By Louise Denny and Ally Lewis

Published on June 24, 2017

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Photography by MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS

A surefire way to make your vacation one to remember? Bring a great gift—and not just for the host(ess). Whether unique, fun, or just plain thoughtful, giving something to all your fellow guests will set the tone for a fantastic trip. Here, some of our favorites for the season.

Maggie Louise Confections Free Hugs Chocolate Box, Domino, $24.99

Create one-of-a-kind chocolates by Maggie Louise Confections—a gift that may be too pretty to eat (but you’ll find a way).

This story is part of our 100 Days of Summer package. See more fun ideas, must-have products, and sunny inspiration here.

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Great for quick house outings, from coffee runs to grocery trips—with a bit of good luck along the way. The evil eye is considered a talisman in many cultures.

Mariya Evil Eye Coin Purse, Shop Latitude, $38

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Counter office fatigue and start your weekend off on a bright note with these revitalizing firming masks by cult favorite facialist Joanna Vargas.

Bright Eye Firming Mask, Joanna Vargas, $60

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Roll together with personalized brass luggage tags. Squad goals. 

Owen & Fred Brass Personalized Luggage Tag, Domino, $44.99

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Brave Collection’s brass bracelets are a grown-up version of friendship jewelry, each handmade by Cambodian artisans and inscribed with the word “brave” in Khmer.

Brass Bracelet, The Brave Collection, $38

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Did you know pineapples are a symbol of hospitality? Welcome your friends from the first “cheers” with these shot glasses.

W&P Design Pineapple Shot Glasses, Domino, $34.99

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It’s lit. Customize matchbooks as keepsakes (and place them by candles or the grill during your stay).

Custom Matchbooks, For Your Party, $27-$138.50

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This t-shirt makes for a perfect (and cool) group uniform on Saturdaze.

Anvil 923 Cotton Ringer T-Shirt, ApparelnBags, $5.41

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Document your experiences the old-fashioned way, by writing in one of these pocket-sized notebooks.

Brika Luxe Pocket Journal (Set of 3), Domino, $16.99

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Not only will this candle be a minimalist decor piece in your room, but it will also leave a delightful scent of freshly washed laundry, green apple, or lavender.

The Tiny Collection Clean Cotton Soy Candle, Domino, $14.99

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These vibrant Sparklettes are the perfect addition to any summer party for entertainment, decoration, or party favors.

Tops Malibu Red and Blue Sparklettes (Set of 4), Domino, $39.99

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Collect everyone’s photos in a stream and make a linen book from Artifact Uprising—a fun surprise that will cure post-trip blues and make your vacation live on.

Hardcover Photo Book, Artifact Uprising, Starting at $69

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A fun, bright, patterned floral mini-bowl is the perfect souvenir; use it as a catchall on your dresser or keep it in the kitchen for snacks.

French Bull Floral Mini Bowl (Set of 4), Domino, $26

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Photography by LOUIS VUITTON

These pocket-size city guides are handy for day planning, and the bold colors look great on a bookshelf post-trip.  

City Guide, Louis Vuitton, $37

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Monogram classic L.L.Bean totes—something your friends will carry throughout the weekend and for years after. Or go all out and create a custom logo to commemorate your weekend.

Boat and Tote Zip-Top, L.L. Bean, $39.95 (+ $8 monogram) 

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Bring the fun and games (literally) with personalized playing cards.

Custom Playing Cards, The Monogram Shop, $55

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Ever wanted your own vineyard? Here’s the next best thing: custom wine labels that give new meaning to the term “house red.”

Custom-Label Wine, PersonalWine.com, Starting at $10

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Perhaps the most useful gift of the bunch: personalized shatterproof cups for boat rides and road sodas.

16 oz. “Pool” Shatterproof Cup, The Monogram Shop, $3

This story is part of our special 100 Days of Summer series. You can find more tips and fun ideas here.

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