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    32 Things For Anyone Craving Some Fun In The Sun

    A waterproof phone pouch, bug zapper, pool floats, and more to make the most out of every sunny day.

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    1. A waterproof pouch because you're going to take your phone on those wet 'n' wild adventures. You might as well skip the low-grade panic and give yourself peace of mind that your tech is protected.

    It fits any phone up to 100mm x 170mm (or about 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches). If you get one, definitely check out this review; it's packed with all sorts of good tidbits that will help you get the most out of the case. And you can totally use the touchscreen through the case — including the camera! People take incredible photos with it.

    Promising review: "I originally bought this for a solo trip to Florida because I wasn’t willing to leave my phone and credit card or rental car keys on the beach while playing in the ocean. For the price, this little thing has paid itself off and then some! I was able to fit my iPhone, two cards, and car keys in this while I blissfully floated in the ocean for hours. I even ordered this wristlet that makes your phone float in case I let go of it. I’ve also used it in my hotel Jacuzzi tub (and the bathtub at home), and the water park. I am not afraid to completely submerge my phone or just let it get splashed. Especially for solo female travelers, you never want to be separated from your phone because it’s your life source so nothing ruins a beach day by water damaging your phone. I really love this product!" —SpikesInk

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in 14 styles).

    2. A spacious inflatable pool so you and the whole family can kick back and keep cool.,

    Promising review: "Very easy to unbox and get set up. I used an electric pump (not included) and followed the easy directions. Took me only about 10 minutes to get it inflated. Then it only took me maybe an hour to fill with a garden hose. I love the drain pipe underneath that is angled away from the pool so the water is directed out of the area. But I can see that it might not be good for the pool lining if someone stepped on it from inside the pool. So I was careful to let my kids know not to step in that corner. Overall, great quality, good size (fits three full-size floaties in it!), and my kids loved it." —K M

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    3. A sheer Neutrogena sunscreen stick with SPF 70 to ensure that pretty face of yours stays protected without looking or feeling greasy.

    reviewer holding up a tube of neutrogena sunscreen at the beach

    It goes on lightly and absorbs fast so you don't have to worry about that gross greasy feeling most sunscreens leave behind.

    Promising review: "I did not have high expectations for this sunscreen! I just bought it because the price was good and someone said they liked it. Oh my gosh! I love it! I thought it was going to be hard to rub on but it's creamy. It's perfect for my kids to keep in their sports bag so they can just rub it on their face and neck before games. It doesn't pull on your skin at all. Doesn't leave ugly white stuff everywhere. This sunscreen is great; I'm ordering more to put in everyone's bags!" –Erica's Deals, Steals, & Finds

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    4. AND a tube of Burt's Bees After Sun soother if you're skin is looking less sun-kissed, and more sun-slapped. Apply this hydrating formula ASAP and enjoy sweet relief from pain and itching.

    to the left: a badly burnt back of a reviewer, to the right: the same back healed and tan

    This product is formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS.

    Promising review: "Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Highly recommend!" —Jessie Patterson

    Get it from Amazon or $7.69.

    5. A portable inflatable air sofa for lounging outside without laying on the hard ground and screwing up your back. Set up is a breeze — literally — just whisk it through the air a couple of times, snap the opening shut, and you're ready for some backyard R&R., Amazon

    The air couch includes a compact pouch for on-the-go lounging, and weighs just 2 pounds!

    Promising review: This is a fabulous product! After seeing someone using one in a park, we ordered two. Once we figured out how to inflate (took a couple tries to get the knack), it's super easy. So comfortable, so easy to use/carry/store. Has been wonderful to have during quarantine — we lounge in our yard reading and relaxing. Invariably, neighbors stop to ask about them. We absolutely love our Wekapos!" —KCHWriter

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98 (available in 16 styles).

    6. A showstopping ruffled one-piece swimsuit that'll become your go-to uniform for a summer filled with pool parties, lake days, and beach vacays.,

    Promising review: "Favorite suit I’ve ever purchased. This bathing suit is amazing! So comfortable! I’ve gotten so many compliments. It fits perfectly!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 18 styles; And check out this soo cute plus-size option).

    7. A durable rainbow pool lounger because the only thing your pool is missing is a suitable throne where you can float off to the chill zone.

    a model laying on a pool floatie shaped like a cloud with a rainbow

    Funboy is a family-owned small biz creating high-quality and highly Instagrammable pool floats to make the most of your summertime water adventures. 

