Our Top Picks: 5 Summertime Essentials
by Rachel Naud
How do you plan on spending your summer?
Whether you’re staying close to home, exploring the great outdoors or hosting some summer barbecues, we have some items that will help you survive the year’s hottest season.
Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron
If you want to put the magic back into summer for your kids, the Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron is the perfect activity for them. It’s all about potion-making so your kids can take turns being magicians at family barbecues and backyard parties. Let your little star wow the crowd!
The toy comes with a spell book, all the magic ingredients and a special wand to mix the potion and make a cute furry friend that comes out of a cloud of real mist — which will be an element of surprise for everyone! The Magic Mixie comes with different modes of play, reacts to your touch and responds to your wand. It even comes with 50+ sounds and reactions so your kids can play with magic over and over again!
Barbecue burger night is definitely a crowd favourite.
Just in time for summer BBQ season, Beyond Meat has launched an even juicier version of its game-changing line called Beyond Burger. Available in grocery stores and restaurants across Canada, the Beyond Burger has the meat-like taste, flavour and texture of a real burger.
Beyond Burger is made with simple, plant-based ingredients, containing no cholesterol, GMOs, soy or gluten, offering a tasty, better-for-you plant-based protein option perfect for your summer BBQ. It’s such an easy way to incorporate plant-based protein into barbecue night!
If you’re hitting the great outdoors, you’ll want to invest in some high-quality gear that will last and bring memories for years to come. When it comes to camping equipment, Coleman Canada is a camper’s go-to. They have everything you need to make the most out of summer—whether you’re camping, day-tripping or staycationing in the yard! They’re definitely on top of our summertime essentials checklist.
Sportflex Backpack Soft Cooler
The Sportflex Backpack Soft Cooler has a 4-way stretch pocket at the front to offer maximum storage and easy access to phones, keys and snacks. It comes with padded adjustable shoulder straps and breathable mesh for comfortable carrying. One of its best features is it’s insulated to keep food and drinks cold for up to 24 hours.
It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, which makes these re-fillable water bottles and tumblers from Contigo perfect for summer. Contigo has a variety of reliable leak-proof options that help you sip smarter while keeping your drink cold for hours. Whether you’re going on a hike or simply sipping pool-side, the Contigo bottles keep your drink cool and fresh. Also, they’re a sustainable option that will keep disposable cups out of the landfill, which is even cooler. You might think it’s a minor detail in your day, but having a cold drink on a hot day can be the difference between a good day and a great day!