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The time for holiday shopping is here, and I’m super excited! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of great deals on beach-worthy gifts for the beach lover in your family, as well as beach gear and fashion finds with these holiday gift picks (and maybe something for your next trip to Port Aransas).

I’ve gathered some of my top picks for beach gear to use, beach books to read, and coastal clothing while you’re enjoying the sun and sand. Browse these lists below and add your favorites to your cart, because these deals for the Christmas shopping season will move fast (especially these internet-famous gift picks!).

Don’t stick your head in the sand and miss out on these beach-worthy finds at great prices, because popular items will sell out quickly! 

To take advantage of some of these fantastic finds, you may need an Amazon Prime membership, which includes fast 2-3 day shipping and access to Prime Video and Prime Music (hello, beach tunes!). 

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  1. Canvas weekender travel tote bag, Serena & Lily inspired
  2. DIFF Eyewear cat eye sunglasses, one of my favorite pair!
  3. Mini belt bag with adjustable strap, so popular this year
  4. Silicone travel toiletry bottles, for that beach babe aesthetic
  5. Open flat beauty travel bag, organize your beauty easily
  6. BagSmart travel packing cubes for luggage, this brand is my fave!
  7. Straw and clear beach toiletry bags, organize all the things
  8. Ultra slim cell phone battery charger, never have a dead battery again
  9. Waterproof phone pouch for the beach, protect your phone from the sand!
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Gift ideas for coastal Christmas decor

Treasure those memories of the beach with these holiday picks for your coastal Christmas at home, wherever you are. What better way to daydream of warm days on the sand than to have a sandy Santa and beach ornaments for your tree? Grab these gifts for the beach lover in your family and say, ho ho ho!

Nautical Theme String Lights with sanddollars and seahorses

Kurt Adler Fabriche Beach Santa figurine, how jolly!

‘Have Yourself a Sandy Little Christmas’ holiday dish towels

‘Gone to the Beach, Love Santa’ Christmas tree ornament

And this adorable Blue Crab Glass Christmas Ornament is beautiful!

Already in my cart: this ‘The Beach is Calling’ Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament

Last year’s bestseller: Santa’s gone to the beach christmas ornament

You may also like: Holiday Guide to Christmas at the Beach in Port Aransas

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Great books for beach reading

If you’re shopping for a book-lover who loves to escape to the beach with a great read, here are a few of my top picks for exploring into the coastal lifestyle. Relax with a great story, dive deep into island history, or learn how to create an oasis in your own home with these great books and gifts for the beach lover you know.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Grab this lightweight Kindle e-Reader for beach reading of ALL.THE.BOOKS.

Coastal Living Beach House Style: Designing Spaces the Bring the Beach to You

Port Aransas: Images of America and of course, Surfing Corpus Christi and Port Aransas

Shop all of this year’s best-sellers in Kindle e-books

Already in my cart: Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry

last year’s bestsellers: Texas gulf coast stories, Reminders of him by colleen hoover & port aransas: images of america

You may also like: 5 Reasons to Visit the Beach in the Fall

little christmas tree with lights on a beach

Great gifts for beach gear

Don’t hit the sand without these beach gear essentials. You need the gear to get the most out of your time on the beach, provide a little shade and protect your electronics. So pick up these gifts for the beach lover in your life.

Put some fun in your game with these Pickleball Paddles with Balls & Carrying Bag.

Keep your drinks cool with these Icy Bev 4-in-1 Insulated Tumblers, a perfect gift!

Seek shade the easy way with this Lightspeed Quick Cabana Beach Tent, no more struggle with shade tents (I have one and love it!).

Enjoy those classic summer songs on this AMAZING Bose SoundLink 360 wireless bluetooth speaker.

Show your love of the coast with these popular Port Aransas oval stickers or magnets.

My favorite portable rechargeable battery pack for when my phone dies at the beach (from taking a few too many pics & videos).

This super fun travel corn hole game for the beach is a great way to spend the afternoon on the sand.

Got teens? Get them the technology and digital tools they really want for that Port A road trip this Christmas. Check out the Teens Holiday Gift Guide here.

