Go ahead—try to find a more patriotic, summery-feeling food than a Rocket popsicle. Also known as Firecrackers and Bomb Pops (depending on what brand you buy), these frozen desserts were first introduced in the 1950s and have never really changed shape, form, or color much since. But that doesn't mean they haven't evolved. Because as of late, these tri-colored treats have been popping up as decorative motifs on everything from glassware to t-shirts, and lots in between. So if you want to up your Americana game for the 4th—or just gift a cute popsicle patterned item to a friend or family member—these eight picks are a good place to start.
Could the iscream Rocket Popsicle Beach Towel ($37) be any cuter? It's oversized for kids but is big enough for an adult too.
For all the guys out there—you won't find a cooler (get it?) base layer for working out than the SAXX Volt Boxer Brief in Jet Stream ($33).
Hands down, the Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth ($40) is one of our favorite water bottles (We tested it's hot liquids for 12 hours, cold liquids for 24 hours claim, and it held up, people!). But now it's all decked out for the Fourth with a Rocket Pop-esque, shave ice inspired ombré pattern. Time for an upgrade!
You might be able to bring Rocket Pops to your picnic if you pack 'em—plus a few ice packs!—in the Rocket Pop Beverage Cooler Bag ($25). Worst case scenario, this insulated shoulder bag will at least keep your drinks and fresh fruit cold.
BlackStrap's Multifunctional UV Headband ($15), which also features a Rocket Pop look ombré, is just the thing you need to tame fly aways and stay cool during a day at the beach. Is it too extra for your headband to match your water bottle? Not on the Fourth (or any other USA holiday or sporting match), if you ask us!
Mixing up a red, white, and blue cocktail? Then you need a set of glasses to match. This HomeGoods popsicle print tumbler set ($20 at HomeGoods stores) is perfect for holiday entertaining, since it comes with six glasses and a cute gold carrier for easy serving.
If you're looking for a more subtle nod to the Fourth, try the American Trench Rocket Pop Socks ($20). They're unisex and one-size-fits-most, so they're an easy way to up your summer style.
You'll be the life of the party in these Red, White & Blue Ice Pop Sunglasses ($7). And they're not just a one and done: You can bust them back out for Labor Day in September and on Memorial Day next year too!
So would you rock one of these Rocket Pop-themed accessories? You'll definitely be the best dressed at the BBQ, whether you prefer to go big with something bold or choose a more subtle accent. Let us know in the comments. And if you've seen other patriotic popsicle items online or in stores, we'd love to hear that too. Happy summer!