Summer is officially here! But what to do on those hot summer days? Or even a rainy day?
It can be a great time to head to the beach, to go on an excursion, enjoy ice cream runs, and make a lot of great memories to cherish!
Know what can make your kids summer even more fun?
The very best gifts, for birthdays (I have 3 summer birthdays – my DD is the only one born in winter!), school’s out, back to school, or just plain summer toys fun gifts!
While there are a lot of fun activities and DIY gifts you can give (water balloons come to mind), it’s also fun to give ready made gifts from retail stores that they can enjoy — even when it’s no longer summer.
These gift ideas are made to tailor fit kids of all ages.
Take a look at this list:
- SQUINKIES ARE BACK: Your favorite mini squish toys are back and better than ever. Endless fun and adventure await you in the land of Squinkieville with our soft and squishy friends! Included are 9 different animals and friends for you to collect!
- LET THE FUN BEGIN: The Squinkies Cupcake Surprise is part vending machine, part bake shop. Place a coin in the slot and turn the dial for a Squinkies surprise! Also, you can open the cupcake to find a bake shop inside!
- SOFT AND SQUISHY: Our collectible squinkie is soft and squishes in your hand, but at the same time still hold its form. Squinkies squishy toy was designed to be played with and was durably constructed to last.
- COLLECT THEM ALL: There are 12 squishy included in each pack, with 24 different kitties, puppies, and friends to collect. All mini squishies are random per pack.
- THE PERFECT GIFT: Squinkies squishy toys for kids is recommended for all children ages 5 and up. These miniature novelty toys are perfect to give as a birthday present!
- The Curious Gardener 30-Piece Gardening Collection is the full kids-gardening kit that provides your child with all of the gardening tools they will need to build their growing skills!
- The Curious Gardener 30-Piece Gardening Collection is the full kids-gardening kit that provides your child with all of the gardening tools they will need to build their growing skills!
- The gardening collection includes a trowel, shovel, hand rake, garden shears, watering can, kneeling pad, 6 nursery pots, 6 watering drains, 7 garden markers, a pair of medium/large garden gloves, a garden hat, garden apron, storage tote, 2 garden marker sticker sheets, and a bonus sticker set and supply list.
- With our adjustable garden apron, M/L gloves, and gardening hat, your child can play around in the dirt, while keeping their clothes clean!
- Each gardening tool is sized appropriately for children’s small hands, but made to work just as well as adult gardening tools!
- Store all the gardening tools in the Storage Tote, featuring 1 large pocket and 5 small pockets to keep the tools organized.
Enjoy the summer party! Reusable Water Balloons is a new summer competition prop. It does not require a water tap.Water Balloons can be recycled, self-sealed, filled and opened. It can be played and entertained in the hot summer.
Reusable Water Balloons are awesome, but sometimes filling them and cleaning up after them is not. You could fill a ton of water balloons quickly or you can unleash a new type of water warfare on your opponents!
Reusable Water Bombs fill up with H2O when you dunk them in water and hold that water until they land on your enemy. Each Reusable Water Balloon features a special valve that allows it to fill with water when immersed and automatically seal itself once full. The grenade-like ball’s soft case it’ll explode on contact without injury
Bring your mermaid dreams to life by gliding through the water like a real mermaid! The FINIS Mermaid Dream Fin is designed to allow children to safely escape into an underwater adventure. Inspired by mermaid legends and children’s imaginations, the Mermaid Dream Fin shines brilliantly under beams of sunlight.
- INCREASED COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE: Separate foot pockets increase comfort and propel you forward
- SCUBA-GRADE BLADE: Made of a durable, flexible material that provides a more realistic mermaid experience
- DUAL-STRAP FUNCTION: Advanced position threads the strap through the hook for added support, while the beginner position offers quick-release
- WEAR AS YOU GROW: Adjustable strap and foam foot inserts accommodate a range of sizes
- SAFEST WAY TO MERMAID: Quick-release strap function and rubberized fin edges support safe swimming
Nothing is more Wild & Free than our polarized kid’s sunglasses fun prints featuring gold reflective polarized lenses.
- Polarized lenses: Reducing glare and making images appear sharper and clearer for your kiddos
- 100% UVA and UVB protection
- Reflective lenses
- Durable frames: made to fit all kids lifestyles and activity levels
- Anti slip material: made with a special coating on the frame to help prevent slippage while your kids play with ease!
- For kids 4-12 years old
- Includes a microfiber-carrying pouch for easy care and storage
The Hape Scoot Around will help your child test their mobility and strengthen their muscles while developing active motor skills. The scoot-around will also instill confidence in your young ones as they experience the freedom of zipping around.
