While temperatures are getting cooler in most places, this gift is for a birthday girl that will have an opportunity to enjoy some poolside cocktails this winter! I know the birthday gal likes to mix drinks for friends, so I first found cute flamingo, pineapple and palm tree drink stirrers from Etsy Shop, Jenn & Jules Designs. They were great to work with. You can order their shapes in several color choices. I didn't see a listing for exactly what I wanted, so I messaged them and they were very accommodating. I would definitely order from Jenn & Jules Designs again!
Floating coasters looked like a fun way to complement the tropical drink stirrers! There are several shapes and manufacturers to choose from. Because the drink stirrers come in a package of six, I looked for six coasters as well. I knew I wanted a flamingo, so I started with this pack of 3 Floatmingo Drink Holders from GoFloats. While there are packages of six floating coasters and more, I thought it would be more fun to have two different shapes with two packs of three. These Floatmingo Drink Holders from GoFloats earned high reviews, and I liked their shape compared to other options. Because there were also palm trees in the drink stirrers, I looked for a floating palm tree beverage holder. Again, there were several options to choose from. I liked that the palm tree in this pack of 3 from Miren was taller than other options, and they also earned high reviews. After receiving both floats, I realized that while both the Floatmingo from GoFloats and the Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holder from Miren appear to hold the same cup size (both will fit a Solo cup) the inflated area around the drink is smaller on the Miren Inflatable Palm Island Drink Holders (about 6.75 inch diameter) than the GoFloats Floatmingo (about 8 inch diameter). Because of its size, the Flamingo holder from GoFloats seems more substantial, like it won't tip as easily. Whether this is true, I don't know, so I will have to wait for my gift recipient to report back to me with the results. However, if I were to purchase these again, I may consider the palm trees from GoFloats as well. See the links in the text or below for purchasing information!
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