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    Here Are 29 Random Products For Anyone Who Gets Excited About Summer

    Whether it's a soft serve maker so you can make ice cream at home or a watermelon slicer, you'll enjoy summer a little bit more with these.

    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. An amazing soft-serve maker that transforms your favorite frozen fruit into yummy (and nutritious) soft serve. It's so good you won't feel any yearning when the ice cream truck's jingles ring through your neighborhood.

    The machine making strawberry soft serve
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    You can add flavors like chocolate too, and the chute, plunger, and blade are dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Easy, fast, and works amazingly well. LOVE this product! Now I have something to do with all my bananas. Also, it makes really good acai bowls (packets from Costco). It's easy, fast, relatively quiet, and cleans up easy. What else can be said. If you have kids, they will love helping you make soft serve ice cream. We made pineapple last night — so yummy." —CMA

    Get it from Amazon for $48.81.

    2. An effective Etude House sunscreen with SPF 50 and a light airy finish to protect your skin without making it feel heavy or greasy (the fault of many sunscreens 😔).

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    Promising review: "This is the best face sunscreen I have ever tried. I have oily, acne-prone skin and I hate wearing sunscreen because it would always break me out. I decided to give this one a try and let me tell you it is a godsend. It has a nice watery, milky texture, matte finish, and feels so light. It definitely didn't make my skin oily or greasy feeling. I did notice that this sunscreen clings to the dry patches on my skin; it makes them a bit noticeable, but it doesn't bother me too much. I would rather have my skin protected from the sun. Don't even think too hard about buying this face sunscreen, just buy it. It'll be the best one you have ever used." —Suri

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    3. A watermelon slicer because it'll make having your fave summer snack a breeze. The slicer is so easy to use all your friends will ask you where you got it.

    The tool, which cuts cubes quickly and easily
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    It comes with a melon baller.

    Promising review: "This tool is so handy! I hate cutting watermelon and this is so fast and easy to use and easy to wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes. It cuts yellow watermelon, too!!! The included baller is great for the small leftover, hard-to-reach places." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.27.

    4. A bug bite suction tool that'll provide almost instant relief from itchiness and remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants left by a bite. No chemicals needed! You'll finally be able to step out for some sun without fear of returning with a million mosquito bites.

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    Promising review: "I cannot stress to you enough how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer in Ohio. It rains a lot. There are a lot of mosquitoes. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We're talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn't make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY. I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? I still really don't know how it does, but it provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me. If you live anywhere where insect bites are common, you need to own one of these!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. An Etude House drying powder that'll absorb sebum, improve your skin barrier, and keep your skin from producing excess oil. With its soft matte finish, you'll look fresh and ready to take on the sun!

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    You can use this for your face, for oily bangs, and as an eyelid primer! This powder has no mineral oil, talc, animal material, or artificial fragrance.

    Promising review: "Totally buy this ASAP because nobody likes it when their makeup is shiny and clumpy. This powder does an amazing job at keeping your skin fresh throughout the whole day. I just put it on in the morning and by the time I get home from work my face still looks as fresh as it did in the morning. No more shiny T-zone for me! It also makes makeup feel light, if that makes sense. And it smells good! Win-win-win." —dezondra

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    6. A pair of high-waisted flowy wide-leg pants because when it's super hot outside, the last thing you wanna do is squeeze yourself into super tight jeans that won't let your legs breathe. These are flowy and perfect for that breezy look!

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    Promising review: "These pants are so comfortable and chic! I love that they are wide legged and flowy. They give you the same breezy feeling that you get with a maxi skirt. The material is super soft and the perfect weight for warm weather pants. The belted ties are just the right length and add a very feminine touch. The pant legs are very wide. I cannot wait for warmer weather to get here so I can wear this outfit!" —Brittany Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and six colors).

    7. A pair of ultra stylish heart sunglasses — the only statement summer accessory you'll ever need. With these, you'll instantly be elevated to movie-star status.

    A reviewer wearing the glasses in white
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    Two of my coworkers, Elizabeth Lilly and Heather Braga, have these glasses and absolutely love them! They have UV400 protection and come with a soft carrying case.

    Promising review: "For 10 dollars, I DEF recommend these. I love fun sunglasses and I love that these are a cheaper alternative to the YSL version. I think I’ll be getting another pair for upcoming festivals!" —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.82+ (available in 16 colors and as a two-pack).

