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Cool Beach Gifts For Beach Lovers

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It’s almost summer, and that means beautiful beach days, the cutest swimsuits, and the coolest sun hats for dads. Don’t worry, I have you covered on must-have baby and toddler beach essentials if you need those too.

If you’re looking for gifts for someone who loves the beach, I’m certain you will find these cool beach gifts for beach lovers helpful. From luxury beach gifts, and practical beach gifts to beach gifts for a friend. I’ve got you covered.

Lots of us, when the time permits, spend hours if not our entire day on the beach or we even take a full week’s vacation. With that, we need the right beach accessories, attire, and entertainment to enjoy our much-deserved break.

I am sharing beach gifts for beach lovers for those who are driving to the beach, taking a long beach getaway, or doing a single-day outing. From snacks to games, to the items you need to have a fun-filled day.

Practical Beach Gifts

Beach Towel- Can you really go to the beach without beach towels? These Turkish beach towels are not only pretty but they can also be personalized. Comes in a variety of colors like salmon, aquamarine, dark grey, and more. Twelve font options to choose from.

Cabana Stripe Velour Towels- Soft and durable high-quality beach and pool towels that are 100% cotton. These cabana beach towels also come as a pack of 4.

Tent- A tent to protect yourself or the gift recipient from the beaming sun is not only practical but the ideal beach trip gift idea.

  • UPF 50+ Protection.
  • Carrying bag.
  • (6) plastic stakes and 8 steel stakes.
  • Fits 3 people.
  • (3) windows.

Bluetooth Speaker- You can’t go wrong with a portable Bluetooth speaker when thinking about must-have beach gifts for beach lovers.

JBL Clip 3 is:

  • Waterproof.
  • 10 hours of play.
  • Noise-canceling.
  • Wireless streaming.

We have several JBL speakers throughout our home and we love them.

Rolling Cooler- You can’t go wrong with gifting a cooler to take to the beach. You can turn it into a gift basket and pack it with lots of snacks, drinks, and spirits and give it as a gift.

Or simply give the cooler itself because Coleman portable rolling coolers are of good quality and are durable for outdoor activities. This one has a 50-quart capacity, can keep ice for 5 days, and has 4 cup holders molded into the lid.

Portable Grill- An Amazon gift for beach lovers is a charcoal grill. What makes this portable grill so great is not only can they use it on the beach, it’s portability and size make it perfect to take on camping trips and tailgating.

Fins- Ok so, super cool beach gits for beach lovers are a pair of fun fins. DaFin Pros are supported by the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and the United States Lifesaving Association.

  • Easily slips on.
  • Made of natural rubber.
  • Able to float in saltwater.
  • Comes in 5 colors.

Beach Powder- If you are putting together your own gift basket to give, a useful beach basket gift idea is talc-free sand-removing powder. It’s a great choice to try to keep things as mess-free as possible.

Candle- A simple but good gift for beach lovers is a tropical candle with hints of strawberry, coconut, apple, and peach. Light it up at your next Airbnb or in the comfort of your own home.

Cordless Handheld Vacuum- The beach can be messy from all the sand collected. Grab a handheld vacuum to keep things clean and a little less sandy.

Luxury Beach Gifts

Tatami Beach Chair- This beach chair as a gift for beach lovers will have them feeling like they’re the coolest kid on the beach. A collapsable beach chair that makes for easy transport.

  • Ground-level seat.
  • Comes in four colors.
  • You can use it at the beach, poolside, or while watching your kids play with their water toys.

Palma Wide Hat- The Palma, Lack Of Color trendy beach hat is one of the best mom hat gifts for a beach vacation. A classic women’s summer accessory! It’s an oversized wide-brim hat that can provide plenty of sun protection.

YETI Coolers- The Mack daddy of outdoor gear is, of course, YETI. So when thinking of the best gift for beach goers, all things YETI should be at the top of your list.

The Hopper Flip 18 cooler is the largest of the bunch, so it can definitely take care of all your beach needs.

Beach Bags- Do you need beach bag gift ideas? I’m sharing two good-quality beach bags that are ideal for the beach. Both are perfect to keep the sand from building up in your beach bag and both can hold a fair amount.

Mesh Tote- The less expensive option is the mesh beach tote. This Amazon beach tote comes in a variety of colors, 13. No closure and is a shoulder bag.

You can repurpose and use it at the grocery store to collect items for your beach vacation.

Summer Tote- The summer tote is the more stylish and versatile of the two. This one has leather trim and a crossbody strap, so you’re not just limited to taking it to the beach.

  • Comes in 2 colors.
  • Magnetic closure.

Unique Beach Gifts

Beach Necklace- A sweet gift for someone who loves the beach is a “Go To Your Happy Place” ocean necklace. This beach necklace is a teardrop-shaped pendant in sterling silver.  

It’s a photo of sand and beach waves hitting the shore. If you want to purchase a set, there are ocean earrings too.

Summer Party Gift Set- When we are headed to the beach, our sole purpose is usually either for relaxation or to have a great time with our friends and family.

