Today is the first day of spring, and if you’re like me, you’re already looking forward to barbecues, pool parties, and other outdoor activities that accompany the warmer weather. As you begin stalking up on SPF and planning your next beach getaway, don’t forget this year’s must-have aquatic accessory: Instagram-worthy pool toys, floats and loungers.
These fun pool floats have taken the blogosphere by storm – and for good reason. Not only are these huge pool toys a blast, they also make for some great photo opts. If you’re planning on spending any time by a pool or beach this season, below are some must-have pool floats for 2017.
Animal Pool Floats
1. The Original Giant Swan
The original Giant Swan is the float that started it all. Everyone from travel bloggers to Taylor Swift have been seen with this Swan float, making it a #1 best seller on Amazon. From relaxation to decoration, this swan is a must-have summer accessory. Click here to get it for $29.
2. The Original Giant Flamingo
The Swan’s sister floatie: The Original Giant Flamingo is 80 inches long, making it large enough for two people to sit (or one person to lay) across the Flamingos back. The Flamingo originally made its debut in Harper’s Magazine with Miley Cyrus and Miranda Kerr. Get it on sale for $39 here: http://amzn.to/2mB6mVN
3. Inflatable Derby Duck
This Inflatable Swimming Pool Derby Duck Float features cup holders and handles, making it perfect for playing in the pool or lounging poolside. The float is huge, and two adults could easily fit on the duck’s back. Since my college mascot was a duck (I went to University of Oregon), I’m a big fan of this life-size rubber duck float. Get it here for $43.97.
4. Giant Unicorn Pool Float
This Giant Inflatable Unicorn Pool Float is made of durable raft-grade material, making it the perfect beach or river travel companion. It’s likely one of the most magical floats on the market. Get it here for $39.99.
(Bonus, you can also get mini unicorn float cup holders to match)
5. Giant Peacock Pool Raft
This Giant Peacock Pool Raft is sure to add an exotic element to your pool (and your Instagram feed). The 7-foot peacock float features meticulous attention to de-tail (sorry, I can never pass up a good pun). Get it here for $74.95
5. Giant Sea Turtle Pool Raft
This Giant Sea Turtle Pool Raft is 9-feet long and features heavy-duty, durable materials making it great for beaches, lakes and rivers. The beach is calling, so make like a turtle and get the shell out of here. Get it here for $69.95
5. Giant Whale Pool Float
This Narhwal Whale Inflatable Pool Float is sure to make a splash at your next pool party. This premium quality whale float features vibrant colors and glossy material that is durable and long lasting. Get it here for $69.95.
Food & Drink Floats
6. Eggs & Bacon Pool Floats
7. Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice
8. Gigantic Donut Pool Float
This two piece set of Gigantic Donut Pool Floats feature one chocolate and one strawberry 4ft donut pool float. Both are made with extra durable vinyl and come with a repair patch should your donut get a hole. Get it here for $39.95.
9. Inflatable Champagne Bottle Pool Float
This Luxury Champagne Bottle Pool Float is sure to get the party started. The 72” long float is large enough for lounging, and the vibrant colors make it a beautiful pool accessory. Get it here for $59.
10. Floating Beer Pong Table
Take your beer pong game to the water with this awesome Floating Beer Pong Table. This 10-cup beer pong table includes a built in cooler making it the perfect floating lounge. It also has four grommets for anchoring or tethering. Get it here for $39.50.
In addition to the above, Urban Outfitters also has a great selection of fun pool floats + free shipping on orders over $50!