Gifts for Beach Lovers

50 Ideas For Gifts For Beach Lovers (Best Beach Gift Ideas)

Do you know someone who LOVES the beach?  I am sure many of you fit into that category! If you are looking for gifts for beach lovers, you are in the right spot! 

I know how hard it is to find the perfect gift for a birthday, Christmas, or another special occasion.  This beach gift guide will hopefully give you a few ideas, so you can cross the “beach lover” friend or family member off your list.  

In this post, there will be many beach gift ideas. Some of these will be practical beach gifts, others, unique beach gifts, and of course some fun beach gifts.  You can guarantee that all will be beach-themed gift ideas and all perfect presents for beach goers!   

Let's explore some of the best beach Christmas gifts and ultimately the best gifts for beach lovers any time of the year! 

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Relaxation Gifts for Beach Lovers

Gifts for Beach Lovers - relaxing on the beach

Many people love to go to the beach and relax in the sun.  The sound of the waves is calming and reading a nice book is a dream for many.  

Perhaps your friends live near the beach or have to travel to get to a beach, either way the following gifts for beach lovers will help your friend or family member truly relax on the beach.  

These are perfect presents for beach lovers!

If you think your friend or family member might really enjoy a beach chair, there are few things to consider. 

  • Comfortable (Seat height between 8 to 12 inches.)
  • High Ratings
  • Light Weight

There are a lot of varieties of beach chairs to check out! These are the best beach gifts for adults. 

Some beach lovers prefer a beach tent This would make a perfect beach gift.  These tents offer a great place to get out of the sun on extremely hot days. 

Types of Beach Tents

Some of these tents are similar to camping tents. (without the door) You assemble them in the same way.  There are pop-up tents and manual assembly as well.  The canopies are also another option that serves the same purpose. 

If you need beach vacation gift ideas for those who have a trip planned, this is a good one. 

Inflatable beach beds are great gifts for beach lovers.  They are water-resistant and take relaxing on the beach to a new level.

These beds are inflated with a pump and then deflated so they will fit in a small bag. They are really fun to plop on the sand and enjoy the perfect beach day. 

These are perfect beach Christmas gifts for beach lovers. They are easy to wrap! If you are looking for fun beachy gift ideas, these are perfect! 

Maybe your beach lover friend already has those essential relaxation items such as chairs and tents.  For those friends, a beach blanket is a great beach gift idea.  They come in super cute bags and make a perfect themed gift.


Beach blankets come in all types of colors and patterns. This makes them a fun beach gift to give. Some are water resistant some are not.

These are inexpensive and make the best gifts for beach goers! 

A beach umbrella is another great gift for beach lovers!  It is a great way to take a break from the sun!

Shade From the Sun 

One thing to consider when buying a beach umbrella is how many people you want to provide shade for.  A smaller umbrella is good for one person but if you are buying a family beach Christmas gift a larger umbrella is a better option. 

If you are looking for one of the best gifts for the beach. Everyone needs a new beach towel.  I personally think the personalized towels (featured below) would make a great gift for a beach lover! 

Beach Themed Gift Ideas – Presentation 

If you buy a few beach towels, you can roll them up and tie a ribbon around each of them.  You can place them in a beach bag. It is an item for beach bag gift ideas.  You can also buy some towel clips and throw in there! That would be the perfect gift for a beach lover! 

gifts for beach lovers - beach towel

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Journals and Books

gifts for beach lovers - books

A great gift for your beach lover friend is a audible membership This will allow them to listen to books while they relax on the beach. 

7. Journals

Journals are also a great gift for beach lovers.  The beach is a great place to ponder and write down thoughts and feelings. There are lots of fun colors to choose from.  You could also get nice fun pens to go with it. 

8. Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books can be a fun beach gift.  This will allow your friend or family to showcase their favorite thing in an area where everyone can see it. This is also one of the best beach house gifts if you know someone that has just purchased a beach house.

9. Books for Beach Lovers

If you know your friend or family well enough, a book is a great gift.  It doesn't have to be beach related.  You could even just get them an Amazon Gift Card so they could purchase a book of their choice. 

Books are the best beach-themed gifts to give and really the perfect beach gift for mom! 

gifts for beach lovers - Journal

Everyone needs a beach bag!  There are a few different bags to choose from.  A traditional bag to hold your stuff is always a good idea.  A cooler bag is another great option for beach picnic items that need to stay cold.  

This is a gift that beach lovers can never have enough of. It is a perfect gift for beach goers! 

It is so important to stay hydrated at the beach.  There are some cute options for water bottles that your beach lover friend or family member will love.

