Summer is my favorite time of year (Oh, how I LOVE the sunshine!), and I try to find any excuse I can to get outside by the pool and sip on
wine a cold beverage. This is why I’m always on the look out for the best summer products– I’m talking comfy lounge chairs and floating speakers! Because who can live without that?
Whether you’re going to the beach or hanging out in the backyard, here are a few things that might get you excited about summer. Just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!
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1. Freeze Wine Glasses
It’s about time this was invented. Nobody likes to sip on a cold glass of chardonnay while they’re catching some rays. I like to plop a few frozen grapes into mine, but this is even better! Store these insulated wine glasses in the freezer, and the frozen gel inside will keep your wine cold for much longer. You can also put them in the refrigerator to keep red wine at the optimal temperature.
2. Easy-Read Lounge Chair
Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, I find this. Pure genius! With this Easy-Read Lounge Chair, you can relax by the pool or beach while keeping your face, book, iPad, and phone out of the sun. You might as well put a drink and straw down there while you’re at it so you don’t have to be bothered with getting up. It also has arm holes and a breast cavity for supreme comfort while you’re trying to be lazy.
3. Waterproof Phone Case
Where has this been all of my life? I absolutely love this idea for the water park, where otherwise it’s impossible to carry your phone around. It even has a strap to keep it safely around your wrist or attached to a loop in your pocket. It is also a universal size that’s made to fit just about every smart phone, even the iPhone 6 plus. But the best part– you can pick one up here on Amazon for less than $10! Sounds like a deal to me.
4. Slushy Maker
You can turn any liquid into a slushy in no time. Store the cup in your freezer until the gel inside the walls of the cup is frozen, pour any liquid into the cup, and stir it up. That’s it! The longer it’s in there, the slushier it gets. Great for making healthy summer snacks for the kids or refreshing frozen cocktails for adults.
5. Spiked Drink Holders
If you’re a beach bum, these spiked drink holders are a must-have! Simply poke them into the sand to hold your drinks and other items to keep the sand off. They come in a pack of 6 for about $35– not bad!
6. Inflatable Serving Bar
I’m pretty sure this idea started with a small inflatable pool that was used as a large ice chest (brilliant!), only this inflatable serving bar is made in the perfect shape to fit on top of a table, and is made with a convenient drain valve for when you’re finished.
7. Flip & Float Pool Lounger
The beauty behind this pool lounger is that it never needs inflating! I’ve gone through too many pool floats that only last one summer to ever buy those cheap blow-up floats ever again. I like how you can use this one to lay down, lounge, or sit up in the water.
8. BBQ S’mores Maker
Because everything tastes better on the grill! You can also use this BBQ S’mores Maker in the oven or even toaster oven. Now you don’t have to wait to have a campfire to enjoy the ooey gooey mess.
9. Floating Ping Pong Table
Just when you thought ping pong couldn’t get any better– now you can play it in the pool! The board seems quite a bit smaller than a traditional table, so it would take some time to get use to, but I’m up for the challenge. You can also use this floating ping pong table out of the water in the colder months.
10. Watermelon Keg Kit
A summer party isn’t complete without a watermelon keg! This kit makes it easy to turn a hollowed out watermelon or pumpkin into a drink dispenser for punch or cocktails. Now, all you have to do is find a watermelon with a flat enough bottom to stand on it’s own.