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Home Hot List: Essential kit for a super summer

Holiday blues

No holiday plans? No problem. Even if the weather is gloomy, this poolside collection of vinyl flooring (above) will whisk you away to a Moroccan villa in minutes. Azulejos, £59 per sq m, Atrafloor,

Take a seat

Still swooning over rattan? Then these pretty, curved chairs in grey, black and white just shot to the top of your payday shopping list. Fabulous indoors and out. Premier Housewares Manado Grey Rattan Chair, £169, Very,

Glow getter

Cast a warm, summery glow even when the sun goes down with these hot orange decorative lanterns powered by LED bulbs. Garden Reflections Set of two Decorative Lanterns, £26.50, QVC,

Lightbulb moment

These vintage-style bulb string lights are off-the-scale pretty for upgrading your garden. Each set features seven different bulbs. Solar Vintage Style Bulb String Lights, £35, Cox & Cox,

Smoking hot deal

Drop everything and get your hands on this must-buy tripod fire pit — this season’s hottest piece of kit for keeping warm and cooking BBQ food in the garden, all at a smoking price point. Gardenline Tripod Camping Fire Pit, £29.99, Aldi,


This pocket-sized, purse-friendly fan will help keep you cool inside and out. A bargain buy for £1. No sweat. Ice Lolly Fan, £1, in store at Poundland

Water works

We are swapping sugary drinks for this refreshing blend of spring water infused with plant polyphenols, fruit and herb flavours and a hint of magnesium. Our new daily pick-me-up… Plant + Water by Buxton, £1.79 each, in store at Boots

Super bowls

For cut-price cuteness, you won’t do better than this pack of watermelon bowls made from responsibly sourced paper. A fresh find for BBQ bits and picnic nibbles. Wilko Fruits Paper Bowl, £1 for eight, Wilko,

Beer today

Scour the globe without moving off the sofa with a bundle of small-batch beers in exotic brews. Coconut & Lime Sour, anyone? No Passport Required Globetrotter Bundle, £24.50, Fourpure Brewing Company,

Give it a tray

Dine alfresco in style with this birch veneer tray. And when the seasons change, prop it up in the kitchen for a bold work of art. The Gardener’s Tray Large, £37, Emma Britton,