The essential ☀ UPS Summer Buy Guide ☀ with must-haves from around the world

Fun for the whole family, delivered just in time for vacation season
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I’m gonna soak up the sun 🎵: Summer is here, and it's time to make the most of the sun-soaked days and blissful evenings. From backyard barbecues to beach getaways, we’re here to recommend the right gear featuring some of our favorite small and medium businesses (SMBs) from around the world.

And did we mention that June 24 is the kickoff for International SMB Week? There’s no better time to support these growing businesses, shipped by UPS:

For the always-stylish, even on holiday:

👜 Carry your summer essentials in style with a bag from Spain’s Guanabana Handmade. Each one is crafted with traditional weaving techniques passed down through generations by artisans from Colombia, featuring vibrant colors and designs. Not only are these products beautiful, they also provide sustainable employment for more than 2,000 local artisans.

🎒 Keep all of your vacation necessities close at hand all summer long with stylish handmade travel bags from Freeset Bags and Apparel. Handcrafted by artisans in India, they're a great accessory for any summer wardrobe.

⌚ It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re basking under the palm trees with a cool drink in hand. That’s why you should check out the Oris brand of Swiss watches, offering beautiful time pieces with impeccable craftsmanship. 

For the folks who want some rest and relaxation:

🏖 Unwind in the great outdoors with a Bigidy Oaxaca cotton beach towel from Mexico and pick out your new favorite home decoration piece at the same time – bonus points with each product beautifully handcrafted by an artisan family from Oaxaca City. 

🛁 Australia’s Salty Barrel Hot Tubs is in the business of … hot tubs! From wood fired coil kits to portable hot tubs, you can get the classic experience wherever your adventure takes you. 

🃏 Gaming is a lifestyle, and you can keep your drive for friendly competition going with New Zealand’s Legend Story Studios and their hit trading card game Flesh and Blood, featuring fantastical heroes and beautiful illustrations.

And for those who want to make a lasting impression:

💄 Beauty never takes a holiday. South Korea’s heimish brand of beauty products can help you look fabulous wherever you travel, with cleansing balms, hydrogel eye patches, no-smudge mascara and more.

💋 Canada’s Cheekbone Beauty is an indigenous-owned cosmetics brand with a unique story and a mission to amplify the voices and talents of their heritage. Did we mention their products for eyes, lips, faces and more are also sustainably made?

Did you know that we can also help you stay cool on warm days like a pro? Stay safe from summer heat – here are our 10 tips.  

While we have you, take a look at our other buy guides, perfect for any season and shipped to you by UPS:

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