Summer is all about warm sunshine, blue skies, and fun activities. But this year, the season is very different due to the Coronavirus that plagues the whole world. Even if countries are slowly opening up their economies and territories, the summer we enjoyed for many years before this is still not here.
But if you really think about it, summer is not just a season – it’s a state of mind. Even if you can’t celebrate in person for the countless holidays, parties, and events that usually occur in this time, you can always show people that you care by giving them gifts.
In this gift guide, find the perfect gift for your loved ones and support small businesses at the same time. This summer gift guide includes eco-friendly gifts for every age, price range, and occasion.
From books to games to home goods and unique gifts, you can find the best gifts for you to enjoy the summer season. Feel free to get items you also like for yourself here!
Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World by Shel Horowitz
This takes businesses beyond mere sustainability (status quo) to regenerativity (improving): It shows companies how to develop and market profitable products/services that turn hunger/poverty into abundance, war into peace, and catastrophic climate change into planetary balance, with lots of examples.
Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World shows dozens of practical examples of successful companies doing well by doing good—from solopreneurs to Fortune 100 global corporations. Here, you will learn how to build and grow a successful business that will heal the world.
Beach Games For Kids by Dan De Figio
Beach Games For Kids! is a bestselling collection of children’s games that can be played at the beach, either with adults for some quality family time — or played by the kids by themselves if the grownups need a little peace and quiet while the kids play.
This eBook is greatly enjoyed by both parents and children as it includes fun games and great variations, most of which can even be played away from the beach.
Once you buy this book, it’s very easy to have fun – Choose your games from the book, gather the equipment that is laid out in the book for easy review, pick up your kids, food, sunscreen and off you go!
Super Flaws by Ian Coburn
Super Flaws is an interactive children’s book that reads to kids who can’t read yet, (older kids may just read it), has optional chapter quizzes, attached activities like mazes, word finds, etc, is open source, and more.
Super Flaws tells the story of people with superpowers that are useless because of a flaw that blocks the power. They save the day when the Evil Villonus captures the world’s superheroes.
What makes this interactive book great is it’s made in memory of a boy who tragically died due to a heart condition. Part of the profits from each book sold goes to children’s charities that operate on a global scale.
Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison
Get inspired or gift inspiration for a summer cocktail with Mark Addison’s award-winning book on cocktail recipes.
Cocktail Chameleon was awarded the “Best in the U.S.A. – Cocktail Book” by the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, took home the Silver Medal at the World Cookbook Awards, made the cut for coveted JP Morgan Summer Reading List, and was named one of the Top 10 Cocktail Books by the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.
Author, Designer and Entertaining expert Mark Addison has spent a lifetime dreaming up elaborate events and other spectacles, often with a signature drink in the mix to help fuel the festivities.
In Cocktail Chameleon, he provides 12 variations on 12 classic cocktails, starting with a lesson on the fundamentals of each drink (proportions, technique and ingredients) before sharing the secrets of his own recipes. Addison’s ultimate goal: to inspire you to create your own unforgettable Signature Cocktails.
Cool Patio Deluxe Misting System by Misty Mate
The Cool Patio Misting Systems are all pre-assembled and attach directly to an outdoor spigot to create an eco-friendly stay-cation oasis in your very own backyard – giving you the power to Control Your Climate. The Misters keep you going when you’re active outdoors and comfortable when relaxing poolside – helping you refresh, align & keep your center so you can bring the very best version of You regardless of external conditions.
Each droplet of water from Misty Mate’s patented nozzle design is finer than a strand of hair. It is extremely hydrating to the skin and a significant cooling method in the hot summer climate cooling the ambient temperature up to 30 degrees F helping to prevent harmful effects of overheating. They don’t require any batteries or electricity.
Each Cool Patio Deluxe Misting System is completely self-contained, operate entirely off of only air pressure + water.
Bug Bite Thing
Bug Bite Thing is completely chemical-free, kid-friendly, and reusable. Never worry about the expiration date on your insect relief product ever again or having to use aerosol can for relief from insect bites or stings which is full of chemicals.
The easy-to-use suction tool painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin to eliminate itching, stinging and swelling by removing the irritant – totally unlike topical creams and ointments which only mask it. The product is light-weight and easily fits in your pocket, purse, or backpack.
