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    31 Things From Target That’ll Help You Make The Most Of Your Last Days Of Summer

    These bright and fun finds will help you soak in those last moments of summer break bliss.

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

    1. A rainbow blob water slide and cooling mat that will make those final hot summer days more bearable and fun. Sit or lay on this water-filled mat to cool off while outside, or connect it to a hose and turn on its built-in sprinklers for extra enjoyment (like the photo below). It's been all the rage on TikTok!

    The rainbow blob has two children sliding on top and an adult sitting on the ground nearby

    Promising review: "We are now on our second summer of using the same blob, and I've had no issues with it! We love it and have had lots of good times with it!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $30

    2. A 10-count set of vintage LED drop string lights to transform your patio into a glowing party. These lights and their long-lasting LED bulbs can be reused year-round for holidays or other festivities. Start planning your last hurrah!

    The lights are hung outside with a light pink sky in the background

    Promising review: "Easy to install. Great design." —Lkj

    Price: $30

    3. A TPH by Taraji Master Cleanse Scalp Treatment Wash that's vegan and paraben-free. Give your hair a deep clean after all the time you've spent time outdoors this summer. You'll love the innovative tri-touch applicator, and your hair will thank you!

    The bright yellow bottle says "TPH Master Cleanse" and the applicator is squeezing out the clear product

    TPH by Taraji is a Black woman-owned brand founded by Taraji P. Henson that specializes in hair care products for all hair types. 

    Promising review: "I have curly hair naturally, and my scalp is dry. This cleanser feels so good, tingly and relaxing. It gets my scalp right. I absolutely love it! Mad I didn't try it sooner! I will have this stocked up! It's worth it!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    4. A wood patio potting bench for your backyard garden. The weather-resistant coated eucalyptus wood bench has three shelves and hooks for hanging all your gardening essentials. Time to take advantage of the beautiful weather while you can. You'll be a sustainability star!

    The blackened wood patio bench is outside and surrounded by gardening supplies, a chicken and fresh produce

    Promising review: "It's a beautiful and functional planting table. Easy to assemble and looks great on the deck!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $350 

    5. An Opalhouse bamboo melamine dinner plate so all your meals will pop. The BPA-free and dishwasher plates come in summery shades, have a round silhouette and are great for appetizers or entrees. Enjoy!

    The bright pink plate is on an all white table setting

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this plate. It’s stunning, dishwasher safe and at that price: What is there to dislike? I completely recommend buying one while they’re available because they’ve been selling quickly in our store." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $3

    6. A round cosmic stars and moons fire pit that'll help you roast all the marshmallows and make all the s'mores your heart desires. The rust patina high-temperature paint finish and sturdy spark screen make this set super useful, while the cutouts make it stunning. What are you waiting for?

    The rust patina colored fire pit has a nearby poker and flames inside the pit and under the screen

    Promising review: "So happy with this fire pit. Good size and vents some of the smoke with the cutouts along with creating a livelier fire. Great value." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $169 (originally $202.99)

    7. A pop-up portable gazebo tent to help you glamp, or just enjoy your backyard free of pests. At only 8.4 pounds, this set is easy to transport and can fit four to six people. Who said camping has to be hard?

    The pop-up gazebo tent is outside and says "Alvantor" and has porch furniture inside

    Promising review: "This screened gazebo was so easy to pop up by myself. It provides some light shade and bug protection. It’s so nice for the kids to sit in while having a picnic lunch! It seems to be very sturdy. You will need to use the sandbags in a breeze, so do get some sand prior to setting up the first time. I didn’t have sand yet, so I used some other weighted bags for the first few times." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $169.99

    8. A weather-resistant inflatable theater kit with an outdoor projector, projection screen and projector stand that will help you have a LEGENDARY movie night. This enjoyable and easy setup will be a great way to spend time with loved ones before this summer ends. Just imagine watching a nostalgic movie while outside under the stars. Ahhhh, memories.

