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The beach has a special place in my heart, and I am always happiest when I’m gazing at the Big Blue. There is something soothing about being next to the ocean, and I love being reminded of it even when I can’t be there myself! If you are looking for gifts for the beach lovers in your life, I’ve brought together the most gorgeous beach themed gifts that I could find. You’ll find practical beach gifts, fun gifts for beach bums, cool beach accessories and lots of beautiful gifts beach lovers will adore!
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How to Choose The Best Gifts for the Beach Lover in Your Life
There are lots of gorgeous and practical beach gifts to choose from, but what you pick will of course depend on what your beach lover is like and what they like. Hopefully, if you’re buying them a beach gift you know them well enough to have a good guess at least!
If you’re looking for funny beach gifts for friends then that’s going to be quite different from buying retirement gifts for a beach house for example. Useful beach gifts are great for friends or as Christmas gifts for beach lovers, but if you’re looking for romantic beach gifts for your girlfriend or boyfriend then something more pretty than practical is probably the way to go.
To help you along, I’ve attempted to collect different beach-themed gifts together in several categories, including my overall recommendations for the best gifts for beach lovers, practical gifts for the beach, and beach gifts for her and for him.
The Best Gifts for Beach Lovers
These are my top five best gifts for beachgoers, as they’re cute, practical and I’ve got options that are suitable for any budget.
They could make great Christmas gifts, birthday presents or retirement gifts and some would be lovely wedding gifts, but if these don’t take your fancy then read on for lots more beach gift ideas!
A waterproof action camera is a great gift for the beach lover in your life so they can photograph and video all of their underwater and beach adventures. GoPro is the best-known action camera brand, and will not let you down.
For me, one of the best things about the beach is seeing what is beneath the waves. A snorkel set is a great beach gift for people who love the beach so they can explore underwater in between catching some sun.
Practical Gifts for the Beach
Who doesn't love a practical gift? Instead of buying something that will lie unused in a drawer, these useful beach gifts will be down by the sea in no time!
Don't you just hate warm drinks at the beach? This beautiful customized Stainless Steel Beach Tumbler comes with a lid and straw and will keep ice frozen for over 10 hours - cool huh?? Gorgeous birthday beach gift or Christmas gift.
For hardcore beach fans who come to spend the day by the sea, a lightweight portable table is a godsend for eating picnics and keeping sand off the food. Waterproof and easy to wipe clean (unlike canvas) this aluminium alloy table is hard-wearing yet light and easy to carry.
For solo beach lovers, applying sunscreen can be an issue if there's no one to rub it into your back. Save your solo pals a whole lot of sunburn and/or embarrassment with this handy sunscreen applicator.
Beach Gifts for Her
If you want to buy a gift for the beach-loving lady in your life, whether that’s beach gifts for mom, your girlfriend, wife or friends I’ve got some great beach gifts for women right here.
Whether you’re looking for thoughtful Mother’s Day beach gifts, bridesmaid beach gifts, a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift, or birthday gifts for beach lovers, check out these gorgeous beach gift ideas for her – which of course could be perfect beach gifts for him too!
I love collecting sea glass when I'm at the beach, and cute beach themed jewellery will be a hit with any beach-loving lady (or gent). I love these sea glass necklaces, they're pretty but not too showy - perfect for the beach!
Well, she'll need somewhere to keep that pretty beach jewelry - so a beach themed jewelry box is just the thing! This gorgeous box is made of wood and has a mirror inside as well as compartments to keep jewelry and trinkets safe.
While I was tempted to include a swimsuit on this list, it's probably best to leave that up to her - but a beautiful coverup would be a lovely beach gift. Not only are they gorgeous on the beach, but off too, and can be matched with all sorts of summer outfits.
Sensible and useful while being a thoughtful gift, a personalised beach hat would make a lovely gift for that special someone. Choose the text you want, from a name for newlyweds, to "Hello Sunshine" or another beach quote.
For the more active beach-loving lady, a rashguard will protect her skin from the sun and from scratches while surfing or having other fun on the beach. UPF 40 sun protection and a pretty design too! Just be sure to get the right size.
Cool Beach Gifts for Him
Now it’s time for some beach gift ideas for him – which of course could be perfect beach gifts for her too!
Whether you’re looking for beach gifts for dad, your boyfriend, husband or friends I’ve found the best beach gifts for men right here.
They would make great Father’s Day beach gifts, fun groomsmen beach gifts, Valentine’s gifts, or birthday gifts for the beach lovers you’re thinking of.
There is plenty of beautiful beach jewelry for him out there, with chunky and simple designs perfect for surfing, swimming or chilling on the beach. I like this surf wave design, but choose your beach-loving guy's favourite.
If the man you're buying for loves a beer at the beach, then he'll appreciate a beer table to keep the sand out of his precious pint. This awesome beer holder comes with plenty of space for drinks, snacks and phones and has a handy bottle opener on the side. You can even get it engraved!
I love a good BBQ at the beach, and your beach-loving man who also loves a barbecue would certainly appreciate his own engraved set of BBQ tools. He can grill up a storm while you get to enjoy the tasty food!
Show you care by buying this well-made sun hat to protect your man's head from the harsh rays. Select the colour and size to perfectly suit them, and relax knowing you've picked a great beach gift.
I hope these beach-themed gift ideas have helped you decide what to buy for beach lovers in your life – or that you’ve found a cute beach accessory just for you! If you have any other suggestions for beach gifts that I haven’t included please do let me know, I’m always looking for more beach gift ideas!
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Hi! I'm Claire, a 30-something foodie traveller who loves to experience the best of a destination without breaking the bank. I'll help you to travel the world on a budget, while still being able to spend money on unique experiences.
I am an avid supporter of female solo travel, and took my first solo trip 17 years ago! I love to write about travel, hostels and backpacking.