The Best Holiday Gifts for the Beach Lover in the Family

Holiday Gifts for the Beach Lover
It is here! You can run, you can hide, but in the end, the holiday season is upon us all and now is the time to get that holiday gift list polished up and head out into the fray to find those perfect holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Black Friday is only a few days away and if you want to avoid the crowds, and still find great deals, you need a plan. Today we give you some of the best gift ideas for those beach lovers in the family. These are in no particular order and vary from the inexpensive to the outrageous so there is sure to be something for everyone. The best part is all of these gifts are all beach friendly and perfect for your next OBX Vacation. So fire up your Amazon account, or head out into the crowds, or maybe just grab some ideas. 


Gifts Under $100.00

You don't have to spend a lot of money to find a great gift for the beach lover on your Christmas list. Here are some great ideas for gifts for under a $100.00 dollars that are perfect for that secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer or just because they are great gifts. 

No beach fanatic can have enough sunscreen nor should they. As we have all learned and as our doctors have harped on us, protecting your skin from the harmful rays of that beautiful OBX sun is important year round. The Badger Rose sunscreen is a great SPF 25 Organic sunscreen featuring a chemical free composition that it is perfect for everyone in the family. 

Ok so we might be over the $100.00 mark after tax with this item, but just roll with it. The Mac Sports Heavy Duty wagon features large wheels and a heavy duty frame for superior strength and durability. With this bad boy, you can load up almost everything, including the kitchen sink and head out for a day on the beach knowing you brought everything you could possibly need. For the fisherman in the family, especially you surf casting fans this is the perfect gift. 

Mom, grandma, sister or any female in your life will enjoy the stylish look and cool materials of this hat. A hat is a great way to keep the sun off of you, preventing sunburn and glare. This hat is floppy and features a stylish black band. In short, this is a classic look that any woman will enjoy adding to her beach wardrobe. 

Since we are all addicted to our smartphones, sometimes during a long day on the beach after taking loads of photos you might find yourself a little short on battery life. Well, no more, with the FosPower charger, you have a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof power supply just ready to go. So charge that cell phone, snap some pictures, or crank up that portable Bluetooth speaker you have plenty of back up battery power right here with the FosPower battery charger. 

What is a day on the beach without your favorite tunes? Well now thanks to the JBL Flip you can bring all your music to life on the beach in a small portable waterproof speaker that is perfect for the beach environment. With loads of features and a rich sound, all of your favorite music will sound great on this little speaker. 

No matter who you are or what your favorite beach activity is, we all have to eat, and the OBX has some of the best restaurants on the North Carolina Coast. Give the gift of an amazing dining experience at one of the many wonderful restaurants on the OBX. From the hole in the wall mom and pop , to your favorite seafood shack there is something for every budget and taste. Click the link above for one such place that we are sure you'll enjoy. 

Almost everybody has an iTunes account and app on their smartphone and if they don't, it is easy to set up. An Itunes gift card is the perfect way to give your beach-loving relatives and friends a way to download all their favorite music for the OBX vacation playlist. These can also be used to download audio books for that long car trip. Gifct cards can be purchased in several denominations and bought online or at many local retailers. 

 Big things do come in small packages and this little sun shade proves that. Self-standing with shock cord connected poles, and featuring a full bottom, and zip closure door allowing it to become a changing room this is the perfect way to protect yourself or the little ones during those long days on the beach. The whole package rolls up into a convenient and easy to carry back. Make this sunshade part of your standard equipment for a day on the beach. You won't be disappointed. 

Not all beach towels are created equal and the Pillowed Beach Towel is proof of that fact. For the serious beachgoer, this beach towel features a built-in, removable and washable pillow. Additional features include hidden pockets to hide your valuables from the wandering eyes of the would be criminal element. 

Going to the beach often includes packing a fair amount of stuff and this handy bag is perfect for that job. Made with famous LL Bean quality and durability, this bag is made of a heavy duty canvas which will hold up to years of beach going. The back also features a zip top to ensure the contents stay secure. If you would like to personalize the bag adding a monogram is easy while ordering. 

Gifts Over $100.00

Here we explore some more expensive gifts for the serious beach lover  These gifts are all of great quality and sure to be a hit with anyone who recieves them. They are also perfect for the newlywed couple on your Christmas list who love the beach. 

Yeti has fast become the gold standard in coolers and the Roadie continues that tradition. With 21 quarts of capacity, this cooler can hold a 20lb bag of ice or 14 cans of your favorite beverage. With a 5 year warranty, and a totally indestructible design you could toss this into the sea as a buoy for your crab pot pick it up twenty miles down the coast and find your beverages icy cold and still dry. So if you're looking for that perfect cooler for a day of pier fishing, or just lounging on the beach look no further than the Yetis Roadie 20 Cooler. 

Packed with loads of features and access to the seemingly endless Amazon library, (currently over four million titles) there is no wonder the Paperwhite is one of Amazon’s best-selling E-Readers. At $120.00 you simply can’t go wrong with this model. The screen is 6”, with four LEDs providing multiple angle backlighting. 300ppi clarity makes for a crisp reading experience.  The black and white screen is amazingly clear with plenty of contrast. You’ll get more glare off uncle Fred’s bald spot than this screen in full sun. The Paperwhite is perfect for that the beach lover in the family who is also an avid reader. Give the gift of 8 oz of pure technology with the Kindle Paperwhite. 

Sun Bicycles 26" Revolution $249.50
One of the best ways to get around the OBX is via bicycle. With beautiful flat roads, and drivers who are friendly to cyclist Christmas is the perfect time to get a beach cruiser for that special someone. The creative folks at Sun Bicycle have a large selection of options and colors to choose from. All their bikes are made from high-quality materials that are guaranteed to give you years of reliable use. We recommend the simple coaster brake version for the ultimate in simplicity and reliability. 

We have all seen those folks walking along the beach with their metal detectors and like you, we also wonder what treasures they are finding. Here is a great gift for that one beach lover who just can't seem to sit still while on the beach. This detector kit comes with a  waterproof coil which is perfect for exploring the waterline. Hey, you never know a treasure might be right below your feet. One of the best things about a metal detector is it gets you out moving and exercising. Plus it is a great way to embarrass your kids.   

For the fisherman on your Christmas list, the perfect gift might just be moored at one of the OBX's marinas. A Head Boat fishing excursion is a fun and easy way to get out on the water and explore the local fishing. With all the gear you need included in the price of the trip you'll only need a bathing suit, a cooler and sunscreen to have a great day of fishing on the waters of the OBX. If you are aching to know more about fishing on the OBX check out our previous post: Everything You Need To Know About Fall Fishing Charters On The OBX.

There are few ways to explore the waters of the OBX that are as fun and exciting as by Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). With loads of technology put into each new design, you can efficiently paddle for hours about the waters of the OBX. Many of the local shops have lessons and local excursions. Of course, the prices on these vary wildly but a good starting point is to plan on spending about $1200.00 to get fully kitted out with a PFC, paddle, and board. Don't miss out on the adventure this summer...get a SUP. 

Of course the perfect beach lovers gift or maybe we should say the ultimate gift would be a week-long Outer Banks vacation, and we can help with that as well. No matter the price point or the gift the OBX is a great place to gather family and friends for a wonderful holiday vacation or of course we always look forward to seeing you return for the ultimate summer vacation experience here on the OBX. Have fun shopping and daydreaming for the next time you get to visit the OBX and enjoy your beach lovers gift. If you are interested in a late season or off-season vacation we have plenty of wonderful vacation homes, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you find just the right OBX vacation home for you and your family.


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