Independence Day Grabs

Add These Fun Finds to Your 4th of July Celebrations

Declare your independence from the oppression of Houston’s heat by spicing up the kickoff to summer.

By Danielle Wright With Alexia Partouche

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Shop select Fourth of July favorites from Manready Mercantile, Kendra Scott, and Bass Pro Shop.

As we jump feet first into the summer season, the barbecue grilling and fireworks explosion celebration is fast upon us. While you may be stocking up on groceries for the family feast, other knickknacks, décor, and apparel can help elevate your shindig into a declaration of fun. 

If you're hanging in the yard, you'll probably need a portable mosquito repellent to avoid unwanted bites or maybe an accessory from Kendra Scott's latest Fourth of July collection. No matter where you're celebrating Independence Day, we've rounded up a few must-haves to make this holiday greater than the last. 

Scroll ahead and shop fun finds to add to your Fourth of July. 

Manready Mercantile Work Hard Live Well Can CozyLocal


Warm beer is the last thing your Fourth of July needs. Instead, slip your drink into Manready Mercantile's signature can cozy, where it will stay cool while also looking cool with its American flag design.

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Nicky Bigs Bang Party Snaps


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Indulge fireworks-loving kids with these harmless novelty fireworks, available at Walmart, that they can handle independently. The popping sound created when Pop Pop Snappers are thrown, stepped on, or crushed in your hand will keep the kiddos occupied for hours.

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Houston Sauce Co. Dirty 3rd Sauce  Local


Elevate your Fourth of July meal with sauces from Houston Sauce Co., a company that excels in vegan and gluten-free sauces that anyone can enjoy. Whether you dip your wings in the buffalo Dirty 3rd sauce or drizzle the Hold Up barbecue sauce over your brisket, these sauces are sure to make any dish better.

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Thermacell MR300 Portable Mosquito Repellent


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Don't let mosquito bites ruin your Independence Day celebrations. This portable mosquito repellent from Bass Pro Shops creates an odorless, invisible 15-foot zone that will keep you comfortably shielded from nature's most pesky pest.

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True South Weird Wacky USA Puzzle Local


No heat wave can put a stop to Fourth of July activities. Stay cool indoors and celebrate by learning more about our fascinating country with this USA jigsaw puzzle from Reserve Supply Co., complete with all of the states and their wacky roadside attractions.

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REI Outdoor Comfort Pro Chair


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Sit back, relax, and watch the fireworks light up the sky with this outdoor chair from REI. Its comfortable seat and durable build mean it will last for many Independence Day celebrations to come.

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Houston Astros Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote


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This Astros picnic blanket will show off your Houston pride even on the most patriotic day of the year. With its built-in tote and easy-to-clean vinyl, this blanket, available at Kohl's, is a must-have for a night out watching the fireworks.

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Kendra Scott Open Star Corded Bracelet Local


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This classy bracelet from Kendra Scott is perfect for anyone whose patriotism doesn't end once Independence Day is over. The patriotic red, white, and blue cording and gorgeous sterling silver star ensure that you can show off your love of country while staying chic.

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Manready Mercantile Rugged Apron Local


Every Texan knows that no Fourth of July in Texas is complete without a barbecue, so grab this tanned leather apron from Manready Mercantile and get to grilling. Better yet, the apron is handcrafted here in the States, so you'll be the repping USA.

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Abejas The Cut Off Overall Local


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Are you really celebrating the Fourth of July if you're not decked out in red, white, and blue? Check the white and blue off your list with these stylish, one-of-a-kind overall shorts from Abejas. Add a red top to layer underneath, and you're good to go.

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