27 Products For Anyone Who Can’t Wait For Summer To Start


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Aug 17, 2023

27 Products For Anyone Who Can’t Wait For Summer To Start

We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but

We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

Go ahead, break those shorts out.

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A pair of polarized sunglasses featuring that ultra-chic half-rimless aviator style...y'know, just like those Ray-Bans you're always dreaming about, except these won't hurt your wallet quite as much. And even better, you'll still get a microfiber cloth and traveling pouch.

A high-neck thong bodysuit to bring on ~hot girl summer~. It's pretty much impossible not to feel unbelievably confident when you're rocking a sleek 'n snazzy bodysuit, and it also means you don't have to worry about constantly re-tucking your tank.

A 12-pack of cosmic fire color packets if you want to make summer bonfires even more fun and magical. Just throw one of these in the pit and watch as the flames erupt into a swirl of mesmerizing colors, which not only looks super cool but is also the *perfect* background for sharing fantastical supernatural stories!

Promising review: "Finally found a straw bottle that doesn't leak or warp in the dishwasher, and fits in my car cup holder (both the 24 oz and 32 oz fit in my RAV4). Even keeps my water cold and has a little handle. I got 4 of them and got rid of my others. Love this bottle!" —Annie

Get it from Amazon for $20.96 (available in six sizes and 14 colors).

Promising review: "We are in love with the double owl hammocks. This is our 2nd year with them and we've taken them on every vacation we take. High quality, super easy to hang. I've bought them as a gift for several people. I would definitely recommend! :)" —Natali Boggs

Get it from Amazon for $34.55+ (available in two sizes and 13 styles).

Promising review: "This dress is so cute, and perfect for dressing up or down. I got the dress in the rose color. It's a little oversized / more like a shift dress, but this is exactly the fit I was going for. The embroidery is so pretty and really well stitched. I’ve been wearing it with everything from sandal heels for a nice night out to converse for every day!" —MarinaLea

Get it from Amazon for $32.98 (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

Promising review: "Study and look cool. If you're like me you're probably not trying to buy an expensive pair. I live in Arizona so trust me when I say they block the suns glare well. They also don't break easily. I've dropped them a hundred times and they're still fine" —John-Mark Linnaus

Get a pair from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in multiple colors and also in packs of two).

Promising review: "Absolutely love ❤️ this popsicle kit! BIG hit with my grandkids! Easy to use and easy to clean. Will be making homemade popsicles in the future. I would recommend this for anyone who has kids that like popsicles." —Countrygirlblue

Get it from Walmart for $16.44.

Promising review: "DO NOT hesitate; buy this bathing suit! You will thank me later lol. I’m a breastfeeding mom. This suit covers and supports me. It's super cute, and the material is thick. I would buy more as my go-to dresses! ALSO, I never take the time to write a novel like this, BUT I’ve worked for a high-end swimsuit company for years and can tell you I have never found something that holds and gives coverage like this suit does. For anybody on the fence, just give it a shot!" —Brittany S

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XL–5XL and eight colors).

Promising review: "I've had this for about a year now and I use this phone mount every time I ride my bike. For the price it is about unbeatable. Initially, I was worried that on heavy trails or when going over bumps, the phone might come loose but the design is very secure and not once has my phone come loose. The straps that secure the phone can accidentally press the side buttons on the phone but once you are aware of this, its pretty easy to slide the straps on without getting close to the buttons. One very slight drawback - there are times when I'm riding and want to take a picture with my phone. Removing the phone from the flexible straps takes a little doing and sometimes I miss the picture, but I'm not sure any design that secures the phone safely would also be easy to free up. Overall it is an excellent product." —Steve J. Brinkman

Get it from Amazon for $16.94.

Promising review: This top is so versatile. I can wear it with jeans for a casual look, over a black dress to look flashy, or even with black tights and a black top for work. Living in South Florida, I find that it is lightweight and goes with everything. Love it." —Solange Ritchie

Get it from Amazon for $17.59+ (available in sizes S–5X and 44 colors).

