10 Summer-Ready Items to Order Now So You're Ready When the Heat Hits
Spring is finally here, but in case you're too busy enjoying balmy weather to scrutinize the calendar, here's a gentle reminder: Summer isn't too far away. It won't be long until you're basking in sunshine and making the most out of long days, and you'll want to be ready for it before temperatures heat up. Think about it — wouldn't it be better to enjoy the first hot days of summer instead of scrambling to order the stuff you need for the season? (And don't get us started on supply-chain issues.)
To be summer-savvy, plan ahead and stock up on what you need now. From sunscreen to seating, it's all available at Bed Bath & Beyond. A ton of summer-ready items are on sale at the moment — read on to see our picks for getting ready for summer, because whether it's on your radar or not, the countdown is on.
Dyson Air TP01 Multiplier 40-Inch Bladeless Tower Fan
When the temperatures rise, you'll congratulate yourself for having purchased the Dyson Air TP01 Multiplier 40-Inch Bladeless Tower Fan ($300) at $100 off. More powerful and efficient than typical fans, this air circulator draws in air through its aperture, then — whoosh! — projects it back out to cool the room. At the same time, it purifies air and removes nearly 100% of allergens with its HEPA filter — so you kiss summer allergies goodbye.
Everhome Cabana Stripe Beach Towel
This Everhome Cabana Stripe Beach Towel ($25) has an "I'm lounging on a Mediterranean beach" vibe. Scoop it up now, lest "future you" finds yourself at an overpriced seaside tourist trap, forking over the same amount of money for a Minions beach towel because it's the only option left.
Eclipse Drew 33-Inch 100% Total Blackout Cordless Lined Roman Shade
Long days of sunshine: great! Being unable to sleep because your room is too bright? Not great. This Eclipse Drew 33-Inch 100% Total Blackout Cordless Lined Roman Shade ($64) blocks out light when you don't want it, but it doesn't look like a typical blackout shade. Get it now, install it, and thank yourself come the equinox.
Olefin 6-Foot 10-Inch Tufted Hammock
Lounging on a hammock is one of summer's true pleasures, and this Olefin 6-Foot 10-Inch Tufted Hammock ($120) even comes with a fluffy pillow to make you more comfortable. Hang it up now and, once that first blissful summer day arrives, you'll have nothing to do but grab a good book and sink into it.
Simply Essential Folding Outdoor Sling Chair
When you want to invite people over for outdoor cocktails, you'll be glad that you had the foresight to have a Simply Essential Folding Outdoor Sling Chair ($35) or two on hand for extra seats. Available in multiple colors, these chairs fold up and take up barely any room — so they're ideal for entertaining, especially in small spaces.
Nestwell Pure Earth 3-Piece Organic Cotton King Quilt Set
Things you don't need for summer: thick sweaters, base layers, and roasty-toasty comforters. Swap out your super-heavy bedding for this Nestwell Pure Earth 3-Piece Organic Cotton King Quilt Set ($152). The quilt has poly fill to help keep you just warm enough when it's time to kick up the AC, but not so warm that you'll be sweating. Which is, come to think of it, not just what you want but what you need.
Nestwell Cool & Comfortable Standard/Queen Bed Pillow
Speaking of summertime sleep: Why do some pillows get so hot? How is it that a person's head can feel warm just by placing it on a pillow? Mysteries abound! While you ponder these questions, consider the innovation that is the Nestwell Cool & Comfortable Standard/Queen Bed Pillow ($28). The medium-support pillow is made with cooling technology that absorbs excess heat, so you won't wake at 2 a.m. wondering if you should start a support group for overheated sleepers.
H for Happy Outdoor Citronella Candle
The time to buy a citronella candle is not when a swarm of mosquitos is eating you alive. The time to buy a citronella candle is long before you need insects to leave you alone, so you can strike fear into the hearts of your patio skeeters just by lighting it up. The time — especially because this H for Happy Outdoor Citronella Candle ($6) comes in three vaguely '70s colors that feel fresh and fun — is right this moment.
Nestwell Washed Cotton Percale 180-Thread-Count Queen Sheet Set
While evenings are still cool, flannel sheets make sense. But it won't be long until nights heat up, and that's when you'll appreciate having this Nestwell Washed Cotton Percale 180-Thread-Count Queen Sheet Set ($75) in your linen closet. These crisp sheets "breathe" to allow for a comfortable sleeping temperature, which is why they're an excellent choice for the hotter months.
Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Last but definitely not least: Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($10). Its broad-spectrum formula protects against UVA and UVB rays, and the non-sticky formula smells great. Toss a tube in your purse and you'll be ready for super-sunny days.