Sensationally summery gifts for beach lovers

Bronwyn Griffiths

By Bronwyn Griffiths

Posted on 27th November 2019

Gifts for beach lovers CREDIT Chris_Economou-236 The season of giving is very nearly upon us! If you're looking for the perfect festive present for that beach bunny or sailing enthusiast in your life, then check out these amazing gift ideas loved by our team right here at The Yacht Week! From sensational sunglasses to a water bottle that speaks to your phone (yup, you read that correctly), here are some of our favourite gifts for beach lovers this Christmas.

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Summer gifts under $50/£40

Gifts for beach lovers Ban.do Super Chill Cooler Bag CREDIT Ban.do 2 Cooler bag

Say hello to this adorably fruity cooler bag that not only keeps your drinks and snacks cool but doubles are an insanely cute home for your beach gear. The water-resistant matte leatherette exterior has a microfiber EVA lining that keeps the contents super chilled. This bag is so roomy that it can fit up to 20 cans inside... which you would hope would be enough for a day at the beach. Either way, the combination of retro design plus multi-purpose style makes this one perfect gift for any sunshine seeker.

Shop now: US | UK   Gifts for beach lovers SurfDurt sunscreen CREDIT SurfDurt

Sunscreen

A quality sunscreen that protects both your skin and the environment is one of the best gifts for beach lovers, says Nina, Founder and COO of our sister company OH!SO. Look for a sunscreen that is made by and for people who love the beach as it will water-resistant, reef safe and with full UVA/UVB protection. SurfDurt is a great option as not only is it made by surfers who understand how hardworking their suncream needs to be but also because it comes in a gift-worthy bamboo container.

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Summer gifts over $50/£40

 

Gifts for beach lovers Oakley sunglasses Latch™ Spectrum Collection - Gamma Green - Prizm™ Jade CREDIT Oakley Sunglasses

Is there any gift better than a banging pair of sunglasses? We think not. "I am a sunglass FREAK so to me, this is the perfect present," says Sabina, our Digital Product Manager. We're so in love with these Latch™ Spectrum Collection sunglasses from Oakley. Classic style in a really popping range of colours, such as X-Ray Blue or Gamma Green (pictured), you can find an option to suit anyone. Plus, they are perfect for sailing as the hinge has a clip that allows you to secure the sunglasses onto your t-shirt.

Shop now: US | UK   Gifts for beach lovers Nokia 3310 CREDIT Nokia 2

Not-so-smartphone

Mike, our Operations Manager, has the best gift advice for your friend who needs a digital detox next summer. "Buy them a lovely bright red Nokia 3310. Seriously, with no Facebook or Instagram installed they'll really have to log off for a week - and they will thank you later. If they really need to contact someone, they can send a good old SMS message. We all need some downtime and it breaks my heart to see so many people unable to disconnect. Life moves pretty fast and if we don't all look up from our phone screen once in a while, we might just miss it." Plus, these not-so-smartphones are perfect for summer holidays. A fraction of the price of a normal phone, they won't be too stressed if they drop it off the side of a yacht or cover it in sand and sunscreen.

Shop now: US | UK   Gifts for beach lovers CREDIT HIDRATE SPARK water bottle

Water bottle

This is no ordinary bottle. The Hidrate Spark 3.0 talks to an app on your phone, so you can track your water use and then it glows to remind you to stay hydrated. It's the kind of gift that they can use year-round but it is especially important for anyone going on a sailing or beach holiday next summer. So many single-use plastic bottles end up in our oceans, with research suggesting that they could contain more plastic (by weight) than fish by 2050. So give a gift this Christmas that's not only useful and cool but also contributes towards saving our marine life.

Shop now: US | UK   Gifts for beach lovers Polaroid OneStep 2 CREDIT Polaroid Originals 1

Polaroid camera

Nothing says endless summer vibes like a Polaroid. They have updated their classic 70s design to bring you the OneStep 2 - a groovy instant camera with a high-quality lens, a powerful flash and long-lasting rechargeable battery. As Indre, our Office Manager points out "in case they have too much fun and don't remember half of their holiday - at least they'll it all on the Polaroid!" The new design comes in a range of summer-chic colours like Mint or Coral (pictured) or go all festive with one their starter packs which include a red camera and a limited edition triple pack of colour film with festive frames.

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