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By Grace Elkus
June 03, 2016
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No ice cream maker? No problem! When you're craving a scoop in the heat of the summer, pull this bowl out of the freezer, pour in your ingredients, and watch as it freezes into ice cream in mere seconds. To buy: $50, williams-sonoma.com.
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Mosquitno Ankle Bands

Perfect for backyard picnics and camping trips, these deet-free ankle bands, which adjust to fit both kids and adults, repel mosquitos for up to 120 hours.

To buy: $4, mosquitnoband.com.

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CordCruncher

Instead of pulling knotted headphones out of pockets and backpacks, use this sleeve to keep them permanently de-tangled. The cruncher expands from 16 inches to 40 inches.

To buy: $30, cordcruncher.com.

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Portable Travel Lock Box Safe

Whether you're on a crowded beach or staying in a hotel, this portable safe will keep your valuables (phone, keys, passport) secure.

To buy: $40, amazon.com.

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Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker

No ice cream maker? No problem! When you're craving a scoop in the heat of the summer, pull this bowl out of the freezer, pour in your ingredients, and watch as it freezes into ice cream in mere seconds.

To buy: $50, williams-sonoma.com.

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Beer Chilling Coaster Set

These stone coasters chill in the fridge to keep beers cold as you leisurely sip. Each one is made from a different variety of granite to help guests keep tabs on their drinks.

To buy: $68, uncommongoods.com.

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Hopper

Anyone making summer travel plans will want to download this free airfare prediction app. Hopper analyzes flight prices daily, and then notifies you when the price is right.