Warm sunny weather, refreshing water, the sound of crashing waves, and warm sandy shores are just some of the reasons the beach is a prime destination for vacations, relaxation, and fun in the sun. The beach has something for nature lovers, luxury seekers, and extreme sports enthusiasts.
If you have loved ones that love the beach, there are countless beach gifts to fuel their passion. Whether they live close to the beach or are constantly planning their next beach vacation, you can gift your favorite beach lover equipment, décor, and clothing that will make their beach experiences that much more enjoyable.
Read on to discover a diverse list of 25 beach gifts to get your loved ones this holiday season.
Below, you’ll find 25 beach gifts, from clothing to lounge equipment to beach-inspired self-care products that will surely delight any beach lover. There’s a gift for every budget and occasion.
Any beach lover can pay homage to their favorite port, harbor, Island, or beach region with this creative custom oyster shell. The artist sources the oyster shell from the waters of Cape Cod Bay, drying them and painting them in a gold gild paint before imprinting the map of the harbor or port you specify on the interior of the oyster shell.
This nautical work of art is a special and sentimental gift that would look great on a desk, shelf, or entry table.
2. Panama Hat
Even if you bring an umbrella, the beach and shoreline receive the most intense sun from dawn till dusk. You can avoid a sunburn in style with this classic Panama-style hat. Men and women will look great in this handmade hat, woven from Iraca Palm leaves.
Its off-white color with the chic black ribbon around the base is great for going out for al fresco dining and drinks at night.
This boho-chic beach kimono is modeled off Balinese traditional hand tie dye, using a simple black and cream blend of dyes over airy and super-soft rayon material. It is comfortable, flowy, and versatile, allowing you to wear it as an oversized robe or wrap it at the waist for a fitted, sexy bikini cover.
This kimono will be your go-to beach accessory. You could pair it with the Panama hat for the complete, color-coordinated boho look.
This stunning acacia wood jewelry bowl is a Hawaiian-style art piece with a coating of marbled resin that looks like the foamy ocean waves washing over a grainy, sandy shore. Atop the vibrant blues, turquoise, and whites of the marbled resin sits a hand-crafted tortoise. This bowl is the perfect piece to put on your vanity to hold your daily rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories.
Your morning and evening rituals of putting on and taking off your jewelry will also be graced with a beautiful Hawaiian ocean scene.
Help your favorite beach lover pamper themselves with this luxurious beach-inspired spa kit. It comes with two bath bombs in the shape of seashells and clam shells, a sugar scrub, bath salts, and body butter all made with all-natural, organic, and vegan ingredients.
Even if you can’t make it to the beach this year, you’ll smell like the sun-baked tropics after bathing in scented bombs of coconut and moisturizing pina colada-scented body butter.
Instead of a plastic star or angel figurine, you can top your Christmas tree with this unique starfish tree topper, made from a real calcified starfish. The Etsy artist harvests hundreds of starfish fossils from the shores of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, creating a unique three-dimensional starfish sculpture.
Every starfish is unique, so you can buy various toppers as stocking stuffers for your extended family. These also make for gorgeous centerpieces to showcase at your dinner table or on a shelf in your office.
This sill candle has the words “Beach Bitch” printed on the glass jar candle container as a funny play-on-words that aptly describes any beach lover. This large, hand-poured soy candle comes with a metal top that makes for a cute piece of kitsch to display in your bathroom or bedroom when not lit.
The soy-poured candle comes in both copper coconut and ocean mist scents, giving your home that summery, fresh-off-the-beach smell.
This ingenious, high-tech umbrella from Sport Brella ensures protection from the sun’s rays all day. Instead of trying to anchor it to loose sand, risking it flying out of the ground with a strong wind, this handy umbrella has a clamp that attaches to any beach chair or cooler handle.
Additionally, the umbrella is made with UPF 50+ lining with a four-way 360-degree swivel that allows you to move the umbrella to block the sun as it moves across the sky.
Another ingenious alternative to the floppy and unstable beach umbrellas of old, this Pop-Up beach tent from WolfWise is easily transportable, user-friendly, and has an extra protective layer of 50+ UPF material to shield you from the harshest, most penetrating sun rays.
This pop-up tent has a bottom that extends out, so it can double as a beach blanket or towel. The enclosed interior can fit up to three people and will shield you from wind and sand gusts, too.
Tommy Bahama may be known for Hawaiian shirts that every middle-aged man purchases on his Hawaiian trip, but it’s also a high-end brand for beach equipment. A case in point is these high-quality, luxurious beach chairs.
They’re low to the ground, with five different seating positions that extend all the way out to a day bed lounge chair. These chairs are easy to break down and lightweight for easy transport and storage. Plus, they have a beach bag attached to the armrest for you to store any valuables.