    The projector has a lit up movie and there are two children and two adults outdoors at night watching

    Price: $369.99 (originally $599.99)

    9. A Hearth & Hand wood and metal tray for serving that will have endless uses in your home. From holding s'mores supplies to displaying your favorite trinkets, this decorative tray is lovely and useful. Gah!

    The tray us holding hot cocoa and marshmallows at an outdoor fire pit

    Promising review: "It was on sale, and well worth every penny. Love it." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99

    10. A CultureTags card game that'll be a great way to bond with those you love while making everyone laugh. Throw a movie night with friends while they're all still in town! IYKYK.

    The yellow game box is covered in hashtag symbols and says "CULTURETAGS" and below "a game for people who love hashtags + the culture"

    CultureTags is a Black-owned board game created by entrepreneur and curator Eunique Jones Gibson that launched in 2020. 

    Promising review: "Hours of fun for the whole family!!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    11. A bottle of Capital City Sweet Hot Mambo Sauce to spice up your favorite meals at EOS cookouts. This sauce is vegan and can be used as a marinade, glaze, finishing sauce or even for dipping. This original taste of Washington, DC, has been featured on First We Feast, The Hot Ones, The Washington Post, Complex and The Kitchn. It's time to get your hands on this sauce.

    The bottle of sauce says "CAPITAL CITY MAMBO SAUCE" and is surrounded by peppers and greens

    Capital City is a DC-based, Black-owned business established in 2011. 

    Promising review: "This has replaced the staple BBQ sauce in my house. Every time I get fries or wings as takeout, I wait to get home to break out my mambo sauce to dip them in. It's a perfect balance of sweet and spicy that elevates everything I have put it on. Ordering more NOW!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $6.99

    12. A bamboo spun serving bowl so it'll be easy to use to serve your favorite summer salads on the patio. The beautiful design has a natural finish and open handles. Use this dish to impress your guests this summer!

    The bamboo spun serving bowl is full of salad and has utensils nearby

    Price: $15

    13. A Spikeball game set for outdoor fun at a shindig with multiple friend groups where you aren't sure how to break the ice. The game can be played by two teams of two players each, and it works for kids and adults. This easy game will be a hit, and the set will last for a long time. Enjoy!

    The Spikeball set has balls, a drawstring bag and and a net

    Promising review: "Bought it for a graduation party because the kids are all playing it! Turned out to be the hit of the party games." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $59.99

    14. A pineapple bubble machine that'll help kids have hours of fun. The rotating wands create a constant stream of bubbles, and the cute fruit shape makes it stand out at events. You can repurpose this outdoor fun whenever you want an exciting distraction or break. Fun awaits!

    The pineapple bubble blower had a steady stream of bubbles coming out against a purple and grass background

    Promising review: "I am thrilled with this little bubble machine. I put it up high on a shelf and it pours out an 8-foot wide curtain of bubbles, which looks really pretty and allows them to linger for a while. If you put it on a surface that is 6 feet above the ground, that is ideal. Keep in mind that it tends to wander from the motor's vibration. I set a mousepad underneath it and the problem was solved. I couldn't care less about how loud it is or filling the solution reservoir every few minutes. My daughter's joyful squealing is 100 decibels louder than the machine and the entertainment value far exceeds the $8 price. I tell everyone I know that 'it is the best $8 I ever spent!'" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $8

    15. A kids' hooded towel to help them chill in style and comfort while poolside or at the beach. Plus, think of how freakin' adorable they'll look. AHHH!

    The orange hooded towel has a red flamingo wearing sunglasses and yellow floral clothing

    Promising review: "These are perfect and they absorb just right! We love them! They’re super fun and soft. I’ve been washing them in warm water and haven’t had any issues." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $15 (available in four colors)

    16. An electric classic-style three-tier outdoor water fountain that will add an instant touch of elegance to your backyard, while also creating a space for birds or other friendly outdoor creatures. The fountain doesn't require any plumbing, just a standard outdoor electrical outlet. A perfect project to tackle before the fall. Stunning!

