1. Inflatable Pool
If you have space in the backyard for a pool, why not? This Sable Inflatable Pool is a minor investment, but it’s much less expensive than your total vacation bill would be otherwise. Plus, unlike in a hotel, it can be used whenever you want — without fear of other guests hogging the pool.
Shop Now: Sable Inflatable Pool ($129.99, Amazon)
2. Drink Dispenser
If your dream is to drink sangria while reading a book outside, this one’s for you. This drink dispenser has great reviews, and it won’t break the budget.
Shop Now: Buddeez Unbreakable 3½-Gallon Beverage Dispenser ($39.99, Amazon)
3. Relaxing Face Mask
No, not that kind — the other kind, that’ll make your face feel rejuvenated. Typically, the best face masks for those on the go are sheet masks, but a mask like this requires you to spend more time. And on vacation, you need to stretch out all of your relaxing activities as much as you can.
Shop Now: Bella & Bear Face Mask ($7.99, Amazon)
4. A Decent Robe
When you find a hotel room that includes robes, you feel like you’re living a life of luxury. Why not buy one to wear around the house, as well? This kimono-style robe will help keep you dry and comfortable.
Shop Now: Monarch Square Waffle Spa Kimono Robe ($29.95, Amazon)
5. Bamboo Cheese Board
Sure, you might not be having a party anytime soon. But what’s the harm in creating a cheese board all for yourself? This board will class up your kitchen and make you feel like you’re at a fancy resort. Plus, it’ll be waiting for you the second you feel safe throwing parties again.
Shop Now: Bamboo Cheese Board ($39.98, Amazon)
6. JBL Charge 4 Speaker
Having a small speaker that connects to WiFi is wonderful — especially if you have kids or just want to listen to music while scrolling through your phone. The JBL speakers sound fantastic, and this model can survive any beach or pool incidents.
Shop Now: JBL Charge 4 ($119.95, Amazon)
7. Ladder Toss
Summer is all about outdoor games and fun. Why not consider setting up this ladder toss game outside in the backyard? If you have kids, this will entertain them for some time. That said, this game of skill is fun for everyone.
Shop Now: Ladder Toss Game Set ($40.07, Amazon)
If you don’t have a Kindle yet, you might want to consider taking the plunge. It’s the easiest way to bring a lot of books with you all at once, and it’ll inspire you to read some summer novels while home.
Shop Now: Kindle With Front Light ($89.99, Amazon)
9. Wide-Brimmed Hat
You’re still probably going to sunbathe a little on your deck. Aside from being cute and fashionable, this hat will also help protect you from the sun. One look at this hat will make you think “vacation.”
Shop Now: Women’s Sun Straw Hat ($22.99 to $25.99, Amazon)
You don’t have to go camping to use a hammock. If your backyard has trees, consider yourself the perfect candidate for a relaxing hammock where you can read or just chill out. The hammocks from Wise Owl look comfortable and also come in a ton of different colors.
Shop Now: Wise Owl Hammock ($38.95, Amazon)
11. Espresso Machine
If you’re getting a little tired of standard coffee, why not invest in an espresso machine? It’ll make your mornings feel a little more luxurious, and it’ll be great to have in the house year-long.
Shop Now: Nespresso Mini Espresso Machine ($109, Amazon)
12. Rainfall Shower Head
This luxury shower head also comes with a handheld component, meaning that it’s likely an upgrade to what you have now. If you shower every day, why not invest in something that’ll make that time more enjoyable?
Shop Now: Dream Spa Rainfall Shower Head ($39.99, Amazon)
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