SWABBO Summer Shopping Guide
SWABBO’s Summer Shopping Guide: from sunscreen to bean bags!
It’s time to head out into the great outdoors to enjoy the summer, which is looking to be a classic warm Kiwi summer.
As we get ready for the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the gear you need to take on your bach, motorhome or tenting holiday, so SWABBO presents our Summer Shopping Guide full of must-haves to pack.
Our favourite summer gear and products – some essential and practical and others aimed at indulging in a little bit of luxury – might even be a good idea for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Enjoy!
No more awkward moments changing before or after swimming with these colourful beauties! Made from 100% Turkish cotton, these Kiwi-designed garments are unisex, come in kids’ sizes, fold up small for travelling and dry quickly. They even come with a kangaroo pocket to store your togs in!
Buy from StokedNZ, $89.
Les Jardins de la Comtesse Picnic Basket
Dine alfresco in style with this delightful, quality picnic basket that includes all accessories you need for a picnic, including beautiful glassware, crockery and cutlery. There’s even room for a bottle of wine and plenty of space to pile in all your yummy goodies. The Les Jardin range has other picnic baskets to choose from, depending on your style and the size you need. Bon appetit!
Buy at Amara, $455
Avene Sunscreen Lotion Face & Body SPF50+ 100ml
This sunscreen has a high SPF rating (that has been approved by Consumer), is gentle on facial skin and is easily absorbed. We have bottles of this everywhere to keep everyone’s skin safe. The range also comes in handy spray bottles, which are super-easy to apply, and a product especially developed for children’s skin.
Buy at Life Pharmacy, $34.99
Cotton Beau Beach Towel, Country Road
You can never have enough beach towels and these thick, luxury ones from Country Road are a quality favourite for us. They are made from Australian cotton and Country Road have partnered with the Better Cotton Initiative to improve cotton farming practices.
Buy from Country Road, $79.90
Cooler Bag from Susies
It’s essential to keep the drinks and food cold in the warm weather when you’re out on the boat, BBQing, eating outside, or meeting up with friends. This sturdy and stylish NZ-made Cooler Bag has incredible insulation and will keep 6 bottles of wine, or 24 beers, or lots of food and ice cool as in the sun. It’s easy to clean and has a shoulder strap, so it’s easy to carry around.
Buy from Susie’s, $249.
Crusoe Reversible Picnic Blanket
Enjoy your fish and chips or picnic on this designer picnic blanket. Choose your side for beachy stripes or tropical florals. Stylish and practical, it’s waterproof and folds up to a handy, portable size.
Buy from Wallace Cotton, $99.90
Tulum Outdoor Bean Bag Chair
No poolside, deck or garden area is complete without a comfy bean bag to lounge in the shade or sun. There are some lovely colours to choose from and also a lounger and ottoman options. Don’t get up off these well-structured bean bags for too long – someone will definitely pinch your place!
Buy from Lujo, $625
Halo Lounger Chair
If you like to sit in style at your picnic, on the beach or even on your deck, we can recommend this portable and stylish lounger that reclines. It even has an adjustable pillow, making it perfectly comfortable and supportive for sunbathing or a post-lunch snooze!
Buy at Zempire, $169.99
Lancaster Golden Tan Maximizer After Sun Lotion 400ml
This lotion calms, soothes and hydrates your skin as well as stimulating your body’s natural melanin, which promotes a healthy tan. Suitable for face and body, you really can’t beat this beautiful, velvety skin treat this summer.
Buy at CareToBeauty, $106.71
Of course, we love these super-handy, portable foot washers that keep the outdoors from coming in. We have one at our doorways in our home and bach, and always take one on the boat or in the motorhome. They’re also perfect for camping and even to take in your car.
Buy from SWABBO, $59.95