Hot Ideas For Summer

July 17th, 2013
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Image credit: Lapis Beach

Call me crazy, but I LOVE it when the thermometer pushes up into the 90s. Where we live, we get a nice coastal breeze to offset some of the fatigue of a truly hot day, but with the brilliant sunshine and lazy, warm, vacation feel of full-on summer.

Now’s the time for beachy honeymoons (even close to home because the weather is so balmy and beautiful), cute sandals, and tote bags loaded with beach towels and a really great book or two. Come celebrate the season with us with these great gift choices.

 

Cute Flip Flop Luggage TagspicFlipFlopLuggageTags

Going somewhere, darlings? Keep track of your luggage with these fun, summer-themed luggage tags.

Each measures 4″ X 2.5″, with plenty of room for your identifying details so your luggage will never get lost again. Available in a minimum order of 12, these tags make great gifts or wedding favors. They’re also fun gifts for your bridesmaids if you’re having a destination wedding.

 

picMuranoGlassCardHoldersMurano Glass Starfish Place Card Holders

Wow! Sophisticated yet whimsical (and oh so very summer), these Murano glass place card holders make great keepsakes. Give them as favors or set them up on your reception tables for an eye-grabbing presentation.

Each is 3″ tall, with a sea-theme swirl throughout. A heart shaped metal holder is attached at the top. On the bottom, a clear base holds them in place securely on your tables.

 

Summery Save the Date MagnetspicTropicalSavetheDateMagnets

Save the date magnets are great because your guests won’t lose them — and they won’t be surprised when the big day is suddenly upon them! Each is personalized with your info.

These courtesy reminders are beautiful as well as functional. They depict a tropical beach scene overlooking deep blue waters. A powder-blue sky arches overhead. Order minimum: 10 magnets.

 

picCherryBlossomFansCherry Blossom Fans

Guests keep cool with these pretty fans. Personalization is available if you’d like to turn them into keepsakes.

With a pretty Asian flair and bamboo handles, these fans will be a most welcome addition to your warm-weather outdoor wedding. They’re also adorable on your reception tables, doubling as both favors and decor.

 

 

Orange Sunflower Cupcake WrapperspicSunflowerCupcakeWrappers

Cupcakes are the “next big thing” for wedding desserts! Brides are choosing collections of them in tiers, and they’re also perfect for wedding showers. These adorable wrappers have petals extending from the sides to make a pretty summer sunflower.

The example shown is just right — white icing with brown specks, like the inside of a fresh summer flower. These are a special-order item, so get your orders in early.

 

Summer goes by quickly, so make this one memorable. Here’s to a warm and wonderful summertime filled with good times, and memories that will last.