Sure, we all love a bit of sunshine, but when the heat gets intolerable, we'd much rather live in a subzero industrial freezer.

Before you get to that stage, we've rounded up some of the best cooling products, tech and gadgets to help you stay cool in the hottest of time. They're all cheap alternatives without having to dish out loads on a new air conditioning system.

You can get free next day delivery if you're a Prime member on some of these cooling products too. Also check out our round up of the best fans of the year

1. HandFan Handheld Misting Fan

HandFan Handheld Misting Fan

There's a lot to love about this mini fan. Not only is it portable, it also offers a three speed settings and runs for 8 hours. It comes with a water tank too so you can mist yourself when you need to. It charges via USB. What more could you ask for at £15/US$18?

2. Mission Enduracool Techknit Cooling Towel

Mission Enduracool Techknit Cooling Towel

The Mission Enduracool towel promises to cool down 30° below the average body temperature.

You'll need to soak it in water first, wring it out and then snap it three times. The towel stays cool for two hours and provides UPF 50 sun protection.

It's available on Amazon for around £23/US$23.

3. Hisome Mini Portable Air Conditioner

Hisome Mini Portable Air Conditioner

Who says an air conditioner needs to be expensive? At just £35, the Hisome Air Cooler not only cools air but is also ultra portable. It's energy efficient and charges via USB. All you'll need to do is add water to the tank.

It's only available in the UK right now.

4. Magicool Hot Weather Cooling Spray

Magicool Hot Weather Cooling Spray

The Magicool Cooling Spray has been around since 1999 and promises to instantly cool you down. It's suitable for all ages and won't affect makeup either.

It's under £10 and is eligible for free next day delivery for Prime members.

5. Taylor & Brown Cooling Gel Mattress Topper

Taylor & Brown Cooling Gel Mattress Topper

Here's an option to keep you cool at night. The Cooling Gel Pad mattress topper from Taylor & Brown promises to keep temperatures down. You don't need to put it in the fridge, but that can help make the bed even cooler for a good night's rest.

It costs less than £30 on Amazon. Available in the UK only.