Best beach gifts and gift ideas for beach lovers
If you’re looking for the best gifts for beach lovers, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered together a selection of the best beach gifts available, so you can find the perfect present for your loved ones.
Choosing the right ocean lover gifts can be tricky, but our handy guide will help you select the best gifts for the beach.
First, consider the recipient’s interests. Are they water sports enthusiasts? Do they prefer to relax on the sand?
Once you’ve considered their interests, narrow down your options by choosing a beach gift that fits their personality. If they’re always on the go, choose a portable beach chair or umbrella. For those who like to take it easy, an inflatable raft or float might be a perfect choice.
Whether you’re looking for beach-themed gifts, beach gift ideas for her or him, beach basket gifts, practical beach lovers’ gifts, or beach gifts for mom, we’ve got you covered.
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something they’ll love and use. And now, let’s dive into our best gifts for beach lovers!
Essential and practical beach gift ideas
1. Sand resistant towel
If you’re looking for a gift for a beach lover, why not consider a sand-resistant beach towel? If you buy a big one, as we have, you can even use it as a beach blanket or picnic blanket. We don’t go anywhere without it! Also, towel anchor clips can be very handy to bring along as well. There are two main types of sand-free towels.
Turkish beach towels are made from quick-drying, sand-resistant material that feels great against your skin, making them ideal for days spent in the sun and sand.
Another option is the sand-free microfiber towel, which comes in a variety of fun patterns and colors. The sand repellent coating on these towels prevents sand from sticking, making them a great choice for the beach or pool. And they are very compact and lightweight!
Choose the XL version, as we have if you also want to use it as a beach or picnic blanket.
2. Waterproof picnic blanket
A waterproof picnic blanket is a great gift for any beach lover. It has many advantages over a regular blanket. It is more durable, will last longer, and is easy to clean. But the most important advantage is how compact, lightweight, and easy to store or carry it is. Sixth, it is waterproof and can be used as a mat or tarp. Seventh, it can be used as a blanket or mat for picnics, camping, or any other outdoor activity. Eighth, it makes a great gift for any occasion.
This colorful waterproof picnic blanket won’t disappoint you. It can be used for the beach, camping, or any outdoor activity. It makes a great beach gift for any occasion.
3. Floating polarized sunglasses
For a beach or water sports lover, floating polarised sunglasses are the perfect gift. Not only do they look great, but they are so lightweight, that they’re comfortable to wear all day long. So if you’re looking for a great pair of sunglasses for the beach, floating polarised sunglasses are the way to go.
These sunglasses float on water, making them ideal for swimming or other water sports. They also provide excellent protection from the sun’s rays, thanks to their polarised lenses.
A cover-up for the beach is a must-have item for anyone who loves to go to the beach. Not only does it provide protection from the sun and wind, but it also helps to keep sand and water out of your swimsuit. And, when it’s time to change out of your swimsuit, a cover-up can provide a bit of privacy, just like a changing poncho. A lifesaver, trust me ;-)!
There are many different styles of cover-ups available, from light and airy to substantial, so find one that suits the taste of the beach lover. It’s one of the perfect beach gifts for her!
This airy cover-up is perfect for walking stylishly on the beach or covering up when you want to change.
5. Water-resistant beach tote bag
A waterproof beach tote bag is a great gift for her, whether she’s an avid beachgoer, likes to spend a day at the pool, or is headed out on a boat, a waterproof beach tote is a necessity. It’s perfect for any other outdoor activity where she might need to keep her things dry.
6. Wide-brim hat
A wide-brim beach hat is not only a stylish and chic accessory, but it’s also a practical must-have for any day spent in the sun. The wide brim provides essential sun protection for the face and neck, while some have UPF 50+ protection which ensures that you stay safe from harmful UV rays. It will soon be a favorite summer essential.
