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30 Inexpensive Products That'll Make Your Summer So Much Better

An Olaf-approved list.

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1. Oil absorbing sheets to remove all the remnants of a sweaty t-zone. A summer miracle, if you will.

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Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets. BUT THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out so easily. Give them a try, they're completely worth it." —Kelsey

Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

2. A beach throw taken directly from your Pinterest "summer" board and Instagram explore page.

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

3. A travel wallet so beautiful, you won't want to PASSport on the chance to own one yourself.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in nine colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in nine colors).

4. An anti-itch gel designed to stop the incessant torture associated with mosquito bites.

**marks an 'X' on every mosquito bite with her fingernails**Promising review: "INCREDIBLE! Not sure what I was bit by, but after using this stuff, it made some of the bites go away 100% within 24 hours. LOVE LOVE LOVE! A must have if traveling in an area you will get bug bites." —Sneezy5 Get it from Amazon for $4.80.
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**marks an 'X' on every mosquito bite with her fingernails**

Promising review: "INCREDIBLE! Not sure what I was bit by, but after using this stuff, it made some of the bites go away 100% within 24 hours. LOVE LOVE LOVE! A must have if traveling in an area you will get bug bites." —Sneezy5

Get it from Amazon for $4.80.

5. A chiffon cover-up perfect for days when you want to go to the beach-each. You know, to get away.

Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in seven colors).

6. A sailboat and watermelon pin to keep on the lapel of a jacket. That way, summer will always be close to your heart.

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Get them from Beachwood Street on Etsy for $3.50 (left) and $4.25 (right).

7. A waterproof case designed to let you take the underwater picture you've been dreaming of...

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...without ruining your phone.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

8. A pair of funky glasses intended for wearers who want to block the shade, not throw it.

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Get them from Amazon for $9.98 (available in 14 colors).

9. Or tortoise sunglasses guaranteed to make any outfit look about 1000x more chic.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in ten colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in ten colors).

10. Party drink holders that'll really keep your summer pool party afloat.

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.
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Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

11. A plug-in fan for your phone to keep you cool. It's also perfect for taking Gigi Hadid-esque selfies.

Reality: wind blowing in your hair translates to a ton of knots. Promising review: "So easy to use, great quality, and so awesome for hot Florida days." —Tiffany YouknowyoulovemeGet it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in nine colors).
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Reality: wind blowing in your hair translates to a ton of knots.

Promising review: "So easy to use, great quality, and so awesome for hot Florida days." —Tiffany Youknowyouloveme

Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in nine colors).

12. A sand playset to turn any sand castle into a full-blown ice cream truck.

"Yes, hello! I'll have a vanilla cone with chocolate sprinkles." —me to the five-year-old with this playset. Get it from Amazon for $9.74.
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"Yes, hello! I'll have a vanilla cone with chocolate sprinkles." —me to the five-year-old with this playset.

Get it from Amazon for $9.74.

13. A cactus sipper you should drink out of with caution. It may make your drink a bit prickly.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

14. An anti-chafe balm sent directly from heaven to stop your skin from rubbing together.

Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. It really works anywhere you might have a chafing problem. For those ladies out there that wear nylons and have an issue with chafing between the thighs, this product will eliminate that problem!" —IBIUBUGet it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. It really works anywhere you might have a chafing problem. For those ladies out there that wear nylons and have an issue with chafing between the thighs, this product will eliminate that problem!" —IBIUBU

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15. An aloe vera cooling gel for the burns you managed to get at the beach... even after applying SPF 70000.

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It's also an awesome nightly moisturizer!

Promising review: "I've been using this every day right after I clean my face. My face has been so soft, and any blemishes I had have healed completely. Leave it to Korean skin care folks!" —Amber

Get it from Amazon for $8.34.

16. A pop mold maker that'll turn your favorite treats into a cold, delicious dessert. Hello, juice pops.

Promising review: "These popsicle molds are perfect. The tray keeps the popsicles nice and steady in the freezer, and they're easy to separate from the molds. The plastic sticks are sturdy and everything is easy to clean." —W. DardineGet a set of six from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "These popsicle molds are perfect. The tray keeps the popsicles nice and steady in the freezer, and they're easy to separate from the molds. The plastic sticks are sturdy and everything is easy to clean." —W. Dardine

Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.99.

17. Tank tops you'll go through like crazy on hot summer days. You know, when the floodgates of your pits open up.

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"Love your new highlighter!" —a nice person.

"It's sweat, actually." —me.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.51+ (available in sizes S-3X and 68 color combinations).

18. Ice chillers to keep your lunch cool as a cucumber. (This doesn't mean you have to actually eat cucumbers.)

Promising review: "These work great! They stay frozen in my lunchbox at room temperature for up to six hours, which is more than enough to keep my lunch cold. You can keep your lunch at your desk by using a product like this!" —J. HurleyGet a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.
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Promising review: "These work great! They stay frozen in my lunchbox at room temperature for up to six hours, which is more than enough to keep my lunch cold. You can keep your lunch at your desk by using a product like this!" —J. Hurley

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

19. A basic barbecue cookbook that'll have you flipping better burgers than SpongeBob ever could.

Get it from Amazon for $7.61.
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Get it from Amazon for $7.61.