    The three tiered fountain is grey and streams of water against a brick and green outdoor area

    Price: $769 (originally $922.99)

    17. A cactus lounge float to make chilling in the pool or at the lake a dream. The cactus provides a comfortable backrest while showing off a quirky design. This float is a must-have for plant lovers.

    The cactus float is green with yellow spikes and a pink flower at the top

    Promising review: "This thing is HUGE! We were looking for the BigMouth brand floaties but my daughter liked this design better than anything that brand had, and I was willing to risk it since it is one-third of the BigMouth price. And it did not disappoint. So cute and seems sturdy enough to last all summer and possibly more." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $10

    18. An Opalhouse set of two bamboo melamine mini bowls that are perfect for dips and snacks, and work especially well to spruce up your charcuterie spread. The BPA-free bowls are dishwasher safe and have a semi-satin finish. They're sturdy enough to use every day and beautiful enough to show them off during summer picnics. Score!

    The citrus bowl is holding mixed fruits and nuts and the polka dot bowl is near a plate of fresh fruit

    Promising review: "I love these little bowls. Good for dips and sides." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $3 (available in three colors)

    19. A set of two wood and canvas sling chairs to sit back and chillll in while you're soaking in all the vibes. We take self-care seriously.

    The taupe sling chairs are a mix of fabric and wood are outside near water

    Promising review: "Stylish & sturdy. Look way more expensive than they were. Very satisfied." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $179.99 (available in two colors)

    20. A zip closure hip bag, aka the definition of mixing utility and style. The double zip compartments easily organize your essentials and the adjustable strap will help you find the perfect fit while hiking, on vacation or spending the day at the beach. The bright and fun colors will add a bold addition to any of your outfits.

    The yellow fanny pack has two large zips and says "wild fable" on the inside

    Promising review: "This is THE best Fanny pack I’ve ever had. I love that the waist is truly adjustable. I love that it holds my cell phone, credit card, cash, car key and hand sanitizer, but it doesn’t stick out. I love that it’s easy to access. I just love this bag." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $15

    21. A two-piece bamboo melamine floral serving platter that is gorgeous and will mix function and fashion when you serve your food outdoors this summer. The raised edges prevent food spills, and the platters are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Be bold!

    The floral serving plates are holding carious types of food and are surrounded by beverages and other decor like flowers

    Promising review: "Bigger than I expected!! Both are great sizes for hosting dinners! I love this whole collection and all the prints. Can’t wait to use it this summer!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $15 (available in three colors)

    22. A citrus swizzle stick ice mold to create impressive and intricate shapes for your drinks. This large ice cube will cool your drink easily and quickly while looking *so* freakin' cute. Plus, they're easy to pop out of the silicone mold. These are a NEED, not a want.

    The three-tiered citrus ice cube is over a glass of what looks like lemonade

    Promising review: "Cool for cocktails. A fun way to cool drinks." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    23. A Dr Teal's melatonin sleep lotion that's phthalate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free. The shea butter, cocoa butter and vitamin E will help replenish your skin after a fun summer, and the melatonin will help you ease back into your routine as summer winds down.

    The purple to blue ombre bottle with stars and flowers says "Dr Teal's Body Lotion" and says "Sleep Lotion with Melatonin & Essential Oils" in a purple banner below

    Promising review: "I sometimes have a problem going to sleep at night & this lotion surprisingly help! For a few bucks, I thought 'Just try. You have nothing to lose.' I’m glad I bought it, and love the smell of it, as well." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    24. A decorative citronella candle to keep bugs away and provide comforting light. The candle burns up to 12 hours, and the refreshing scent is enjoyable and helpful. Lifesaver!

