This gear is a must for any coastal getaway, be it a nightlife-filled jaunt to Mykonos or a relaxing escape to Maui.
We all have loved ones who are constantly scouring the globe in search of sun and shore.
And they have a good reason. Not only is a trip to the coast sure to be filled with beautiful over-ocean sunsets and a poolside cocktail or two, it’s actually been scientifically proven to be beneficial to our health. Just gazing out over blue water is beneficial for your mental health; though, did we really need research to tell us that?
When the holiday season rolls around, beach-themed gifts are the perfect pick-me-up, because they remind us of the warmer, more carefree days of summer. This year, we’ve compiled the most unique beach gift ideas for every sun-and-sand-seeker on your list — from the skincare guru to the sports enthusiast, and from your best friend to your mother-in-law.
The ideal beach-inspired gift is practical, but it's got a little something extra, too. Take, for example, a canvas tote that’s monogrammed with their initials or a solid perfume compact (TSA-friendly!) that’s hidden in a gorgeous bejeweled fish. Both are perfect examples of beach day necessities that are anything but average.
As part of this year’s gift guides, you’ll also find a selection of Travel + Leisure’s 2017 Top Gifts, standout editor-approved essentials we’re sure they’ll love. Below, the best beach gifts for those who’d rather have their toes in the sand right now.