Show your hostess some love with one of these out-of-the-box gifts.
Gourmet sea salt—like Beautiful Briny Sea's pink peppercorn variety—can be used to season the night's meal or saved for the
fresh catch another day
Buy it: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to order
Cabana-stripe hand towels and pretty paper-wrapped soap is always a pleaser. We like Izola's maritime-inspired box of three
Buy it: Maritime Soap Set, $19; izola.com.
Laidback music is perfect for outdoor celebrations.
Buy it: The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys, $25; amazon.com.
A potted lime tree is a fun party-ready surprise when you wrap the pot in burlap or linen, finish with a pretty bow, and add
a bottle of tequila or a few Coronas
Buy it: Dwarf Citrus Trees; fourwindsgrowers.com
A handmade wooden cutting board fits any coastal kitchen. We like Etsy seller AHeirloom's bamboo boards, which are made in
the shape of your hostess's coastal state—with a heart engraved in her favorite city's location.
Buy it: State Cutting Boards, $48; aheirloom.etsy.com.
Beachy tumblers come in all sorts of coastal designs. Tervis' cups are shatterproof, making them perfect for poolside use
Buy it: Cabanas Tumbler, starting at $11; tervis.com.
A vintage-style table game is instant interactive fun. Try Front Porch Classics to find versions such as Mexican Train Dominoes
or RummyRun packaged in rustic wooden boxes.
Buy it: Mexican Train Dominoes, $33; amazon.com.