- RUBBERIZED WHEELS: The push bike’s four wheels are rubberized to protect your floors and ensure that the wheels last longer while your little one scoots around
- MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Perfect for kids beginning to test their mobility and develop active motor skills
- IMPROVES STRENGTH: Short rides develop muscle strength as well as balance. Main Materials : Wood, Metal, PP, EVA, ABS, Water based paint
- SAFE TO PLAY WITH: Durable and child safe, contains water-based paint and has non-toxic finishes
- AWARD WINNING: The winner of the 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the 2013 Parent’s Choice Recommended Award
- Floor to seat height: 228mm or 8.98 inches
Remember the old etch a sketch?
This is even better (and easier to use!) Buddha Board. When it comes to water toys – this one is a lot less fuss and muss.
Inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment, this water board painting set uses water and the classic drawing board for you to create beautiful works of art that fades away as it dries. If your kids are into water table play, they will love this!
- Uncover Your Truth: This is the Original Buddha Board; It is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. This water board painting set uses only water and our classic drawing board as you create beautiful works of art, that fade away, as it dries. Using a Buddha Board kit will help you achieve mindfulness. The mind is everything, what you think you become.
- All that you Need is Included: This drawing board for artists includes a 12″x9.5″ water painting board that will return to its “blank slate” without flaws, bubbles, or peeling. The water board set includes an authentic bamboo water brush and a stand with a roomy reservoir for water & separate grooves for holding both the board & brush. Just add water and artistic expression.
- Let it all Go: There is no need to worry about the finished picture because this Zen focused board will always reset itself, as your art fades away with your stress. All ages can enjoy and learn from the experience of water drawing without permanence. This art board drawing tablet for kids & adults is a one-of-a-kind unique gift for artists that keeps on giving.
- Practice with Ease: This relaxing gift for women or men is easy to use. Simply fill the drawing board for artists stand with water, then dip in the brush (included) & start drawing, painting, or writing to create soft, beautiful images with a rich, inky Japanese look!
Riftball gets players up, moving and for nonstop fun – to keep playing, trying to improve their skills and become a Riftball Champion. This game is great for tailgating, camping, backyard, the beach, family reunions, college gameday, basements and more.
- Metal construction with specially designed elastic inside poles for easy set up, take down and portability
- Specially designed adjustable 2 net game system.
- Game system includes, 2 game paddles and 2 ball for quick action game play that challenges everyone.
- A game that stands out everywhere. Draws a crowd through interactive play that gets everyone ready to Rift.
- Nonstop on the go gaming action.
Let your kid’s imagination run while and even be a real-life spy! They will go on mind-blowing spy missions and with the help of their trusty SpyBots Roboear they will have more fun than ever!
- Station Roboear anywhere you want to patrol.
- Roboear’s detachable backpack becomes your listening device.
- Listen to conversations from up to 100 feet away!
- Includes 3 replaceable LR44 button cell batteriesRequires 3 AAA batteries (not included)Ages 6+
What’s the best thing about summer?
The clear night sky covered with thousands after thousands of stars shinning above.
This telescope kit from MoonScan contains everything that you’ll need to create your own telescope: You can use it to check out the sky or use the sheets of fun stargazing activities that comes with the package. The best part is this is one of those educational toys they won’t think about being educational – it will just be fun for younger and older kids alike!
- MoonScan is an educational and fun way for children to explore their astronomical dreams and pretend play. This telescope is lightweight, easy to use and is perfect for kids to skywatch and learn about the astronomical sciences in a fun way.
- The telescope has a maximum magnification by about 90X times. It is a powerful telescope for astronomy as well as viewing daily animals and birds in the sky. The telescope comes with a 1.5X Erecting Eyepiece that enhances the magnification.
- It is a lightweight and portable kids educational telescope designed to be travel friendly. It weighs less than 1 kilogram and is a perfect travel telescope for kids as well as adults. Apt for wildlife watching or even birdwatching from your lawn.
- This kids educational telescope is perfect for astronomical gazing as well as viewing terrestrial wildlife, birds, monuments and others. It can be used as the perfect educational and recreational science kit.
- Equipped with an altitude-azimuth mounting (N), i.e., it can be moved vertically (altitude) and horizontally (azimuth). This technology in the telescope also makes for great children’s gifts.
Summer is great for reading. And what better way to encourage your kids to read than by challenging them to read 100 of the greatest kids’ books around!!
- Scratch off bucket list poster with 100 books for kids
- Features 100 must read kids books
- Ideal for encouraging kids to read
- Comes in a triangular shaped gift box
- The poster measures 42 x 59.4 cm
Laser X is the #1 home laser tag system on the planet. It’s like having a laser tag arena in your own backyard! Doesn’t that sound fun!
