Best Fourth of July Gifts – Ideas for Hosts, Coworkers, and Kids

fourth of july giftsFourth of July gifts are a thing! Whether you’re celebrating at a group barbecue, at work, or with your kids, there are lots of ways to make the day more festive with gift giving. Here you’ll find ideas for party hosts and hostesses, fun ideas for coworkers, and Fourth of July gift ideas for kids. Read on to learn about gift giving customs for 4th of July and to get some ideas of what gifts could work for you.


Do People Give Gifts On the 4th of July?

People do give gifts on 4th of July, although it is not required. Typically, if you are headed to a barbecue or dinner at someone else’s house you would bring something to share such as a bottle of wine or a favorite food dish. You could also get fun, patriotic-themed gifts for your friends and family. Here are some great ideas!

Independence Day String Star Lights

Lights4fun, Inc. 6ft 4th of July Red White and Blue Star String Lights Battery Operated 12 LED Indoor Patriotic Decorations

These dazzling string lights can be used for lots of American holidays, but especially the 4th of July. At 9.5 feet, these battery-powered red, white, and blue star lights are the perfect complement to an outdoor or indoor party. The LED lights are waterproof and easy to install so you can create a festive atmosphere in no time.


Fourth of July Neoprene Drink Holders

16 Pieces USA Flag Can Cooler Sleeves Patriotic Neoprene American Flag Beer Bottle Cup Insulator Reusable Collapsible Drink Cooler Sleeves for Can Bottle, 12 oz

Pick up this 16 pack of Fourth of July drink holders as a gift for a host or even as party favors for a 4th of July party. These drink holders are made in the USA and they’re crafted to fit your favorite seltzer, beer can, or bottle! Talk about range!


What Do You Bring to a Host of a 4th of July Party?

The best thing to bring a host of a 4th of July party is a bottle of wine, beer, or a dish to pass. You can also ask your host what they would prefer. Here are some other great Fourth of July gift ideas for hosts or hostesses:

Premium Bamboo Charcuterie Board – Cheeseboard Gift Set

Bamboo Cheese Board Set - Includes 4 Cheese Knives & 10 Cheese Forks- Charcuterie Board Set, Fruit, Cured Meat Serving Platter with Drawer- Ideal for Parties & Events

This premium bamboo charcuterie board is the perfect gift for a host of a 4th of July party. It includes 4 cheese knives and 10 cheese forks for fruit, cured meat, etc. This serving platter also has a drawer for storing the knives and forks and can hold  making it ideal for parties and events..


Bonnie & Pop Nut Gift Basket

Nut Gift Basket, in Reusable Wooden Crate, Healthy Gift Option, Gourmet Snack Food Box, with Unique Flavors, Great for Feel Better, Sympathy & Birthday- Bonnie & Pop

This gourmet nut gift basket would make a great Fourth of July gift for hosts. Not only are nuts a beloved snack food, but they’re also a healthy option for a party. This assorted nut gift box comes in a reusable wooden crate and has the option of a 6 piece or 12 piece assortment. Featuring unique nut flavors such chili lemon pistachios and a cranberry health mix, this gourmet gift is sure to please.


Candy Jar Filled With Your Favorite Party Mix

Candy Jar Filled With Your Favorite Party Mix, Blow Pops, Cherry Heads, Gold Bears, Laffy Taffy, Sour Punch, & More - 1.75 Pounds Gift Ready Clear Plastic Jar

When it comes to Fourth of July gifts, a candy gift jar makes a great one. This one includes 1.75 pounds of your favorite candy in an 8 inch tall keepsake jar. Keep the party going with this great 4th of July gift for a host or hostess.


Bon Appetit Gourmet Food Gift Basket

The Bon Appetit Gourmet Gift Basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets Gift for Families College Students Appreciation Thank You Congratulations Get Well Soon Care Package

If you’re looking for something adult and classy to gift your 4th of July hosts, try this gourmet food gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets. Great for friends or family, this gift basket contains a wide variety of snacks and tea from select regions of the world. Take this along to the party and bon appetit!


Six Player Croquet Set

Juegoal Six Player Croquet Set with Carrying Bag, 28 Inch

For a non-food option, consider bringing a game to a 4th of July party, such as this awesome croquet set. This set can accommodate six players and includes the wooden mallets with handles, colored balls, ending stakes, steel wickets, AND a carrying case. The best part is that this game can be enjoyed by people of all ages and ability levels, making it a perfect gift for a family gathering, picnics, parties, and more.