Great gifts for beach lovers are one that does just that. The summer party gift set allows you to leave it all behind and enjoy your vacation with the people who make you smile.

What’s Included:

  • A Bluetooth speaker water bottle.
  • (4) Himalayan salt tequila glasses.
  • Game of phones which includes 150 cards.

Chopping Board Set- If you are looking for beach-themed gift ideas for a friend’s wedding or birthday gifts for beach lovers, this incredibly beautiful chopping board which can also be used as a small charcuterie is perfect.

  • Choose the number of coasters you would like included in your gift set.
  • One 400x170x26 is included as well.
  • You can have it personalized if you like.

Beach Gift Basket- Often we purchase what we need for the beach piece by piece. An extremely thoughtful gift for the beach lover is a beach-themed gift basket. All the goodies you need for your trip and a few to use while there.

What’s Included:

  • Comes in a tin bucket that states, “Seas The Day”.
  • A candle.
  • Beach blanket.
  • Saltwater taffy.
  • Sea salt caramel fudge.
  • Kona blends coffee and tea.
  • Chocolate chip cookie.
  • A starfish.

They can also personalize the bucket with initials, or you can add wine and wine glasses.

Beach Gifts For Dad

Beach hat- Ideal gifts for the beach are, of course, beach hats. Keep dad protected from the sun. The Quiksilver is a wide-brim straw hat that will have dad looking stylish while on the beach.

Beach Shorts- Quick-dry swim trunks for dad to join in on the beach fun. Most dads are simple. They want little in the way of gifts, so a pair of shorts or two makes the perfect beach gifts for dad.

Flip Flops- Not only are Crocs flip flops a useful beach gift for dad, but he can use them for years to come. Not just for the beach but for the pool, traveling shower shoes, or just hanging around the house.

Personalized Smash Ball Set- When thinking about fun beach gifts for dads, consider this personalized smash ball set.

The set includes:

  • (2) paddles
  • A ball.
  • A mesh bag for carrying.

Have some fun with dad and take him down in the process. LOL.

Related: Travel Gifts For Mom

Beach Gifts For Mom

Swimsuit- Mom’s beach gift should certainly include a one-piece swimsuit for hanging out at the beach. This one has a plunging ruffled neck with a tie at the waist.

  • Sizes small to XXL.

Teva Sandals- If you are looking for beach gifts for moms that support water activities, the Teva sandals will do the trick. They come in a variety of cool designs and colors.

  • Excellent for water activities and light hiking.
  • Stylish and comfy.

Dress- A beautiful flowy summer dress is a fantastic beach gift idea for her to feel good at a beachside dinner or meandering through town after a long day at the beach.

This gorgeous Free People dress from Shopbop is perfect for a beach vacation. It’s pink floral with an open back. Just add some sandals and simple jewels to complete the look. 

Beach Boardwalk Shorts & Top- The boardwalk shorts and top are other trendy options. The 3 color options work flawlessly for a beach setting. Mom could wear her swim attire underneath.

Straw visor- A hat that provides sun protection, and its stylish makes for the best of both worlds. This straw visor is:

  • Wide brim
  • Adjustable
  • UPF 50

I hope you enjoy this beach gift guide!


What To Get For People Who Love The Beach?

There are a lot of items you can purchase for a beach lover. Get creative or think of some of their favorite things they enjoy bringing to the beach.

Some ideas:

  • Use a cooler as a gift basket and fill it with their favorite snacks, sunscreen, a float that can be blown up when ready, etc.
  • Beach chairs
  • Sunglasses
  • Entertainment such as games, beach balls, or speakers with Bluetooth.
  • Swim gear.
  • Flip flops or sandals.

What Do You Put In A Beach-Themed Gift?

Personalized beach-themed cutting board.

Beach-themed earrings or necklaces.


Beach hat.

Personalized beach towels.

Sea Salt chocolates.

A candle with tropical notes.

Starfish and seashells.

What Do You Get Someone For A Beach Vacation?

Cute sandals.

Lots of sunscreen.

Wide bream beach hat.


Nice summer dress or cool summer shorts and a top.

A beach bag.

Fluffy beach towels.

What Should I Get My Dad For The Beach?

  • Smash ball set.
  • Beach hat.
  • Flip flops.
  • Short set for the beach.

What should I Get My Beach Bum For Christmas?

  • A good quality cooler.
  • Portable Bluetooth speaker.
  • A flight to their favorite beach destination.
  • Sturdy beach chairs.
  • Sun hat.

What Should I Put In My Beach Bag?

  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Small speaker
  • Shades
  • Sand removing powder
  • Cover-up
  • Chapstick

What To Do Before Going To The Beach?

  • Make a list of everything you need.
  • Clean out your cooler and load up on ice.
  • Make a grocery run so you will have snacks.
  • Pack lots of snacks the night before.
  • Don’t forget an insulated water bottle.
  • Load up on sunscreen.
  • Bring a portable speaker
  • Beach accessories such as volleyball, beach balls, and beach toys for the sand.
  • Beachwear.
  • Bring along a first aid kit.

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