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Ultimate Coastal Gift Guide (30 of the Best Gifts for Coastal Living)

Ultimate Coastal Gift Guide (30 of the Best Gifts for Coastal Living)

Posted by New England Trading Co on 2nd Mar 2022

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

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

1. 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.

Find the best outdoor doormat here.

2. 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 for the ultimate beach-inspired front entry.

3. 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.

4. Recycled Sail Bag

A must-have nautical 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.

5. Nautical Chart Tote Bag

Printed with marine maps of your destination choice, the Nautical Chart Tote Bag is a fun & unique gift to mark a special journey, beach spot, or sailing location. Make every day feel like summer at the coast while carrying the essentials. Extra-roomy, durable and even water-repellent, this beach bag can hold everything one can ever need for a coastal getaway, school, or grocery store run.

6. Personalized Striped Beach Bag

For anyone who’s always on the go, help them keep up with this roomy striped beach bag with super comfy vegan leather handles. Personalize with a letter, monogram or name to make this tote uniquely theirs and stand out from the crowd. The perfect carry-all when going to the beach, boat, pool or picnic - its clean stripes and chic colors makes this tote bag the perfect gift for anyone who loves to stay close to the water.

7. 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!

8. 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.

9. Nautical Chart Pillow

Loving the marine maps? They’re also printed on our Nautical Chart Pillow! Choose a special beach, island or sailing destination so your gift recipient will enjoy checking out the unique coastal areas surrounding the chosen location. Any boater, ocean lover or beach home owner will love keeping these cherished destinations closer to their heart (and the home).

10. 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.

11. Custom Whale Wood Welcome Sign

Know somebody who just moved into a new beach house? Celebrate with this whale wood sign that you can personalize with their location’s latitude and longitude coordinates. Keep the "Welcome" message or customize with their family name or favorite phrase for a front door sign that’s uniquely theirs.

12. 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!

13. Handwoven Rattan Wicker Hanging Basket

Let them get creative with this carefully woven rattan wicker hanging basket - fill it up with seasonal flowers, hang in the bathroom to store towels, or use as a coastal kitchen accessory to hold wooden utensils. A charming yet functional gift to add a calming touch to any coastal home.

14. 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 gift recipient’s ideal coastal color combos.

15. 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.

16. 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, making them stand-out pieces on any coastal tablescape.

17. Unbreakable Drinkware

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!

18. Nautical Coasters

Serve drinks seaside with these cotton rope coasters - help protect any tabletop from drink stains while lending a distinctly coastal feel. A charming beach-inspired accessory for anyone who loves entertaining.

Or celebrate their beach home with handcrafted resin coasters that look just like the ocean. These unique hand-embellished creations feature cork backing to keep their glasses and cups in place.

19. 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!

20. "I Sea You" Tumbler

This whimsical “I Sea You Tumbler” is an all-time favorite for coastal lovers. Keeping drinks really hot or cold for hours, it’s the perfect companion for morning strolls and those times when they’re always on the go. No more plastic, too - this beautiful tumbler comes with an extra-long reusable metal straw for easy drinking.

21. 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. Also available as a placemat.

22. 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.

23. Coastal Rope Picture Frame

For the travel enthusiast in your life, the Coastal Rope Picture Frame lets them put their favorite memories on display the nautical way. Made from natural materials, this unique frame seamlessly blends into a lake house or beach cottage with its relaxed, laidback look. Makes a thoughtful coastal gift idea for friends and family who love going on seaside vacations.

24. 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!

25. Sea Grass Inspired Beach Candle

Another candle to bring the beach in and lift your spirits - this hand-poured soy wax candle creates an invigorating ambiance they’re sure to appreciate. Choose from the energizing Sea Salt scent or the sophisticated Beach Wood fragrance.

26. Lobster Trap Six-Pack Holder

On casual nights they want to celebrate and enjoy a bottle of beer, gift them their favorite brews in this authentic Lobster Trap Six-Pack Holder. It can be reused to carry their drinks around or be repurposed to carry essentials for dinners and picnics. The perfect coastal accessory for beach homes, boats, and lake houses.

27. 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.

28. 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!

29. 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.

30. Personalized Check Beach Blanket

Unbelievably soft and cozy, this check blanket is made of soft plush polyester to keep anyone comfy as they relax at the beach, on the boat or by the pool. Its beachy cool colors are enough to add a pop of color to any home. You can even personalize each blanket to make it uniquely theirs! Designed to pair perfectly with these check weekender bags.

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

Looking for more 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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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
-Jacques Yves Cousteau

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