Go big or stay home! Really, we don’t want you to stayhome during the prime time of summer, so here are unique gift ideas that will keep you at the top of your big game, whether it’s a pool party, a day at the beach, or languid summer days at your lake house.
Is “wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey” music to your ears? These giant floating breakfast favorites are for you. The set of two pool floats—a huge slice of bacon and a big pair of sunny-side up eggs—each provide a surface to relax on while soaking up the sun. The inflatables are constructed of durable vinyl that ensures both non-runny surfaces as well as crispy resilience.
This gigantic beach mat is sized for six persons. Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, the surface stays sand-free, thanks to military technology originally developed to suppress helicopter brownouts. The mat’s two layers of patented woven polyurethane instantly filter sand back to the beach when it hits the surface. The mat eliminates dirt, dust, and water so you’ll always have a clean expanse to stretch out in the sun, making the most of the unique gift of doing absolutely nothing.
Expecting a crowd at the lake? This big floating raceway course challenges up to 60 participants at a time to navigate its obstacles. Raised, webbed rebounding platforms at each corner require nimble negotiation to avoid ejection into the water. One length of the course tests balance while walking over a “beam”—an ideal spot for water-noodle jousting matches—while another encourages players to jump over a two-section water “pit” or descend and climb out.
We have many more unique gifts for spending a day on the water in a big way, so you can make the most of these prime days of summer.