Promising review: As someone who owns multiple pairs of Birks, these sandals are absolutely up to the expectations of real Birks! The Birks I have are the Arizona soft footbed. I wanted this style of Birks but I couldn't find the soft footbed version in them. I saw these are thought I may as well try them for the price. Let me tell you, these are even comfier than my soft-footbed Arizona Birks! Omg they feel amazing. They are nice and padded! They are so adorable too! Great quality. The price is a steal. They don't rub anywhere. As far as sizing goes I agree they run a little small. They LOOK almost identical to real Birks. I wouldn't be able to tell these weren't the real deal if I saw someone wearing them to be honest. I highly recommend these to anyone with back/leg/foot pain as well. They’re just all around cute, stylish, super comfy, and durable shoes!" —Lee

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 6–12, wide fits, and 21 colors).

Promising review: "We love this firepit! Easy to install, use it often!" —Anonymous

Get it from Wayfair for $119.99 (originally $449.99).

Promising review: "It took me a couple of tries to get the sizing right but eventually I got it. This fabric is like a swimsuit fabric. It's stretchy and silky. It is not cotton. I prefer this type of fabric because it feels nice against the skin and looks sleek (no wrinkling). I plan to wear these with jeans, shorts, or jogger pants. I loved it so much I purchased it in black and white (white is a bright white not ivory so that's good!). It's trending right now and a really great price point. Buy it, you won't be disappointed!" —Anonymou5

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 24 colors).

FYI, this model features a large 64-ounce blending container, so it's perfect for whipping up family-sized batches!

Promising review: "Wow! Am a rabid smoothie and soup maker, so I finally bit the bullet after much deliberating / review reading. This kicked my (quite decent) Ninja Power IQ blenders' butt!! The smoothies and bisques that appear in under 20 secs are a dream. Can it get loud yes, but so's my vacuum, so whatever, and you never have to run this thing for more than 20 secs anyway. Off to buy the dry goods cup. At this price point, you will not find better!!" —NYCGirlie

Get it from Amazon for $408.04+ (available in three base colors).

CocoBowlCo is BIPOC-brand that aims to eliminate environmental waste and uplift communities by repurposing coconut shells into stylish, sustainable bowls!

I have a set of four CocoBowls, and my favorite thing about them is how unique they are. Each one is slightly different, which just gives them so much charm. I absolutely love serving my smoothie bowls in these beauties, but I also got quite a few compliments when I used them to serve up chips, salsa, and dip during a game night with friends.

Promising review: "In love with these bowls 😍 I’ve been looking for something like this so it can motivate me to eat more acai and it for sure helped, I am thinking on buying another set." —Dani & Yusi

Get a set of four bowls and spoons from CocoBowlCo on Amazon for $19.49 (available in two finishes; also available individually and in sets of two and 12).

Promising review: "These are metal, not painted plastic. My hair is very thick, and they hold all day. They look sophisticated, not just for a gym or shopping hairdo. You can wear them to work and worship without looking dressed down." —Emm

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: "Yall get this skirt. I love it so much! It's so comfortable and versatile. The material is thick and breathable. I went biking in this skirt and the shorts underneath never rolled up and made things uncomfortable. I need this company to make a dress with the same material!!!" —K Sto

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and 21 colors).

I've been using this daily for over a year now, and I don't think I'll ever switch. It does the job of protecting my face while also adding a bit of color and evening out my skin tone. While it is a tad heavier/thicker than some other mineral sunscreens, I only notice it right when I'm applying — afterward, it's completely fine. Plus, I love knowing that it's not harmful to the fish and other sea creatures when I go swimming.

Promising review: "I purchased the Tinted Facial Moisturizer as well as the regular Face & Body sunblock. I was sold on the product after learning it's reef-safe and comes in non-plastic packaging — a combination that's hard to come by! I was also excited about the tinted option for the face because, who doesn't want a little color with their sunblock?! My two concerns were whether it would be large enough for a week+ trip to the tropics and if the 30 SPF rating was enough. I had more than enough product for the trip, mostly just using it on my face. I think it will end up lasting through a good chunk of the summer as well! The tinting definitely smooths the skin and blends really nicely without looking like makeup. It held up really well in water, and the 30 SPF seemed to be more than enough protection after all, maybe because it is rather thick. Because of the heavy consistency, I probably won't use it as a normal, day-to-day moisturizer, but it will be my go-to when I'm spending any significant time in the sun. I have it ready in my cart for when I need more!" —StephyB

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (also available in a two-pack).

