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    Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jul 7, 2020

    28 Summertime Problem-Solving Products You'll Probably Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    Small problems — from sweaty feet (antiperspirant lotion) to the sun's glare (~polarized~ sunglasses) — solved.

    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 pair of polarized sunglasses to seriously reduce glare and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, whether you're driving, boating, swimming, or just chilling in your backyard.

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    The first time I tried polarized glasses (tho they were fancier than these), we were on a beach in Hawaii and my mom let me borrow her pair. It was clear water anyway, but I could suddenly see SO much more detail through to the bottom, because it blocked the sun's glare so effectively. Now I'll only wear polarized!

    These have 100% UV protection, which is the most important thing to look for in sunglasses, according to The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Reviewers say each pair comes with a case, a cleaning cloth, and a mini screwdriver for tightening them if needed.

    Promising reviews: "I was driving directly into the sun yesterday and they did a damn good job of cutting the glare and enhancing my surroundings." —Henryhillsmom

    "I bought these as a cheap and quick replacement to similar looking sunglasses that recently were stolen. I had no hope for these being as great but was extremely happy to be wrong. These are very comfortable and the polarized lenses are wonderful and work quite well. These do not feel cheap, the quality is great! I am all around happier with this purchase than I was with similar sunglasses with an extra $100 on the price tag." —Anastasia Tavenier

    Get a pair on Amazon for $19.99 (15 variations of different frame and lens colors available; some mirrored, some not).

    2. An insect repellant made with picaridin instead of DEET, which means a) you won't smell terrible (it's unscented) and b) you can worry less about SO many bugs, including mosquitos, ticks, biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies.

    A model holding a medium bottle of the repellant
    Sawyer

    You can get it in both lotion and spray forms; the lotion lasts the longest (up to 14 hours against mosquitos and ticks) but the spray's easy to apply on clothes (and lasts up to 12 hours against mosquitos and ticks). I think it's not technically quite as effective as DEET against mosquitos, but if you hate the smell and texture of the stuff, this is a great alternative.

    Promising review: "This is the absolute best bug repellent out there. My four year old–son is severely allergic to mosquito bites. When he does get bit, they swell to the size of a half dollar, get hard and hot and often turn into a staph infection. Every summer he was getting antibiotic prescriptions and I was starting to get seriously worried. We tried so many bug sprays but they just didn't work. My sweet baby is just irresistible. I took him to an allergist and he recommended Sawyer Picaridin. I have been so happy with this bug repellent. Since using this bug spray, we haven't had to deal with a single bug bite and no more antibiotics!!" —Sarah R.

    Get it on Amazon: the lotion for $8.95+ and the spray for $8.25+ (both available in multiple sizes, and the spray's available as either a pump or an aerosol).

    3. A set of sexy anti-chafe lace bands because dresses are sooo comfortable to wear when it's hot outside right up until that moment you take a few steps and feel your thighs rub together — and these put a stop to that discomfort, instantly.

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    Reviewers do say that if you're between sizes (or even an exact number of inches that corresponds to a size), order down one so they stay!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! 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."

    I did measure my thigh to get an accurate size rather than guessing, but it is definitely true to that measurement. And they do take some fine tuning to make sure that they don't roll, but once you find that spot, they don't move!! I got the lacy ones and they are sexy and soft to the touch with the silicone on the top and bottom. Highly recommended!!!" —A. Spencer

    Get them on Amazon for $16.95+ (eight colors, some available both in lace and solid).

    4. Or an anti-friction stick so you can apply it anywhere you know you're prone to chafing and blisters before you head out for whatever adventure (or work) your summer has in store.

    Four of the deodorant shaped and sized sticks
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Working outside in the heat has caused me to research different products over the years to find one that actually works on reducing/eliminating skin rash, skin tags, and other skin irritations in crotch and armpit areas. THIS IS IT! I have been using Friction Defense for almost three years. It only takes a thin coat of this odorless and greaseless product to provide comfort. And it does not stain clothing." —JOTS - USA

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $28.57.

    5. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag, which both protects your swimsuits in the washer — you've gotta get that chlorine and sunscreen out somehow — and catches those tiny plastic microfibers that your suit's synthetic fabric releases anytime it's washed so they don't add to the pollution of the planet's rivers, lakes, and oceans.

    Reformation, REI

    Of course it's also great for ANYTHING made from synthetic fabrics, not just swimsuits! It can totally be washed along with a bigger load of laundry; however, it's NOT dryer safe. (Which, your swimsuits aren't either.) And you'll want to remove any loose / visible dirt and animal hair from your clothes before putting stuff in it.