    8. A pack of oil-blotting sheets made with natural bamboo charcoal to whisk away the oil on your entire face anytime, anywhere, any day. The sheets are soft on your skin, they don't disturb makeup, and come with 100 in a pack so they last forever. Just blot and you'll be good as new!

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    These have been my go-to oil blotters for years now. I love them and I think nothing else works quite as well! They're effective and make you look fresh again in seconds. I can't get enough and always buy two or three together for fear of not having any as backup when I run out!

    Promising review: "This works great. I used to purchase the Clean and Clear sheets and the oil on my face would reappear within 15–20 minutes. What I have noticed with the Natural Oil Blotting Papers is once I use it, I can go hours before I would have to use another sheet. I highly recommend this product for anyone who suffers from excess facial oil." —Jermaine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available also in green tea and rose)

    9. A dog ball launcher to make playing fetch with your furry friend even more fun for the both of you! It'll let them get a little more exercise too.

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    Promising review: "I have a young golden retriever who would retrieve balls and Frisbees all day long if my arm could take it. Bought this and love it! I can throw the ball a lot farther and for more throws, so he gets more exercise. Love that I no longer need to bend over to pick up the ball or have to touch a slimy, sandy, filthy ball! It's quite intuitive to use and within about three throws you'll have it down perfectly. You can also use regular tennis balls with it." —J.Essie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.27.

    10. An underarm scrub for clean, bright, and pretty armpits (can armpits be pretty??) so you can wear your tank tops and sleeveless dresses with confidence. This uses coconut, charcoal, apricot seed powder, and green tea leaf to soften and brighten. Though it's marketed for transitioning to natural deodorant, you can use it regardless for clean, nonsmelly underarms!

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    This is paraben-, sulfate-, aluminum- and mineral oil-free. It's also vegan and cruelty-free and made with recycled material.

    Promising review: "This product is marketed for those transitioning from regular deodorant to natural. I use it every time I shower. This stuff is soo great! The scrub is not harsh and makes my skin soft and the charcoal lightens any darkness and purifies. The light smell of coconut is delicious! Not overpowering at all. Would absolutely recommend whether transitioning or not. It's perfect for everyday use."MiKu82215

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A giant bubble wand kit because we all need magical giant bubbles to brighten up our summers (and our lives). Play with these in your backyard, balcony, wherever — it'll keep everyone entertained for hours regardless of age!

    A huge rainbow-ish bubble in the air made by a reviewer
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    Promising review: "I never write a review good or bad about any products, however I felt like I needed to for this. We brought this to to the park and my little ones loved it so much that they didn’t want to even go on any of the swings. The bubbles were really giant and long-lasting. Everyone in the park came up to us to ask us where we got it and if they can try it. We didn’t even come close to finishing the bubble solution!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three styles).

    12. A set of ice pop molds to satisfy your sweet tooth whenever you want! This'll bring the spirit of summer to your home and your taste buds even when you're quarantining.

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    This popsicle tray comes with 50 popsicle sticks and 50 popsicle bags and even a little recipe booklet!

    Promising review: "EXCELLENT! love the shape of the pop. Cute and vintage-looking. Easy to unmold. No need to run under warm water. Just let sit in counter for a few minutes and it slides out with ease. Pop right into the plastic storage bags that came with it. The bags are great! I ordered more sticks and bags on Amazon. Nice that it makes 10 pops at a time. Stands up great on its own. I put it on a 1/4 sized cookie sheet and placed it in the freezer." —gina deriso

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    13. A set of anti-chafe lace bands so you can finally walk in your favorite dresses without your thighs making you miserable.

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    Reviewers say that if you're between sizes, order down one so they stay up on your thighs! Many BuzzFeed readers have actually tried these and given four or five stars; you can even read their reviews on Amazon!

    One of our producers also tested this along with other products for thigh chafing and chose this as one of the winners!

    Promising review: "Game-changer! I purchased these after seeing a review on BuzzFeed. They are amazing. No matter my weight, my thighs have rubbed together all my life. I’m active and an avid walker, but usually avoided dresses in the summer. These are discreet, the lacy ones are sexy, and I can walk for miles in cute dresses without discomfort."A. Papoutsakis

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in 17 styles).