Badminton Racket + Birdie Set

Franklin Sports Badminton Racket + Birdie Set - Replacement Badminton Equipment for Kids + Adults - 2 Player Badminton Racket Set, Red/ White/ Blue

Another great game idea is badminton! This would make a fun addition to an outdoor party, especially a 4th of July cookout. This set features smooth grip racquet handles and some birdies. You can purchase a 2-player or 4-player set.


What Should I Get My Coworkers For 4th of July?

It’s also a lot of fun to get gifts for your coworkers for 4th of July, although it’s not typically expected. Most people will probably be out of the office for the 4th, so when thinking about Fourth of July gifts, make sure you give them early before people take off.

Here’s some fourth of July gift ideas for coworkers:

American Flag Sunglasses

Donse 3 Pairs American Flag Sunglasses, 4th of July Decorations Frame Sunglasses for Women Men Teens, Patriotic Party Favors Supplies Independence Day Memorial Day Decorations 4th of July Accessories

Looking for a great gift for coworkers? Snag these 3 pairs of American flag sunglasses and hand them out to celebrate the Fourth of July. Everyone will feel a lot more festive with these patriotic shades. You can wear these for taking funny pictures, to coordinate with a costume, or just to show off your spirit. Ideal for family, friends, or coworkers getting together and having fun.


Patriotic Paper Lanterns

Podzly - 12 Patriotic Lanterns - Red, White, Blue 12 Inch American Flag Paper Lanterns for 4th of July, Parties, Festive Decor - Large Hanging Lights - Ideal for Indoor/Outdoor Events.

Grab these paper lanterns to make the office extra patriotic. Or gift them to coworkers for their own 4th of July festivities. This red, white, and blue set come with six paper lanterns and 12 LED lights, plus six paper lantern holders. Easy to hang indoors or outdoors to celebrate Independence Day.


American Flag Vacuum Insulated Tumbler 

Military Gift Shop 20oz American Flag Tumbler, Double-Walled Insulated Steel USA Coffee Mug with Lid | American Flag Gifts | Disabled USMC Veteran Owned SMALL Business

This 20 oz American flag travel mug is stainless steel, making it durable and long-lasting. The best part is the double wall vacuum insulation keeps a beverage cold even on a hot summer day. Makes a great classy, patriotic gift!


What Might You Give a Kid on 4th of July?

For the 4th of July, kids should be outside and having fun. There are lots of great gifts you can get for kids for Fourth of July. These include:

Light Up Patriotic Magic Ball

ArtCreativity 7.5 Inch Light Up Patriotic Magic Ball Toy Wand for Kids, Flashing LED Wand for Boys and Girls with Batteries Included, Thrilling Spinning Light Show, Birthday Party Favor, 4th of July

Light up the night and make them smile with this patriotic flashing LED wand for kids. Perfect for the 4th of July, this light up magic ball spins and features a kaleidoscope of color — batteries included.  A recipe for hours of excitement and fun. If you’re throwing a 4th of July party, you won’t want to miss these for kids and guests.


Party Glow Sticks

PartySticks Moondance Glow Sticks and Connectors - 40pk Glow in The Dark Party Favors with 16 Glow Sticks Party Decorations and 24 Connectors for Light Up Glasses, Glow Necklaces, Glow Bracelets

These glow-in-the-dark sticks make great party favors, decorations, and wearable accessories for kids and adults alike. Grab this 40-pack for your next barbecue or 4th of July bash. These glow sticks are bendable so you can create any object you can imagine – glasses, bracelets, necklaces, and more.


Patriotic Pinwheels

Patriotic Pinwheels (12 Pack) 4th of July Party Favors for Kids Adults, Pre-Assembled,Parade Independence Day Fourth of July Party Supplies Decor Wind Spinner for Outdoor Yard & Garden

For a cute but festive party favor consider giving these patriotic pinwheels out to kids on the 4th of July. They can wave them in a parade or just running around the backyard. Comes with 36 pinwheels! Perfect for decorating too – just add to flower pots or use to line a walkway.


American Flag Pool Float

Playscene Giant American Flag Pool Float

As far as Fourth of July gifts go, a pool float is the essence of summer. This large star-spangled tube is over 4 feet wide and perfect for a bunch of kids frolicking in a pool on the 4th. Made from durable PVC vinyl, this float is sure to stand up to rough-housing and adds some extra festivity to any 4th of July party.


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