20 Gift Ideas For Summer Birthdays

June 04, 2021 4 min read

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A Gift Guide For Your Brightest Loved Ones

Know someone born in June, July, or August? Those with summer birthdays are said to be as sunny and vibrant as the season in which they were born.  

As a friend of loved one, you want to pick the right gift – but we all know how hard that can be.  

Choosing a gift with a summer theme or some relevance to the season is a great idea. Not only do these gifts brighten the recipient’s birthday, but they can transform their entire summer.

20 Summer Gift Suggestions 

Outdoor Hammock

The best gift to give in the summer is the opportunity to swing under the clouds. A hammock brightens any front or backyard, adding a level of comfort that no other piece of outdoor furniture can provide.

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Inflatable Chair

The 80s and 90s are making a comeback in the best way. Inflatable chairs are fun and vibrant – and make for the best pics. One of these funky chairs can transform your living space and bring out the fun all summer long.

Plants or Flowers

Whether you’re picking a gift for a horticulture newbie or a master gardener, plants and flowers make brilliant summer gifts. Make sure to provide info about the plant or flower type, including instructions for how to take care of them! 

Subscription Box 

This is the gift that keeps on giving – literally!

One of the biggest trends in retail is the ‘subscription box’ – this gift format involves a monthly delivery of small items to the recipient. Subscription boxes are most popular in the beauty and wellness category, but there are also fitness, food, and niche options as well.

Roller Skates 

You don’t have to live near a roller rink to experience the thrill of skating in the summer. Roller-skating is experiencing a renaissance as a hobby, becoming increasingly popular all over North America. The gift of roller skates can introduce your loved one to the hobby they never knew they’d have.


No one realizes how badly they want an umbrella until they’re caught in a storm without one. This practical gift option isn’t just helpful – it shows that you care, and that you’re protective of your friends and loved ones.

Pool Gear

Swimming pools are undeniably a hot spot during the summer. Pool gear, whether you choose toys, floats, or maintenance tools, can bring out the best in any pool owner’s summer.


Surfing is one of those hobbies that everyone wants to try, but few take the early steps towards. A surfboard might seem like a bold gift, but it’s the perfect item to push a hesitant surfer-to-be into following their dreams. 

Water Bottle 

It’s easy to get dehydrated when the sun is beaming. A reusable water bottle can keep your loved ones from getting thirsty while also supporting the environment.

Reusable Straws

Some drinks just taste better with a straw – especially during the summer. However, there’s been a cultural pushback against straws that end up in landfills. Reusable straws are the ideal solution, and they make a great gift.

Portable Cooler

Every barbecue, beach trip, and lake outing is better with a cold box of drinks and food. Portable coolers are a brilliant gift for anyone with major or minor travel plans.

Skin Care

Any skin care enthusiast would be happy to add to their collection of creams, lotions and serums. Summer is a great time to give a skin care gift, as the sun can be particularly harsh on the skin.

Mosquito Net

Some areas tend to attract plenty of bloodthirsty bugs – and mosquito nets offer a solution. These are a great gift for travellers or campers who want to enjoy the outdoors without getting covered in bites.

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Tote Bag 

Tote bags are practical and make a great accessory. Whether you use them as a book bag, a grocery bag, or an odds-and-ends accomplice for errands, these bags can capture a lot of personality if you choose the right one.

Hammock Chair

Hammocks are a solid summer gift, but not all those who lounge want to actually lay down. That’s why hammock chairs are so great – they provide the freeing relaxation that comes with a hammock, but the functionality of upward furniture.

Browse Hammock Universe’s collection of hammock chairs.

Polaroid Cameras

Polaroid cameras are a trend that will never go out of style. These gifts allow you to have an endless summer by capturing your memories from the hottest months.

Mason Jars

Every home bar needs drinks, ingredients, and toppers – but why not add cottage-inspired dishware to your collection? Mason jars are stylish summer containers that seem to make every drink look cooler and taste better.

Grilling Tools

Some call it summer – others call it ‘BBQ season.’ The grill is the place to be for many party hosts and backyard enjoyers – and those who grill love to receive new gear to amp up their cooking stations.

Cutting Board

Similarly to grilling tools, a new cutting board can transform a chef’s station. Cutting boards get dirty so easily, so a fresh slate can make an excellent gift.

Hammock Universe Gift Certificate

You know that hammocks make a great gift – but with so many sizes, colours and formats to choose from, it’s hard to choose ‘the one.’ That’s why getting a gift card is a brilliant move! Learn more about this option.


Now that you’ve had a chance to consider summer gifts, it’s time to start planning the ultimate summer birthday party. Good luck!

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