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We’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their top beach blankets for summer.

The easiest way to pack for a family trip to the beach? Consolidate the gear that you bring to products that both you and your kids can use. We’ve found nine patterned beach towels that do double duty; they’re cute enough for your beach babes and grown-up enough for you.

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The Land of Nod Aztec Shore Thing Beach Towel ($29)
A multicolored, multipatterned print evokes exotic destinations, even if you’re just hitting up the neighborhood pool.

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Martha Stewart Collection Rope Beach Towel ($40)
A nautical rope motif in red and pink or two-toned blue is perfect for a day at the beach or on a boat.
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PB Teen Ikat Dot Pink Beach Towel ($24)
Available in hot pink and yellow or black and turquoise, PB Teen’s ikat-dot beach towel is a kid-friendly take on the popular pattern. (Plus, it can be personalized!)

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World Market Blue Anchor Beach Towel ($17)
Ahoy, matey! World Market’s anchor beach towel is reversible and features a jacquard border.

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Lacoste Ancre Beach Towel ($42)
A rainbow of anchors emblazoned with the classic Lacoste alligator make for a chic way to dry off after a swim.

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PB Teen Kaleidoscope Blue Beach Towel ($24)
PB Teen’s kaleidoscope print towel features bright swirls and blooms and offers UVF 50 sun protection.
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Target Anchor Beach Towel ($11)
Set sail with Target’s anchor-print beach towel. At just $11 a pop, the towels won’t break the bank if accidentally abandoned at the beach or pool.

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World Market Carnavale Stripe Beach Towel ($15)
For beach-goers with a bohemian flair, World Market’s Carnavale towel features a bright mélange of colors and patterns.
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Giggle’s multicolored polka dots are fabulously fun for a Summer afternoon by the water.

What else is on your list of must-have items for the summer? Let me know in the comments below.

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