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    41 Fast-Acting Products That'll Help Solve Some Of Your Biggest Summer Problems

    With these wine headache-preventing drops and *instant* wine chiller, this is gonna be your best rosé season yet.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A delightful little tool called the "Bug Bite Thing" that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it "before," a pic of the bug bite tool, and a pic of the editor's arm after it's been suctioned with swelling/redness reduced
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

    Promising review: "I have always suffered, so badly, from mosquito bites. For some reason they love me and I get more bites than the average person. I get giant welts that itch for days that most anti-itch creams don’t even help. Itching turns them into open wounds, and I even have some scars from some old bites. I saw a post on Facebook about 'The Bug Bite Thing' and I bought it on Amazon as a last resort. I am absolutely in love with this product! It is the first thing I’ve used that stops the itch permanently! I am so happy I found this product. I've even used it on my children aged two and seven. I highly recommend this product!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A handy as heck sunburn soother made with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and gently relieve pain from the sun's unforgiving rays within just a few hours.

    A reviewer image of a burnt back and an "after" image of their back without any redness

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I ordered this two weeks ago after seeing rave reviews. So grateful I did. Yesterday I got the worst burn. It was unbelievable. I applied this four times over 24 hours. When I woke up this morning it was a lot better and has just gotten increasingly better throughout the day. The burn is mostly faded, and the pain is so much better. I hope to never burn this badly again, but I will be stockpiling this lotion all the same." —Carolina G.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64.

    3. A set of cooling towels that get chilly the moment you soak them in water and wring them out — a godsend for when you're looking for quick ways to keep yourself cool outside.

    A blue, pink, green, and gray cooling towel rolled up next to their carrying cases, which come with keychains

    It also keeps its chill for hours and will immediately get chilly again when you soak it in water and repeat the process.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful and work! Purchased to use for Disney trip and they were perfect. They have no chemical smell. You just add water and ring them out. Each comes with its own case and clip. Stayed cool for hours. Great for heat and nausea. Just wrapped around neck and instant relief!" —Christina Hatfield

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A wintergreen lip balm to help prevent your lips from getting dry and chapped in the heat, and *also* give you some cooling relief to boot.

    canisters of wintergreen organic lip balm
    Mountainess Handmade/Etsy

    Mountainess Handmade is a Maine-based Etsy shop established in 2013 that specializes in skin care and candles.

    Promising review: "Happy repeat buyer! I live in a desert so I need something that will really work in helping protect against the extreme heat, cold, and drying climate. I use these lip balms and I have my family using them, as well. We all love them! Thanks for making such a wonderful product. :)" —inCandysCorner

    Get it from Mountainess Handmade on Etsy for $5.

    5. Or a set of Deet-free mosquito-repelling sticks — you can light them up about 12 feet apart, and within 10 minutes the pests will scatter like you cast a backyard charm.

    The thin green sticks in their packaging

    Promising review: "I have been using these for two years now. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where the mosquito is the state bird, and the no-seeums are their angry cousin. And they seem to find me right away. Always. I literally would have to cover my arms and legs in 80+ degree weather to keep from being devoured after dusk. I light one about 5–10 minutes before I’m ready to chill outside, and they’re AWESOME! Yes, there’s only eight to a pack, but they burn so slow, I extinguish it in a can of sand before I’m ready to head indoors, and light it up again at the next outing. One will usually last around four or five lightings for me. I definitely recommend for those who are unfortunately prone to being a target for those blood sucking, irritating, ha-ha-you-can’t-hide, evil insects." —Sunny V.

    Get a pack of 8 from Amazon for $9

    6. A "sport-brella," which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that'll latch onto any chair you own. Boom, instant shade no matter where you've parked your human self, whether it's the porch, the beach, or the park.,

    Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for easy hands-free shade solutions for strollers and wheelchairs as well!

    Promising review: "I originally bought this about three years ago and my husband used it and liked it so much recently with all the 'COVID driveway happy hours' he bought an additional one for him. It is easy to maneuver and angle to block the sun, but nonintrusive. It is easy to fold and replace in the carrying case. It is worth every penny." —Sarah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    7. A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for "maskne" (read: acne you get after you sweat in your face mask) that essentially sucks the gunk out of your pores like a vacuum, and will leave your skin feeling so smooth and firm you'll want to pet it.

