Summer Happy

Cool stuff for hot days

Twice a year, Carolina Woman compiles a gift guide with curated treasures for those you hold dear. But this guide is different. The handpicked items below are all about you. Yes, you! It’s your turn now. Let loose and gift yourself with one of the goodies below or something else that delights.




Amnis Stream Underwater Headphones by FINIS  – With these bone-conduction headphones, you’re like a mermaid with tunes because you can listen to music – or podcasts or even audiobooks – while exploring the sea. $99


Buddy Beat Light from Spice of Life – Wearing this around your neck illuminates front and back during outside activities at night or in the early morning; the Bluetooth speaker allows you to listen to podcasts and music or answer your phone with no need for earbuds. $39





"A House Party in Tuscany" by Amber Guinness, published by Thames & Hudson – This celebration of 30 years of cooking and hosting at The Arniano Painting School in Tuscany includes mouthwatering recipes, evocative paintings and inspiring stories. $50


Frankincense & Myrrh Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap by Indigo Wild – Goat’s milk, a naturally homogenized, silky moisturizer, is blended with essential oils and cleansing agents to help skin lock in extra hydration. $6.50





Château d'Esclans’ Whispering Angel 2021 Rosé – The refreshing, fruit-forward taste of this Provence rosé, a U.S. bestseller, is marvelous from midday to midnight. $25


Glenmorangie Original 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky – A great representation of the distillery’s characteristic style - elegant and floral, soft and creamy - this is a superb selection for connoisseurs and novices alike. $40


Volcán De Mi Tierra Blanco Tequila – Crafted to be sipped and savored, the spirit blends herbal, citrus and spice notes indicative of agave from the lowlands with fruit notes of cherry, pear and peach from the highlands. $53





SCOUT Bags Cools Gold – A large, soft cooler you can sling over your shoulder like a chic tote, this bag has a hard, burst-proof bottom, two shoulder straps and a heat-sealed, PVC-free liner. $66


Stability Snorkel from FINIS –Swimmers can improve their position in the water with this bracketless snorkel, which features a cushioned resting spot that fits the natural curve of the forehead. $41





Fernweh Editions – A travel-inspired collection of hand-poured, soy wax candles elevates spirits and enhances decor. $40


Loumi Skincare’s Vegan Hydrating Eye Cream – A fix for summer’s late nights and early mornings, this moisturizer is formulated with natural ingredients such as soy and rosehip to reduce puffiness and wrinkling while increasing brightness. $47






Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker from Uber Appliance – A fun machine that allows you to create delish frozen treats simply by feeding frozen fruit and other tasty ingredients into the chute, then blending them into a healthy dessert. $70


NEATsheets from NEATGOODS – These disposable, wearable napkins with jazzy designs are excellent clothing protectors. Twenty-count package: $19


Sweet Southern by Bone Suckin' Sauce – The newest barbecue sauce from the Raleigh company is based on its award-winning family recipe, sweetened with cane sugar rather than honey, and contains just the right amount of spice. $7







Exceptional Skin Regimen Kit from J&L Naturals –This is chemical-free skincare that’s planet-friendly and consists of everything needed to cleanse and nourish the face. $52


Sugar + Lemon Candle from Bare Candle Co –Here’s a vegan-friendly, 100% soy wax candle that carries the bright, clean smell of freshly sliced lemons sprinkled with sugar. $24






W-Fan Blade-less Neck Fan from Spice of Life – Quiet yet powerful, the lightweight personal fan keeps you cool during any outdoor activity from gardening to pickleball. $48


WORX 20V, 4.0Ah GT Revolution Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower – This versatile string trimmer accommodates an adjustable shaft, push-button line feed, twist-and-edge, attached line spool, flower guard and mini-mower. $150






FINIS Smart Goggle with Digital Display and Fitness Tracker  – The latest way to keep tabs on your swim and review your workout with real-time tracking helps you stay motivated and accountable. $199


HealthPro Plus from IQAir – The technology company’s passion for clean air shows in its best-in-class purifier highlighted by HyperHEPA, which removes particles down to .003 microns. $899






Leave It Leash – A woman-owned startup invented this 5-foot leash that carries a 9-ounce water tank and 6-ounce collapsible bowl for on-the-go hydration plus a toy for dogs who love water and a storage area for food, treats and waste bags. $60


ProDen PlaqueOff from Swedencare USA –This supplement to food for your pet (works for cats, too) is an oral healthcare powder made of organic ingredients, such as kelp, that were shown in clinical trials to help reduce plaque and tartar and improve bad breath. $22 for 60g






Gentlemen’s Hardware Glass 8 oz Candle: Smoke & Cypress – An amber glass vessel brings the campfire glow into your space with top notes of bergamot, orange, lemon and melon. $27


Spice of Life’s Bonfire Bluetooth Speaker – Enjoy the ambience of lighting and music during an al fresco dinner for two or a beach party for a dozen with this speaker that mimics a candle or flame. $84






Lemon Citronella from Broken Top Brands –A new line of four products incorporates a light scent blending citrus, lemon and citronella that’s good at keeping bugs away. Starting at $26.


inPOWERED Lights Lamp Angel – This stylish fixture switches on automatically when the power goes out and charge phones and tablets with no electricity for up to 24 hours, so you don’t have to worry about where to juice up dying devices. $50






"A Place in the World" by France Mayes, published by Penguin Random House – The beloved author and queen of wanderlust relates lyrical and evocative personal stories in which she searches for a sense of home while capturing the adventure of moving on. $27


FINIS' Rival Swim Backpack  – The travel carryall offers a convenient mesh drying pocket on the front, outer attachments from which to hang wet suits or fins, a waterproof inner bag, and multiple pockets to aid organization. $115