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    31 Products That Embody All Of The Best Parts Of Summer

    Nothing screams, "summer is here" like pool floats, shimmery body oil, and chair hammocks.

    1. Statement-making pool floats, because of course we'd start this post with not one, but two! Now you can A) keep your drink with you at all times, B) look freaking adorable, and C) prevent your hair from getting wet*.

    2. A custom backyard sign so everyone knows when they enter your patio that this is where they'll find "good food, good people, and good times."

    a wood sign that reads,
    Christina Craft Mind

    Christina Craft Mind is a family-owned business based in Patchogue, New York, creating personalized, wood-engraved signs. This fun shop has so many other great options, so be sure to check out their entire Etsy page!

    Get it from Christina Craft Mind on Etsy for $55+ (available in six sizes and an indoor or outdoor version).

    3. A shimmery body oil that'll leave behind delicious sparkles on your skin so it literally glows in the sunshine. And truly, what's better than shimmer, sunshine, and sparkles? They're the three pillars of summer!

    gif of person applying the shimmery oil onto legs
    different shades of the oil styled in beach sand
    Sol de Janeiro

    Promising review: "This has the perfect amount of shimmer and smells amazing! It is a little bit oily, but not too much. I have purchased body lotions with as much shimmer or more that were not oily at all. While this is definitely a shimmer OIL, it is not overly oily and absorbs pretty quickly. Gives a beautiful shimmer and glow!" —Jennifer J.

    Get it from Sol de Janeiro for $35 (available in three shades).

    4. A crop top that can be worn so many ways, making this the most versatile piece in your closet. Tie it in the front, wrap it to the side. This blank canvas is yours.

    Promising review: "Baddie on a budget. I wore this shirt during the day with a tie knot at the chest and then for dinner made it into a wrap shirt and tied it at the back. Super versatile." —Lilybeth Murcia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and 26 colors/prints).

    5. A paw-activated water fountain to give your pups a refreshing drink of water when it gets extra toasty outside. Pure bliss for them, complete entertainment for you.

    reviewer image of two dogs drinking from the outdoor paw-activated water fountain
    different reviewer dog jumping in air to catch water

    Promising review: "We have an enormous, 9-month old German Shepherd puppy, incredibly active, very smart, who loves to play in water. Outside, he'll head for the nearest faucet and beg you to turn on the water. It took him about two minutes to figure out how to use it, and after that he was in heaven. When he'd pretty much soaked the entire patio, we unscrewed the unit, went back into the house with a soggy pup, and listened to him mourn his lost toy for the next 15 minutes. When he's outside now, you'll find him at his fountain, soaking wet." —CMorgan

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    6. An insulated koozie made just for seltzers and slim beer cans so your drink stays crisp, cool, and refreshing even in the scorching sun. Cheers! 

    Promising review: "If you like to drink the slim cans, you totally need to pick up one (or two or three!) of these. This was my first Brumate item, so I was very surprised at how durable it was and heavy (in a good way, not heavy in a bad way). It was SO effective here in Florida since it's still hot here even in winter. I love the bright aqua color, and I'm already planning on grabbing a few more. —Sunny Sweet Days

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. Or! A glass tumbler if you're tired of drinking your daily iced coffees from a boring ol' glass. This comes with a straw, silicone sleeve (condensation, who??), and fancy lid.

    person holding the pink tumbler
    reviewer holding the tumbler with coffee inside

    Promising review: "This cup is perfect! The aesthetic is exactly as advertised and the tumbler looks and feels very high quality. It's easy to clean and the lid suctions on nicely so more spills are prevented. I use this everyday for my iced coffee and it keeps it nice and cool throughout the morning. Especially for the price you pay, this cup is a great deal!" —Maddie Bangz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in 40 colors/styles).

    8. A mini, tabletop fireplace with a chic glass barrier to make dinners and game nights sooo much better. Imagine eating around the table with this lighting up the night — ahh, it's just so quaint.

    tabletop fireplace lit on rocks and placed on table
    One Man Garage / Etsy

    This darling small business is based in Nashville, Tennessee and sells so many great pieces that would make lovely gifts. Seriously, go check out their entire Etsy page to see all of the wonderful things they're creating at One Man Garage.

