Summer Shopping Guide: Goodies You Need for Fun in the Sun


Just because we’re socially distancing doesn’t mean that we can’t have some fun in the sun! Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best summer goodies you need for hitting the beach or the pool. Remember, saving money and having fun are the goals. So, let’s do a little of both!

Best Speaker: UE Wonderboom

When you want to kick it by the pool or the beach and listen to your tunes, you don’t want them coming from a tinny, small phone speaker. That’s where a Bluetooth speaker comes in! Of course, you’ll want to make sure it’s also waterproof before you take it next to the water. For that, we recommend UE’s Wonderboom speakers.

While they might cost a bit more than the average Bluetooth speaker, these are top-notch technology for the beach. Shock-resistant and waterproof, these speakers are great to throw in a bag with your towel and take with you. Accidental splash hits your bag? No worries, these speakers will be just fine!

Best Sunscreen: Coppertone

When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck out of your sunscreen, you want Coppertone. Coppertone is a bit more expensive than some generic brand sunscreen, but it’s well worth the price. Their fast-drying, water-resistant sunscreen will keep your skin tanning instead of burning, even during a long day at the beach!

Best Coolers: Igloo

No one wants to be bringing out warm sodas or drinks from their cooler. So, make sure your cooler is the best it can be! While there are a number of great options out there, we strongly recommend Igloo brand coolers. While some brands, like Yeti, might have a more recognizable name, Igloo-brand coolers are great for their price.

Trust us when we tell you it’s also worth upgrading from Styrofoam. Foam coolers can fall apart in the elements, and they don’t do nearly as good of a job at keeping your drinks frosty under the summer sun!

Best Beach Towel: Dock and Bay Microfiber

When it comes to beach towels, you don’t want to just grab a normal towel from your linen closet. You want something made to resist sand and keep your clothes from getting sandy by the water! Dock and Bay’s microfiber beach towel is fantastic for this.

The material is highly sand-resistant and quick-drying. It even comes in a handy travel pouch! If you’re planning on traveling to the beach this summer, this towel is for you.