- Set equips 2 players with Laser X Revolution Ultra Long-Range BlastersBlast opponents up to 500 feet away!
- Features include rapid fire and quick-slide reload.
- Blaster to blaster play – no chest or armband receivers!Play as teams or individuals
- Choose from 20 different team colors
- Sounds and lighting effects keep track of your shots and hitsRequires 6 “AAA” (1.5V) batteries (not included)Does NOT use a real laser; Infrared beam is not visible
Is the local pool miles away from your home?
Bring the fun closer to your home with an inflatable swimming pool.
Welcome the endless summer fun don’t forget your beach toys.
- 【FAMILY-SIZE POOL】Oversized family pool is produced using and BPA-free materials. the dimensions are 95″x56″x22″. Large capacity inflatable swimming pools fit a family with 3-5 to enjoy a splashing pool party in summer.
- 【SAFE & DURABLE】Made with high-quality materials, which 0. 4mm thickness, the inflatable swimming pool is twice thicker than most in the market, reducing the risk of punctures and ensuring a long service life. Extra repair patch and PVC material included in the package help prolong the lifespan.
- 【STRONG & STURDY】Comes with 3 individual air chambers that can withstand extra weight while preventing air leakage so the pool is always ready for fun.
- 【EASY TO USER】Inflates in 3-4 minutes by an electric pump (not included), two water valves double the drainage speed. 90° vertical drain pipe facilitates drainage.
- 【Multifunctional swimming pool】 The thickened family leisure swimming pool can be used not only as a swimming pool, but also as a ball pool, sandpit, fishing pool, and toy pool. It is an ideal choice for indoor entertainment and outdoor activities.
Go short! Go Long! No matter where you go, it’s always the perfect throw! Introducing the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback – the most accurate quarterback on earth! Programmed with the skill, timing, and accuracy of a pro quarterback!
- With nine different passing zones, it lets you practice hundreds of plays.
- The All-Pro Passer throws a perfect spiral every time!
- Play one-on-one, three-on-three or with as many players as you want. You can even practice catching on your own!
- Perfect for the park or backyard. Football included. Requires 4 “C” (1.5V) batteries (not included). Ages 8+
- Launches the ball over 25 yards
Who doesn’t love bubbles? When it comes to new toys this is at the top of the list, it’s definitely one of the best toys!
The WOWmazing Bubble Concentrate will make hundreds of high flying and long lasting giant bubbles. Just add 1 pouch of the bubble concentrate to one quart of tap water and enjoy hours after hours of fun.
The best part of creating these wonderfully giant bubbles is that it’s a great way for parents and children to bond while also developing core motor skills and social interaction.
By sharing this fun outdoor spaces time with your child, you’ll see them grow in confidence and creativity while nurturing their minds and fortifying their bodies with healthy physical activity and not to mention keeping them off their video games.
- Unimaginably Giant Bubbles is one of the top toys: These giant bubble wands create long, giant bubbles thanks to a 2-handle design, which has been used to set every big bubble world record in the last 30 years.
- Bubble Solution is Made in the USA! The WOWmazing Giant Bubble Concentrate is proudly made in the USA. It is safe, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and biodegradable!
- Complete Kit: The 4-piece WOWmazing Kit contains everything you need to create bubbles that are big, colorful, and fun: a set of giant bubble maker, 2 pouches of WOWmazing Bubble Concentrate, and a Tip & Tricks booklet to help you become a master bubble creator.
- Best Quality Giant Bubble Blower: Designed to last for kids and families alike, this big bubble maker is a lightweight, durable, colorful outdoor toy for boys and girls that is easy to use even for young preschool children.
- Outdoor Games Family Fun: A wonderful birthday activity or gift for boys & girls of all ages, parents can let kids play with the large bubble wands in the backyard, park, or beach. Teachers can use it for science classes at school.
If you know a kid who loves to camp or he or she is at the age of attending a slumber party or sleep over, or heading off to summer camp, a good quality sleeping bag is a must.
This sleeping bag from oaskys is ideal: It is light weight, it’s super warm, it’s easy to stuff and store, and will surely last for years.
- These sleeping bags can be used for 3 seasons. They are designed for 10~20 Degrees Celsius. Moreover, these bags also have a weather-resistant design to keep you warm even in extreme conditions and prevent you from any dampness – this is achieved through double-filled technology. These sleeping bags are designed to ensure that after a tiring day of trekking, hiking, travel or any other exploration you can get a good and relaxing night’s sleep.
