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Lindsay Schey’s Hot Summer Picks

The gift-giving pro tells what you need to create summertime adventure, wherever you are.

We’re fully immersed in the summertime groove, but can always benefit from a little boost. We turned to Birmingham mom, wife and entrepreneur Lindsay Schey for her top pool- (or lake- or ocean-) side picks, wherever your travels take you. 

A nationally recognized gift-giving and shopping expert, speaker and on-air spokesperson, Schey is passionate about helping people find the perfect gifts. She launched a small hobby blog, “With Love,” in the early days of blogging, and saw it take off in 2010. Transforming the blog into a full-fledged website called The Gift Insider (; @thegiftinsider), Schey now has more than 14 years under her belt as an influencer and gift-giving expert. Throughout her career, she’s partnered with various brands, has traveled the country sharing her top gift ideas on more than 100 morning news shows and regularly contributes to leading online and print publications.

Here, her curated summer list.


Lindsay Schey, founder of The Gift Insider


Let her take her sparkly style underwater: Supersmall’s glittery Pink Splash Goggles are embellished with pink gems and iridescent lenses.


Stunning and entrancing, this Pink Lines Plate from Tisch New York, is handcrafted in Sweden of birchwood veneer. Lori Karbal, Birmingham;


Bring the party to the water: Bote’s PVC Inflatable Hangout Water Hammock has a BVA foam deck, contoured mesh bed and features Magnepod compatible connection points for Bote’s magnetic drinkware. Boyne Country Sports, Bloomfield Hills;


A colorful Wave Kayak with Paddle just for kids, from age seven (up to 130 pounds). With swim-up step, molded finger handles and “all-soft” contours. Area Dick’s Sporting Goods;


This portable marbled Silverware Caddy has four compartments for forks, knives, spoons and napkins and is made of luxury acrylic — making indoor and outdoor easy breezy. Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield;


Chic and chill, this zippered straw Here Comes the Sun Tote is equally at home at the beach or Sunday brunch. Arm Candy, Birmingham; @shop_arm_candy_.


Pomelo Casa’s terracotta Blue Pitcher is handpainted in Southern Spain with traditional Spanish Lebrillo design — a five-centuries-old technique — and pomegranates. Perfect for flowers, cutlery or sangria. The Good Day, Birmingham;


Gather the kids for a movie night under the stars with Pottery Barn’s weather-proof Outdoor Movie Screen. 


UV-, mildew- and puncture-resistant, the YETI Hopper Flip 18 Cooler is the Caddy of coolers, holding up to 30 cans or 28 pounds of ice. Moosejaw, Birmingham;


Cut from super-soft cotton, Peixoto’s Ora Mini Dress is detailed with intricate embroidery and ruffled cuff — making it smooth sailing from poolside coverup to evening cocktails. Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy;


Inspired by swaying lemon vines, the Minnidip Inflatable Fountain Sprinkler in Striped Lemone brings the iconic tilework of the Amalfi Coast to your backyard. Area Target stores;


Wrap up poolside with Cosita Linda’s sheer and shimmery Skyline Sarong — self-ties embellished with tassels allow you flexible drape to achieve different looks. Everything But Water, Somerset Collection, Troy;


Lightweight, water-friendly and vegan, Cougar’s Pool Party Slide in Coral brings all-day cushy comfort. Sundance Shoes, Birmingham;

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