24 Best Beach Gifts 2022

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To make an upcoming sun-and-sand vacay perfect, you’ve gotta have alllll the essentials. There’s the perfect beach outfit, the beach accessories, the perfect swimsuit, and, of course, the best beach blanket to match. (Then you need to compose the best beach-related captions, of course.) There’s *so much* to think about!! Whether you’ve got a friend who’s counting down the days until summer, know someone with a sandy getaway planned, or you’re putting together a beach-themed gift set (like a bachelorette party, for example), I gotchu with all the best gift ideas any beachgoer would love to receive. Living less than a mile from a beach has its perks, y’all—and ok, yes, New England beaches are absolutely not the same as Florida ones, but it still totally counts.

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this everyday sunscreen

Supergoop! Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost + SPF 40 Sunscreen Oil

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this cute beach towel

Society6 Ice Cream Pattern Beach Towel

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this retro swim float

Retro Limo Island Float

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this striped sun tent

Miasun Convertible Sun Shade Tent

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this deluxe picnic basket kit

West Elm Party Pack Picnic Basket

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These are the prezzies that beach lovers didn’t even know they needed, whether they love the beach but not the sand or are planning on catching some intense waves. If they want the kinds of swimming accessories no one else has, we’ve got it. If they want to plan an elaborate picnic, say no more. We’ve even got gifts for the people who wanna host a huge beach-side party. Below, the 24 very best beach gifts to get the special someone in your life (or, ahem, yourself) timed perfectly with the gorge sunny weather and upcoming summer 2022 szn. Best gift ever!

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this everyday sunscreen

Supergoop! Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost + SPF 40 Sunscreen Oil

Under our list of best sunscreens for your face, this made the top spot. It hydrates and protects your skin barrier, so if you’re applying and reapplying sunscreen on your face every two hours (as you should), it’s a winner. Reviewers say it pairs perfectly with makeup and has zero white cast. So, if they get breakouts from other sunscreens, gift this one and they’ll love you for it.

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this cute beach towel

Society6 Ice Cream Pattern Beach Towel

Ugh, how adorable is this? You’d be forgiven for snagging one for yourself too (no judgment here!). But this is absolutely a perfect gift for anyone who wants to set their beach accessories apart with a one-of-a-kind towel. The towels are vibrant and durable, reviewers say, and a nice heavy weight for the beach.

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this retro swim float

Retro Limo Island Float

No beach vacay is complete without incredible (and thematic!) pool floats. Up to four people fit inside this pink car, and the Barbie jokes will just come rolling in. Reviewers said that when they used it on the water, they got soooo many comments and compliments—and isn’t that what your giftee wants, anyways?

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this striped sun tent

Miasun Convertible Sun Shade Tent

For the person who wants to vibe in the sun but also wants to protect themselves from sunburn while they lounge (samesies), get them this shade tent. The whole thing fits into a small purse, then folds out to a bunch of positions. The person who receives it will feel like they’re getting a luxe sun solution.

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this deluxe picnic basket kit

West Elm Party Pack Picnic Basket

This 22-piece bb will satisfy even your most intense picnicker. You’ve got porcelain plates, forks, knives, spoons, wine glasses and a corkscrew, all in a gorge woven basket. Now all you need are the snacks—and obv wine—to make the most magical spread ever.

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this convertible beach chair

Beach Chair

K, yes, beach chairs are already great, but how about this one that reclines to *four* positions (including totally horizontal)?? You can also get a sun shade that attaches to the top and gives you a little extra protection. One hilarious reviewer explained that “no longer is getting too drunk and falling out of my beach chair an issue.”

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this waterproof speaker

Wonderboom 2

For the beach party pro, get them this small, high-powered speaker with a long-lasting battery life. It isn’t just high quality, it’s also ~waterproof~, so it’ll play even if it gets wet. Reviewers say it works as well as a larger speaker and has an incredible bass.

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this sand-removing beach powder

Talc-Free Sand Removing Powder

If they love the beach but not the sand, they can just gently sprinkle this powder on their sandiest body parts and then brush off. Voila—sand-free! One reviewer loved that it was talc-free, but just as effective.

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this luxe hammock

Signature Hammock

If you’ve got a way to hang it and want to spend hours leisurely rocking back and forth, go with this handwoven, uniquely patterned option. (You can also buy a hammock stand, FYI, if you’ve got the space and wanna set it up at the beach.)

