Looking for the perfect gift for the beach lover on your list? Here are some cool gift ideas to inspire a tropical trip, hold a seaside memory or just delight a sandy kid.


Tommy Bahama Beach Chair: There are beach chairs, and there are smart, comfy beach chairs with built-in coolers that you can carry on your back. This is the most common one I see at our beach.

Rainbow Men’s Sandals: A mark of a surfer, SUP-er or a sunbather. Also insanely comfortable.

Pretty Themed Beach Towels: Peace signs, whales, butterflies or the ever popular flip-flop towel from Kaufman Beach Towels.

Surfboard, Stand-up Paddle Board, Boogie Board: Now is the time to get a good deal on a board on CraigsList.

Pure Sea Glass: A coffee table book to turn your beachcombing into a science. (And then plan a trip to Glass Beach!)


Scratch & Sketch At the Beach: One of those books where you scratch off the black to see rainbow colors underneath.

LEGO City Surfer Rescue : An awesome Lego kit for your little grom!

LEGO Friends Oivia’s Beach Buggy: A cute Lego Friends set with a car, beach stand and coconut tree.

Curious George Goes to the Beach with Matching Plush Toy: Perfect toddler gift with book and stuffed Curious George.


Shell Frame: Get a wooden or cardboard frame from a craft store, and glue shells or other beach trip memorabilia on it.

Your Own Little Beach Ornament: Find a clear plastic ornament that you can put sand and shells in. Thanks to our old neighbors for this idea! For a full DIY, see MomDot’s tutorial on the Beach Themed Christmas Ornament.

Homemade Sand Art: Dye your own sand and layer in glass bottles or hurricane candleholders. If you collect sand from the beach, make sure to sift it before dyeing and follow these steps.

Beach Vacation Certificate – My Favorite!: Let your loved one know about a beach trip you’ve planned by attaching a note to a piece of tropical fruit or to a can of Spam (if you’re Hawaii-bound).

Happy Holidays from Beach for Baby!

Flickr photo by melissa brawner