11 Must-Have Summer Essentials for the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure
by InBetween Magazine
Whether you’re travelling, camping, cottaging or staying close to home, one thing is always certain—summer is short! To make the most out of the season, we rounded up some of our favourite products to get you through the year’s hottest season.
For a Buzz-Free Camping
Summer is short, and if you want to make the most of the season outdoors, whether it’s camping, cottaging, or simply enjoying your backyard or patio, there’s one thing you definitely don’t want: mosquitos! That’s why whenever you spend time outside this summer, it’s always a good idea to have a Thermacell nearby. Thermacell provides powerful mosquito protection that keeps those pesky insects away before they have a chance to bite you. No need for deet or messy lotions or sprays! You’ll absolutely love the new Thermacell Mosquito Repeller & Glow Light E-Series Rechargeable EL55. It not only emits a gentle glow, perfect for those cozy patio nights, but it also provides reliable mosquito protection. Plus, the built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to nine hours! You can easily find it at Canadian Tire.
To Stay Cool and Clean
We all want to look and feel our best this summer, and that includes the men in our lives. These Schick razors not only give them a smooth shave to put their best face forward but also inspire them to explore new activities and embrace the season! However, it’s disheartening to learn from a recent survey conducted by Schick that 8 in 10 Canadian men have missed out on pursuing their passions, with two-thirds attributing it to a lack of financial resources. To make it easier for men to experience their personal interests, Schick has launched the Schick Pursue Your Passions Contest this summer. With a chance to win one of four $5,000 cash prizes each week in June, men can finally embrace their passions. For more details, head over to Schick’s Instagram page at @schickcanada, and you can find these fantastic razors at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart.
For Teen-Friendly Summer Gatherings
If you find yourself with a teen son and your home is always a revolving door of friends and activities during the summer, you know the challenge of feeding a large crowd quickly and affordably. Luckily, there are delicious options like cauliflower crust pizza, the new buffalo chicken poutine, or the Fixed-Rate Pizza that cater to everyone’s tastes because everyone deserves pizza. Considering the concerns about inflation and rising food prices, you can enjoy the XL 4 topping Fixed-Rate Pizza for a locked price of $16.99. In this uncertain world, you can count on hot and fresh pizza to remain accessible and budget-friendly this summer. These tempting choices are available at over 425 restaurants across Canada.
For a Stress-free BBQ Hosting
Hosting and BBQing for friends and family is always a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. To save time and ensure freshness, consider ordering all your hosting essentials and groceries from Voilà! With 1-hour delivery time slots, you can count on the convenience and quality. Voilà offers a variety of brands, including Farm Boy, Compliments, Longo’s, and more, making it easy to find everything you need in one place. When planning your menu, consider using local Ontario produce like portabella mushroom caps and mixed peppers. They’re easy to prepare by seasoning and grilling. To provide protein options, think about Farm Boy sausages, Compliments frozen Angus beef patties, or Longo’s chicken burgers, giving your guests a range of choices. And don’t forget about snacks and sweets! Have a selection of chips, crackers, spreads, and exciting desserts for everyone to enjoy. If you haven’t tried Voilà yet, this is the perfect opportunity! You can get $25 off your first order by using the code VOILARACHEL25.
To Feel Radiantly Refreshed
Summer skin care is important, and you’ll be pleased with these products from Thayers. The Cleanser is blended with snow mushroom, hyaluronic acid, and elderflower water, which will cushion your skin while effectively cleansing it without disrupting your skin’s barrier. After cleansing, you can follow it up with Thayers Milky Toner to prepare your skin perfectly while providing hydration and strengthening your skin’s moisture barrier. Both of these products are PH-balanced, alcohol-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, so you can feel good about the products you’re using on your skin!
For a Carefree Summertime
When it comes to summertime period protection, Playtex Clean Comfort Tampons are an excellent choice for anyone looking for an environmentally friendly option. These tampons use 40% less plastic compared to others on the market and are made from 100% organic cotton, ensuring they are free from chlorine, fragrances, and dyes. You can rely on them to provide the protection you need while being mindful of the environment and your body. If you’re looking to make a positive change without compromising on comfort, be sure to check out Playtex Clean Comfort Tampons. Shop them at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart.
For the Ultimate Comfort
Summer can get hot and sticky, so it’s important to have comfortable clothing that keeps you cool while making you feel beautiful. You’ll absolutely love the Lounge Caften from La Vie En Rose. It’s the perfect outfit for running errands when paired with cute sneakers or sandals, and it’s equally great for lounging at home. If you tend to run hot, finding summer pj’s that keep you cool and comfortable during those humid nights is a must. The cotton eyelet shirt in this collection will take your sleepwear styles to the next level. It’s refined and comfortable, making it ideal for both lounging and sleeping. Visit your local La Vie En Rose store to shop all these amazing items.
To Enjoy Sun-Kissed Summer Days
Summer is all about creating beautiful memories with your family during outdoor activities and picnics. And to ensure everyone stays protected while having fun under the sun, SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 is an absolute summer essential. This ultra-light mineral sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection with a transparent finish, making it perfect for the whole family. With its weightless matte finish and SPF 50 protection, it’s not only effective but also leaves your skin feeling comfortable. So, remember to pack Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 for your summer adventures and enjoy worry-free family time in the great outdoors.
For a Rejuvenating Relief
Summer is the perfect time for a radiant and hair-free glow-up. If you’re considering laser hair removal, Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil is a must-have for your summer skincare routine. This multitasking skincare oil not only purifies and hydrates but also soothes and repairs the skin, making it the ideal post-hair removal treatment. Its lightweight formula, infused with restorative essential oils and natural botanicals, is perfect for everyday use. Say goodbye to pesky ingrown hairs as this oil effectively treats and prevents them, leaving your skin smooth and flawless. So, get ready to embrace the summer vibes and keep your skin glowing with Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil.
To Build Sunny Backyard Memories
Summer days are made for backyard adventures and quality time with the kids. That’s why the Lego Icons Land Rover Classic Defender 90 is a must-have summer essential for endless fun and imagination. With this building set, your kids can construct their own off-road vehicle, creating endless adventures right in your own backyard. It’s the perfect summer essential for sparking creativity and creating lasting memories with the family.
For Hydration on the Go
Summer is the perfect time for family activities like camping, beach trips, and playing sports together. Don’t forget to stay hydrated with Essentia Water. With its clean and smooth taste, Essentia Water keeps you feeling revitalized and focused. Available in Canada at popular retailers like Loblaws, Longo’s, Metro, Circle K, and online. Keep your family hydrated and ready for all the summer fun.