Guide for a 5 Star Summer

Since last summer is one we would all like to forget, we've rounded up some of the best-rated products from our rockstar customers to help you make the summer of 2021 one to remember.

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Backyard BBQ

Anything you need to solidify grillmaster status, backyard games, entertaining

Living Accents Square Propane Fire Pit

4.4
4.4/5

$179.99

Fire pit
@Rocky
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No problem with burn bans makes it a big plus. With care it can be used as cooktop for wok or similar uses. Portable if tank moved separately.

Gray Adirondack Chair

4.6
4.6/5

$139.99

Better than we were hoping
@Young_family
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Excellent chairs. Better than what we were hoping for. Perfect size, smooth finish, neutral color and easy for our young kids to climb in and out of.

Montreal Steak Seasoning

4.7
4.7/5

$5.98

Make Your Burger A Steakburger!
@M
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Boring burgers? No more! The flavor is bold and has a great peppery kick to it. I love the chunky texture of the blend which allows the flavor to really enhance the burgers.

Burger & Slider Press

4.6
4.6/5

$15

Great Patty Press
@Sandy
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Love this versatile press. You can make full size patties or sliders. Thickness of patty is determined by you. Easy to release patty and super easy to clean.

18.5" Classic Pit Barrel Cooker

5
5/5

$349.99

EASIEST SMOKER I'VE USED
@B_Smith
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This exceeded all expectations. I added wood pellets to the charcoal to get that nice bark and smoke ring on the butt. It works exactly as advertised.

Kabob Grilling Baskets

4.6
4.6/5

$17

Grilling Game Changer
@Thera
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We have been loving making kabobs this past summer, and were purchasing the bamboo skewers for these grilling nights. These little baskets make this dish so much easier! We just simply fill the baskets, grill, and enjoy.

2019 Merveille de Vignes Grenache Rosé

4.7
4.7/5

$24.99 $19.99

Great for hot humid nights!
@Jessilyn
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Just pulled this out of the fridge and poured my family a glass. Fresh summer berries and a beautiful light finish. Yum!

Camp

Pack your trunks and get ready to eat s'mores and share ghost stories around the campfire.

Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol

4.7
4.7/5

$20

I would give this 10 Stars if I could
@Florence
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I use it on our window screens to stop bugs, inside my dresser drawer when I rotate sweaters, inside clothing closets when I rotate clothes. Our windows and screens are almost bug free, but my neighbors not so. The best part is it doesn't hurt our cat.

Unicorn Ride-On Inflatable Float

4.3
4.3/5

$16 $12.80

Loved the UNICORN Float!
@anon
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This is a fun float that my daughters really enjoyed! Thank you Big Lots for carrying this product. 🙂

Every Night Firelogs

4.9
4.9/5

$23

Brings warmth and joy easily to your gathering
@Anthoering
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Firelogs are quick to start and bring the warmth and joy that can only come from an open fire. With the estimated burn time they give, it makes it easy to plan when to start your fire so it will end at the appropriate time.

GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars

4.5
4.5/5

$14.99

Absolutely Perfect Product
@Kate
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I saw these online and thought "eehh, binoculars, OK". But when I received them to review I immediately changed my mind to "WOW these are awesome"! They are absolutely perfect and couldn't be better - worth every penny you spend on them.

Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

4.6
4.6/5

$219.95

I sat in it every day for 8 months!
@Shae
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Best camp chair ever! I love this chair! I do use it with an ottoman and can nap so comfortably, I have now had the chair for a year, it's worth every penny!

100% Recycled Polyester Shark Board Shorts

5
5/5

$34.95

Great swim shorts
@Tara
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I've always bought Gap swim trunks for my son and they never fail. He wears them all summer and they still look as good as new by the end. Great fit not too tight or too loose.

Tuolumne River Rafting Near Yosemite National Park

4.9
4.9/5

$299+

This river trip was awesome!
@Diane
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This is the perfect family adventure fun trip. Beautiful River, Beautiful People and just so much to do. Even a little sitting around....

CarryOut Duffel 60L

4.4
4.4/5

$135

This bag is the best, high quality at a good price point!
@Heidi
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I've really been enjoying this bag! I use as a surf and travel bag. I love that the zippered end pocket expands and is made from OR's dry bag fabrics. After surfing, I can fit my full body wetsuit, booties, and gloves in the expandable end pocket and keep towels/dry clothes in the main compartment.

