Best Gifts for Beach Lovers

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by Kristin Young | Updated On: January 4, 2021 | Gear

As beach bums ourselves, we’ve spent years searching for the absolute best gifts for beach lovers.  Snag a few of your favorite items and put together a fun beach gift basket.

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Have a housewarming party, but no idea what to get.  Pick 2 or 3 of the items below, toss them in a cute beach bag, and you have the perfect beach themed gift basket. 

These adorable little glass ornaments are the perfect addition to any beach house Christmas tree.

Buy It:  Galerie Fishing Float Christmas Ornament

This stunning New York Times Bestseller is the perfect addition to any beach lover’s home.

Buy It: Beaches Coffee Table Book

These hanging terrariums are the perfect way to bring a little beach into your home

Buy It: Mkono Glass Hanging Air Plant Terrarium

One of our favorite beach themed gift ideas to stock the bar is a set of cute wine glasses and some beach themed wines.

Buy It:  Chloe and Madison”Life Is Better At The Beach” Stemless Wine Glass Set
The Beachhouse Wines
Seaglass Wines
Barefoot Wines

The delicious notes of coconut, citrus and of course, pineapple in these hand poured candles leave your home smelling like summer.

Buy It:  Poolside Piña, Homesick Scented Candle


With all of these options, finding gifts for ocean lovers couldn’t be easier.  If you have family or friends with a holiday trip planned, find beach vacation gift ideas that they will be super excited to use. 


These waterproof gadgets make the best beach gifts for anyone who loves their electronics but doesn’t want them ruined by water and sand. 

If you want amazing snorkel, diving, or beach photos, you must get a GoPro.  Make sure to get a package with extra batteries(you’ll thank me later), and a “floatie” if you plan to use it in deep water.

Buy It:  GoPro Hero8 Black

Everyone can use more battery power, and this little one is rugged, durable, and most importantly waterproof.

Buy It:  Portable Solar Power Bank

Whether it’s for a cookout on the beach or some tunes while you float, this portable waterproof speaker will bring the party wherever you go.

Buy It:  Anker 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker


Gifts for beach goers that make life at the beach easier and more relaxing will always be a big hit.

Lightweight, absorbent, and sand free beach towel.

Buy It: Fafancy Microfiber Beach Towel

Perfect for the hot days at the beach.

Buy It:  Sukeen Cooling Towels

This easily packable lightweight sun shade is perfect for families or anyone who wants a to enjoy the beach without sitting in the sun all day.

Buy It:  Coleman Beach Shade Shelter

These inflatable loungers are perfect for travel anywhere, but especially the beach.  They pack up tiny, inflate easily, and can be used as a hammock or raft making it one of the best gifts for beach bums.

Buy It:  Wekapo Inflatable Lounger

If you love the ocean, protect it.  Make sure to grab some reef safe sunscreen.

Buy It:  Surface Reef Safe Sunscreen

Beach Bag Gift Ideas

Grab a cute or functional beach bag and fill it with gifts beach lovers will enjoy for the perfect present. 

For enjoying the water without constantly worrying about ruining electronics or soaking clothes, load up a dry bag.  This option is smaller for a single person, but also comes in a few larger options that will hold a little more.

Buy It:  Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag

A mesh beach tote is perfect for allowing wet clothes and towels to breathe or even carrying home sandy toys.

Buy It:  Kabden Beach Mesh Tote Bag

Eating & Drinking Beach Themed Gifts

Looking for the best gift for a beach lover who also loves to eat and drink?(I mean, who doesn’t always have a drink in hand at the beach?!)  Check out these fun beach gifts for the host(or hostess) with the most!

No joke, these tumblers can keep your drink ICE COLD for hours in the sun!

Buy It:  Yeti 20oz Insulated Tumbler

Keep your drinks upright and from getting covered in sand while at the beach.

