Ultimate Coastal Gift Guide (The Best Gifts For Coastal Living)

Written by: Karen Marsh


We’ve curated our most popular coastal gifts to help you easily find nautical ideas for your friends and family who adore the seaside or lakeside.

Consider this your go-to guide for crowd-pleasing coastal gift ideas:

Lobster Rope Doormats

People with a home on the coast or by the lake absolutely love these authentic Lobster Rope Doormats because they have such a great story! Each is handmade from the same fishing rope used to tether lobster traps to buoys in the sea. Extremely weatherproof and durable, they stand up to salt, sun and water, making them the perfect outdoor mat for all 4 seasons.

Lobster Rope Doormats are available in a range of colors to fit any home - from nautical navy blues, cool neutrals, and earthy browns.

Lobster Rope Baskets

Or fill one of these Lobster Rope Baskets with sweet treats, goodies, or decor accents. Like the doormats, these baskets are also made from the same authentic lobster rope so they can be reused as front door decor, extra storage, garden caddies - the possibilities are endless!

They pair beautifully with the Lobster Rope Doormats - a fun, cheery coastal gift to create the ultimate beach-inspired front entry.

Nautical Signal Flags

There’s nothing like maritime signal flags to add a coastal vibe to any home. These high-quality nautical flags are so easy to string together to spell out a name, celebrate a major milestone, or highlight a special message. Use indoors or outdoors - they’re perfect for any front door, garden or boat.

Recycled Sail Bag

A must-have coastal gift for anyone who loves sailing and the ocean, this recycled sail bag is handcrafted from 100% recycled sailcloth used in boats that have traveled the world. Well-loved for its quality and authenticity, it’s a one-of-a-kind tote to carry your essentials for a day at the beach, the boat or a weekend getaway. Also available in the pink starfish and blue anchor designs.

Peshtemal Turkish Cotton Beach Towels

A great addition to any beach bag are these super soft and absorbent Peshtemal cotton towels - a staple coastal gift for anyone who loves going to the water. These on-trend towels are lightweight, super absorbent, and quick to dry. Woven for multiple purposes, these coastal chic towels are perfect for beach trips, yoga, picnics. They even work as an eye-catching sofa throw, or can be laid out on the dining table for a casual dinner party - these Turkish towels are incredibly versatile.

Shark Off Bracelet, Proven Shark Repellent

Protect your friends and family who are always out in the water with this proven shark repellent. You know how sharks and rays can feel even the slightest amount of electricity imaginable? The Shark Off bracelet uses an active alloy to make sharks and rays jerk away (harmlessly and naturally). Designed to stand up to active lifestyles, this easy-to-wear shark repellent jewelry makes an amazing coastal gift for anyone who’s always off to the waters. Available in 5 beach-inspired colors.

Signal Flag Sherpa Fleece Blanket

This super-comfy sherpa fleece blanket is the definition of cozy coastal living - blending silky-soft knit and warm textures, it’s the best companion to snuggle up on the boat, warm up on a chilly beach night or cozy up by the fire, all in nautical style! Choose the first letter of a family name or any special letter or just the style you like best. Each blanket is richly printed with your choice of nautical flag.

Custom Longitude & Latitude Nautical Sign

Know somebody who just moved into a new beach house? Celebrate with these nautical wood signs that you can personalize with their location’s latitude and longitude coordinates. Customize this coastal gift with their family name or favorite phrase for a front door sign that’s uniquely theirs.

Hampton Rope Wreath

For a coastal feel they can enjoy all year long, gift them this Hampton Rope Wreath that can be paired with nautical accessories, which can be easily swapped for every season. Refined and polished or casual and rustic, this versatile wreath works for every door. A thoughtful coastal gift for anyone who loves an easy DIY!

Distressed Wooden Buoys

Ready to be displayed indoors or outdoors, these 12-inch wooden buoys come in a worn, weathered look as if they have spent time in the waves. They’re a must-have for any beach-inspired home. Choose from different classic colors that all capture the spirit of the coast; mix and match for your coastal gift recipient’s ideal beachy color combos.

Stone Drink Dispenser

Impress the wine or spirits aficionado in your life and let them enjoy their favorite beverages on the rocks with this unique granite stone drink dispenser. Drinks are smoothly poured using a stainless-steel, leak-proof spigot. Crafted from solid granite with a naturally tumbled beach stone handle, each liquor dispenser makes for an authentic piece of beach home decor (and an unforgettable coastal gift!)

