Summer shopping is all about survival — from scoping out tools to help withstand blazing temperatures, to pinpointing the season’s big styles. At Magpies Gifts we know it isn’t easy, but we’re absolutely here to help. We’ve created a summer shopping list with hand-picked essentials for every basic survival skill: Shelter, water, fire, food and attitude. Read on, stock up and be ready for all this fun-filled season has to offer!
Shelter: The Quick Fix for Stepping Out Drenched
That plunge in the pool is awfully fun, but once the kiddos jump out they’ll be ready for a nice dry towel. 3 Marthas hooded towels are perfect for wrapping up your little ones by the pool and at bath time, too! Feel like making it even more special? Personalize it with a monogram so they can find “their” towel in a snap.
Water: Quench Your Thirst in a Stylish Way
This summer heat is no joke, so hydration is of utmost importance. Be it boozy or fizzy, or even coconut water, you’ll want to keep your drink ice cold. Corkcicle, Vinglace, Goverre and Kate Spade all offer great options, depending on your style. Of course, a Smathers and Branson can cooler is another great way to get the job done.
Fire: Show the Sun What it’s All About
The scorching sun can be a distraction when you’re trying to have fun outdoors, but it doesn’t have to be. Throw some shade right back with this summer’s hottest sunglasses. Goodr shades look great and offer much-needed protection from potentially damaging rays. Grab some for you and a friend!
Food: Feed Your Hunger with Aesthetic Serving Dishes
Looking to impress guests at your next summer soiree? Nora Fleming serveware lets you transform your serving piece to suit any season or occasion. A tiny beach ball or American flag, for instance, adds a little flair to any tray or serving dish. Of course, a decorative placemat or fun chip and dip sets make great additions, too!
Attitude: It’s in the Bag
Whether you’re off to the beach, lounging poolside or simply running errands, you need a cute bag for your valuables. With bold solid colors and a variety of sizes, Bogg Bags are a great option! Of course, with straw and wicker coming back in a big way this season, a cute clutch or cross-body bag will have you right on trend, too. (Fun fact: Your favorite Houston gift shop has all sorts of options!)