You already know we’re obsessed with Amazon — each month, we stock our carts with products both fun and practical, and they’re delivered to our doors in just two days or less. It’s no secret that you can buy beauty products, trendy accessories, and delicious food — but as it turns out, you can stock your life for summer on the ‘zon as well.
Here, we’re sharing everything we’re buying for summer from our favorite online retailer. Happy shopping!
For Outdoor Activity…
This dermatologist-recommended (but actually — it's stocked in some offices!) sunscreen is a no-brainer in the summer if you struggle with acne. It doesn't clog pores and actually moisturizes the skin, but it never leaves a film or white cast across the face like other sunscreens on the market. If you were thinking about this sunscreen, scoop it up on Amazon for that Prime 2-day shipping. A day without sun protection is day too many!
I should not need to tell you to wear sunscreen — and this multipack of the good stuff makes it easier than ever for you to comply. Whether you're reading a book on your patio or sweating it out on the beach, this SPF 50 will keep you covered. It stays on up to 80 minutes, even in the water!
Whether summer motivates you to stay active or you just find yourself out and about more now that the weather's nice, a Fitbit is a chic way to stay on top of how much movement you're getting. I use mine to track my sleep, my heartrate, and my steps — it's the best way to remind myself to stay active!
When a summer storm hits, it feels like there's absolutely nothing to do indoors with your friends or family. That's where this game comes in. Everyone knows and loves it, and we love that this one comes with everything you need, including a carrying case! You could also bring this to any outdoor party or BBQ — we're not against turning it into a drinking game!
Summer is prime time for a trip to Hydration Station, and nothing will keep you hydrated better than an extra-large water bottle. This insulated version keeps your beverages extra cold all day long, and it comes in several cute colors. Take this with you everywhere — your hot self will thank you!
Bocce is such a quintessential "dad" game — it feels like every suburban dad has a bocce set hiding in his garage. Well, dad, you win this round — because I've recently found myself missing my old-school bocce days. Grab a set for yourself — or give the dad in your life one as a gift.
You already know what a volleyball is — but you may NOT know that it's the most versatile piece of sports equipment to have on hand this summer. Bring it to the beach or pool, or just bump it around in someone's backyard at a barbecue. You don't need a single other piece of equipment to get a game going (though a net doesn't hurt), and you can play with just one other person or with a group of 20. I should be a volleyball spokesperson!!
Picture this: you're floating in the pool of the trendiest resort, surrounded by the rich and famous, with a jalapeño margarita in hand. Now, what are you floating on? Was it a watermelon float? I thought so. Upgrade your summer by foregoing the usual noodles and opting for an adorable float that's Insta-worthy, affordable, and big enough to fit your bff. Whether you're at that trendy resort or your local community pool, you'll just know you look cute AF.
For Our Homes…
Clear glasses make just about anything you drink look a little more like you're in a chic hotel room. These are at an incredible price point while looking as high-end as more expensive counterparts. Add some ice, and brew over your favorite coffee for a fancy drink for a quarter of the price of your usual coffee run! BONUS: Bring them outside to enjoy your coffee (or wine) in the nice hot weather!
For apartment dwellers with little to no outdoor space, this is an amazing way to add a fresh, home-grown feel to your space (and your meals!). Not only is this easy to install from the get-go, but it's also not a hassle to maintain. It also takes up as much space as a loaf of bread, so you don't have to worry about giving up any of that precious space.
This is the perfect tiny speaker to keep on hand to bring with you to all your alfresco situations. I don't have much of an outdoor space in my apartment, but my roommate and I do like to bring a beer or a glass of wine out to our front stoop for an end-of-day catch-up. We can bring this little guy with us to enjoy some nighttime Mumford!
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For Our Closets…
Because what feels better for summer than an easy, breezy sundress? Add in a flattering silhouette and on-trend buttons and you literally won't want to wear anything else this summer. Throw on your favorite white sneakers or a pair of sandals and you're good to go!
You know you basically LIVE in sandals in the summer, but for those of us who can't wear them to work, it seems silly to spend a fortune on sandals that you'll be wearing to run errands and hang out in. These are casual enough for every day yet cute enough to spice up jeans and a tee.
We're wearing straw with everything this summer — it's the trendiest material making its way into your shoes, your purses, and even your furniture. So why not add the trend into your jewelry too? Whether you're traveling or not this summer, these chic (and insanely affordable!) earrings will transport you to a tropical vacation.
I hate shopping for sports bras because I don't want 8 million straps and a criss-cross back that will be impossible to put on, finished with a psychedelic print. I just want a bra that will hold my boobs in place and not make me sweat so much that I look as if someone pushed me in a river. These bras are lightweight and solid colors, come in a pack of three, and cost $17. Bless.
You've probably seen these iconic heart-shaped sunglasses all over your Instagram feed and the #OOTDs of your favorite fashion bloggers and celebs. But that doesn't mean you have to drop a celeb price tag to get them yourself. Stock up on all the colors (because why not!?) and wait for all the, "omg, where did you get those!?" that you're about to get.
Nothing is harder than finding a great pair of sunglasses that are both high-quality and affordable. (When you’re throwing them in your purse all summer, it’s hard to shell out a ton of cash for them). These super flattering aviators will be the best purchase you’ve ever made — they’re a little oversized to hide your eye bags after a night of rosé, and come in seven different colors.
Even the most pattern-averse people can admit that a fun print can be a fun change for the season — and this dress is a great way to add a pop to your wardrobe. The fluttery sleeves and button details are perfectly romantic — but casual enough for a bike ride through the park.
You might think, "packing cubes are something I've lived without for this long, so I don't need them." I'm here to tell you that you DO, in fact, need them. They will transform not only the way you pack, but the way you travel, with everything having its place and the ability to fit more than you would otherwise. Trust me — you'll be asking yourself how you ever traveled without them.
From Memorial Day on, summer weekend are packed full of weekend road trips to the lake and staycations at friend’s apartments for days at the beach. This bag will fit all of your necessities — from your towels and sunscreen to all 10 of your bikinis when you just can’t decide which one to bring.