Water Bottle Brands

The best water bottle brands are Stanley, Yeti, and Hydro flask.  These will keep your water cool the entire day at the beach. 

This falls into the practical gifts for beach lovers category.  But seriously there are tons of cute options that will make this a perfect beach gift for someone! 

gifts for beach lovers - water bottle.

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Beach Toys

Gifts for beach lovers - Beach Toys

Entertainment at the beach is essential.  Let's explore some of the fun beach gifts and entertainment gifts for beach lovers.   

12. Body Boards

This is probably not the best gift if your friend is a surfer but body boards are great family beach gifts because most kids love playing in the waves.  

Inflatable Body Boards 

If traveling is mandatory to get to the beach there are inflatable body boards that are perfect space savers in the suitcase. 

Traditional Body Boards

Traditional bodyboards are awesome to have if you live near a beach! These would make perfect Christmas gifts for beach lovers, especially kids!

Not all beaches are great snorkel spots. Consider where your friends or family members typically like to spend their time.  Snorkel gear are great beach vacation gifts

Is Snorkeling an Option?

Snorkeling in Hawaii was amazing and we loved having a snorkel set of our own.  This is a great gift if you know your friends like to travel to areas where snorkeling is common. 

Beach Games

Consider if your beach lover likes to be more active at the beach.  Many people bring activities to enjoy at the beach.  Here are a few fun beach gift options:

15. Beach Kite

A beach kite is perfect any time of the year.  The wind right off the ocean makes the weather conditions for kite flying perfect.  This is an amazing beach gift! 

16. Frisbee

A frisbee is a great beach gift! A game of ultimate frisbee on the beach is amazing!  Tossing a frisbee is also really fun! 

17. Volley Ball Set

A volleyball set is a great beach gift if your friend or family member lives near the beach.  We usually plan family reunions every year. This is the perfect item to bring that a large group can enjoy. 

18. Beach Balls and Parachute

Beach balls are fun to bring and play with on the beach.  Also, a parachute is a fun addition to the game.  

19. Sand Castle Equipment

If you are looking for a beach gift for a younger beach lover. A sand bucket and the tools to build a sand castle is a great idea! 

All of these cool beach gifts would make the best birthday or Christmas gifts for beach lovers! 

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Electronics

gifts for Beach Lovers - go pro

Everyone needs those electronics even on the beach! These items make the best gifts for beach goers! 

20. Listening to Music

It is great to listen to music with some Airpods or wireless earbuds for non-Apple users.  We also love having a Bluetooth portable speaker at the beach. 

21. Go Pro Camera 

The Go Pro is a great beach gift to catch the action at the beach without having to worry about your phone or camera getting wet.  

22. Waterproof Phone Case and Portable Charger

A waterproof phone case would be a great addition if you plan to make a basket of “favorite beach items.”  A portable charger is also a nice thing to have on the beach.

These beach vacation gifts are great options.

23. Swimsuits

If you are brave enough to buy a swimsuit for a friend, go for it.  Men's suits are much easier to buy!   Kids swimsuits are probably the easiest to purchase for someone else.  This would probably be a better beach gift for “him”. 

Surf boards

This might be a great beach gift for a teenager or young adult who loves to surf or would love to learn to surf.  Rash guards and board shorts protect your skin when you are surfing without them you will get a bad rash. (don't ask me how I know) 

25. Surf Lessons

If you are looking for gifts for a beach vacation. A great beach gift idea would be to purchase surf lessons for your friend or family member.  That would be an unforgettable experience and a very unique beach gift. 

Swimsuit cover-ups are a great gift for beach lovers! There are some really cute options! If you are looking for great beach gifts for women, this is a good idea. 

I recently bought some off of Amazon for my cruise and loved them! 

Beach hats are awesome! They are great ways to protect your skin from the sun. Hats are great gifts for beach lovers! 

The big hats are perfect beachy gifts for her! 


  • Oversized Hat
  • Ball Cap
  • Visor

Sunglasses are an essential beach item.  You can get cheap to very expensive options.  For kids there are actually color changing sunglasses! This is a very practical beach gift idea! 

Name Brands

If you want quality sunglasses Ray-Ban, Oakley, and MauiJim are great gifts for beach lovers. 

I love beach shirts! When your friend or family member is not at the beach but wants to sport their love of the beach this is a great option!  These products below are a few beach gift ideas to consider.  These are great beach-themed gifts! 

Beach Shirt 

30. Gifts for Beach Lovers - Sandals and Water Shoes

Water shoes

A great gift for beach lovers is sandals or water shoes.  There are so many great options.  I love practical beach gifts!

Jewelry is always a great beach gift. There are so many cute beach-themed products.  This is one of the easier beach themed gifts to purchase! 

