Looking for beautiful, fun and unique gifts for the beach lovers in your life? You have come to the right place. We’ve put together our ultimate beach gift guide that will help your favourite people celebrate the wild and stormy, calm and sandy beauty that is the beach.
Growing up on an island, the beach was always a place to get-away, to play, think, walk, swim, build sandcastles, and meet friends and family. The beach evokes wind swept hair, warm feet dug in the sand and and salt crusted swimsuits after a day in the sun.
I love how the beach inspires so much creativity in fashions, jewellry, sports & play equipment and decor. Our beach gift guide has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a gift for a die hard beach bum or for a Christmas, Birthday or other Holiday gift for your parents, friends, family or even yourself, we’ve got you covered
We’ve broken up our beach themed gifts into the following sections to make it easier to find what you are looking for:
- Beach Gifts Under $25
- Practical Beach Gifts
- Beach Themed Gifts
- Fun Beach Gifts
- Beach Gifts For Kids
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BEACH LOVERS GIFTS FOR ALL AGES
Beach Gifts Under $25
It is a good idea to have a few tricks up your sleeve, when looking for a budget friendly beach gifts. We’ve gathered some fun, practical and beautiful ideas that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Grab a pair of no leak, no fog swim goggles for the beach lover that loves to swim. Nothing says the beach like a good dip in the ocean. In turquoise blue tropical waters preferably.
Beach Themed Jewelry
Starfish Necklace: Sigmo Creations
Sea Turtle Earrings: Awal Wandering
Surfer Bracelet: Late Night Luna
Add a little pizazz to your friends or family’s wardrobe. Beach themed jewelry is always a hit from kids on up to adults. Luckily there are many cute options under $25. Here are a few inspiring choices:
- Wooden Sea Turtle Earrings
- Personalized Starfish Necklace – choose the birthstone & letter
- Waterproof Surfer Bracelet – Rainbow of colours available & adjustable
Portable Power Station
Never run out of power at the beach. The durable world-reknowned Ankers Power Core portable charger delivers a high-speed charge to a wide range of devices. It’s 10,000 mAh provides enough power to charge iPhones twice, and most other devices once. Perfect gift for beach lovers who love to spend the day at the beach, plus all the selfies they can take.
Sun Care Kit
Pull together a thoughtful beach gift of suncare products. Being out in the elements all day can be hard on the skin. Help your beach lover protect their skin and nourish it, with reef safe products.
My family has used Badger sunscreen since our youngest was born 8 years ago. We love knowing the mineral sunscreen is safe for all our bodies, plus better for the oceans.
Turkish beach towels are an ideal beach lovers gift. No more wet, musty smelling towels, that take forever to dry. These beach towels are soft, light weight, compact and come in 24 different eye catching colours.
Comfy Flip Flops
What’s a trip to the beach without some comfy flip flops? Perfect for slipping on for a quick walk to the beach, heading out to the poolside or deck.
Beach Towel Anchor Clips
Beach Towel Anchor clips are a quirky, fun way to keep your beach towel from flying away from your deck chair like these parrots. Vesatile, the anchors are also strong enough to hang up wet bathing suits or towels, or use a clip to close food bags. If your beach lover is not a fan of parrots, they also come in many other animal shapes.
Waterproof Cell Phone Case
When heading to the beach, you definitely want to protect your cell phones from sand, water, drinks spilled by the littles, or leaky waterbottles in your bag (ask me how I know?!?!).
Take some cool underwater photos with a waterproof cell phone case, without having to buy another camera.
An oversized, lightweight mesh tote will make for a fabulous day at the beach and a thoughtful gift for beach lovers. Roomy enough to bring everything but the kitchen sink. Add in a delicious snack and some lipbalm with sun protection, and they’ll be ready to go.
Bocce is a popular past time, and I have seen many a friendly game happen at the beach with people of all ages participating. Play at the beach, park or in the backyard. Winner gets a prize.
Water Bottle With Hidden Storage Container
Fool would be thieves with a fully functional water bottle with hidden compartment.
When heading to the beach, the challenge is always to figure out where to store your valuables. This is an awesome gift idea for beach lovers, who can stash a few dollars, keys a credit card and drivers license with no one the wiser.
Add a little whimsy to their bedroom, deck, or living space with some inexpensive and cute nautical theme seahorse lights. This set can be USB powered as well as with batteries, which helps save on disposables.
