Summer Favorites for Moms

Mom in the pool sitting on an inflatable flamingo pool floatie

Summer Favorites for Moms

Summer may feel like it’s all about the kids–getting out of school, going to camp, hanging with friends–but moms just wanna have fun, too! It’s the time to create fun memories together. We shared a great list of summer must-haves for babies and tots but this list is for mama. Things for you to enjoy with the family and things that are just for you. 🙂 We do a lot for the family and we deserve to have some summertime fun too. Here is our list of summer favorites for moms!

Everything You Need to Have a Fabulous Summer

Watermelon Windmill Cutter

Because when I think of summertime I think of watermelons. 🙂 This cool gadget helps you cut perfect watermelon cubes without all the mess.

Watermelon Windmill Cutter

 

Pool Boy Tumbler

Hey pool boy! Keep yourself hydrated and sip your beverage from this cute, summer tumbler.

Pool Boy Tumbler

 

Inflatable Hunk Drink Floats

Speaking of pool boys . . . hot hunks and cold drinks sound like a rockin’ pool party to us! These inflatable drinking buddies will hold your drink while you splash around in the pool. These little hunks would be a fun accessory for pool parties, summertime shindigs, and bachelorette parties.

Inflatable Hunk Drink Floats

 

Underwater Camera

Snap photos under the sea with this fashionable underwater camera from Sunnylife! Camera comes with a detachable waterproof casing and requires 35mm roll negative film (not included). Use flash to capture the perfect shot.

Underwater Camera

 

Straw Clutch or Tote

We found your new favorite clutch! With a modern silhouette fashioned out of natural palm leaf this clutch has a magnetic snap closure, striped lining and interior pocket for smaller items. Add a simple monogram and don it with a wispy dress at an outdoor wedding, take it on a tropical getaway, or simply rock it in the city with jeans and a tee.

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And this spacious tote, handmade in Indonesia from woven palm leaf, is the perfect accessory for warm summer days and nights. Easy to carry with leather handles and roomy enough for all your beach essentials. The Palm Leaf Tote features a linen lining, magnetic snap closure, and an interior pocket to keep all your little essentials safe.

Straw clutch and tote from Mark & Graham

 

Out of Office Beach Towel

This yellow “Out of Office” beach towel is the definition of relaxation–even though moms are never truly off duty. 😉 Summer themed iconography covers the rest of the 100% pure cotton towel—a watermelon, ice cream cone, beach ball, flamingo, and more. Two edges are adorned with pink polyester pom poms for fun flare.

Out of Office Beach Towel

 

Giant Llama Pool Float

One of my absolute summer favorites is a good pool float. This giant llama pool float inflates to over three feet long, and has a lovely pearlescent shine, perfect for summertime!

Giant Llama Pool Float

If llamas aren’t your thing, a unicorn, pizza slice or rosé floaté might float your boat. 🙂

inflatable pool floats

 

Prosecco Pops

These great prosecco pops are perfect for your party or your picnic! Just pick up your prosecco ingredients, mix the drink as you like it, and pour into the molds. Put them in the freezer and in 1-2 hours you’ll have your very own prosecco pops—a perfect summertime treat! (Recommended ingredients and instructions included.)

Presecco Pops

 

Smarties Noodle Pool Float

If you want to update your pool noodle floats, these Smarties and Tootsie Roll floats are too cute to pass.

Inflatable Noodle pool floats

 

Straw Sun Hat

This woven straw hat has been a favorite this year. It features a wide brim that provides ample shade as you wrangle the kids. Perfect with any summer outfit.

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Straw beach hat

 

And this cream packable wide bow sunhat is the cutest hat around.

CREAM PACKABLE WIDE BOW SUNHAT

 

Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Get designer stylish looking sunglasses for a fraction of the price. These are playful and fun, perfect for summer!

Heart eye sunglasses for women

 

Swimsuit

We have several posts that are all about swimsuits for moms (ones for all sizes, maternity swimsuits, one-piece swimsuits and ones for cover stretch marks), but we had to include this cute suit too. Perfect high-waisted two piece swimmy at an amazing price.

Two piece highwaist bikini

Swimsuit Cover Up

Make a splash—or recover stylishly from one after your kids soak you in the pool—in this dreamy boho cover-up. And this cleverly striped, oversized cover-up is perfect for throwing on after a refreshing dip.

Swimsuit cover ups

 

Al Fresco Picnic Basket

Made for outdoor wining and dining, this classic basket includes everything you need for a picnic meal for two – just add your favorite food and wine. Self-storing plates, silverware, cutting board, wine glasses on one side, an insulated pocket for stashing snacks or wine on the other. The beautiful and durable water hyacinth wicker is lined in striped cotton and has handy carrying handles, turn-lock leather-tab closure and a personalized leather tag with a foil monogram. A true summer favorite!

Al fresco picnic basket

 

Flip Flops

These Valentino sandal look-a-likes are adorable for summer. I have some myself and love them. So save yourself the $325 Valentino price tag and choose these!

jelly flip flops for women

 

Stemless Wine Tumbler

This advanced double wall insulated wine cup keeps 12 ounces of hot beverages toasty for over 3 hours and cold drinks chilled for 9 hours. Perfect for any season! The spill-resistant-lid design designed with a straw hole for cup on the surface, which is good for easy sipping with straws helping reduce splash.

Whether you want to sip on your coffee or have a glass of wine by the pool, this perfect for it all and screams summer. 🙂

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Stemless wine tumblers

 

Sunscreen

We’re constantly reapplying sunscreen on our kids, but don’t forget about you too! This water-resistant formula is perfect for everyday use on face and body. It’s fast-absorbing and lightweight, but with ultra-moisturizing results. And, it’s made with natural extracts of citrus, basil, and bois de rose, so you’ll leave that typical sunscreen smell behind.

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen

 

Inflatable pool

Don’t have a pool to relax in? No problem! This adorable banana leaf inflatable pool is perfection.

inflatable pool

 

Inflatable Party Island

Wanna lounge at the lake? This giant party bird island float fits up to 6 adults comfortably.  The seats and backrest of this giant inflatable lake float are wide and comfortable giving you a great place to rest before or after you go for a swim. The mesh floor also fills with water so you can keep cool while you relax.

This giant flamingo float boat even comes with a built-in drinks cooler. Simply fill it with ice and stash your favorite beverages to keep them cool and refreshing to drink. There are also cup holders for each seat so you don’t have to hold your drink all the time while reclining on your inflatable floating island. The whole family is sure to love it. 

6 person inflatable party island

A few summer favorites for moms that will create great memories in style!

About the Author /

Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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