    14. A compact electric air fryer that'll be your go-to for all your summer food faves, trust me. You'll be able to make everything from chicken wings to to fries to hamburgers, and more — all without oil! It's like magic.

    The air fryer in turquoise
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    If it's your first time using an air fryer or you want to get the most out of your gadget, check out super helpful tips and tricks here! And take a look at our roundup of delicious air fryer snack recipes to see all the yummy foods you can whip up with it.

    Promising review: "Love it! I had it on my counter for a year and didn’t realize what I had was gold. My son wanted to know why it was just sitting there. I was apprehensive about using it (does it really taste like fried chicken?). Well I’m hear to tell you it does! It’s crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. All you do is follow the instructions and you will have fried chicken that will melt in your mouth. It does more than that..you can bake bread, jerky, etc. Try it you will be pleased and healthier!" —Baby Freaky Gees

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A rechargeable electric corkscrew for easily opening your wine bottles in seconds — no more struggling and huffing and puffing just to have a glass of wine to accompany the pretty summer sunset. It can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge; plus, the charging stand glows in your choice of color! How cool is that?

    the corkscrew machine
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    Promising review: "I bought the pink one. It's super cute, and the LED light emits a noticeable but not obnoxiously bright glow. I had another brand of electric wine opener in the past, and it didn't have two directional switches, and had a pretty weak motor. This has a strong motor and super simple to use right out of the box. I'm very pleased with this purchase, and for such a good price." —McSassypants

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. A microwave s'mores maker because you can recreate the joy of camping and the magic of a summer campfire right in your kitchen. Yum!

    The tool in a microwave
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    Promising review: "Works great and the s’mores tasted great! This is perfect for when you want a s’more, but don’t want to start a fire!" —J DiBlasio

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    17. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers for ridding your shoes of the stinky goodness that always inevitably occurs in the nasty summer heat. You'll actually be able to wear your fave shoes with the outfit they go with *perfectly.*

    The deodorizers in multiple pairs of shoes
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    To recharge them, you just need to set them outside in the sun (not hard in the summer!).

    Promising review: "This is the second set we've purchased, after trialing them on my husband's work shoes for a few months and seeing great results. They dry out sweaty shoes, reduce odors, and keep regularly worn footwear feeling fresh. Every few months I do remember to set them out in the sunshine for an hour, which is super simple as far as product maintenance goes. Thanks for a great item!" —Katie S.

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.95 (also available in blue).

    18. A glowy and lightweight cream to illuminate your skin and hydrate and brighten skin tone. You can use it as a base before foundation for a bright and dewy glow, or after as a natural highlight. And when it's too much to put on foundation in the heat, use it as a quick skin pick-me-up that evens out your complexion. A dream cream if you will, that'll ensure you look as fresh and radiant as the moon 🌙.

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    Promising review: "I am completely in love! It is so completely lovely and radiant and makes your skin glow without looking greasy or shiny. It goes on smooth and easily. I usually just apply it with my fingertips but I have also used a makeup sponge. For the price, you honestly cannot get a more natural, healthy, and radiant glow. I literally haven't used any of my higher-end or higher-dollar products since buying this."Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.44 (available in four shades).

    19. A lovely midi sundress for piling on the charm and putting you in a summery mood. Plus, the lightweight fabric will keep you comfortable and it has pockets! With so many prints, you're bound to find not one but several that you'll love.

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    Promising review: "Found this dress through a BuzzFeed article and couldn't resist the white sunflowers. The material is stretchy and just fits your body so well. I didn't have any problems with it being see through. The length is cute, the buttons are fake so they stay uniform all the way down, and it's stretchy across the back of the bodice so bigger-chested women would love this. My mom and I have completely different body types and the large fits us both amazingly! Definitely going to try to order as many prints as I can!" —Courtney Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 40 colors/patterns).

    20. A pack of knotted headbands that'll add a super cute vintage aesthetic to your summer looks. Throw this on to fool everyone into thinking you put in work for your hairstyle even if you didn't!

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    I have this set and there are so many to choose from that there's always something that goes with an outfit. Plus, I get compliments every time I wear one!

