Scorching temps and the sweet aroma of barbecue fill the July air. Yep, there’s no mistaking summertime in Memphis! For your long weekends at the lake, afternoons at the pool or nights entertaining friends, we’ve got you covered. We searched the city and found some hot items that will help you enjoy the rest of summer and take you straight into fall.
For Your Workout
Moisture wicking socks
Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you have to put the kibosh on your fitness regimen. This 50/50 blend of synthetic and wool sweat-wicking socks fit like a glove, are super comfortable and will keep your feet feeling … not so sweaty … when you work out! They are available in many colors and patterns and come in lengths 0-5. Find them for $18 per pair at Breakaway Running.
The new sports-sized Chilly Sport by Frogg Toggs is a cooling towel that will keep you cool for any adventure. Find them at any Outdoors, Inc. location for $13.95.
Insulated drink bottles
These Corksicle canteens come with triple wall insulation and claim to keep drinks cold for 25 hours. We have tried them for ourselves and can affirm they are amazing! They can be found in a tumbler or canteen style in stainless steel, copper, matte or dipped mint or pink. Plus they can be personalized. Prices start at 24.95 at Happi-Stores in Germantown.
Inexpensive & fun jewelry
With Ginger Snaps jewelry you can pop stones in and out (try a guitar pick or something similarly sized to finagle the stones out) of their settings on bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more for a quick switch. At the Ivory Closet, rings are $9.99 each, snaps are $6.99 each, bracelets are $12.99 each, and necklaces are $17.99 each.
Bracelets and bangles
Stack up your wrists with these beaded bracelets and lightweight gold bangles from Sachi, $14 to $24 each. They’re simple, summery and small, so they won’t overpower even the littlest wrist!
FOOD & DRINK
When you just don’t have the time to cook for yourself, you can find these picnic-ready prepared foods at Cooper Street 20/20 — And the best part is that they use local, fresh ingredients. Find these items and more starting at $3.75.
Doc’s Wine, Spirits and More truly is #notjustaliquorstore as their website states. Doc’s has an incredibly stocked table full of local products, including Ricki’s Cookie Corner Chip Sticks, Judy Pound Cakes, Rojo Gold Salsa, Shotwell Candy Co. toffees, Nikki’s Hot Ass seasoning mixes and chips, Elixir Simple Syrup and much more. Products range from 75 cents to $75.
What item fits perfectly in any cooler? That’s right, a can! Underwood Winery has canned their Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Rosé wines, and they are a hit this summer! Each 375 ml (or half bottle) is just $6.99 at Germantown Village Wine and Liquor.
Supreme snow cone
A snow cone is a staple to beat the Memphis summer heat and you can choose from 70-plus flavors of snow cones at Jerry’s Snow Cones. We recommend that you try it supreme style, with ice cream added, for $3.65 each.
These anti-aging moisturizers from Murad will protect your skin with varying SPF levels of 15, 20 or 30 — plus they contain vital nutrients to prevent damage and hydrate your skin. Find them at Gould’s Salon and Spa for $39 to $79.
Pacifica is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free nail polish and is free of harsh chemicals. Find these polish bottles in a rainbow of summer-friendly colors at Ivory Closet for $8.99.
FOR THE HOME
These hand-poured, soy-wax The Green Light candles, $18 from City & State, make a true literary gift. (Pick up a copy of The Great Gatsby, or just read this to catch up if you don’t know what we mean!) Their soft scent of ocean air, musk and earthy vanilla makes them an all-around favorite.
Tiny glass boxes
These tiny glass boxes spied at Babcock Gifts are functional and beautiful, making them the perfect dresser or nightstand catch-all! Prices range from $18 to $21 each.
Mosquito repellant candles
These outdoor candles are unlike any other mosquito repellant candles. The Mosquito Repellant Collection candles are natural, DEET-free and citronella-free candles — perfect for outdoor entertaining. Find these candles starting at $20 at Apothetique.
Wooden accent servers
We are in love with these sheesham-accented marble serving platters and olivewood bowl; the combination of the grainy wood and the marble is rustic yet refined, and the contrasting lines of the serving platters are a great juxtaposition with the more free-form shape of the bowl. Priced from $24.50 to $48.50 at Dazzle.
These large collegiate Sportulas are perfect for outdoor entertaining and will take you straight into tailgating this fall. Find one with your favorite tea, and sear the logo right onto a burger or steak! Find them at Dixie Pickers for $25.
Mini Green Egg
You’ve seen the Big Green Egg and here’s its pint-sized sibling. This tabletop ceramic charcoal grill, which cooks for four to six people, is perfect for tailgating, boating, picnics or apartment/condo life. Find it at Hamilton’s Fireplace for $598.
These Mud Pie aluminum “Go Jump In The Lake” coasters are appropriate for any occasion and will remind you to always have fun. More Than Words has them in sets of four for $18.95.
FOR THE KIDS
Your kids will look super cool and be protected from the sun’s harsh rays in these Original Babiators, $24 from Cotton Tails. Designed for ages 0 to 3 years, they provide 100 percent UV protection for pint-sized peepers.
Detangler and curl calmer
There’s nothing that spoils a day at the beach faster than trying to comb out your child’s wet hair. Avoid the struggle over tangles and take care of your beach baby’s locks with Miracle Detangler ($13) and Natural Curl Calmer ($16) by Original Sprout, available at Pigtails and Crewcuts.
Enjoy your July and all the fun you can FIND!
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