    The cylindrical candle holder is in the sun orange color and has a white candle inside

    Promising review: "I have bought 10+ of these in the last six weeks. These are better than bug spray. Every single one burned evenly and all the way down. I barely noticed they existed besides the pleasant experience of sitting outside. I typically set two on the ground underneath either side of the table on the patio (no kids and no pets), and I am constantly satisfied by how much I sit outside and how few bug bites I have (mid-July now, woody area). It’s 100% worth it." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $5 (available in two colors)

    25. A CamelBak 12-ounce vacuum insulated stainless steel camp mug that's perfect for road trips, camping or a day on the water. Keep liquids cold for six hours and hot for four. Plus, it's spill-resistant! Pretty cool, huh!?

    The green mug is in an adult's hand and is resting on a surfboard with a body of water in the background

    Promising review: "I like the smaller size. Keeps beverages hot for a long time (even without the lid on). Easy to keep clean." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99 (available in four colors)

    26. A tie-dye kit to help you relive a summer classic. Make custom T-shirts out of non-toxic materials with loved ones of all ages! You'll create something you can wear and enjoy time and time again.

    There is a finished blue and green toned shirt as well as supplies and another shirt in progress

    Promising review: "We just had a tie-dye party and this kit was amazing!!! The shirts turned out great!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $10

    27. A popcorn machine that'll bring the summertime moviegoing experience straight to your home. The popcorn maker has a 20-cup capacity and mixes novelty with saving money and time. You can fire up this set to bond with loved ones whenever you want!

    The machine is red and says "WestBend" "Popcorn" and has kernels and oil surrounding it

    Promising review: "Love this so much! Was worth every penny! I like to sprinkle some salt in with the coconut oil and kernels, and it comes out SO GOOD! And so easy to use, too!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $62.99

    28. A Bluetooth microphone because it's a cheap and easy way to sing karaoke or just jam out. The device has lighting effects that sync with the music and singing and it works with all music apps. Plus, there are six voice-changing effects to goof off to. This'll be your next handy party trick.

    There are two teenagers singing with the microphone that says "PARTY MACHINE"

    Promising review: "I love this thing! Great for road trips with friends and family. You can Bluetooth it right off your phone and sing along to the music. There are so many features that come with it like voice changing and taking the lead singer out of the song so it’s just like karaoke. It has cool lights as well." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99

    29. A Sony extra bass waterproof Bluetooth speaker that will be your new best friend. This handy device has up to 12 hours of battery life and sync up to 100 speakers. (What!?) You can use this for outdoor or indoor jams this summer.

    The black speaker says "SONY" and is in the arm hole of a folding chair at a campsite

    Promising review: "For the money, this speaker has a great sound! It’s super simple to set up and control. The battery lasts a good while." –Target Reviewer

    Price: $99.99 (available in five colors)

    30. A jumbo tipping tower game because it's a spin on a childhood favorite. Create an afternoon of fun with these colorful blocks that are reusable and easy to transport. Just don't be the one to make the tower fall. ;)

    The jumbo tower has pink, red and yellow blocks

    Promising review: "My kids had so much fun with this. I was a little annoyed that there wasn’t the same number of each color (an extra red instead of yellow) and one of the blocks is not the same thickness as the others. But it still works and is a lot of fun to play with. Very loud when it topples over!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $80

    31. A Polaroid OneStep+ Camera that'll capture all of your summer memories while adding a retro touch. Practice your photography skills and enjoy instant keepsakes. And don't be afraid to get a little artsy-fartsy!

    The black camera says "Polaroid" and "OneStep+" with rainbow stripes connecting the lens to the body of the camera

    Promising review: "Great throwback camera. Creates classic retro photos in the nostalgic quality new cameras just can't capture. Keep in mind that film can get pricey, especially if you use it regularly, but it is well worth it. Very easy to use. Quick start-up instructions made it a breeze. The exterior is hard plastic, but not something I'd want to drop or knock over. But overall a great camera. Very happy with my purchase!" –Target Reviewer

    Price: $139.99

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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