It’s that time of year again, when we bring you the most fun pineapple stuff around. We just can’t help ourselves – as Newporters, we’re obligated to love and cherish the spiky fruit.
It all started in 1493 when Christopher Columbus hauled that first pineapple from the Caribbean back to Europe. Because they were difficult to transport, the pineapple quickly became a symbol of wealth. Back in the American colonies, where the fruit was also hot commodity, pineapples became a symbol of hospitality, welcome, and friendship.
Now, we may not be seafaring captains, but we know a few things about cherishing this symbol. And so, with that expertise, we bring you 20 pineapple-y things that need to get in your closet, bar, and beach bag this summer.
1. Debossed pineapple coasters
These pineapple coasters by Andrew Mau are perfect for protecting your coffee table or the varnish on your boat from dangerous summer drinks. They’re available in tan or black leather and sold in packs of four. (More rad stuff from the designer’s label, Mau House, here.)
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2. Shiny pineapple mug
Pinkies up! Enjoy your morning java or tea in this fancy white and gold mug from the Pink Pineapple.
3. Pineapple party tray
This pineapple tray by Kristina Richards is the perfect surface for sharing nibbles at your next patio party. Or just use it as a decoration in any room of your swinging bungalow.
4. Pineapple floaty
Find comfort at the beach or stay at cool at your next pool party in this pineapple floaty – no ouchy spikes in sight.
5. Fluffy pineapple beach towel
Wrap yourself in a juicy and bright graphic beach towel from Matouk, perfect for lounging at the beach or by the pool.
6. Pineapple luggage tag
You’ll never misidentify your suitcase again with this flashy tag from TopShop.
7. Pineapple canvas sneakers for him
Be a little less serious when you dress down your seersucker suit with these pineapple Vans.
8. Gender-neutral pineapple slider sandals
Also from Top Shop, these Pineapple sliders… I think they speak for themselves, and what they’re saying is hilarious.
9. Toddler pineapple Mary Janes
These pineapple Mary Janes by Mini Melissa may just be the cutest thing out there as far as footwear for toddlers and big kids. (We wish they came in adult sizes, too.)
10. Pineapple slip-ons for her
Artsy but practical, these gold and leather pineapple-meets-grenade slip on sneakers by Bucketfeet are perfect for kicking it around town.
11. Pineapple tube-socks
This little piggy went to market…in a pair of pineapple socks.
12. Baby pineapple onesie
What would be sweeter than your little one in short sleeve pineapple onesie by King Raja made from organic cotton? Squee!
13. Embroidered pineapple tee-shirt
This tee from Urban Outfitters is soft and has a subtle embroidered pineapple at the chest, so you keep on keepin’ it juicy.
14. Pineapple pom pom shorts
Pineapple pom pom shorts will keep you cool and looking cute.
15. Pineapple print bikini
16. Preppy pineapple belt
Who needs extra accessories when you have a pineapple charm belt? Hmmm…nobody!
17. Pineapple wrist piece
Time your max safe sun time with this pineapple watch, offered in rose gold, gold, and silver with a variety of band colors.
18. Pineapple charm necklace
This dainty pineapple necklace would look great with any breezy top or dress.
19. Pineapple iPhone case
It’s not scratch n’ sniff, but this pineapple iPhone case still evokes a certain deliciousness.
20. Reusable pineapple tote
This handmade pineapple tote can be used to carry your groceries, beach towels, or…pineapples, of course.
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