Summer is just around the corner! Which means we're just over two weeks away from lazy beach days and fabulous pool parties. But you're probably still in need of summer must-haves to ensure that your next summer soiree or warm weather road trip is perfect.
Luckily, Shop TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share a few of the best fun finds for summer on Shop All Day. Whether you're off to your next tropical destination or simply looking for ways to beat the heat, we've got you covered with top essentials to make this upcoming summer your best one yet.
Keep reading to shop Brach's six summer must-haves — and even some Father's Day gifting inspiration.
Shop All Day: Summer Ready
When the temperature is just right and there isn’t much to do, we can’t think of anything better than kicking our feet up and laying back in a hammock. Brach says this is a great pick for anyone who could use some “me time.” According to the brand, it only takes a matter of minutes to set up and can support up to 450 pounds. Plus, it’s just as easy to pack away, since it comes with its own carrying case.
Calling all foodies! Brach loves this gadget for the grill masters (so if you haven’t finished your Father’s Day shopping, you’re in luck!). TODAY viewers can shop it at an exclusive 25% discount with the code TODAY25 at checkout. This grill tool can gauge the internal temperature of whatever they are cooking in a matter of seconds, but you can also preset the temperature and have it alert you when that temperature is reached — no guesswork required! A bonus? It also features a built-in flashlight.
Exercise dresses are on the rise this season! Brach is a big fan of the trend and found a style that is simple, stylish and perfect for warmer weather. It’s made with a stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric and has a soft feel that she loves, but she’s an even bigger fan of the built-in shorts (with pockets!). You don’t have to play the sport to get in on the trend either — it’s great for beach days or everyday wear, too.
This chic dress boasts a longer hem and stylish quarter-zip design. It also features two built-in pockets — one large enough to hold your phone and another big enough to hold a tennis ball, according to the brand.
This isn’t your average baseball cap. It not only provides sun protection thanks to its UPF50 protective fabric, but it also can help you keep cool on hot summer days. According to the brand, when it is wet, it can cool down to 30 degrees below the average body temperature in a matter of seconds. The cooling sensation can last for up to two hours, which makes it perfect for all kinds of summer adventures.
It’s the little things that make all the difference! Which is why Brach says she thinks these socks are worth the investment — and a great Father’s Day gift idea. The first 2,500 TODAY viewers to redeem the code TODAY20 at checkout can take advantage of an exclusive 20% discount on them. Bombas’ socks are designed with a cushioned footbed, soft blister tab and a seamless toe, which sets them apart from most socks in your sock drawer. Plus, they don’t just feel good, the brand does good too. The brand donates a pair of socks for every pair sold. You can shop them in several different kinds of fabrics, including cotton and merino wool, in sizes S-XL.
More summer must-haves
There's nothing like relaxing poolside with a cold drink — until all of the ice melts in your cup. These chiller stick Ramos found can keep your drink chilled without watering it down, according to the brand. They can fit most 9-inch (or taller) bottles and only need to be stored in the freezer for 45 minutes before they're ready to use.
Whether you're serving lemonade or margaritas, this is the pitcher you'll want to do it in, says Ramos. It has a 4.7-star overall rating and features and exaggerated spout with an ice lip, which the brand says helps prevent ice cubes from falling out as you fill glasses.
Have peace of mind while serving poolside margs and don't stress about broken glass with these shatter-proof glasses. They come in several different colors, including a clear style that mimics the look of glass.
These coupe glasses are made from a durable plastic that the brand says won't "crack, shatter or break." Plus, they're dishwasher safe, so you can reuse them every summer, for years to come.
Hosting barbecues or poolside hangouts? These chic trays are sure to impress guests, whether you're serving snacks or drinks. They're handmade in Sweden from lightweight birch and are both food and dishwasher safe, according to the brand.
Looking forward to indulging in an ice cold cocktail, mocktail or slushie? Ramos found a kitchen gadget that can make all three possible. These genius tumblers can turn a few ingredients into a frozen treat — all you need to do is add in your fixings and then freeze them for up to six hours.
Using the oven on a hot day might not sound ideal, but cleaning a grill on a hot day might not sound appealing either. Ramos found this reversible griddle, which is both grill and oven safe, so you can cook up just about anything — and clean up should be a breeze.
Nothing can ruin a barbecue quite like flying insects. Ramos loves these convenient "tents" for protecting your home cooked meals from pests, so you can enjoy your meal without worrying about bugs getting in the way.
Whether you'll be spending the weekend camping like Brach and her family or have upcoming travel plans, she says this is a must-have. Not only is it lightweight, but it boasts enough room for all of the essentials — and it folds into its own convenient pocket when you don't need to carry them anymore. One Shop TODAY editor also relies on this pick for all of her travels, likely due to the padded straps and water-resistant fabric.
Everyone in the family can use this portable fan this summer — and for a myriad of reasons. It not only acts as a mini fan, but also as a phone charger and a flashlight, too. Plus, since it's rechargeable, the brand says you can get up to 21 hours of use out of it before it needs to be charged again.
These aren't your average towels, Brach says. They were designed with the outdoors in mind, so they're fast drying, absorbent and portable. They're perfect for the campground or the beach and because they come in several different colors and sizes, you can easily grab one for each member of the family to use this year (and for years to come).
Looking to get your steps in this summer without dealing with chafing? This protective balm from a Shop TODAY-loved brand can be used all over your body to help prevent irritation, rashes and blisters from friction, according to the brand. Brach says you can use it on everything from your shoulders when you wear a bathing suit to your heels while wearing a pair of sneakers.
We all know that sunscreen is an essential for our beauty routines, but how many of us actually reapply it as often as necessary? If you're on the go, Brach loves using this mist for a quick touch-up. It is formulated not only with SPF50+, but also with vitamin C, which the brand says helps give it skin-boosting benefits. Naked Sundays SPF 50 mist is to be used as a top-up only and should be applied every 80 minutes when outdoors.
This is a $5 hack that Brach says you'll use time and time again. This marker can be used not only to create designs on your nails, but also to help touch-up any chipped polish between salon visits. Plus, it makes for an easy way to create the perfect DIY French manicure.