Each month at Good Housekeeping, we round up the best gifts on the market, report on top trends of the season, and put both new and trusted products to the test in the esteemed Good Housekeeping Institute — and each month, our readers decide which items they want to spend their hard-earned cash on.
Now that we’re well into summer, Good Housekeeping readers are looking for ways to maximize their time in the sun with family and friends. From best-selling sunscreen, women’s deodorant to mosquito repellents, this month, readers opted for inexpensive ways to keep comfortable in the heat.
Readers also shopped for tech in June for Father’s Day and basic home essentials like home appliances, drinking glasses and sheets for cozier days inside, too. See below for the most popular products of the moment, as dictated by you, our readers. The best part? All items are $60 or less, but each make life just a little bit easier.
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FOR A BUG-FREE NIGHT
Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller
This portable, heat-activated mosquito repellent is currently Amazon’s #1 Best-selling item the in Pest Repellent category. It doesn’t require any batteries or cords — the secret is an unscented repellent mat that surrounds you with a 15-foot shield that’s supposed to keep you protected for up to four hours.
BEST-TESTED GARMENT STEAMER
Turbo Extreme Steam Handheld Fabric Steamer
Ranked best overall garment steamer by our Cleaning Lab experts, the sales and deals team wasn’t surprised to see it sell like crazy in June. It heats up in just 40 seconds and features five steam settings and an extra long, nine-foot cord. Just note: reviewers complain about the small water tank, so keep in mind that you’ll have to refill the tank often.
NO FRILLS SUN PROTECTION
Kids Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+
This sunscreen pick is popular because it’s kid-friendly, water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is pretty affordable, considering it’s a mineral formula. It provides SPF 50+ and doesn’t give off a strong or unpleasant smell.
UNIQUE GIFT IDEA
History by Mail Six-Month Subscription
More than 1,000 readers stocked up on this historical subscription set, which delivers replicas of historical documents to your door each month. It makes a great gift for those who fascinated by monumental moments in time.
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23W Fast Wireless Charging Station
Antiperspirant Deodorant for Women
In the summer, sweating is inevitable and more brutal. Hundreds of readers purchased this antiperspirant deodorant combo this month, which provides up to 48 hours of sweat and odor protection. Bonus: reviewers swear by the beautiful scent!
INEXPENSIVE COOLING SHEETS
Coolmax Moisture Wicking Cooling Sheets
“They really are moisture wicking and are so soft and comfortable,” says one Amazon reviewer, who says she otherwise gets hot flashes at night. This affordable cooling sheet set uses a special CoolMax fabric to keep you cool even in the warmer months. To clean, make sure to cold wash on low.
A READER FAVORITE
Freeze Beer Glasses
These beer glasses are always a hit during holiday shopping months, but they’re also especially popular in the summer. To use, simply stick your beer glass in the freezer for two hours before enjoying your drink, and it’ll stay cold for hours.
iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker
This June, readers made sure to stock up on this shower speaker, which is waterproof and suctions onto walls and windows without problem. One reviewer notes that while it might not provide the strongest bass, it works well for what it does and boasts a longer battery life.
Mosquito Repellent Candle
Several reviewers said that these citronella candles work for hours in keeping your patio or campground bug free. They even report that the DEET-free candle smells quite nice, though it’s a stronger scent.
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