Need a gift for someone who hears sounds of the ocean wherever they go? Or pretends their coffee mug is an umbrella cocktail? For loved ones whose hearts stay by the seashore we’ve found the best handmade, personalized, artistic, party-inspired and fun gifts to give a beach fiend. Check out these gift ideas that will keep their feet happily planted on a warm, sandy beach somewhere:
EARRINGS MADE WITH SAND FROM YOUR FAVORITE BEACH
The Dune Jewelry Collection uses actual sand from the beach of your choice to create a gorgeous piece of wearable art! You can choose from thousands of beaches around the world. Check out their Sandbank to confirm they have the sand you want. You can even send them sand you’ve collected! Our friends at Dune asked what my favorite beach is and I replied, “Nassau, Bahamas”. Several weeks later I received this gorgeous pair of earrings in the mail. I had no idea how much I would enjoy wearing a little bit of the beach where my husband and I honeymooned almost 13 years ago. Personalized sand jewelry is definitely on the top of my list for a gift for that will surprise and delight any beach lover! I wore my Nassau sand earrings to my last hair appointment and the stylist in the next chair over was gushing over them! She wouldn’t let me leave until I texted her the contact info for Dune Jewelry! There’s a large selection of jewelry pieces to choose from including bracelets, necklaces, charms, cuff links, rings and key chains. They even have a wine stopper! Browse their collection to find and personalize your beach gift. Prices start at $30 and go up from there. Be sure to order in advance because each piece is custom made to order.
MONOGRAMMED MANDALA ROUND BEACH BLANKET
If your beach-loving gift recipient likes to be trendy this colorful, round blanket is just the thing. These beautiful, lightweight, beach blankets are fashioned after mandala artwork, striking enough to hang on the wall, but even more breathtaking when spread out on soft, powdery sand. It’s like an invitation to balance your chakras, crack open a great book and relax the day away. Oh man would I love to be doing that today! Also, they are monogrammed for the beach lover in your life and not too pricey at $45. Order at Etsy store NeciHill
SEASHELL LOCKET IN STERLING SILVER
This delicate, seashell locket can open to hold a tiny treasure. It is handmade of sterling silver by an artist in Bali who is sponsored by National Geographic. The locket is available on Novica.com, offering fair trade of artist creations from around the globe, and proceeds go to benefit the people of the region. This gift has a lovely backstory and supports a wonderful cause! These gifts are available in limited quantities so regardless of when you need that beach gift I suggest you get your Seashell Locket right away. Price is $79 and includes a sterling silver chain.
PERSONALIZED WELCOME SIGN
Does your beach lover decorate with a beach theme, own a beach house or have a tiki bar in their back yard? This sweet little sign would make a great addition to any of these scenarios. Personalized and handcrafted by American Artist, Al Pisano, this welcome sign will become a treasured centerpiece of any beach bungalow and beacon to attract fellow beachcombers! Cost is $79 and it’s available at PiazzaPisano.com
ROLLING COOLER WITH SPEAKERS
My research into the minds and hearts of beach lovers revealed a common thread on every one of their wish lists..MUSIC and FOOD! The gift that incorporates both loves is the beach cooler with speakers. The speakers are Bluetooth enabled and will work with your apple or android phone AND there are wheels for easy transport of the party. This item is available at lots of online retailers including Hayneedle.com for around $50.
MONOGRAMMED BEACH CHAIR
Imagine a pretty, embroidered monogram on a brightly colored, portable chair! What looks like an over-the-shoulder bag converts into a lounge chair with a reclining backrest. Includes a full sized (17” wide by 13″ tall) waterproof storage pocket – perfect for your wet towel, flip flops or bathing suit – plus 3 external pockets for your fun-in-sun-must-haves. You can choose from many different prints and colors. This compact lounger includes an adjustable shoulder strap for carrying and would fit easily in the car so one can be beach-ready at all times. Cost is $55 and you visit Etsy store SewMuchFunEmbroidery to place your order.
Here’s a gift…..instant access to your beverage of choice on the beach (or anyplace else)! It’s an over-sized purse which hides an insulated plastic bag and cold pack inside for storing and easy pouring of your favorite drink. Any beverage can be stored in the bag and there’s enough space in the actual purse for all your other necessities. Perfect for wine or any other beverage you choose. All you have to do is hold your cup in the right spot, open the spout and there you have it! Genius! Price is $129 with the option to buy a 3-pack of replacement bags. Get more details at UncommonGoods.com
Whether your gift recipient is already a collector of Alex and Ani or just likes the latest fashion this Dolphin Bangle is a casual piece that can be worn with anything. It’s a beach-loving bracelet with an “in” feel that is sure to turn the head of every fashionista. The price is right….right around $30 dollars so click on over and get your beach lover the Alex and Ani Bangle.
PERSONALIZED KIDS BEACH BAG & TOYS
If your beach lover is a little person or a big person who needs to keep the little ones entertained check out this super cute beach bag and toys. These sea-inspired bags come in the shape of animals who live near the beach: choose from a shark, crab, butterfly, or fish! They are colorful containers packed with fun, beach toys and they can be embroidered with a child’s name for a personal touch! What a wonderful way to spoil the beach loving family in your life! Get your beach bag for little ones at Personal Creations for $29.
FAMILY FLIP FLOP DOOR MAT
Another idea for the beach loving family in your life is to remind them of vacation every time they enter or exit their home. Check out this personalized door mat that has flip flop feet for everyone in the family! You can personalize the door mat with all of their first names and the family name. Whether or not they have a beach house this mat will serve as a reminder of the beach, the best times of their lives and what life really is all about – quality time with family and friends! Choose from two door mat sizes and a runner, starting at $24 at PersonalCreations.com
We’ve gotta be grateful for the beach lover in our lives who keeps the dream of summer alive all year long. We hope you found some great and reasonably priced gift ideas for your friends and family! With any of these gifts your beach lover can sit, lay back, close their eyes and almost hear the waves crashing near by!
This article was written by Cristy Lafferty, one of our Florida mom bloggers and a mother of twins! Cristy received a sample of the Dune Jewelry Collection earrings in exchange for an honest product review. All opinions are her own.