Amazon is full of fun and interesting items that make life easier and the summer more enjoyable. I compiled a list of the best items for the summer for you and the family.
Here’s a list of 15 Amazon summer must-haves for under $15.
*Prices reflect product prices at the time the article was published.
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1. Australian Gold Botanical Face Sunscreen SPF 50
Did you know most sunscreen is hazardous to the oceans? A single drop of sunscreen can kill coral (more on this here). Hawaii has even banned sunscreen containing the chemical oxybenzone. Fortunately, consumers are catching onto this and demanding more eco-friendly products.
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 is the sunscreen I use on a daily basis. It’s oxybenzone free, paraben-free, dye-free, and oil-free. This sunscreen is even cruelty-free. I love this sunscreen because it has a tint to it that gives a nice color to my face and covers redness. So the days that I don’t want to wear makeup, I can wear this and have a nice fresh look.
They also have a body sunscreen with SPF 30 that I highly recommend.
2. CamelBak BPA Free Water Bottle
Summers can get really hot and staying hydrated is important. Carry around this CamelBak and make it a habit to take it with you everywhere so you don’t have to buy single-use plastic water bottles.
This 32 oz CamelBak is less than $15 and comes in a variety of different colors. The water bottle is leak-proof and even spill-proof when open. Included is a handle that makes it easy to carry and it’s even dishwasher safe.
3. Pepper Spray Keychain With Quick Release
Summer is a popular time for traveling and going outdoors. I highly recommend all men and women carry some form of self-defense on them.
This pepper spray is convenient to carry around and provides reliable protection. It can shoot up to 10 feet with up to 25 bursts. I personally carry pepper spray everywhere I go and highly recommend everyone else do it as well.
4. 100 Piece First Aid Kit
This 100 piece first aid kit meets the United States FDA Regulatory Standards and is perfect for family and business use. With people getting outdoors more in the summer, they may be more prone to accidents and falls. A first aid kit will come in handy.
5. Reusable Bags Animal Print
Summers lead to more people walking to stores since it’s warmer out. I know when it’s warm out, I’m more likely to walk to the grocery store.
If you’re trying to cut down on plastic use and be more eco-friendly, these reusable grocery shopping bags are cute and practical. They come in a wide variety of patterns and come highly reviewed on Amazon with a perfect 5-star rating.
6. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Blue light glasses are a great idea if you play a lot of video games or you’re on your computer or phone often. These glasses protect you from visual fatigue and discomfort from long periods of being on the computer or watching television.
I personally use blue light glasses and find that I have very little eye strain. They’re definitely worth the small investment.
7. Memory Foam Sleep Mask
Use this summer to finally perfect your sleeping habits with this memory foam sleeping mask. The ergonomic design lets you blink your eyes without constriction. You’ll get deeper and more restful sleep with this sleeping mask.
This sleeping mask is machine-washable and is made with high-quality memory foam meaning you’ll get a perfect fit for your face.
8. Water Resistant Fanny Pack
Fanny packs are highly underrated and so practical. I use a fanny pack on a regular basis when I’m walking my dogs.
This fanny pack comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors and is even water-resistant. There are a few pockets and there’s even a designated spot for phones.
9. Sanseveria AKA Easiest Plant To Care For
You don’t need to have a green thumb in order to safely care for this plant.
The Snake Plant AKA the Sanseveria is seriously impossible to kill. I have 4 in my house and I could go weeks without tending to it and the plant will look the exact same. This plant cleans the air and filters toxins.
10. Dog Water Bottle
This dog water bottle will come in handy on any hike or dog walk in the summer. The water bottle is BPA-free, leak-proof, and has a nice sleek design. There are several color options to choose from as well.
11. Mini USB Fan
This 4 inch USB fan connects to your laptop, desktop, or anything that has a USB outlet. This fan can be rotated 360 degrees and comes highly reviewed on Amazon. It’s the perfect item for a hot summer day where you want to cool off but don’t want to turn on the AC.
12. Veggie Pasta
If you’re looking to buy meals with fruits and veggies this summer, spice up your meals with this spiral vegetable cutter.
This tool is super easy to use. All you do is insert your choice of vegetable and twist. I’ve had this kitchen item for the past 5 years and it works just as good as it did the first day I bought it from Walmart.
There are a ton of spiralizer recipes on Pinterest, so I recommend checking there if you’re in need of a tasty meal.
13. Female Urination Device
Yep, I’m going there. This female urination device will finally make your dreams come true. Does anyone else get a bit bitter when their boyfriends or husbands get to pee pretty much anywhere on a hike, while we have to hope and pray there’s a bathroom nearby or the other great option – peeing on a bunch of sticks.
Better yet, what if you don’t like sitting your bare butt on a toilet seat at a festival or public restroom? You can use this instead.
14. Waterproof Summer Hat
Are you looking for a practical summer hat that actually blocks out the sun? This summer hat is breathable and comes in several color options. I have a hat that looks similar to this from REI but cost 3x the price.
The wide brim hat helps protect your skin from UV rays, so if you forget to reapply sunscreen, the hat really helps.
15. Short-Sleeve V-Neck
This basic summer tee is highly rated on Amazon and comes in a wide variety of colors. This is a great top to pair with shorts in the summer and has a nice breathable fabric.
Bonus: High Waist Squat Proof Biker Shorts
These shorts cost $20 but I had to include them on this list because they are so worth it!
If you’re looking for comfortable summer shorts that are made with high-quality material, you need to get these high waist biker shorts. They’re breathable and perfect for hot weather.
These shorts are squat proof and made with a smooth, buttery material. I ordered 3 pairs of shorts in total because the first pair I tried were so amazing. They have a perfect 5-star rating and they even have pockets.
My only complaint about these shorts is that you have to pull them down or they get tight in the crotch region, but this happens to almost all of the shorts that I wear.
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