Beat the Heat With These 18 Buys to Keep You Cool This Summer

Shop these hot buys that will keep you ice-cold this summer.

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May 09, 2023

The season of unyielding sunshine, sweltering temps and offensive humidity levels is upon us. Skip the sweat and put an end to sleepless summer nights with a little help from our favorite cooling finds. Shop these must-have, refreshing picks for summer for your pup, porch, bedroom and beyond in the links below.

Photo By: Molly Miller
$19.99 $16.99

No matter where the summer takes you, you need a portable fan. This clip-on fan is great for bringing on stroller walks, road trips, theme park visits and more. HGTV assistant editor Molly Miller has gotten so much use out of this particular clip-on fan in the past couple of years and says it's a must-have for summer.


For targeted relief, try an ice roller. Skin and beauty lovers praise ice rollers for their depuffing abilities, but they also just feel really nice after a long hot day in the sun. For bringing on the go, keep it in a well-insulated cooler for lasting relief throughout the day.


A cooling scarf, but make it fashionable. For music festivals, theme park visits, hikes or any other activity where you'll be outside in the heat, a cooling neck scarf that's fashionable and affordable is such a smart buy. All you do is soak the scarf in water, and the crystals inside the scarf will begin to feel cool as the water evaporates. This cooling neck scarf comes in a wide array of cute patterns and colors.

$39.99 $31.99

Keep cool while working in the garden, mowing the lawn or taking a jog with a portable neck fan. This fan boasts three speed settings to customize the airflow, as well as a bladeless design to ensure safety while in use. One charge lasts between four to 16 hours, depending on the speed setting, and charges back up via USB.


If you want something more powerful than a clip-on fan that's still portable, a personal AC unit like this one is a great option. Whether you're chilling by the pool or having a picnic, this portable AC unit can go with you. There's a spot to fill it with cold water or ice, so instead of just recirculating hot air, it will put out a cool breeze in your choice of high, medium or low speeds. It's rechargeable via a USB cable, and one full charge can last up to six hours.


Keep your four-legged friend comfortable throughout the dog days of summer with this cooling pet bandana. The ingenious design is crafted with unique cold-sensing technology fabric that is heat-resistant and yields a cooling effect that combats the afternoon sun. Simply put the bandana in water, stick it in the fridge or freezer to cool down and fasten it around your pup before heading outdoors. It comes in three sizes to ensure you find the perfect fit.


Refresh and restore your skin after a day of soaking up the sun with this cooling aloe body spray. The invigorating spray is packed with hydrating and skin-soothing ingredients like aloe, cucumber extract and vitamin E. Together, these components work overtime to counteract inflammation, reduce redness and cool skin. Our advice? Put the spray in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect.

$59.99 $48.99

This hardworking mister fits on patio umbrellas, deck fans and balcony railings. The versatile design comes with cut-to-size tubes and rust-resistant adaptors, nozzles and connectors to ensure long-lasting use. Install the system to your patio table umbrella to enjoy a revitalizing mist and humidity boost while enjoying an alfresco feast with friends and family.


There's nothing quite as relieving as ice-cold relief on a hot summer's day. Ideal for keeping kids cool during outdoor sporting events, the Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel retains water — while remaining dry to the touch — and produces a cooling effect thanks to evaporation. When it drys and stops cooling, simply soak it in cold water again.

From $69.99

There are few things worse than spending your night tossing and turning because your bed feels like a literal toaster oven and you've run out of cool spots to rest your feet. Skip the theatrical night sweats and sleep summer away beneath this cooling 600-thread-count sheet set. The luxurious cotton sateen set is crafted from a cotton-polyester blend and boasts a unique treatment that maintains a dry, cool setting throughout the night to ensure a restful sleep. Snag the set in one of the four standard sizes and your choice of nine soothing hues.

$15.77 (Pack of 15)

Snag a pack of these cooling face and body wipes for your next picnic, lunchtime jog or park playdate. The alcohol-free wipes deliver next-level cleaning without drying out the skin in the process. Each wipe is formulated with an energizing mix of menthol and soothing aloe vera and boasts a one-of-a-kind texture that removes grit and grime with ease.

From $176.99

Sometimes swapping out your sheets isn't enough to beat the heat. Take your cooling game to the next level with this SealyChill Memory Foam Mattress Topper. The gel-infused memory foam topper provides you with unmatched comfort, personalized support and innovative cooling technology that ensures sweat-free slumbers all summer long.


Protect your pup from overheating on their daily jaunts with this cooling pet vest. Each lightweight design features three breezy layers of cooling fabric and soaks in cold water to keep your pooch cool while enjoying the great outdoors. The vest is offered in 7 sizes to ensure the perfect fit for your furry friend.


This summer-ready beauty buy has a cult following — and for good reason. The energizing eye balm combines a slew of skin-loving ingredients with probiotic extracts to hydrate, brighten, reduce puffiness and combat fine lines around your eyes. Best part? The aloe vera-infused balm delivers a cool, energizing and oh-so-refreshing feeling to your eyes with each application.


Keep it breezy in your kitchen, bedroom, office and porch alike with this chic portable fan. We're obsessed with it because its vintage aesthetic outshines traditional fans, and it won't break the bank to keep you cool. Love the look but not sold on the seafoam green hue? Snag the same retro silhouette in one of the six additional colors to best fit your style.


Recharge after a sweltering day out in the sun with the NEWGO Cooling Gel Eye Mask. Place it in the refrigerator for one to two hours for a nice chill, or, for extra-cold relief, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. The flexible gel beads conform to your face and provide relief from headaches, puffiness and tired eyes while also keeping you cool.


Don't let steamy summer nights stand between your committed relationship with your weighted blanket. This bamboo weighted blanket offers the same soothing benefits found in traditional designs but is crafted specifically with hot sleepers in mind. The bamboo fabric is buttery soft, breathable and absorbs moisture to keep you dry throughout the night. Choose between six soothing colors and seven weights to best serve your needs.

$32 $25.6

Who says facial rollers are exclusive to nighttime beauty routines? Bring this face roller out on your patio and use it while you catch up on your summer reading. The double-sided jade stone roller provides a cooling massage that aims to firm the skin, reduce puffiness and engage the lymphatic system. Pro tip: Stick your roller in your fridge before use to reap the maximum cooling benefits with outdoor use.

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