7 Summer Must-Haves We Are Loving

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Ah. Sweet summer is finally here and we are SO ready! Whether your grand plans involve a family summer bucket list, “dirty” summer camps to put the kids in or road trips to take, you will want to know about the must-haves that will be in our bags this summer. Kid-tested and parent approved means these products are winning the entire summer—scroll on for the best of it!

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Bay Area moms, Tierra, Barrie and Anya wanted clothes for their kids that are fit for any adventure, comfortable and sustainable and thus, Mightly was born. Tag free, flat seams, certified organic cotton (GOTS certified) and made in Fair Trade certified factories means that their clothes are people, planet and play friendly. We especially love the reinforced knee leggings and our tester loved sticking random treasures in the pockets of the pretty summer dress.

Little Passports' Wild animals activity kit
Little Passports

Little Passports
For days when some indoor time is called for, Little Passports is a summer must-have. Their newly released six month art activity subscription, Animals Wild, features over 100 animals and invites kids three to five to embark on a journey to Plunge into the Pacific, Trek through the Amazon and more.  Stomp the Serengeti was our favorite and kept our tester busy for hours with its stamping game and punch out animals.

Coco Village Swimwear
Recycled nylon with SPF 50+ protection swimwear is the kind of sustainable swimwear we are on board with. Super cute patterns and bright colors mean your tiny bean will splash through the entire summer in style which, in our mind, is the ultimate summer goal.

Parents everywhere rejoice: your answer to anti-greasy, non-goopy facial sunscreen is here! Two moms (with seven kids between them!) created this mineral-based powder sunscreen that comes with a brush attached for mess-free, on-the-go application. Reef safe and free from chemicals, an attached refill is also available and its small, travel-friendly size means it’s easy to bring along. This was one of our favorite summer must-haves and we are giving this to all our mom friends this summer. 

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Odin Parker

Odin Parker Play & Go Storage Bag
This all-in-one storage bag, picnic blanket and play mat translates into easy trips from the playroom to the beach and elsewhere. When it’s time to go, simply cinch up toys, kid items and lunch (maybe even a wine bottle—hey, no judgment here!) and you are on your way to the next adventure. 


Recycled plastic bottles made into buttery soft activewear that is cute, versatile and sustainable? 23 year old founder, McKenna Haz, figured out a way to do just that and even more—one pound of trash is removed from the ocean with every purchase. From chasing the kids around to errands to working out, we loved how soft and comfortable the sports bra and bike short set (with pockets!) are and they will be a staple in our closet this summer!

A container of Beach Babe sugar scrub on a sandy beach with shells
Beach Babe

Beach Babe Sugar Scrub
Is your dry skin looking for a vacation? If so, this real cane sugar, shea butter, sunflower oil and vitamin E scrub with a fresh-cut pineapple and coconut formula will elevate your skin care game. This scrub (which is also SLS, Paraben and Phthalate-free) transported us to a tropical location instantly and had us searching up piña colada recipes! 

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