7. Reusable Water bottle
The reusable water bottle has become a beach must-have in recent years. We take ours everywhere! Plastic bottles can take hundreds of years to break down, meaning that they will remain in the environment for generations to come. By switching to reusable water bottles, beachgoers can help to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and protect marine life. The perfect gift for a beach lover.
These leakproof water bottles will keep your drinks cold on the beach because of their vacuum insulation. Perfect for hot days!
8. Beach table
Tired of sand in your food or drinks? You might want to consider buying a beach table. A beach table is one of the most versatile and practical beach gifts you can give and the perfect choice for beach lovers of all ages. As it is durable and weather-resistant, it will withstand the elements without a problem. Choose a beach table that is lightweight and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. If you love a drink, you could consider this fantastic outdoor wine table.
An outdoor wine table is the perfect beach table to enjoy a glass of wine while soaking up the sun. It has a built-in wine holder, making it easy to keep your wine glass from tipping over in the sand.
9. Beach cup
A beach cup is a great gift for beach lovers. These mugs are durable, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe. Their design prevents them from tipping over in the sand. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs. Some are also double-walled to keep your beverage hot or cold.
This insulated cup will keep your drinks cold or coffee hot for hours. The perfect beach gift for anyone who loves to spend time on the beach.
10. Portable grill
A portable grill is the perfect beach gift for him. It’s lightweight and easy to carry, so he can take it with him wherever he goes. A portable BBQ is easy to set up and use, so you can start grilling in no time. A portable grill is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
This lightweight and compact charcoal BBQ is perfect for a beach trip or any trip outdoor. You could also choose a portable gas grill if you prefer not to cook with charcoals.
11. Foldable sun lounger
A foldable sun lounger is a great gift for beach lovers. It is easy to transport and can be used at the beach, pool, or park. It is also very comfortable and offers a variety of positions for sunbathing. You can choose either a classic one or a very compact one such as this lounger below. It is also a great gift for people who love to travel and go to the beach.
This foldable sun lounger is easy to carry and pack and has an inflatable pillow. It is also very versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. A great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Eco-friendly beach lovers’ gifts
12. Sunscreen (reef-safe)
Reef-safe sunscreen is a great choice for anyone who loves spending time in the water. This type of sunscreen is designed to be more gentle on reefs and other sensitive marine ecosystems. It also provides excellent protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Reef-safe sunscreen is more expensive than regular sunscreen, but it is worth the extra cost.
This sunscreen is biodegradable and reef-safe. The perfect gift for anyone who is interested in protecting the environment.
13. Sustainable swimwear
If you want to give swimwear as a beach gift, why not choose sustainable swimwear brands. Another great beach gift idea is a rashguard, that protects better from the harmful UV sun rays.
Sustainable swimwear is made of materials that are environmentally friendly, recyclable, or biodegradable and have a low impact on the environment. Examples are recycled polyester, organic cotton, and bamboo.
We love our sustainable swimwear from By Jessica Rey! They are made from recycled materials, give UPF 50+ protection, and are made ethically. Also, you support a small business by buying their swimwear. They also have rashguards for kids.
Fun beach gifts
14. Waterproof underwater camera
Waterproof underwater cameras are a great beach gift idea for anyone who loves to spend time in the water. These cameras are amazing to capture photos or videos while swimming, surfing, or snorkeling. There’s always one in our travel photography gear.
There are many different brands and models of waterproof underwater cameras on the market, but in our opinion, GoPro is still the most qualitative one.
15. Snorkel gear
If you know someone who loves the beach, snorkel gear is the perfect gift! Snorkeling is a great way to explore the underwater world, and with the right gear, it’s easy and comfortable.
A good snorkel set includes a mask, snorkel, and fins. The mask should fit snugly and have a wide field of view. The snorkel should be easy to breathe through, even when swimming at a moderate pace. And the fins should be comfortable to wear and provide good propulsion.
This fantastic set comes in different colors and is of great quality. We bring our snorkel gear everywhere! It opens up a whole new world when visiting the beach.
