A Gift Guide For Beach Lovers

This post has been sponsored, in part, by Sears, but all picks + opinions are my own.

It’s that time of the year when shopping goes into overdrive and we’re all out there trying to figure out what to gift all our favorite people. This past weekend a new Sears at Ala Moana opened + it inspired me to get a head start on my shopping this year. After taking a peek at all my favorite holiday look books and websites, I put together five helpful gift guides this year and I’m kicking things off today with the first one – A Gift Guide For Beach Lovers! If there’s one thing I know how to buy for, it’s my fellow beach dwellers. I’ve put together this island-inspired gift guide in hopes that it helps anyone trying to gift a girlfriend or family member who can’t get enough sun, sand and beach vibes. Enjoy!

Just a quick note on some store specials that I’ve featured below you won’t want to miss this season…

Waiting On Martha

WOM always has really good Thanksgiving weekend sales, so keep your eyes peeled! I’ve found it’s the best time to stock up on pieces you’ve had your eye on for awhile or that you’re interested in gifting!

SEARS (Pearl City + Ala Moana for my local friends!)

Buy Online and Ship to the Store, In-Vehicle Pickup: You can purchase all products available on Sears.com or Kmart.com, ship to the store for free, then pick up your items at the store when they arrive, where they will be ready in five minutes, guaranteed. You can even choose to have their item brought out to them by using Sears’ innovative In-Vehicle Pickup service! Even though the newest Sears at Ala Moana (Mauka Wing) is only appliances, I can shop online and have it right there and ready to be picked up. Awesome right?

Anyone, Anywhere Pickup: Members can order any item on Sears.com or Kmart.com and send a friend or family member to pick up the purchase—particularly useful for parents purchasing items for their kids who may be away at college.

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A Gift Guide For Beach Lovers

Turkish Towel – Not just for the beach anymore! Turkish towels are great for bathroom towels (quick dry times), funky throws in living rooms and as a colorful accent piece to brighten up a bedroom. This set of 6 for less than $10/each is perfect for a housewarming gift, bridesmaids or broken up into stocking stuffers! The one in collage here.

Palm Pitcher – Take your beach party or bar cart up a notch with this palm pitcher. Sturdy and durable with gold accents, this will warm even the chilliest climates!

“Take It Easy” Pennant – Nothing says “I’m on island time” quite like this visual reminder. We have it hanging in our bathroom and it never fails to make people comment “hey – I love that pennant!”. It’s a fun gift to give AND receive 🙂

Pina Colada Sunscreen – This stuff smells like sweet, sweet pina coladas by the seashore. No seriously – it smells amazing! I also love that COOLA brand products are good for you, your skin AND the environment! A triple threat 😉 Putting together a sun protecting basket? Don’t forget this zinc from Solar Sense!

Pineapple Tumbler – I have multiples of these and you really can’t go wrong! I use them for decor and for serving up fun cocktails! The removable lid makes them cute…and useful. What could be better? For less than $25 you better get two! CHEERS!

“Escape” – I don’t know about you, but getting lost in a Gray Malin book is kind of how I imagine heaven! His dreamy photos radiate island life and make you feel like you’re sipping something sweet on a pool raft.

Kim Sielbeck Print – Kim is a local artist here in Honolulu and her colorful prints cannot be missed! Follow her on Instagram for all the fun on a daily basis.

Lemon Lip Balm – The best gift you can give to chapped lips for under $4!

Trendy Sunnies – There is no shortage of cute sunglasses options out there! Some of my favorites can be found here and here (most are under $10!).

Party In A Cup – Party of 1! Shake things up with this fabulous beach party in a tumbler and gift it alongside the recipients fave mixer!

Bum Bum Cream – I cannot say enough good things about how this lotion smells and I blogged about it before here. It’s definitely a must this season and this three pack is perfect for gifting! Think about it like the beach in a jar 😉

Hydro Flask – What is there to say about the best water bottle on the planet? Oh yeah – EVERYONE NEEDS ONE. Whether you’re filling it with water, alcohol, soup, cocoa or beyond it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. I’ve had ice last up to three days in mine and it’s a beach lovers dream to sip from these bright bottles, cups and thermoses. Stock up in every shade! Purple tumbler pictured – shop here. The 32-oz bottle I swear by – shop here.

Graphic Tee – Who doesn’t love a tee with a little wit? Other favorites are here and here.


November 17, 2017


  • Jen

    These are all so fun! I love the palm pitcher!

    • I agree! Isn’t it fun?! I imagine hosting a beachside cocktail hour and serving up some pineapple sangria in it!

  • This is just such a HAPPY looking round up. I love that print, and I want the Gray Malin book for myself, for when I’m in the depths of winter and need some hope….

    • I also want the Gray Malin book! His work is just so, so good. Makes my happy and takes me to a good place just looking at it. Okay, now I’m just adding it to my Amazon cart. Tis the season for gifting (even if it’s for me, right?). And your comment about this guide being so happy really made my day! Sending you a big hug and a happy weekend 🙂

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