DoSayGive's Summer Favorites Guide!

DoSayGive’s Summer Favorites Guide!

Motherhood and Children

Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start gearing up for days at the pool, vacations, and warm weather! Today I am sharing favorite summer products – including my favorite jean shorts, children’s pool toys, the cheapest (but yummiest!) Margarita Mix, and so much more! Of course there are lots of great great gift ideas in this post!

We started using our Beachmate last summer and it definitely made a difference on our beach trip! In one system, there are beach toys, storage room, and a cooler.

Swizzle Sticks
How Cute are these swizzle sticks for your summer gatherings with friends?
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Trader Joe's Margarita Mix
The Best Margarita Mix for $3!
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Perfect beach accessory for families! Use Code DSG15 for 15 % off
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Collapsible Wagon
Every Family Needs One!
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Make sure you pack these swizzle sticks for your beach cocktails or use them for your summer pool parties! They are too cute to resist and make darling hostess gifts.

The summer sun can be so brutal, but I make sure my girls and I are both protected by wearing our Cabana Life rash guards. The one linked below is a bestseller!

Cabana Life Rash Guard
Use code DOSAYGIVE20 for 20% Off
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Serena & Lily Beach Towel
The most beautiful Turkish oversized towel! Would make an amazing gift, too!
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Picnic Blanket
Every family needs a good picnic blanket for park, beach, and backyard lounging!
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PBKids Beach Towel
The Best Beach Towels! Make great bday gifts as well!
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Our girls live in their Native shoes all summer. They are so versatile and can work with so many different outfits. Last year when we went to the beach, I forgot to pack nicer sandals for our girls, but their native shoes even looked cute with their dinner outfits.

Native Shoes
So Many Colors for Girls and Boys!
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The best baby/child sunglasses on the market - by far!
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Go Happy Kids Tray
Great For Children to do Activities on Airplane Trips!
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Affordable White Terry Coverup for Girls!
I got one for each of my girls!
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We recently came across these Go Happy Kids trays that make it easier to play when we aren’t at home. The silicone mat on top keeps everything from sliding on the around.

Another one of my summer staples is my beloved Bahadu hat. I searched for a while for a casual hat to wear that had no logo and found this one.

Anthropologie Pilcro Denim
My favorite denim and white denim shorts. Ever.
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Mi Golondrina Dress
A sundress favorite in Dallas.
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Hat Clip
Also attaches to suitcases for travel!
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Bahadu Hat
I'll Be Wearing Mine All Summer Long!
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I have been sharing Packbands for a few months now, but they are perfect for all the summer mom hacks! You can hold snack bags closed, keep towels rolled or attach items to your stroller. These make a great gift, but are also so practical for your self!

Superga Sneakers
I Wear Mine Nearly Everyday
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Avril Taylor Rosé
A Great Summer Wine available online or at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas!
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Vineyard Vines Performance Shirt
My husband lives in these during the summer!
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Yard Games
This set has 25 different yard games!
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With school being out, there is a lot of free time to fill. There are so many ways to do that without breaking the bank! Swimming is a great option, but when the pool gets too crowded or if you don’t have a pool at your home, there are so many great options for activities at home. If your children are into little critters, like my daughter, some nature gear like this magnifying glass and this bug catcher would be perfect for your family!

Slip 'n' Slide
Just don't leave it out for days because it will kill your grass;).
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Water Table
Best summer toddler toy!
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Slam 'n Curve Slide
How Fun Does This Look!?
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Inflatable Cactus Sprinkler
Children love sprinklers! This would be a cute gift!
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My J.Crew coverup is on sale! Wear a long slip underneath to make it a sundress! Swimsuits are from Minnow Swim.

Dual Magnifying Glass
For backdoor explorations!
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Bug Catcher Set
My girls love having a bug catcher!
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Lawn Sprinkler
So simple yet so fun!
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Treasure Hunt Pool Toys
Best Pool Toy for Toddlers/Preschoolers!
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A large bag is essential for the pool and the beach. My favorite SCOUT Bag is the best option for fitting all the towels, snacks and toys. Plus, it is under $50 and comes in so many colors! I use this to store sunscreen and other smaller items that we use.

Mosquito Eradicator
This mosquito product has worked miracles in our yard!
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SCOUT Tourista Bag
Just got one of these! Great for Sunscreen, Bathing Suits, etc!
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SCOUT Beach Bag
My Favorite Beach Bag for 4 years running!
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Favorite Flip Flops!
And these Tory Burch are on sale for $39!!
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When it gets too hot to be outside for long periods of time, come inside and open up a QT Activity Kit. This subscription box is includes four different projects for your little ones to work on. Or you can do a one-time kit.

Speaking of children’s enriching activities, don’t forget to sign up for DoSayGive’s Classic Children’s Book Club for weekly book lists of wonderful classic children’s book and related activities. Sign up here and save the date for the start of the club on June 3!

If you like a mineral sunscreen, Beautycounter’s face stick is something I keep in my purse all summer long! It lasts a good while.

QT Activity Kits
For the Dog Days of Summer - four sensory activities in each kit!
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Supergoop Sunscreen
Families love this pump size of Supergoop!
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DoSayGive's Classic Children's Summer Book Club
Give your children a fun and enriching summer!
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Unicorn Pool Float
Too Cute! Smocked Auctions has so many affordable floats!
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And the perfect tumbler for poolside! Get one for you and your friends! (P.S. Also a cute teacher gift with a gift card inside!)

Want more summer inspiration? Browse our Tasteful Swimsuit Guide!

Now who’s ready for summer???

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