10 Cool and Stylish Summer Essentials to Help You Beat the Heat

Rouselle Isla

Rouselle Isla

Last updated April 17, 2024

Are you planning to hit the road, take to the skies, or enjoy some me time at home this summer? Whatever your plans are, add these summer essentials to your arsenal to stay safe, stylish, and entertained all summer long! 

10 Must-Have Summer Essentials for Men and Women

Never be without these must-haves so you can enjoy summer to the fullest:

☀️ Apple AirPods 2  

summer essentials - apple airpods 2

  • Price: ₱8,490
  • Where to buy: apple.com/ph

Don’t be left behind when the latest summer beats drop. Make sure you have a pair of lightweight earbuds with clear sound, a long battery life, and impressive quality that will survive sweat or rain―just like the Apple Airpods 2. 

Whether you plan to use them during your hot and jampacked commute or your sweaty gym time, these earbuds will provide a seamless experience and filter out all external noises. 


🎁 Free Gift from Moneymax: Marshall Emberton, Dolce Gusto Genio S Plus, Apple AirPods 2, Samsung Galaxy Buds FE, or Giftaway Cash Credits

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Eligible card: Any UnionBank credit card 

Promo period: Until June 30, 2024

Get a Marshall Emberton worth ₱9,990, Dolce Gusto Genio S Plus worth ₱8,699, Apple AirPods 2 worth ₱8,490, Samsung Galaxy Buds FE worth ₱5,490, or Giftaway cash credits worth ₱4,000! Just apply for any UnionBank credit card via Moneymax, get approved within the promo period, and then meet the ₱10,000 spend requirement within 60 days from your card approval date.

This Moneymax UnionBank welcome gift promo runs until June 30, 2024 only.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-192101 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-193077 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-193104 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Note: The promo is exclusive to carded applicants who do not have an existing principal credit card issued by UnionBank and/or Citi.


☀️ Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS

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  • Price: ₱5,199
  • Where to buy: Lazada, Shopee, and other online appliance stores

Looking for summer essentials for the home? Filipinos are huge coffee drinkers, regardless of the heat index. The Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS may be diminutive in size, but it’s a mean machine when it comes to making the perfect cafe-style coffee. 

Add your preferred milk, syrups, and creams. Throw in some ice cubes for a cool, refreshing cup of coffee! 

Read more: Fueled by Caffeine? It’s Time to Invest in a Coffee Machine


🎁 Free Gift from Moneymax: ₱2,500 Cash Credits, Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS, or Xiaomi Redmi Bluetooth Soundbar

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Eligible cards: Metrobank Titanium Mastercard®, Platinum Mastercard®, and World Mastercard®

Promo period: Until May 31, 2024

How do you get a Metrobank credit card welcome gift? Simple! Just apply and get approved for any eligible card through the Moneymax website.

Choose between ₱2,500 worth of cash credits via Giftaway, a Dolce Gusto Piccolo XS worth ₱5,199, or a Xiaomi Redmi Bluetooth Soundbar worth ₱2,499 as your free special gift.

This Moneymax Metrobank eGift/Dolce Gusto/Xiaomi Redmi promo runs until May 31, 2024 only. Hurry and apply now!

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-191118 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Note: Applicant must be an existing credit cardholder in good standing for at least nine months.


☀️ JBL Flip 6 Portable Speaker 

summer essentials - jbl flip 6

  • Price: ₱7,499
  • Where to buy: jblstore.com.ph

Is it a proper summer if you don’t lounge by the pool with your go-to summer playlist blasting on speakers?

The JBL Flip 6 oozes with promises of summer fun and unforgettable poolside memories. It’s easy to carry, dustproof, and waterproof. And with 12 hours of battery life, you can party from sun up to sun down! 


🎁 Free Gift from Moneymax: Giftaway Cash Credits, JBL Flip 6, or JBL Wave Beam

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Eligible cards: HSBC Red Mastercard, Gold Visa Cash Back, and Platinum Visa Rebate

Promo period: Until June 30, 2024

Not an HSBC credit cardholder yet? Apply for an HSBC card through Moneymax during the promo period (and get approved subsequently) to receive an exciting welcome gift! Choose from free Giftaway cash credits worth ₱3,000, a JBL Flip 6 worth ₱7,499, or a JBL Wave Beam worth ₱3,799

This Moneymax HSBC Giftaway/JBL promo runs until June 30, 2024 only. So hurry and apply now!