Beach Jewelry

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Bath and Body

Gifts for beach lovers - hygiene products

Looking for a beachy gift for her? If you want the fresh smell of the beach when you are not at the beach, these personal hygiene products are perfect beach gifts for someone who loves the beach and would like an ocean-themed gift. 

32. Soap and Body Wash

There are so many varieties of  Soap.  Not only do they smell good but a lot of the options. Cute seashells or beach-themed gift soap. Body wash typically smells wonderful and is a great beach-themed gift.

33. Perfume, Lotion, and Shampoo

Bath and Body Works has some fun beach-themed gifts such as lotion. perfume and shampoo that have a tropical fragrance are perfect gifts for beach lovers.

gifts for beach lovers -Soap

gifts for beach lovers -Beach Box Set

There are some fun candles that not only smell like the beach but are cute beach decorations. These would be a great option to add to beach basket gifts sets. 

gifts for beach lovers- Beach Candle

Gifts For Beach Lovers - Beach Candle

Christmas ornaments are popular beach gifts all year round.  Most people I have talked to actually collect Christmas ornaments as souvenirs when they travel.  

Beach Christmas Gifts – Ornament

A special ornament that represents your favorite location is the perfect beach gift! A beach-themed Christmas tree would be awesome! These are great Christmas gifts for beach lovers.

Beach Christmas Ornaments

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Home Decorations

Beach décor

Have a beach lover friend that loves to decorate or just moved into a new house? A beach housewarming gift is a great option. There are so many beach-themed home decorations that would make perfect gifts for a beach lover.  These are also great beach housewarming gifts.

36. Beach Art

Beach art is one of the best gifts for beach lovers.  There are inexpensive options!

37. Wall Décor

Many people decorate with a beach theme.  There are great wall décor options to choose from. 

38. Beach Signs

This falls under wall décor, but if your friend or a family member has an Airbnb or vacation home, you can custom-make a sign to hang up.

These are all really great beach-related gifts that are perfect for beach lovers! 

Beach glassware is beautiful and a special gift your friend or family member will love.  It is a very unique beach gift. 

I think it falls in the luxury beach gifts category! 

gifts for beach lovers -Beach Glassware

Gifts for Beach Lovers - Smaller Items

Classic souvenirs are great beach gifts for holidays or birthdays.  

40. Key Chain

 Some people love collecting key chains.  There are so many key chains that would make perfect beach-themed gifts.

41. Snow Globe

We have a few snow globe lovers in our house.  A snow globe is a fabulous beach gift idea! 

42. Coasters 

Coasters are one of the best beach house gifts for a beach lover.

These beach-themed items are perfect gifts for beach lovers!

43. - 45. Random Beach Lover Gift Necessities

If you are a practical beach gift giver, think about some of the following items below. Towel clips for your beach chair, sand removal kit, or portable fan!  These are all great ideas for gifts for beach lovers.

45. - 50. More Gifts for Beach Lovers Recap

Wow, there are so many amazing gifts for beach lovers. Your friends or family members will love all of these options.  Let's recap the products to make it easier for you to decide what beach gift ideas to get! 

Beach Experiences

Beach Personal Care Items

Over 50 Gift Ideas for the Beach Lover

Gifts for beach lovers person on beach

Hopefully, this helps you as you shop for the beach lover in your life.  There are so many fun gifts for beach lovers!  

My Favorite Beach Gifts

It is really hard to choose my favorites!  My top five would be the beach home décor, the cute Etsy beach T-shirts, Etsy beach towel, a beach chair, and the Go Pro. 

I already have some of the items and love them like the portable speaker.  It is awesome!  

These gift beach ideas are perfect for beach Christmas gifts.  No matter what the reason you now have plenty of fun beach gift options for your beach-loving friends and family members! 


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  1. So many wonderful beachy items! I love them, even though I rarely get to go to the beach. Some of my family members do though! Perfect gifts.

  2. As a beach lover, I would love all 50 of these gift ideas. I’m also a big fan of practical gifts that I would actually use. Love this curated list!

  3. As a Floridian, I need to check out some of these gifts for beach lovers. There’s a lot of useful gear here.

  4. I love these. They are great gift ideas for beach lovers. I have been searching everywhere for a crotcheted swimsuit cover up like one you posted but now I feel like I am to old to wear it. lol I finally found my dream cover up and I don’t dare wear

  5. I love the beach colors of the gifts for beach lovers. You’ve put together a good selection of different items for the beach

  6. I’m so ready for the beach! And this list of 50 of the best beach gift ideas is awesome – for beach lovers like me!

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