Summer Gift Guide: 5 Host or Hostess Gifts They’ll Love
Make a splash with these summer security camera essentials.
It’s official: Summer is here. That means warm weather, lazy days by the pool, and rooftop happy hours. With people coming and going — and plenty of dinner parties — it can be hard to keep track of it all.
What are the best summer gifts for hosts? You should always bring something that the host or hostess would use while entertaining to make their job easier. Aim for functional, thoughtful gifts that they might not treat themselves to — but would be thrilled to have.
We’ve put together some ideas to help you find the perfect gift for friends, family, and everything in between. Pro tip: Pick a gift tailored to the host. A new homeowner could use a spare set of utensils while the mother-in-law who has everything might prefer a fresh bouquet of flowers.
From a crisp white wine to a new camera for the tech-enthusiast, here’s what to bring to your next event. (You’ll want to save this article for future reference, too.)
It’s no secret that summer is the season for hosting. You should never show up to a housewarming empty-handed. But what should you bring to a dinner party to show your appreciation? We’ve put together the five best host gift ideas for a safe and secure season worth celebrating.
Unless it’s a potluck, steer clear of bringing a plate of food. That might disrupt the menu, especially for a multi-course meal. If you ask us, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. Even better, place a few bottles of sparkling wines in a cooler with your favorite fruits for a decorative centerpiece.
Celebrating a summer birthday? Pair a chilled bottle of rosé with an extra special red velvet cake for dessert. Consider adding a sparkling, non-alcoholic cider for younger guests. If your host prefers to not drink, consider tableware like glasses or plates to help with the spread.
Hosting in the backyard can be unpredictable. Inclement weather, high winds, or rain can require guests to hurry inside in minutes. As conversations run long and the sun starts to set, upgrade backyard lighting with a bright LED-powered floodlight that will improve visibility. Options like the Arlo Pro 3 Wireless Floodlight Camera offer all-in-one security that connects directly to Wi-Fi.
Plus, 2K video with HDR helps you stay on top of your backyard. Place your camera at an elevated angle for maximum coverage, and be sure to test the focus to confirm footage clarity.
From the beach to the backyard, a grill set is a must-have for any new home. As the weather heats up, give the cook in your life essential grill tools to help with prep work. Make sure the kit includes a spatula, cleaning brush, tongs, and stainless steel skewers. (Don’t forget the corn cob holders.)
As peak grilling season unfolds, safety should always come first. Always place grills on a flat, clean surface away from any potentially flammable debris or branches. For added peace of mind when cooking indoors, invest in a home security system that automatically detects CO and smoke alarms in any room in your home.
If you’re nervous about poor ventilation in your kitchen, Arlo’s CO alarm listening function notifies you when a Carbon Monoxide or Smoke Alarm is set off. One Tap Emergency Response ensures you get immediate help from police, fire, or medical responders.
If you’re anything like us, chances are you’re juggling cooking multiple courses with summer infants in tow. It can be hard to keep track of cooking, baby monitors, and to-do lists — while enjoying your guest’s company. Invest in an outdoor camera that helps you keep tabs on the kids out back while you preheat the oven inside. Powerful cameras like the Pro 5 S2K offer 12x zoom and a 160° field of view so you can catch everything with stunning clarity.
Help any host rest easy with always-on security at their front door. Help them keep watch over their doorstep with the convenience of a wire-free, battery operated video doorbell.
The Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell helps you stay connected to your home from anywhere with live video and audio. Need to run to the store to grab one last ingredient? Let your guests in remotely with a single tap if they arrive early. With an Arlo Secure plan, you can receive smarter alerts with Object Detection and quickly respond to guests with Intelligent Alerts.
Summer should be a stress-free season. Arlo is driven to protect everything you need to keep safe — so you can enjoy peace of mind. Invest in technology that makes hosting easier, including wire-free indoor and outdoor security cameras with wide-angle reach.
See more of what’s happening with the Ultra 2’s Wireless Security Camera and its ultra-wide field of view and 4K video with HDR. With an Arlo Home Security System, Open and Closed detection lets you take action when a door or window is left open.
Whatever life has in store, peace of mind is the gift that keeps on giving all summer long. Sit back and soak up the sun — we’ll take care of the rest.