The Summer Gifts You Need to Buy (Yourself) Right Now

Get yourself a little somethin'.

By Genius Kitchen Staff
June 28, 2018

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Spritz Platform Smoking Slipper

This year, it’s all about the spritz and these comfortable shoes will help you show the world your drink of choice. And here’s the thing, they fit true to size so you can confidently buy a matching pair for your BFFHH (best friend for happy hour).

$75 from Soludos

Chef'n Tabletop Citrus Press

If your summer plans include making margaritas for a crowd, then this sleek tabletop citrus press is a must have.

$75.95 from Amazon

Snack Bar Maker

This adorable snack bar maker is here to help you live your best life. And by best life, we mean this mold doubles as a snack bar maker and a candy bar maker.

$24.50 from Pampered Chef

Zoku Mod Pops

Don’t deny yourself the glory of an afternoon popsicle. With this quick-freezing popsicle mold, making your own cool treat will be even easier than going to the grocery store.

$14.99 from Zoku

Homemade Tortilla Kit

This is the year to master the homemade tortilla, and this kit has everything you need to host an impressive fiesta.

$48 from UncommonGoods

Chef'n 3-in-1 Coffee Maker

Nothing says summer like iced coffee. But why stop there? This coffee maker works overtime creating cold brew, French press and even pour over. If you love coffee and you’re short on space, buy this right away.

$72.24 from Amazon 

Sprout Pencils

Grow your love of gardening with pencils that can be planted once you’ve worn them down. They're perfect as a hostess gift and just as easy to justify buying for yourself.

$8 from Magnolia Market 

Dipping Oils Set

Al fresco dining is on your to-do list and this classy olive oil set means you can have friends over and start snacking without any prep at all.

$49.95 from Williams Sonoma

Shrimp & Scallop Grill Pan

So, you love shrimp. In fact, you live for shrimp. And that is exactly why you need this tool for perfect grilled shrimp. No more fearing about your precious cargo falling through the cracks, this shrimp pan was made for no-fail, flame-broiled fun.

$20.96 from Sur La Table

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Mold

Better than store-bought, this ice cream sandwich mold will allow you not only to use the kind of ice cream you love, but let your friends get in on the action too. Perfect for the “cool” aunt or uncle.

$15.96 from Williams Sonoma 

Recycled Bamboo Picnic Set

The number one reason you don’t have more picnics? Who wants to waste paper plates? Enter this gift that you should get for your friend who lives closest to the local park.

$64 from Food52

Instant Pot Mini Mitts

You’re cooking in the Instant Pot this summer and the last thing you need is a non-sun-related burn. So get these mitts for you and all your friends smart enough to avoid their oven at all costs.

$9.95 from Amazon

Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Picnic season is the new cuffing season — you heard it here first — so invite your crush to the park for a ham and beurre and admire how dry your bums are after a day of lounging on the freshly-mown lawn.

$109 from Food52

Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Set

You’re a beer lover through and through, which is why even your chicken wings want to be swimming in the hoppy stuff. Rejoice, this sauce set is going to change your BBQ game.

$29.95 from Williams Sonoma

Watermelon Tote

Give this to your friend who is always hauling treats to the beach. They’ll appreciate this bag's waterproof finish and incredibly versatile, utilitarian size.

$30 from Sunnylife

Food Phone Cases

Treat yourself. Or rather, treat your phone. Show off your love of frozen treats or embrace your night owl nature and go with the glow in the dark lemon option.

Lemon: $45 from Casetify
Popsicles: $49 from Casetify

Pineapple Towel

Take your love of food to the beach with this festive towel. The best part? It folds down to a small size so you can travel easily with it and be the envy of everyone on the beach. Want to bring it full circle? Pack a pineapple snack.

$36 from Sunnylife

Cast Iron Field Skillet

Light enough for camping, beautiful enough for the kitchen. If you buy this for yourself, every one of your friends is going to be asking you for the link. Just know, you’ll want both sizes.

$135 from Field Company

Unicorn Pop Mold

Enjoy festive popsicles with minimal effort — simply add whatever flavor you fancy and transport yourself to your summer paradise.

$11.16 from Williams Sonoma

Ice Cream String Lights

Even your backyard deserves a little food-related flare, and these ice cream fairy lights are guaranteed to make every ice cream social you host all the more thematic.

$27 from Sunnylife

Treasure Trove Sprinkles

Summer treats are upon us and nothing makes eating dessert more fun than a giant bag of seasonally appropriate sprinkles. Either give the baker in your group a bag or buy them for yourself and make your squad sprinkle-coated goodies — we recommend chocolate-dipped ice cream sandwiches.

$12 from Fancy Sprinkles

Wine Bottle Chiller

This is officially too cool to gift anyone but your wine-loving self. Because chilled rosé is the best rosé. Case closed.

$90 from Food52

Leather Phone Case

Here’s the deal: With summer, less is more and this phone case is the embodiment of that philosophy. Simply toss in your ID and credit card and head to the beach. No purse (or wallet) attached.

$59 from Casetify

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