    Promising review: "They are really cute and goes well with so many occasions and clothes." —Rafinha_Matos

    Get 10 from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. A bottle of NYX setting spray to firmly protect your makeup from melting away. This'll save your hard work and keep you looking fabulous and fresh with the "just applied" look for hours! It's super affordable and comes in both matte and dewy finishes, so choose your fave and spray away.

    The bottle
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    This is my go-to setting spray for every makeup look (I use the dewy finish). I find that it works as well as high-end sprays. I love how it locks the colors in place, keeps me from getting that afternoon grease, and even at the end of the day, I see no streakiness or fading. Please give me all the NYX setting sprays.

    Promising review: "From the way my makeup wears off by the afternoon, you'd think that I had a job as an outdoor construction worker instead of being in a VERY air-conditioned office all day. At 8 a.m., I'm all fresh and pretty, but by 1 p.m., I look like I just made bond after spending the night in jail. I asked some people about finishing sprays and was advised to try a never-fail brand in a little tiny bottle for $45. No thank you! So then I searched Amazon. This NYX finishing spray is amazing! It seriously keeps my makeup in place ALL DAY. No more after lunch touch-ups, except for some lippie. Blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, and foundation are all still right there where I put them, and I love the finish. It looks neither shiny not sweaty, just glowy. And the price! I'm in love. Thank you, NYX!" —S. McKinney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in matte and dewy finishes).

    22. An Etude House water gel tint shaped like a mini ice cream bar to remind you of childhood summers and bring back warmth to your cold soul. It'll hydrate your lips with soap berry extract, and tints completely, leaving you with juicy, flattering color. No need for heavy lipsticks in the heat.

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    I use this for everyday looks when I don't feel like wearing something heavy like lipstick. The color payoff is great and it doesn't fade easily either. When it does start fading, the stain makes it look natural and flattering!

    Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, comes in cute packaging, and doesn't cling to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." —Jaylinn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30+ (available in five colors).

    23. A nonstick electric George Foreman grill that's especially perfect for apartments and small spaces because that shouldn't stop you from fulfilling your burger cravings! And thanks to its removable stand, it suits both the outside and the inside. It's also easy to clean and you don't need butter and oil either!

    The grill with corn, steaks, and veggie kabobs cooking at the same time
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    Promising review: "I just recently moved into an apartment that does not allow charcoal grills! The first time I used this was inside. I barbecued my chicken wings; that was the true test, and they turned out FANTASTIC! Moist, grill marks, and very tasty. Next I grilled hamburgers...PERFECT! The juiciest burgers ever. I am hooked and impressed. It is very easy to assemble, and to clean. I use mine primarily on my countertop and it DOES NOT get the inside of the house all smoky." —PG Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in two colors).

    24. A cold brew maker so you can celebrate summer with a nice cup of iced coffee every morning without having to leave your house! Who wins at life? That's right, you.

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    Check out our Takeya Cold Brew Maker review to learn why my colleague loves it so much, and see what won our picks for the best cold brew makers that we tried and tested ourselves!

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.58.

    25. A cuticle guard to protect your cuticles while working on your salon-quality nail art since you can't exactly go to the actual salon right now. But that doesn't mean you have to show off a messy manicure this summer! The guard saves you from having to spend an extra hour or so cleaning up your cuticles.

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    Promising review: "I’m not great at painting my nails and this stuff helps keep them looking neat without a lot of effort. It works exactly how you would think and peels off clean. The little stick it comes with is also super useful to clean edges up. Impulse buy that I’m happy with." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. A floatie tea infuser perfect for adding a summer aesthetic to teatime! This'll make you smile every time you sit down to have a cuppa.

    The flamingo floatie tea infuser sitting in a cup next to swan and unicorn floaties
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    Promising review: "So adorable. Easy to use and clean. Very small tea leaves can be used too which is nice." —Caro

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three shapes).

    27. A set of vintage-style hair clips to upgrade even the simplest hairstyles this summer.

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    Promising review: "Saw similar hair clips on Pinterest and wanted to find them to accessorize my new lob. These are quality, sturdy hair clips that hold your hair back curly or straight. For super silky hair, though, I would suggest a little curl or some texturizing hair spray. These are super cute, have a diverse assortment of colors and shapes, and add a simple stylish touch to your hair when you're in a hurry. LOVE THEM!" —EmElOh

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $6.99.

    You, ready to make this summer not a bummer:

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