    People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

    Promising review: "As a healthcare worker during COVID-19, the increased mask wear has both myself and my partner breaking out. This has been a welcome addition to our routine. Thanks for having a product that actually works!"Brytnee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can enjoy your your beloved rosés and chilled white wines without migraines and mid-week summer hangovers.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. An insulated, self-adhesive weatherproofing strip that instantly sticks to the outer rims of your door so you don't have to worry about the expensive AC air escaping out.

    Psst — this insulated strip also is also great for soundproofing your room/apartment!

    Promising review: "Very strong adhesive holds in place. Very good draft/leak stopping. My door faces the breezeway and it tends to seep into the cracks and blows hot or cold air along the floor making it awful in the winter. This stopped that as soon as I put it on." —AYonko

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77 (available in four colors).

    10. Or a self-adhesive door bottom that is also *quite* effective against drafts, smells, and under-the-door light sneaking through at night.

    A reviewer's door with the panel installed at the bottom of it

    Plus, you can get it in four different colors, so odds are one will approximately match your door (or you can paint over the white one).

    Promising review: "Just bought a new-to-us house built in the '60s. The door from the laundry room into the garage had about a 2-inch gap at the bottom allowing our heater air and or air conditioning leak into the garage all day long. After having an outstanding energy bill our first month I had enough and found this product and was able to install in minutes. Not a single drop of air leaks now out of the door and our energy bill dropped substantial. Product is a lifesaver and have recommended to all my house-flipping friends." —Mark Marin II

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    11. A HyperChiller to transform your piping hot coffee into iced coffee in a literal minute — same goes for that rosé you forgot to stick in the fridge.


    Promising review: "I've struggled with making iced coffee at home until now — the Hyperchiller is magic. I can't believe how quickly my coffee becomes cold with zero dilution. I was also surprised on how much coffee it held, it's perfect." —Brian Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A LifeStraw, aka a personal water filter perfect for hiking, camping, or accidentally getting drafted into The Hunger Games. This compact gizmo cleans up to 1,000 gallons of water *without* using any chemicals or batteries, so you can safely stay hydrated on your summer excursions.


    Promising review: "I love love love this straw! You can actually drink pond water if you were in an emergency situation. I have two in my 'go' bag. Just in case I rotate them around so the newest ones are in the bag. You need to sit the straw in water before using to get the filter wet. This does everything advertised. It is a must-have item I believe." —MikeA

    Get it from Amazon for $13.30.

    13. A stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs to avoid all that skin irritation you get from walking in the heat.

    A model applying the balm to her inner thigh

    Fun fact — I also use this under my boobs, cuz they chafe in my sports bra during long runs. This works like a CHARM. Absolutely no more friction and no more going "OW OW OW" in the shower because my literal boob wounds were stinging.

    Promising review: "Can't live without this. As a runner with sensitive skin — I can't live without body glide. I almost never leave the house without putting it on somewhere. It is especially great for the summer when wearing dresses." —Vanessa P Shkuda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. Or a pair of lacy thigh bands that'll stay in place all through the warm weather months, so you can combat thigh chafe in the chicest way possible.

    Reviewer in beige colored lace thigh bands under a dress

    I own a pair of these, and unlike me showing off in aforementioned dresses, these STAY PUT. There are little grippers on them that lock them in place, but are gentle enough that you don't even notice 'em.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.'" —A. Spencer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 17 styles).

    Check out BuzzFeed's video review of of these thigh bands + other things to fight thigh chafing for more deets!

    15. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover that works its magic in one wash to help you instantly get rid of all that discolored dried sweat and deodorant residue in the armpits of your favorite summer clothes.

    A "before" image of a discolored pit in a white shirt and an "after" image of it looking almost all white again

    This spray also does a number on all those other miscellaneous stains in your life, like wine, coffee, oil, make up, and period blood!

    Promising review: "I initially used this on the armpit sweat stains of my workout clothes. After a single wash, with two rinses as recommended, the stains were gone. I then used them on some dress shirts with hideous deodorant stains. GONE! The shirts are now in pristine condition and I don't have to throw them away. This product is amazing. I had used oxy clean previously, but it had the tendency to discolor my shirts. I've used this on red, blue, black, and orange shirts. No stains after washing and no bleeding or fading of color." —Kimmy D

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A satin-lined Hairbrella that's got your back through all the nonsense weather that summer can bring — it protects against rain, humidity, and pretty much anything else mother nature can throw at you while perfectly preserving your hairdo.

