After some of the longest, coldest winters across the country, it’s finally started to take a turn for the better. The sun is shining again, the weather has warmed, the beaches are gloriously breezy, and let’s face it- we’re all ready for the outdoor fun and socializing that comes with it. Before it gets here, make sure you’re prepared with some summer splurges, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
1. Cornhole Set
It’s hard to pin down exactly when it blew up, but the game of cornhole has successfully made the transition from a game to be played on the farm when there’s nothing else to do into a highly popular and widely loved event from farms to high-end wineries, weddings, and birthday parties. This collapsible and lightweight set is a surefire way to get the fun started, because you can take it anywhere, set it up quickly, and get the games going.
2. Insulated Water Bottle
If we’re being honest, part of what we love about summer is also what makes it a bit uncomfortable: the heat. Whether it’s dry heat or heat with humidity, the key to beat it is to stay hydrated. These Kool8 water bottles are insulated and eco-friendly, so you can keep your canister filled and keep your water (and your body) cooled. Sleek, stylish, and available in a variety of colors, these are good for the environment as well as your health.
3. Inflatable Bull Ride
If you haven’t been on a bull ride before, they can be pretty fun. Toss one into the pool and you’ve got the fun splashing around to keep you from hitting the ground. Great for pools and lakes, groups of families or friends can take turns riding and seeing who can stay up the longest. Blow up the inflatable game and take turns seeing who can stay up the longest without splashing into the water.
4. Collapsible Grill
The scent of delicious foods roasting on a grill is a signature sign of summer fun. This easy and convenient collapsible grill is not only perfect for easy transportation, but it sits up, locks securely, and gives you the perfect space for small portion grilling. It folds up into a stainless steel briefcase so it’s perfect for when you head out to places. Available in both red and silver, you can pick whichever color best suits your summer style.
5. Cooling Pillow
Feeling well rested is crucial when it comes to maximizing how you spend your time during the summer. Tossing, turning, and sweating through the night, constantly flipping the pillow and turning the fan on are likely to leave you feeling less than refreshed. Cooling pillows help keep our body temperature down since most of our body heat is controlled from our heads. Sleep easily through the night without some sweats and stress.
6. Star Map
Summer nights are when you create some of the best memories, hanging out with friends, sitting by a campfire, lounging by the pool, going to exciting places or on fun adventures. Memorialize one of those special nights with a special, personalized star map. These star maps can be customized to reflect the constellations of any particular night based on what date you chose, and from what location you pick. Perfect for a gift or for your own décor, these unique pieces are a wonderful reminder of fun times and memories.
7. Portable Speaker
The weather, the smells, the sounds- all some of the most memorable parts of summer. Whether you’re camping in the mountains, fishing in the lake, swimming by the ocean on the beach, lounging by the pool, barbecuing in the backyard, or whatever other fun plans you have, you don’t want to ruin the mood by not having the right tunes when you need them. This convenient, portable speaker plays high-quality sound and has a wide range of volume and is easily accessible via Bluetooth. The battery lasts up to 14 hours and its water resistant, so a little splash won’t ruin it.
If there’s ever an excuse to treat yourself just a little bit and splurge in time for summer, make sure it’s something that will last and make your summer memories that much better.
8. Protein coffee
One of the biggest fads this year is the idea of drinking protein coffee – which usually comes in the form of protein powder with caffeine and is bound to both keep you full and alert at the same time. And there seems to be a LOT of benefits associated with drinking protein powder. The biggest contestants on the market are Muscle Milk (which comes ready to drink and Complete Nutrition (which comes as a powder in a bag that you can mix with cold water for a refreshing shake). Either one tastes delicious and you can’t go wrong regardless of your choice.
Enjoy the summer everyone! It’s finally here.
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