One Last Thing! 6 Things to do Before the End of Summer.

August 31, 2012    |    By +
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Our days of summer fun in the sun are numbered, but that’s not stopping us from enjoying every last minute that we have left. Here are a few things that the Gift Gurus want to do before the cool air sends us indoors for the winter. Tell us: What do you want to do before the summer ends?

Dana: This summer is flying by! But, I am not going to let it end without making the quintessential summer treat S’MORES! There’s something so perfect about roasting, or burning, your marshmallow on an open fire or grill, placing it on a brick of chocolate & graham cracker and crunching into its gooey deliciousness. I love this S’Mores Set from Red Envelope too, it’s everything you need in a kit. It’s a great gift to bring to an end of summer BBQ.

Dan: I can’t believe I have not been to a baseball game this summer. And it’s been even longer since I’ve updated some of my Yankees fan gear. So here’s to hoping a turn a double-play in the next couple of weeks by checking out my first Yankees game of the year all decked out in some refresh Bombers gear. I’m kinda thinking along the lines of the team’s new acquisition for my new acquisition! I’m lovin’ the new Ichiro tee. Kinda sweet right?

Gillian: This summer has flown by hasn’t it?  For me, I’ve been on the go all summer long…in a good way.  Before we really get into Fall (and into the very serious gifting season!), I’d love to just take a few big deep breaths and relax.  So what would I like to do this weekend?  Sitting by a nice (and quiet) pool  with a never-ending supply of cold drinks and a good book sounds like a perfect way to wind down the summer.  Don’t cha think?

Michelle: Every year at the end of the summer, I travel to Virginia for my family reunion. My favorite thing to do is hang out poolside, read magazines, sunbathe and relax. One product I am dying to try out before summer ends is the Aqua Bar $68.99. This float allows you and your friends and family to have the ultimate relaxation station AND keep beverages cool.

Liz: My favorite thing to do before the summer end is to go up to my summer home with my family. We love spending the weekend cooking and enjoying the outdoors. One of our favorite things to do is sit around the fire pit after dinner, drink wine and reminisce about the fun times we had. The Stars & Moon fire pit & grill, priced at $159 is perfect for keeping your guests warm when entertaining on any cool night. The fire pit that my family uses is the best thing that we have ever bought for our summer home.

Felicia: One last thing I want to do before summer ends would be to spend one day in Central Park and have a proper picnic with my family! A picnic basket is the perfect product I want to use such as this Family Picnic Basket. It has everything I need such as 2 turn closures and a handle for easy carrying. Inside you’ll find red and blue plastic picnic-ware for 4, including stainless steel knives, forks and spoons, tumbler glasses and 10″ plates. Price: $59.99


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

Gwen P.
Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.