Go-to-Gifts: Summer Birthdays

It’s that time of year again… Summer! School’s out, all the kids are home and your mailbox seems to be flooded with invites to birthday party after birthday party. Don’t get that same old summer outfit you resort to for every birthday present! Here are some new ideas for you… some great ideas to WOW every summer-loving kid!

Firstly, what child doesn’t love the beach?  How about a fun-filled beach basket? Here are some items you could include inside a personalized sand pail:

  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim suit
  • Hat
  • Sandals
  • Beach toys
  • Jump rope
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Beach ball
  • Floaties

If it is a little girl you are shopping for, how about her own personalized watering can? Fill it up with some gardening tools and gloves and voila! — the perfect gift set for any preschooler!

If you don’t have the time to create a unique little gift basket, there are plenty of items that would still earn a smile from your little niece or nephew. I should know – I have nine of them now! Below are some great ideas that are always a hit.

Water table-
My niece received a water table for her first birthday and has loved it ever since (she is three now). She can sit and play with the water and toys inside for hours!

Slip ‘n Slide-
What kid doesn’t love a Slip ‘n Slide? Throw in a little sprinkler and this kid will be all set for summer fun!

Kid-sized beach chair-
If you want to go for a more personal approach, get a custom made chair from pottery barn, or better yet – paint his/her name on it yourself!

Toy lawn mower
Whether or not he can walk, this is the perfect gift for a toddler! My son got a lawn mower when he was eight months old and absolutely loved pushing that thing around the yard! It would keep him busy for hours and hours. I swear it is the reason why he started walking so soon!

Kite-
Kites are perfect for windy days! Simple or fancy, any kid would love to have one of their very own. If you want to make it a little more fun, you can also get them a DIY kite kit.

Snow Cone Maker-
I think this one speaks for itself. What kid wouldn’t want to be able to make their own sweet treat any day from their very own home?

Wagon-
Perfect for both kid and parent, as strollers get boring if you use them all the time. Spice up your next walk with a brand-new wagon. Your kid will love being pulled in it!

For toddlers and preschoolers alike, hopefully this list will get you started with some great ideas to make summer gift giving fun and exciting!

4 Responses to Go-to-Gifts: Summer Birthdays

  1. Love this! Now I want a snow cone maker :)

  2. Alexis loves her wagon! and I love these beach buckets!

  3. Love the summer birthday buckets

  4. My friend has twins and they love their water table. Great ideas!

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