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From longer, warmer days to time spent outdoors with friends and family, there’s so much to love about summer. While many folks have been enjoying sunny weather for a few weeks already, the season officially starts on June 21. To help ensure you’re ready for the hot and humid months ahead, we compiled a bunch of our favorite seasonal must-haves. From clothing that will keep you cool and stylish to gadgets that keep insects away, the 25+ products below will help you make the most of summer 2022.

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Buffy Breeze Comforter, $169.15 (Orig. $199)

“I like the look and feel of an ultra-fluffy comforter, but it’s not ideal on hot summer nights. Now I keep my air conditioner on at a normal level and sleep comfortably with this popular bed topper.” — Ellie Conley

Otherland Coco Blossom Candle, $36

“I’ve been burning this candle for weeks now and am convinced it’s the perfect summer scent. It has notes of island coconut, gardenia petal and warm amber.” — Julia Webb

Sun Squad Rainbow Sunshine Doormat, $13

“I just bought this doormat to brighten up my entryway for the season. It’s so bright and fun, and guests always comment on how much they love it.” — Jeanine Edwards

Aricove Weighted Blanket, $139.95 (Orig. $169.95)

“A weighted blanket in the summer obviously sounds like a bad (read: hot) idea. However, the Aricove is seriously cooling while still providing that stress-relieving coziness.” — Sarah Weldon

Cozy Earth Linen Bamboo Sheet Set, $295.20+ (Orig. $369+)

“Like so many others, I run hot during the summer nights, so every year, I switch to more lightweight bamboo sheets. And these from Cozy Earth are the lightest and most luxe I’ve felt to date.” — Moriba Cummings

Katchy Indoor Insect Trap, $44.99 (Orig. $49.99)

“Summer is great, but the season brings with it tons of tiny pests. This indoor insect trap is the easiest and most mess-free way to get rid of them.” — Moriba Cummings

BLACK+DECKER Tower Fan, $68.99 (Orig. $89.99)

“This fan is the only way I survived in an NYC apartment with no AC for five years. It’s quiet but keeps you cool. When my first one died after a few years, I immediately purchased the same one again.” — Jeanine Edwards

JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $129.95

“Keep the party going at the beach or by the pool with this portable Bluetooth speaker. It offers 12 hours of playtime and is waterproof up to 3 feet deep.” — Julia Webb

Canopy Humidifier, $150

“This low-maintenance humidifier is the only way that I can keep my body and skin moist (sorry) while sleeping with both the fan and the AC on.” — Sarah Weldon

Thermacell E-Series Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller, $49.99

“Mosquitos are my least favorite part about summer. This bug repeller is scent-free and puts up a 20-foot barrier wherever you place it, so you can enjoy the outdoors in peace.” — Ellie Conley

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen Face Lotion, $8.92 (Orig. $9.99)

“I apply this lightweight yet hydrating facial sunscreen religiously whenever I’m at the beach, and I never get sunburned. I especially love that it doesn’t leave any white residue on my skin.” — Jeanine Edwards

Tower 28 SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray, $28

“I owe my healthy, hydrated skin barrier to this simple toning spray. A couple spritzes of this, and any sunburn, bug bite, acne, rash, you name it is poofed away.” — Sarah Weldon

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation, $48

“This skin tint makes my face look flawlessly smooth and glowy while also providing SPF 40 to protect me from the sun. Additionally, it contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to moisturize skin.” — Ellie Conley

Crown Affair The Renewal Mask, $58

“When my hair gets too much sun and salt water, this ultra-rich mask from Crown Affair brings my brittle, dry strands back to life. Plus, it smells incredible.” — Julia Webb

Supergoop! Glow Oil Body Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++, $38

“Sunscreen is a must-wear, not just on your face, but also for your body. And I’ve found that this is the most flattering for all complexions. Plus, its spray applicator is so convenient.” — Moriba Cummings


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Hill House Home Ellie Nap Dress, $150

“I have about seven of these perfect summer dresses in my closet, and I will spend the rest of my life making sure you all have them, too.” — Sarah Weldon

Lack of Color Pierre Hat, $129

“I look forward to summertime just so I can wear this hat. This silhouette is flattering for any face shape, and its flicked edge adds a touch of sophistication that I love.” — Moriba Cummings

Solid & Striped The Ariel, $124.60 (Orig. $178)

“I love Solid & Striped’s swimsuits, especially their one-pieces, which are sexy without showing too much skin. The colors in this one will look gorgeous against sun-kissed skin this summer.” — Jeanine Edwards

TKEES Nude Flip-Flops, $55

“These simple leather flip-flops go with everything and come in 11 different nude shades, plus other neutral colors. So, yes, I got a few.” — Ellie Conley

Monday Swimwear Barcelona Tunic, $138

“I looked high and low for the perfect button-up swim cover-up, and this is it. You can wear it on its own, with jean shorts or get the matching pants for a monochromatic look.” — Ellie Conley

Galamaar Nico Tie Top & Tie Brief, $124-$142

“I live in bikinis in the summer and can’t wait to wear this one from Galamaar. Not only is the cut adjustable and super flattering, but it’s also made with recycled materials.” — Julia Webb

S’more to Love STL-611 Six-S’more Maker, $19.99

“You don’t need a fire pit to make delicious s’mores during the summer. With this special tray, you just need a grill, and you can make six at a time!” — Julia Webb

Sur La Table Cast Iron Shrimp Pan, $38.96 (Orig. $47.95)

“I was never a big shrimp eater until I tried it grilled in this special pan, which cooked the seafood in butter, herbs and spices. Now I’m a fan.” — Ellie Conley

FRIGIDAIRE EFIC189-Silver Compact Ice Maker, $129.99

“In the depths of summer, nothing’s more comforting than a cold glass of just about anything. Over 10,000 Amazon shoppers say this ice maker is the absolute best.” — Moriba Cummings

Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3, $139.95

“There’s just something about summer that makes me want to buy bunches of fresh herbs. This smart garden will let you grow the freshest herbs right in your home — no green thumb required.” — Sarah Weldon

Zoku Classic Pop Mold, $14.95

“Is there anything more refreshing than a fruity ice pop on a hot summer day? This mold makes it easy to create your own using any juice or fruit you have on hand.” — Jeanine Edwards

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Contributors: Ellie Conley, Moriba Cummings, Jeanine Edwards, Julia Webb, Sarah Weldon