33 Sunny Beach Gifts For Sand And Surf Lovers

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: March 27, 2024

    Sun’s out, fun’s out! Dive into the ultimate beach day vibes with the soothing rhythm of waves, that fresh ocean breeze, the soft dance of sand underfoot, and the bliss of a playful cocktail in hand. Elevate your beach game to stellar heights with our charming and oh-so-handy beach-themed treasures. Explore our curated collection of must-have beach goodies that are sure to make any beach aficionado’s heart skip a beat. Let the seaside adventures begin!

  1. Sand + Water Resistant Beach Blanket
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    No one likes a sandy butt. So keep the body crevices sand-free with this giant beach mat that’s both sand and water-repellent (and machine-washable.) It easily folds into a compact tote with a padded shoulder strap for easy transportation—an ideal gift for any beach-loving family.

  3. Beach Coasters
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    Upgrade your beach vacation experience with our vibrant, large-capacity sand coasters to keep your essentials sand-free and within reach. These coasters come in 5 bright colors and feature a cute starfish-inspired stackable design for easy storage and travel. They make the perfect unique gift for beach lovers, adding convenience and style to any beach outing, picnic, or camping trip.

  5. Quick-Dry Beach Towel
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    Finally, a towel that dries fast! These beach towels are ultra-absorbent, made from microfiber, drying three times faster than regular towels. They’re also sand-proof – sand won’t stick – and the mesh travel pouch allows easy drying and a compact footprint when packing for adventures. Choose from 13 vibrant, beachy prints for your favorite beachgoer.

  7. Beach Accessories Set 
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    This tropical-themed beach day gift set comes full of necessities – 2 towel chair clips, an insulated drink sleeve, and a nylon zip bag made of water-resistant vinyl to store valuables or wet swimsuits after a beach or pool day. It’s a simple gift idea that would make a sweet surprise for all your girlfriends this summer.

  9. Drinks-On-The-Go Tote Bag
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    You’ll never look at a beach bag the same again. This one can store and pour up to two bottles of wine in a secret insulated zippered pocket. It’s the perfect amount to share with your friends, plus it’s still roomy enough to fit all your essentials: keys, wallet, cell phone, books, or beach towel in a separate main compartment—the perfect beach gift for a wine lover.

  11. Flip Flop Towel Clips
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    With these vibrant Boca Clips, keep your towel secured to your beach chair and enjoy the sun without the hassle of re-adjusting that slipping towel. Choose from multiple designs, from margaritas to sea turtles. You can also use them to hang your wet swimsuit.

  13. Waterproof Cell Case
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    These universal waterproof cases protect your phone from water and sand damage while allowing you to snap that top-notch selfie for Instagram. Each suit has a detachable lanyard and is waterproof up to 100 feet.

  15. SPF Kit


    There’s no better way to show them you love them than sunscreen. This set includes SPF 30 sunscreen, moisturizing cool-down location, and lip balm. Everything comes in a handy pouch that can be tossed into a beach bag. 

  17. Underwater Smartphone Camera Kit
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    This nifty case fits most smartphone models and instantly turns your phone into a professional underwater camera at 130 feet! Should you not seal the case correctly, an alarm will sound. An anti-fog capsule prevents internal fogging, while a color correction filter ensures images retain pro color without that typical underwater blue tint.

  19. Mesh Beach Tote
  20. Even if they love the beach, they don’t want to take it home. This beach bag is made from coated canvas that repels water, while the mesh helps sand shake free quickly. Then there’s the insulated cooler bag section for keeping food and drinks cool and a free bonus waterproof cellphone case.

  21. Retro Beach Speaker
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    Who doesn’t like hanging out on the beach with good tunes? This sand and water-resistant beach speaker is perfect for keeping the party going while you relax and soak up that salty air. Just hook an iPhone or Android into the speaker, or you can tune into your favorite FM station—the perfect accessory for their next beach trip.

  23. Outdoor Vault
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    Now, this is what we’ve been looking for! A portable safe attaches to fixed objects such as a beach chair, stroller, bike, or boat rail and secures your belongings while swimming! And it holds a lot. The hull is roomy enough to hold wallets, watches, mobile phones, jewelry, keys, and more.

  25. Piña Colada In A Bag
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    Ever find yourself lying on the beach wishing there was a bartender with a Piña Colada? Well, this little piña-in-a-bag may be the answer. Add rum straight into the bag, top it off with water, shake, and freeze for a frozen cocktail, or serve over ice in your beach tumbler. Bags are portable and resealable. 

  27. The Beach Glass
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    Whether floating in the pool with the girls or sunning on the beach with your friends, the Beach Glass is just what you need to hold your favorite drink! The go-anywhere wine glass design is guaranteed to keep your drink upright in sand, grass, snow, and water. 

  29. Floating Polarized Sunnies
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    Each pair of these original wooden sunnies is lightweight and robust bamboo. At the same time, the polarized lenses prevent glare and protect eyes from harmful UV rays. Also, because they’re made from organic bamboo, you can drop them in the sea, and they float right on top of the surface (a thin layer of waterproofing ensures they don’t rot.)

  31. Treasure Keeper
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    Show off your prettiest seashells in a vibrant blue collection box with a glass window. Measuring 10 x 10 inches, it’s the perfect sized wall art to display in a cute beach house’s small bathroom, bedroom, or entry hall.