Buy It: AOMAIS Beach Sand Coasters

This portable little grill comes with extendable legs so you can use it at regular height or on a table top.  Plus, there’s enough roof for 8 burgers at a time, so it can provide plenty of food for all of your beach buddies.

Buy It:  Cuisinart Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

Forget about a basket, grab easy to carry picnic backpack with side compartments for wine and a beach blanket!

Buy It:  Nature Gear XL Picnic Backpack

Again, nothing compares to Yeti for keeping things cold.  We love this easy to pack and carry cooler that WILL keep your food and drinks cold while you soak up the sun.

Buy It:  YETI Hopper Portable Soft Cooler

Security at the Beach Gifts

Need unique beach gifts for people who love the ocean?  Look no further than these smart solutions for keeping money and valuables safe at the beach.

No one will have a clue that it’s really filled with your valuables!

Buy It:  Tansafe Portable Beach Safe

Tuck your valuables inside, find a pole or beach chair to attach this little beach safe to, and play in the water without concern.

Buy It:  Master Lock Set Your Own Combination Portable Safe

Fun in the Sun Ocean Gifts

Some people are beach goers and some head straight for the water.  These ocean themed gifts are for people who want to get off the beach and head out to play in the water.

Who doesn’t love a fun raft!  They make a great fun addition to a basket of beach trip gifts.

Buy It:  Intex Inflatable Donut Tube

Snorkeling is kind of our thing around here, and this set is our favorite.

Buy It:  OMORC Snorkel Set


These beach themed gifts for her range from beautiful and sparkly to smart and practical. Throw a few items together in a beach bag to have the perfect beach gifts for mom, sister, or even a best friend.

Not only are these bracelets adorable, but each one also funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean.

Buy It:  4Ocean Signature Blue Bracelet

This foldable sun hat is a Today Show favorite, and has been one of the summer’s must have accessories.

Buy It:  JOYEBUY Women Big Bowknot Straw Hat

If you spend much time snorkeling or surfing, you’ll want to get a rashguard shirt to protect you from the sun and surf.

Buy It:  Body Glove Women’s Basic Fitted Short Arm Rashguard

Most athletes know about this stuff, but it’s been a secret “go to” for swimsuits and short shorts.  It keeps you from getting a rash where your body might rub against itself in the heat.

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This is quite possibly the most important thing that a long haired lady will need for a snorkeling trip.  Hours of laying with your face in the water can really knot up your hair.

Buy It:  Honest Conditioning Detangler, Sweet Orange Vanilla


If your guy loves the ocean, we’ve put together our favorite beach gifts for men that will have him ready to plan his next getaway.

This citizens dive watch is powered by light, never needs a battery, and is water resistant up to 660 ft.

Buy It:  Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch

These shoes are perfect for anyone in the family(my son and boys all have them), and they are perfect for the beach, water, and hiking.

Buy It:  KEEN Men’s Newport H2 Water Shoe

It’s not just women who need sunglasses that can float.

Buy It:  Body Glove Grey Wrap Sunglasses


If your guy loves the ocean, we’ve put together our favorite beach gifts for men that will have him ready to plan his next getaway.

Baby Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo…. the kids will LOVE these towels!!

Buy It:  Franco Kids Hooded Towel Wrap, Baby Shark

Lacking room in the suitcase for beach toys, these collapsible beach pails are perfect.

Buy It:  Playkidz Collapsible Bucket Set, 3 pack

If you have a little one who isn’t quite ready for the snorkel mask, but wants to join in the fun, this boat perfect!

Buy It:  Sieco Design AQUAVUE Voyager, Clear Bottom Inflatable Raft

This adorable board book teaches future snorkelers to leave sea life alone and look, not touch.  Such an important lesson for anyone who loves sea creatures and the reefs.

Buy It:  Never Touch a Shark Book

We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect gift for the beach lover in your life.


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Hi!  We’re Kristin & Andrew, lovers of everything tropical.  We spend as much time as possible searching for the best beaches, snorkeling, hiking, and fun in the sun!