Summer is officially here with full sunshine and beachy days! What’s more, everyone could use a little vacation with all the stress of the last months culminating like a giant wave waiting to sweep you away. You’ve got to rest a little, share some laughs with friends and family and enjoy the little things in life. So, here are just a few essentials to grab during Amazon Prime Day (July 12 and 13) to brighten up your summer.

For the whole family

Sun Bum sunscreen face stick

Sun Bum’s sunscreen face stick is convenient for a quick reapplication when your hands are sticky with watermelon juice, squirming children or sandy hands. Remember: reapply every two hours to protect that skin and keep it youthful! The stick comes in 30 SPF and is also cruelty-free, vegan-certified and reef compliant. 

Stasher silicone reusable storage bags

Not only do Stashers come in a cute rainbow of colors and different sizes to fit something as small as your loose change to leftovers, but this reusable silicone storage four bag bundle is also dishwasher and microwave safe. It doesn’t contain BPA, PVC and latex in order to help you eliminate single-use plastic waste in your life.

Contigo water bottle

Stay hydrated during these hot, hot heat waves with a reusable water bottle from Contigo. The integrated handle makes it easy and comfortable to pick up and go. The angled straw also fits so you can sip every last drop. And the company wants to innovate for a sustainable future, one drink at a time. 

For the kids

Green Toys pool bath set

Made from recycled plastics in the U.S., this set of toys doesn’t contain BPA, phthalates and PVC. When your child is done playing indoors or outdoors, pop it into the dishwasher for an easy, breezy clean. Not only will it save you time, but your child will be sure to have fun with the adorable seashells. And it wouldn’t hurt to teach them to protect the marine ecosystem while they’re young.  

4M Green Science solar rover kit DIY

With more children in STEM, it will only be a positive for the future of the environment and fight against climate change. The solar rover kit from 4M allows your child to build a solar-powered car. Not only that, she/he will learn how sunlight converts to energy that’s both fun and educational. 

Green Toys submarine

This submarine toy is made with 100% recycled plastic milk containers, making it safe for the ocean and your child. Additionally, it doesn’t contain harmful plastic substances and is packaged with recycled and recyclable materials with pamphlets printed with soy inks. The submarine is also dishwasher safe so let your child go wild and you won’t need to worry about the mess. 

National Geographic rocks and fossils kit

There is so much in the world to discover during the summer, but you can also bring nature to them. The National Geographic rocks and fossils kit is for the curious and curiouser children. It includes real fossils, geodes, crystals, gemstones and more. Afterwards, they can display them in an included case so they could feel like they are procuring a museum right in their own room.

For the furry pals

Calming lavender pet wipes

We can’t forget our favorite fur babies, an important member of any family. These wipes for dogs and cats have a plant-based, non-sticky formula that is perfect to clean messy paws, butts and sensitive areas. The gentle lavender scent will calm your pets and relieve itchiness without alcohol, sulfate and paraben. 

Wholesome Pride sweet potato chews

Wholesome Pride creates all-natural healthy dog treats to bring during a picnic or a beach day with your dog. The single-ingredient dog treat is healthy, vegan, gluten-free and grain-free. Made in the U.S., these potato chews were grown on family farms in North Carolina, sustainably sourced and made out of aesthetically imperfect sweet potatoes. 

Images via Pexels and Amazon 

When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commissions at no cost to you.