    Promising review: "Love this in our pool! Super comfy — the cloud makes the best pillow. Holding up well so far in the Florida heat and sun. Very durable." —Carol 

    Get it from Amazon for $36.42

    8. A high-voltage bug zapper so you don't get eaten alive by bugs while trying to enjoy the weather. This little lantern offers top-notch protection from mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and moths in an area up to 1,500 square feet.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this bug zapper! I live in the swamps of Louisiana where the bugs are BAD and nothing seems to do the trick. I've literally tried everything, so I didn't have my hopes up when I purchased this but thought it was worth a try. It's hanging on my porch by the swing and I can finally enjoy evenings outside! My friend has one that's similar that she also bought on Amazon, but it doesn't seem to do much. This guy is zapping mosquitos nonstop. THIS product is where it's at. What a treat. Highly recommended. Will likely purchase more once we finish redoing our backyard." —AP

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    9. A pull firestarter kit if you're trying to impress ~absolutely no one~ with your fire starting skills and just want a quick wind- and weatherproof way to get the job done and the good times started.

    Hand pulling the fire starter that it sitting on a pile of logs

    Just place the block next to the firewood and pull the drawstring to ignite.

    Promising review: "We went camping and built a fire on a very windy day. Logs a little big and no kindling. We placed the Pull Start Firestarter in the center of the logs, pulled the string and within a minute had a nice fire going. I highly recommend. You will love it." —Book Lover

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $26.89 (available in larger quantities).

    10. A portable campfire from the geniuses over on Shark Tank to take ambiance-filled fireside chats literally anywhere. It's as easy as placing the disc on a non-flammable surface, lighting with a match, and using the lid to snuff out the flame when you're done!,

    Radiate Campfires is a small biz making portable campfires with minimal environmental impact. Their products are made from recycled soy wax and recycled paper briquettes and burn reliably for over three hours. You can keep lighting and re-lighting it until all the briquettes are burned up.

    Promising review: "If you don't have space or time for a backyard fire pit, this is the perfect solution! We use this on our back deck. The flame gets about 12 inches high but is contained in the can. When we're done, we just put the lid on. It lasts for hours and multiple nights of burning. I've ordered as gifts, given as gifts and bought three for our use. Just love this product. It's soy so it's not toxic. Highly recommend!" —J. Bonfilio

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    11. A PVA cooling towel for quick and easy heat relief you can take anywhere. The towel becomes cold when you soak it in water and the more water you soak it in, the longer it stays cool!,

    Promising review: "This is the best for the summer heat. I even wrap one around my dog in summer in the car. I've bought multiples and given one to the mail carrier and maintenance game-changer for us." —lou100

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three colors).

    12. A 9-foot double-canvas hammock with a 450-pound weight limit and plenty of space so you can get cozy and soak up the sun alone or with a buddy!,

    Promising review: "Such a good deal! Easy and fast setup and very sturdy. This is exactly what our backyard needed! The carrying case is nice quality, though the frame is a bit on the heavy side so I'd probably only take it camping if no hiking was involved. The fabric had a musty smell right out of the box, but it's nothing that a little airing out can't take care of. We are so excited to enjoy it this summer, and the quality of the frame and hammock fabric seem like they will last years to come." —Coffeegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $79.98+ (available in seven colors).

    13. A pair of handmade braided huaraches that go with ~everything~ and basically serve as the textbook definition of a "summer staple."

    a hand holding up a pair of black leather sandals
    Artesanías Camila / Etsy

    Artesanías Camila is a Carthage, Texas-based shop from Blanca Olivera. All of their Mexican-inspired huaraches, bags, hats, and apparel are handmade, beautifully intricate, and 100% joy-inducing.

    Promising review: "UHH-mazing. These took less than a day to break in and I basically haven't taken them off since. They're comfortable, cute, and functional. I usually wear a 6.5 and sized down to a 6. They're still a tiny bit big and my toes just barely peek out the top. I've gotten several compliments on them and will definitely order again from this shop. Thank you so much!" —jaymiaecker

    Get them from Artesanías Camila on Etsy for $44 (originally $55; available in sizes 5–10). 

    14. A mesh raised dog bed because your hot dawg needs a place to cool off when the family is lounging around outside.

    a review photo of a raised bed with a dog laying on top

    Promising review: "My dog loves this! He is 11 years old and I hate for his older bones to lay on the bricks or concrete. He loves this bed and we can easily move it from the back to front yard." —Kristin M.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    15. A pack of party cups made from infinitely recyclable aluminum so your next shindig retains all the ease of disposable cups with none of the landfill waste! Plus, aluminum will keep that ice cold beer even colder, for longer.,

    Promising review: "Big cups and very cool looking. Best thing ever for cold drinks as anything you put in them immediately gets even colder. Can be washed and reused as they are super sturdy. Shame to throw them away. But they are recyclable aluminum, which is a plus. Love these and will buy again." —Trisha S

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A set of extendable skewers to make sure neither space nor knuckle burns get between you and the gourmet s'mores you've been dreaming up in the off-season.,