A Mesh backpack is multipurpose. Take it to the beach, use it as a swim bag, a workout bag, or a place to store all your kids beach toys.
PRACTICAL BEACH GIFTS
Practical beach gifts don’t have to be boring. When your friends and family need to hit the beach for a few days or week to unwind, they will be sure to bring along these useful gifts. Warm sand in their toes and sparkly water await.
Who doesn’t love a good snorkel set and admiring tropical fish, and sea turtles while swimming in warm ocean waters. Ok maybe that time in Costa Rica when the waves were rolling a little too strongly and I got sea sick.
Not to worry, while this snorkel set won’t guarantee good weather or a once in a lifetime swim with dolphins, it will be an awesome thing to bring on their next beach adventure.
Beach Tote With Cooler
Ride the beach wave with a classic beach tote with detachable cooler. No beach day would be complete without a bunch of yummy snacks, a cold drink or too. Spacious enough to bring the kid’s towels too.
Sand Free Beach Towel
Bring home beach memories not the sand, with a sand free beach towel. Sand & water resistant plus lightweight and small makes it a great choice for packing in a suitcase for beach adventure travel, or at one more local.
Easy Pop-Up Shade Beach Tent
Gift the gift of shade with a super easy to set up Shade Beach Tent. Sometimes the sun ray’s can be a bit too much, especially for families with young children who need to be kept cool. A shade tent offers the best of both worlds. Plus it can be used on and off the beach.
Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Listen to some tunes, without worrying about a little water. A waterproof bluetooth speaker is a fun gift that keeps on giving, one nostalgic 80’s tune at a time.
Classic Beach Hat For Her
A classic sun hat is a must for the beach. Collapsible, lightweight, with SPF 50 will have your loved one’s covered all summer long, and look fashionable doing it.
Classic Beach Hat For Him
We don’t want to leave the men out. A classic, yet stylish Havana Hat with SPF 50, will shade the face whether at the beach or strolling the downtown.
Sun Hat For Everyone
The ever popular Tilly Hat is SPF 50, floats if dropped in the water and is suitable for all types of adventures, on and off the sand. It comes in four colours to suit their preference.
Water Bottle Holder
A person’s gotta stay hydrated. Am I right?
A sweet hand-made water bottle bag and beach themed stainless steel water bottle would make an awesome beach lovers gift. I’m looking at you hubby, Hint Hint! The bag has an inner pocket for some keys or cash, plus room enough for just the essentials, lipbalm, phone or other small items.
Woven Sand-Free Mat
For a heavier duty, multipurpose mat, CGear Multimats woven design lets sand, and dirt flow through. Perfect for the beach, camping, RV’s and park picnics.
When it’s time to get away for the weekend, support their journey with a weekend carryon, that can conveniently slide onto the handle of their luggage. Make a break for it with this beach lovers gift.
Portable Beach Chair
Comfortable, sturdy, this handy beach chair is ready for a full day of beach action. Features include storage in the back, a lightweight design that is easy to open and four positions to choose from. Add a cooler like one of the one’s below, full of yummy snacks and drinks and there’s no need to leave the sand, sun and ocean fun.
A portable cooler is an essential item and one of the best gifts for beach lovers. Whether you are looking for a premium cooler with all the bells and whistles, or something a little more basic and budget friendly there are thousands of choices out there. We’ve narrowed down them to a couple of the best choices.
Budget Friendly – Titan Deep Freeze
The Titan Deep Freeze is ideal for a day trip, with an easy to clean & leak proof insert, and room enough for all the snacks and drinks they’ll need. Keeps ice cold for up to two days.
Premium Cooler – Yeti Roadi 24 Cooler
Yeti hard sided cooler is the perfect road trip and beach companion. Picnic anywhere in style. It has enough room for wine bottles upright, and can keep items cold for up to three days with a resuable ice pack or ice.
BEACH THEMED GIFTS
Beach themed gifts are such a sweet way to celebrate all things wild, wavy, sandy and salty. I am loving all this amazing gifts.
Sand Dollar Bracelet
Sand Dollar Bracelet: Sea Glass Designs
What a sweet sand dollar bracelet. I have a few pieces from Sea Glass Designs I absolutely LOVE! They evoke memories of living on the East Coast of Canada, stormy waves, and calm walks along Nova Scotia’s many beaches. I feel like I carry a piece of the east coast whenever I wear them.
