These Are the 32 Must-Have Summer Products on Amazon

Whether you're traveling, heading to the beach or entertaining outside, these are the must-have products to have the best summer ever.

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May 15, 2023

With summer on the horizon, I’m already dreaming about the beach, weekend trips and outdoor dinners with friends by the grill. I’m also already thinking about cheap airline headphones, bug bites, sunburn and sand that manages to stay in your bag for weeks after a beach day. But I’m not being a downer because these are all problems that you can actually avoid during the warmest months of the year. All you need are the right products. Some are products you’ve never heard of — like a pocket-sized satchel that keeps sand off of your body. Some are the best, most high-quality options of things you’ve heard of but have never quite added to your cart, like a collapsible, leak-proof water bottle that will make airline travel just a little bit more convenient or an all-natural bug balm in stick form. Whatever your plans are, there’s surely something on this list that will be useful. Check out our favorite summer picks below, and you’ll find yourself prepared long before the temperatures reach their peak.

Beach Must-Haves

There’s nothing better than a beach day in the summer, especially when everything goes right. It’s the day when you wake up early, pack your favorite drinks, find a spot close to the water and are lucky enough to have lots of sun with a light breeze. And if all those stars don’t align, you can still have a great day with some of these must-haves, like an extra-large blanket that shakes off sand, a makeshift cabana that’s easy to set up and a beach bag that repels water.

From $29
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Summer Travel Go-Tos

If you’ve planned your summer vacation already, you’re ahead of the game. If you haven’t, go do that ASAP and then snag some of these travel necessities. Perhaps the most brilliant is the AirFly — a Bluetooth connector that allows you to connect your wireless AirPods to your in-flight entertainment (aka say goodbye to those cheap airline headphones). Or perhaps you'd be interested in a magnetic keychain that allows you to easily cart around your sun hat. Anyway, why not buy both?

$29.99 (Pack of 3)
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Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Have friends over for some star gazing, s’mores, burgers and more – but make things a little more fun with backyard additions like beautiful solar lanterns and a stainless steel cooler on wheels. Plus, if you want to get a little competitive, nothing says summer like a rousing game of cornhole.

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Sun + Bug Protection Picks

The biggest annoyances of the summer are sunburn and bug bites: and it’s not even a contest. If you’re planning on avoiding both this season, you’ll need more than some sprays you bought a few years ago. You’ll need things like hand sunscreen, scalp sunscreen, bug balm and citronella incense sticks.

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