Spring babies have the added advantage of celebrating their birthdays in beautiful weather! For anyone in your life whose birthdate happens to fall between late March and June, you’ve got a wide range of seasonally appropriate gifts to consider giving them. Here are five that spring babies will love.
Few items announce the arrival of warm weather as well as a beach cover-up. When you spot those on the racks alongside the abundance of bikinis, tankinis, and one-piece suits that are destined to rule the season, you know that spring is mere weeks away. And if the birthday girl is planning an epic spring break getaway or just loves to spend those balmy days by the pool, a great cover-up is a must!
The beauty of this garment is that it’s available in so many great varieties. If she’s all about wearing her cover-ups to lunch on the boardwalk or while walking on the sand, she’ll love the convenience of an opaque dress that she can easily throw on over her bathing suit. Look for something that’s designed especially to meet her needs. Does she live in sleeveless tops all season long? A tank cover-up will be her new best friend! Does she take a more modest approach to swimwear? One with long sleeves is sure to keep her cool and comfortable.
There’s nothing like a high-quality beach bag to set the tone for the season. In truth, these sturdy bags work well in any environment — not just by the water! As you select the right style, think about what your recipient is most likely to carry. If her everyday purse resembles a small suitcase and she’s the type who doesn’t leave home unprepared, you can almost guarantee she’ll love something spacious and roomy for her travels.
Check out the details, too. Exterior pockets are convenient for holding ID cards, sunglasses, lip balm, tubes of sunscreen, and other small warm-weather essentials. Some bags feature open tops, which are ideal if she’s just using it to hold the most basic items, like a towel and a cover-up. But if she’s carrying more — say, items for the kids and for herself — then consider a bag with a zip-top for greater security.
The transition from winter to spring can be tricky. Weather forecasts aren’t always reliable, and you can never quite be sure if you should wear a jacket or a coat. At the very least, the conditions usually call for a cardigan to add a layer of warmth on breezy or brisk days.
Cardigans are versatile and especially easy to style, thanks to the many colorways and silhouettes available. If she lives in leggings and skinny jeans, opt for a flyaway style with an open front so that she can easily create a trendy layered look with a tee and a scarf. If she works in a chilly office, a more substantial cable knit cardigan is a suitable choice that will look great with her tailored trousers and crisp blouses. For those who work from home and live in loungewear, there’s almost nothing more comfortable than a long cashmere cardigan that feels heavenly against the skin. Bonus: She can throw it on before she heads out for a quick errand run to look completely pulled together with little to no effort!
The wide world of women’s dresses is pretty vast. There are styles aplenty, from flattering maxi dresses to fit-and-flare silhouettes that are ideal for outdoor events, like weddings and barbecues. If she’s got a packed social calendar, you can bet she’ll appreciate the addition of another beautiful dress to her wardrobe.
How to choose the right dress? Think about her lifestyle. If she spends her weekends at the farmers market as soon as it opens for the season, if she loves meeting friends for brunch, and if she just adores classy, comfortable attire that makes a seamless transition from day to evening, a maxi is a great choice. She can dress it up or down with key accessories to create a look that’s perfect for date night! Or you might choose to surprise her with a stylish piece she can wear to work on a warm spring day, like a structured dress made with knit fabric. It will keep her warm when there’s a slight breeze in the air.
You can never go wrong with an easy women’s blouse, either. A blouse can conjure images of fancy tops suitable for special occasions and professional settings only. They are also very versatile as well. Not all blouses feature buttons. You might opt for something with bracelet sleeves, a relaxed silhouette, and a notch at the neckline instead. She can easily throw that on with her suit for work or pair it with jeans to dress up her off-duty ensembles.
There are also polished styles that feature keyhole necklines, billowing sleeves, and pretty accents that set them apart from the other tops and tees in her closet. They look great on their own, but they also layer beautifully beneath sweaters and blazers. What an easy way to breathe some new life into her wardrobe!