your yard, it's important to create a relaxing oasis that you can use not just when the sun is up, but during the warm summer evenings, too. Create an easy-going atmosphere by stringing up these outdoor bulbs on your patio or along your trees. They're built to withstand elements from rain and snow to sun, and their energy-saving design means they won't be running up your electricity bill—even if you keep them on for hours at a time. From backyard barbecues to outdoor movie nights, you'll create summer memories under the soft yellow glow of these affordable lights.
Buy It: $51 (originally $94);

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Reclining patio chairs from eBay photo

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BCP Zero Gravity Patio Chair Recliners

Grab your sunscreen—you're going to be spending hours relaxing under the summer sun thanks to these recliners. Their zero-gravity design smoothly glides into a reclining position, making you feel virtually weightless. And since their fabric is UV-resistant and their frames are made of heavy-duty steel, these chairs won't rust or fade for years to come. Best of all, they're available for a wallet-friendly price.
Buy It: $100 (originally $164);

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Large outdoor block balancing game from eBay photo

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Giant Toppling Tower Party Game

Sure, Frisbee and cornhole are fun, but might we suggest something a bit more exciting (read: competitive) this summer? This giant tower game requires players to stack and pull out pieces without toppling over the tower for a laugh-inducing and exciting challenge. With a convenient carrying case for easy transportation and storage, you can bring this fun find indoors or out. It's sure to become your new favorite.
Buy It: $28;

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Outdoor ladder toss game from eBay photo

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Premium Outdoor Ladder Toss Game

Ditch your traditional horseshoe toss competition in favor of this competitive ladder toss game that requires ample concentration—and a little bit of luck. It's easy to assemble and take apart, but once it's together, it might well become a permanent fixture in your backyard. Each PVC tube is outfitted with an internal cross design for extra durability, and the ladder features a built-in scorecard, so you can track the winning team.
Buy It: $40;

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Outdoor bistro set with four chairs and one table from eBay photo

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Bennett Outdoor 5-Piece Wicker Bistro Bar Set

Come together to enjoy goods from the grill at this five-piece bistro bar set. It features an all-weather wicker material, easy-to-assemble chairs, and a circular patio table, and a built-in ice pail for keeping beverages cool and ready for the next round. Plus, the highly rated find comes in a stunning dark hue that will hide minor stains and accidents, so this set will remain a summertime staple year after year.
Buy It: $676;

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Red Char Broil grill from eBay photo

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Char Broil Outdoor BBQ

Whether you fancy yourself a pitmaster or just like to enjoy a delicious BBQ every now and then, update your old grill with this top-of-the-line Char Broil electric BBQ. It has a 240-inch surface, great for cooking up a meal for two or the whole family. Since it's electric, it cooks food more evenly than a traditional charcoal grill, and it even features a warming rack so you can keep spare food hot while you're finishing up the meal.
Buy It: $245;

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