Staff Picks: Summer Items

With the weather constantly changing from hot to cold and cold to hot, it seems like summer could not get here fast enough. But we’re hopeful, and to prepare for the beautiful summer days, I wanted to share with you our staff’s favorite summer items.

Favorite Summer Items at the Beach

Do the lingering memories of the brutal nor’easter have you longing for summer? Hang on; we’re almost there! If you are like me, you probably cannot wait to grab the sunscreen, grab your towels, and find your permanent spot at the beach with hopes of never leaving – EVER!

Here are my favorite must-have summer items at the beach:

1) Blanket

This is a must! If you know me, you also know that I do not like being dirty. While I am at the beach, I put down blanket after blanket so the sand does not get all over me. My favorite is the Beach Blanket Tote that folds into a convenient tote with handy rope drawstring and has sand stakes that keeps the blanket from blowing away in the wind. This beach blanket is sized 72”x72” which allows two people to lie comfortably.

Summer12) Sunblock

I am the crazy lady who showers with sunblock. Being Mediterranean and having an olive skin tone, I get very dark in the summer time. Of course the major reason is to make sure I am safe, or maybe that I believe the tan lasts much longer if you use sunblock.

3) Sunglasses

Some of our top-selling summer items are sunglasses. Available in so many different colors and styles, there is something for everyone. They look great and help protect your eyes at the same time. Plus, people are always appreciative of extra pairs of sunglasses to keep just in the car or beach bag.

4) Towels

Beach towels are a summer must-have! Motivators offers a large selection of beach towels in different sizes and weights. My favorite is the Basic Weight Colored Beach Towel – Color on Color™. The large imprint space and the tone-on-tone print capability will definitely have heads turning.

5) Flip Flops

Who knew you could personalize flip flops?! These are awesome summer items! Available in bright colors, you can add your logo and spread the word. They also come with a matching mesh drawstring carry bag for convenience.

Staff Picks for BBQs & Picnics

Nothing says summer like getting together with friends and making memories. Summertime events are not complete without a BBQ or picnic. My favorite must-have summer items at these events include:

1) Coolers

Ice-cold drinks are so refreshing on a hot, summer day. That’s why a good cooler is a must. I absolutely love the ones I can roll around for easy transport.

2) Chairs

Camping chairs are lightweight and convenient, especially at a barbecue or picnic. They add seating and many of them even come with built-in cup holders. I always carry foldable chairs in my trunk. You never know when you will need them.

3) BBQ Sets

Fridays at Motivators are BBQ day.Throughout the summer, we take our portable grill outside and make our lunches. We use the Game Day Portable Grill and Cooler. This portable grill features a 9″ cooking surface that fits neatly in an insulated cooler. The adjustable shoulder strap makes transporting it easy.

Summer24) Picnic Sets

Oh how I miss those school days where I used to picnic in Central Park. My school was just two blocks away from Columbus Circle, and every chance I got I was in Central Park enjoying every moment. Of course at the time I didn’t actually have a picnic set, but it would have been a lot more convenient if I had. Now I carry this baby in my car because I never know when I will need it.


So there you have it: my favorite products for summertime. What are some of your must-have summer items?



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