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    25 Products That’ll Help You Live Your Best Life At The Cottage

    Because cottage life is the best life.

    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. Some magical flames that'll give your fire some fun rainbow colours you'll definitely want to capture for your Insta story. Just toss an unopened pouch into the fire and you'll be treated to a dazzling display that'll last for about an hour.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    2. A watermelon tapper, because drinks that come from a hollowed-out fruit are better than drinks from a can. It comes with instructions, as well as a keg tap and a coring tool, so you can sip fruity (possibly boozy?) drinks all summer long.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    3. Some extendable marshmallow and hot dog sticks that stretch out to 32 inches, so you and your little ones can roast your treats from a safe distance. It also comes with a bag for storage that’ll help keep them all together (instead of them all getting lost in that one closet you haven’t cleaned out in years).

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    Don't forget to buy the marshmallows, graham crackers, and milk chocolate, so you can make s’mores!

    Get a set of five from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    4. A unicorn floatie that'll make you feel all kinds of magic as you float down the lake. It has two handles to help you mount your noble steed and can fit one or two people.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $60.58.

    5. Or a beaver tube if you want something with a little Canadian flair while lazing about. It's made of durable vinyl and comes with a handy patch in case it springs a leak.

    A beaver tube floats in a lake
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    6. A portable firepit for those chilly summer nights when you need a bit of warmth. It's compact, easy to carry, doesn't leave behind any mess, and gives off smokeless flames.

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    It requires a 20 pound propane tank cylinder, which is not included.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.99.

    7. A portable Bluetooth speaker, so you can play your tunes outside and have a little dance party. It has about ten hours of wireless playtime and has LED lights that you can switch between rainbow and moonlight, depending on the vibe you're going for.

    People sit on a bench, drinking, with a Bluetooth speaker on the table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99 (available in two colours).

    8. A set of 12 unbreakable, recyclable wine glasses, because your good crystal glasses shouldn't be used outside. They won't chip or crack, so all you have to do is say cheers!

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    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    9. Or a stainless steel coozie that'll keep bottles and cans icy cold for hours, without any condensation beads forming on it. It has a pad on the bottom, so it won’t slip around or make any loud clanging noises when you set it down.

    People sit at a picnic table with a bottle in a coozie
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.19+ (available in seven colours).

    10. Some reusable freezie bags that'll help you cool down when it's 30°C (without humidity!) outside and you're starting to melt. Just mix together your favourite juices (or alcohols), pop them in the bag, seal them, freeze them, and enjoy!

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    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon Canada for $6.19.

    11. Or some Pedialyte pops that’ll help rehydrate you if you’ve spent too much time enjoying alcoholic freezies or tanning in the sun. They contain sugar and sodium to quickly help you feel better, and they’re fun treats for adults as well as kids.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.97.

    12. An inflatable cooler/serving tray that'll help keep drinks and food cold in the hot summer sun. Just fill it up with ice, pop in some beer, wine, and snacks, and consider the party to be officially started. It has a plug on the bottom for draining and it folds up for easy storage.

    An inflatable cooler filed with ice, drinks, and snacks
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    13. Some solar fairy lights for a little whimsical atmosphere in the evenings. They’re 33 feet long, safe to leave out in all weather, and if you leave them soaking up the sun all day, they’ll provide twinkly lights for up to eight hours.

    Fairy lights draped across a deck in the evening
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    Get two packs of 100 LED lights from Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A quilted hammock for those days when you just need a little snoozle in the sunshine. It comes with everything you need to hang it between two trees, and can easily fit two people (you know, if you want to get your snuggle on 😏).

    A hammock hangs on a patio
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    You can pick up a hammock stand here!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $168.90.

    15. A griddle pan that'll help you cook up some delicious meals. It spans over two burners and is non-stick, so you won’t have to worry about oiling or spraying your pan — which also makes cleanup a breeze.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    16. And some barbecue tools, because hamburgers are a staple of cottage cuisine. It comes with a two-pronged fork, a spatula, and a pair of tongs, as well as a handy carrying case, so you can take your tools with you easily from home.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.38.

    17. Some cedar planks that'll infuse yummy flavour into your food if you're having a fancy meal, like salmon fillets or chicken thighs.

    Cedar planks with salmon and lemon on a barbecue
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    Just make sure you soak the boards for three to four hours before grilling on the barbecue!

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    18. A big-ass cooler to haul around the important stuff: beverages and snacks. It can hold 94 cans, keep things ice cold for four days, and it has a handle and wheels so you can drag it instead of struggling to carry it.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $95.16.

    19. A ready-to-hang shade that'll protect you from the sun and give you a cool spot on warmer days. Reviewers say it's super sturdy and weather resistant, so you can enjoy it even on windy days, and the material won't become mildewy in the rain.

    Two kids sitting on the grass with a shade over them
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.56.

    20. A zero gravity lounge chair for a truly relaxing, weightless feel. It has a padded headrest and comfy armrests, so you'll probably fall asleep in no time. It's also weather resistant, so you can leave it outside all summer.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $70.99.

    21. A collapsible chair that has a built-in cooler that'll hold four cans or bottles, so you never have to leave your seat when you want an icy cold drink. It has a mesh container to keep a fifth drink close to hand and features a little pouch to hold personal items, like sunscreen or magazines.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $52.95.

    22. A mini fan that'll keep you from sweating through your clothes during walks and picnics. It’s USB-rechargeable, so you don’t need to keep replacing batteries, and will last for a few hours before needing another charge.

    A person is outdoors by the water with a fan pointed at their face
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    Reviewers call this nifty little device a sanity saver on vacation (and during menopause!) and they love that it easily fits in purses and bags.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    23. A mosquito netting screen that'll let you enjoy the sunshine and the breeze without wasps or bees getting all up in your business. It has a zipper entrance and a diameter of about ten feet, so you and your fam can sit together and play board games, and won’t have to worry about any unwanted guests.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $90.99+. (available in two sizes).

    24. Some citronella candles that use natural aromatherapy to scare off the bloodthirsty bugs. It'll burn for about 15 hours and will add a pretty ambience to your outdoor setup.

    Candles in buckets with their wick lit
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    Get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    25. And lastly, some soothing bite and sting treatment, because scratching at the bites you'll inevitably get is a definite bummer. Just spread this on the spots where the bugs and spiders got you (rude) and you'll feel almost instant relief.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.47.

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