- Separated zipper at the bottom can also make your feet often come out through the wind. Half-circle hood with adjustable drawstring keeps your head warmer even in extreme conditions. These are designed to provide much needed rest after a full day of outdoor activities.
- Made of: Outer Cover Material-premium 210T Anti-tearing Polyester Fabric which is waterproof and Breathable. The Lining Material is made of 190T polyester pongee.
- Each sleeping bag comes with a compression sack with straps, allowing for super convenient storage and easy carry maneuverability.
Who says you can only camp at parks? Who says you can only camp during summer vacations?
With a good quality, yet inexpensive tent like this one from Coleman, you can use it for camping trips or you can simply set it up in the backyard for a campout.
Plus, you can let your kids learn how to set up the tent by themselves and even practice putting it up and taking it down.
- Made with Polyester taffeta 75 denier flysheet
- Weatherproof: Welded corners and inverted seams keep water from getting in; Included rainfly offers extra weather protection
- Wind and rain tested: Strong frame withstands 35+ mph winds
- Great ventilation: Large windows and ground vent for enhanced airflow
- Stay connected: E-port makes it easy to bring electrical power inside
- Easy setup: In 10 minutes
Is your child, niece, or nephew an outdoorsy kid?
Then it’s time to teach them how to fish! This is one of the best fun outdoor toys and helps get them out in the fresh air.
What’s more, you can start it by giving them their own gear like this fishing pole from Zebco.
The Zebco Dock Demon spin-cast rod and reel is the perfect entry-level fishing pole for kids. They are durable (even unbreakable!) and pre-spooled with a short rod and reel for their little hands.
- MODERATE ACTION: 30-inch 1-piece fishing rod combo provides medium power and moderate action making it easier to catch light and medium species including panfish, trout, walleye, and bass
- EXPERTLY CRAFTED MATERIALS: Durable fiberglass rod blank construction and ultra-tough dial-adjustable drag provide smooth cast and retrieves while cushioned EVA handle reduces discomfort and ensures a sure-grip
- EFFORTLESS FISHING: Zebco’s QuickSet anti-reverse reel stops your handle from moving backward and creates a solid hookset in the mouth of a fish when reeling in your prized catch. It features a powerful right-hand retrieve, patented no-tangle design, and comes pre-spooled with 6-pound Zebco Cajun line
- SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION: Premium all-metal gears, a 2.6:1 gear ratio, and dual-ceramic pick-up pins ensure a buttery-smooth retrieve, extended life, and ultra-high abrasion resistance to make every fishing experience a memorable one
Showcase their creativity by creating their own bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and yes, even keychains and straps, with this Rainbow Loom Kit.
This kit comes with a hook, a loom, and lots of rubber bands to start their own accessories.
- Authentic Rainbow Loom –Rainbow Loom is the first and original rubber band loom.
- Explore your creativity – Rainbow Loom has enough rubber bands to make up to 24 rubber band bracelets or multiple necklaces, rings, charms, action figures and much more!
- Award winning toy – Rainbow Loom has won multiple awards around the Globe. Most notably Rainbow Loom won toy of the year in 2014!
- Promotes Fine Motor Skills – use the specific Rainbow Loom technique to create designs from basic too advanced.
- Complete Kit Perfect for those 8 Years and Above – includes the original Rainbow Loom, 600 assorted rubber bands, metal hook, 24 c-clips and mini loom.
Do you know anyone who’s into traveling, spending time with nature, and exploring?
Then giving them national park passes will be an incredible gift, that they can enjoy not only during the summer, but all year round!
Most year-long national park passes cost around $80 a year and covers the entrance fees and standard amenity fees.
Check out this full list of federal recreational areas by state through this website.
Create more memories that you can enjoy forever with a camera.
A small digital camera is a great gift for any kid and is a perfect companion for the little outdoor explorer who wants to document his or her adventures nd have the perfect time.
Giving them cameras will not only allows them to take great shots from their own perspectives, they can also get to keep and show off their photos to other people too!
- Equipped with auto Focus, 8.0 Mega pixels and 1080P Video which can greatly improve the definition of photos.
- Upgraded to dual-camera configuration, making it easier to take selfies. Comes with a portable lanyard, making it easier to carry and move.
- Also comes with a video recorder and voice recorder for more creative ways to take memories.
- Can take 1 to 2 hours of non-stop photos and creates open-ended play for kids of all ages.
- Comes with 1 USB data line and a 32 GB micro SD to store thousands of photos.
- Uses a high quality non-toxic soft plastic, which is safer for kids.
- The shockproof shell provides effective anti-fall protection.
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