    Hairbrella, Hairbrella/YouTube

    Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

    Promising review: "I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely quaffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it, it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it." —Gina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.40 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    17. A lightweight heating and cooling gel eye mask for instant relief from itchy summer allergies.

    A gel mask and a fabric mask you can slide it into

    To cool the mask, you can leave it in the freezer; to warm it up you can leave it in warm water for a few minutes. You can even take the fabric off the gel mask to use it separately.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect mask for anyone who has problems with stress, headaches, or allergies (like me!). I have not yet tried heating the gel mask (being I am in South Carolina... LOL!), but I think I am addicted to the cool therapy mask and the night mask. My preference? I use them separately. I use the cool mask in the morning when I get up, and before I go to sleep. If my eyes give me extra trouble due to allergies or any other issues, I may add an extra time in the midday." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in eight styles).

    18. A chic BruMate insulated can cooler so all your beloved White Claws, Red Bulls, and LaCroixs can stay cool as a cucumber in the sun, and you can enjoy them while taking your sweet time.,

    This fits a standard 12-ounce slim can, and was designed to still be able to fit in car cup holders. It'll keep drinks icy cold for several hours, and twenty times colder than a standard neoprene can cooler. Psst — you can check out the rest of BruMate's options for different-sized cans, wines, cocktails, and more.

    Promising review: "Like to keep your beer cold? Get this. Slow drinker but don't want to let your friends on to how slow you're drinking? Get this. Want your White Claw/Truly to stay as cold as it was when you took it out of your fridge? Get this. I kid you not this thing keeps drinks cold like that's its job (because it is). Once I got mine and saw how effective it was, I decided all of my cold beverage loving friends and family will be getting one also. With most of my friends being Michelob Ultra and White Claw drinkers, this seems to be the perfect fit. So hard to find a can koozie that holds those slim cans! Love this product and definitely recommend!" —Brooke Stull

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 28 colors).

    19. A waterproof and portable inflatable lounger so easy to use that it'll feel like you found a cheat code for life — you literally just hold onto it and snap it into the air, letting the wind fill it up. Boom, instant cozy chair in any cozy spot you can find.


    It only weighs two pounds and fits neatly into a bag when you let the air back out of it, and once it's inflated, it has a head rest and a side pocket for stashing things like glasses and your phone. Perhaps most importantly for larger fams — it comes in a *ton* of different colors, so everyone will always know which one is "theirs."

    Promising review: "We were wonderfully surprised how comfortable and easy to inflate these chairs were. After buying the first one and having our kids fight over it, we decided to go back and buy three more, so everyone in the family could lounge in comfort. They fold up small enough to where you can comfortably carry all four in a small shopping bag or tote. They can be inflated by just holding them in the direction of the wind on a brisk day or by running around in a big circle on a calm day. They have been a lifesaver during the stay at home/quarantine period this spring. We haven't tried them on water yet, but they claim to function as rafts as well. We're looking forward to using them during our next beach trip." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98 (available in 16 colors).

    20. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB, because you know what?? Staying cool is the new fashion and fans are the hottest accessory.,

    It has three speeds to choose from and also lights up, making you more visible at night. Reviewers note that you should definitely put your hair in a ponytail (but that it's easy to unsnag if it gets caught).

    Promising review: "This neck fan is really lightweight and fashionable design. And I'm happy with the powerful airflow, good solution to keeping cool. The mini neck fan can be adjusted between three speed modes: low, medium and high, depending on your needs. Easy to fit in any backpack, also it can be placed on the table as a desk fan. A very nice product." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A foot file that'll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing, so you can wear favorite sandals without any extra chafing or uncomfiness. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    Promising review: "This is the perfect tool to invest in to maintain soft and healthy feet in between pedicures. It has saved me lots of money because I'm able to space out my pedicures more often now. I've found the best results are when I use it after I shower and then I moisturize when I'm finished. I would recommend going easy the first couple times because it's difficult to know how much callus/skin you're actually removing in the moment. Highly recommend though!" —Nikki Moody

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    22. A microfiber towel for anyone who immediately starts on the air-drying beat once it starts getting warmer outside — this helps prevent frizz and hair breakage, so you can maintain your hair's natural texture as you let it do its thing.