Fun in the Sun

A day at the beach, a picnic in the park, etc.

Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer

4.7
4.7/5

$28

Say goodbye to frizz this summer!
@Crystal
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Since I have curly thick hair I always stay cautious about my hair drying out due to being in the pool or going to the beach alot in the summer, but this product has helped it stay hydrated and I love to use it to detangle my hair after I finishing washing it from a long day.

LiteRide™ Flip

4.5
4.5/5

$40

Please make more colors!!
@Nancy
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This flip is true to size and I'm glad I found it! Crocs have been making their flip flops smaller in the last few years, but this one reverts to comfort for me. Clean styling, good support, and I will wear them out!

Elsie Sunglasses

4.4
4.4/5

$20.95

My favorite sunglasses EVER!
@KSTeacher
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These sunglasses are SO stylish! I thought for sure they'd be stupid expensive, but not only were they affordable, FG has a great customer loyalty program that gives you a discount right away and free shipping! I snatched them up immediately and I have gotten SO many compliments on them. Taking good care of these so they last and last!

Jacks Flat Sandal

4.8
4.8/5

$128

I love these sandals!
@Liz
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I love these sandals and just recently ordered a second pair because I've worn them so much since I bought them last year. When I first received them they felt slightly tight for the first day or so, but they quickly molded to my feet and have been very comfortable ever since. These are the best sandals I've ever owned!

Snappy Turtle Mower

4.8
4.8/5

$37.79

Great fun
@Maria
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I bought this for my great nephew who just turned 3. He loves to "help" his mom and dad in the yard and this was a big hit with him to mow the lawn just like they do. He loves the little details with the gas can and the starter too.

Harbor Mate 3 & 4 Step Boat Boarding Ladders

4.7
4.7/5

$50 $40

4 step boarding ladder
@Alan
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I was quite happy with the quality and price of the boarding ladder. solid enough yet light.

Printed Terry-Cloth Beach Towel

4.2
4.2/5

$12 $8

Great for the pool
@Amelia
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Such fun designs and so soft! Great quality and perfect for the beach!

Walk Wipes for Pets and People

4.8
4.8/5

$10.99

Happy puppy toes
@Shannon
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As someone who likes to take their pups out to bars and on walks around the neighborhood, it is absolutely essential to wipe their feet before they come inside. These wipes are easy to use and don't seem to irritate my dogs' skin, despite the fact that one of them is allergic to EVERYTHING.

Marlin 5

4.6
4.6/5

$670

Definitely I would buy this again!
@Zach
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Best beginner bike. Perfect training on my legs and I can catch up with all my friends with $2000 and up price tag on their bike and they're surprised. Overall, this bike is perfect to develop your skills and level up.

Yeti Camino 35 Carryall

4.9
4.9/5

$200

Exactly What I Wanted
@Chris
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I purchased the Carryall 35 about a month ago, since then its been used as a tool bag, suitcase, grocery bag, water tote when camping and a carrier for my dog Lemmy. I assumed that this bag would be durable and multifunctional, it has not disappointed!

Hit the Road

Why not take a road trip this summer?

SonicPro® Over-Ear Headphone

4.2
4.2/5

$29.95

Great sound for the money
@Marko
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They have good bass and real nice mids and highs. They feel very balanced and offer really good sound for the price. Good build quality too. I play guitar for eight years now and considering that I have developed my ear for music I can really distinguish layers of sound with these.

Voxx MTG13UHD 13.3" HD Overhead DVD Monitor with HD Inputs

4.3
4.3/5

$429.99 $399.96

would buy this again
@Kimberly
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My grandkids love riding in my car now the only issue is the headsets don't go small enough for little kids. The staff is great and was real helpful would recommend that branch to everyone

Honeydew Snow Foam Extreme Suds Cleansing Wash

4.9
4.9/5

$5

This product is amazing. I use it every weekend.
@Dayne
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I was recommended this product by a friend, attempting to start a detailing buisness of my own and have cleaned multiple cars, of all colors. It's amazing. I will be buying it over and over.

Purell Prime Defense™ Advanced Hand Sanitizer

4.8
4.8/5

$4

Left my hands feeling clean
@Meg
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Highly recommend! A little goes a long way. Left my hands feeling clean with no tacky residue but didn't dry them out. Will definitely purchase in the future.