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-192974 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply. 


☀️ JBL Horizon 2 Bluetooth Clock Radio Speaker

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  • Price: ₱5,354
  • Where to buy: jblstore.com.ph

Summer days are for vacations, swimming in the ocean, and dipping your toes in the sand. But if you have nowhere special to go, summers at home are also perfect for lazing around and catching a few winks. 

But when the naps get too good, you might just oversleep. It’s best to get the BJL Horizon 2 Bluetooth Clock Radio Speak on standby. 

Customize your wake-up alarm with your favorite radio station or any of its digital tones. With its JBL Pro Sound, you can’t miss the alarm sounding off. 

Its ambient light also makes it a pretty nightlight, giving your room a soft and cozy aesthetic. 


🎁 Free Gift from Moneymax: ₱2,500 eGift, JBL Bluetooth Speaker, or JBL Wireless Earbuds

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Eligible cards: Select Security Bank credit cards:

Promo period: Until May 31, 2024

Want a credit card from Security Bank? You're in for a treat if you apply and get approved for an eligible card through Moneymax and meet the minimum spend requirement. Pick your free Security Bank welcome gift: a ₱2,500 Giftaway eGift voucher, a JBL Horizon 2 Bluetooth Clock Radio Speaker worth ₱5,354, or JBL Wave Beam True Wireless Earbuds worth ₱3,799.

This Moneymax Security Bank Giftaway/JBL Horizon 2/JBL Wave Beam credit card promo runs until May 31, 2024 only. Apply now!

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-191158 Series of 2024.  Terms and conditions apply


☀️ Aquaflask Insulated Tumbler 

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Photo: @nadine and @aquaflask.ph (Instagram)

  • Price: ₱550 to ₱1,395
  • Where to buy: aquaflask.com and Aquaflask kiosks

When temperatures sizzle and the summer heat offers no respite, staying hydrated is a must. Insulated water tumblers are summer necessities that help prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion. 

Check out the portable and trendy Aquaflask[1] tumbler. You can buy it in different sizes (14 oz to 128 oz), colors, and designs depending on your level of thirst and style. 

More importantly, cold drinks stay cold for 24 hours! 


💳 Use a Credit Card to Buy Your Summer Essentials

Ready to shop for your summer basics? Pay with your credit card for more manageable installment terms, rewards points, rebates, and more. Compare the best credit cards for shopping and apply via Moneymax:

Credit Card
Shopping Perks
UnionBank Rewards Credit Card
UnionBank Rewards Credit Card - Aug 2023
APPLY NOW
  • 3x non-expiring rewards points when you shop and dine here and abroad
  • 1 non-expiring rewards point for every ₱30 spend
Metrobank Titanium Mastercard®
METROBANK TITANIUM MASTERCARD
APPLY NOW
  • 2x points for department store and online spend
  • 1 point for every ₱20 spend
  • E-commerce protection
HSBC Red Mastercard
hsbc red
APPLY NOW
  • 4x points on shopping, online, and overseas transactions
  • 1 point for every ₱20 spend
  • Installments of up to 36 months with 0% interest at participating merchants
HSBC Platinum Visa Rebate
HSBC_VISA_PLATINUM
APPLY NOW
  • 5% cashback on shopping and travel transactions
    1% cashback on insurance payments and 0.50% cashback on all other purchases
Security Bank Complete Cashback Mastercard
Security Bank Complete Cashback Platinum Mastercard
APPLY NOW
  • 5% cashback on groceries
  • 4% on fuel
  • 3% on bills payments
  • 2% on dining expenses
  • 1% on shopping
  • Up to ₱12,000 cashback every year
Security Bank Gold Mastercard
Security Bank Gold Mastercard 2023
APPLY NOW
  • 1 point for every ₱20 spend
  • Secure online shopping with SecureCode
  • Exclusive rewards and promos all year round
BPI Amore Cashback Card
BPI Amore Cashback Card-1

APPLY NOW

  • 4% cashback on supermarket and department store spend
  • 1% cashback on drugstore and utilities spend
  • 0.3% cash back on other local retail spend, in-store or online
  • Installment plans of up to 36 months with 0% interest
  • Discounts and freebies at participating Ayala Malls merchants

💰 Get a Chance to Win ₱100,000 in Cash via Moneymax!

