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The Essential Summer Gift Guide From Afloat x PaperCity

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BY Jenna Belle Fuhrmann and Georgie Miller // 06.25.24
photography Victoria Saperstein

Summer brings all sorts of gifting opportunities. From hostess gifts, vacation thank yous, and beat-the-heat treats, to summer camp bestie tokens, there is an endless stream of socializing, traveling, and chances to treat your loved ones. Afloat, the buzzy on-demand gifting app founded by Dallasite Sarah-Allen Preston continues to curate not only local gifts from shops and brands but conveniently delivered gifts so you can enjoy more of that precious summer time.

In just two years, the gifting delivery app focused on stylish local selections is growing at a rapid pace, quickly becoming the secret weapon of savvy shoppers in Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, and more. The thoughtful curation of in-the-know local brands in each of their markets offers gifts for everyone on the list. Kids’ toys and clothes, home decor, floral, party, and hostess essentials, grilling items, tasty treats, and wellness goodies are all available on the app and can be delivered to the recipient’s doorstep the very same day. Don’t worry, the gift comes completely wrapped with a handwritten note.

Still celebrating their launch of Afloat x Fort Worth last December, the easy-to-use gifting app is now a national multi-city gifting go-to. Afloat tapped Fort Worth interior designer Kelsey Sheets of The Loveliest Home as a stylish ambassador to help usher the brand into the Fort Worth stylish set.

Afloat has partnered with Fort Worth’s favorite shops and locally founded brands like B Kids, Well Gifted,  Stellar Balloons, Moss Floral Design, and Fort Weekend.

In Dallas, the app has recently added shops like The Pillow Bar, J. Rae’s, Rox Gallery, and Lane Florist to a mix of original app favorites like Madre Dallas, HerStory Market, and Mended.

The Afloat app has no shortage of clever and cute gift items for every season.

In celebration of the summer season, Afloat tapped PaperCity‘s editors to pick their favorite items on the app from their Fort Worth and Dallas shops — perfect for enjoying the months ahead.

The recently debuted summer selection chosen by the PaperCity team is full of cute party essentials like floral arrangements and festive cups, stylish summery dresses and accessories, game-time fun, hostess gifts, and mouthwatering summertime snacks ready to be gifted for all of your summer socializing needs.

Shop the exclusive Afloat x PaperCity collection to shower your loved ones in sizzling summer style. 

AFLOAT X FORT WORTH PAPERCITY PICKS

 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
I Love TCU: TCU Heart Necklace
Color Shout
$32.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
3' Jumbo Pastel Rainbow Custom Helium Balloon
Stellar Balloons
$80.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Casual Cake
Pink Petunia Baking Co.
$10.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
The Goldie in Blue Sleeping Bag
Fort Weekend
$125.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Boy Mom
Well Gifted
$48.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Wild West Cowboy Dress
B Kids
$36.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
The 19th Hole
Well Gifted
$72.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Steer Scarf
Brooke Wright Designs
$125.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
3' Jumbo Black, Gold & White Custom Helium Balloon
Stellar Balloons
$80.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Linda Richards Mink Slippers
Brooke Wright Designs
$320.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
I Love My Sorority: Greek Letters Heart Necklace
Color Shout
$32.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Plastic Cups
Brooke Wright Designs
$30.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Summer Vibes
Well Gifted
$68.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Pruple Boots Scarf
Brooke Wright Designs
$125.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Deluxe Gift Basket
Moss Floral Designs
$100.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Kori Green x Liv Wright Bracelets
Brooke Wright Designs
$48.00
Buy
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Balloon Number Columns
Stellar Balloons
$30.00
Buy

AFLOAT X DALLAS PAPERCITY PICKS

 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
The Margarita Basket
PERK
$85.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Here Comes the Bride Gift Set
Talulah & Hess
$55.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
The Birthday Basket
PERK
$75.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Assouline Travel Books
Talulah & Hess
$105.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Acrylic Rummikub Set
Rox Gallery
$250.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Rose Butterfly Acrylic Puzzle
Walton's Garden Center
$180.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Texas Acrylic Notepad Tray
Rox Gallery
$75.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Lorna Murray Daisy Bay Garden Capri Hat
HerStory Market
$164.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Cheese + Charcuterie for 2
Boxed Bites
$70.00
Buy
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Cadiz
Urban Spikes
$245.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Let's Taco Bout It
KidBiz
$79.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
The Lush Arrangement
The T Shop
$125.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Scorecard and Cup Bundle
Mahji Mamas
$40.00
Buy
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Morning Journaling and Coffee
The Gem
$29.50
Buy
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Sugar Cookies
J. Rae's
$25.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Boudoir Pillow
The Pillow Bar
$60.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Table Throw - Palmetto, Orange & Melon
Mended
$78.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
HerStory Exclusive -Demre - Light Pink with Multi-Color Flowers by Fanm Mon
HerStory Market
$357.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
La Mer Tumblers
Walton's Garden Center
$29.99
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Lorna Murray Pampelonne Occasion Tote
HerStory Market
$197.00
Buy
 (Photo by Victoria Sapstein)
 
Sol "SPF" Zip Pouch
Walton's Garden Center
$33.00
Buy

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