    Promising review: "These are easy-to-use extendable roasting sticks. Took them camping with the family, and everyone liked having their own color. Comes with a nice little bag to carry them in. I just wrapped the tips in paper towels before putting in bag until we got home to wash. Would definitely buy again if needed. Quality seems good — nice and strong didn’t not bend or feel like anything was going to fall off." —RetailTherapy

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A portable hands-free fan if you find it hard to enjoy the great outdoors when it's so dang HOT. This wearable fan can be adjusted any which way you need, lights up, *AND* recharges via USB for hours worth of sweet relief.,

    Promising review: "This item works great anywhere you go. It has many different color-changing modes, and three fan speed modes (low, medium, and high). I absolutely love it! It’s very lightweight, which makes it easier when traveling. The motor in the fan is very quiet. You hardly know it’s on. Totally hands-free and easy operation." —Briley akina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.18+ (available in eight styles).

    18. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution for making sure all that seasonal shaving doesn't lead to a whole lot of itchy razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

    Promising review: "I was very surprised by how well this product works. I’ve been using it once a day every day for the past month and it really has made a difference. Exfoliating wasn’t enough for my skin and I don’t like to sit there pulling out my ingrown hairs. It smells like alcohol but I was very surprised by how it leaves my skin. It does not dry it out but leaves it moisturized instead, and my ingrowns have been reducing." —Krystle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.51.

    19. Star Wars-themed freezer pop holders that'll turn your favorite frozen treat into a lightsaber fit for any Jedi in need of protection from cold hands.

    six ice pops with holders on each one that make them look like a lightsaber
    Sewmanyfuntimes / Etsy

    Sewmanyfuntimes is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Etsy shop that sells adorable hand-stitched items like scrunchies, patches, and plushies. 

    Promising review: "Bought these for a cute little 4-year-old Star Wars fan for his birthday! I’m sure he will love them! Haven’t gotten the popsicles yet to put in there but the holders look to be great quality are super cute! I would recommend! Shipped so fast too which was an added plus." —Brittany Carlson

    Get it from Sewmanyfuntimes on Etsy for $3.50 each.

    20. A pair of Levi's denim shorts because every warm-weather "What do I wear?" dilemma can be solved with the perfect pair of denim shorts.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "These shorts are great. I like the style and that they are shorter in the front but a little longer in the back. They don’t have much give but stretch out from wearing them during the day. I have gotten a lot of compliments on these shorts!" —Caitlynn B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in sizes 24–34 and 18 colors)

    21. A bug bite suction tool so you can recover from itchy, swollen bites quicker with a reusable tool that sucks out the irritants left behind under the skin by our bug and insect friends.,

    You can also use it to treat bites from bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice.

    Promising review: "Everything that bites, bites me. This easy to use gadget works like a charm. The itching stops within a few minutes." —Margaret M. Newburn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in black).

    22. A vanilla brown sugar body scrub if your desire to be in the sun is at odds with your desire for smooth, glowy skin. This scrub exfoliates *and* hydrates to reveal baby-soft skin you'll want to show off.

    a hand holding out a jar of the body scrub
    C & The Moon

    I have pretty aggressive keratosis pilaris on my upper arms (AKA my skin is prone to feeling rough and bumpy), so I'm always looking for a good body scrub that'll exfoliate without stripping my skin of that oh-so-necessary moisture The difference after using this product is noticeable and immediate. It's made with just a handful of natural ingredients, your skin will feel like a baby seal, and you'll smell like a fresh-baked cookie. A little goes a long way (I promise) and it comes packaged in a reusable and recyclable glass jar! My skin has never felt so soft so I recommending adding to your showertime routine ASAP. 

    Get it from C & The Moon for $20+ (available in three sizes). 

    23. A leakproof dog water bottle to keep your active puppo hydrated even on the hottest of days. The one-button locking mechanism allows you to release water into the trough and let undrunk water flow back in so nothing goes to waste!,

    The water bottle also includes a sing-rope and carabiner for clipping onto a bag or belt loop.

    Promising review: "I love this item. Especially nice when I take my dog to the dog park...for some reason he doesn’t like drinking out of the communal dog bowl. The water flows into the cup area and back into the reservoir if the dog doesn’t drink it all...with a button to lock in the water. Perfect product." —J. Chevalier

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    24. A fast-acting HyperChiller for quickly turning hot coffee into warm weather–approved (and delicious) iced coffee. This magical vessel uses multiple chambers, stainless steel, and plain 'ole water to chill a fresh cup of hot coffee in just 60 SECONDS.


    This 12.5 oz cup chills all beverages except carbonated ones (think tea, juice, and even wine). You fill it with water and put it in the freezer for 12 hours before using it. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I’m the type of person who loves ice coffee any day and I like to take my time drinking it. This HyperChiller has truly changed my life! It’s super easy to put together and clean! Also, the fact that you can pour your hot coffee directly into it is amazing! It’s super fast at making your coffee cold, and it never tasted watered down at all! I am so amazed and happy by this invention, 100% recommend everyone buys it." —Catherine D

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    25. A pack of rapid-fill water balloons that self-seal so you can spend less time on annoying prep work and get straight to the fun and games.