    Promising review: "I bought a Guppyfriend a little under a year ago and haven’t looked back. The bag itself is durable and shows no signs of wear, even at the ends of the zipper. The designers of this bag obviously aimed for quality and hit their mark.

    You can see the microfibers accumulate after the first half a dozen to dozen washes, which I find comforting (this is actually a solution) and discomforting (how many people have no idea washing their clothes is contributing to pollution in our oceans?). The only critique I have is I wish the bag was bigger so I could fit more clothes per load, and this use less energy and water. But one step at a time, yes?

    All in all, an affordable, easily implemented lifestyle change and solution to one of the many ways our everyday lives are slowly eroding the health of the planet. Purchase yours today and be part of the solution!" —Rachel0122

    Get one from Reformation, REI, or Patagonia for $34.95.

    6. A set of little plastic caps to prevent your high heels from sinking into grass, gravel, and dirt and make your shoes feel a little more stable on basically any surface.

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    They come in four different sizes, so you can pick the one that will work best for the shoes you have in mind. The opening of each cap is flexible, which lets you easily get your shoe's heel in there, but it's reinforced at the bottom (and the part that touches the floor has an anti-slip tread texture) for sturdiness. They can also help prevent long dresses from catching on heels, according one reviewer.

    Promising review: "This product is PERFECT!!! My heel size is 10mm so I ordered a small and they fit snugly (which is how they are supposed to fit) in the heel. This is perfect for my upcoming engagement photo session outside!" —Angela Moody

    Get them on Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A waterproof pouch so you can take your phone swimming, fishing, beaching, tubing, rafting, kayaking, and kiddie pool-ing without worrying about it for one second.

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    It fits any phone up to 100mm x 170mm (or about 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches). If you decide to 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. Oh, and you can totally use the touchscreen through the case — including the camera! People take incredible photos with it.

    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 $7.99+ (13 colors available).

    8. A chemical-free standing weeder because the weeds like the summer sunshine as much as any of us, and you shouldn't have to bend down to pull up those pesky rogue dandelions.

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    Unless you want to harvest and eat the dandelion greens, I guess. Or like getting your hands dirty, which is totally acceptable. Made with a bamboo handle and powder-coated steel, it uses a simple lever system to made weeding easy.

    Promising review: "Oh my god, I friggin' love this tool. I bought this on a whim given we bought our first house and know nothing about caring for a yard. Boy has it come in handy. Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don't think anyone can say that weeding is fun but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get, especially when you see a long root along with the weed you pulled." —JG

    Get it on Amazon for $35.95.

    9. A sunburn lotion that may help prevent that dreaded peel thanks to the power combo of cooling aloe and hydrating coconut oil.

    A reviewer's before: with a sunburned back and after: with the sunburn greatly faded, their back looking tan
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    As someone with more experience with sunburns than I'd like, I've found the key to reducing peeling is to pick a lotion you like enough that you don't mind reapplying it twice a day (including after showers).

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    10. A lightweight sunscreen designed specifically for your face, because the best way to actually solve that sunburn problem is prevention, by finding a product that you like enough to use every single day.

    The bottle of Neutrogena Clear-Face Break-Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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    As with all skincare YMMV, but I picked up this broad spectrum, SPF 30 face sunscreen last summer use daily. While it's not perfect (it does leave a sheen on my oil-prone skin, but I use a translucent powder as part of my regular makeup routine and that takes care of it), it hasn't made my acne worse, which other sunscreens I've tried do — and I'm now on my third bottle. The real key is to figure out a sunscreen you'll actually use!

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a facial sunscreen with an SPF over 20 that doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes and feels good on my skin. I finally found it! I use this on my face and neck and chest throughout the summer and any day I’m going to be outside for over an hour. I always wipe my eyebrows with a tissue to remove any lotion that may be in them to prevent it from melting into my eyes later." —danncer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $7.95.

    11. Or a reef and ocean friendly–sunscreen that, besides being water resistant, broad spectrum, vitamin E–enriched, cruelty-free, vegan, moisturizing, non-comedogenic, and oil-free, won't leave you with any of that pesky white residue.

    A model holding a bottle of the Sunbum SPF 50 Sunscreen
    amazon.com

    You do have to reapply every few hours especially if you're swimming or toweling off regularly, but that's the case with literally every sunscreen on the planet (or at least every one I've encountered!).

