With so many barbecues, parties, and pool gatherings happening in the summer, each day can seem like an event. That’s why we’re showing you some super summer gifts to give everyone from the hostess with the mostest to the honeymooning newlyweds. Each gift serves a summer-themed purpose with the added bonus of a stylish flair.
For the Beach Bum:
Tory Burch’s Foundation flip flops, towels, and totes are more than just great beach accessories – they’re the perfect combination of looking good and doing good. Profits from this summer-ready line benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which provides economic opportunities for women and their families in the United States. So, do something more than just give a great gift, and give a gift that gives back.
‘Tis the season of open-toe sandals, flip flops, and barefoot beach days, so pick up these perky polish colors that are from Essie’s new Brazilliant line to spice things up. Gift the whole line to your jet-setting friend as a bon voyage present, or tie one on to a ribbon and fasten it to a wrapped present as an added bonus.
You also can’t go wrong with this sandy beige polish that looks great on any skin tone, but even better with a sun-kissed tan.
A vacation away from the everyday grind shouldn’t mean a vacation away from good skin care. So, show someone you care about them by giving them the gift of sun protection. This Weekend Essentials Set from Supergoop! is complete with sunscreen wipes, refillable UV lotion spray, SPF 30 lip balm, and a convenient sunstick – all tucked inside a portable terrycloth tote. Supergoop! products are also made without harmful chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances and dyes, so you can slather away worry free.
A healthy summer glow doesn’t have to come from unhealthy UV rays. That’s why these Tan Towels should be on everyone’s wish list this season. Not only can they give a sun-kissed look without the harmful effects of the sun, but they’re super easy to apply, virtually mess- and streak-free, and smell great, too.
For the Grill Master
Now you can stake your claim on your steak with this monogrammed brand made of hand-forged iron from Willams-Sonoma. Personalize your gift with your loved ones initials and reap the benefits of their prideful grilled creations all summer long.
The new iGrill is nothing short of revolutionary. It’s the perfect gift for the tech-savvy cook who wants to mix and mingle with guests instead of being tied to the grill for the whole barbecue. All you have to do is insert the thermometer into the meat of your choice, set the desired cooking temperature, and this delightful device will send a notice to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod that your food is ready.
For the Host or Hostess
What’s better than ice cream on a hot day? Homemade ice cream on a hot day. The White Mountain Ice Cream Maker is a great gift for a frequent party thrower. Not only because they’ll love this handcrafted churner so much that they’ll keep inviting you to more parties, but also because you’ll get to enjoy deliciously homemade ice cream every time you come back!
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe recently featured this Diane von Furstenburg serving spoon and fork in her daily Zoe Report, so a fashion stamp of approval has been given to this colorful set. They’re both playful and practical, and a perfect table update for the summertime.
Preserve a perfectly prepared outdoor meal and prevent pesky bugs from wreaking havoc on your table with this beautifully hand-woven cloche. This functional, yet decorative dome is made by village artisans in the Philippines from the stems of nito fern trees and is finished with a coating of clear lacquer for easy cleanup.
For an enjoyable eco-friendly gift, present a host or hostess with these mini gladiolas from Crate and Barrel in a reusable bamboo grow box. Inside the prettily packaged box tied with ribbon made from recycled materials are five beautiful bulbs planted in organic soil that will easily bloom indoors for a touch of summer fun inside a home.