    A reviewer's head with the microfiber towel wrapped around it

    Where's what BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd says about this towel: "Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I'd rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I'll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel and let it dry on its own. It helps my curls feel much healthier — and it keeps my hair out of the way while I'm doing my skincare routine."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    23. An allergy relief rollerball made with a blend of grapeseed, tea tree oil, and lemon oil that may help ease allergy symptoms when your regular solutions aren't quite cutting it. Excuse you very MUCH, pollen.

    Small black rollerballs with different purposes, including an allergy relief one
    Soulistic Root/Etsy

    Soulistic Root is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in bath, beauty, and lifestyle products that are natural, nontoxic, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly.

    Promising review: "This allergy relief is amazing. I haven’t taken my allergy medication in five days, only using this relief a few times throughout the day under my nose. Smells really nice and no more sneezing attacks... so glad I got it! Thank you so much!!!" —haniavega

    Get it from Soulistic Root on Etsy for $10.80 (originally $12).

    24. A chic, statement-making visor to keep your face cool and out of the heat of the unrelenting afternoon sun.

    Promising review: "I'm not a hat person but shading my face from the sun as I get older has become more important than being fashionable. I was shocked when I put the hat on and LOVED it immediately. I've never loved a hat on me before. I think it not only looks good with my hair up or down but is super comfortable with the adjustable Velcro closure AND shades my whole face including my ears!! I couldn't ask for more. Absolutely would recommend this hat if you are looking for good face protection from the blazing sun." —Kelliar

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

    25. Or a wide-brimmed UV protective safari hat with a built-in moisture wicking sweatband that will keep your head breezy and your cheeks in the shade.

    Reviewer in wide brimmed beige floppy hat with chin strap

    Promising review: "Best field hat ever! Been wearing these hats for years now. I am a desert wildlife biologist and spend my life in the unforgiving, blazing sun. This hat provides the most sun protection of any style. PERIOD. Keeps my shoulders, back of neck and face shaded. Cannot live without this hat. Bought these two to replace my old, worn ones. Will be using on my upcoming African safari." —amy anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight styles).

    26. A Pet House candle for when you can't open the windows to save your AC and need a way to quickly mask miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog beds, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de pet."

    A lavender green tea candle

    Promising review: "These are the BEST candles for homes with dogs. We have five dogs (yup, five) ranging from a 6 lb Chihuahua to a 95 lb Lab. All are rescues and two are seniors. Senior dogs tend to be a little more stinky. These candles are amazing. Even when not lit with the lid off they make the house smell like fresh cut flowers. Light just one and the whole upstairs smells like lilacs. It’s magic. There’s no chemical scent, it really smells like fresh flowers. I’m not a fan of labels on candles, and this one peels off really easily and leaves no sticky residue. You’re left with a beautiful, clean looking, fresh smelling, dog funk eliminating and even-burning candle." —Laurel

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 16 scents).

    27. An appropriately named "Butt Be Dry," which is basically a lightweight fanny pack that unfurls into a small waterproof, mud-proof tarp for your tush, so you can park it wherever you need. Basically, wet benches and muddy grass at parks or sporting events just became free sitting game again.

    A model sitting on a blue small tarp on a wet bench
    Butt Be Dry

    Butt Be Dry is a New York-based small business established in 2012 that specializes in roll-up belts made with lightweight waterproof material.

    Psst — this is also great for diaper changes in a pinch!

    Promising review: "This is awesome! It is wonderfully made and serves a great purpose. It arrived promptly on Monday and Tuesday I used it on a hike up Tiger Mountain in Washington State. We got to the top and there was snow on the benches; I was able to easily sit down and enjoy my lunch with my hiking buddy. Cool product - thanks!" —Lee

    Get it from Butt Be Dry on Etsy for $19.99 or on Butt Be Dry's site for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    28. A waterproof pouch to instantly keep your phone and other "doesn't play well with water"-type gadgets safe. Not only does this keep it safe, but you can still use the touchscreen with it, meaning you can take underwater photos galore 🐠🐟🐡.

    It fits any phone up to 100mm x 170mm (or about 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches). It's also a great fix for keeping out sand and dirt (and a great option for runners, if you're caught in the rain but still want to be able to toggle through your music options).

