Summer Gift Guide
Summertime brings warm sunshine, blue skies, and countless reasons to celebrate.
The summer season brings countless holidays, parties, and celebrations. With weddings, birthdays, and summer parties, there is always a need to find the perfect gift for someone in your life. Our summer gift guide includes gifts for every age, price range, and occasion. Whether they are an avid griller or enjoy relaxing by the pool, we have the perfect gift ideas. Gift your hostess with a thoughtful gift, or a friend with a cute piece of jewelry for their birthday. We've shopped around to round up summer's must-have items. You may even find a few items that you need for yourself.
Southern Living 2-Gallon Hydration Jug with Insulated Wrap
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BUY IT: $35; dillards.com
For long days on the beach or by the pool, nothing beats the convenience of this insulated jug. The chrome-plated pour spout and easy-to-carry style make this a winner for casual summer entertaining.
Inflatable Fruit Beverage Floats
BUY IT: $12.95; papersource.com
Don't let your drink sink! These beverage floats allow you to easily keep your drink nearby while you are enjoying the pool. Pick your favorite fruit and you'll never have to guess which drink is yours.
Marble & Acacia Pinneapple-Shaped Cheese Board
BUY IT: $68; anthropologie.com
Add coastal flair to a traditional cheese board with this pinneapple-shaped board. A perfect gift for the summertime hostess.
BUY IT: $29; westelm.com
Made in Charleston, South Carolina, a Rewined candle is the perfect gift for any wine lover. Pick the scent based on their classic drink order.
Southern Living BBQ Beach Bucket Grill Set
BUY IT: $80; dillards.com
This handy portable grill goes from the backyard to the beach with ease. Hooks for all the grill master’s tools make prep and cleanup a breeze. The grill set comes with a bucket grill, a fork, spatula, and tongs—everything you need for your next cookout.
Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shakers
BUY IT: $9.99; worldmarket.com
It's not a summer barbecue without these cherry red salt and pepper shakers. Perfect for the Memorial Day or Fourth of July host or hostess.
BUY IT: $7.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
There is nothing better than vegetables straight from the grill on a summer night.
BUY IT: $50; amazon.com
Bowling meets horeshoes in this fun and entertaining yard game that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Roshambo Junior Shades
BUY IT: $25.99; amazon.com
These junior shades provide classic style while also protecting eyes from the sun.
Mini Neso Beach Tent
BUY IT: $59; amazon.com
For the frequent beach-goer, a Neso Beach Tent is easy to tranport to the sand for needed shade from the summer sun.
Floral Kate Spade Apron
BUY IT: $28; amazon.com
This apron is as useful as it is stylish, you can find measurement conversions on the back.
Southern Living Acrylic Footed Iced Tea Goblet
BUY IT: $6; dillards.com
Nothing is more ideal for enjoying sweet tea on the porch this summer than these elegant—and shatterproof—acrylic goblets. They’re safe for outdoor use and can easily be used for your favorite beverage or cocktail. You’ll want to snag at least eight to ensure you’re fully stocked for a summer of sipping with friends and family. In addition to Turquoise (pictured here), the goblets also come in Clear.
Watermelon Beach Towel
BUY IT: $14.99; kohls.com
Celebrate one of summer's favorite fruits with this cute beach towel.
Ultimate Book of BBQ
BUY IT: $17; amazon.com
This book includes everything the home cook needs to achieve first-rate backyard barbecue.
Personalized Stripe Canvas Tote
BUY IT: $39; nordstrom.com
From the beach to the pool, a bright canvas tote makes the perfect summer carryall and the monogram adds a personal touch.
Bourbon and Boweties Dyed Agate Bracelet
BUY IT; $38; nordstrom.com
Bangles are a must-have accessory for the summer, specifically this stone bracelet from Florida-based Bourbon and Boweties.
Outdoor Drink Holders
BUY IT: $19.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
These metal drink holders are perfect for keeping drinks sand-free at the beach, or keeping hands free while grilling in the backyard.
Printed Lemon Pitcher
BUY IT: $22; draperjames.com
When life gives you lemonade, serve it in this adorable lemon-printed pitcher from Reese Witherspoon's Draper James home collection.
The Big Bobber® Floating Cooler
BUY IT: $29.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
This floating cooler allows you to enjoy cold drinks without ever leaving the pool, lake, or ocean.
Malamie Serving Bowl Set
BUY IT: $48; urbanoutfitters.com
This cheerful serving set comes wrapped and ready to gift.
Seersucker Stripe Picnic Throw
BUY IT: $34; westelm.com
A light throw is easy to transport to the beach, lake, or park for summer gatherings.
Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Set
BUY IT: $30; williams-sonoma.com
The perfect combination of craft beer and regional barbecue sauces.
BaubleBar Hokkaido Pendant
BUY IT: $32; baublebar.com
This tassel necklace will add the perfect pop of color to any summer outfit.