10 Stylish Amazon Buys (For $25 or Less!) That You’ll Love All Summer Long
Summer is fleeting, yes. But it’s also 15 weeks long (give or take if it actually feels that way based on the weather!). And summer, more than other any other season, seems to have lots of special gear. There’s grilling stuff, outdoor furniture, melamine plates, unbreakable wine glasses, etc! Of course, if you’re going to spend money on these things, you not only want them to last, you want to still like them by the time September rolls around. Ideally, you’ll still like them when you pull them out again NEXT summer.
With that in mind, we rounded up some of the cutest, most stylish summer finds on Amazon. They’re all $25 or less, too.
1. One Hundred Eighty Degrees Busy Bees Melamine Plates, $19 for four
Bees aren’t usually a welcome guest during al fresco dining sessions, but these plates should get an exception. Everyone will be buzzing about them.
2. CreativeWare Beverage Dispenser, $25
This is a bestseller on Amazon and we can totally see why. In addition to its sleek shape, it’s got a tube for ice (so that your drinks stay cool but not watered down) and a special infuser spot for fruit and herbs.
3. Chef’n Bramble Berry Basket and Colander, $10
This container from Chef’n is the perfect marriage of form and function. The interior colander looks like something you’d find at a farmer’s market and it can be used to rinse off your strawberries. And the exterior container is designed to circulate air, keeping your berries fresher for longer.
4. Corkcicle 12-Ounce Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass, $25
If you have any intention to drink even a single glass of wine outside this summer, you need one of these. It’ll keep your vino chilled and because it has a lid, it’ll also keep bugs out. We’re really partial to this faux wood option. Or Sparkle Pixie Dust. Or Unicorn Magic.
5. Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $20
Not just your average pitcher, this guy has a built-in fine-mesh filter that’ll brew your favorite coffee concentrate. It’s a favorite among more than 2,700 Amazon reviewers and will help make your coffee-on-the-porch-in-the-morning dreams come true.
6. BAMBOODLERS Disposable Wooden Cutlery Set, $20
Made of an eco-friendly, biodegradable, and compostable bamboo, this disposable set looks nice and will cut down the amount of dishes you have to do. And the pack is pretty big (100 forks, 50 spoons, and 50 knives) so it should last you a while, depending on how much entertaining you’re doing.
7. PackIt Freezable Grocery Shopping Tote Bag, $25
Technically meant for hauling groceries back when it’s hot outside, this bag would also make a great picnic tote. When you’re not using it, you just stash it in the freezer and the built-in gel packs get cold enough to chill your food for hours on end. Plus: The designs are super bright and poppy.
8. American Atelier Rectangular Tray with Handle, $25
If we’ve learned anything from the great Ina Garten, it’s that a serving tray is a must-have when it comes to summer entertaining. (It’ll cut back on the amount of trips you have to make in and out of the house!) This one won’t get ruined if you leave it outside and it’ll look good on display inside, too.
Read more: Ina Garten’s Go-To Outdoor Party Tool
9. Artland Garden Terrace Carry-All Caddy, $10
Speaking of carrying things! Load this up with condiments, and get all your fixin’s out at once.
10. ALPS Mountaineering SideKick Camp Stool or Side Table, $23
The name says it all here. Pull this up to create extra seating around a fire pit or set it next to your chair on the porch and you’ve got a place to put your drink between sips.