Nitro Cold Brew With Lemon (12pk)

4.5
4.5/5

$36

This is the best home coffee drink I have ever had
@Kristen
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I am, admittedly, a person who enjoys going out for coffee. That being said, the Nitro Cold Brew Lemonade is the best home coffee drink I've ever had. It smells amazing, it froths like the nitro cold brew in cafe locations, and it tastes great.

Himalayan Pink Salt Organic Popcorn

4.8
4.8/5

$12

I would buy this product again and again
@Misty
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I think this tastes like heaven in your mouth. A guilt free popcorn that the whole family can enjoy. My son even devours this stuff, like the whole bag in one sitting.

ATMOS AG 50

4.3
4.3/5

$240

Wow...This is just superb to use!!!
@Dion
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As soon as I put it on, it just felt like it was molded for my body personally by some kind designer. Sometimes, i just kind of forgot I had it on. Thanks Osprey, it just makes an older body enjoy his time in the mountains a little more.

Magellan’s Heritage Anti-Theft Hobo Bag

4.7
4.7/5

$88

Great travel bag!
@Ski
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I wanted an ample sized bag for an upcoming trip to Italy. This one fits the bill! I also wanted the added anti theft features! Great bag!

Roam Portable Speaker

4.2
4.2/5

$169

A must own if you love music, travel and love the outdoors
@Diane
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Just returned from Mexico. Used the Roam everyday out at the pool and in our resort room. It's lightweight, has great sound and looks good too.

Muttmover Luxe Backpack

4.6
4.6/5

$139

Comfortable for me and my cat
@Cat
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This bag is so much more comfortable for both of us than my previous cat pack. All the pockets are nice for when we are out and about. The side zip panel is at the perfect size and level for my cat to sick his head out.

Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

4.8
4.8/5

$35

Vavoline has always been my choice!
@BackyardSpecial
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Valvoline has been my top choice of oil for the past 2 decades! I would not trust another brand besides valvoline products.

Self-Care Summer

After a year of keeping our distance we are ready for our close ups!

They're Real! Lengthening Mascara

4.3
4.3/5

$26

LOVE IT!!
@Olivia
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I really love this mascara. It isn't clumpy and the wand it great for keeping my lashes separated. I find it works best when you start deep at the root and wiggle it all the way up. It doesn't give you a super dramatic or fake look.

SUPERMUD® Instant Clearing Mask

4.4
4.4/5

$60

The only mask I swore upon
@Aiyn
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I've been battling with cystic acne on my jawline & neck! Been depressed for almost 3 weeks until I saw the result this morning after full 20 minutes masking SUPERMUD! My pores looking smaller & it makes applying makeup smoothly! I would definitely repurchase & repurchase! GO GET YOURS!

Madagascan Vanilla Bean

4.6
4.6/5

$12

They fooled me!
@Jacqlyn
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I'm so picky about my creamer. I had tried other no-dairy options in the past just to be let down. I was expecting the same for these but the vanilla bean is absolutely heavenly!

Energize Deodorant

4.7
4.7/5

$19

Finally! A clean deo I L O V E
@Tiff
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This is unusually awesome. It comes out of package wet but dries on skin-soft velvety feel with divine scent of bergamot. Love for all day wear as well as during workouts. Will buy this again and again!

The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

4.9
4.9/5

$20

I ALREADY BOUGHT TWO!!
@ LaShondra
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I used the darker shades to the lighter ones. The pigmentation is the bomb and I play around with it everyday to perfect application. I love Juvia's place palettes.

Into The Glow Brightening Serum

4.5
4.5/5

$44

GLOW UP!
@Jacky
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This origins brightening creme is my new favorite. I use this every morning when I get up. It definitely revitalizes my tired dull skin! The smell wakes you up and makes you feel fresh and night to begin the day.

Creamy Coconut Natural Beauty Bar

4.8
4.8/5

$4.79

Staple for sensitive skin
@Tiffany
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I have the most sensitive skin and this soap is my staple everyday soap. This soap is so gentle and is such a great product - I can't even put to words how much I appreciate it for what it is. Also, it smells like a light pina colada!

