Rebecca and Erin’s Summer Essentials
Summer is finally here! We’re looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors, entertaining guests, and spending lots of quality time with our kids over the next few months.
Here’s what’s in our Well.ca orders to stock up for summer!
For the Kids:
If you’ve got kids and you’ll be travelling (even if it’s just being away from the house for the day) you know how important having snacks on hand is! Our kids love these MadeGood Chocolate Banana Organic Granola Minis because they’re delicious (they taste like dessert!) and we love them because they pack in a full serving of veggies and are made with organic ingredients.
We’re also getting prepared for the kids being at home more by stocking up on fun activities and toys to keep them busy and happy. Making popsicles in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker is a perfect warm-weather activity that lets kids get hands. Plus, it makes pops in as little as 7 minutes, so you can enjoy them almost right away! We also love that it lets you control what’s in your kids’ pops, so you can make sure you’re using healthy ingredients you feel good about – check out some of our favourite recipes here (including a Mint Julep pop recipe that makes a great grown up BBQ treat). For our bigger kids, we’re picking up this Micro of Switzerland Maxi Micro Kickboard – it’s like a cross between a scooter, skateboard, and snowboard that they’ll love riding around the neighbourhood!
A good sunscreen is key to enjoying the outdoors. We love Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen (and so do Well.ca customers because it’s flying off the shelves right now!) It’s water-resistant so it can stand up to beach and pool days, and is made with natural, non-GMO ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin.
The last item on our must-have list for anyone with littles is a good stroller. If you’re going to be spending time outside and on the go, you’ll need something that’s light and super portable. We’re both loving the UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller because it’s perfectly portable (it even comes with an easy-carry strap!), easy to fold up and stash away, and comfy for baby.
We’re both big fans of keeping our routines as simple as possible during the summer months, and that includes our makeup and skincare routines. For face, we stick to the basics – sunscreen (we love Thinksport Everyday Face), a mascara like Pure Anada Natural Mascara, and a long-wearing powder like Saint Cosmetics Pressed Powder to even skin tone and banish any summer oiliness.
To keep our skin moisturized and smooth, we love CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. It’s dermatologist-recommended and locks in moisture – super important for parched skin after spending lots of time outside!
We’ll each be grabbing a new S’well bottle (this Sweet Mint Glitter one is our fave right now) because they keep drinks cold for a full 24 hours and are perfect for staying hydrated on the go. A Baggu Reusable Bag is another one of our summer essentials. It’s amazing for shopping, farmer’s market runs, and more and comes in a summer-perfect nautical print.
For Summer Entertaining:
Last, but definitely not least, we’re stocking up on must-haves for outdoor entertaining! We both love to have family and friends over to enjoy the warm weather. This Tealish Citrus Grove Whole Leaf Black Tea is a super refreshing blend that makes a crowd-pleasing pitcher of iced tea (get our favourite recipe here). Uncle Dougie’s Black Sriracha Gourmet Hot Sauce is everything we love about classic sriracha, but with a uniquely flavourful kick (and 100% natural ingredients) – definitely BBQ essential. And don’t forget to get the kids in on the fun! This Little Tikes Sizzle & Serve Grill is perfect for imaginative play and makes kids feel right at home at any cookout.
What’s on your summer essentials list? Share your favourites with us in the comments!
Rebecca is a mom to three young children and a passionate online shopper – and Well.ca’s CEO. She loves shopping for green & natural products at Well.ca to keep her family well.
Erin is a mom to three young kids, and she’s also Well.ca’s superstar CMO! She loves running, travelling, and cooking.