If you’re anything like us, your holiday wish list reads more like a packing guide for your next island vacation than a typical letter to Santa. Unfortunately, there’s no one harder to shop for than the beach babe—especially when temperatures feel more arctic than tropical.
Whether you’re a beach lover or you’re simply shopping for one, these gifts are sure to make a splash on Christmas morning, but if all else fails, nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a trip to Fiji, right?
Accessorizing at the beach just got easier with our favorite Cali-based jewelry brand, Gorjana. Delicate, layered necklaces and stackable rings are the perfect way to accent your look without having to ask, “am I trying too hard?” We’re loving their crescent pendant necklace worn long with a low-cut one piece or wrapped as a choker with a simple triangle top—in fact, we love it so much, we used it in our lookbook photo shoot earlier this year.
As we all know, vacation style doesn’t begin and end with a bikini. Swap out your old beach towel for something you’ll love lounging on, like a mud cloth blanket.Cuter than its terrycloth counterparts, this versatile tapestry looks right at home draped over the back of your couch or spread out on the sand after you’ve hit the waves. So many good finds on online marketplaces such as Etsy from people who have the hookup with authentic merchants.
As much as we love the sun, there’s something to be said for taking a break in the shade—but why settle for a boring umbrella when you can be #boho with a beach tipi? One of our favorite picks is the Shibori Squares Beachtipi from Ginger and Gilligan. A hand dyed, lightweight tent that makes set up easy is all we can ask for on those long summer days.
We couldn’t resist adding one splurge item to our list in case Santa is feeling particularly generous this year. Chanel Espadrilles are timeless and effortless, two things we all aspire to be. The perfect shoe for taking your outfit from beach to brunch, these sandals are well worth the price—Chanel never goes out of style.
As much as we love portrait mode on our iPhones, there’s something undeniably fun about a polaroid camera. It’s a blast from the past that reminds us of a time before Instagram or Snapchat…but go ahead and post that pic, we won’t judge.
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