    Promising review: "I purchased this case in July for an upcoming canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe. Being the rebel that I am, I chose not to wear my phone around my neck, and so it, my ID, and my debit card ended up at the bottom of the river and I just assumed it would be discovered a thousand years from now and placed in a museum as an ancient artifact. Fast forward to this week. I was contacted via FB by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself because he was just that impressed!" —Julie McDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79+ (available in 14 colors).

    29. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands for a quick fix to stop the sweat from stinging your eyes (or worse, from leaking sunscreen into your eyes).,

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! These are super soft and keep your head cool when working out! I couldn’t believe how well they work at wicking away moisture and staying cool! They came in a super nice box that will help me to not lose them — like I’m prone to. The colors are cute and the headbands aren’t too tight at all! They have nice stretch to them if you have a larger head. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon! I’m so glad I bought these!" —Gypsigirl213

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $17.99.

    30. A set of body cleansing wipes to instantly remove sweat, dirt, and all the smells that come with 'em if you're biking or walking to work or to meet friends in the heat.

    The box of wipes
    Hustle Clean / Via

    Promising review: "Wow, these things work REALLY well. We don't have a shower at work and I wanted to start riding my bike to work... 12 miles each way. After a test run with these on a hot day after a ride (sweaty and stinky), they worked like a charm. I did my first ride to work last week and arrived quite sweaty. I only had to use one wipe (cleaning strategically) and air-dried for 15–30 seconds. No residue and I felt (and more importantly... smelled) as clean as if I just took a shower. As the day pressed on, I continued to feel clean... even more so than after showering. These things are fantastic." —green freak

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. A quick detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 30,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — TRULY a game-changer for people exercising with long hair that gets tangled in buns, ponytails, or braids during sweaty workouts!!

    This brush is designed to work on all hair types, but reviewers with 2C through 4C hair say it has worked well for them. It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don't have to time out your brushing.

    Promising review: "So I have very long hair that gets tangled VERY VERY fast. I spent sooo much money getting brushes and products to keep my hair smooth and nothing seem to work. This brush was magic. I saw another that looked the same at a store and I bought it thinking I will have a spare but nope, it didn't work like this one. I love it. The best $10 I spent on my hair." —Ale D

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88 (available in six colors).

    32. A set of natural bamboo charcoal oil-blotting strips to absorb up moisture and sweat, leaving your face breezy and your makeup in tact.

    Promising review: "I have been searching for something as effective as this for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face is covered in oil. Mostly over my T-zone is where I get shiny and oily. So I tried this and it is excellent. It picks up the oil quickly leaving my face naturally matte-like for hours. I am well pleased with the light weight of the sheets, the pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pockets. I have no dislikes. I will stock up on it. Anyone will oily skin will find this as a must have." —Melisa

    Get a set of 100 from Amazon for $6.95.

    33. A portable paw cleaner with soft silicone bristles to help gently remove mud and dirt from your doggo's paws in the muddier warm months. All you have to do is add a little water to it, insert your dog's paw, twist, then pat the paw dry and repeat.

    dog's muddy paw next to a pic of the same paw clean

    Psst — lots of reviewers mention that their dogs seem to really like the feeling of the silicone bristles!

    Promising review: "My yard is an absolute mud pit! I tried everything to clean my two German Shepherds' paws. This is the only thing that works! The silicone bristles must feel good on their paws because they actually stand still and let me clean them. The only complaint I can say is that it hurts your back after a while leaning over them, but I will take that any day rather than cleaning my floors 100 times! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solution to their pup's muddy paws!" —Kendra Frankovsky

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    34. A pair of hooks for your AirPods to stop them from popping right out of your ears, then onto the sidewalk, then somehow rolling into traffic, then under the wheel of a Ford Explorer, and — well. If you also get sweaty ears in the summer, you get the gist.,

    These also work great for wired EarPods!

    Promising review: "Couldn’t be happier with my purchase! I’ve never been able to wear EarPods because they always fell out. These Earhoox have completely solved that problem. They work so well, in fact, I can’t imagine what activity could make them fall out. 100% satisfied, would recommend and would definitely buy again." —bern

    Get a set of two pairs (one small, one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    35. A flip-top lid for your wineglass you can use to save your vino during spring nights on the patio instead of halfheartedly batting away flies and fishing them out later. All you do is secure it to the base and the rim of your glass and then you can flip it on and off at your leisure — 100% fewer bugs in your diet, guaranteed.