Summer of Sports

In honor of the Olympics, sporting gear, equipment and apparel

Ladies' Wellesley Knee-Patch Breech

4.7
4.7/5

$79.95

THEY STAY UP!
@Becca
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The rise of this breech is amazing. It is a mid-rise and I can honestly say that these pants stay up ALL DAY! I work full time with horses and nothing is more annoying to me than breeches that I have to keep pulling up all day! Not to mention, the fabric feels like a much more expensive breech.

Boulder Insulated Water Bottle with Strainer

4.9
4.9/5

$34.95

Easiest water bottle to drink from!
@Nicole
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The addition of a strainer is wonderful. My water stays so cold and I don't have to worry about ice getting in the way. I want to buy several of these!

Men's Nike Air Max 2015 Running Shoes

4.7
4.7/5

$180

THANK YOU FINISH LINE!
@Reggie
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I've been looking for this shoe for years and couldn't find it!! I love it it's the most comfortable shoe on the planet and I worked in shoes for several years! You were the only place that I can find it in all sizes and especially my size! I love Finish Line and will only buy my Air Max and all of my shoes from you!

The Instant Badminton Court

4.2
4.2/5

$99.95

Clever item with excellent service
@Elaine
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The item is amazingly clever with the container as the base. In the base are the racquets and shuttlecocks. You just pick it up and place it anywhere. My husband & I now keep it on the porch, then carry it down for a little game exercise whenever we want to.

Rubber Hex Dumbbells

4.9
4.9/5

$10+

I would buy these dumbells again
@Sammy
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These dumbells are great, good quality, and easy to grip. They have been a life saver in this pandemic! Also, appreciate the excellent customer service.

Jumbo Square Trampoline

4.9
4.9/5

$2399

Great for all ages. Everyone loves it.
@Alannah
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All three of my sons love it, especially my eldest. He has autism and adhd, and being able to run outside and jump around for five minutes ten times a day really helps him.

Element Skateboards Seal Black Complete Skateboard

4.9
4.9/5

$89.99

Love this board
@Justin
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After 13 years of not having a board I'm glad this was my first one to get back into skating, rides super smooth and is just perfect.

Try Some DIY

Fire up those power saws and try not to break anything.

Snazaroo Face Paints - Ultimate Party Pack

4.1
4.1/5

$15

snazzaroo is my only choice
@Rosy
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I'm a face painter for hire and I prefer to use only Snazaroo. Their paints are smooth and long lasting and glides under my brushes. The colors are vivid. They really are hypo-allergenic and the paints go a long way with a little bit of water.

Eclipse® Rapid Wall Repair Patch

4.6
4.6/5

$10

Good to repair small holes
@Karen
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This product is great for small patch work. It is easy to use on drywall. The finished repair blends in very well. It's won't repair structural damage, but does a nice job creating almost like a bandaid for the damages on a wall.

Comfort Kneeler, 2"

4.8
4.8/5

$39.95

After knee replacement, I can kneel again!
@Linda
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I had a knee replacement a year and a half ago and kneeling on that knee has been very painful. Then I found this kneeling pad and it has changed my life! I can get down on the ground and weed and plant again. Yesterday, I went strawberry picking and was able to alternate kneeling and sitting quite easily.

Heavy Duty Picture Rail Hook

4.8
4.8/5

$3

Nice strong hook
@Karin
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We got these picture rail hooks after some cheap ones we got led to a 6'x4' picture crashing to the floor one night. These things are STURDY. I was worried that they would stick out too much, but they're fairly flat.

Ultragreen Lawn Fertilizer

4.7
4.7/5

$18

Revived and Thicken
@Meagan
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I could see a difference just after a week of use. Our grass is growing nice and thick and extra green. Really revived the dry and dull areas! I like how easy it was to spread and the resealable bag is great for storing.

Personal Rise Garden

5
5/5

$279

Blown away by possibilities!!!
@Jackie
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The technology of this light system allows for eight plants to grow at one time. I Love the idea that the trays are compatible with the larger garden and the plants are easily tracked with the App. And just like the larger garden the app tells me when to add nutrients, when I need to add water and when to harvest. I love the look and feel this garden gives my living space.

Smart LED Daylight A19 Kit

4.8
4.8/5

$39.99

YES!!
@Kyle
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The set up was super fast and connecting it to my amazon Alexa was a breeze. The bulbs are so bright I used one where there used to be two so I got to do a second room for the price I planned to spend for one. I will definitely be buying more of these bulbs.
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