HOST GIFTS FOR EVERY SUMMER PARTY

‘Tis the season of summer soirees! Whether you’re stopping into a backyard barbecue, swinging by your pal’s new apartment for rooftop drinks, or crashing for the weekend at your friend’s country pad, show the hosts and hostesses in your life how much you appreciate their generosity by bringing along a thoughtful gift just for them. To help you on your quest to be the best guest — and to help you score a repeat invitation! — we’ve rounded up our picks of the best host gifts for every kind of party this summer, all available at Simon. So scroll on for a bit of gifting inspiration, then stock up so that you never have to worry about arriving empty-handed!

The Seaside Daytrip
Your friend with the great place on the coast has invited you and the family for an afternoon of swimming and lazing under the sun. Bring something along that you’ll get to enjoy during your visit, but that will also get plenty of use for the rest of the summer.

1) CARIBBEAN JOE Beach Umbrella, available at Target. 2) UTLIMATE EARS Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker, available at Best Buy. 3) TASCHEN The New York Times Explorer: Beaches, Islands, and Coasts, available at Barneys New York. 4) SUNNYLIFE Catalina Beach Bats, available at Barneys New York. 5) FUNBOY Inflatable Rainbow Cloud Float, available at Bloomingdale’s.
1) CARIBBEAN JOE Beach Umbrella, available at Target. 2) UTLIMATE EARS Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker, available at Best Buy. 3) TASCHEN The New York Times Explorer: Beaches, Islands, and Coasts, available at Barneys New York. 4) SUNNYLIFE Catalina Beach Bats, available at Barneys New York. 5) FUNBOY Inflatable Rainbow Cloud Float, available at Bloomingdale’s.

 

The Backyard Barbecue
Your brother’s been itching to show off his BBQ prowess ever since he got that new grill, and this is the weekend that the epic cookout is finally going down. Give his cooking chops a little extra boost with a gift that could turn just about anyone into the ultimate grillmaster.

1) CATHY’S CONCEPTS Monogram BBQ Grill Tools, available at Nordstrom. 2) MICHAEL SYMON’S Playing With Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace, available at Barnes & Noble. 3) VICTORIA AMORY & CO. Condiment Collection, available at Sur La Table. 4) CATHY’S CONCEPTS Monogram Apron, available at Nordstrom. 5) SCHMIDT BROTHERS BBQ Grill Planks, available at Bloomingdale’s.
1) CATHY’S CONCEPTS Monogram BBQ Grill Tools, available at Nordstrom. 2) MICHAEL SYMON’S Playing With Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace, available at Barnes & Noble. 3) VICTORIA AMORY & CO. Condiment Collection, available at Sur La Table. 4) CATHY’S CONCEPTS Monogram Apron, available at Nordstrom. 5) SCHMIDT BROTHERS BBQ Grill Planks, available at Bloomingdale’s.

 

Rooftop Cocktails
That friend from uni just moved into her new apartment and is getting the old gang back together for a night of drinks under the stars. Bring a little something to help in the housewarming department by dressing up her bar and show off those mixology skills.

1) THIRSTYSTONE Pineapple Swizzle Sticks, available at Macy’s. 2) THIRSTYSTONE Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug, available at Macy’s. 3) TIM FEDERLE Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, available at Barnes & Noble. 4) AMERICAN ATELIER “Daphne” Decanter & Whiskey Glass, available at Nordstrom. 5) LAGUIOLE Corkscrew & Bottle Opener Set, available at Barneys New York.
1) THIRSTYSTONE Pineapple Swizzle Sticks, available at Macy’s. 2) THIRSTYSTONE Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug, available at Macy’s. 3) TIM FEDERLE Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, available at Barnes & Noble. 4) AMERICAN ATELIER “Daphne” Decanter & Whiskey Glass, available at Nordstrom. 5) LAGUIOLE Corkscrew & Bottle Opener Set, available at Barneys New York.

 

Brunch at Your Co-Worker’s
You already know that she’s a whiz in the kitchen — after all, she’s hosting 20 people for brunch. She’ll be sure to appreciate a gift that acknowledges her prowess and will let her kick it up even another notch for her next party.

1) ANTHROPOLOGIE Nifty Napkins. 2) DENY DESIGNS Holli Zollinger Aazura Tray, available at Nordstrom. 3) KIM SEYBERT Fiesta Napkin Ring, available at Barneys New York. 4) ANTHROPOLOGIE Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Bowl. 5) TREASURE + BOND Square Acacia Wood Serving Board, available at Nordstrom.
1) ANTHROPOLOGIE Nifty Napkins. 2) DENY DESIGNS Holli Zollinger Aazura Tray, available at Nordstrom. 3) KIM SEYBERT Fiesta Napkin Ring, available at Barneys New York. 4) ANTHROPOLOGIE Paint + Petals Melamine Serving Bowl. 5) TREASURE + BOND Square Acacia Wood Serving Board, available at Nordstrom.

 

The Weekend Away
Your in-laws have very generously given you free rein at their holiday home for a weekend away from the kids, so as a token of your appreciation, be sure to leave the place just a little cozier than you left it. This is a space, after all, that’s all about relaxation, and they’ll be grateful for a little touch to remember you by.

1) MINNIE ROSE Cashmere Fur-Pompom Slippers, available at Neiman Marcus. 2) JO MALONE LONDON English Pear & Freesia Diffuser, available at Neiman Marcus. 3) ALICIA ADAMS ALPACA Herringbone Alpaca Throw, available at Barneys New York. 4) ANTHROPOLOGIE Metallic Flower Candle. 5) JAIPUR Veranda Accent Pillow, available at Nordstrom.
1) MINNIE ROSE Cashmere Fur-Pompom Slippers, available at Neiman Marcus. 2) JO MALONE LONDON English Pear & Freesia Diffuser, available at Neiman Marcus. 3) ALICIA ADAMS ALPACA Herringbone Alpaca Throw, available at Barneys New York. 4) ANTHROPOLOGIE Metallic Flower Candle. 5) JAIPUR Veranda Accent Pillow, available at Nordstrom.

 

 

Movie Night Under the Stars
The neighbours have set the bar high by installing an outdoor projector and speakers for summer film screenings in the back garden. But there’s one thing that no movie night would be complete without: snacks! Be the hero of movie night by showing up with armfuls of gourmet options for munching.

 

1) ARCHER FARMS Tex Mex Trail Mix, available at Target. 2) FREDS AT BARNEYS NEW YORK Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn Tub, available at Barneys New York. 3) SUGARFINA Set of 6 Summer Fun Candy Cubes, available at Nordstrom. 4) DYLAN’S CANDY BAR Sour Belts Tackle Box, available at Nordstrom. 5) JODY’S Gourmet Popcorn, available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
1) ARCHER FARMS Tex Mex Trail Mix, available at Target. 2) FREDS AT BARNEYS NEW YORK Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn Tub, available at Barneys New York. 3) SUGARFINA Set of 6 Summer Fun Candy Cubes, available at Nordstrom. 4) DYLAN’S CANDY BAR Sour Belts Tackle Box, available at Nordstrom. 5) JODY’S Gourmet Popcorn, available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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