Gift-giving on the 4th of July is a great way for us to remember the sacrifices thousands of men and women have made for the freedoms we enjoy today. And while our freedoms were hard won, Independence Day should be marked as a joyful occasion, making it very appropriate to mark the date with a gift—either for a service member, a loved one, or the host of a 4th of July gathering you attend.
As the most patriotic day of the year, the 4th of July is the perfect holiday to show your loyalty to our country's stars and stripes with American flags and red, white, and blue items. So, whether you are looking for ideas on how to help someone decorate for a festive party or a fun way to entertain the kids before the fireworks begin, our top five gift ideas for the 4th of July have you covered.
1. Patriotic American Flag Gifts
The American flag is one of the first symbols we think of when considering what to buy for our patriotic friends and family this 4th of July. These days, there are many options for gifts that include an American flag design.
For friends who love their morning cup of joe, look for mugs and tumblers that include flag designs in red, white, and blue colors, or in a simple black-and-white color scheme. For freedom-loving mommas, look for jewelry that incorporates a flag design.
Many people choose to fly our country's flag during Independence Day, showcasing their allegiance to the U.S.A. and support of our country's heritage. Consider purchasing a new flag and flagpole for a friend to enjoy, and give them a few tips on flag-display etiquette. For instance, the U.S. flag should only be flown in inclement weather if the flag is made of nylon or other non-absorbent material.
2. Home Decor 4th of July Gifts
Many Americans like to decorate their homes with 4th of July home decor beginning in late June. 4th of July gifts for the home can include a cute porch American flag sign to hang or lean against a mantle, or an American flag pillow to display on the front porch chair for relaxed summer evenings. If you are wanting to try a DIY gift, Pinterest has some fun holiday gift ideas you can make to decorate the home or party table.
3. Clothes for the 4th of July
When shopping for apparel, look for red, white, and blue bags, hoodies, hats, and even swim gear. Many T-shirt designs are available that have an American flag patch on one arm. Some sellers can even customize colors for you. If you are attending a party for the holiday, bringing a fun American-made T-shirt as a gift for the host can be a nice gesture to say thank you.
4. Party Games for the 4th of July
Whether you are having a family get-together on the back patio, at the beach, or even on a mountaintop, guests will be sure to have fun with these exciting 4th of July gifts.
- Cornhole. Cornhole is a game that entertains the whole family and is a perfect gift idea for the holidays. Look for an American flag cornhole board and finish the gift off with red, white, and blue bean bags.
- Water balloon toss. Water balloon toss is an economical party game that is played by taking turns tossing water balloons back and forth. The team who ends with the unpopped balloon wins!
- Monopoly America Special Edition. Both kids and adults will enjoy the gift of fun with this patriotic version of Monopoly.
5. 4th of July Gifts for the Grill
Before the fireworks begin, it's time to grill! For grilling essentials, look for a stainless steel grilling utensil gift set. Another way to celebrate could be with the gift of a red, white, and blue U.S.-flag chef apron. A pack of BBQ seasonings or dry rubs is another gift idea that comes at a great price and adds a big punch of flavor to any gathering!
Celebrate with Gifts for a Festive 4th
We all love to receive gifts, it’s true. But it has been said that giving is even better than receiving. Why not mark this year’s Independence Day with a gift that shows your gratitude for the freedoms we hold so dear?
Whether you are looking for 4th of July gifts for a backyard, home, or beach celebration, we hope these red, white, and blue gift ideas help you enjoy the time with family and friends while remembering all of the reasons for our freedoms in the U.S.A. Happy 4th!