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  • Promo period: Until May 31, 2024
  • Raffle draw date: June 14, 2024

This summer, grab the chance to win ₱100,000 in cash via Moneymax's UnionBank raffle promo! To earn a raffle entry, apply for any eligible UnionBank credit card via Moneymax until May 31, 2024, get approved, and activate your new card by June 14, 2024. 

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The draw date for this Moneymax raffle promo is on June 14, 2024. The winners will be announced on June 28, 2024 via the official Moneymax Facebook page. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-191900 Series of 2024. Terms and conditions apply. 

Note: The promo is exclusive to carded applicants who do not have an existing principal credit card issued by UnionBank and/or Citi.



☀️ Blk Mineral Sunscreen Stick

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Photo: @blkcosmeticsph (Instagram)

  • Price: ₱699
  • Where to buy: blkcosmetics.com.ph and Blk stores

Protect yourself from harmful UV rays by putting on a generous amount of sunscreen. Not only does it protect your skin, but it also helps prevent signs of aging and skin discoloration.  

Get your hands on this universal Mineral Sunscreen Stick from Blk.[2] Its mineral filter is safe for most skin types. It leaves a smooth and matte finish—no blending required. 

This easy-to-use summer essential for both guys and girls is perfect for this scorching weather. Remember to reapply every two hours!  

☀️ JISULIFE Handheld Fan 

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  • Price: ₱3,417.22
  • Where to buy: jisulife.com 

You can't leave home without a portable fan to help you survive the 40-degree weather in the Philippines. What better way to stay cool this summer than with the JISULIFE Handheld Fan Pro1S[3]?

It promises to cool you down by 20°C in just 0.5 seconds. You don't need to worry about running out of battery life―this handheld fan lasts up to 15 hours. Charging is also super fast, thanks to its 1.5h 18W flash charge. 

Because of its super lightweight design, you can carry it easily and fit it inside small bags. 

☀️ Sunnies Studios Sunglasses

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Photo: @sunniesstudios (Instagram)

  • Price: ₱595 to ₱1,295
  • Where to buy: ph.sunniesstudios.com or Sunnies Studios stores 

The hot and dry summer weather causes dry eyes, which isn't just annoying—it can also lead to itchiness, irritation, and infection!

Don a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s drying effects. Of course, they can instantly elevate your look, too.

Slay your summer look while protecting those pretty peepers with Sunnies Studios sunglasses.[4] Aside from classic and fashionable designs, they are equipped with lenses that fully block damaging UV rays. 

Related: Stay Cool in the Heat with These Summer Outfits in the Philippines

☀️ Mario Badescu Facial Spray

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  • Price: ₱525
  • Where to buy: Sephora.ph 

The intense heat can make you sweat buckets, even if you're just sitting down and doing nothing. Get rid of sweaty, sticky skin with essential summer products like a hydrating mist. Just a few spritzes, and you’ll look and feel refreshed in seconds. 

Keep your skin hydrated with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater.[5] All these good ingredients will also make your skin look healthy, radiant, and soft. 

Read more: Add to Cart: 32 Must-Visit Online Shopping Sites in the Philippines

☀️ Medicine Kit 

  • Price: Varies on the medicines and first aid items in the kit
  • Where to buy: Pharmacies and supermarkets

Last but not least on this list of summer necessities is a medicine kit. Before you go on your summer getaway, pack basic and prescription medicines if you have any.

After all, not all medicines are easy to obtain everywhere. What if you’re vacationing on a remote island and suffer an allergy attack? Make sure to bring antihistamines, motion sickness tablets, aspirin, paracetamol, anti-diarrhea meds, and antibiotics. 

Read more: 6 Local Swimwear Brands to Check Out for Your Next Beach Trip

Final Thoughts 

Never leave home without these summer essentials! Before you head to your epic summer vacation abroad, don’t forget to avail of travel insurance as well. If you’re planning a road trip instead, get your car insurance sorted before hitting the road. 

Avail of a travel insurance policy via Moneymax

Sources: 

Rouselle has over eight years of writing experience in the personal finance niche. She has written feature stories, articles, and how-to guides on various personal finance and trending lifestyle topics. Before that, she briefly worked in banking and was a licensed life insurance advisor. When not writing, Rouselle likes to read books and binge-watch films and series. Follow Rouselle on Linkedin.

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