    Promising review: "I can safely say that this sunscreen has way exceeded my expectations. I am quite impressed. I was a bit skeptical at first about as to whether or not I'd like the scent. The best descriptor is a combination of banana and coconut. Gets an A+ in my book. I'm generally sensitive to certain fragrances. but the smell isn't too overpowering — it is definitely noticeable, but in a good way. Consistency-wise, it's not oily/greasy! It does have a bit of a "lotion-like" feel when putting it on, compared to some of the "dry" sunscreens out there. Nonetheless, it rubs in quite well, and the feel isn't even noticeable when fully rubbed in. The water resistance is a plus, and one thing that stood out to me was despite being water resistant, this sunscreen isn't one that almost creates a "film" or causes water to "bead."" —Random Buyer (An Actual Person!)

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99+ (available in SPFs 15, 30, 50, and 70).

    12. And a bottle of spray sunscreen so your kids (or you!) can hop out of the pool, skip the thorough towel-dry (because it's specifically designed so it won't drip off wet skin), and quickly reapply.

    The spray can of Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Beach & Pool Broad Spectrum SPF 70+
    amazon.com

    As with all spray sunscreens, make sure to rub it in and around after you spray, because while spraying's quicker than spreading regular lotion, it still needs help covering every last inch! And technically the directions say you're supposed to wait for 15 minutes before getting back into the water.

    Promising review: "I love this sunscreen for my kids. I used it all last summer. It protects them when they put it on and jump right into the water. It's really easy to apply since you don't have to dry them off. No sunburns all summer thanks to this stuff. Also, it doesn't irritate their skin like some of the other sprays have done. It's now the only sunscreen I buy. Try the face sticks, they work great too." —Jessica

    Get two bottles on Amazon for $15.97.

    13. A compact dehumidifier because in many states, summer means extra humidity and this will help halt any mold and mildew growth in your bathroom, motor home, or other small spaces.

    The dehumidifier, with an on/off switch, a vent panel that sucks in the air, and a removable bucket that collects the water
    Amazon

    It even helps with that musty smell that eventually builds up in humid places. It's nice and small, but can de-humidify spaces up to 1200 cubic feet. And its water tank holds several days worth of water, so you don't have to constantly empty it out.

    Promising review: "I recently purchased an older house that has a bit of a humidity issue in a state with a bit of a humidity issue. I have one in the bedroom, one in the living room and one in the kitchen. I could feel a difference in the air right away. I was able to increase the temperature on my air conditioner, and it even got a little chilly in the house because the humidity level had improved. They take water out of the air at an amazing rate, and I have to empty the tanks every couple of days. The size is nice too: they are small, unobtrusive, and as much as a dehumidifier can be, kind of cute." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $44.99.

    14. And speaking of mold and mildew: an electric power washer because all your outdoor surfaces and furniture just plain get dirty over the years, and sometimes it's nice to take an afternoon to blast off all the gunk.

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    Not to mention extremely satisfying. It comes with five quick-connect cleaning tips so you can choose the perfect one for the task at hand — including a tip for soap, which you can use to easily wash your car. It generates up to 2030 PSI and has a two-year warranty.

    Promising review: "It mastered cleaning my garage floors after a snowy and salty New England winter brilliantly. I have since found myriad other places to use it: lawn furniture, tech decking, wooden stair treads, and most recently deep cleaning a bluestone patio that has become discolored from year of oak pollen and leaves. I was impressed that it provides pinpoint accuracy (using 15 degree nozzle) and with a little care and time, was able to get great results. The spray pressure is not adjustable and the detergent bins are a little wonky (held in place with just a groove under a panel). But the motor is quiet, cuts off when not in use, and it's super easy to move around." —Mike M

    Get it on Amazon for $149.

    15. A setting spray so you can ensure your makeup lasts through even the sweatiest, most humid days with just a spritz or two.

    A reviewer's before: with full face of makeup and spray just applied and after: 12 hours later, all the makeup but her lipstick still intact
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This lasts and leaves makeup perfectly in place for long hours. I live in humid Louisiana and work in the film industry. This product withstands heat, humidity, light rain, and sweating. Even on your lips and brows. Makeup washes away easily too. I absolutely LOVE it and from now on it's a permanent addition to my makeup routine daily." —Lynette

    Get it on Amazon for $8.36.

    16. And a hair serum infused with argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera because those essential ingredients make it easy for even frizz-prone hair to hold its own against humidity's demands.

