Summer is many people’s favorite season of the year. With warmer weather, school vacations and more hours of sunlight, there is plenty of time to enjoy the season’s best activities from grilling, to swimming, to relaxing in your own backyard. If you prefer indoor activities to beat the heat or you’re living with limited outdoor space, there are fun and interesting ways to enjoy summer from the comfort of your own home.
With a little creativity, you can make this your best summer yet. Check out the items below to do just that! Note, prices on these items could change at any time.
Have the best summer with these items!
Bodum cold brew coffee maker
Heading to Starbucks for iced coffee can really add up! This cold brew coffee maker lets you make delicious iced coffee right at home with your favorite ground coffee. It is currently $14.78 at Walmart!
Watermelon Windmill cutter
This cool kitchen gadget lets you slice watermelon into perfect cubes with a single push. Reviewers give this item a 4.2 out of 5-star average review with many saying it makes cutting watermelon quick and easy! It is currently around $12 at Amazon.
Sport-Brella Versa-Brella adjustable umbrella with universal clamp
This universal umbrella is great for working outside while avoiding laptop glare. You can also use it at the beach, on golf bags and on strollers! It provides UPF 50+ protection and weighs only 1.8-lbs. Prices start at $21.99.
These are great for enjoying a nice relaxing day at the park or for use on the beach. This video offers some good tips for inflating one of these loungers. They start at about $25 at Amazon.
Bubba insulated stainless steel tumbler with straw
This tumbler is the perfect summer essential! It keeps drinks cold up to 12 hours and has a rubberized bottom to keep it from getting knocked over. This tumbler is also highly rated with one customer saying, “You don’t need to break the bank on a Yeti as this one will definitely do the job.” They are as low as $9 depending on color!
The Beach Glass original floating glass
Whether you’re floating in the pool or relaxing on the beach, these glasses will hold your favorite drink! They can stand up straight in almost any ground and float upright in water. Some reviewers say you can also use the glasses for holding snacks!
Kabob grilling baskets
Fire up the grill! These kabob baskets are great for cooking up your favorite veggies or meat without the work of skewering. They feature a non-stick coating and lid laches to keep your food locked in. You’ll find them at Uncommon Goods for $20 plus $6.95 shipping. You can also get free shipping with a 2-week free trial of Uncommon Perks.
Better Homes & Gardens clear glass globe string lights
These lights create a warm and inviting atmosphere on your patio or in your garden so you can make the most of those beautiful summer nights!
Splash Swim goggles
When you or your kids are spending hours in the pool, goggles are essential. But, when those goggles keep getting tangled in your kid’s hair, it’s no fun. These goggles solve that problem! They’re available for both kids and adults, plus they ship for free.
Oversized beach towel
You can’t enjoy summer without a good beach towel! You can often find them for much less after the season’s over at a local Costco store.
Keter Modern Cool Bar outdoor table and cooler
This great little side table doubles as a cooler to keep drinks cold for your summer enjoyment!
Sorbus hammock chair with weatherproof stand
This would make a great addition to a porch or deck. This hammock is also on sale!
Propane fire table
Enjoy the warmth of a fire with a push of a button. And no smoke or ashes to blow in your face! Propane fire pits are a great summer addition. A Solo Stove is also a popular choice for cooking and heat!
Hey! Play! Giant outdoor games
The Hey! Play! brand has a big selection of fun outdoor games to play, from Giant stacking blocks to jumbo pick-up sticks.
Zero gravity chair
You can relax anywhere with this chair! This roomy zero gravity chair can support over 400 pounds. Other zero gravity chairs can be found for less.
WetCat Turkish beach towel
These towels are awesome for a beach trip because sand doesn’t stick to them! Choose from a variety of colors at Amazon for around $23.
The Original “Adult Kiddie Pool” by Minnidip fits 2-3 adults and is perfect for children ages 6 and up! Find it at Target for around $43.
Want to go bigger than a kiddie pool without breaking the bank? Check out Swimpy! You can rent and enjoy the pool of your dreams by the hour or host your pool and get paid.
There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows on a campfire on a warm summer night! Enjoy s’mores all summer with a Solo Stove on sale for 45% off for a limited time.
Mosquito repellent bracelets
Don’t let the mosquitos ruin your outdoor fun! These DEET-free bracelets repel mosquitos without requiring you to spray repellent on your skin. Find a 10-pack at Amazon for around $10.
Truck bed tent
Turn any spot into a comfortable campsite with this neat truck tent. This product gets great reviews on Amazon and rings in at around $185.
Watermelon tap kit
Turn any ordinary watermelon into a festive beverage dispenser. It can also be used in pumpkins for when fall rolls around. Find it on Amazon for around $20.