It's almost that time of year again. Your girlfriend's birthday! For some this is an intimidating day. This article will help you have no fear.

Summer is just around the corner, and so is your special lady's special day. That means it's time to start thinking about the perfect birthday gift ideas for your one and only.

No matter what your wife or girlfriend's interests may be, there is a perfect gift out there for her. Luckily, summer is a fantastic time of year for getting creative with a special birthday gift idea for the woman in your life.

To help get your gears turning, we've compiled a list of birthday gift ideas for the season that are guaranteed to make her special day the best day of the summer.

1. A Weekend Camping Trip

Summer is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy some fresh air with your girl. Whether she's interested in hiking in the mountains or relaxing on the beach, the season is ripe with adventurous camping options for any preference. 

Spending time together and creating new beautiful memories is perhaps one of the best birthday gifts you can give. Make the occasion extra special with her favorite bottle of wine, a cozy blanket for night time cuddling, and taking lots of photos to capture the experience.

Once the trip is over, consider framing a photo or two and surprising her with them. A thoughtful gesture will undoubtedly be the cherry on top of a perfect birthday weekend.  

2. A Season-Inspired Gift Basket

Who doesn't love a birthday gift basket filled with fun treasures and knick-knacks? Get your girl all her summer essentials with a personalized gift basket made for the season. Summer cocktails, sunscreen, sandals, and a new pair of shades are just a few of the summer-inspired items which make perfect gifts.   

When it comes to summer birthday gift ideas, this is perhaps the one most receptive to a little (or a lot!) of creativity. Does she love refreshing summery drinks? Fill a basket with her favorite summer cocktail fixings. Does she love spending afternoons out by the pool? Get her a new pair of sandals and designer shades. The possibilities are endless!

Complete this gift basket with an Eternity Rose that will last forever, and a sweet, handwritten birthday note and watch her face light up with love.

3. A New Summer Outfit

Another year, another summer season of new hot fashions. More than likely your girl hasn't yet filled out her wardrobe with all the latest threads on her list. After a long winter all bundled up, there's no doubt that your lady is dying to flaunt some new summer garb.

Try getting her a new summer outfit she can't wait to show off. Do some research on the latest styles and trends that fit her taste. Perhaps a colorful and flowy sundress or a cute crop top and flats. If you want to really capitalize on summertime gift giving, consider a new swimsuit or cover up.

At a loss for where to start? Ask some of her friends for help. They'll make sure you get something that'll look great and she'll actually wear. Plus, she will love wearing it, even more, knowing that you selected something you like, too.

4. A Summer Birthday Picnic

Want to spend a gorgeous summer day outside with your girl but can't leave town? Stick around close to home and opt for a romantic birthday of picnicking and people watching in the park instead.

Be sure to fill your picnic basket with all of her favorite goodies - a nice bottle of champagne, some cheeses, and of course, chocolate. You can also bring some board and grass games to play together and a blanket for a midday summer snooze.  

Simple, economical, and customizable to any couple, a fun summer picnic is an easy yet wonderful way to show her you care and celebrate her special day. So roll out that checkered quilt and enjoy some sweet summertime weather together!

5. A Romantic Patio Dinner with a View

You can't go wrong with taking your lover out on a fancy dinner date for her birthday. It combines two of a girl's favorite things: dressing up and eating delicious gourmet cuisine.

This summer, think about taking her somewhere that accentuates the beautiful summer season. Choose a restaurant with an evening patio that offers gorgeous views of the sunset or a table by the waterfront. Or find a restaurant specializing in unique seasonal dishes that are only available during the summer months.

Be sure to inform the waitstaff that it's her birthday, too. Most high-end restaurants have a special dessert for the occasion. As far as summer birthday gift ideas go, you can be certain with this one that she'll be happy and satisfied on all fronts.

6. A Summer Surprise Party With All Your Friends

What better way to celebrate another year of life than with a big party with all her closest friends? Summer is a great time of year to organize a raging backyard surprise party complete with food, booze, and merriment.

Send out invites in secret, coordinate with her friends so she won't suspect anything, and surprise her with the gift of love from all of her favorite people. Outfit a backyard with tables, games, refreshments, and ample lighting to keep the party going into the cool summer night.

The act of organizing a large birthday event is a great way to show her your love. And the surprise is certainly a birthday present she will not soon forget!

Brainstorming the Perfect Summer Birthday Gift Ideas For Her

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate summer. Show it by thinking up new and exciting summer birthday gift ideas she'll love.

Every woman is different, so celebrate yours right this year and make her birthday gift as unique and thoughtful as she is. And remember, the more personalized your gift, the more she is bound to adore it. 

Interested in more ideas for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions? Check out some of our blogs for more ways to surprise and enthrall your special someone.