Already in my cart: Amazon Echo Show with Smart display & video calling

Last year’s bestsellers: port Aransas car stickers, kids ghost crab net with led flashlight, portable corn hole toss game & Fiberglass pickleball paddles

You may also like: Sunscreen We Use at the Beach: Top Picks for Sun Care

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  1. Striped straw beach tote
  2. Sojos oversized square sunglasses
  3. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream
  4. Reef Cushion Sol Hi sandals
  5. Striped premium beach cabana with fringe
  6. Crop tank & wide leg capri pants set
  7. Stainless steel 40 oz tumbler
  8. Woven vegan leather handbag
  9. Quick dry sand-free Turkish towels
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Prime Day Picks for Coastal Style

Prime Day is the perfect opportunity to update your seaside style and look coastal cool at the beach. These are my picks for strolling on the sand or shopping around town in comfortable seaside style.

Look fashionable with these Oversized Square Sunglasses for Women

Cruise around town in comfort with these casual Blowfish Malibu Marley Sneakers

This mesh Beach Tote Bag with attached Beach Cooler, so lightweight!

This popular Sand-Free Beach Blanket for lounging on the beach

Swim in style with this popular Shekini Halter Bandage Bikini, so chic and so many colors to choose from

Feel fashionably cool on the beach with this beautiful Floral Tassel Kimono Cardigan

Every beach-lover knows that Reef Flip Flops are the most durable and comfortable shoes for walking the beach, and this Rose Gold color is a beauty!

Already in my cart: this Wide-Brim Panama Fedora Straw Hat

last year’s bestsellers: Womens wide brim panama fedora hat, hydroflask all around travel tumbler & 2-piece tankini swimsuit

You may also like: 10 Things I Always Pack in my Beach Bag

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Great gifts for coastal home decor

There’s nothing like visiting Port Aransas for the week and coming home with great memories of splashing in the waves and your toes in the sand. So savor those good vibes with the coastal comfort of a little beach-worthy decor as a reminder of those warm days in the sun and surf.

‘I Love You to the Beach and Back’ wooden box sign

Barefoot Dreams throw blanket in Leopard (I have two and love them ferociously!)

Get the beach house feel in your home with this Safavieh Natural Fiber Jute Runner Rug

Keep your drink cold with these Unbreakable Silicone Wine Cup Glasses for the beach

Already in my cart: this awesome Costa Farms Live Palm Tree with planter and this White Distressed Wood 2-Tier Tray

last year’s bestsellers: Yogasleep white noise sound machine & bagsmart 7-piece packing cubes

You may also like: Beach Gifts for the Mom Who Loves the Sun & Sand

My 2020 Prime Day Picks for the Beach in Port Aransas | Gifts that keep on giving |

Holiday gifts that keep on giving

Give the gift of audiobooks with an Audible gift membership. Listen to the latest best sellers with monthly Audible credits. Audiobooks are SO popular and make great gifts!

Have a family member who loves music? Give them the gift of Amazon Music Unlimited. They can enjoy all the music and podcasts ad-free with unlimited skips and offline listening available too. They’ll love you for that.

Send them a subscription box, filled with gifts based on their interests (like clothing, books, baking, knitting, toys etc.) with Amazon Subscriptions.

Love to give handmade Christmas gifts? Me too. Check out the Handmade Holiday Guide here

Don’t forget, you may need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of some of these finds. You don’t want to miss a deal!

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You may also like: Holiday Guide to Christmas at the Beach in Port Aransas

Holiday Shopping Christmas Gifts for the Beach Lover | Port Aransas Explorer

Want to know what gifts were popular last year?

These are some of the top-selling Christmas gift items last year. Have you grabbed these best-sellers yet?

  • Amazon Echo Dot: One of the coolest tech gadgets that you can travel with to the coast. Bring it with you to your rental in Port Aransas for the week to stay connected, play your favorite music and get news or weather updates instantly. Uber-cool.
  • Fire TV Stick: This tiny travel-friendly stick enables you to stream Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more from wherever you are. It’s a must-have for kids on road trips to the beach and lazy afternoons in your condo. Plus, it works well with the Echo Dot above!
  • The Wonkey Donkey book: This adorable story went viral after the really cute video of a grandmother reading it to her grandson, while laughing through the words. It’s a fun read for your kiddos.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video game for Nintendo Switch: There’s no doubt that this video game will get hours of play time while your kids are getting some downtime from the beach, or on the road back home.
  • Fresh Flowers: Flowers are the easiest way to brighten someone’s day, and they are always a big hit. Freshen up your home or send them as a surprise gift to your loved ones.

Don’t stick your head in the sand and miss out on these beach-worthy finds at great prices. Sending you warm wishes for a Christmas that’s just beachy!