Transport your friends to another time and place. They have many lovely necklaces, bracelets, earrings you can explore here.
Sea Glass Necklace
Sea Glass Necklace: Lita Sea Glass Jewellry
A custom made sea glass cascade necklace will have your loved one’s dreaming of walking the beach looking for beach treasures. You choose the sea glass colour combinations.
Mixbook – Personalized Beach Themed Gifts
We love Mixbook in our household. From creating our own special vacation photobooks, to sending out the yearly grandkid updates via photobook and photo canvases of all types as gifts and for ourselves.
A personalized beach photo canvas or memory book of an amazing beach trip together would make anyone happy as a clam.
Vintage Sea Life Illustrations
Vintage Sea Life: Spotted Octopus Shop
Bring the sea into their home with made to order prints of vintage sea life illustrations. Nautical fine prints on archival quality paper make for detailed, long lasting prints.
Wooden Beach Sign
Wooden Beach Signs: Kokua Designs
I love these adorable and funny hand painted wooden signs. Perfect gift for a beach bum to adorn their walls.
Beaches by Gray Malin
This stunning book Beaches showcases Gray Malin’s aerial photographs of beaches around the world, shot from doorless helicopters. Six continents of beach celebrations playing with light, shape, and perspective.
Resin Beach Ornaments
Resin Beach Ornaments: Paula Beltz Creations
These Resin Beach Ornaments are absolutely gorgeous, and capture the essence of the beach. I can almost smell the salty ocean air, and hear waves crashing as I look at them. Make your beach lovers Christmas.
JUST FOR FUN BEACH GIFTS
Go Pro – Hero 9
Go Pros are what we all aspire to when it comes to shooting stunning videos of our families, friends and epic adventures. Long lasting battery, crisp video, rugged and waterproof the Go Pro Hero 9 is the latest and greatest. Albeit it does come with a bit of a hefty price tag. You’ll be their fan favourite forever with a gift like this.
Swim with the fishes and capture all underwater adventures with an affordable Underwater Action Camera. I can’t wait for our next beach holiday.
Beach T-Shirt for Him
I Like Maps: Aruba Map T-Shirt
Map T-Shirts from around the globe..oohhhh I want one to. Commemorate a favourite beach destination, or surprise your honey with a holiday reveal for your next trip. They also carry colour and black and white map art of cities, beaches and islands around the world like the one below.
Beach T-Shirts for Her
So many cute, funny and unique beach themed t-shirt choices, it’s so hard to choose just one. Whether strolling down a boardwalk, hanging out by a beach fire or grabbing a drink at the pub, they’ll want to look good doing it.
Inflatable Beach Lounger
I have been wanting one of these inflatable beach loungers ever since I saw a family with one at our local beach. The only problem is, I would constantly be fighting with my daughter for a spot. We might need two.
BEACH GIFT GUIDE: BEACH GIFTS FOR KIDS
Let’s not forget the kids. Kids love the beach, and can spend hours building sandcastles, swimming like dolphins floating around on inflatable sea creatures and looking for beach treasures.
Some of my favourite memories are from my childhood beach vacations. I spent many hours with my younger brothers building forts out of driftwood, swimming in the ocean, exploring tide pools and turning over rocks looking for crabs. We have our family’s favourite story of going crabbing along the shore and one grabbing my mom’s finger, with a few choice words and a shout that incident went down in history as a memorable moment we still talk about today.
What are your favourite memories of the beach?
We’ve put together a beach gift guide for all the kids in your life.
Mystic Cove Mermaid: Mermaid Tale Costume
I mean really….the picture says it all. What mermaid lover wouldn’t be enchanted by this Mermaid Tale Costume?
Swimmable and walkable costume, in various colours like Turquoise Sparkle, and Lime Wave, with top will be a hit for sure.
No beach vacation is complete without some time spent in a hammock. Adults and older teens like to hang out and relax with a book, tablet or phone. Young kids are wild monkey swingers holding on for dear life (parents you know what I’m talking about!).
The Wise Owl Hammock is compact enough to easily fit in a corner of your suitcase, and is lightweight with about 15 different colour combos to choose from.
Snorkel – For Kids
A full face Snorkel face mask will help your kids, especially the young one’s enjoy putting their face in the water and exploring the ocean floor and all it’s creatures.
