Charm Your Way Through the Fourth of July: Gift Ideas for Hosts, Friends, and Family
July 4th falls on a Sunday this year, which means you’ll have a full weekend to celebrate! 2021 might not be the ideal year for food trucks and firework displays, but there'll be plenty of other opportunities to safely gather with your friends and family as communities continue to reopen.
Whether you’re heading over to a backyard barbeque, visiting family for a short staycation, or joining the party virtually from the comfort of your own home, send your loved ones a little something to make their celebration more special.
From artisan meats to kaleidoscope roses, family beach outings to party ideas, we have you covered for all things associated with the Fourth of July weekend.
Gifts for the Host
No Fourth of July party is complete without a vibrant centerpiece. If you're shopping for an eco-conscious host, send them the gift of captivating evergreens in up-cycled, reclaimed wood containers.
Add some jazz to the classic floral arrangement with red-white-and-blue kaleidoscope roses—the thoughtful detail and style is guaranteed to be appreciated by any entertainer.
For the main event, we have artisan meats and lobster smoked to perfection! These thoughtfully-sourced sausages, steaks, burgers, and fillets—beloved by all grillers—will complement your host’s Fourth of July recipes without overtaking them.
Looking for Fourth of July dessert ideas? Juicy and succulent, ready-to-bake apple pies decrease kitchen-time for the host and make for an all-American favorite. Top with vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream, and red and blue sprinkles for a patriotic touch.
Frosted buttercream cookies are a scrumptious delight, and the perfect treat for a house with children.
Of course, there’s no getting through the weekend without the Fourth of July rose.
Gifts for the Family
It’s one of the hottest years on record. If you’re looking for things to do on Fourth of July, or simply seeking some respite from the city heat this weekend, get your family onto the beach and check those waves!
But first, you’ll need some Fourth of July bathing suits.
Whether he’s surfing or kicking back with a book by the shore, board shorts are a perfect fit for your man’s July weekends.
Add a little ruffle detail to the neckline, and you'll have him saying you look like the Fourth of July. Plus, an elegant swim top is a great way to both elevate your Fourth of July outfits, and go straight from barbeque to the beach.
The kids might need some new beachwear, too—they’ll love splashing in the waves in these bright, multi colored one-piece bathing suits.
Maybe your sister has welcomed a baby girl this July, or your co-worker is bringing his baby boy to the company’s 4th of Fourth of July party—help them welcome the new additions to their family with gifts and baby clothes that’ll make both bath-time and sleep-time easier.
Soft, lightweight, and hyper-breathable, cotton pajamas are the ideal fabric for when you're under the full sun. Add to the red, white, and blue fun by sporting Fourth of July family shirts to match with the kids.
White chocolate, confetti, and candy gems—ice cream cone cake pops are great for any Fourth of July birthday (and for keeping the kids happy without messy meltdowns and subsequent clean-ups!).
Unexpected Gifts Tired of bringing the same old beer bucket and pasta salad? Step up your house-guest game by gifting something with a longer shelf-life, like a stunning set of appetizer plates, or a rustic display of assorted succulents. Both will bring life to the dining table, even after the Fourth of July decorations are taken down.
If you’re looking for a blend of more masculine flavors, try a combination of beer, bacon, and bourbon—a favorite for any traditionalist!
What could be more thoughtful than catering for the next day’s meals and treats? Your host will surely appreciate the gesture when the party favors are on the floor and there’s no more Fourth of July food left in the fridge.
(Pro-tip: spread a generous layer of cream cheese on those English muffins for a 4th of July party hangover cure.)
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at SmartGift! For more gift ideas, check out the full July 4th collection.