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summer doesn’t just happen on its own; you have to be prepared. We’ve done most of the hard work by scouring the internet for everything you’ll need for both staying cool and being cool. Everything on this list is perfect for the gentleman on a budget who doesn’t want to sacrifice a good time. Since you won’t be breaking the bank, you can spend your money on the most important things: air conditioning, booze, and weed. The kind of summertime spending we can all approve of. Which of these items do you have to have this summer? Let us know in the comments!
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affordable summer must haves
Demerbox Indestructible Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
You can't have summer without music, and you can't have music if your speaker is sinking somewhere, which is why we recommend the indestructible, waterproof speaker,
GoPong Beer Pong Inflatable Table
The age-old tradition of squaring off with your friends in a game of beer pong can now be done with even fewer clothes. The
GoPong Beer Pong Inflatable Table is the perfect way to take things to the pool on those terrible hot day this summer. Plus, it will force everyone to strip down and who doesn't want that? Photo: Amazon
Intex Kiddie Pool
Look. You're broke. We're all broke. But that doesn't mean you can't pick up the
Intex Kiddie Pool for your inner child. In fact, filling one of these bad boys with ice and beers on your back patio is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to ensure subzero drink temperatures. Plus, once the party's over, you can fill it with clean water (we hope) and sit in there to nurse your hangover. Photo: Amazon
Turtleback Outdoor Drink Coaster
Don't waste any more precious booze with
Turtleback Outdoor Drink Coasters. They're perfect for beach days or even a trip to the park. Plus, they're the perfect size for smaller items like watches, phones, and jewelry. That way, you can keep track of your belongings and your booze, the makings for a perfect summer day. Photo: Amazon
Miirror Portable Breathalyzer
This has been a hell of a year and you deserve to enjoy yourself at every kickback this summer. This
Mirror Portable Breathalyzer will let you know when you've had too many and need to use a ride-share app to get home safely. Even with a margin of error, it's better to be safe than going to jail. Trust us.
Ledger Nano X Cryptocurrency Wallet
If you're going to live life on the edge of the crypto-currency world, you better damn well have the right wallet for it. Introducing the
Ledger Nano X Crypto-Wallet. It's sleek, small and smart, and it's only going to make summer more enjoyable when your ass(ets) are covered by it. It's chump change when it comes to protecting your wallet (and it's much smarter than having a George Costanza wallet).
Scuddles Waterproof Picnic Blanket
If you spend a lot of time enjoying outdoor movies, a
waterproof picnic blanket like this one from Scuddles is a must-have, especially when your dumb drunk friend knocks over an entire bottle of wine. Plus, it folds up neatly into its own carrying case, which is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure once you're dead drunk at the end of the night. Photo: Amazon
Wilson Cortex Golf Driver
If you missed the
Wilson Cortex Driver before Father's Day, it's not too late to spoil yourself (or your dad) with the perfect driver for summer's best sport. The best for controlling spin, direction, trajectory and launch, your golf game will take off with this lightweight carbon fiber driver.
Taddlee Men's Swim Trunks
Show off your legs this summer with a fun pair of swim trunks like these from
Taddlee. They've got an updated look in a variety of prints, so you can look and feel your best. But most importantly, they're affordable, just like shorts should be. Photo: Amazon
Joopin Rimless Polarized Sunglasses
Your future's so bright, you've gotta wear shades. But when looking good is typically expensive, you're going to want to avoid going broke. These
Joopin Rimless Polarized Sunglasses come in a variety of color combinations so you can find exactly what you're looking for. They're less than $13, so if you lose them doing a gnarly cannonball from a rooftop like a real golden god, you can just order a new pair. Photo: Amazon
Barbuzzo Alcohol Shot Gun
What's a shot but a blast of alcohol to your mouth?
Barbuzzo Alcohol Shot Gun is a kitschy way to make drinking pack a new kind of punch. Enjoy drinking the American way by introducing your friends to their new favorite game. Photo: Amazon