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6 oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon for $19.83.

    Get it from One Man One Garage on Etsy for $24+.

    9. An adorable new ruffly swimsuit, because cute clothes are the epitome of summer, especially a two-piece option. That's just a fact, I don't make the rules!

    reviewer taking close-up selfie wearing swimsuit in mirror
    different reviewer wearing two piece ruffly suit in botanical print

    Promising review: "Love this suit! I was hesitant because of the ruffles, but I am so happy I rolled the dice and ordered. I am a 36D and I ordered a large and it fit perfectly! I also enjoyed that it was not a halter, but still offered a ton of support." —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.33+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 24 prints/colors)/

    10. And! A pair of cover-up pants with a sheer fabric and ruffle side that'll look absolutely darling with your swimsuits. Go ahead, twirl in this flirty number!

    reviewer wearing the sheer pants with swimsuit
    different reviewer wearing pants with swimsuit

    Promising review: "Super cute! I used this as a cover-up for my swimsuit! I got a lot of compliments and felt super comfortable! Definitely recommend." —A. Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors).

    11. A sleek standing cooler featuring a detachable tub, bottle opener, and towel rack for keeping your refreshments chilled during your weekend cookouts.

    the standing cooler filled with drinks
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "I wanted a large cooler for entertaining and this cooler works great. It looks great with its stainless steel easy to clean exterior and black lid. It sits nicely on the sturdy base with large easy to roll wheels which make it easy to move around and has a handy tray for supplies. Standing at 35 inches tall makes for a comfortable height to easily reach cold drinks. The cooler can also be lifted off of its base and used by itself, but me and my guests loved that you didn't have to bend over to rummage for a drink. There is a handy bottle cap opener and a place for cap collections. The handles are very sturdy and allow you to easily lift the cooler as needed. I filled with ice and drinks and on the next day there was still a significant amount of ice in the cooler. This item is great for entertaining because it is stylish, practical and looks great. Very happy." —

    Get it from The Home Depot for $223.09.

    12. An eyeshadow palette literally named "California Love" and packed with warm hues, sunset colors, and gold glitters. Does it get more summery than that?!

    eyeshadow palette showing 12 different shades
    model with a look created with palette

    Promising review: "Being a beginner with makeup, I was nervous to get a palette with a lot of colors. However, this palette is beautiful. Lots of color, minimum fallout, and it blends beautifully! Will definitely be buying more from Colourpop." —Kaitlyn 

    Get it from ColourPop for $18.

    13. A charcuterie board because your backyard hangs are in dire need of cheese board of this level. 

    round charcuterie board with two layers that open up to provide more space

    The set includes the four bowls and a matching knife set with four utensils.

    Promising review: "It really is beautiful! The packaging is super elegant! The wood is nice and thick. The ceramic dishes are generous in size and four was really enough for the kalamata olives, pickled onions, roasted peppers and black olives. All three cheeses fit nicely in the center. The utensils worked very well and storing them inside was a nice touch. The magnetic closure worked well. Overall, we really liked it, and will use it each time we have an 'appetizer meal.' It is beautiful as well as practical!" —Mona Amer

    Get it from Amazon for $55.24.

    14. A hammock chair – it was basically designed for you and all your summer reads. Really, this is a match made in heaven.

    Promising review: "There is a reason people still hang hammocks from their trees. And this hammock chair is a perfect example! The wood frame is very sturdy, the knots are well done and the fabric is soooooo soft. I'm 150 lbs. and it held me beautifully, like a babe in the womb. And it holds my husband's 200-lb. frame easily as well. The day it was hung I sat in it for hours and even took a little siesta. Heaven! The only problem I have is that now we need another one because my husband and I fight over who gets to sit in it! Fantastic product! Best money I've spent in a long time!" —BN-Katy TX

    Get it from Amazon from $43.99+ (available in three colors).