20. Sea salt spray designed to give you the perfect beach waves. Warning: you might slowly drift.

🎶 Wave after wave, wave after wave... 🎶Promising review: "This product is the only thing I use to hold my hair, and it smells amazing! So happy with it." —Morgan BartoszewskiGet it from Amazon for $9.78.
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🎶 Wave after wave, wave after wave... 🎶

Promising review: "This product is the only thing I use to hold my hair, and it smells amazing! So happy with it." —Morgan Bartoszewski

Get it from Amazon for $9.78.

21. A gorgeous insulated water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated all summer long.

Promising review: "This is the perfect, affordable alternative to the more expensive water bottles that I've been admiring in a local retail store. I've never had any issues with leaking. If I don't get to drink the water for hours, I open the bottle later to find that the liquid within is still cold and refreshing." —Renee ConsueloGet it from Amazon for $8.99.
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Promising review: "This is the perfect, affordable alternative to the more expensive water bottles that I've been admiring in a local retail store. I've never had any issues with leaking. If I don't get to drink the water for hours, I open the bottle later to find that the liquid within is still cold and refreshing." —Renee Consuelo

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

22. A retro-themed coloring book because while you deserve to be on a boat somewhere, a coloring book will have to do.

Get it from Amazon for $9.63.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.63.

23. A criss-cross bikini known to encourage spontaneity. For example, you may feel pressured into booking a Caribbean vacation.

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"What was I supposed to do? Say no?" —me to my credit card.

Get it from Amazon for $4.30+ (available sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

24. Bad Girls Don't Die, a perfect beach read featuring a haunted doll and her chilling backstory.

Promising review: "This book was absolutely AMAZING! I loved it so much! It's such a page turner and completely different from other scary stories: it'll give you a simple, classic scare. I fell in love with the author's style of writing and her creativity, and I will definitely be reading more from her!" —Giselle MarquezGet it from Amazon for $4.81+.
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Promising review: "This book was absolutely AMAZING! I loved it so much! It's such a page turner and completely different from other scary stories: it'll give you a simple, classic scare. I fell in love with the author's style of writing and her creativity, and I will definitely be reading more from her!" —Giselle Marquez

Get it from Amazon for $4.81+.

25. A pineapple cutter known to be a bit of a homewrecker. It single-handedly destroyed a house down in Bikini Bottom.

It was such a tragedy. A sponge lost its home. Promising review: "I AM NOT A KITCHEN GADGET FAN. At all. They take up too much space, are rarely used, and often don't do what they promise. But after several times using this pineapple cutter, I can without question say that this is the most efficient, user-friendly, and entertaining kitchen gadget I've ever owned." —B. Hamlin Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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It was such a tragedy. A sponge lost its home.

Promising review: "I AM NOT A KITCHEN GADGET FAN. At all. They take up too much space, are rarely used, and often don't do what they promise. But after several times using this pineapple cutter, I can without question say that this is the most efficient, user-friendly, and entertaining kitchen gadget I've ever owned." —B. Hamlin

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

26. A golden bottle opener so gorgeous, you actually won't misplace it!

Fun fact: I lose every bottle opener I buy. Get it from Amazon for $7.66.
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Fun fact: I lose every bottle opener I buy.

Get it from Amazon for $7.66.

27. A cooling bandana known to have inspired Demi Lovato's hit song, "Cool for the Summer."

Promising review: "This is a real lifesaver! I perspire heavily on my head and face, and then the sweat gets in my eyes. I wear this every morning when I walk my dog and keep it on while doing outdoor chores. Not only do I stay much more comfortable, but I also no longer dread the heat." —heyjude09Get it from Amazon for $5.02 (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "This is a real lifesaver! I perspire heavily on my head and face, and then the sweat gets in my eyes. I wear this every morning when I walk my dog and keep it on while doing outdoor chores. Not only do I stay much more comfortable, but I also no longer dread the heat." —heyjude09

Get it from Amazon for $5.02 (available in seven colors).

28. Glow ball pool floats you probably shouldn't buy. Your pool party guests will mistake them for jellyfish.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $8.
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Get them from Urban Outfitters for $8.

29. Natural deodorants to keep armpit smelliness at bay without any added chemical gunk.

No BO, no GMO.

Promising review: "This is the best deodorant I've tried since I switched to natural ones a few years ago! I was concerned that I would react badly to it, but I've had no irritation using this one. This deodorant amazes me because it is the most natural one I've tried, but it does a better job than anything else!" —Stephanie

Promising review: "I have tried nearly every deodorant on the market and none of them have ever been more effective than Schmidt's! I love it, and I now have my entire family using it! You won't be disappointed." —T. Trit

Get them from Amazon for $8.95 (left) and $9.99 (right).

30. A halter top you'll love to the moon and back. Wink.

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Get it from Amazon for $6.59+ (available in sizes S-XL).

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