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Summer Stuff We Love (And You Will Too!)

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Need a safer facial sunscreen? Sustainably produced with an SPF 30, Coural Care checks off all the boxes for conscious consumers: 100% organic, plant-based, reef-safe, and cruelty-free.

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Shelf discovery

What do beach reads, cell phones, icy beverages, and sunscreen have in common? They all need a place to perch. Enter the Shore Shelf, a portable tray that easily clamps onto any beach chair.

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Say sayonara to sand

A beach towel that’s sand-free and quick-drying? Yes, please! Made in Australia, the lightweight Tesalate Towel is designed to dry in half the time of a regular towel and easily shakes off sand.

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Seal the deal

Itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie bikinis may be so yesterday, but the Itzy Ritzy “Travel Happens” Sealed Wet Bag is of the moment. Store your swimsuits, gym clothes, and other wet items in this leakproof, machine-washable wet bag made for on-the-go ease.

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Throwing shade

Why shell out for an overpriced beach cabana when you can just bring your own? This large CoolCabana measures 8’ x 8’ and provides enough shade for two beach chairs but is easy enough for just one person to transport, set up, and tear down. (Now that’s cool.)

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No slouch

Whether lounging poolside or by the ocean, keep that beach towel in place with the BandaBeau Towel Tamer. Available in 10 designs, the towel tamer also includes a handy-dandy storage function for keeping valuables out of sight (and out of the hot sun).

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Refresh Rx

Keep your cool when the heat is on with Misty Mate MistPro3. This portable personal misting device comes in handy at the gym, the beach, on hiking trails, and just about anywhere summer takes you. No batteries or electricity required!

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Flavor fuel

Fruit-infused water is trending, and the HYDY Estiva Water Bottle makes it easy to make and enjoy your own throughout the day. (Hydration goal: complete.) Made of clear, BPA-free Tritan plastic, this eco-friendly, insulated thermos comes in six stylish colors.

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Slyde Rules

On “Shark Tank,” the Slyde Handboard snagged two enthusiastic thumbs up from Ashton Kutcher and Mark Cuban, and we love it, too. A handheld mini-surfboard of sorts, the Grom Soft-Top Fun Handboard taps into an all-new kind of surf action.

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Surf’s up

Made by the original inventors of the boogie board, this 42” Morey Mach 7 Bodyboard gets instant cred on surf turf. This middle choice of three sizes is a nice fit for teens who want to catch some tasty waves.

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This one goes to Eleven

Transport the Stranger Things-verse straight to your lawn with this giant inflatable Demogorgon Sprinkler. (80’s soundtrack not included.)

 

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To the Max

Just in time for the premiere of Season Three, teens can re-immerse themselves in the “Stranger Things” world with the young adult novelization of the popular Netflix series. Stranger Things: Runaway Max tells the story of the newest kid on the block, Max Mayfield, and how she made her way—for better or for worse—to haunted Hawkins.

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That’s a wrap

Who doesn’t love a multitasking garment for effortless summer chic? The Mer-Sea Linen Wrap delivers as a wrap, scarf, and sarong all in one—complete with a voile carrying case with bamboo handles and matching linen sash that doubles as a bracelet or ponytail holder.

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Brimming with style

No list of beach essentials is complete without a stylish summer hat, and Wallaroo’s Sydney Women’s Sun Protection Hat fits the bill beautifully. An internal drawstring helps adjust the fit for any head size, and it’s easily rolled up and stashed in a beach bag.

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Nautical and nice

Come sail away with this eco-friendly line of handmade totes and accessories. Made of recycled sails rescued from landfills, the new Sea Bags line debuted in March 2019 featuring an array of collections—from zodiac-inspired to lobster-rific. We’re digging this Grey Chebeague Handbag for its laid-back beachy vibe and roomy interior.

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101 and counting

Wondering how to inspire your teen to enjoy the great outdoors? Let us count the ways with 101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up. Written by mother-and-son team Stacy and Jack Tornio, the book acts as a tempting summer to-do list for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and much more.

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Oh, hello!

The brainchild of an outdoorsy 14-year-old from Chicago, Hello World Outdoors aims to get teens off their phones and into the open. These themed boxes are designed to do just that—such as “Julia’s Beach Box,” which includes a beach towel, collapsible water bottle, and Waboba outdoor games.

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Plenty of fish

If your teen just can’t part with their electronics, the Eco-Popper might be a happy medium. The digital fishing lure allows your teen to see beneath the water’s surface via live video stream, up their fishing game, and share their successes on social. They’ll fall hook, line, and sinker for this one!

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