Kids Beach Bucket – Personalized
Beach Buckets are a classic beach toy for kids. Up your gift giving game with a personalized beach bucket. This would make an awesome addition to a beach themed birthday party, a beach vacation gift or just because. Choose the decal, name and colour of bucket.
Beach Books & Activities for Kids
Inspire kids love of the ocean with some interesting, funny beach themed books and activities. I love that I often learn something new when reading these types of books to my kids too.
Hello Lighthouse, by Sophie Blackall
Hello Lighthouse is a sweet story that follows the daily life tasks of a lighthousekeeper and his family.
Ocean Animals for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Whales, Sharks, and Other Marine Life
Oceans are full of interesting and unique creatures. Ocean Animals for Kids highlights many in their animal profile, gives an intro to marine science plus hits kids with some fun facts like what happens when an iguana sneezes. I’m curious too!
Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars: Take-Along Guide
Take Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars to the beach and introduce your kids to the world of seashells, crabs, and sea stars. Check in tidepools and under beach rocks while using this book to identify what you’ve found.
Save the Ocean (Save the Earth)
Save the Ocean follows a mermaid and silly turtle, as they learn the difference between plastic and jellyfish. When our children learn about the earth and all its creatures we give them an opportunity to connect with why we want to preserve and ptotect them. Bethany Stahl also has many other wonderful books in the series like Save the Sharks and Save the Bees.
1,000 stickers, activities, fun facts, fun seasports and more, jam packed into this portable Kids Beach Day Sticker Activity Book.
This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki
This One SummerThis One Summer“ is an exciting teen graphic novel. Set at a lake house in Awego Beach, it’s the story of Rosie, and the drama that unfolds once summer as her parents won’t stop arguing, and an older teen who is caught up in something dangerous. It’s a gorgeous,heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of adolescence
Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf Series Book 1)
Surfing dreams. Chasing Forever is ultimately a story of family, friendship surf and finding yourself, set in a California Beach town. Perfect for the YA crowd.
Let’s go fly a kite! Windy days, and sand for miles is a good place to let your kids FLY! Add to the beach theme with a three pack of kites (I am loving the octopus kite).
One can never have too many beach towels, especially when they come in so many cute patterns, characters and styles.
- Oversized fluffy beach towel: Mermaid Dreams
- Hooded Beach Towels for everyone: Pirates me hearty! or Mermaid Tales
- Octopus Surfboarder. Sign me up! Octopus Beachtowel
Frisbies (That Don’t Hurt!)
Get your favourite kids out and moving at the beach, park or home with Activ Flyers frisbies. Pain free fun. Two pack is perfect for those times they accidentally get thrown on the roof, too far in the ocean or eaten by the dog…. Personal experience talking here.
Mom & Mini Sun Hats
Glitter Memory: Personalized Sun Hats
Matching Sun Hats for Mama and Mini are so sweet. My daughter is still of the age where she likes us to wear matching clothes. Such a fun idea while they still think you are the coolest person around.
Sea Shell & Crab Crayons
Kages Crayons: Sea Life Crayons
Creative sea life creations await with these cute Sea Shell & Crab Crayons! We sell sea shells down by the sea shore tongue twister. Perfect for beach party favours and inquisitive kidlets.
Beach Hair Don’t Care – Hair Ties
Love Mia Co: Beach Hair Ties
Beach Hair Don’t Care Hair Ties are wonderful for an upcoming beach holiday, party favour, stocking stuffer, or even summer vacation.
Monogrammed Beach Chair Set
Favorite Favours: Beach Chair & Umbrella
Monogrammed Beach Chair and Umbrella every young child would adore. Comes in a couple of colours and you can add on beach realted items including a sunhat, sunglasses, mesh beach tote or waterbottle. Or get them all in one.
Whale Hello There T-Shirt
Coral Apparel: Whale Tshirt
Pun-tastic t-shirt Whale Hello There, will be sure to get a smile from your youth, teen and all those who read it.
Conclusion: 70+ Exciting Gifts For Beach Lovers Of All Ages
I had so much fun researching and gathering ideas for the best gifts for beach lovers. From young to the young at heart this beach guide has a lot to offer those who can’t wait for salty air, wriggling their toes in the sand, and donning a swimsuit for some frollicking in the sea.
Have we missed your favourite gift idea for beach lovers? Let us know in the comments below, or connect with us on social media. We’d love to hear from you!
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