Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start gearing up for days at the pool, vacations, and warm weather! Today I am sharing favorite summer products – including my favorite jean shorts, children’s pool toys, the cheapest (but yummiest!) Margarita Mix, and so much more! Of course there are lots of great great gift ideas in this post!
We started using our Beachmate last summer and it definitely made a difference on our beach trip! In one system, there are beach toys, storage room, and a cooler.
Make sure you pack these swizzle sticks for your beach cocktails or use them for your summer pool parties! They are too cute to resist and make darling hostess gifts.
The summer sun can be so brutal, but I make sure my girls and I are both protected by wearing our Cabana Life rash guards. The one linked below is a bestseller!
Our girls live in their Native shoes all summer. They are so versatile and can work with so many different outfits. Last year when we went to the beach, I forgot to pack nicer sandals for our girls, but their native shoes even looked cute with their dinner outfits.
We recently came across these Go Happy Kids trays that make it easier to play when we aren’t at home. The silicone mat on top keeps everything from sliding on the around.
I have been sharing Packbands for a few months now, but they are perfect for all the summer mom hacks! You can hold snack bags closed, keep towels rolled or attach items to your stroller. These make a great gift, but are also so practical for your self!
With school being out, there is a lot of free time to fill. There are so many ways to do that without breaking the bank! Swimming is a great option, but when the pool gets too crowded or if you don’t have a pool at your home, there are so many great options for activities at home. If your children are into little critters, like my daughter, some nature gear like this magnifying glass and this bug catcher would be perfect for your family!
A large bag is essential for the pool and the beach. My favorite SCOUT Bag is the best option for fitting all the towels, snacks and toys. Plus, it is under $50 and comes in so many colors! I use this to store sunscreen and other smaller items that we use.
When it gets too hot to be outside for long periods of time, come inside and open up a QT Activity Kit. This subscription box is includes four different projects for your little ones to work on. Or you can do a one-time kit.
Speaking of children’s enriching activities, don’t forget to sign up for DoSayGive’s Classic Children’s Book Club for weekly book lists of wonderful classic children’s book and related activities. Sign up here and save the date for the start of the club on June 3!
If you like a mineral sunscreen, Beautycounter’s face stick is something I keep in my purse all summer long! It lasts a good while.
And the perfect tumbler for poolside! Get one for you and your friends! (P.S. Also a cute teacher gift with a gift card inside!)
Want more summer inspiration? Browse our Tasteful Swimsuit Guide!
Now who’s ready for summer???