Need a warm weather gift idea? Check out these fun summer gifts.

Warm weather and good times make it easy to create homemade summer gifts!

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Timeless Summer
Jim Daly

Summer picnics, family reunions, 4th of July celebrations and parties... Do I need to go on? There are so many opportunities during the summer to make and give homemade summer gifts.

I will be the first to admit that I love summer! Yes, being a teacher I am on my summer vacation, but that's not what I like. I LOVE the warm weather, the small of a charcoal grill, the sound of laughter at a party, Fourth of July fireworks, bare feet, and a good thunderstorm.

A homemade gift is especially fun to create with kids at this time of year. "Mom, I'm bored, there's nothing to do!" If your kids are like mine, I am sure you have heard that before. That's when I like to pick a craft or a gift idea out for them to make. It keeps them busy and entertained and will chase away the boredom.

Here's a BONUS summer birthday idea! I just saw this the other day in someone's front yard. I had to laugh. There was a yard full of Pink Flamingo Lawn Yard Ornament w/ Clothes costume Outfits Seasonal Decorations Holiday Home Garden Decor Tropical Florida Flamingos

Yes, the flamingos were hanging from the trees and all over the yard. It was quite funny. I hope the person who had the birthday appreciated the flamingos as much as I did!

Ideas For Summer Gift Giving!

Mini Vacation

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Summer Rental
David Doss

Get a plastic sand pail. Fill it with fun summer stuff such as flip flops, a magazine, sunscreen, lemonade, some sun glasses, etc. It's a vacation in a bucket.

BBQ Helper

Fill a basket or large metal tub with BBQ needs. BBQ Grill Chill Personalized Apron, tongs, BBQ utensils,BBQ Grill Basket, Chimney Grill Starter ,favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages needed while that special someone Bar B Q's. Add hot mitts, a grilling or BBQ cookbook and grill seasoning and you have a great gift for that grilling guy or gal in your life. TIP The charcoal chimney works AWESOME! I haven't used lighter fluid in years!!! Plus you don't get the lighter fluid taste on your food. I highly recommend this one.

Summer Jewelry

Buy some glass summery feeling bead and jewelry making supplies at your local craft supply store. Make some fun bracelets or ankle jewelry. Or get some hemp cord and try your hand at making some hemp friendship bracelets or necklaces.

1,000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains

Teach Yourself Jewelry Making & Beading Step by Step Instructions

Flip Flop Fun

Buy some cheap plain colored flip-flops and go to town decorating them. Wrap them with fun yarns. Glue gems, shells or beads onto the straps.

Decorate Your Own Flip Flops!


Kites are great fun for kids as well as adults! Learn how to make a simple kite to give as a gift.

More homemade warm weather gift projects

Watermelon shark

Sea Shell Bow Wreath

Edible Gift Ideas

Father's Day gift ideas

Homemade Citronella Candles

Strawberry Hand Print Ceramic Trivet

Hand painted watermelon flower pot

American flag door or wall decoration

4th of July Uncle Sam pin

To homemade colorful clogs

Painted Flip Flops

Star-Spangled Gift and Craft Ideas

indoor herb garden

Decorate Your Own Flip Flops

Flip Flop Frenzy X-Stitch Kit

Boggle Game Gift

Rock friends

Popsicle Card Tutorial

The popsicle card tutorial uses Stampin Up stamps, but you could find similar stamps and punches and do the same thing. These would be a great addition to those summer gifts!

4th of July Fun!

Star Spangled Sampler Quilts: The Art of the States

Patriotic Door Hangers

BBQ Secrets - The Master Guide To Extraordinary Barbecue Cookin'

Save on kid's craft supplies at Create For Less.

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