Summer is a season that’s full of special occasions. Have you ever noticed how your calendar is full of birthdays in the summer months? Not only that, but there seems to be a constant stream of weddings and baby showers to attend. While celebrations are always fun, you need to be on top of your game when it comes to gift giving.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration, here at Cuckooland we have some sensational and out-of-the-ordinary summer gift ideas that are guaranteed to impress even the fussiest friends and family.
Glamorous Gifts for Her
Looking for a unique gift for the birthday girl? If you know a special lady who’s celebrating this summer, check out our selection of unique and stylish gifts for her.
Whether she’s a green-fingered goddess or simply appreciates good design, the Orla Kiely Garden Collection is sure to be well received. The whole range is decorated in retro-inspired prints that will instantly brighten up her home or garden. We love the Orla Kiely Set of Three Herb Plant Pots (from £33.95), ideal for keen gardeners or cooks.
Do you have a health-conscious sister or friend who’s trying to stay in shape this summer? Forget about wine and chocolates and give them the Citrus Zinger Bottle (from£9.95) instead. This bottle makes water infinitely more interesting (and better tasting!) by infusing it with refreshing citrus fruits. Just add your favourite fruits to the bottle, its as simple as that, the Zinger takes care of the rest.
For the woman who’s always on the go, the Mighty Purse (from £64.95) is a must-have present. This chic clutch is equipped with a built-in phone charger – ideal for festivals or those days when you’re heading out for drinks after work. The Mighty Purse comes in a range of bright shades that will add a pop of style and colour to summer outfits.
Winning Gifts for Him
The men in our life are notoriously hard to buy for, but fear not; Cuckooland can help with our man-approved gifts for him. From your other half, to your dad or brother, we have awesome summer gift ideas to suit them all – and there’s not a sock in sight!
What man doesn’t love to grill up a storm when the sun is shining? Give him the gear to do it in style with the Lotus BBQ Grill (from £99.95). This award-winning barbecue is portable and smokeless, so he can use it in the garden or take it to the beach. With a built-in fan, the grill is ready to cook in 3-4 minutes. Its not surprising its become a Cuckooland bestseller.
There’s nothing better than a cool, crisp cider on a warm summer’s evening. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. Now the birthday boy can brew his own pint with a cider making kit from Victor’s Drinks (£9.95). Whether he prefers classic apple cider, or mouth-watering mixed berry, we have two fantastic flavours to choose from.
On the other hand, maybe his tipple of choice is beer? In that case, the Chilsner Beer Cooler (from £12.95) is the perfect gift for him. The in-bottle beer chiller ensures that his drink will never get warm, even on the hottest day of the year.
Inspiring Gifts for Kids
Remember the excitement of opening a gift as a child? Kids love presents, so if you know a little person who’s turning another year older this summer, give them something that will make their eyes light up.
A summer birthday is a golden opportunity to get them off the sofa with some fun garden gifts and outdoor toys. Our Little Thoughtful Gardener collection from Wild and Wolf is designed especially for kids, featuring cute designs that are bound to make the adults jealous. Budding florists will love to receive the Watering Can and Sunflower Seed Set (from £10.45) , while the Paint Your Own Birdhouse Set (also from £10.45) is a great gift for creative boys and girls.
Children have a wild imagination and like nothing more than to role play and pretend. Our playhouses (from £154.95) by Win Green are designed for outdoor and indoor fun. Make their day with the swashbuckling Pirate Shack, or recreate their favourite fairy tale in the pretty pink Princess Castle.
Wonderful Wedding Gifts
As summer arrives, the wedding invitations start to flood in. Summer is the season of marriage, so if someone you know is tying the knot soon, you need to think about what to buy them. Luckily, Cuckooland have some wonderful wedding gift ideas that the bride and groom will love.
Silverware is a wedding tradition, but it doesn’t have to be stuffy. Give the happy couple something stylish for their home with our Silver-Plated Water Pitcher (from £88.95) from Culinary Concepts. This chic gift is perfect for Pimm’s in the garden but can be used all year round. When the champagne is flowing freely, a Champagne Bath (from £130.00) will come in very handy for the loved up couple. Alternatively, our pair of Silver-Plated Wedding Goblets are ideal for toasting to a happy marriage.
For the ultimate wedding gift that they can enjoy for a lifetime, look no further than the Gourmet Trotter. Revolutionary and royalty-approved, this innovative trolley is a sophisticated yet genius way to enjoy picnics and outdoor entertaining.
Scrumptious Baby Shower Gifts
The stork is certainly busy during the summer months, bringing bundles of joy to excited parents. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting a niece or nephew, or your best friend is expecting a baby, mark the occasion with a beautiful baby shower gift. From luxurious items to practical presents, we have some precious gift ideas for baby boys and girls.
Our lovely Ladybird Activity Cushion from Clair de Lune makes a beautiful gift for a summer baby. Made from soft jersey and velour fabric, it’s embellished with fun textures, crinkles and bells to stimulate their senses.
Preparing the nursery is one of the most important parts of getting ready for baby’s arrival, so give mum and dad something that will add the finishing touches to the room. Our Olli Ella wall art collection features fabulous pastel designs to complement those cute pink, blue and yellow shades. We love the inspirational Reach High print.
New parents will appreciate a gift that’s both practical and pretty, such as the Packit Freezable Baby Bottle Bag (from £14.95). With a clever design that’s lined with a safe, freezable gel, it helps to keep bottles fresh when it’s warm outside. Choose from a range of colourful patterns including Blue Dot and Floral.
So that’s it folks, our ultimate guide to summer gift giving! We hope this has inspired you on your search for the perfect present, whatever occasion you’re celebrating this season. For more ideas, check out our unique gifts section to find something to suit everyone special in your life.