    Flip2sip is a North Carolina-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in flip tops for wineglasses.

    Promising review: "OMG, I love these. I ordered two. Then my sister-in-law came over and saw what I had, used it while visiting us then went home and ordered two for herself. BEST INVENTION EVER!!!!" —Janet

    Get it from Flip2sip on Etsy for $5.99 (available in six colors).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    36. A breathable cooling pillow with two sides — one that's silky and ultra cooling, and other that's soft, comfy cotton, so you'll be grateful for it not just in the summer, but all year long.

    A model laying on a gray pillow

    Promising review: "I live in the desert and let's be honest — summer is already here!! So I changed my entire bed setup with the goal of getting something much fresher to avoid running my AC all day and night (SINCE THAT'S ALL I COULD DO — STAY HOME). These pillows are just right, exactly what I needed for summer! They are cool to the touch and they do help you stay fresh!! I so appreciate the coldness and I'm glad i purchased them! The timing was right with these!! LOVE!" —Sassy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in standard and queen sizes).

    37. Plus a set of satin pillowcases that not only have a cooling effect, but are soft on your skin and create less friction for your hair so it won't get as tangled while you sleep.


    Promising review: "Beautiful cases for a super low cost! I was surprised with the quality and how I've snagged them a couple times with a nail, and my son too, and look at the case in panic like on no it's going to be shredded but no! They are super soft on our skin and it's true to what they advertise, they have a cooling effect to sleep on, especially when it's summer and hot. I wake up and my hair is still the same as when I went to sleep and soft as ever. I used to wake up and my hair would be all over the place because I toss and turn a lot, and it would be rough and tangled. I think it's really been helping my skin too. I noticed my eyelashes aren't smashed and turned different ways now and think it's due to this pillow!" —Kaybellabambina

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    38. A silicone watermelon cutter to get perfectly sized square bits of watermelon in seconds instead of hacking away at it, which is of course essential if we're going to ride Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" high.

    A model using the rotating tool to cut squares out of a watermelon

    Psst — you can also use this on cantaloupe!

    Promising review: "Wow is this the greatest invention for watermelon ever or what? I love watermelon, it's my absolute favorite summertime treat, but cutting it can make such a mess and can be wasteful as well. But not anymore. This handy dandy little device changes all that. Makes slicing watermelon quick and is virtually effortless. Plus it cubes the watermelon as it cuts. Cleanup is a simple rinse under the faucet and that's it. Literally could not be easier to use. It is the perfect tool for cutting and cubing your watermelon all at once. AND it's very inexpensive. Best kitchen tool I've seen in a long time. Also works for cantaloupe as well!!!" —jimdevo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.27.

    39. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe for summer days when you can't avoid some sweaty friction.

    A model rubbing balm on their heel

    Promising review: "For someone who sweats A LOT, I can honestly tel you this product is genius. I always blister no matter what type of shoes I’m wearing in the summer. So far I’ve worn this under flats, sandals, and sneakers without socks! No blisters!!!! I only wish I knew about this product sooner!" —Ozone99

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    40. A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run, whether you're in the heat or the rain. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Hey, there's my face again! This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

    Promising review: "Compared to the 10 other masks I've tried with their silly holders, these are by far the best masks yet. I now have eight of these. One for each day of the week and an extra if i lose one (which I did). Must have for any office, shopping, etc outing. This mask does not suck into your mouth while talking, you have room to breath, keeps you cool and if you have to wear you glasses just prop them over the nose bridge to prevent fogging. Keeps me cool and happy. MUST HAVE!!!" —B

    Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get it from Amazon for $17.44+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    41. A Geekey multitool for camping, which looks impressive at first glance, but functions as *deep breath* a coring tip, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, smoking pipe, file, imperial and metric ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver, lanyard hole, bike spoke key, screw driver tip, wrench, *and* bit driver all at once. Basically, the great outdoors has nothing on you now.

    A small steel key-shaped tool with various grooves and measurements

    Promising review: "The coolest multi tool I’ve seen yet. Received as a gift and have now given this to MANY friends and family, and they are now giving it as gifts. I find I use this daily for small household chores but also on my weekend warrior trips for camping, drinks, etc. DO NOT buy the knockoffs, quality and functionality differ GREATLY." —Kerri

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

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