Summer Gift Guide
It’s almost summer! To start the season off right, I’ve come up with a summer gift guide. There are so many special events that take place over the summer, I want you to be prepared…and me too. I’ve come up with ideas for graduation gifts, Father’s Day, birthdays, or just fun summer parties.
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For the Grad
Whether you have a college grad, a high school grad, or a kindergarten grad (like me!) I think books make great gifts. One of my favorites is by Dr. Seuss called Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Not only can you get the book, but you can also get this awesome gift set to go along with it. It includes a journal, picture frame, and puzzle.
And for JUST the College Grads, I thought this one was too funny not to include.
For the Dad
I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time finding a gift for the men in my life. Neither my Husband or Dad is a big cologne person, and I feel like I always get them clothes, so this year I wanted to do something different.
What is one thing that any man would enjoy?
Lounging…while drinking a beer, of course.
I got this hammock for my husband for his birthday, thinking he could take it on their summer camping trips. Instead, he hung it in our backyard, and takes a lounge every night after the kids go to sleep.
This one also comes with a mosquito net, and bonus first aid kit…all great for camping!
If you don’t have any big trees, this one with its own stand is pretty awesome looking.
Summer is the time that many of us are focused on a lot of activities, but we can’t forget to take care of ourselves. If you’re like me and one of the last people on the planet not to own one yet, a fitness tracker is an awesome gift. I know I would love one. Hint. Hint.
Summer is also a great time to take care of your skin. I was sent this Elite Serum Rx, and I love it. I’d been searching for something to use around the skin near my eyes. I’m pretty sensitive, but this has no scent, and absorbs really fast.
It comes in this syringe, so that you can just release a small amount. I’ve been putting it on every night, and I’m starting to see some of the fine lines decrease. I’m anxious to see how I look in a month or so.
Heading to the beach? Here are some perfect essentials for everyone!
Who doesn’t need a cute beach towel?
Not only is this super cool, but it’s made out of microfiber, so it absorbs more. It also is huge! There are so many different patterns to choose from, sports, animals, food, in case you’re not a VW Bus fanatic.
One Last Summer Gift
This last summer gift is something anyone would enjoy. I was sent this beautiful watch from JORD, and it’s perfect. I had never seen a wooden watch like this before, and it’s just so pretty. The quality is amazing, and I love the way they sent it to me. It came in its own wooden box on a cute little pillow. My son has already claimed the box as his own…so it’s like two gifts in one.
Even my husband, who isn’t a huge watch person, was intrigued. He took a look at their site, and loved all the different colors, shapes, and sizes that they come in.
It was also very easy to order. You simply use their measuring tool, and they give you the size. I was notified as soon as it shipped, and they even included extra links, in case it was too tight. It fit perfectly!
I chose the dark sandalwood, and you can find it HERE.
So which summer gift was your favorite? Who are you gifting this summer?
Emily Vanderhoof says
What a great list! I love giving that Dr. Seuss book for gifts. A friend of mine started one for her kids. She has the teacher sign it every year and will give it to them on graduation! Definitely something to think about for your little ones!
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
My birthday is this month – ha! People keep asking me what I want. Perhaps I should just forward them gift guides.
Joules (Pocketful of Joules) says
I bought myself a very similar hammock and stand for Mothers Day a couple years ago and it is the best! It’s so nice to escape outside with a book and swing for awhile!
Sarah Twain says
Ooooh, I would love to recieve a hammock this summer. Might just leave this page open on the computer for someone else to see in the house x
<3 your JORD watch! So pretty and stunning on you (and yes, I think this would make a perfect anyone gift!). Also your hammock idea–amazing. I hadn't thought about that, but I feel my dad would love that as well. Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay // The Flynnigans says
I really need to start taking better care of my skin; I’m no spring chicken anymore and I’m not getting any younger. Lol!
I’m dying to set up this hammock you can hang in a tree that Jeff picked up from Costco. I love hammocks, they’re so relaxing and peaceful to lay in, under the sun, with a book or just a gentle rock and perhaps SNOOZE.
Have a great day hun! xo
Kristin Longacre says
Haha OMG I didn’t know about the newest Oh the Places You’ll Go! That is amazing and I have a few friends in mind! 🙂
Becky @Disney in your Day says
That’s a cool looking watch! I would totally get my husband a hammock if we had a backyard. Maybe I should get one for my dad to set up at his house…
I was totally thinking about a hammock for my dad this fathers day! Great ideas 🙂
Tessa Lynn says
LOVE the hammock. I keep telling myself we need one because we have the perfect spot for it on our front porch. It needs to happen, especially now that it’s summer!
All great suggestions Shann!!! I love the whole “Oh The Shit You Didn’t Know”. That is too funny!!! I have never heard of Elite Serum. I will have to check it out! I have seen so many reviews on Jord watches and everyone seems to love them. I love the one you picked out!
Melissa Lilly says
I love the take off of Dr. Seuss that is hilarious. I’d like a hammock myself.
Dana Brillante-Peller says
The watch is so nice and I love the Dr. Seuss books 🙂 I still have the one I received at my college graduation 🙂
Tiffany Austin says
Oh the places you’ll go is one of my very favorites!! I also want a fit bit – bad!
Heather @ Simply Save says
I love that watch! And that college grad Dr. Seuss book is awesome!
Kristen Lawler says
I agree that books always make good gifts! In totally stuck on a Father’s Day gift and that wooden watch is so cool! I’m gonna have to check them out!
Jessica Hughes says
“Oh The Places You Will Go” is one of my favorite books, for any little one or graduate…it’s perfect for so many occasions!
I am in need of a graduation gift for my sister in law who just graduation with her Masters in Nursing.
Miss Chocoholic says
I really like the JORD watches! Thanks for the great gift guide!
CourtneyLynne Storms says
Ooooo loving that watch!!!! Such a chic design!!!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
That Jord watch is awesome! I might have to get for my hubby – he is watch obsessed!
Angie @chasingmyhalo.com says
Great idea to do a summer gift guide! I have been looking for a product around the eyes too so I def want to check out the Elite Serum. The Jord watch looks fab on you too!
Kellie Frank Daab says
Love these ideas. That watch is really neat too!
My Urban Family says
The Oh the Shit You Don’t Know book cracks me up – I’ll have to check that out next time I’m heading to a grad party 🙂
Jessica Bradshaw says
I LOVE my Fitbit and Jord watch. I read Oh the Places you will go to all of my 6th graders too! 🙂
Mai Lyn Ngo says
That watch is super cute! Great list!
You just reminded me to charge my Fitbit, lol! Tons of gifts to buy during the summer, grads, dads and b-days. I’ve finally found a system to really think about what I’m buying for each person.
Lauren B. says
SO many great gift ideas here!
Chrissy Z. says
Great ideas! Love the hammock – I think we might need one for our patio!
Jessica Reyna Brogan says
What a fun list! I really want to get a hammock for our back yard – and my birthday is in July and need to put together a list as a big hint to my husband, lol.
I love my fitbit! It’s so great because it really motivates me to hit that 10 000 step count every day.
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Justine Y says
Love the JORD watches, so gorgeous and comfortable! And hammocks are awesome, that actually remind me that we have one and I need to get a stand for it so we can set it up!
Bellissa Femaleadda says
Hammock are my personal favorites.Nice post.