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Summer+Sun=Shades!

The sun is really bright during those hot summer months. The sun is actually closer to us in the summer, that is why the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the rays are more dangerous. We all know it is important to protect our kids with hats, sunblock, and clothing with SPF and UPF protection. Did you also know that it is important to protect your kids eyes from the harsh rays of the sun?

A lot of people think that sunglasses just protect us from the glare of the sun, making it easier to see outside. But they also protect us from the harmful rays that can damage our eyes. This is an important issue amongst us all, not just adults. Sometimes we see kids with sunglasses on and we think, “oh how adorable” or “wow their parents must have money to burn.” But the fact is that they are a necessary tool for sun protection. While everyone likes to be stylish, they also serve a greater purpose.

Here at The Boy’s Store we worry about the well-being of our customers. So we are here to offer you items that will help you protect your boys from the suns harmful rays, including sunglasses. We even offer sunglasses that are easy on the budget.

Boys’ Rockabilly Sunglasses by Appaman: These boys wayfarer glasses are incredibly cool looking, but they also offer 100% UV protection with UV400 protection. So not only are they stylish and cool, they also protect; the best feature of all is they are only $9.

Teeny Tiny Optics “Joe” Boys Sunglasses: These wrap around sun shades offer 100% UV protection to our younger boys. Ages 2-4 will find this especially useful. They are only $9 and they will help protect them all summer long.

Boys’ Keith Sunglasses by Teeny Tiny Optics: This cool flame shades feature cool graphics but they also feature 100% protection from UV rays. They are also impact resistant, because, well, BOYS. At only $9 they are truly a steal.

Summer Head-Wear

Summer means lots of time outdoors, and if your kids are as sun-sensitive as mine you will want to be sure they are covered, literally! I spend a majority of the year slathering my kids in sunblock, covering their skin with UPF clothing, and making sure their little heads are covered too. We have a LOT of hats. My son is a hat-hater! He will pull it off the instant it is on his head, and take it off every single time you put it back on. So I have spent a lot of time looking for hats that are not too heavy, uncomfortable, or cumbersome to deal with all day long.

Flap Happy is a great brand because they are UPF 50+ protective clothing certified, they are lightweight, they are comfortable, and many come with straps to help keep them on young kids! The Boy’s Store carries several different styles of the Flap Happy hats, and many are so cute you will wish they made adult sizes.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: This sweet sea animal print will wow all animal and sea lovers.

Boys Shark Party Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Sharks are always swimming, and with this hat your little man will always be protected from the harsh sun.

Jolly Roger Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Older boys love this pirate worthy skull crusher style. It is to DIE for.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: Surf is up all summer long, and this hat will keep them in the sun and catching the rays all day, without the harsh result.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: tropical themed, it is perfect for a summer of fun in the sun.

Winter is coming: Gloves and Mittens in stock

Winter is coming. So it is definitely time to make sure your kids are prepared. No they don’t need to fight whitewalkers (sorry huge Game of Thrones fan here) but they will need to keep their little hands warm. If your kids are anything like mine their hands probably get cold pretty quickly, but if they are also anything like my kids they will lose at least one of every pair of gloves and mittens you buy them. Which is why I stock up. Every kid has at least two pairs of gloves and one pair of mittens in my house. That way if they lose one, they have a backup. If they leave one pair somewhere, they still have a backup. The Boy’s Store has some fantastic gloves and mittens, they are comfy, cozy, and actually look cool enough for your kids to want to wear them.

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: These multi-colored gloves are fun, warm, and soft. They will take a beating and keep on ticking. Wash at home in cold water inside out, and line dry.

Gloves and Mittens - colorful gloves

Boys’ Knitted Gloves by Melton: Available in grey or black, they pair well with almost everything. So you won’t need to worry about buying a pair that matches every coat your kid owns.

Gloves and Mittens - dark gray

Tuff Kookooshka Boys’ Fleece Mittens: Fleece mittens. Need I say more? These things are so soft you will be tempted to steal them from your kids. Available in red, slate, brown, and navy.

Gloves and Mittens - red mittens