Wild Cloud is an eco-friendly shop based in San Diego, California that makes sustainable jewelry from bamboo. They also partner with Trees for the Future to help plant more trees around the world and support farmers and their families.

Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Courtney Cummings has to say about her Arch Earrings:

"The very first time I wore these earrings out in public, somebody came up to me at a dim, crowded bar to shout "WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?!" Seems like an endorsement in and of itself, but I’ll sell them more for you just in case. One of the things I struggle with the most when wearing dangling earrings is how sensitive my lobes are. Even the *lightest* of earrings pull on my ears and leave them stinging after just a couple hours. These. Do. Not. They are so light and comfy (probably because they’re made of eco-friendly bamboo!!) that I forget they’re even there! I just love the fun, whimsical touch they add to any outfit!"

Get them from Wild Cloud for $34.

Promising review: "Just throw it on a fire and you get different colored flames. It lasts a few minutes then dies out. You will see some colors pop up after. It was a hit. Cool party trick. Definitely worth getting" —Brian

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.85 (also available in a 25-pack).

Promising review: "I have been using the Mary Kay oil blotting papers, and my skin is so oily that I need to use three or four at a time. Where has this roller been all my life?! It's smaller than what I thought it would be, but wow, does it remove oil. It seems to even prevent my face from getting oily again. Amazing product!" —junebug

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: "Seriously so happy I bought these!!! I have the imitation cloud slippers that they sell at Target and I thought those were decent--boy, was I so wrong. These slippers are so comfortable, the color (I bought red) is exactly as shown in the picture, and they're so cute! I realize now the ones from Target are super uncomfortable...honestly debating getting a second pair for myself — one for indoors, another for outdoors. Worth it. Buy it. Love it." —Rachel

Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in women's sizes 4–16, men's sizes 3–14, and 15 colors).

Promising review: "FINALLY!!!! I finally found the holy grail of all liquid liners!! Just hurry up and buy it - you will not regret it." —HelloMellow

Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in eight shades).

Promising review: "We bought this tabletop grill for our camping trips. It grills very well, better than our bigger home grill. It has a grease tray that's easy to clean so when storing you don't get grease everywhere. We liked all the features especially the stainless steel grates. We highly recommend this char broil grill." —TeresaD

Get it from Target for $71.99 (originally $89.99).

Promising review: "Let me start off by staying I've never been a beach hat type person.... until now! I love this hat!!! When I bought it I wasn't sure if I could pull it off. (You know, it looks good on others but not so good on me.) Well, I just got back from Belize and this hat was amazing. I love how adjustable it is. I was able to comfortably wear it while riding a golf cart, all day at the beach, and even out on a kayak without it blowing off or being too tight. And it was just the right coverage for me. Enough to protect my sensitive eyes and fair skin from the sun yet not so large that it was in the way. I wore it much more than I thought I would because it was so useful, cute and comfortable! Great buy." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in 22 colors).

Promising review: "Not to be dramatic, but I would die for this cup. I bought the all-black version, and it's beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I'm so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don't think the description mentions, there's NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours, and when I came home, the cubes were still there, and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16-oz. size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags. 20/10." —jacklynn ramos

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).

Promising review: "I bought these shoes a couple of years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well." —Samantha Lindsey

Get it from Amazon for $9.88+ (available in sizes 4–13.5 and 44 colors).

Promising review: "Received this peacock chair and it is beautiful and so unique! There's a lot of hanging indoor/outdoor chairs out there but this one is unique and so stunning. I’m so excited to hang this outside on my terrace." —AnitaA

Get it from Anthropologie for $558.40 (available in three colors)

I first used this on a hike last summer, and wow! Game-changer — I sometimes chafe on my arms when I wear a tank top, both hiking, and running, but with this, absolutely nothing! It now gets packed as an essential in my "summer-go" bag.

Promising reviews: "I started using this when I was running six miles a day and getting chafing under my arms and between my legs. I don't run anymore but now use it for chafing issues wearing nylons and rubbing at the top of my legs in my crotch area. I works great! if it is really humid and my skin is rubbing from walking this stops the burn and the chafing. I recently met a Nurse who was having a serious issue with incontinence and the pads she had to wear to protect herself from leakage were chafing her badly, I turned her onto this product, she couldn't believe it, no more pain. I highly recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in five sizes).

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.