Summer is a great time of year—the sun is shining, the beaches are calling, and it’s the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. If you have friends or family with birthdays or anniversaries during these hotter months, here are some of the best gifts to give friends in the summertime. They’re sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
For that grillmaster in your life, or anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors, never underestimate the gift of grilling tools and accessories—brushes for cleaning, a cover to protect the grill, or even some prime steaks to throw down on the grill itself. A bonus of getting someone a gift for their grill is that you will have a good chance of being invited to the cookout.
Cool, Sustainable Clothing
Sustainable clothing is an excellent addition to any wardrobe. Versatile clothing that works well for any social situation and can be incorporated into various outfits is always a good gift for any fashion lover. During the summer, we recommend finding loose pieces made from breathable fabric. Light and bright colors are always a welcome treat when putting together a summer outfit.
One of the best gifts to give friends in the summertime is something you made yourself. Homemade jams, cookies, and cakes are a great way to show somebody that you care. When choosing treats for a casual acquaintance, we recommend finding out if they have any dietary restrictions before you begin cooking or baking.
Custom Mason Jars
Customized mason jars are simple, artisanal, and a good way to give something personal and practical. Whether your friends and family use the jars for canning or opt to use them as drinking glasses or vases, mason jars are versatile and a great gift that embodies the spirit of summertime. As an added treat, we recommend filling the jars with homemade sun tea before gifting them to bring home those summertime vibes.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.