The 20/30-Something Guide to Summer Gifting

While our 20/30-Something guides typically give you the inside scoop on where to eat, visit, and stay in our favorite destinations, today we're looking at the best gifts to give for any summer occasion.
From the perfect product for a skincare guru to the home decor gifts anyone would love, Maggie and Tara mapped out the ultimate summer gift guide for any occasion below.

Maggie's 20-Something Gift Guide

Fashion Gifts

Castañer Espadrilles: Castañer’s signature espadrilles are a crowd-pleasing gift: they’re versatile enough to fit anyone’s aesthetic. The espadrilles will dress up any summer look, and the best part? They’re actually comfortable, even after hours of wear!

Hill House Home’s Athena Nap Dress: I recently got my first Nap Dress from Hill House Home and I’m obsessed. I want to gift it to everyone I know so they can experience this level of comfort. I’ve been wearing it nonstop!

Jason Scott Tee: Like most people, I’ve been living in cozy basics in recent weeks. The supremely comfortable supersoft pima cotton Shrunken Tee from Jason Scott is my new go-to. I can wear it from day to night and pair it with any accessories to dress up my look.

Beauty Gifts

Soleil Toujours Organic Sheer Mist SPF 30: Channel your inner skincare guru by gifting Soleil Toujours. Their clean formulas will keep their skin clear and healthy, so this is a perfect gift for your most in-the-know beauty-obsessed friend. The organic sunscreen mist is another favorite because it’s so easy to apply–just spray on your body and you’re ready to go.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: Dyson's cult-favorite hair dryer is a game-changer for your hair. It dries hair incredibly quickly and has heat control technology to minimize heat damage. It’s a luxe pick that would make a perfect gift if you’re hoping to splurge on a haircare staple.

Drunk Elephant The Littles Set: The Littles set from Drunk Elephant has something for everyone, which makes it the perfect gift for a skincare guru. The kit contains eight bestselling products from the beauty brand, including serums, cleansers, face oils, and SPF cream. These potions work in both nighttime and day skin routines, so it will impress even the most discerning skincare enthusiast.

Accessories Gifts

Zoë Chicco Hoops: Small gold hoops are a jewelry essential, which means they’re an ideal choice to gift if you’re looking to update someone’s jewelry box. Zoë Chicco creates these earrings in three different metals (rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold), so you can pick the right one to match your giftee’s aesthetic.

Stripe & Stare knickers: Give the gift of supremely comfortable undies. Many women hate shopping for bras and underwear (myself included), so you can bypass the entire experience and a set of underwear you know and love. Stripe & Stare creates sustainable knickers made of environmentally sound materials that are known for being super luxe and comfortable. Your favorite girlfriends will thank you.

Alexa Leigh Bracelet: You can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of Alexa Leigh jewelry. I’m partial to the 4mm Gold Bracelet with the heart charm. If she’s more of a necklace girl, gift the brand’s snake layering style–she’ll layer the still with all of her favorite pieces.

Gifts for the Home

Boll & Branch Towels: I think it's always nice to gift something that the receiver wouldn't necessarily buy themselves, and super luxe towels seem to fit that 9 times out of 10. This spa set is made of 100% organic cotton for an ultra-soft and supremely absorbency material. Ketel One Botanicals: Let’s be real: sometimes the best gift to give or receive is a great bottle of booze. Ketel One Botanicals are basically a full cocktail in a bottle, since it’s vodka infused with fresh botanical flavors.  The cucumber and mint one is a particularly great gift in the summer–just add soda and you’ve got a perfectly refreshing seasonal cocktail.

Tara's 30-Something Gift Guide

Fashion Gifts

Mate The Label Set: Although we may no longer be sheltered in place, loungewear is still our best friend. So, give her something that she has no excuse not to wear, and re-wear. I love Mate The Label because not only because of their elevated basic aesthetic, but also because of their mission to sustainability.

Lack Of Color Hat: Many women are particular so gifting fashion is typically a challenge; however, straw hats are universal! We all need to protect ourselves from the summer sun and look cute while doing it. Lack Of Color is a must-know hat brand so I suggest looking here for the jet setter!

Bottega Veneta Sandals: I gifted myself these shoes, and I am happy to report they are worth the investment. This style is simple, sophisticated, flattering, and not to mention comfortable with the rubber sole. Of course they are a luxury price point, so gift these to her on a special occasion!

Beauty Gifts

Gua Sha: The Gua Sha tool has been actively trending recently in skincare. This tool is meant to revitalize, tone, and sculpt your face and neck. A friend of mine swears she no longer needs Botox because of her Gua Sha!

Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro Mask: I cannot review this product as I’ve never tried it, although I would LOVE someone to gift it to me. I am intrigued by the LED mask market, and this one seems very popular. It’s an LED mask that helps to fight acne and signs of aging with three types of light therapy.

Accessories Gifts

The Bobbi Pearl by Poolside: A wonderful gift for a woman who loves her beach style! The bags are super cute, perfectly on trend, and well priced.

Jennifer Fisher Hoops: These hoops are my HERO accessory and I can promise whoever you gift them to will quickly feel the same as me. Or better yet, gift yourself! These gold-plated brass hoops are extremely lightweight and high quality. I own multiple pairs and they don’t tarnish.

Fendi Mon Tresor Bag: This is probably a gift suggestion for the woman who has it all! She’s also not afraid of color. I love how fun in design yet versatile in function this bag is.

Home Decor Gift Ideas

Hermès Blanket: A Hermès blanket is a great idea when you are looking to really treat someone who appreciates luxury in the home. These blankets are classic so will typically suit different styles and make a perfect addition to a living or bedroom.

Framebridge: Framing special photos for someone is always a meaningful gesture! It’s a perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, or housewarming. Framebridge is an expert, digitally native service that frames your submitted photos with the click of a button. Not to mention, they have a variety of beautiful frames to choose from.

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*Team SN's picks are selected based on products we truly love. Note: this article does contain affiliate links, and we will receive a commission if you purchase a product linked here.