As someone who was born and raised in the desert, summer isn’t exactly my favorite season. While I try to escape the heat as much as possible, dealing with 105+ degree weather every single day is less than ideal. On top of pretty much staying inside 24/7, I’m always looking for new tools to help me stay cool and make the season a little more enjoyable. Because Amazon has pretty much everything you can imagine, it should come as no surprise that they have some killer products that you will want to use all summer long. From camping gear to bathing suits to tiki cups to mister systems, I’ve splurged on it all this summer. So next time you’re perusing the magical world that is Amazon for warm weather goodies, consider one of these 37 picks that I can’t get enough of (and trust me, if they work for Arizona, they’ll work for you).
Keep Cool With This Portable Fan
I purchased this handheld fan for a trip to Walt Disney World, and it was the best decision ever. It’s a total gamechanger for those hot afternoons when you just can’t seem to cool down. Use it at the park, sports games, amusement parks, or walks around the neighborhood.
These Net Bags are Great for the Beach
I bought this net bag a few years ago for produce, but it quickly became my go-to beach bag. It’s big enough to hold beach towels, books, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, you name it. And because this is a 4-pack, you can use two of them for the pool or beach and the other two for produce!
Make the Perfect Summer Treat With this Snow Cone Machine
One of my favorite memories from growing up is spending time in Hawaii, snacking on shaved ice with my family. Since then, it has become one of my favorite summer snacks. It’s sweet and cools you down instantly. Instead of flying six hours to Hawaii, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and enjoy a sweet treat thanks to this snow cone machine.
Keep Your Water on You Everywhere You Go With this Glass Tumbler
I first noticed the glass tumbler trend on Instagram, and I immediately fell in love with how aesthetically pleasing they are. I know, I know. Who cares about aesthetics for a water bottle? I do. Along with being beautiful to look at, this glass water bottle also forces me to drink more water because I’m more inclined to bring it with me everywhere I go.
This Clever Kit Helps You Brew Your Own ‘Bucha
Love the taste of kombucha but hate shelling out major dough for bottles from the grocery stores? This kit from Brew Your Bucha is the perfect solution. It has everything you need (including the starter fluid!) to create professional-quality brews from the comfort of your own kitchen. Plus, it’s all pre-measured, so it’s basically fool-proof.
Who Needs an In-Ground Pool When You Can Use This Inflatable Pool
While there are many advantages to living in the desert, the biggest disadvantage is the heat. We’re talking 120 degree days in the summer. That’s why having a pool is crucial. Unfortunately, we don’t have one at home, so I bought this inflatable pool instead. It’s big enough to fit me and then some, plus it keeps us from overheating in the blistering sun. I can’t recommend it enough.
This Bathing Suit is So Stinking Cute
I’m a firm believer in buying cheap, affordable bathing suits. With how fast trends come and go, it’s no wonder that I find myself getting tired of my bikinis after a year. That’s why I shop on Amazon to get affordable yet trendy options–much like this bikini. For less than $25, you get a suit that’s in style yet high quality enough to last you wear after wear.
These Nippies Skin Covers Are Made for Summer
Warm weather means spaghetti strap, strapless, and even backless tops and dresses. These Nippies skin covers from Bristols 6 solve your strap struggles when a traditional bra just won’t do. They stick securely to your skin and can be washed and reused over and over again.
These Towels Look Like They Came from a Resort
Having a good beach towel is imperative when you spend most of your summer by the water. That’s why I use these towels for the beach and pool. The microfiber is incredibly soft, the striped pattern reminds me of the towels they use at expensive resorts, and you get two towels for under $25.
This Visor Will Help Protect You from the Sun
Summertime means wearing hats 24/7. I prefer to wear them anytime I know that I am going to be outside for long periods of time to protect myself from the sun as much as possible. That’s why I love hats like this visor. The brim is oversized so you’ll always be shaded but it’s also easily foldable, so you can take it with you everywhere you go.
Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With These Tiki Torches
These tiki torches are arguably one of the best Amazon purchases I have ever made. Who wouldn’t want to turn their backyard into a tropical paradise? These are one of the easiest ways to do so! The minute you light them, you feel like you’ve been transported to a far-away island. It’s truly the best (trust me–I have 4 in my backyard right now).
This Jumbo Jenga Game is Too Much Fun
I’m not sure if it’s because I spent most of last year in the house, but I am madly in love with bars that have yard games right now. My go-to game is jumbo Jenga, so you can bet I picked it up for the house too. It’s such a fun, easy way to entertain guests, and it can be taken on camping trips as well.
