With many of us taking advantage of Black Friday sales, it’s clear that we’re now on the very quick countdown towards Christmas. The summer is starting to feel like a distant memory. But for those of us who are beach hut addicts, our love of them doesn’t end with summer. But what on earth do you buy a beach hut fan at Christmas, when the shops have ditched their coastal collections in favour of festivities. Don’t worry. I have 20 of the best gifts for a beach hut fan to make your job a little easier!
I’ve hunted high and low for those gifts that scream ‘beach’ and having renovated three beach huts this year, have had lots of practice shopping the ‘beach hut’ theme. As with the 2015 edition, It’s been a great excuse to combine my love of Christmas and Beach Huts into the below gift guide.
Now if you are hoping to receive one of these gifts yourself, please please don’t leave it to ‘hinting’. We all know that those hints don’t always work so why not share the post with that ‘forgetful’ other half who is planning his Christmas Eve shopping dash. Actually go ahead and tag him on every social media site possible with the link and leave your browser open on this page. They do need all the help they can get!
Gifts for a Beach Hut Fan in 2016
#1 Beach Hut Pendant Necklace – Kate Wimbush Jewellery
Available from £38, this stunning necklace comes in silver, rose gold and gold.
More Info and Online Shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/beach-hut-pendant-necklace
#2 Sea Blue Herringbone Throw – Atlantic Blankets
I love the coastal collection from Atlantic Blankets having bought one when decorating my beach hut Millie. This sea blue version jumped out at me allowing you to bring a little bit of the beach home. Or why not wrap up warm whilst down there this winter?
More Info and Online Shop – https://www.atlanticblankets.com/collections/coast/herringbone-throw-sea-blue
#3 Retro Basket – Sunjellies
It just wouldn’t be a beach hut fan gift guide without including Sun Jellies. I’m still a huge fan of the retro basket. Perfect for packing all that you need for a day at the beach. Or great for storing items at home. With £5 and £10 options, the only question is what colour will you choose?
More Info and Online Shop – http://www.sunjellies.com/baskets/
#4 Colour in Pirate Poster – Claire Close
Ahoy me Hearties – whilst not strictly beach hut, you’ll know we love a pirate when it comes to the seaside! This 4FT poster will keep a whole family entertained!
More Info and Online Shop – http://www.claireclose.co.uk/shop/colour-in-pirate/
#5 Land Ahoy Print – Marnie Makes
I’m a huge Marnie Makes fan and was lucky enough to snap up the original of this print for our beach hut Harley. This A5 print is available at £12.50 plus shipping. Just pop it in a frame to make it ready to display!
More Info and Online Shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/land-ahoy-a5-giclee-print
#6 Beach Huts Mug – WhimSicAL LusH
I met the wonderful Suzanne Scott, the artist behind WhimSicAL Lush earlier this year. She had designed a number of the Oor Wullie sculptures including the cheeky chap Oor Pirate. Along with my crazy friend Cara, we were successful in bidding and so proud to have him as part of our family.
It seems it was meant to be as if you have a nosy around Suzanne’s shop, you’ll spot some familiar shapes in her products! I love her beach huts mug.
More Info and Online Shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/beach-huts-mug
#7 Make Your Own Cotton Reel House Kit – Sally’s Sheds
I discovered Sally’s Sheds earlier this year thanks to my friend Sue. She makes the most amazing items! You can now create your very own cotton reel house (aka beach hut) making it a truly personal gift.
More Info and Online Shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/480353487/make-your-own-cotton-reel-house-kit?ref=shop_home_active_28
#8 Sunnylife Beach Sound Radio – John Lewis
I bought this radio in the John Lewis sale earlier this year and it’s still online at £18. It looks great and you can use the jack option to attach a portable media player too!
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.johnlewis.com/sunnylife-beach-sounds-radio-coral/p2580021
#9 Framed Beach Huts Decoration – Red Lilly
With cheeky seagulls and sunshine, this is a fab accessory for any room. Priced at £6.95.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.redlilly.co.uk/boat-hanging-decoration-1896.html
#10 Marigold Melamine Chopping Board – Hesperoo
If that special someone loves beach huts, they’ll love bright sunshine too! At £16, this chopping board will cheer up any space, helping that beach hut fan get through those winter months.
More Info and Shop Online – http://hesperoo.bigcartel.com/product/new-marigold-melamine-chopping-board
#11 Beach Huts and Bathing by Kathryn Ferry – Amazon
Kathryn Ferry paints a picture postcard view of the classic British seaside holiday through the history of beach huts and bathing machines, revealing how the changing fashions in society shaped their design and development. Fab read for those who truly love a beach hut.
More Info and Shop Online – Beach Huts and Bathing Machines (Shire Library)
#12 Life’s a Beach Suitcase – Suitcase Glory
Love beach huts and love travelling. This suitcase will turn heads in a beautiful mint colour. £99.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.suitcaseglory.co.uk/product-page/lifesabeach
#13 Whale of A Time – Cut By Hand
Another firm favourite of mine with two originals making an appearance in both Millie and Harley. This mini frame and quill design at £40 will bring a little bit of the seaside to the home.
Do be quick, though – these are only one of each design!
More Info – https://cutbyhand.co.uk/product/whale-of-a-time-mini/
#14 Stella McCartney Beach Bag – ASOS
This beach bag will definitely turn heads on the next trip to the beach. At £150, this will also double up perfectly for everyday use.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.asos.com/stella-mccartney-beach-bag
#15 Beach Hut One Cup Teapot – Buy The Sea
Perfect for one, this quirky teapot will bring back memories of summer by the sea. Please note approx one week for item to be created. £24.99.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.buythesea-bymail.co.uk/beach-hut-teapot
#16 Seascape Soap Collection – English Handmade Soap
Available as a set of three (£20), two (£15) or as a single soap (£8). Lovely bright colours with Happy beach huts, waves crashing on the lighthouse or a sailing boat heading into the sunset
More Info and Shop Online – https://www.englishhandmadesoap.com/products/seascape-soap-collection
#17 Starboard Beach Hamman Towel – Koko Blossom at NOTHS
Made from pure Turkish cotton. Available in four colours at £18.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/kokoblossom/starboard-beach-hammam-towel
#18 Personalised Deckchair – Director and Deckchairs
Priced at £69, you can choose your own fabric, add initials, phrase or logo!
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.directoranddeckchairs.co.uk/products/name/deck-chair-printed-with-your-design
#19 Anchor Hooks – Live Laugh Love
These metal anchor hooks can be used to hang accessories or towels or coats. £38.
More Info and Shop Online – http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/anchor-hooks
#20 Or… their very own Beach Hut
So tell me – what’s your favourite? What will be featuring at the top of your Wish List? Leave us a comment below. And remember don’t leave it to chance. Send the present purchaser this blog with your favourite!