Looking for beach gift ideas? Have you thought of a bodyboard? They are a type of surfboard that is smaller and more maneuverable than traditional surfboards, making them ideal for waves that are both small and large.
Bodyboards come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and they can be made from different materials, including foam, fiberglass, and carbon fiber. They also have a variety of features, including fins, leashes, and traction pads.
Bodyboards are a great way to enjoy the beach, whether you’re riding the waves or just lounging on the sand. A bodyboard makes one of the best gifts for beachgoers.
This lightweight but durable bodyboard is the perfect companion for anyone who loves the ocean. It has a wrist leash and comes in different colors.
17. Inflatable SUP board
An inflatable SUP board is one of the ultimate beach gifts. They come in different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one that’s perfect for your friend or loved one.
There are a few things you should keep in mind. First, think about their level of experience. A beginner will need a different board than someone who’s been SUP’ing for years. Next, don’t forget to factor in their height and weight. These numbers will determine the size and weight capacity of the SUP.
With these factors in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect SUP and gift for your beach-loving friend or family member. So go ahead and take the plunge – they’ll thank you for it!
This complete set is perfect for any beginner or semi-pro. The lightweight and high-quality board has a wide-stand and non-slip deck.
Ever since we started traveling, we’ve been taking our e-readers everywhere! E-readers are a practical gift for beach lovers for several reasons.
First, they are lightweight and portable, making them easy to transport to the beach. Second, they are durable, and some even waterproof, which means they can withstand being dropped or getting sand/water on them. Third, e-readers have a long battery life, so beachgoers can enjoy their books for hours without having to worry about recharging. Finally, e-readers offer a wide selection of books, so there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Amazon Kindle has been our favorite e-reader. Being waterproof, they are perfect for a trip to the beach or any travel.
19. Portable waterproof speaker
Looking for a fun gift for beach lovers? A portable waterproof speaker is a great choice! Waterproof speakers are designed to withstand exposure to moisture, making them perfect for use near the pool, at the beach, or in the shower.
They come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can find one that fits your budget and needs. Many portable speakers also have Bluetooth capabilities, so you can wirelessly stream music from your phone or other devices.
20. Beach games
Beach lovers rejoice! There are many beach games to keep you entertained all day long and they are one of the best beach gifts! For adults and kids, there is plenty of choices, such as beach volleyball, a classic beach ball game, frisbee, or beach tennis. No matter what your age, you’re sure to have a blast playing beach games.
One of our favorites is this beach ball game. It’s very compact, lightweight, and a lot of fun for adults and kids from about 4 years old.
We don’t go anywhere without our lightweight and compact hammock! Hammocks are very comfortable, making them a great place to relax on a hot summer day. Find two trees and you are all set. As they are compact and lightweight, they’re also easy to transport and store.
It’s the perfect addition to any vacation, camping trip, beach house, or backyard. And one of the best beach gifts for beach lovers. Your friends and family will thank you for it!
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This lightweight and very compact hammock are a must-have for any outdoor or beach lover. It’s easy to transport and store.
22. Inflatable kayak
An inflatable kayak is a perfect gift for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Here are some of the advantages of an inflatable kayak:
- It’s easy to transport and store. You can inflate or deflate the kayak in minutes, so it’s perfect for car camping or traveling.
- It’s versatile. You can use an inflatable kayak on rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Here’s a great article on how to use SUP boards.
- It’s sturdy. Inflatable kayaks are made from durable materials that can withstand rocks, sand, and waves.
So if you’re looking for a beach gift that will get plenty of use, an inflatable kayak is a great option.
These amazing inflatable kayaks come for one or for two persons. They are very durable and the perfect addition to any beach trip.
23. Inflatable beach float
Family and friends gather on the sand, enjoying the sun and waves. You lay on your inflatable beach float, sipping a cold drink as you soak up the rays. You smile and think to yourself, “This is life!”
Beach floats are one of the best inventions ever, and they make great beach lovers’ gifts, being perfect for both kids and adults.
