Lounging on the patio this summer or taking a relaxing dip in a refreshing pool of water are just some of the ways that you can get the most out of the season. Summer is the time to spend with friends, buy some cute new clothes, and find every resourceful way to beat the heat. As the sun beats down on our activities and tries to burn our skin, we need to load up on some of the niftiest gadgets out there to keep us cool.

BigMouth Fruit 3-Pack Drink Boats

BigMouth Fruit 3-Pack Drink Boats
  • Cost - $9.99

Going for a dip in the pool is nature's way of cooling down, but what happens when you have a fruity drink with you that you don't want to part with? Bring it with you, of course! Tread waters comfortably this summer with the BigMouth Fruit 3-Pack Drink Boats, which are three little inflatable cupholders that you can bring with you into the pool. They also come in three cute, summery designs: a watermelon, pineapple, and a lime. For only ten bucks you can carry your favorite drinks around with you in the pool without having to go back and forth. Talk about total relaxation.

Cool Mist Umbrella

topwell cooling mist fan
  • Cost - $9.99

Inviting your friends over for a couple of drinks or a barbecue sounds like a good idea on paper, but when the bugs start flying around the unforgiving heat crashes your party, it can be hard to fully enjoy yourselves. Well, this lightweight misting fan spritzes you and lucky guests with a refreshing mist of water to help you beat the heat. It's also powered by a rechargeable battery and comes with three different modes that you can choose from. While the mist that comes out isn't enough to soak your face, it's enough to give you that quick pick-me-up you'll need when facing the summer heat.

Zoku Ice Cream Maker

Zoku ice cream maker
  • Cost - $25.95

Unless you're Ross Gellar, everyone can agree that ice cream is one of the best parts of the summer. Feast your eyes (and your stomachs) on some delicious frozen treats brought to you by the Zoku Ice Cream Maker. It only takes you ten minutes to make an assortment of goodies including ice cream, gelato, sherbet, and frozen yogurt. You also have the choice of making traditional ice cream flavors or you can mix and match various flavors to make something all your own. Don't forget to add classic toppings either to make it even sweeter!

Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds

popsicle molds
  • Cost - $9.99

Ice cream may be the summer treat to beat, but you can beat the heat with popsicles as well! Purchasing a sturdy, reliable set of popsicle molds will allow you to create a whole collection of fruity pops that can stick to classical flavors or mix berries and yogurt for a creamier consistency. You can also opt for healthier options by making yourself whole fruit popsicles and you can make your treats with different juices as well. These popsicle molds are environmentally safe and kid-friendly in case you have little ones at home. This product also comes with a handy stand that prevents the popsicles from tipping over in the freezer.

Reversible Cool Gel and Memory Foam Pillow

cooling pillow
  • Cost - $32.47

Tossing and turning in bed during the summer is an inevitability almost each of us faces. With the sticky heat and humidity lingering into the nighttime it can be hard to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Not to mention, who wants to spring for a higher electrical bill by cranking up the air conditioning or keeping a fan on all night? This hypoallergenic, reversible pillow properly supports your neck and shoulders in bed while also keeping you cool. The soft memory foam helps keep your body temperature at a cozy level so you won't leave sweat stains all over your sheets at night. The mesh cover is also machine washable.

Chefman Portable Compact Personal Fridge

chefman mini fridge
  • Cost - $37.99

Heading out for a bonfire or a camping weekend this summer? Why not beat the heat with this portable miniature fridge? This compact little guy allows you to carry up to six 12 ounce sodas and smaller items like yogurt cups, fruit, milk, cheese, and bottles of water. Of course, you're more than welcome to place whatever other suitable items you can with you and carry your snacks wherever you go. A cool thing about this mini fridge is that you can also keep things warm using a convenient switch. It's long lasting too so you don't need to worry about it crapping out on you anytime soon. It can be plugged into outlets at home or in the car!

Zone Tech Cooling Car Seat Cushion

cooling car seat cushion in action
  • Cost - $40.99

Let's be honest: one of the worst things about summer is returning to your car and sitting down on piping hot leather or vinyl seats. If you're taking a trip up to cottage county this summer if you're just hoping to beat the heat while stuck in traffic, these cooling car seat cushions will keep your torso happy. Unlike with seat warmers where you sometimes can't control the level of warmth that shoots into your butt and back, these cooling cushions come with an adjustable temperature control dial. It also has a universal size so you don't need to worry if you're driving a cozy car or a big, honkin' truck. All you need to do is plug it into the cigarette lighter adapter and you're in for a comfy ride.

Large Dog Cooling Mat

pet cooling mat
  • Cost - $20.79

Please don't forget to take care of your furry friends this summer either. We often talk about how important it is for us to beat the heat but imagine having to walk around with a coat all year long? This cooling pad for dogs goes a long way. Depending on the weight of your canine friend, the cooling pad will adjust its temperatures to suit the needs of the weight applied to it. It's a great way to keep your pets comfortable for about two hours before a quick 30-minute recharge session. It's also completely waterproof so all you need is soap and water to get it back to normal. It also comes with a cooling collar for your dog.

Ruffwear Jet Stream High-Performance Cooling Vest for Dogs

a close up of the cooling vest
  • Cost - $39.95

If you're the kind of dog mom who enjoys going for long walks or hikes with her canine then you should look into getting your dog this high-performance cooling vest. This vest keeps man's best friend cool through evaporative cooling and shade; even if the temperature climbs throughout the day, your dogs will be kept cool with these vests. The vest also ensures that your dog won't be weighed down by any heavy materials or an awkward design, so you can take them with you on a day trip. Even if you're only taking them to the dog park or a small walk around the block, investing in a tool to keep your dogs comfortable benefits the both of you.

These summer gadgets will help you and your furry friends beat the heat so that you can safely enjoy the season. So, crack open a cold one and make this the best, coolest summer of your life!

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