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    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A single blade, all-metal rose gold safety razor that — if you choose to shave — helps eliminate ingrown hair and razor burn for good, because it removes the hair right at the skin's surface level and doesn't include any other blades that just end up irritating your skin.

    Oui The People

    Basically, on a five-blade razor, the first blade removes the hair, and the other four blades cut the hair super low so they end up below the surface of your skin — part of the cause of ingrowns. And all that extra scraping against your skin can irritate the hair follicle, to, which causes razor burn. This razor from Black-owned brand Oui The People removes the hair right at the surface of your skin, skipping all of that! (Oh, *and* it's plastic-free!)

    Promising review: "NEVER in my life have I shaved without experiencing razor burn, ingrown hairs, and irritation....until i switched to this safety razor. It’s SUPER easy to get the hang of. My first shave I didn't nick myself once! It's honestly unbelievable, and my skin feels amazing." —Ameia Smith

    Pre-order it from Oui The People for $75 (available in three colors; razors are currently made to order and ship in 8-10 weeks).

    18. A blister prevention balm — breaking in a new pair of flats or sandals is never fun, but this might help make it a little less painful. And if your shoes STILL blister even after you've done a bunch of walking in them, it will continue to have your back. Or, well, your heels, arch, and toes.

    A hand holding the mini deodorant stick sized and shaped balm
    Body Glide / instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love this product! I have a pair of espadrille sandals and one of the straps was literally cutting into my foot when I first wore them. After a bandage healed it, I applied the Foot Glide liberally to all the edges where the straps contacted my foot. No more pain, no rubbing or blisters, and not even any redness. It doesn't make your foot slippery or wet, but it feels like a waxy version of a lotion that feels smooth where previously there was chafing. Don't try it over an open sore as it is not meant for that. Also, the shoe has to closely fit your foot appropriately with just a rubbing or chafing problem. If the shoe is way too small, no amount of product will solve that; instead, invest in a good pair of shoe stretchers and some stretching spray. After that, the Foot Glide should work fine if you still need it." —Amy H

    Get it on Amazon for $8.

    19. A clarifying shampoo ideal for removing that swimming pool chlorine buildup causing your blonde hair to turn green, or your hair of any color to just constantly smell like the chemical.

    Hand holding the large bottle of Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three
    Paul Mitchell / instagram.com

    Promising review: "Great for use after swimming. My daughter’s hair turned very green from the chlorine, and it was still green after washing it twice with this. So we washed her hair with ketchup, and then washed the ketchup out with this again and it worked. We maintained washing her hair with this through the summer and it didn’t turn green again. It definitely strips the hair, so I always condition twice after using this." —I'll take 5

    Get it on Amazon for $11.50.

    20. A pair of supportive workout shorts with a) flat-lock seams that won't chafe, b) moisture-wicking quick-dry fabric to help with that summer s-w-e-a-t, and c) POCKETS so whether you wear 'em under something or just by themselves, you have a handy spot to stash stuff.

    SuperFit Hero

    The brand also has a v. cool Body Positive Fitness Finder on their site, if you're looking for new workout options!

    Promising review: "These are the best shorts! They don't roll down, they hold you in without feeling restrictive, and no chafing at all." —Rebecca S.

    Get it from SuperFit Hero for $58 (available in sizes XS–5XL).

    21. A mini personal fan to help stave off sweat, if your home's AC doesn't quite do enough for your bathroom vanity or desk nook.

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    Promising reviews: "This fan has been great so far! It's compact and fits in my work space perfectly. It blows just enough air, considering its size. Level one feels like a gentle breeze and level two is similar to a low setting of a standard fan. It isn't very wide, so the air is concentrated to wherever you point it. It doesn't oscillate on its own, but you can easily turn it if you need to blow air in another direction. I really like the versatility in that in addition to turning horizontally, it can be adjusted vertically to straight up if you wanted. This allows you to place it in different places because the air will still blow on you." —Christy19

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99 (five colors available).

    22. A durable pet cooling mat filled with non-toxic gel — it stays five to ten degrees cooler than the surrounding temp, so your furbaby can quickly chill out even if they've been running laps in the heat.

    A reviewer's small dog asleep on the mat
    amazon.com

    It wipes clean, and doesn't require any refrigeration or anything.

    Promising review: "I have a pug and a toy fox terrier/chihuahua mix and they absolutely love this thing. I just leave it sitting on the living room floor and they gravitate towards it when they need to cool down (and sometimes fight over it). Both fit simultaneously if they are in the mood for sharing the space. The mat is tough too — I don't think the dog nails can penetrate it." —E Marsh

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three colors).

