Summer’s Hottest Must-Haves: Gift Guide

Summer's hottest must-havesCanada is finally get its fair share of summer heat — and what better way to enjoy the sun than by splurging on some summer essentials. Here’s what we think will help you make the best of summer.

Alex and Ani Shark Tooth bracelet and earringsUnderwater Obsession
With saving sharks a hot topic around the world and the upcoming highly anticipated movie Sharkwater Extinction releasing this fall, fans of these majestic and endangered marine animals will no doubt want to show their support with this range of meaningful summer jewelry by ALEX AND ANI. From necklaces to charm bangles, chain bracelet and earrings, there’s plenty of choice from one of our favorite jewelry designers. $28 to $88.

Blast from the PastBaja Blast MTN Dew
Baja Blast is a MTN Dew flavored drink that’s introduced to keep your summer thirst at bay. Made exclusively for Taco Bell, this tropical lime beverage is a blue refreshment to enjoy this summer.

Stance SocksSock Till You Drop
As you strut in your favorite pair of cool shoes, opt for a low pair of ankle socks, such as the Stance Super Invisibles. There’s a range of cute pairs, including Baecation, Boss Lady and Mickey’s Delight. $16.45

Summer CallingCall It Spring
Call It Spring has a selection of summer sandals, wedges and loafers, whether you plan to go on a vacation or staycation. The bright neon pink Ocalema, $59.99, is great for a summer night out with your squad, while the Adrelawia, $54.99, puts you in the chill zone for a day by the pool.

Belkin chargersFully Charged
For those road trips and hikes you have planned with your squad, we know it’s going to drain your phone’s battery into the ground. So before you get lost in oblivion, the Belkin chargers are a lifesaver. The BOOST UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad, $59.99, delivers 10 watts for faster charging for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung, LG and Sony.

Bling It OnSpence Diamonds
For those on the wedding guest list (now that we’re in full wedding season mode), we suggest taking a look at Spence Diamonds. From elegant and simple pieces to extravagant finds, there’s a choice for any woman on your list. Whether you’re a bridesmaid, maid of honor or a guest, you can splurge on these artisan created diamonds that are of higher quality than a similarly priced mined diamond.

Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice Float Raft from SwimlinePizza, please
For a range of fun summer essentials, look no further. The Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice Float Raft from Swim Central, $38, or the Biggest Giant Flamingo Inflatable Ride pool float, $130, might just be the summer steal for all pool parties you have planned.

California Dreamin’STS Blue
Now that the warm weather is here, shorts are back!! STS Blue offers high rise, side slit, pearls, studs, shadow pockets, color, messy fray hems, pom poms and the list goes on! Inspired by the casual L.A. and Southern California vibe, the STS Blue denim styles are true to size, and made in a variety of fabrics — cotton, polyester, spandex and rayon blends. They perfectly maintain a flattering fit for that comfortable, laid-back, and effortlessly chic SoCal look. $49.99 each.

LaCoupeS-Tress Free
It’s always important to keep hydrated, especially in summer under the sun’s hot rays. That applies to your hair, too. The latest LaCoupe Coconut Milk Moisture Quenching haircare line nourishes and softens dehydrated and damaged hair without weighing it down. The rich and creamy blend of coconut milk, coconut oil and marula and argan oils revive and quench dry, damaged hair. $39.96 per case of four.

Nailed it!imPRESS pedicure
If you were obsessed with the KISS imPRESS manicure, the imPRESS pedicure, $7.99, is even better and perfect for summer wear. The new line is easy to use and comes in a variety of summer-lovin shades. Im-press-ive.

Design.ME HairBraid Me Not
Design.ME Hair‘s first ever festival braiding kit, $30, has all the essentials you’ll need this festival season. The kit includes Fab.ME Multi-Benefit Hair Lotion and Puff.ME Volumizing Powder Spray, 30 clear mini hair elastics and the brand’s first-ever Festival Braid Book. So now you can go all out with Kylie Jenner-like braids that are Insta-worthy.

Envy Much?Album Envy
As much as Instagram is the new album of our lives, some of us still love to save our memories in photo albums. Album Envy offers you the ability to create DIY photo books that deliver an artisan, handcrafted experience to preserve your memories. You can customize the book for yourself or make it a personalized gift.

Summer Stroll
For runners, hikers and joggers, Native Shoes has a style-savvy range of shoes to brighten up your summer. They also have brightly colored sandals for a trip to the beach or park, or wherever summer takes you.

Dress UpLOFT
LOFT has a collection of strappy summer dresses and shorts, perfect for work wear, pool parties or BBQs with family and friends. This Striped Flounce Sleeveless Swing Dress, $82, is an example of what the line has to offer.

Fuji Print Life products

Print Your Life
Personalize with these memorable photo gifts from FujiFilm Canada. Don’t let your favorite memories waste away, just sitting on your phone or camera. Go to the FujiFilm Print Life site and make something unique. Choose from mugs, bottles, puzzles, clothing, blankets, phone cases and so much more.

Have a wonderful summer! ~ Marriska Fernandes and Alexandra Heilbron

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