Best Gift Ideas for Summertime Fun


Long lazy days of summer – time outside with no scheduled events, late night campfires roasting marshmallows and catching fireflies. Whether you are planning a birthday party, family reunion or just want a gift idea for the kids in all of us, here are some ideas for summertime fun!

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Best Gift Ideas for Summertime Fun

We all remember the fun of summertime when we were growing up and we want our kids to build great memories as well. If your kids need a little something new to help spark summertime fun check out these fun gift ideas!

DinoMazing Egg Decorator

Perfect for rainy days or time under the deck when the sun gets too hot. Check out the DinoMazing Egg Decorator. Pop in one of the plastic eggs included with the kit and let the decorating begin. Use the different colored markers, to add stripes, lines or other fun “prehistoric” designs to decorate your egg.  Once the eggs are found you can “crack” open the shell to discover a surprise mini collectible dinosaur dripping in cool colored slime! Available on Amazon OR, Hide the eggs around your yard (or even inside the house) for the ultimate at-home scavenger hunt! 

Zing Hyperstrike

Perfect for archery practice or competitions in the backyard. Zing’s HyperStrike bow launches over 250ft! Set up a creative “archery” display for your kids to try out and test their aim/range! Available on Amazon

Curve Ball

This fast-paced outdoor game is the perfect opportunity to get the kids warmed up for their “camp day” activities. It comes with specifically-designed launchers that put a cool spin on the ball, resulting in amazing curves and awesome catches! Available on Amazon.

Reel Roaster

If you come to our house, you will probably get the chance to join us for a campfire down by the creek and of course, we’ll offer you s’mores. We have several traditional camping sticks but The Reel Roaster is kind of special. It is designed like a fishing rod and telescopes out to full length. You push the button the fishing rod-like handle it will rotate your marshmallow or hotdogs helping ensure the perfect s’more. I can’t wait to check this out for our next campfire! (I’m not sure this will last long term, but it is so novel that it is a great gift idea!) Available on Amazon

Chalk of the Town T-Shirt

Dream it, draw it, wear it! These fun chalk t-shirt kits are a great way to customize your family camp, PLUS they’re erasable, re-usable and machine washable! Available now on Amazon. For some added camp flare, use these great Happy Camper stencils

What summer events do you have planned that you need gift ideas for? Which of these toys and games catch your eye for summer birthdays? I’d love to hear!

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