Before you get in the car for your cross-country road trip or head down to the beach, make sure you’re good to go with the products you HAVE to have this summer. Our list of must-haves will make your vacation the best ever, no matter where you’re summering.
If you’re looking for a way to kick the season into gear, make sure you remember that the only way to stay truly cool is to give back while you relax. Because, really, it doesn’t matter where you go, it’s how many lives you change on the way there.
OUR SUMMER MUST-HAVES
+ Pack Your Bags
When you pack your FEED 100 India Bag, designed by Lauren Bush and Rachel Roy, you can go along on your way knowing that you helped provide 100 school meals to children in need in India. ($78)
+ I Like Big Mutts
We cannot lie: this “I Like Big Mutts” pillow is the perfect addition to your road trip packing list. Lay down your head and rest assured that your Dog is Good purchase helps animal rescue organizations. ($34.99)
+ Chant Out Loud
+ Grill Out
You can take this portable grill wherever your summer takes you. It’ll be the best BBQ ever too, because 20 percent of the purchase price goes to the cause of your choice. ($54)
+ Vanessa Hudgens L.O.V.’s This Scarf
Vanessa Hudgens is a fan of this silk L.O.V. Project scarf, which means you’ll be embracing your inner spring breaker AND creating a difference in the lives of women and children around the world when you wear it. ($85)
+ Get in the KNO
+ Towel Off
At the gym, getting a tan, or throwing it in the laundry, make sure you bring your World Wildlife Fund beach towel everywhere you go. ($50)
+ Dog Eat Dog (Food…on the go)
Have dog, will travel. With this PlanetDog on the go food and water bowl, you’ll never have to worry about bringing your pup on the road with you. Even better, you’re helping to support canine service programs. ($10.95-12.95)
+ Trop-It Like It’s Hot
With these tropical TOMS, you’ll give a pair of shoes to someone in need while troppin’ in like it’s hot wherever your vacation takes you.
+ See the Change
It’s time to see the change you want to be in the world. Shade your eyes with one of Warby Parker’s glasses; for each pair you buy, a pair will be donated to someone in need. ($95-150)
+ Stash Your Cash
This Kofi Wallet is made from recycled bags used to sell and transport water in Ghana. Every time you whip out your wallet, you’ll be reminded of the formerly homeless young moms, once at high risk for human trafficking, who made it. ($16)
+ Don’t Sweat It
With this sweatshirt from Young Love Outfitters, you really can Provide and Conquer for the greater good. When you check out, you get to choose between planting trees, providing clean water or supplying desks and chairs to a classroom in need. ($45)
Visit the Somaly Mam website and learn more about how you can fight human trafficking!
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