Coastal Christmas Gift Ideas – Something for Everybody
In Australia, Christmas and summer go together like strawberries and pavlova. With the vision in your mind of a balmy summer’s day for Christmas, giving gifts with an easy coastal vibe is a wonderful idea.
Whether your gift recipients live on the coast, are planning a beach holiday, or just love sprinkling some coastal décor around their home, wherever they reside, we have the ultimate list of coastal Christmas gift ideas for you.
If you are looking for gifts for her, for him, of for that person in your life who is just impossibly difficult to buy for, we have you covered.
If you are looking for kids’ coastal Christmas gift ideas, or smaller things like Kris Kringle, for teachers or stocking fillers, be sure to check our second part of this blog, coming soon!
Many of our gifts are out of the box extraordinary and support small and boutique local businesses. Made from only the best materials, many of them are handcrafted as sustainably sourced as well.
Gifts for her
Any special lady deserves a little chill-out and some me-time. Indulge the woman in your life with this luxurious throw, perfect as a blanket or as interior or exterior décor.
Encourage her to completely relax by pairing this magnificent throw with some other self-care items such as a bottle of expensive champagne and a few good books bundled up in a ribbon or in a picnic basket.
Women understand that some days there is a need for a very large carryall, and a trip to the beach is one of those days. But just because we want to fit everything in, we don’t want it to look like we are carting around a sack (even if we love it to have the holding capacity of one!)
For style and convenience, every lady will be happy with the gift of a bag like these ones from Cub + Scout.
Get her extra excited by throwing a few treats inside the bag as well, such as really good quality natural tanning lotion and some super-cute flip-flips for day or night. To get her ready for the beach why not throw in a voucher for a deluxe pedicure as well?
Fashionable women can be hard to buy for, but there is no self-respecting fashionista who won’t appreciate a cashmere scarf, like these beautifully handmade ones from Aquamarine Home. Available in a range of neutral colours, this scarf goes beautifully in all seasons, but is especially handy as a light throw on a crisp summer evening. More importantly for each scarf purchased, Aquamarine gives a scarf to a child in Belarus for their winter protection.
Gifts for him
Something versatile for any man, regardless of age, if he is a surfer dude at heart, we adore this picture from Final Touch Décor. Sleek and artistic, it will look awesome in any room.
Even if the man in your life seems to have one of everything, it is highly unlikely he has one of these! There are few men who don’t like to connect with that primeval side by building up a fire in their backyard.
As an extra idea, pair this gift with a six-pack of his favourite boutique beer and a packet of fat squishy marshmallows, perfect for toasting.
Gifts for that Extra-Hard-To-Buy-For Person
If your recipient is a gourmet foodie or just loves to entertain, they will be delighted to receive a one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic piece like these ones from Aquamarine. Simple and stunning on any table, whether formal or casual, unique items like this will brighten your friend’s day every time they use them.
As an extra special bonus, items bought from Aquamarine contribute directly to the protection of rainforests across the world. The gift that truly keeps on giving!
If you have a friend whose house is impeccably decorated and looks showroom perfect, you may be struggling to think of something you could add.
Coastal-themed homes are filled with eclectic trinkets and intriguing items that look like they washed up on the sand, but there is a skill to not having this look cluttered or junky.
We love the sophistication and intrigue of this seashell necklace and stand from Sun Republic – it will go perfectly in any home with beachside décor and yet still stand out as a stunning focal piece.
Another piece that is quite unlike anything your recipient has in their home or has seen before is this wall hanging by Harper and Wilde. Handmade with natural materials, it is the details in singular pieces like this that bring character into a home.
And if you are still completely stumped for coastal Christmas gift ideas, why not buy a gift voucher from one of our incredible vendors? We have a huge range of coastally inspired items for the beach, home or just for fun; your friends and family are sure to find something to suit them perfectly.
We will have part 2 of our Christmas gift guide for you later this week!