The summer season doesn’t have as many holidays for giving gifts as the fall and winter, but you can still give something special to family members or friends. Summer gift baskets are also an option to consider for kids as a surprise for ending the school year or for a way to celebrate going back to school. A pail with a shovel on the side or a beach bag would make a good container as the first step in making your basket is to find the container you want to use.
If you know someone who spends a lot of time in the sun in the summer months, then add toys to play with in the sand, a kite, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, and a hat for keeping the face protected. A gift idea is to make a basket for teachers for the end of the year. You can get a beach bag or tote to put items that can help teachers relax, such as a bottle of wine and a glass or a variety of coffees and a mug. You could also include a few books, sunglasses, and a gift card or two to a favorite restaurant. Candles and bath wash are also items that you could add to this kind of gift basket.
For the person going to the beach or who likes to spend a lot of time at the lake, add items that can be used in the water. Get a float or two, diving sticks, sunscreen, and a beach towel. A fun basket to make for the summer is one for the 4th of July. Try to find a basket that is red or red, white, and blue. Include a jar that you spray paint in patriotic colors, a few legal fireworks, and other items with a patriotic theme.