What is it about summer that makes it so special? 


Perhaps it’s the way that summer seems to slow down time, offering a chance to savor the simple pleasures of life: the feeling of warm sand between your toes, the taste of juicy watermelon on a hot day, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and the sight of a fiery sunset painting the sky.


Summer is a season of warmth, relaxation, and adventure, and it’s the perfect opportunity to build stronger relationships with those who help drive your company’s growth.


In this blog post, we’ve put together some creative and meaningful gift ideas that will delight and inspire your employees and clients. These gifts capture the essence of the season and will show your appreciation for all that they do.

1. Beach Accessories

While a beach towel, beach bag, and sunscreen set are the classic essentials, you can spice things up with some unique and fun accessories. For example, a sand-free quick-dry towel is perfect for those who love the sand but hate bringing it home, and breathable wet swimsuit bags made in the USA with high-quality materials are a chic and practical way to store wet swimwear. Or, you could gift a hooded poncho that doubles as a beach towel for a fun and functional option. With so many ways to add excitement to your beach day, don’t be afraid to get creative with your gift-giving and make a lasting impression on your customers or clients.

2. Cool Gadgets

Consider gifting your employees or clients a branded waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can withstand any pool party or a portable fan to keep them cool during the hottest days. For those who love to spend time in the great outdoors, a solar power bank is a great gift to keep their devices charged while on the go. And for those who like to hit the pool or beach, don’t forget about the Theragun – it’s the perfect way to relax and recover after a long day of swimming and soaking up the sun.

3. Picnic Gear

For the picnic gear, you can take it up a notch and offer a customized experience for your employees or clients. A clever two-in-one custom picnic table and tote basket all in one can be a great gift for employees or clients who love outdoor activities.You could also go a step further and add a custom-branded charcuterie board, complete with gourmet snacks and treats to create a truly memorable picnic experience. To make the outdoor picnic experience even better consider gifting a customizable picnic blanket that you can personalize with your employee or client’s name or your company’s logo. And to keep their drinks cool, add a set of Corkcicle drinkware that is not only stylish but also functional.

4. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not just a summer accessory but a year-round necessity. But in the summer, when the sun is at its peak, they become an even more important part of your daily routine. Consider gifting branded polarized shades from Ray-Ban or Maui Jim to protect your employee’s eyes and add style to their look.

5. Travel Gear

Travel is finally back on the agenda, and what better way to celebrate than with the perfect travel gear for your employees or clients? A sleek and durable carry-on Rollink Collapsible suitcase is a great gift idea to help them travel in style and convenience. Customize with your company logo for an idea recognition, holiday, or milestone gift! But why stop there? Consider adding a matching passport holder or luggage tag for a personalized touch that will make their travels even more special. With these thoughtful gifts, they’ll be ready to hit the road (or sky) in style.

6. Camping Gear

For customers and clients who love outdoor adventures, you might consider gifting them camping gear such as a durable cooler to keep their drinks and snacks cold, an insulated blanket to stay warm on chilly nights, a comfortable hammock for relaxing in the great outdoors, a cozy outdoor lounge chair for unwinding, or a reliable flashlight to guide their way through the wilderness.

7. Outdoor Cooking

If you have customers or clients who are passionate about cooking and enjoy spending time outdoors, you might want to consider gifting them outdoor cooking equipment such as a BBQ grill tool set for perfecting their burgers and steaks or a Cast Iron Fajita Set for creating sizzling and delicious fajitas, and don’t forget the apron. These gifts will surely make their summer cookouts more memorable and special.

8. Sports Equipment

Think about gifting your customers and clients sports equipment like a branded Frisbee, a pickleball set, or a cornhole game to encourage outdoor activities during the summer season.

9. Journals

Moleskine offers a variety of themed journals, from wine to travel, making them a great gift for customers and clients who appreciate the finer things in life; journaling with these themed notebooks is not only a thoughtful and practical gift, but it can also be beneficial for their mental health and well-being, allowing them to reflect on their experiences and thoughts in a creative and structured way.

Remember, summer is a time for reflection and connection, a time to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. By gifting your employees and clients with thoughtful and meaningful summer gifts, you can show your appreciation for all that they do and strengthen your relationships with those who help make your business thrive.