Personalized Drinkware

Celebrate their new coastal home or mark an unforgettable vacation with these nautical drinking glasses that capture the exact coordinates of any location. These latitude longitude glasses are expertly engraved with timeless nautical designs - this coastal gift is sure to stand out on any ocean-inspired tablescape.

Unbreakable Acrylic Glasses (Boater-Approved!)

For friends and family who love to entertain outdoors, it’s time to say goodbye to cheap, single-use plastic. Elevate the event with these exceptional crystal-clear acrylic glasses that are ready for the beach, your boat, backyard or poolside. They look just like glass but are actually high-grade unbreakable glasses that are shatter- and impact-resistant - no glass to worry about in their next pool party!

Newport Tall Market Tote in Gray

Crafted from sturdy jute, the Newport Tall Market Tote is designed to withstand daily use and keep up with their active lifestyle - whether at the farmer's market, to the beach, or a picnic. Its roomy interior provides plenty of space for all their essentials, while comfortable leather handles make carrying a breeze. A large beach tote with exceptional quality that lasts for years, this makes a thoughtful coastal gift for anyone who’s always on the go.

Coastal Coffee Mugs

Delight your favorite beach girl or boater with our coastal coffee mugs that come with super fun beach-inspired messages. Each mug is made from premium quality ceramic and you can choose from different colors so you can pick out the perfect mug for everyone in your life who loves the sea, sand and sun. A must-have beverage buddy by the beach!

Woven Jute Silverware Pouches

For someone who loves dining and entertaining at home, these woven jute silverware pouches create a stunning summer-inspired tablescape. Made with 100% jute, they protect the tabletop while adding coastal flair with their warm color and soft pop of texture - a lovely update to any coastal dining area. 

Woven Jute Silverware Pouches, Best Coastal Gifts for Nautical Living

Stacked Stone Lamp

A unique addition to any home or cottage, each stacked stone lamp is handcrafted from natural ocean and river stones collected throughout New Hampshire and Maine. Each stone is unique, with its smoothness made by the currents and surf over the years. Your gift recipient will love the quality and authenticity of this one-of-a-kind piece. Keep it on the end table next to a sofa or chair, or perch above shelves for a cheery accent.

Sea La Vie Quick Dry Beach Towel

Not your ordinary beach towel, our stylish Sea La Vie Luxury Beach Towel is an elevated beach experience all wrapped up in one. Designed to dry quickly and stay fresh longer, they will enjoy their beach day without ever worrying about a damp, soggy towel. Plus the chic drawstring canvas pouch makes it easy to carry. This plush towel is ready to be gifted as the perfect treat for yourself or anyone who loves the coast.

Sea Salt Candle with Reusable Wooden Bowl

Keep their home smelling like fresh ocean air with this Sea Salt Candle - a calming natural soy candle that’s been poured into a hand-carved wooden bowl. After they're done burning the candle, the bowl can be transformed into a rustic table decor piece that works well with beach home decor. Two gifts in one!

Recycled Flip-Flop Animals

For beach people who love zero-waste gifts, these bright, colorful animals are hand-carved from recycled flip flops collected from beaches and waterways. Trash turned into treasure, these one-of-a-kind pieces bring bright pops of color to the home - an excellent coastal gift idea for anyone who truly cares for the ocean.

Recycled Ocean Plastic Sunglasses

For someone who cares about ocean conservation, these are the sunglasses for them! They’ll love how all of this plastic in the ocean are being gathered and recycled into cool pairs of sunglasses. Plus, they come with polarized, scratch-resistant lenses and 100% UV protection. Look good, feel good!

Coastal Cottage Birdhouse

A thoughtful garden gift, this charming beach cottage birdhouse makes a safe haven for your feathered friends. It comes in 3 distressed coastal colors that easily lend rustic seaside charm to any lawn or garden all year round. Try it for the ultimate beach-inspired present for the bird lovers or beach home decor enthusiasts in your life.

Newport Mini Market Tote

Their next go-to-companion for beach outings and beyond, the Newport Mini Market Tote adds a touch of luxury to their adventures. Made from durable jute and leather, this top-quality beach tote bag is the perfect accessory for relaxing weekends or everyday errands. The water-resistant lining and interior pocket keep their items secure as they stroll in style.

Whether your gift recipient lives on the coast, loves the lake life, or simply longs for a breezy, beachy home, our coastal gifts are true crowd pleasers.

Bonus: Looking for more coastal gift ideas? These top ocean-inspired gifts easily lend that well-loved coastal style - perfect for anyone who lives right by a lake or the sea.

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