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    31 Things You May Want To Splurge On This Summer

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    1. A floating drink and snack holder, because you know those really swanky resorts with swim-up bars? Well, no need to fork out the cash for that when you've got this inflatable bartender that can fit drinks, snacks, and food on top without going underwater.

    Reviewer black round inflatable holding a bucket of ice and three alcoholic drinks, snacks, cans of soda, Capri Suns, and more

    Promising review: "Perfect pool essential! We mainly use it to keep bottles of water and ice during the day, but it will hold anything. Today we had some guests at home and we used it quite a lo It's really great to have everything you need inside the pool! The float is very sturdy, keeping your stuff well above the water, even with movement and people playing around and making waves. You can also use it in your garden or during picnics; you don't necessarily always need to have it in the water!" —Ryan G

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

    2. A one shoulder ruffled swimsuit which is super versatile. It pairs perfectly with a beach cover up and can even be layered under shorts — but no matter which way you wear it, this piece is sure to get you a ton of compliments.

    Promising review: "I'm honestly thrilled that I took a chance on this swimsuit. It holds everything in without being too tight. I love the ruching on the front and it has full seat coverage too, which is important for me since I run around and bend a lot looking after my little ones. This is the best fitting swimsuit I've purchased in a long time!" —Applejax

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes 8–16 and in 42 colors).

    3. An artificial tropical palm tree that will make lounging on your couch feel like sitting on a Caribbean beach. It requires no upkeep and looks exactly like the real thing.

    Reviewer's artificial plant on stand next to table

    Promising review: "I used to have the real deal and it looked just like this. However my real plant took some special TLC, and well, I just don’t have the time to keep up with watering and caring for multiple houseplants. All real plants have some levels of mold spores, and my sister and another one of my dear friends are extremely sensitive to mold spores and micro bacterium from real plants. I decided to give this a try and glad I did. It’s so lovely and looks and feels real, even close up." —Brootahly Ohness

    Get it on Amazon for $62.99+ (available in three heights).

    4. A futuristic chic bodysuit to take the athleisure trend to a new level. The stretchy spandex makes it comfortable to work out in but still looks super fashionable.

    Solely Fit

    Solely Fit is a Black woman-owned brand creating functional activewear that looks super nice. The pieces are made to work out in and hang out in. This bodysuit is made from a mix of polyester and spandex, so it fits comfortably.

    Get it from Solely Fit for $110 (available in sizes XS—XL).

    5. A beautiful floral stick-and-peel wallpaper that will leave you mesmerized because of how beautiful it looks. And even when winter comes, this will keep summer on your mind.

    Bright colorful floral wallpaper
    Scandinavian Workshop / Etsy

    Scandinavian Workshop is a family-owned wallpaper shop based in Houston, Texas founded by a Puerto Rican born artist, Gabriel Batista and his wife Mirel. All of their stick and peel wall murals are handmade and the brand prides themselves on their speedy (but quality) work and impeccable customer service.

    Promising review: "I love this wallpaper! I did the back wall of my pantry and couldn’t be happier, it’s such a cheery and fun print! Putting it up was a little tricky (and I benefited from the shelves breaking up the print) but took less time than I thought it would. If you’re on the fence you should get it! It’s so fun!" —Jamie O'Leary

    Get it from Scandinavian Workshop on Etsy for $45.60+ (available in four roll sizes).

    6. A tidal tank, which you can fill with fresh water so it'll be as heavy as a weightlifting bar. It has two handles so you can lift this two-in-one gadget in lieu of actual gym equipment — and best of all, you can sip from it when thirsty.,

    Promising review: "I really like how versatile this bag is. While performing movements the water moving around inside adds dynamic force, causing you to engage your core and use more muscle fibers to remain steady throughout the movement. Easy to fill, easy to pump. A great product overall. It's a great addition to my training tools." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $49+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A portable espresso maker so you can have a fresh cup of joe while on a road trip, at a festival, hiking, camping, or wherever else you end up this summer. Just add the coffee of your choice to the filter, put water in the tank, and press the button to release it into the included cup.

    Model using the portable espresso maker

    Promising review: "We go to a lot of music festivals and camp. My one thing I hated was not having a good cup of coffee in the morning. This little thing made my day! My only complaint is that it only makes a single shot at a time. This little gadget is a game-changer with good, strong, and crema-rich shots. Lattes for all!" —Frater Zion

    Get it from Amazon for $49.80.