Barbecue Seasoning Collection by The Spice Lab
The Spice Lab’s Seasoning Collections are great ideas for summertime cooking. The Barbecue Collection is great for grill masters and the other two add new tastes and flavors to many dishes.
This set includes shaker jars of the following:
- Chef Fiona’s Corner: Savory and sweet with a touch of lemon, this is a great rub for pork ribs, pork butt, steak, and chicken. For larger cuts of meat like ribs or shoulder, season generously and rub the blend into the meat and let rest for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight before cooking.
- Sweet Rib Rub – A perfect seasoning for beef, pork or chicken.
- Chef Fiona’s Corner: A sweet and smoky blend that works great with beef, pork or chicken. Simply coat your meat in oil and season with the spice blend before cooking. For a more intense flavor boost, let the seasoned meat rest for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight before cooking.
- Smokey Pecan Rib Rub – A perfect seasoning for beef, pork or chicken.
- Ancho Chili & Coffee – Sweet and smoky mix of dried peppers, coffee & other spices. Sprinkle on your favorite steak to create juicy T-bones, mouthwatering porterhouse, bold rib eyes and sirloins bursting with taste. Also a good rub for beef ribs, roasts and brisket. Use to season ground beef for flavorful burgers and meatloaf.
Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
Florida Crystals is the only organic raw cane sugar grown and harvested in the U.S. and proud to claim some of the most sustainable farming in the world.
Through practices like crop rotation, precision agriculture and using barn owls to naturally control pests in our farms, they are able to provide people with the delicious sugar, while protecting the environment for this generation and the next.
At Florida Crystals, they go to great lengths to make our farms both high tech and low impact. That means using everything at our disposal to be more efficient and eco-friendly every step of the way.
They also use satellites orbiting miles above that provide the data they need for their precision agriculture approach. These satellites guide out tractors, monitor crop growth patterns, predict weather and monitor soil moisture. All of which allows Florida Crystals to use fewer resources to achieve better results, both in terms of quality and quantity of the sugarcane each farm yields.
coconut bowls by theotherstraw
sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethical.
Eastern Shore Salt and Pepper Cellars by Old Line Oysters
Elevate your salt experience! With so many unique and gourmet salts available, why not show it off in something just as interesting.
Perfect for someone who likes to cook, a hostess gift or beach house. These are an elegant addition at your dinner or event table. Each shell is hand painted and finished off with gold embellishments.
You will get 2 oyster shells and 2 mother of pearl spoons approx. 3 inches long from our fair trade partners in Vietnam.
Oyster shell is the best, most natural material used to rebuild oyster reefs so to save this ecologically important by product, Old Line Oysters recycles 10 shells for every OLO purchased shell that otherwise would be dumped in landfills. Oyster Recovery Partnership now recycles, cleans and treats recycled shells with baby oysters and puts them back into the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Boxxle is a stylish appliance that creates wine on tap at home. This bag-in-box wine dispenser uses new technology to dispense wines, elevating the experience both by offering a convenient and attractive way (one button touch) to pour boxed wine and by placing the spigot above the rim of the glass for easy dispensing.
Boxxle eliminates the lifting, squeezing and balancing that used to be involved with enjoying great boxed wines.
Boxxle is an attractive, elegant appliance with innovative internal technology designed to enhance bib practicality.
The result is a beautiful wine service device, built of quality materials, and ready for every wine occasion, Whether in the home, kitchen, Bistro, wine bar or similar wine tasting event.
Shun single-use plastic this summer.
Ecomended offers silicone snack bags/pouches, silicone stretch lids, wheat fiber dishware, and much more to help with this fantastic eco-friendly summer goal.
Aside from eco-friendly storage, they also run the gamut of green toys and sustainable kid products for even more summer fun.
Getting kids involved with recycling can be a fun activity to focus on this summer and educating children on how to do it and why it is so important.
Swaggr’s vision is to conserve and create a cleaner ocean so that the marine life remain healthier and live longer.
The socks are made from 91% Recycled Plastic and contain at least 3 recycled plastic bottles per pair and are designed to be softer, fit better than your traditional go-to ankle or crew sock, and wear longer than traditional socks.