This custom twist on vintage Hawaiian button-downs retains the airy, silky feel that made them so popular in the first place. However, this hipster Hawaiian shirt has images of whatever face you want instead of giant flowers or tropical fruit patterns! Choose a picture of yourself, someone else a pet… anyone!
This shirt is great for men and women with a sense of humor and a love for the summery tropics.
One of the best parts of any beach vacation is the soothing sound of ocean waves crashing to lull you to sleep as you lounge in the sun. You can listen to the waves crashing along with tropical thunderstorms, waterfalls, and any other auditory iteration of tropical scenes with this marvelous sleep machine.
Not only will it drown out your significant other’s snores, but it will give you a soothing and uninterrupted sleep. Who knows, maybe they’ll cause you to dream you’re on a paradise island!
If you have an avid beachgoer in your family, this snorkeling gear kit is the perfect gift to explore underwater ecosystems in every ocean. It comes with fins, high-quality snorkel tubes, a visor, and a mesh bag to store it all.
The fins, visor, and breathing tube are all adjustable, molding perfectly to your face and feet so you can spend hours swimming and marveling at the vibrant flora and fauna on the ocean floor.
Stepping on sharp rocks, shells, or barnacles is one of the only downsides to beach vacations. The good news is that it’s 100% avoidable. These comfortable, lightweight, quick-dry water shoes from Barerun will protect your feet and give you great support for morning beach runs and sunset walks along the shore.
You can use them in the water, and within minutes, they’re dry enough to use as regular walking shoes for pre-beach supply runs. They’ll even protect your feet from the scalding mid-afternoon concrete that you usually must run across to get to your car.
This set is durable, heavy-duty, and creates hyper-realistic, detailed towers that build award-winning castles.
If you’re tired of tracking sand into your home and car, Uncommon Goods has a revolutionary product that keeps sand off your body and out of your living spaces. This talc-free powder miraculously whisks sand off your body in a matter of seconds.
After you towel off, you simply sprinkle the powder anywhere sand still resides, and it comes off with a quick dusting. It won’t dry your skin out, either!
If your favorite beach lover also loves puzzles, this gorgeous 1000-piece puzzle depicts a vibrant underwater scene of fish, turtles, and swimmers floating around the bright reds, pinks, yellows, and blues of a coral reef.
Puzzles are a fun and challenging activity that will occupy your family for hours. Once you finish it, you can frame it and display it as a nautical masterpiece in your game room, bathroom, or breakfast room.
This beach ball throw pillow is an affordable and fun gift for a beach house, bedroom, or living room. Artisan Gulnara Kydymrmyshova hand sews each colorful beach ball pillow to order, using soft and velvety wool felt, stuffed with bouncy padding.
You won’t know whether to have a pillow fight or a volleyball game, but you can count on a cozy and colorful addition to any sofa, bed, or chair.
This beach backpack is the ultimate accessory that covers every aspect of your beach day experience. It may be pricey, but it will be the last backpack you’ll ever purchase. This multipurpose backpack is the “inspector gadget” of backpacks, serving as a reclining chair with five positions, a towel holder, a waterproof day pack, and a picnic basket all in one.
You can use it for any outdoor experience, from beach days to concerts, to festivals.
If you’re looking for a chic yet more affordable day bag for the beach, this oversized beach tote from Becokan is large enough to hold multiple beach towels, food, drinks, valuables, and changes of clothes for the whole family.
The biggest perk is that it comes with a waterproof phone and card protector so you can take your valuables with you into the ocean and protect them from being infiltrated by sand.
Whether you’re sunbathing or snorkeling, the beach delivers some of the sun’s most intense rays. If you don’t want to end up the color of a lobster, this handy skin care kit from Sun Bum Day will keep you protected from harmful rays while moisturizing your skin after a long day in the sun. Plus, these lotions smell like luscious coconuts.
Sand feels delightful under your toes or as a cushion underneath your towel but being covered from head to toe in it is itchy and annoying. This large beach blanket ensures that sand will stay under the blanket and not caked onto your skin.
This blanket uses a parachute nylon material that sand can’t stick to. Plus, it is large enough for a crowd.
Quick dry towels take minutes to dry, so you can always towel off with a dry towel that wicks away every drop of moisture. You can make multiple trips into the ocean or pool without having to dry off with a wet heavy towel or deal with mildewy odors.
These towels are double-sided with beautiful patterns.
24. Yeti Cooler
Yeti has long been the gold standard of portable coolers, their high-tech designs both ergonomic and efficient. This new Yeti cooler will be the only cooler you’ll need for the rest of your beach days. It is a backpack cooler for easy transport, holding up to 18 beverage cans and 26 pounds of ice.
Its thick fabric provides unparalleled insulation and durability.
No beach vacation is complete without lounging in a hammock under the shade of palm trees. You can make a hammock nap happen wherever you go with this lovely hand-crafted cotton hammock.
You can take it to the beach or leave it hanging in your backyard.
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