Prime Day 2022: 15 heatwave-busting deals, from fans to suncream and paddling pools

Family Having Fun In Garden Paddling Pool
From paddling pools to cooling fans, the Amazon buys to get you through the heatwave. (Getty Images)

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As much as we adore the warmer weather, the UK isn't really cut out for the heat. Cue lots of frantic online searching about how to keep cool when sleeping and how to make sure our pets stay safe this summer.

Swooping to the rescue to help us get through the heatwave with some affordable buys is Amazon Prime Day 2022. We've dug through the latest Prime Day deals for some of the best ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank (think a family-sized paddling pool - with seats - for under £35 for starters).

15 top heatwave deals on Amazon

Handheld Fan Portable | £10.19 (was £13.49) from Amazon - save 24%

This multi-tasking marvel can be used as a desk fan (it is charged via USB) or you can carry it with you for a cooling breeze as you walk, or a cool-down when on crowded public transport with no air conditioning. A godsend for hot days or hot flushes, it is also handy to dry your freshly painted nails, too, or your false eyelash glue. The brand claims that the fan (which has three speeds) can last 12 hours per charge, too.

Portable Air Cooler | £28.99 (Was £37.99) from Amazon - save 24%

Another brilliant multi-tasker, this portable air-con unit can either be used as a fan, or you can fill the tank with water and ice-cubes and it'll give you an even cooler, more air-conditioned breeze. With four speed for wind and three for 'spray', it also has a handy timer and a digital control panel. It's charged via a USB cable.

ANSIO Tower Fan 30-inch For Home and Office | £44.47 (was £94.97) from Amazon - save 58%

This electric fan has a slim, space-saving design (ideal for small spaces - it can fit easily into corners). With Its motorised oscillation and three speeds, it has a wide cooling coverage area. Shoppers really rate it for its power and quietness.

Portable Neck Fan | £19.99 (was £24.99) from Amazon - save 20%

A hands-free, rechargeable solution for anyone suffering hot flushes, or needing a bit of cooling down while going for a walk or at the gym. It's really lightweight, silent and bladeless (so your hair won't catch in it). It promises eight hours of continuous use before needing a charge.

Intex 56475NP - Inflatable Swim Center Family Lounge | £34.98 (was £49.99) from Amazon -save 30%

If you can't afford to go on holiday this year (or you've got a while to wait until you go) this will give you a bit of a Costa Del Back Garden vibe. With four, comfy built-in seats with backrests, and, crucially two drink holders for chilled beers or glasses of wine, you can hang out with your kids or invite friends over for some serious chillaxing.

Bestway Family Pool, rectangular pool for children | £21.99 (was £38.98) from Amazon - save 42%

Simply inflate and fill this family paddling pool - which measures 2.62m x 1.75m x 51cm (8'7" x 69" x 20"). It also comes with a heavy duty repair patch and a simple drain valve to empty it.

Ice Maker Machine Counter Top | £145.77 (was £199.99) from Amazon - save 27%

In a heatwave, you don't want to have to wait hours for water to freeze in your ice cube trays - and this handy gadget will give you ice cubes in 6-13 minutes. Fitting easily onto your kitchen counter, it can produce 12kg of ice cubes in total. And you can even adjust the size of the ice cubes it produces too.

NIVEA SUN Protect & Moisture Lotion SPF50+ (200ml) | £5.00 (was £14.20) from Amazon - save 65%

Top-notch sun protection for all the family, this will help you enjoy the sunny weather safely. With both UVA and UVB protection, this water-resistant sunscreen also moisturises the skin. Plus it's biodegradable - this new formula is free from nasties like Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene and microplastics.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50 | £8.00 (was £10) from Amazon - save 20%

With experts urging us to reapply our sunscreen every two hours when outside, it's impractical if you wear makeup. Step forward this brilliant spray which you spritz on over your makeup. It's light, and non-greasy and will give you SPF50 protection.

Cooling Towels 4 pack, Stay Cool Ice Towel | £12.99 (was £27.90) from Amazon - save 53%

A genius product for after gym workouts, outdoor activities, menopausal flushes etc. The microfibre cooling towel uses the moisture from the towel to draw sweat away and keep you cool instantly. To use it, simply wet it in cold water, wring it out and shake it, then enjoy its cooling effect.

Avoalre 2 Pack Cooling Pillow Cases for Hair and Skin | £6.99 (was £14.99) from Amazon - save 53%

One side of the pillowcases is made of Japanese Arc-Chill cooling fibres - Q-Max 0.4 - which help remove the heat and offer a cooling sensation all night long. The other side uses 100% premium Egyptian cotton, which means the pillow cases are perfect for year-round use. Avoalre Arc-Chill cooling pillowcases are SGS certified (the global benchmark for quality and integrity). Plus they're hypoallergenic, soft, breathable and smooth (which stops your skin from wrinkling and your hair getting knotty).

ZonLi Cooling Blanket, Double-sided Lightweight Summer Cool Blanket | £33.14 (was £58.90) from Amazon - save 44%

This double-sided blanket has one side made with cooling, silky fibres made from Arc-Chill Q-Max>0.4 which means the blanket absorbs your body heat. The brand claims this reduces your skin temperature by 2-5°C instantly. Sweet dreams.

Silentnight Cool Touch Pillow | £20.99 (was £29.99) from Amazon - save 30%

The pillow features a cooling gel pad that is pressure activated - so you won't need to keep flipping your pillow to find a cool spot. The cooling effect helps to promote a restful night's sleep and prevents overheating The cooling gel cover can also be unzipped and placed on your own existing pillow if you want.

FurDreams Pet Cooling Mats | £14.99 (was £28.99) from Amazon - save 48%

This self-cooling mat has a gel inside that works by absorbing your dog or cat's body heat, helping them to regulate their body temperature and bring their internal heat down for up to three hours. It's a durable mat, but even if they do somehow chew it, the inner gel is totally non-toxic. As well as being perfect for hot temperatures, it makes a great dog/cat bed whatever the weather and is foldable so you can travel with it too. (And checking the reviews, humans find it useful, too!)

Kool 'n' Soothe Migraine Cooling Strips | £1.65 (was £2.99) from Amazon - save 45%

If the change in weather causes migraines, or you suffer from tension headaches, these strips could be helpful in soothing symptoms. Promising eight hours of relief, the cooling, menthol gel strips get the thumbs up from users.