If You’re a Big Camper, You Need This Hammock
With Phoenix being so hot in summer, I try to spend most of my time camping up north, where the weather is drastically cooler. No camping trip is complete without my hammock. Compared to the ones at big retail stores, it’s incredibly affordable, yet it’s still high-quality. I could spend hours in my hammock with a good book and an ice-cold beer.
You Can Skip Makeup With This Tinted Sunscreen
I have a very unfortunate secret to share with you. Despite living in Arizona my entire life, I used to use sunscreen very rarely. I know, I know. It’s terrible. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized how much havoc the sun wreaks on your body. I am trying to stay looking as young as possible for as long as possible, so sunscreen is a must-have. That’s why you can bet I added this tinted sunscreen. It absorbs very quickly, has a matte finish, and it’s so lightweight that you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Oh, and did I mention that it has enough coverage so you can ditch your foundation for the summer?
Those Pool Hammocks Will Change The Way You Pool in the Best Way Possible
When it gets to be the middle of summer, it’s almost impossible to lay out. The sun is so dang hot that you feel like you’re going to die of heat exhaustion within minutes. That’s why if I’m not taking a dip in my inflatable pool, I’m taking advantage of my parents’ pool and these pool hammocks. They allow me to get a tan while floating in the pool to help me stay cool.
This Chair is Great for the Beach or Your Favorite Campsite
Last year I got one of those cheap beach chairs from Walmart for $5. And while I have no complaints about it, my boyfriend got one of these low-to-the-ground beach chairs, and after using it one time, I realized I needed one. It may be a bit pricier, but it’s so much more comfortable and allows you to truly lounge for maximum comfort.
Stay Sand Free With This Beach Blanket
I recently came across this beach blanket on TikTok, and it blew my mind. Not only is it oversized (8 feet x 9 feet) so that you can use it with all of your friends, but the parachute nylon also stays cool and repels water and sand. Who wouldn’t want a blanket that the sand just slides off? You actually stand a chance of staying clean after a beach day with this thing!
These Sandals are the Perfect Shoe for Lake Days
After years of hating on Tevas, I finally pulled the trigger on these sandals (aka the perfect dupes), and they have quickly become my absolute go-to for adventuring. I’ve worn them while walking through creeks, hiking, kayaking, and just walking around town. They’re crazy comfy, and they can withstand all of your outdoor needs.
This Straw Bag is So On Trend
Woven material is ideal for summer, which is why this bag is an absolute must-have this year. Because it’s neutral-colored, it would look cute with literally every outfit. Plus, it’s incredibly spacious. Carry all of your necessities in style–especially for beach days.
Stay in the Shade With Adorable Umbrella
Remember how I said that I’m all for trying to turn my backyard into a literal getaway? Well, this umbrella was another item that I added that has helped make my home feel like a resort. You want as much shade as possible when it comes to Arizona, so this was an obvious purchase. It helps that it’s also cute too. It has paired with my inflatable pool and tiki torches perfectly.
Beat the Heat With Smoothies On-the-Go With This Personal Blender
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get your nutrients–not to mention they make delicious, quick breakfasts and taste even better when it’s warm out. This personal blender not only allows you to make yummy smoothies but also allows you to take your breakfast on the go. Whether you’re busy with work or always traveling, you need this blender.
Keep Your Phone Dry With This Waterproof Phone Case
Since I like to spend a lot of my time on the water during the summer, I needed a good waterproof phone case. It allows me to bring my phone with me on all of my water adventures without stressing over if it’s going to get ruined or not.
Feel Comfortable Walking on the Beach With This Sarong
I loved sarongs when I was a kid so you can bet that I’m stoked they’re back in style this year. I’ve seen multiple influencers that I follow talk about this sarong from Amazon, so of course, I had to see if it’s worth it. It’s a fun, feminine way to give yourself a little coverage on the beach. I love it for covering up when I don’t want to be showing too much skin at hotels, pools, etc. I’ll most definitely be taking it on all of my beach trips this year.
Make the Best S’mores of Your Life With These Campfire Skewers
What would a summer be without s’mores around the campfire? These campfire skewers help you get the perfect golden toast on your marshmallows (or hot dogs), so you can enjoy all of your favorite campfire foods with very little effort.
Keep Your Drinks Chilled With This Insulated Lowball Tumbler
I love love love all things Yeti. While their products are on the more expensive side, they do such an incredible job of keeping your food and drinks cold for hours upon hours. This lowball tumbler is no exception. I use it to hold everything from chilled wine to cold brew to homemade margaritas, you name it. No more drinking gross room temp beverages.
No Pool Day is Complete With This Bluetooth Speaker
If you don’t have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker yet, stop what you’re doing and go get this one right this second. I bring mine everywhere we go, literally. I hate sitting in silence, so you can imagine I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of this one. I’ve used it at the beach, pool, camping, and even just the shower.