There are many different types of inflatable beach floats available on the market today. You can choose from simple rafts and inflatable chairs to more hip and fun designs with beautiful colors (we like the last kind).
This beautiful and comfortable avocado doesn’t only have a relaxing air bed, but also an inflatable ball for extra fun in the water or on the beach.
24. Metal detector
A metal detector is one of the most popular items on beaches. Metal detectors are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, and they can be operated by both kids and adults. One of the main advantages of metal detectors is that they are relatively inexpensive.
There are two main types of metal detectors: portable and handheld. Portable metal detectors are larger and more expensive with greater sensitivity and a longer range. Handheld metal detectors (perfect for kids) are smaller and less expensive, but they are less sensitive and have a shorter range. If you want to give a metal detector as a beach gift, consider the person you give it to.
This fantastic metal detector will be your best friend when looking for treasures on the beach. A perfect gift for any adventurous beach lover.
25. Beach wagon
A beach wagon is a great family gift for the beach. Kids love beach wagons because they can be used to haul all their beach gear or themselves, making it easy to get everything to the beach in one trip.
They are very sturdy, so they can withstand the rigors of sand and saltwater. They also have large wheels that make it easy to maneuver them on the beach. And, most importantly, beach wagons can be a lot of fun for kids to use. So if you’re looking for a family gift for the beach, a beach wagon is a great option.
If you decide to buy a beach wagon, choose a foldable wagon like this one. We used ours everywhere when the kids were little. The perfect family beach gift.
26. Kids’ beach toys
Kids’ beach toys are a great way to make sure kids are entertained during the next beach trip. There are a variety of different types of beach toys available, from sandcastle-building sets to bodyboards. If you’re looking for family beach gifts, kids’ beach toys are the best option.
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If you want to give kids a fun beach gift, maybe this original sand toys kit would be great! Hours of fun building with sand.
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27. Beach art
If you’re looking for the perfect beach gift, beach art might be a great option. There are so many different types of beach art to choose from, and it’s easy to find something that fits the style of the beach lover in your life.
For example, if they love colorful sunsets, you could find a beach painting that captures that beautiful moment. Or, if they’re more into surfing or fishing, you could find beach artwork that features those activities.
Beach art makes a great gift for any beach lover because it’s both stylish and sentimental. It’s a reminder of all the good times they’ve had at the beach, and it’s a way to bring a little bit of the beach into their home. If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, beach art is definitely the way to go.
A canvas print is always a great idea as a gift for beach lovers. There are many different options, so choose something that your beach lover will like.
28. Beach jewelry
Beach jewelry is the perfect way to show your beach lovin’ lady or friend how much you appreciate her. A beach gift for her can range from a simple bracelet or necklace to a more elaborate piece like a charm bracelet or pendant. If you want to really impress her, go for something unique like a handmade beach glass necklace or earrings. Whatever you choose, she’s sure to love it!
These lovely beach anklets are perfect for the summer and the beach, a perfect gift for her!
29. Beach Home Decoration
Looking for the perfect beach-themed gift to decorate a home? From beach signs, and beach ornaments to home decoration beach gifts, anything is available for a touch of the seaside to your decor.
This lovely flip-flop wall sign is the perfect beach gift for a beachgoer who wants to bring the ocean vibe to its house.
30. Beach gift baskets
Beach gift baskets can be a great way to show your appreciation for someone. They come in all sorts of varieties, so you can find one to suit anyone’s taste. For example, you can find beach gift baskets that include items such as beach towels, beach spa items, beach food, and even beach games.
This bath spa beach-themed gift basket has everything to be the best gift for a beach lover.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend who loves the beach or trying to find something special for yourself, we hope this list of beach gifts has given you some ideas. We know that finding the perfect gift can be challenging, but hopefully, with this guide, you’ll be able to choose something your loved ones will appreciate. What is your favorite item on our list? Or do you want us to add something? Let us know in the comments below!
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