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this waterproof camera

Hero7 Waterproof Action Camera

For the more ~adventurous~ friend, get them the camera that works in water (up to 33 feet, anyways). I mean, this is the perfect companion if they’re going snorkeling or scuba-diving, or if they just wanna snap some shots while you’re all in the ocean together. Reviewers love the HyperSmooth and SuperPhoto HDR settings to capture incredible photos even while moving.

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this protective hair oil

shu uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil

Beach hair is nice in theory, but sometimes you want a lil something to add some sleek shine. This hair oil offers UV protection and uses camellia oil to hydrate, de-frizz, and enhance shine (just put it on before and after heading to the beach). Reviewers say that their hair soaks up the oil quickly without residue and that it works for a lot of hair types.

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this shark deterrent

Sharkbanz 2

If your gift recipient is swimming in waters where there’s a semi-decent chance sharks’ll be hanging out, this band has a powerful magnet designed to disrupt their electrical signals. Reviewers who swim with it on say they’ve never had an issue over years of using it.

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these beach-friendly flip-flops

Beach Babe Sandals

Your regular flip-flops tend to get water-logged and fall off at the beach—but these bbs—which also come in black and red—absolutely won’t, thanks to the ties. They’ll still get the thong-style toe strap, and they can repurpose the shoes at a slightly nicer get-together (dinner at the boardwalk later?).

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this ’90s bucket hat

PacSun Warped Yin & Yang Bucket Hat

A bucket hat might be one of those “I wouldn’t think to buy it myself” kind of purchases, so rest assured your recipient will love it. This ’90s retro version is a pure throwback but also neutral enough to wear with anything.

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this sculpting one-piece bathing suit

TA3 Plungey One-Piece Swimsuit

If your giftee doesn’t know about this brand, prepare to be their favorite person. This sculpting suit lifts and defines thanks to a tie in the back, and the suit is matte enough that it doubles as a bodysuit. Adjustable straps, removable pads, a shelf bra, and inclusive sizing makes it a stellar choice for lots of shapes. Reviewers, no joke, call it “the best one-piece ever.”

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this flowy cover-up

Aga Cover Dress

This sheer kimono comes in white and black, and it’s effortlessly chic to throw on for a beach day. The adjustable belt ties over whatever they’ve got on, or they could just leave it open and flap along, pretending to be a fancy rich person on a boat.

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this white maxi

Delphine Maxi

Or, if you wanna go a touch fancier, this Australian brand has pretty flowing dresses that look luxurious but feel comfy. This one has an open back with ties, meaning they can show off their bikini underneath. (Oh, and it’s fully lined, so they won’t feel totally naked.)

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this classic woven bag

& Other Stories Large Woven Straw Tote

Everyone needs a lightweight-but-spacious woven bag to throw beach essentials into. This straw option has a longer leather strap (so, in case your bag gets heavy, you don’t have to rely on the smaller straps) and an inner pocket for essentials like wallet and keys.

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this sustainable water bottle

S’wheat Water Bottle

This water bottle is legit made from plants, but you’d never know it based on the temperature resistant, lightweight, durable design. Reviewers say it’s leakproof, the colors are gorge, the liquid inside stays cold, and the clip on the side is practical too.

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this linen cover-up top

DL1961 Zita Shirt

This sustainable brand specializes in well-made items with much lower water usage than a lot of brands (esp since linen can use a lot of water in production). This hi-low shirt tail is perfect for throwing on before and after a dip, or just tying at the waist with a swimsuit and shorts (have tried this, can verify it works).

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this linen two-piece

Tallows Linen Wide Leg Pant

This two-piece set is the perfect option if your recipient wants something a little more full-coverage on the beach or just wants to layer if they’re feeling cool. The eco-linen is a heavier weight but still incredibly breathable, according to reviewers, and ideal to wear all summer long.

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these classic sunnies

The Veronica Sun

Everyone needs a nice pair of sunnies, and if you feel like splurging, these handcrafted options are super-luxe. They give 100 percent UV protection (a must for any eyewear), and are made out of sustainable materials with minimal waste.

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this sand-free, absorbent towel

The Alchemist

This towel isn’t just pretty and patterned: the original sand-free towel dries super-quickly, packs away into a pouch, and is very lightweight. Reviewers usually love it so much that they buy multiples and wrap it around themselves like a sarong when they come in from the water.

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this bracelet that gives back

4ocean The Beaded Bracelet

If your giftee loves the beach, they probably love the ocean too. And there’s no better way to protect it than to contribute to causes that help protect it, like 4ocean. For each product, they remove one pound of trash from ocean, rivers, and coastlines. And they’ve recovered 22 million pounds so far.

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