Keep Your Pup Hydrated With This Dog Water Bottle
I love bringing my pups with me when I go camping or hiking. Because they have such little legs, they use a lot of energy on our adventures. So keeping them hydrated is one of my main priorities when we go out. I cannot say enough good things about this dog water bottle. I originally used one of the bottles that you would squeeze, and the water would go into a mini bowl that was connected. While it worked, the lid always seemed to pop off, and it was kind of a pain. This one is so easy to use and easy to carry with me everywhere we go.
These Sunglasses Look Designer
Can we talk about how cute these sunglasses are? They look exactly like Raybans, but for a quarter of the price–we’re talking under $20. They’re super trendy and are such an easy statement accessory. There’s a reason over 10,000 people love them, after all. Amazon user Angela left a review saying, “It’s pretty hard for me to find round glasses that fit my larger face without making me look like I’m part of the 3 blind mice, but these were perfect! I think these would work really well with smaller faces too. It’s a great pair of everyday glasses. The case is super sturdy and zips as well. It comes with a cloth to clean the lens. A lot of more expensive brands have flimsy cases. The polarization is great because it doesn’t distort color and reduces glare making it easier on your eyes.”
This Self Tanner Makes You Look Tan Without Stepping Foot in the Sun
Although I’ve lived in Arizona–aka one of the sunniest places on Earth–my entire life, I’m pretty pale. If you’re from the desert, then you know that we avoid going outside as much as possible during the summer months. So, as much as I would like to be tan, I can’t rely on the sun–especially since I burn very easily. That’s why I opt for this self-tanner. It gives you a quick, even tan without looking streaky or orange–even if you’re a beginner!
This Game is Great for Indoors or Outdoors
A beach day wouldn’t be complete without some beach games. Some of my favorites include frisbee, football, and jazzminton. This game comes with two paddles, one ball, and four birdies, and it’s such a fun, fast-paced game that just about anyone can play.
You’ll Be Cooking Like a Chef With This Camping Stove
As I said earlier, I spend most of my summer camping, so it should come as no surprise that most of this list consists of camping gear. I got this camping stove as a birthday gift last year, and it is one of my absolute camping must-haves. I use it to cook eggs, steak, pasta, and more. It’s unbelievably easy to use and does such an excellent job of cooking delicious meals while on the road.
Keep Your Drinks Afloat With These Drink Floaties
How cute are these drink floaties? Aside from how Insta-worthy they are (picture a tiki-themed pool party), they also do a great job of keeping your drinks afloat while you swim around the pool. Because they come in a pack of 12, they are ideal for days when you plan on hanging with a bunch of friends and family.
Become an Adventurer With This Kayak
If you’re new to the kayaking world or just don’t want to drop hundreds on a kayak right now, then this inflatable kayak is a great option for you. As much as I’d love to drop the cash on a heavy-duty kayak right now, it’s just not in the cards for me. But I also needed to buy one, so I could stop spending the money on rentals. So when I found this one, I knew it was a great alternative. It’s easy to inflate, and because it can be deflated, you don’t have to worry about transporting it from point A to point B.
This Stand Mister Makes the Heat a Little More Bearable
As a renter, it’s not practical for me to install misters in our backyard. But I was on the hunt for misters that we could use if we have people over for drinks or dinner. This stand mister is a gamechanger for anyone looking to cool off without setting up serious equipment. Connect it to your hose and prepare for a mist that will have you feeling cool as a cucumber.
You Need This Bamboo Table for Your Next Picnic
When enjoying a picnic at the park or beach, the last thing you want to worry about is trying to balance your food and drinks. This is especially true if there is any kind of sand or dirt involved. This bamboo table offers two glass holders for a spill-free outing, while the small table section can double as a cutting board or serve as a table for your cheese and crackers.
Make Your Own Fruit Cocktails With This Fruit Keg Kit
There’s something about summer that makes me want to drink fruity cocktails all day long. I promise I wait until the weekend (or at least 5 PM). But you can bet that I break out this fruit keg kit when I want to go all out. Whether you empty out your fruit and fill it with a pre-batched cocktail, or you fill your fruit with the liquor of your choice to soak, this kit allows you to serve it in the coolest way possible.
These Tiki Mugs Will Have You Feeling Like You’re on Vacation
I recently went to a tiki bar, and I got my Mai Tai in a small souvenir glass, and I have to admit that I went on Amazon and bought these tiki mugs as soon as I got home. There’s something about sipping a fruity rum cocktail out of a glass that makes you feel like you’re in Hawaii. You can bet I will be only using these mugs from here on out.