    8. A Brixton straw hat that should be a requirement for any beach or tropical trips. It upgrades any outfit with an extra stylish touch *and* protects your face from the sun.,

    Promising review: "I had seen this hat in a different color on a blog, but went with this color when the one I wanted was sold out everywhere. This classic color will go with everything! The brim is wider than most fedora style hats, but is perfect for a pool day or the beach as it will totally protect from sun!" —Angela geist

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes XS—L and nine colors).

    9. An outdoor mat which is waterproof and sturdy enough to last, even if you choose to have a picnic on the beach every single day. The included rings also make sure it stays in place and won't fly away, even on the breeziest day.

    Models sitting on mat next to tent on beach

    Promising review: "I used this as a 'veranda' in front of my tent in a sandy rock outcropping in heavy Wyoming wind. When sand was tracked onto the blanket, all I had to do was wave my hand or foot over the sand pile and it fell right through the weaves of fabric not to come back up. The benefits included not tracking sand into my tent, having a clean space to roll up my sleeping bag (without sand all over it), a sandless spot to lay our gear and organize, a perfect unsandy area to sit and chat with friends. I loved it. We camped on sand in 40-mph swirling gusts of a stormy weekend. On my first campout in this location (without this blanket) a lot of sand covered my gear inside the tent. But with the camping mat, what an improvement!" —Alexandra B.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and also in orange).

    10. Blackout curtains for when you want to sleep in *or* doze off early without the bright sunlight disrupting you.

    Reviewer room before and after using blackout curtains

    Promising review: "First of all these are not cheap feeling curtains. Very nice weight to them. I live in southern Arizona and use the enclosed sun room as a workshop. The west side windows (floor to ceiling) make it too hot to work out there in the afternoon even with the swamp cooler running. These curtains have made a HUGE difference in the thermal sense. Room stays much cooler and they truly are Blackout curtains." —K. McClure

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99 (available in 12 lengths and 15 colors).

    11. A no-assembly-required pop-up tent that will stay in place and can fit up to six adults, so you can enjoy the outdoors this summer — even if it's raining.

    Promising review: "It keeps cold wind and leaves out and some heat in. There are zip vents at top to let in fresh air and two zipper doors. This has extended the season for hot tub use, we were able to set up in early March in Chicago area. Would also be fun for around a small picnic table and to sit outside in the rain." —Lisa F1969

    Get it from Amazon for $469.99+ (available in four sizes).

    12. A floral maxi dress so beautiful, you probably won't want to take it off all summer long. Consider this your new warm weather staple.

    Reviewer photo of the dress in blue

    Promising review: "I’m always skeptical about buying clothes online without trying them on, but this was such a win. This is the second one I've purchased. The material is well made, and doesn’t feel cheap. It opens completely up like a robe giving you the ability to wrap as tight or loose as you’d like (unlike faux wrap dresses). I’m 5’3” and the train is barely off the floor, so if you’re shorter it might drag! I plan to wear heels so it should be okay. I recommend!" —Brynn E.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and eight colors)

    13. Floating LED pool balls that will make late night swimming even more fun because they can be tossed around like a beach ball. Plus, they're solar powered, so you won't have to worry about charging them.

    Each light cycles through red, blue, white, and green.

    Promising review: "My brother and I bought some of these because we wanted some cool floating pool lights that weren't going to malfunction on us. These seem to be the most foolproof and had the best reviews. Each light is basically a white beach ball, weighted on the bottom with what seems to be sand. Inside each ball is a solar panel and color changing LED light. There are no controls, you just inflate them and toss them into the pool. They charge throughout the day and automatically come on at night once the sun goes mostly away. They seem to stay on all night too, I can see them from my bedroom window as late as 4 in the morning, if I happen to be up that late. They're bright and calming. The color changing is gradual and smooth. I really love these!." —Emilie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $69.99.

    14. A set of gorgeous hand-blown glasses because they're the perfect summer stemware. (Just be careful about using these for parties because your guests will be tempted to take these beautiful cups as a parting gifts.)

    Six wine glasses; one in blue, purple, orange, green, yellow, and pink
    Estelle Colored Glass

    Estelle Colored Glass is a Black woman-owned business offering luxury glassware that's vintage-inspired.

    Get the set of six from Estelle Colored Glass for $175.