    A 10-pack includes 350 self-sealing balloons. Also, all parts and packaging are 100% recyclable with TerraCycle, so you can dispose of your balloons properly!

    Promising review: "These are SO cool!! Super easy to use and fill up. Fun for hours for the kids. The worst part was clean up because there were so many. My son is begging me to get some more of these. All you do is attach the nozzle to a hose and the balloons fill up, seal off, and drop off all by themselves. No tying or trying to squeeze them over anything." —Amanda B.

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $22.77.

    26. Cushy Clarks flip-flops because your summer of fun in the sun calls for an easy, slip-on shoe that is actually supportive and comfortable.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE FLIP-FLOPS! I have Clarks boots and always thought they were one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I've owned. When I saw they made flip-flops I used the try before you buy feature and wasted no time buying them. They are soooo comfortable. We have tile and hardwood floors and if I'm not wearing good shoes, the pads of my feet and ankles hurt by the end of the day. These are like walking on pillows without being bulky (just good soles) and the feet my feet like a glove. Just ordered me another pair." —Bonnie Wagaman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 40 colors).

    27. A volcanic stone face roller to help you go from sweaty to dewy by soaking up excess face oil even if you have makeup on! Unlike blotting papers, this roller is able to be washed and reused, reducing waste and saving you $$$.


    Promising review: "I am so extremely oily. Have been dealing with my oily skin since I was in high school and still dealing with my oily skin in my mid-30s. The roller worked better than I could have expected and exceeded my expectations. This is life-changing for me!" —Wow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    28. An ingenious butter spreader if your ideal summer menu involves a lot of corn on the cob. You're in need of mess-free, even, and efficient buttering, and this'll do the trick.

    a white tube with a stick of butter inside next to a plate of corn

    Promising review: "This butter spreader is PERFECT for buttering an ear of corn. I like that it comes with a lid so that we can store the spreader in the fridge. This works just like the one we had growing up!" —M. Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $7.18

    29. A kid-sized double chaise lounge for providing the little ones (both human and animal) with a shaded spot to enjoy some outdoor R&R.


    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing ever. It is worth the price. It’s sturdy and the cushions wipe clean easily, which is important with furniture made for little ones. I have two grandbabies that are about a year and a half and they can sit on it easily and there’s enough room to nap on the flat part. The cup holders are perfect for supply cups or juice boxes and the tabletop lifts to place items inside. The sunshades can be tied back as well. Easy to put together." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $144.65+ (available in two colors).

    30. An insulated picnic backpack that'll make sure you're always prepared for a park picnic, beach feast, or any type of outdoor dining. It comes with everything you might need for a four-person picnic, including the blanket, an insulated main compartment for food, and a detachable bottle bag.,

    This set includes everything necessary for a four-person picnic: four sets of stainless steel flatware, napkins, plates, plastic wine glasses, a cutting board, corkscrew, cheese knife, refillable salt and pepper shakers, with an insulated (and detachable) wine/bottle cooler bag, and a rolled fleece picnic blanket.

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. If you like having a picnic on a bike ride, hiking, around town, etc. this is a great little bag to have. Love the sturdy non-plastic cutlery and the ability to have dry storage, wet storage, and wine cooler. Blanket is a little small but not bad for two people. Highly recommend." —Mike A

    Get it from Amazon for $67.98 (available in six colors).

    31. A swinging hammock chair because I can't imagine a better HANGout spot than a cozy, swinging cocoon.,

    This swinging hammock chair comes with two cushions and installation hardware.

    Promising review: "This has made me love my backyard again guys!!!! We hung this just over a week ago and the kids and I have been in it every night. It was easy to put up (well it was super easy because I didn't do any work!) Once in it, I feel snug, secure, and ready to relax. It's been perfect on these crisp but sunny mornings and afternoons. I love the color; it's very natural and gives a bohemian vibe, but I worried this would get dirty, being outside and all. So I bought some upholstery Scotchguard and sprayed it all over — and it actually worked wonders. My son dropped his PB&J on it and the mess wiped right up." —Jose Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $36.54+ (available in four colors).

    32. These eye-catching sunglasses made from Earth-friendly bio-acetate to keep your eyes (and your carefully curated outfit) pretty and protected.

    Crap Eyewear

    Crap Eyewear is a Los Angeles-based small biz creating fun and funky premium sunglasses from Earth-friendly bio-acetate. Each pair is handcrafted with optical-grade materials to ensure maximum durability protection from harmful UV rays.

    Get it from Crap Eyewear for $79.

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