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7 more summer gift basket ideas

Melody shared 5 great ideas for summer gift baskets that were such a hit, we're adding 7 more to the list! 1. Cheers!

If you're headed to a party or BBQ, this is a great gift for the host. Get all the ingredients needed to make a delicious summer cocktail, some drink-specific glasses and an ice bucket to act as the basket. Here's an example using my favorite drink:

Margarita Basket


  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup (Make your own in a mason jar for a special touch - simply place a cup of water and a cup of sugar over low heat on the stove until the sugar melts)
  • Limes
  • Margarita recipe book or cards
  • Salt to rim the glasses
  • Margarita glasses
  • Fun straws
  • Chips & salsa
  • Margarita candle


2. Beauty basket

Beauty_gift_basketPerfect for a bff's birthday, a summer bride, or just a hostess gift, grab a fun tote or a big floppy straw hat and fill with:


3. Airplane basket

Travel_Gift_BasketIf someone is traveling a lot, prepare them for their summer trips! Fill up a small suitcase with some of these goodies:

  • Neck pillow
  • Bubble gum to help pop ears
  • Lip balm
  • Hand lotion
  • Wet wipes
  • Pre-packaged snacks
  • A portable phone charger
  • A great book or an Amazon gift card if they want to buy e-books for their kindle
  • An i-Tunes gift card to buy music or games for their iPhone or iPad
  • A magazine
  • A travel guide to the location they're visiting
  • If this is for a man, check out this list of his travel essentials


4. BBQ Basket summergiftbasket_grilling

Another great idea if you're headed to a BBQ and need a host/hostess gift, or if you need a gift idea for someone who just loves to grill. If you're getting very fancy, you can buy a small tailgate grill to put the goods in, otherwise a metal drink tin is a good option, too.

5. Let's get wet!


Perfect for someone with kids facing a hot summer, grab some supplies that will make it fun to cool off. Blow up an inner tube, tape a piece of cardboard to the bottom if you choose one with a hole, and fill with:


6. Carpool Karma Momma

CarTrashBagYou probably know a mom who is driving her kids and their friends around to the pool and more, so help her optimize her time in the car for some zen time on-the-go.


7. It's in the (Beach) Bag

Shake Beach BackpackFun and fitting finds for your trendy friend.

  • This inventive, new beach tote backpack frees up arms for lugging the beach chair and umbrella, or for taking on a mini hike. Plus, the bottom opens up so you can shake out any sand or dirt!
  • Tillow - It's a towel with a built in pillow, touch screen window for cell phone protection, and discreet water-resistant storage pocket to hide valuables from strangers. This new, Kickstarter-funded product will be hitting the market soon, available in many funky patterns.
  • Stuff the tote with snacks, such as some healthy homemade beach bum lentil trail mix
  • BPA-Free Flavor Infuser Water Bottle
  • Flip flops in a summer color or print


These are just a few more fun ways that you can re-tool the traditional gift basket to creatively fit new hobbies and personalities. What other kinds of gift baskets would you like to see us prepare?

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Happy Fourth of July!