Organic Microgreens Grow Kit by Back To The Roots
The Organic Microgreens Grow Kit is 100% zero-waste; all components, from packaging to planter, are recyclable and compostable for a 360-planet-friendly product experience.
Key features include: 100% Organic & Non-GMO, Zero-Waste: Made of 100% compostable & recyclable materials, and proudly made in the USA. The kit includes 6 seed packets, 6 compostable grow trays, 6 expanding soil discs, 6 tray covers, growing guide with detailed instructions and BTTR’s 100% Guaranteed to Grow promise – allowing for months and months of growing.
Tiny, but mighty and one of nature’s best-kept secrets, these baby seedlings are packed with flavor & nutrition – up to 40x the vitamins & minerals of their mature plants! Just one pinch is all you need to liven up any sandwich, salad, or smoothie
Slim Fit Jeans by again&again
These jeans are a great way to stay comfortable and zero-waste on those summer occasions when you still want to look sharp (and shorts just won’t do).
again&again is a circular fashion brand. Their mission is to inspire circular living by offering more comfortable jeans that will never be thrown out. Instead of letting their jeans reach landfill, they recollect them from consumers in order to upcycled them into new jeans through a chemical recycling process.
The secret is a 100% lyocell fabric that makes these jeans fully recyclable. In addition, the fabric makes the jeans softer, lighter, and more breathable than normal jeans. Great for those warmer summer months!
Phone Mount Cup Holder by TOPGO
This is great for people who drive in cars and other multi-wheeled vehicles. Use GPS and other phone apps effortlessly while on the road.
TOPGO Cup Holder Phone Mount will not obstructs your view when you driving, you do not have to affix anything to your dash or window, just simply put it in your car cup holder and fix.
Up to 8 inch long neck, this makes it easier and flexible to operate and access your mobile phone. You can adjust the height as you like, achieve maximum flexibility.
Founded in 2014, Jackson and Josh (JJ) set out to create a better pair of suspenders for men. Today, JJ Suspenders are available online as well as hundreds of boutique stores around the world.
JJ Suspenders are created using unique fabrics, high-quality detailing, and real leather, a contrast to the mass-produced and low-quality suspenders for men found elsewhere. Plus, JJ Suspenders offer dual clips and button attachments as well as classic Y-backs for an updated look.
Whether you’re purchasing for a wedding, or are hoping to refresh your personal style, JJ Suspenders for men are perfect for any occasion.
Keebos crossbody phone case
The Keebos crossbody phone case helps you keep your hands free, and prevents you from dropping or losing your phone.
This accessory is great for traveling: It lets you carry just the essentials as the case has a sealable wallet on the back for storing cash, IDs, and credit cards. Keebos are also handy for sightseeing, when you might need to snap a quick photo or check your location.
Your trademarked Keebos is designed in Venice, California and made of high quality imported fabrics and other durable materials to keep your phone safe and secure.
The TPU shockproof case comes with 4-corner bumper protection and absorbs shock and impact. The 3mm raised lip on the crossbody Phone case protects your screen and camera.
A Keebos helps you take your phone wherever you go on a hands-free and care-free approach. No hassle, all convenience!
Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle
This summer, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of stylish, innovative reusable water bottle.
Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the reusable Nomader® bottle can be rolled-up and stashed away when not in use, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle. This innovative travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Additionally, the 22oz capacity (tops off at 25oz) bottle is freezable, heat resistant, and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Choose from eleven stylish colors: vibrant blue, red, green, white, orange, lime green, army green, aqua blue, purple, neon pink and cool gray.
Nomader® (nomad-er) was founded by Bryan Sarlitt, an avid traveler and entrepreneur who became frustrated with the lack of quality hydration products made for travel. Determined to find a solution, Bryan invested his savings to create an innovative, high-quality reusable water bottle that he and other travelers would love.
Tree Planting Certificate by Click A Tree
It’s the perfect, universal gift for any occasion. It’s completely waste-free. Trees fight climate change, create habitat for endangered animal species and jobs for local communities. Three good deeds in one – isn’t that a brilliant gift?
Click A Tree plants trees B2C for everyone keen to help save our planet, and found that many people love gifting these trees. Not just because they’re super sustainable, but also because of their long life. It’s a perfect gift the gifted person can follow along. Even planting trees for newborns is a popular choice, since the child can “grow up with the tree”.
