The dog days of summer lie ahead and, after a long dreary winter, we couldn’t be more excited. We’re looking forward to sunny fun-filled days that stretch into nights around the campfire with lightning bugs twinkling overhead. Since childhood, summer has been a time for going on adventures and making lifelong memories. And that certainly hasn’t changed! Regardless of one’s age, it’s an opportunity to let your hair down and enjoy the little things. Here are just a few of the ways we’re looking forward to spending our summer days:
- Outdoors - Good weather makes for a good opportunity to enjoy nature. There are plenty of ways you can soak in the sun, from hiking to biking or even a swim. Just remember to safely prepare, with plenty of water, sunscreen, and by sharing your location with a close family member or friend.
- A backyard BBQ - One of our favorite ways to spend the summer is with loved ones. Put your hosting hat on and set up for a casual backyard barbeque or cocktail hour. If you have space, be sure to set up a designated kids area to entertain little ones.
- Travel - With the kids out of school, there’s no better time to plan a vacation. You can stay close to home when you plan a short camping trip, or make more extensive plans. Consider traveling to a historic or educational destination such as Washington, D.C.
If you’re unable to spend one-on-one time with a friend or family member this year, check out a selection of our colorful summer gifts that are sure to brighten their day!
Corkcicle Hydrangea Coffee Mug
For the “morning person”, this bright, hydrangea decorated mug will make every day something to celebrate. Whether they’re caffeinating with a hot cup of coffee or cozying up with some chamomile tea, it will keep every sip hot for up to 3 hours in style.
Dreaming of Sunshine Pouch
This luxe ochre and fuchsia design feature a two-tone design with contrasting lining and the sweet golden engraved sentiment 'Dreaming Of Sunshine' on the front - ready for gifting delight! It’s a stylish way to help a friend get into the summer state of mind - not to mention perfect the perfect size for traveling.
Illume Go Be Lovely Lidded Ceramic Candle
A darling addition to any home, this bright and cheerful ceramic candle will be the recipient’s new favorite. It features luminous fragrance notes of nectar-rich honeysuckle, tender neroli blossoms, and cashmere-soft woods - a quintessential summer scent.
Stars and Stripes Hair Ties
Hold your hair and enhance your style with stars and stripes Teleties. These strong grip, no rip hair tie doubles as bracelets. Strong, pretty, and stylish, they’ll be a staple whether you’re hiking, biking, or swimming this summer.
Hydrangea Bouquet Dish Towel
A 100% cotton tea towel, this sweet design features custom printed hydrangea bouquet art. A light summer-inspired blue, it has just enough color to complement any kitchen. It’s a timeless piece that we guarantee they’ll look forward to displaying for years to come.
Red, White & Blue Foaming Hand Soap
With a fresh scent and floral undertones, this hand soap will have all of your guests taking a little bit longer to wash up. It features a timeless and colorful bottle that will look striking in any restroom or kitchen, long after summertime is over.
Spicy Margarita Cocktail Syrup
Carefully crafted from real lime juice, cane sugar, and chili spice, this small-batch syrup is designed to help you mix up a margarita with a kick - perfect for enjoying at the pool. Simply add the syrup to tequila and water, stir over ice, and garnish with fresh lime!
Looking for something specific? Check out our full range of high-quality products to create a personalized gift box straight from the heart. Our catalog includes everything from tasty treats to home goods and much more!
Drop your summer plans in the comments below!
Elise, Erynn + Allison
Owners, Something Splendid