Dream Up a Spectacular Summer with Vacation Essentials from Kohl’s


I had a dream; a midsummer night’s dream.

First, can we freeze right there for a moment – midsummer? Can you really believe that we’re already halfway through summer? Okay, maybe not technically but, for most, the 4th of July holiday marks the midway point of summer break.

For us, the first half of summer has been hectic to say the least. Sure, we’ve had some free moments to take a day trip to the beach or a walk around the park but, for the most part, our summer vacation has been more of a staycation. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve totally been loving the midday naptimes with my kiddos, the delicious picnics, and the spontaneity that has primarily taken hold of us this season. As fun as it has been, we’re really hoping to take some time during the latter half of the summer to spend a little time vacationing. Even if we don’t plan on going all too far, it’s the thought that counts, right?

When it comes to vacations, one thing that you don’t want to do spontaneously is the planning beforehand. Making sure that you have all of the necessities to guarantee a wonderful time is well worth the extra time needed for preparation. With that being said, you certainly don’t want that extra time spent lasting longer than your vacation itself so finding the perfect one-stop shop for all of your needs is essential. For me, that place is Kohl’s.

Kohl's Logo
It’s no secret that I shop at Kohl’s for just about everything and rightfully so. This summer, however, I’ve set myself up with a bit of a challenge and crossed my fingers that Kohl’s would be able to come to the rescue. You see, the mister’s birthday coincides with our summer festivities so not only have I been on a mission to plan a wondrous vacation for our family but I’m also doing so secretly in an effort to spring a birthday surprise. So, do you think I can pull it off?

Last week I shared with you some of the great summer vacation essentials that are available at Kohl’s.

Kohl's - Destination Summer
With a plethora of outstanding products available, both online and in-stores, shopping wasn’t a question of whether or not I could find and item but rather which of the hundreds of spectacular items I wanted most of all. For that, I put myself in the mister’s shoes – what would he want to do for vacation? And this, well, this was the conclusion.

A little bit of everything.

You see, our vacations tend to still be a bit on the spontaneous side and are often full of day trips and weekend adventures. For that, there’s always a little something that we find ourselves in need of after arriving at our destination. This year, that all changes. But don’t tell him!

Sunshine and Summertime
For our day trips to the beach, he’s often off and running with the kids but one thing that he’s adamant about is having ice cold, refreshing drinks readily on hand. However, we’ve been through all too many coolers over the years and we often find ourselves wondering where we can store them come winter. Finally, we’ve found the perfect solution – the Coleman 40-Can Collapsible Bag Cooler.

Kohl's - Coleman 40-Can Collapsible Bag Cooler
The Great Outdoors
As the only gal in a family full of rambunctious boys, the great outdoors plays a big role in our lives. We can often be found out and about exploring the wilderness and, for those of you that have been there, things like cellphones don’t always work all too well. We’re always in need of a reliable way to keep in touch with one another as well as family and friends that may join us on our adventures. For that, the Midland H20 Waterproof Series Outfitters Camo Two-Way Radio & Headset Set comes in handy in more ways than one. And best yet, it helps to keep everyone safe.

Kohl's - Midland H2O Waterproof Series Outfitters Camo Two-Way Radio & Headset Set
Starry Night Skies
Now, I’m sure that many of you can relate to a night spent underneath an incredible, stellar view. While we may already have a tent on hand, one thing that we were lacking was bedding. We’ve been searching for great sleeping bags for quite some time now but we never quite settled on anything… until now. Our issue before was wanting to keep things cohesive for ourselves as well as this children and, thanks to Kohl’s, I was able to find the Big Agnes collection. Not only do they offer regular sleeping bags but they have a variety of colors as well as sizes ranging from kids’ options and petite sizes all the way up to double-wide versions for those extra cozy nights.

Kohl's - Big Agnes Sleeping Bags
Roadtrippin’ with My Favorite Allies
I think that the quintessential summer vacation is the road trip. No matter where your destination may be and no matter where the road ahead may lead you, there’s just something about hopping in the car and taking off on a family adventure to somewhere. The number one necessity for any and all road trip adventures is good, reliable luggage. I’m going to take you back to my previous post for this one. After all, the Samsonite Luggage, Ziplite 360 20-inch Hardside Expandable Spinner Carry-On is the ideal suitcase for all of your travel needs. Stacking multiple suitcases in the back of the car is not a problem at all with these. The hard exterior keeps everything safe and in its place despite the bumpy car ride. Rest easy in the fact that, regardless of where you’re going, your belongings will arrive without issue, making for an incredible summer vacation thanks to Kohl’s.

Kohl's - Samsonite Luggage
Cookin’ Up Some Grub
One thing that none of us are all too fond of while vacationing is the horrid fast food that usually goes hand-in-hand with travelling. More often than not, we do our best to bring along healthy snacks, lunches, treats, and more but we can’t really pack up the entire kitchen. However, we can pack to cook. You see, our summer meals often involve something grilled but, up until now, our grilling has been confined to our backyard. With the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Gas Grill, we can finally bring our home cooked goodness on the road with us. This summer, whether we’re off in the woods, catching rays at our local beach spot, fishing on the salty seas, or even just tailgating a great summer concert or sporting event, you can bet that we’ll be throwing down some great goodies on this little baby!

Kohl's - Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Gas Grill
1…2…3 Strikes, You’re Out
Speaking of tailgating and sporting events, sometimes summer vacation turns into a staycation but no one ever said that staying local had to be boring. Get outside! One of summer’s greatest pastimes is a good ol’ game of baseball and, better yet, a game of backyard baseball or even baseball while tailgating. Go on and dust off your old glove, grab a ball, pull out your favorite bat and just play. We are a baseball family and, this summer, we’re stepping our game up a notch. How? With the Franklin MLB Deluxe Throw-Down Rubber Base Set from Kohl’s, of course! Take your game with you anywhere and everywhere. You’re sure to have a ball!

Kohl's - Franklin MLB Deluxe Throw-Down Rubber Base Set
Sweet Summer Memories
After your vacation extravaganza and as the summer winds down, make sure that you find yourself some time to kick back and relax. Summer only comes around once a year and, I don’t know about you but, I know that I will be soaking up every ounce of sunshine. And, of course, where better to do so than your very own backyard? One of my most favorite summertime items available at Kohl’s is the SONOMA outdoors Oversized Antigravity Chair. My father-in-law has one that he uses while camping and to say that I love it would be an understatement. The mister? It’s his perfect outdoor nap chair. This summer, I’m happy to say that we now have one of our own. And, as expected, it has become the best purchase this season.

Kohl's - SONOMA outdoors Antigravity Chair
You see, when you shop Kohl’s, all of your summer dreams can become a reality. Thanks to all of the amazing vacation essentials seen here along with many, many more, your summer vacation is sure to be everything you’ve dreamed of and so much more.

You can purchase all items seen here along with a vast array of other wonderful products online direct from the Kohl’s website as well as their in-store locations nationwide.

Be sure to keep up with Kohl’s via social media on their Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. There, you can stay up to date on all of the latest news, biggest sale prices, giveaways, new product releases, special promotions, and so much more.

No matter what you decide to do this summer, wherever your adventures may take you, and what your summer dreams may be, I certainly hope that you “find your yes” with Kohl’s and have a spectacularly wonderful time.


*Randi was provided a Kohl’s gift certificate to purchase Summer Vacation Essentials products and facilitate this post. All opinions are her own.


About Author

Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.

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