Once planted, they guarantee the survival for the critical first years, and replant all trees that die within these years at no additional cost. Planting “one tree” with Click A Tree means “one surviving tree”.
When you plant a tree through Click A Tree, you receive a tree certificate that can be dedicated to yourself or a loved one.
Enjoy glow in the dark games that kids and families go off screens and onto the great outdoors this summer!
Choose from three engaging outdoors games:
Starlux Capture the Flag REDUX: the Classic Game Re-imagined for Today’s Generation Using Glow-in-the-dark Lights
Play Capture the Flag in the dark using futuristic lights — with 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and 12 different ways to play! Capture the Flag is a classic game that many adults grew up playing as well. For 4 or more players (with game variations), all ages can play together and will enjoy this game that develops teamwork, social skills and strategy.
It offers an exciting nighttime activity — without phones, computers or tablets. Physical exercise becomes part of the fun as players run, hide and chase each other to win. It is playable anywhere with space to run — fun for playtime, birthday parties, sleepovers and more.
If you’re looking for a cool gift idea, a game for parties or just a fun activity — this is an exciting alternative to laser tag, flashlight tag, light up LED balls, lawn games, even airsoft or paintball.
Glow Battle: A Light-Up Sword Game for Groups with 10 Ways to Play – Glow-in-The-Dark, Indoor & Outdoor Active Fun
Lead your team of friends to victory as you play organized sword fighting games using (harmless!) glowing foam weapons. With game pieces for 2 or more players – choose from 10 different ways to play.
This is a great interactive game for team building and developing strategy and ideal for both large and small groups. With 28 glowing game pieces, players participate in an active game that gets youth off their phones and screens. Physical exercise becomes fun as boys and girls do their best to run, swing, tag and use teamwork to win.
You can play inside a basement, garage or gym with the lights low or outside at nighttime: perfect for birthday parties, sleepovers and more.
If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, party game or just a fun group activity – this is the wonderful alternative to laser tag, LED frisbees, nerf gun wars, lawn and yard games, or other lightsaber toys.
Wizards and Werewolves by Starlux Games, a Glowing Outdoor Fantasy Game
The moon is out, now let the games begin! Introducing Wizards and Werewolves by Starlux Games, an epic team-based glow in the dark game that pits two mystical forces against one another in an exciting backyard battle of speed, skill and wits. Play as a Wizard and capture the magical crystals that will lead your team to victory, or play as a Werewolf and defend the crystals until each Wizard has been turned to your side.
Designed for ages 8 and up, this fast-paced outdoor game is guaranteed to have your group’s pulses racing and imaginations soaring.
Bring your favorite fantasy books, movies and board games to life in this heart-pounding outdoor action game of crystals and curses.
Experience Gifting with Gifting Owl
Gift the gift of future travel experiences with Gifting Owl. This is a global experience gift-giving platform with fun adventures and activities to gift and book in 115 countries.
GIfting Owl gift vouchers are delivered instantly via email, SMS or social media. The flexibility of having bookable experiences in over 900 destinations makes Gifting Owl experience gifts the ideal gift for the travelers and adventurers in your life.
How is it unique?
– Gifting Owl is the only global experience gifting website.
– Gift vouchers can be booked in exchanged all over the world, no matter when and where you are traveling.
– Experience bookings are confirmed instantly online.
– Gift categories include flying, driving, water, food & drink, health & wellness, getaways, tours, adventure & more
How much is it?
– It is entirely up to the gift giver how much they would like to spend on the gift.
– Prices range from $20 to $10,000.
– Gift vouchers with a fixed value (ie. $100 USD) are the most popular, so they can decide for themselves which experience they would like to book.
Forest Therapy by Green FYG
This summer, enjoy nature without even going outside.
Go on a journey to connect with your senses, allowing the wisdom of the forest to guide you through your senses, into places of new discovery.
A virtual Forest Therapy walk will be tailored to the needs of your family/group, and is an excellent way to bring people together in a unique and invigorating way.
Participants meet over zoom for a series of nature-based invitations, and then come back together in a sharing circle environment to share with and hold space for each other. Walks are inclusive and personal – great for family groups that are remote but also love nature.