If You Buy 1 Thing Before the Fourth of July, Make It Aldi’s “Really Cute” $15 Summer Essential

published Jul 3, 2024
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A shot of an Aldi food market sign that's bright and colorful with a blue sky in Hutchinson Kansas USA that was on 9-13-2020.
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There’s nothing quite like spreading a blanket out in the park and taking in the summer weather, whether you’re enjoying a picnic with friends or lounging in the park with a book on a sunny afternoon. But finding a blanket that’s big enough to fit you (and your friends) comfortably is somehow harder than you’d think — especially if you’re looking for a blanket that’s budget-friendly and cute. The good news is that I just solved your biggest summer bucket list picnic problem with this massive, cozy, and super-cute outdoor blanket that’s selling for $14.99.

The blanket is from Aldi, the fan-favorite destination for groceries, home decor, and accessories. TikTok content creator Alyssa (@aldi_finds4u) shared the adorable find in a June 26 video rounding up recent Aldi homeware products.

“They were really cute, and they fold up and you can carry them, which is really nice,” she said as her camera panned over a green and white blanket with a green gingham pattern and a white and green floral flap. “And they were really soft.”

Sold at Aldi by the brand Huntington Home, Aldi’s fold-up picnic blanket is available in four varieties: green gingham, blue stripes, green leaves, and a multi-colored geometric pattern. The blanket measures 70” x 80” and is made with water-repellant backing. It’s also easily foldable and comes with a carry handle, so you can take it to and from the park and the beach.

If heading to your local Aldi store isn’t on your weekly agenda, you can order the picnic blankets for pickup or delivery on the brand’s online shopping website as well as Instacart, although at-home delivery depends on availability in your area.

If you can’t get the Aldi picnic blanket on Instacart or at your local store, you can find a similar green gingham foldable blanket on Amazon in two sizes: an 80” x 60” blanket that’s slightly smaller than the Aldi blanket but cheaper at $11.88, or an 80” x 80” blanket, which is larger and only slightly more expensive than the Aldi blanket at $15.66. 

No matter where you get your picnic blanket, just know that your park hangs are about to get so much better (and more comfortable!). You’ll be relaxing outside before you know it.