    23. And a paw washer so they can enjoy running through the mud after a cozy summer rain without causing your floors or furniture any undue distress when they come bounding up to the back door.

    Model holds the pint-glass size washer, which has interior silicone brushes, while a dog dips their paw into it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $12+ (available in small, medium, and large sizes; with or without a lid; and in six colors).

    24. Some foot antiperspirant lotion specifically formulated to prevent excess sweating, whatever it is that triggers yours. Controlling the sweat can also help stop your feet and shoes from getting too smelly!

    The bottle of Carpe Antiperspriant lotion for feet
    Carpe / instagram.com

    Promising reviews: "This is the only thing that has ever worked for my foot perspiration. It is wonderful, my feet are DRY when I take my boots off when I come in from work. If you think you've tried everything and don't think this will help...it will!" —USMC/MCSO

    "This product is as advertised: it stops your feet from sweating. It doesn't take much product, a very small amount, rub into clean, dry feet vigorously, wait 10 minutes, then put on socks and shoes. I used it at night as well as in the morning, and it worked great. I can even skip a day. Love this stuff." —Alison Widmer

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. And a pair of washable flats perfect if you're tired of throwing out shoes that get unbearably stinky after just a few months of wear, because that's just what happens when you wear shoes without socks.

    Rothy's / Instagram, Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed

    I've owned and loved my one pair of these since 2017, when a few of us first reviewed 'em. They are by far the pair of shoes I wear most often (my Birks come in close second), precisely because — besides being incredibly comfortable, especially once they form to your feet — they're so easy to wash the moment they start to smell. I usually gently hand wash 'em with a scrub brush in my tub because I live in NYC and don't have access to one in my apartment, but I've washed them in a machine several times back at my parents place and they hold up really well. TBH mine STILL look as new as they did when I first got them, and FWIW I find I can wear mine for a couple of weeks before they get stinky (unlike the reviewer below). I'm wearing them right now! Oh, and it's just a perk that they're made from recycled water bottles.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes, and will slowly build up a wardrobe of them. Right now I have black and navy. The black are more than a year old (have been washed more times than I can remember) and are still in great shape, so I feel like they are worth the investment. They are incredibly comfortable. Only real downside: they do make your feet stink after a few (5–10) wears, but then it's just time to throw them in the wash and all is well. Mainly an issue when I am wearing them day after day in the summer." —Karen W.

    Get them from Rothy's for $125+ (four styles available in many patterns; sizes 5–12, including half sizes).

    26. A double wall vacuum insulated–water bottle because despite your best efforts to put up your car's sunshade and park in the shadiest spot in the lot, when temps reach their peak your water needs a little something extra to actually stay cold.

    Model holding the 21 oz bottle, which is tall and narrow
    HydroFlask

    They make 'em in several sizes, but this one will actually fit in your car's cupholders. And its lid has a straw cap you can pull open and push to close, to minimize the risk of spills!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter and the sport top is perfect for her to carry it around and while keeping her drink sealed and cool. She uses it daily and takes it everywhere, her drink stays cool even when left in the hot car while we run into a store. Would definitely purchase again!" —HqMm3

    Get it from Moosejaw (available in three colors) or Hydroflask (available in seven colors) for $26.96, or from Amazon for $32.56+ (available in eight colors).

    27. A sharp, serrated watermelon knife that part of you willl want to dedicate to slicing *only* the most iconic summer fruit, because it just makes the job SO much easier than regular knives.

    A model slices watermelon with the green-handled, red-bladed serrated knife
    Kuhn Rikon

    Yes, it is basically an ordinary serrated knife that looks like a watermelon, BUT if your regular serrated knife has seen better days, why not have some fun?

    Promising reviews: "This is the third knife we have purchased. This one was another gift, this time for a food loving–couple. They love it. They said it is something they would never have thought to buy themselves but are now using it for many purposes beyond slicing melons. Item is a great value. Well-made, good blade, and great also for slicing soft or crusty breads, corn on the cob, and meats." —jt3a2

    Get it on Amazon for $20.

    28. A pack of oil blotting tissues — IDK if it's just me, but I swear something about heat and humidity makes my oily skin even worse, and these will soak up any excess in no time.

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    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack of 100 on Amazon for $6.95.

    Your friends to you, because now you know exactly how solve all of their (small) summertime problems:

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