Spring Break Essentials For 2024

By Jana Beauchamp

Spring Break

  1. Limeapple swimsuits are fashion forward for little jetsetters. Kids will be head over heels for the chic design and comfy, brand new crinkle fabric suits for girls. Parents will love that all the sustainable swimsuits have UPF 50+ protection which block out 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. We love them all but fan favorites are the Alessia cropped tankini, a two toned bikini set in a sunny yellow and hot pink, the Aasiya swimwear bikini set with its custom fit and detailed embroidery, and the Rylee asymmetrical one-piece swimsuit with its two-tone design and trendy side cutout.

  2. TYR Kids Swimple Goggles are a must-have anytime kids need to make a splash. Kids will love the fun styles and that they are super comfortable. Some fan favs are the tie dye spikes, the Aqua Blaze in fun colors and Vesi Mirrored with cool mirrored lenses. Parents will love that they have an easy strap adjustment, that all TYR kids’ goggles have been safety tested and have features like anti-fog construction and UV protection.Gear up with Overtime’s latest Hooping is Paradise: Sunrise collection that dropped in time for spring break and has cool gear built for ultimate sports fans. Kids will love that this hot capsule features bright, floral- infused designs that are perfect for any sunny destination. Parents will love that tees are all 100% cotton. Some favorites from the collection are the Paradise Palm Hoodie with its raw edge and Greetings Tee with its postcard style Overtime logo on the front. These pair well with any or all of the shorts in the collection.

  3. Stay hydrated and on trend with Stanley’s All Day Slim Bottle. Kids will love the sleek design and all of the colorways. Parents will love that it is sustainable, eliminating single-use plastics that you can fill it up with ice and stay refreshed and there is a leak-proof seal. Everyone will love that the signature Stanley stainless steel construction provides ice-cold sips for hours. Whether you’re playing tourist in a new city or lazing at the pool this spring break, the bottle will keep you hydrated and be a great travel companion.

  4. Beach Riot can outfit the family for spring break in the most stylish swimwear that also doubles as active wear. Parents will love that the line is inspired by beautiful destinations and most pieces are designed and made in the USA, working with local, family owned partners. Kids will fall in love with the Little Mackenzie and Heidi in Blossom Colorblock with its sweet and sporty silhouette in the new, sparkly scrunch fabric with bright color-blocking pink and mint tones. Moms can coordinate looks in the Mackenzie Top and Heidi Bottom in Daydreamer Colorblock. Post beach trip cover up together in matching lounge sets with the Little Callie and Little Balboa in Spring Daisy.

  5. Sun Bum Sunscreen has your skin covered for all that spring break fun in the sun. Parents will love that they have a full collection for babies and kids, protecting the family from the sun in a fun and easy way for kids to stay protected every day. Kids will love that the Kids line comes in lotion, stick, and spray formats, is a SPF 50, non-mineral formula that is completely clear and can be applied to both wet and dry skin with light fragrance. For babies six months and older, the Baby Bum line comes in lotion, stick, spray, and roll-on formats in SPF 50.  It has a non-nano zinc Mineral formula that is pediatrician tested and fragrance free.

  6. KatieJ has all the hottest trends for chic spring breakers. Kids will love sailing away this spring break in style with the Tween Sailor Top and Shorts for their next nautical adventure or just a day soaking up the sun. For a fun and festive outing kids will love the newest addition to the Shane Collection, the Tween Shane Ruffle Skort, paired with the bold new Livi tank for the ultimate spring break look. The Phoebe Dress goes from beach to beach dinner, featuring delightful puff sleeves and intricate eyelet details for a perfect blend of casual charm and elegance. Parents will love that kids can mix and match separates to go from day to night in spring break style anywhere they may be.

  7. Soppycid’s Self-Sealing Reusable Water Balloons are the new “must have” at the beach and pool. Parents will love this reusable water balloon brand making it better for the environment and clean up time. Kids will love that they can reuse them over 1000 times, there is quick and easy refill in one second and they are mess-free water balloons. Kids can play anywhere and anytime without the need for a tap and are sure to make new vacation friends since everyone will want to splash and play with these reusable water balloons.

