The Best Gifts for People Who Love the Beach
We’re obsessed with the cabana stripes on this round towel—the tassels are a fun detail, too!
Bobbi Brown’s best-selling Beach fragrance, with notes of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin, is the ideal moisturizing lotion for any bedside stand. A blend of aloe vera and olive, jojoba, and sunflower oils soothes skin and serves up antioxidant protection.
Seventh-generation basket sewer Michael Smalls and his former apprentice, Dino Badger, make their traditional baskets on Hilton Head Island from locally harvested materials.
This awesome cocktail book (from Coastal Living!) makes the perfect gift for the beach house hostess who is always entertaining.
- Buy it: Beach Cocktails, $16
Artist Jessica O’Neill painted the original design for this silky ode to South Carolina’s state tree.
The sweetest shark robe, mitt, and slippers will make your littlest one the cutest fish in the sea after bath time.
Pretty in Print
Give breakfast nooks a splash of saturated color with a sunny still-life from Charleston artist Teil Duncan.
Sweet stripes make this long-sleeve tee a cozy gift, especially during the winter months.
Play all day or snooze all night in a youthful, sherbet-hued cotton set by Savannah-based LAKE.
Message on a Bottle
Nautical flags bring the fun — and a discrete monogram — a leather flask. Each flag represents a letter of the alphabet.
Upgrade the campfire experience with handcrafted forks that make marshmallow roasting all fun and no fuss.
- Buy it: Sea Island Forge Hand Twisted Roasting Forks, from $35
- Buy it: Sea Island Forge Quiver for Hand Twisted Roasting Forks, from $150
We love this colorful piece of seaside-inspired art from Caryn Owen, a Minted artist. It’s just the right piece to brighten up an entryway or mudroom. Pick frame, borders, and matting to match your home's style.
- Buy it: Rambo Relay Navy, from $31
Fourth-generation jeweler Mini Hay finds her inspiration in Charleston’s humblest resident, the goldbug. Pick up her enamel pieces at Croghan’s Jewel Box, the family’s century-old King Street jewelry store.
Wear It Well
These beloved warm-weather sandals belong in every beach lover’s shoe closet. The raffia-wrapped wedges, available in four colorways, go from bathing suit and cover-up to evening attire easily.
A cotton apron gets a quirky twist with printed lobsters.
A Charleston-made shucker that gives back: a portion of all sales goes directly to oyster habitat restoration projects.
Beachy Table Accent
The simplicity of these starfish napkin rings make them a fun accent for a holiday dinner by the sea.
Sustainably harvested salt mingles with Fresno pepper mash for a zingy finish on everything from seafood to roasted veggies.
Artist Marie Freudenberger likes to examine the interactions of light, color, and nature as the sun moves throughout the day. This print was inspired by the rugged beauty of the California coast.
Lightweight and Lovely
This adorable tunic boasts sheer lace, sophisticated patterns, and lightweight fabric. It’s a chic find for your mom’s present pile!
- Buy it: La Blanca Cover-up Tunic, $99
Share a taste of the Lowcountry’s natural sweetness.
A fresh soap that contains salt flakes for gentle exfoliation makes a great stocking happy for everyone in your family.
A Touch of Nautical
This nautical rope bracelet is the perfect stocking stuffer for the sailor in your life.
Leather Strap Watch
Surprise him with a watch that sports nautical chronographs and a handsome honey-colored leather strap.
Scent of the Sea
This coastal candle comes packaged in aqua glass with a cute tin cap.
The elegant design is hand-painted on camel bone.
Sculpted by sixth-generation St. Simons Island, Georgia, native Heather Shadron, the 14 karat gold–trimmed dish also comes in white and pink.
Get the shot day or night with a hip, 35mm square, half-frame camera.
Give the gift of design with our outdoor-living handbook—it's more than 200 pages chock-full of ideas and decorating tips.
Room for the Crew
Whether at the beach or in the park, this tropical leaf-inspired terry cloth towel with darling tassels is roomy enough for a crowd.
Pack It In
Travel cubes keep your perfectly curated vacation clothes organized and contained. Once you’ve packed for a vacation with travel cubes, you’ll never pack the old way again.
Buy it: Escape Packing Cube Set, $68
A real beach kitchen isn’t complete without the stock pot necessary for a lobster or shrimp boil. If you feed a large crowd, opt for a 10-quart pot or bigger.
Buy it: Le Creuset Stock Pot, $80-150
Pretty in Patterns
Cover-ups can be as darling as your swimsuit. This Tory Burch printed caftan certainly won’t disappear into the palm tree shade with its bold design and tassel details.
It’s a Ring Thing
Whether you’re by the beach or only channeling seaside vibes, this ring stack can put you in an ocean state of mind in a snap.
Buy it: Belize Ring Set, $68
Salt Without the Sea
Bring the healing properties of the beach to your bathroom with this mix of Volcanic Red Alaea Salt and Black Lava Salt from Hawaii. A blend of botanical oils and essences relax sore muscles, soothe aches and pains, and restore skin’s tone.
Fresh & Frosty
No blender at your beach rental? No problem. The Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker turns drink ingredients into a frosty, frozen drink overnight. All you have to do is mash the neoprene sleeve to turn the ingredients into sippable slush before pouring into your cup.
A classic gift for any occasion, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer comes in a rainbow of colors, many inspired by the best beach scenes. Watermelon (shown) is warm and cheery, but beach homes would welcome hues like Ocean Drive, Majestic Yellow, or Persimmon.