Portable food warmer

Cold lunches are okay, but after a while they can get a tad monotonous. The ability to warm your food at the office, in the car or anywhere else, not only means you can enjoy a warm lunch, but it also means you have more choices available in terms of what you can eat. If you get some fast food, for example, being able to keep it warm can make the difference between a tasty meal and a disappointing one.

I like this model because you can remove the heating element:
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Portable food warmer pictured: HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, blue

If the warmer is going to be used in your car, make sure it has a 12 volt plug, or at least the appropriate adapter for plugging it in the lighter outlet. In some models, the heating element is removable. This is handy since you can then use the warmer as a lunch bag when the element removed. It also makes cleaning easier. Remember that these are called warmers and not heaters. These will not cook anything. They are only meant to keep cooked food warm.

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Beach sun shelters

The sun is part of why we like going to the beach, but that doesn’t mean we want to spend the whole day exposed to its rays. If you’re serious about staying in the shade, a beach sun shelter may be in order. By using one, your children can play in the sand for hours, while still being protected from the sun. And you can just lay back and take it easy, have a pic-nick or read, enjoying the best of both worlds.

Here’s a good example – I could certainly use something like this, being very prone to sunburns myself:
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Beach sun shelter pictured: Shade Shack Instant Pop Up Family Beach Tent and Sun Shelter by Demco Incorporated

Folding patio lounge chair

Nothing beats relaxing in the backyard with a cool drink on a warm summer day. You can do this sitting in a regular folding chair, or even laying on a towel. But in my humble opinion, the height of comfort is a lounge chair. When properly angled, a lounger puts your body in a position that is ideal for relaxation. And since it is adjustable, you can choose the optimal angle for reading, sipping on a drink, or simply lying back and soaking up the sun.

I love the groovy colors on this model:
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Folding patio lounge chair pictured: Telescope Casual Multi Position Folding Beach Chaise Lounge, techno stripe

When shopping for a lounge chair, you first have to choose what material the chair will be made of.