Looking for the best gifts for beach lovers?! Don’t worry I got you covered. Having spent the last 12 years living on Maui I’ve had my fair share of time at the beach.
The beach is an awesome place no matter where you are. From the beaches of Thailand to the beaches of Spain, fond memories always pop in my mind. But nothing compares to the beaches of Maui, they’re exotic, beautiful and pristine all wrapped into one.
What I’m trying to say is that…I understand how the beach lover feels thus I know they’re going to love at least one, if not all of these gift ideas for beach lovers.
I made finding gifts for beach lovers super simple. I broke up the beach gift ideas into 6 categories, Practical Beach Gifts, Fun Gifts for Beach Lovers, Beach Gifts for Her, Luxury Gifts for the Beach, Beach Gifts for Him and Gifts for Ocean Lovers. Here are 40 + beachy gift ideas.
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Practical Beach Gifts
2. Reef Safe Sunsreen
If I had one piece of advice to give to my younger self, it would be to take better care of my skin, i.e. wear more sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen daily will help reduce wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and prevent burns and worse, skin cancer.
Having a Reef Safe Sunscreen not only protects your skin but it saves the coral reef. This is the perfect present for the environmentally friendly beach lover.
3. Beach Towel
A beach towel is an essential for any beach you go to. I recently got the Tesalate beach towel and love it. It’s fast-drying, super absorbent, compact, light and sand doesn’t stick to it.
It’s super fashionable as it comes in many different patterns and it can be used for multiple different activities such as hiking or camping. These towels make great Christmas gifts for beach lovers.
4. Beach Towel Fasteners
These Beach Towel Fasteners are a nifty gadget that secures your beach towel in the sand. Not only are these contraptions great for the beach but they come in handy for picnics and while camping. Plus it’s small size make this a great stocking stuffer for the beach lover.
7. Subsafe Sandwich Container
Nothing ruins a day at the beach like a soggy sandwich. Gift the beach lover in your a Waterproof Sub Container. It comes with two caps, one that accommodates a footlong (and, as it happens, a bottle of wine), and a shorter one for a 6-incher (or to use as, say, an on-the-go cocktail shaker).
10. Tommy Bahama Chairs
If you’re looking for a beach lover gift for a couple, get them a pair of Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs. I know these may seem cliche but I promise it’s because they are worth it.
It’s easy to carry on your back, has multiple pockets to store you things, its comfortable and the pineapple design is classic.
Fun Gifts for Beach Lovers
If volleyball and foursquare had a baby…its name would be Spikeball. Spikeball is a fun, active, easy-to-learn game that can be played anywhere by anyone.
This is by far my favorite beach game and you’ll be diving around in the sand in no time. One of the best gifts for beach lovers who are active and like to have fun.
14. Beach Glass
Whether you’re floating in the pool with the girls, sunning on the beach with your friends, or relaxing in a hot tub, the Beach Glass is just what you need to hold your favorite drink.
When you need your hands just stick the Beach Glass into the sand and it keeps upright. Do your part in eliminating plastic cups in the process.
15. Mermaid Tail Blanket
A crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket will keep you thinking about the ocean even if you don’t live by the beach. One of the most unique gifts for beach lovers, this blanket is cute and cozy. Perfect to snuggle in while doing homework, watching TV or even napping on the couch.
Luxury Gifts for the Beach
19. GoPro Dome
Is the beach lover in your life into photography? The GoPro Bubble Dome is an awesome GoPro Accessory that creates those awesome half under, half over water shots.
Make sure you get the one compatible with the edition of your GoPro, I have the one compatible with the Hero 9 linked.
22. PORTABLE GRILL UTENSIL KIT
The Portable Grill Utensil Kit is a great gift if someone loves grilling at the beach. This handy kit has all your grilling utensils zipped up into one small backpack. Plus this gift could be used in so many other occasions like traveling, hiking or camping experiences.
24. Backpack Picnic Basket
This is a great gift especially for someone who loves picnics and getting the perfect photo as this Backpack Picnic Basket is the perfect setup. This quality picnic basket for 2 comes with coffee service for two – vacuum flask and stainless steel mugs, plates & napkins, utensils, cheese board, corkscrew and even wooden spill proof salt and pepper shakers. This is a thoughtful beachy gift idea.
Beach Gifts for Her
Beach Gifts for Him
32. Surf Changing Poncho
A Surf Changing Poncho is a great beach gift for him especially if he surfs. These oversized towel ponchos make it easy for him to change in and out of let’s say a wet suit or board shorts.
Since the poncho is essentially one giant towel, you can dry off with it before changing into dry clothes. This is one of the best gifts for surfers.
36. Outdoor Vault
These beach lover gifts provide safety, an Outdoor Safe. This is the personal small safe was designed to go where you go. Secure all of your valuables in the internal zipper pouch and lock to any fixed object. This beachy gift is ideal for use as a travel safe that you can secure onto a beach chair, bike, umbrella, golf cart or any other fixed object.
Gifts for Ocean Lovers
37 Inflatable Paddle Board
An Inflatable Paddle Board is the ultimate gift for ocean lovers and fitness fanatics. Take your paddle board anywhere…lakes, rivers and yes especially to the beach. Comes complete with paddle, travel backpack, shoulder strap, leash, waterproof bag, removable fin and double action pump.
39. Mask, Fins, Snorkel Set
Having a nice pair of Fins, a Mask and Snorkel makes exploring under the sea that much better. One of the best gifts for ocean lovers is a nice snorkel setup. This way you’re not putting your mouth on a foreign snorkel and you’re able to explore under water.
41. Waterproof Phone Case
A Waterproof Phone Case is a great beach accessory for vacation. This keeps your phone protected from the water when you are in or around water. The waterproof cases are useful for outdoor rafting, swimming, beach playing and even snorkeling. These also make great Christmas gift stocking stuffers. Great for any type of phone.