  33. Sport-Brella
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    With an innovative design, the Sport-Brella protects you from the elements but won’t restrict your view. It’s a beach umbrella, a sun tent, a rain shelter, and much more – all in one umbrella. The best part is that it sets up and comes down in seconds.

  35. Ultimate Beach Tumbler
  36. Take Me To The Beach indeed! This 22 oz travel tumbler with metallic gold print is a fabulous gift for any beach lover or sun goddess in your life. Pair it with its sister beach please tumbler, and a bottle of wine for a perfect summer gift set.

  37. Beach Candle
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    For those days when you can’t make it to the coast, you can instantly escape to your favorite seaside getaway with this beach-inspired candle. It’s as fresh as salty sea air at your favorite beach cottage with a relaxing fragrance of citrus, cedar, floral, and sandalwood.

  39. Tic-Tac-Toe beach-gifts-tic-tac-toe
  40. Here’s a perfect home decor piece – and fun game – for the coffee table, fire pit, or a day on the beach. Each piece is resin, so the starfish and sand dollars become durable and transportable.

  41. Watermelon Cooler Bag


    Up to their beach game with a unique gift like this cool fruit-inspired bag that keeps drinks chilled and doubles as an adorable purse for hitting the beach bars later. It’s made of water-resistant leatherette, so there’s no need to stress over getting it wet.

  43. Coleman Portable Cooler
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    This cooler is big enough to hold many cans (or water bottles) and has plenty of extra storage space in its front zippered pocket, side mesh pockets, and lid pocket. It also features durable wheels and a retractable handle, so it’s easy to transport wherever the beach party is. 

  45. Wide-Brimmed Beach Hat
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    Keep your eyes, face, neck, and ears calm and protected from harmful UVA/UVB rays under this cute, floppy sunhat! Then, it’s stylish enough to pair with your beach dress when you go to the hotel beach bar. 

  47. Coffee Table Book
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    Gray Malin is the artist of the moment with his awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches worldwide. Combining the spirit of travel and adventure, he hangs out of helicopters to shoot beaches across six continents: Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. It makes a fantastic coffee table book and an excellent gift for someone with a beach house.

  49. Mermaid Blanket
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    Help them to realize their mermaid dream with a mermaid tail blanket. The material is warm yet breathable, making it suitable for all seasons, and it makes a perfect snuggle rug for when they finally come out of the surf late in the afternoon.

  51. Ocean Terrarium Kit
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    Keep the beach alive at home with this sweet hanging “ocean scene” terrarium. It’s a cute decorative gift that can be hung indoors and outdoors and is perfect for when you can’t get to the ocean and need a hit of the seaside.

  53. Seashell Tank
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    When you find seashells by the seashore, sport the most fabulous top from coast to coast – a racerback t-shirt with a scoop neck, relaxed silhouette, and sequin shell bra design. Pair it with that mermaid tail blanket for the ultimate “fish out water” vibe.

  55. Bioluminescent Beach Pendant
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    These beach pendants capture the true essence of the sea and make an excellent gift for any ocean lover. They’re also bioluminescent and glow turquoise in the dark, reflecting the true nature of glowing planktons of the Maldives beaches—a truly unique and beautiful beach-themed gift.

  57. Portable Power Station
  58. There’s nothing worse than a dead phone battery when you’re out on the sand all day. But this little companion will ensure you’ve never left juice-less again. Lighter than a soup can, it fits easily inside backpacks or purses.

  59. Giant Banana Beach Float
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    Is that a banana you’re riding, or are you just happy to be at the beach? Make any beach day more fun – or Instagram more hip – with a blow-up water toy that you can use for lounging in the sun or water all day.

  61. Beach-Inspired Door Mat
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    A perfect gift for a beach-inspired house designed to bring a little bit of paradise to the doorstep of your happy place. Made from coconut coir, it will turn every walk to the front door into a walk on the beach—remember to wipe the sand off your feet!

  63. Salty Hair Don’t Care
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    This mermaid-colored coffee mug features “Salty Hair Don’t Care” in cute lettering to make a bold statement about the easy-going and salt-water-loving goddess you are.

  65. Cell Phone Cover
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    This California Ocean Skies Wooden Chevron case is a great way to take the beach wherever you go and protect your prized possessions. The natural, wooden design is delightfully earthy, while the wave design is California boho-inspired.

    What do you put in a beach-themed gift basket?

    Putting together a beach-themed gift basket is a fabulous way to delight any beach lover. Fill it with goodies like a colorful beach towel, sunscreen, aloe vera gel for after-sun care, flip-flops, stylish sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, a beach read or magazine, and some tasty, portable snacks.

    To top it off, throw in a few sea-inspired trinkets, like a seashell necklace or a beachy-scented candle, to truly capture the essence of the shore! Here are our favorite beach gifts and basket ideas under the sun.

    What are some great gifts for beach lovers?

    For the ultimate beach lover, consider gifting them something practical and stylish, like an oversized, quick-drying beach towel or a chic sun hat to keep them cool and protected. You could also surprise them with a trendy waterproof Bluetooth speaker, a fashionable beach tote, or a personalized beach-themed piece of jewelry to bring beach vibes wherever they go!

    For a fun and functional gift, consider a sand-resistant beach mat or an insulated cooler bag to keep their snacks and drinks chilled during sunny beach days. And if they’re into beach sports, treat them to a high-quality paddleball set or a waterproof frisbee for endless hours of entertainment on the sand and in the surf!