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).
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
Bright Eye Firming Mask, Joanna Vargas, $60
Roll together with personalized brass luggage tags. Squad goals.
Owen & Fred Brass Personalized Luggage Tag, Domino, $44.99
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
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
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
This t-shirt makes for a perfect (and cool) group uniform on Saturdaze.
Anvil 923 Cotton Ringer T-Shirt, ApparelnBags, $5.41
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Bring the fun and games (literally) with personalized playing cards.
Custom Playing Cards, The Monogram Shop, $55
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
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.