One item that I consider an essential for summer is a straw tote. It is great for holding everything on summer days spent on the go, for the farmer's market, and for the beach. A straw is one of the first things I pack whenever I am headed to the beach. There are plenty great options out there under $50 like this color block tote that is currently on sale and this fun tote embellished with pom poms that happens to be my favorite.
Here are a few more finds under $50: