GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Instead of flip-flops you might slip a large beach blanket into the Vans Breakers Beach Bag, or any tote, featured in an earlier post. Or, simply present this durable blanket alone as a gift. The Tuffo Water-Resistant Indoor/outdoor Blanket works for a male recipient as well.
The intellectual, or ex-pat, might get a kick out of the New Yorker on Duty Cotton Beach Towel. Certainly, the colorful New Yorker cover design makes it easy to spot.
With the Turkish Fouta Beach Towel, your gift recipient might imagine themselves in a Turkish bath as they lie on the beach. At least, they’ll appreciate the beauty of this 100% natural Turkish cotton towel. Lightweight and absorbent.
Will your recipient spend the summer sipping wine on the patio/veranda? Help them keep it cool with the Wine Enthusiast Bottle Chiller. The two piece, double-wall acrylic chiller keeps their beverage cool for hours. Effortlessly. They’ll freeze the half containing the non-toxic gel, insert the bottle and seal it in with the top half. Then sit back and enjoy.
$25 1macys.com (free shipping)
(Also available at wineenthusiast.com – $25; Bed Bath & Beyond sells an open unit for $20)
Or they might need a place for canned sodas or beers. It’s likely your summer recipient will tote the Everest Insulated 24-can Cooler Bag to many events. Even if on their own patio. Includes front pockets.
The 17-piece set Magic Bullet Express Blender provides lots of options, but this summer your recipient will love the refreshing smoothies they’ll make. Plus, they can mix, drink, store concoctions from any one of the six cups/mugs.
Aid their new juicing habit with the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor. Processes whole fruits. (also available in stainless steel)
For the serious health junkie/juicer: the NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor & Blender. Your recipient can turn just about any food into nutritional drinks. Includes two 18-ounce cups in addition to the 24-ounce pitcher. Capable of functions other than juicing.
Your cyclist, runner or any outdoor-loving gift recipient might love the CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack. 70 fluid ounces will get them through any run (or walk) – whether on wheels or legs. Lightweight with comfortable mesh shoulder straps. Available in 3 colors. Reflective safety detailing. Convenient bite and sip construction. There’s even a pocket for their stuff!
$58 rei.com (larger and smaller versions available)
If your summer recipient would enjoy comfort and/or healthy gifts, they’ll enjoy any of the gifts above.
Do you think that practical gifts seem off during the summertime?
Or, are these always welcomed by practical gift recipients no matter the season?
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