18 Gifts to Get You Outside This Summer

Fun Things to Do Outside

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As a child, nothing could compare to summer. With its warm weather and long days, the season was seemingly made for outdoor activities. However, as adults, many of us have forgotten how to unplug and simply enjoy the sunshine—until now. In this collection of creative gifts, you'll find more than a dozen reasons to spend some time outside.

For a hands-on outdoor project, look no further than our selection of summer crafts, including a delightful DIY birdhouse and a charming pressed flower kit. If you're more of an observer, you'll love flipping through the National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America and spinning the handy star wheel. And if you're mostly interested in showing off your summer style, you're bound to turn heads when you swimming around with a mermaid flipper.

What are you waiting for? Grab something to do and go outside!

Looking for fun things to do outside? Check out these summer crafts and gifts!


Flower Press


Mermaid Swim Fin

Mermaid Fin

FINIS | $27.47


How to be a Wildflower

Go Outside Fun Things To Do Outside Summer Crafts Outdoor Project

Katie Daisy | $19.95


Camper Birdhouse Kit


Wildflower Seeds


Mosaic Kit

Go Outside Fun Things To Do Outside Summer Crafts Outdoor Project

MyriJoy | $44.90


Temporary Watercolor Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly Tattoos

Tattly | $15


Watercolor Sheets


Seek App


Macrame Hammock

Macrame Hammock

Opalhouse | $99.99


Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America


Travel Easel

En Plein Air Travel Easel

Jullian | $94.49


Outdoor Acrylic Paint

Go Outside Fun Things To Do Outside Summer Crafts Outdoor Project

Folk Art| $23.84


Wood Journal

Go Outside Fun Things To Do Outside Summer Crafts Outdoor Project

Hereafter | $29


Indigo Dye Kit


Croquet Set

Croquet Set

GoSports | $59.08


Northern Hemisphere Sky Wheel

Northern Hemisphere Sky Wheel

Ken Graun | $19.95


Gardening Journal

Gardening Journal

Becky Dawson | $12.99


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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