  8. Get ready to hang ten day and night with Chaser’s stylish and comfy collection this spring break. Kids will love the Boy’s Sunset Tee in navy blue that is crafted from breezy cotton jersey and can be paired with sweat shorts and flip-flops for a beachy look. Parents will love the Surf’s Up Boys Button Down Tee for a more dapper look. It features classic Hawaiian-inspired prints of hibiscus flowers, surfboards, waves, hammocks, and VW camper vans. Pair it with Surf’s Up Boys Shorts or mix and match for a cool vacay look for your little surfer dude. There’s also the Surf’s Up Girls Dress for the stylish little surfer girl and to complete a family motif.

  9. FUNBOY turned their iconic pool float designs into kids’ sleepover beds. These pastel colored and dynamic designed sleepover air mattresses help kids feel more at home when on the go. Kids will love that these beds easily make bedtime more fun since they can catch their zzzs in a convertiblecastle or classic speed boat.  Parents will love the soft, flocked material for sleeping and the carrying bag for easy storage and travel, making it a spring break essential.

  10. Feather 4 Arrow’s Wavy Palm Volley Trunk and Wave Stripe Volley Trunk are sure to make a vacation statement. Kids will love the cool, beach-themed designs and cozy comfort. Parents will love the up-cycled fabric and 50+ UPF sun protection and chafe-free brief liner. Pair them with the long sleeved Icon L/S white rash guard for a cool look and 50+ UPF sun protection for spring break and into summertime.

  11. Accessorize in style as you transport the family to a spring break paradise with the chic OMG ‘Vacay’ Pink Straw Tote Bag and ‘Vacay’ Slim Straw Wristlet. Kids will love that this handbag-inspired tote bag is made of soft pink straw for comfortable wear and it is embellished with playful details, including heart-shaped gem accents and a large rhinestone palm tree patch. Parents will love the matching wristlet since it keeps necessities nearby and does so in style with decorations in a tropical ombre print.

  12. The S’mores Company’s Glowzie marshmallow roasting sticks and Blazie, the Bonfire Buddy, make for even s’more fun this spring break. Kids will love the adorable designs and light up feature of these marshmallow roasting sticks. Parents will love that kids can roast marshmallows from a super-safe distance (thanks to the telescopic handle stretching up to 34 inches), and that each Glowzie set comes nestled in its own s’mores-themed bag that’s equal parts adorable and functional. Families will also love Blazie, the Bonfire Buddy, to heat up those s’mores anywhere travels may take them during spring break.

  13. Stanley soft accessories are here! The All Day Julienne Mini Cooler and the All Day Madeleine Midi Cooler Backpack are vibrant coolers with contrast details, and a patterned winged bear liner, to hold all you need for spring break, picnic dates, city hikes, and weeknights with friends. Head outside to soak up the fun and recharge. Parents will love that they are made from 100% recycled polyester to make dining outside more sustainable. They will also love that with a 10-can storage capacity, the All Day Julienne Mini Cooler keeps your goods nice and cool for 12 hours.
  14. Kids will love to be the talk of the boardwalk with the ‘Beach’ Clear Glazed Tote Bag. Decorated with bright, bubble-letter patches that sparkle and shine in the sun, this tote is the perfect place to stash your towels, sunnies and next great spring break beach read. Parents will love to keep seaside essentials secure in the ‘Beach’ Clear Glam Bag that is adorned with a pink straw top, glittery mermaid bubble-letter appliqués and a striped rhinestone heart patch to feel all the beachy love this spring break.

Jana Beauchamp is an editorial contributor at New York Family. She dreamed of landing Tom Hank’s job in the movie Big but learned it was a fictitious role so she pursued a career in foreign policy. Now she writes about great adventures and family fun in and around NYC.

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