Summer is known for activities like going to the beach, camping trips, and backyard barbecues. When we think about gift-giving, we might immediately think of winter, but it’s not the only season for brainstorming gift ideas. Summer is full of events like weddings, graduation parties, and housewarming parties. The birthdays and baby showers don’t slow down this time of year, either. Fortunately, you have many options unique to summer gift-giving that are sure to please!
A summertime get-together doesn’t have to mean sitting around a patio table all evening. Lawn games help liven up backyard parties and are great for quality family time any day of the week. There are classics such as cornhole, ladder toss, and horseshoes, and there are trendier options such as giant Jenga.
Inflatable Pool Floats
Forget outdated inner tubes. You can get inflatable pool floats in just about any form imaginable, including flamingos, unicorns, and pretzels. You just can’t go wrong with a gift like this because arriving in style and on-trend to a pool party with a completely unique pool float is invaluable. This would be a particularly fun gift idea for graduations and housewarming parties.
For the grill master in your life, an all-in-one grill set could be just the thing. A standard set includes utensils like tongs, spatulas, grill brushes, and anything else you may need for the perfect cookout. The best sets are portable and can be taken to the campground or park, and some even come with a fully functioning mini-grill.
Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker
Nothing beats a soft-serve ice cream cone on a sweltering day. Not needing to go to your local fast-food joint because you can make one at home is even better. Using one is easy and you can make them however and in whichever flavor you like. Be ready to buy another one, though, because you aren’t likely to finish wrapping it before deciding you need one yourself.
This is a foolproof summer gift to help one enjoy summer how it’s meant to be enjoyed: outside among the trees. With a portable hammock, your gift recipient can enjoy it in their own backyard, someone else’s backyard or they can pack it with their camping gear and enjoy it wherever they adventure.
No one likes sitting in front of a fan all summer, so having an efficient HVAC system is a must-have when temperatures rise. Air conditioning can be expensive, though, and the temperature in your home can be difficult to regulate. A smart thermostat is a particularly great gift for a bridal shower or housewarming party. It promotes energy and cost efficiency by dialing back the temperature when you’re not home or asleep, allowing the user to save money and reduce energy consumption.
Summer comes with its own variety of fun activities and events. No matter who you’re buying for or what they’re into, you have a wealth of options to make their summer more enjoyable and comfortable!