    15. A pair of Birkenstocks — these cult favorites are a must have summer shoe because of the soft cushion, style, and sturdy sole. I'd even wear them with socks in the winter because they're just that darn perfect.,

    These have over 5,000 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "I love these sandals. They are so versatile and comfy! I've been wanting these for quite a while. After a recent hip and knee injury I decided to splurge because I love wearing sandals and these offer extra support and stability." —Brit L

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in sizes 4—11 and 73 colors).

    16. An inflatable swimming pool because building a real one costs an arm and a leg and requires a ton of space. It's small enough to blow up no matter the size of your backyard so you, your kids, and even your pupper can have some pool time.,

    Promising review: "This is a really nice inflatable. We had it up for a week but the weather cooled off so we drained it. As soon as it gets hot again we’re putting it up again. It’s sturdy and was easy to inflate with our electric camping pump. We also bought the cover and some chlorine tabs and a float for the tabs and a pool skimmer to go along with it. It needs to be on level ground. We used some sand I’m under a tarp to level out the area we put it on. We really love it!" —Pam

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    17. Hourglass waterproof gel eyeliner so that even on the hottest most humid summer days, your wing will stay intact and you'll avoid the dreaded raccoon eye effect.

    Model wearing black eyeliner

    Promising review: "I couldn't recommend this eyeliner more. I've used at least hundreds of eyeliners of all different brands high and low price points and types. Automatic, sharpening, reg, waterproof, gel, liquid, etc. and I love the hourglass eyeliner because it doesn't move or smudge. I love how thin the line can be and give you control. If there is only one thing in my make up bag for some reason, it's the hourglass eyeliner. I buy it in bulk when I can. It is a must-have." —ParticularAF

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    18. An electric pink lace bustier set that will help you create a killer silhouette challenge video for TikTok or just luxuriously stroll around your sweltering hot apartment.

    Love Vera

    Love Vera is a woman-owned business that sells lingerie, undergarments, apparel and loungewear.

    Get the set from Love Vera for $64 (available in sizes S—4X).

    19. A faux marble plant stand so you can show off your seasonal summer flowers on a three tier table that doubles as decor.

    Plant stand next to couch and window

    Get it from Novogratz for $99.

    20. A laptop cooling pad because the weather is only going to get hotter... and so will the bottom of your laptop as it sits on your lap. Add this to cart so you can comfortably work from your couch all season long.

    Promising review: "Best purchase I have made in years. Only had it two days, but the first words out of my mouth to my wife were, 'I can work for hours like this.' If you work from home and like to work on the couch, recliner, breakfast nook, patio, etc, and you have your computer in your lap, this is an absolute must have. Not only does it keep your legs and lap cool, but it also keeps your computer cool and able to process much more efficiently." —Trent Thiel

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 provides your skin with protection from UVA and UVB sun rays. The solution dries to a matte finish and blurs pores, plus it's packed with silk extract and wild rose to combat redness and make your skin feel as soft as a cloud.

    BuzzFeed editor Maitland demonstrating that her arm with a different sunscreen was sunburned but her face with this one applied was not
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "The best daily sunscreen I have ever used! It has improved my skin's texture, blurs pores, absorbs in immediately and leaves my skin feeling great!" —ancanc

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    22. A gold metallic open cuff bracelet with bling on the end that will ensure the only thing shining brighter than the sun is your arm candy.

    Lilly Pulitzer

    Promising review: "I wear this every day stacked with a large Julie Vos and the Lilly Sea Fan. I always get lots of compliments. It looks expensive and is a great value." —Preppy

    Get it from Lilly Pulitzer for $48.

    23. A stone-washed French linen duvet that feels cool and soft to the touch, whisks away moisture, and softens with use.

    Reviewer photo of beige linen duvet on bed

    Promising Review: "This is a great duvet cover. It has sturdy ties, not only at the corners, but along the sides, too. It zips closed, which is much better than buttoning closed. It's very comfortable and keeps me cool (I sleep hot) at night. It was pricey, but it's totally worth the money. It's fairly soft out of the package but is getting softer with every wash." —Julia Z

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (available in seven colors and two sizes).

    24. A collapsible treadmill with a handrail and Bluetooth speakers, perfect for the days when you want to go on a jog but it's just too darn hot outside.

    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I find both walking and jogging on the Treadly 2 Pro so easy and enjoyable. Having this treadmill is great, because I can exercise without having to go outside (I live in upstate NY where it's really cold outside) or move furniture around my apartment. It doesn't even matter that it "only" goes up to a jogging speed, I *still* feel sweaty after spending time on it.My fitness routine involves a mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility workouts. I use the Treadly 2 Pro about three to four times a week, mostly for jogging and occasionally for walking. Jogging on the Treadly 2 Pro definitely gets my heart rate up: I have so much fun changing up the speed and also working on a steady pace. (See me on the left in full jogging mode.) After 35 to 40 minutes is up, I feel a little tired, but in a good way. I don't enjoy power walking, but the Treadly 2 Pro changed my perspective on it: When I don't feel like doing a heavy workout, it's so nice to de-stress with brisk movement. Plus, I can watch my favorite TV shows (like Bridgerton ) while I walk, walk, and walk some more." —Genevieve Scarano, BuzzFeed Writer

    For more, check out Genevieve's full Treadly 2 review.

    Get it from Treadly for $749+ (originally $849).

    25. A customizable apéritif sampler pack that has an 18—20% ABV. You can choose from a variety of delicious summer inspired flavors like citrus flower, lemon lavender, rose, bitter clove, ginger yuzu, spiced cherry, and grapefruit jalapeño.

    Four bottles of drinks on table

    Promising review: "I recently purchased the Haus sampler kit. I was looking to explore a low sugar, easy to sip, no hangover the next day drink...and I think I found it! I was extremely pleased with all of the flavors. I was expecting the Citrus Flower and Lemon Lavender to be my favorite, but actually the Rose Rose and Ginger Yuzu were! I think I liked these two thRead more about I recently purchased the Haus sampler most because they tasted less sweet and more bold/strong!" —Samantha T.

    Get a four-pack sampler kit from Haus for $50.

    26. A snake print leather clutch which is the perfect little pouch for all the rooftop parties you'll be attending this summer. It's small but mighty and fits all you need — credit card, lipstick, keys, and a mirror.


    Get it from Hammitt for $195 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    27. A stained glass window decal to make it look like there is always a rainbow shining through your house. Positive vibes + beautiful scenery = a home you will never want to leave.

    Reviewer light shining through reviewer's translucent rainbow film window; the coating on the film makes the window shine with different muted colors

    Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds which collect dust and grease. Especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about ten minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." —Gayle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98 (seven roll sizes available).

    28. Glossier Invisible Shield that uses a fast absorbing water gel formula to help you get in the habit of applying your sunscreen every day. Say bye-bye to white-cast because this is translucent and melts right into your skin.


    Promising review: "I had never used sunscreen as part of my daily routine before. I always knew I needed to, but I could never find one that I didn't find to be too greasy underneath my makeup. This sunscreen is amazing. It is super light and smells amazing, but it actually works! I used this for a week-long beach vacation and my skin was very happy. Would highly recommend." —Anna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    29. Sustainable huarache sandals which were made for walking because they're stretchy and will help your feet beat the heat because of its open design.

    Model wearing sandals while walking on sidewalk

    Promising review: "These are my first pair of Nisolo's and I LOVE them! Very minimal break in period, and so comfortable and cute. They add the perfect dress up or dress down tone to whatever I'm wearing!" —Lauren B.

    Get them from Nisolo for $120 (available in sizes 5-11 and seven colors).

    30. A sturdy macrame hammock swing chair that will make you feel like you're on permanent vacation as you relax and sway back and forth, letting that sweet summer breeze hit you.

    Reviewer swings hung outside next to side table

    Promising review: "My granddaughters love, love, love these chairs. I saw a storm brewing on Christmas morning if i only bought one and decided to get one for each sister. They are nuts about these chairs! Built well, nice decor for their rooms, very comfortable." —Emmagirl

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    31. A hair mask which can work wonders at preventing damage the sun can do to your hair — aka make it dull and lackluster. This miracle in a bottle uses a blend of oils like jojoba, almond, and peppermint to bring your mane back to life.

    Model holding hair oil mask
    Bella Skin Beauty

    Promising review: "My daughter gave it to me as a gift. I have been using it twice a month for two months now and my hair has become fuller and softer. I really like having beautiful hair again. Very effective hair treatment." —Roberta A

    Get it from Bella Skin Beauty for $65.

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