Gifts

The Perfect Gifts for Summer Birthdays

Delight that special someone with the perfect summer birthday gift. There are lots of items from which to choose, whether you’re shopping for your significant other, relative, or BFF. Check out our picks for thoughtful summer birthday gifts they’ll love.

Fashionable Gifts for Her

Women’s dresses make good gifts for summer, especially when you choose one that’s crafted from a soft, lightweight fabric such as a cotton/rayon blend. If she loves dresses with detailing, look no further than a floaty maxi dress with shirring at the shoulders. Or, give her a knee-length fit and flare dress in her favorite color. If your gift recipient loves casual wear, consider a sweatshirt dress. This dress style can be worn with sandals or canvas sneakers for a breezy look that’s great for the weekends.

If she prefers pants, consider a pair of women’s capris and a knit top. Capri pants have all the advantages of slacks, except they’re a bit shorter. They’re great to wear with wedge sandals or even high heels for retro-inspired glamour. There are all kinds of knit tops to pair with them, so look for something that reflects your gift recipient’s personal sense of style.

Another outfit to consider as a gift is a pair of shorts and a polo shirt. There are all kinds of options from which to choose when it comes to women’s polo shirts, including breathable sun protection polos in a wide variety of colors. You’ll find polos with an antimicrobial finish to keep odor-causing bacteria at bay. They’re great for wearing around the house, to the gym, or anywhere else that calls for a comfortable, casual top.

You might also want to consider gifting her with a midi skirt and blouse. A women’s white blouse looks great with any color skirt and can be layered with a cardigan on breezy evenings. When it comes to shoes, this outfit goes with everything from strappy sandals to casual slides.

Gifts for the Beach Babe

If your gift recipient loves the sand and surf, you could give her a new swimsuit. There’s something for every style — choose from classic one-piece suits, versatile tankinis, and swim dresses. Many swimsuits these days have UPF, which provides extra protection against UV rays. There are tugless suits that won’t ride up — even when swimming or participating in water sports. You might also want to look for a tummy-control swimsuit, which creates a smooth, streamlined look.

A beach cover-up is another gift idea to consider. Look for a lightweight, durable fabric, such as nylon with a hint of spandex. Cover-ups come in lots of styles and colors — choose something like basic black with white embroidery for maximum versatility. This color combo flatters every skin tone and goes with several styles of summer footwear.

Create the summer version of a gift basket by filling a beach bag with items, such as a beach towel, her favorite brand of sunscreen, a couple of magazines, and whatever else you think your recipient would enjoy. These items aren’t just great for the beach — she can also use them at the pool or even when lounging in the backyard.

Home Gifts for Everyone

Take the guesswork out of gift shopping with a present everyone can use, such as a set of Supima cotton sheets. This type of cotton has a long-staple fiber that makes it softer and stronger than regular cotton. Supima cotton is incredibly colorfast — even after extended washes. For the ultimate in luxury bedding, treat your special someone to a set of Supima sateen sheets. They come in an assortment of fashionable colors and can even be monogrammed with initials for an elegant personal touch.

Or, give them a duvet cover in their favorite color or print. Duvet covers come in sizes to fit every bed and styles to fit every preference. There are also lightweight comforters that make great summer gifts. Cotton bedding is always a good choice for summer because it’s soft and allows air to flow through. If you’re not sure what color to choose, you can’t go wrong with white or white with a striped border. As with the Supima cotton sheets, many duvet covers and comforters can be monogrammed to impart the look of upscale resort bedding.

Even a set of bath towels makes a thoughtful gift. There are various types of towels to consider, including Supima cotton and Turkish cotton. Both are soft, durable, and highly absorbent, so you can’t go wrong. It’s easy to find something to coordinate with your recipient’s bathroom décor as well since towels come in several colors.

There’s a gift out there for every summer birthday. Once you’ve chosen the perfect item, the only thing left to do is put it in a gift box or bag. Add decorative wrapping paper and a coordinating bow for a cute, colorful presentation.

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