Pool floats are all the rage this summer. But have you heard about their teeny-tiny sidekicks — drink floats? Though small in size, they’re huge in practicality. Never mind getting out of the water every time you want a sip of your drink. Simply pop your cup into one of these and paddle back to it whenever you get thirsty. Whatever your summer go-to — from lemonade cocktails to daiquiris — now you can enjoy it from the convenience of the pool with these 12 drink floats you’ll be glad you had on hand.


1. Urban Outfitters Donut Drink Holder Pool Float ($24, set of four): With so much variety, it’s hard to pick just one of these yummy-looking donut floats. Luckily, this set comes with all four designs, which means you’ll either have plenty to go around or plenty of drinks to yourself. ;)


2. Ban.do Fruits Drink Floaties ($12, set of three): Your favorite summer fruits are now available in floatie form. Coordinate with the type of fruity cocktail you’re sipping for a little festive flair.


3. BigMouth Inc. Inflatable Flower Drink Floats ($11, set of three): Flowers may not be trendy, but they sure are fun! Upgrade your pool party shenanigans by planting your drink in one of these bright and bold blooms.


4. Ban.do Birds Drink Floaties ($12, set of three): Can’t choose just one bird? No problem. Collect all three cuties with this diverse set of bird drink floaties.

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5. GoFloats Inflatable Drink Guard Floats ($11, set of three): Like their lifeguard inspiration, these eye-catching drink floats will ensure you never lose sight of your drink. Though not much can be said about their potential for safety…

6. Ankit Duck Drink Float ($30): Remember rubber duckies? You may have had a bathtub companion as a kid, but this duck drink float is the pool companion you need NOW.


7. Ankit Home Cactus Coaster Pool Float ($6): You don’t need to be in the desert to experience the feeling of finding an oasis. Just let this little succulent drift over with your favorite summer beverage while you lounge in the pool.


8. Urban Outfitters Flamingo Drink Holder Pool Float Set ($12, set of two): Everything’s better in pink! These flashy pink flamingo drink holders double as floating pool decor.


9. GoFloats Floating Gator Drink Holders ($15, set of three): Intimidating though it may look, you’ve gotta admit this is one handy gator. Plus, its length has got to help when you’re trying to grab your drink while bobbing around in the pool.

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10. GoFloats Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders ($8): Regardless of where your pool party is, this drink float will transport you (or at least your cocktail) to an island getaway. It’s a tropical paradise in inflatable form!


11. GoFloats Floating Swan Drink Holders ($13, set of three): For a classy option, consider these elegant swan drink holders. The understated white-and-black color scheme stands out against the blue water.


12. GoFloats Unicorn Drink Floats ($13, set of three): The obsession with unicorns doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Now there’s a drink float in the form of your favorite mythical creature. Magical!

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