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Beach bag gift ideas

Summer days are coming and beach baskets are the perfect gift to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. Here is a list of 20 beach bag gift ideas to create a lovely set and make a memorable gift! At the end of this article, you will also find a selection of cute beach bags.

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A timeless look like Rayban’s will always be a winner in your beach bag gift! You can also find similar yet more affordable looks here.

Tanning oil

One of my summer must-haves! You can make a natural tanning oil yourself for a more customized gift or get BaliBody’s deliciously watermelon-scented tanning oil.


Thank Me Later sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic’s sunscreen and its tropical smell is a popular option loved by everyone. I personally like the brand Thank Me Later and their natural sunscreen coming from Bali! Try the lavender-coconut one.

Flip flops

A cute and necessary addition to any women’s summer shoes collection. Havaianas are timeless and will last through many summers without losing their shape, that’s why they make for a special gift!

Lip balm

Often forgotten at the beach but necessary to keep our pretty lips moisturised! Palmer’s coconut balm works wonders and smells amazing.

Isothermal water bottle

isothermal water bottle

The best way to stay hydrated throughout summer. An isothermal water bottle like S’well will keep the water fresh, plus it’s easy to add lemon, herbs, cucumbers or any other fruits to make the water a little more fun thanks to its large neck.

Accessories pouch

Lazy Dayz Designs beach pouch

An important item to always carry in a beach bag to protect all accessories from sand and water: phone, keys, money, jewellery… Lazy Dayz Designs creates unique beach pouches – made here in Greece and water-resistant – that will remind you of a never-ending summer! You can also have a look that this cotton canvas pouch.

Beach hat

Beach hat with bow

A hat like this beach hat with ribbon is a great addition to your beach bag gift!

Beach towel

Turkish beach towel

Turkish style beach towels are super trendy at the moment. Soft and resistant, their minimalistic design will make any beach photos Instagram worthy.

Bikini pouch

If your friend usually changes her outfit before heading back home, a waterproof bikini pouch will be very handy to keep other items in her beach bag from getting wet.

Hydrating cream

Feet and hands become dry quite easily at the beach! Having a hydrating cream at hand is always a life-saver. I like using aloe vera or this Bali Body hydrating cream.

Iced coffee mug

If your friend is a coffee lover, she’ll appreciate this affordable reusable coffee mug! Perfect for iced coffee in the summer and hot coffee the rest of the year. I also love The Wholesome Store’s ceramic reusable coffee cup and its pastel colours!

Water spray

Calming and refreshing, a water spray instantly soothes the skin and helps a great deal in the summer heat.


A good thriller or romance never disappoints at the beach! You can find a few reads ideas here.

Waterproof jewellery

Gold waterproof necklace

Salted water and sweat often damage jewellery. Stainless steel necklaces, rings and bracelets are water-resistant and perfect to wear at the beach, like this gold-filled choker necklace.

Puzzle magazine

A fun touch to your beach bag gift! Try KappaPuzzles or Penny Dell Puzzles.

Small hair brush

Wind, salt and sand may be the hair’s worst enemies at the beach, but nothing a small hairbrush can’t fix. The perfect combo: a pocket hairbrush with mirror.

Snorkelling mask and tube

A thoughtful gift for an adventurous friend! A snorkelling set will let her discover the underwater world and maybe spark her interest in a new hobby!


The easiest way to always look put together at the beach. A summer favourite: Essie’s white nail polish.

Waterproof playing cards

A game of playing cards is always fun to have when going to the beach with friends. Even better when they are waterproof playing cards.

These were my 20 beach bag gift ideas! Now you know what to put in a beach basket and make the perfect gift. Do you have any other ideas to add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!

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