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Christmas Gifts for the Beach Lover in Your Life

26 Oct 2021
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As the holidays approach bringing colder weather, we are all reminiscing over our Summer OBX vacation. With that in mind, bring back the #beachmemories this Christmas and give your loved ones a gift from the Outer Banks! Don't worry if you forgot to pick up these items while you were here, because we are going to give you all the information you need to have these delivered right to your front door. 

A Gift For The Whole Family

A Trip to the Outer Banks

What better a gift than a trip to the Outer Banks this holiday season! Imagine waking up Christmas morning to the sight and sound of the beautiful ocean! So pack your bags and bring your holiday spirit to the beach! Check out deals for the week of Christmas or start your search for your Summer vacation. 

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Gifts For Any Beach Lover

Give these individually, or for a bigger gift, buy a beach bag and stuff them all in for a creative spin on a gift basket that is great for an individual, couple, or family gift. 

Bogg Bag

The perfect tote for your next OBX adventure. The Bogg Bag is great for the beach with it's unique design. Unlike other beach bags, the Bog Bag won't tip over, the bottom won't leak and at the end of the day, simply hose off your bag! This makes going and coming home from the beach a breeze. 

Bogg Bag

Sand Cloud Beach Towel

It's nice to have a big beach towel to spread out or wrap up in! If you haven't already heard the buzz about Sand Cloud, we defintiely recommend you to check them out. They are a company with a mission to save and protect our oceans and sea life, #SaveTheFishies. All materials are eco-friendly and organic making this a gift that gives back! 

Sand Cloud

Shibumi Shade

The world's best beach shade and a must-have for family beach vacations! Shibumi Shade is lightweight, east to set up and provides shade for the whole family. Leave behind the traditional umbrella that is awkward to carry and is subject to flying down the beach in heavy wind. The Shibumi Shade actually moves with the wind and will fold down to fit into your beach bag! This season, we've never seen so many on the beach so purchase yours today and feel the difference. 

Shibumi Shade

Yeti vs. RTIC Beach Cooler

It can get pretty toasty on the beach in the Summer and we all need that ice cold beverage to cool us down. Upgrade your current cooler to one that is proven to keep your beverages cold in the scorching heat! Yeti is a great option. They are proven to be leakproof, waterproof and of course efficient in keeping those brews super cold! Another great budget friendly option is a cooler from RTIC that strongly competes with Yeti. As their slogan states, "Overbuilt. Not Overpriced". Whichever you choose, we know that your loved one will appreciate it. 

Beach Cart

You don't know how helpful a beach cart is until you have used one! Throw all your gear and possibly a kiddo or two in the cart, and roll it to the beach! You'll be thankful after a long day in the sun that you don't have to carry all that stuff back! There are many different versions of carts, but make sure you get one with treaded or big rubber wheels so you can navigate through the sand! 

Beach Float / Boogie Board

Great for kids or teenagers, get an inflatable pool or beach float or even better, a boogie board! They make all kinds of funny floats these days like donuts and shells! Don't forget to buy an electric air pump to go with, or else you'll be stuck blowing them up manually! If your buying for the adventure seeker in the family, go with the boogie board. The Outer Banks is known for its' waves and boogie boarding will keep the kids entertained on the beach all day!

Deluxe Beach Chair

Better than your standard chair, a deluxe chair is great for your daily beach go-er! Forget the overpriced supermarket chairs and come prepared with a chair that has ALL the bells and whistles. I'm talking about cup holders, a built in or attachable umbrella, maybe a cooler and/or the ones with handles or straps! 

Drink Holder

Drink holders for the beach are perfect for keeping your Kill Devil Rum cocktail, phone, or sunglasses sand-free! Find something original or you can get the OBX branded ones at Walmart in Kitty Hawk.

Portable Music Player or Speaker

Protect your phone from the sand, and listen to some music with a portable, wireless speaker or radio. Getting one that is water and sand proof is a good idea.

Local Favorites

Outer Banks Box

If not an OBX Vacation, perhaps have a little of the Outer Banks delivered straight to your loved ones door. Outer Banks Box designs custom boxes filled with inspired items from the Outer Banks. Your sun tanned, salty memories will come rushing back as soon as you rip into it. Each shipment will typically contain 4-6 main items ranging from: food, snacks, photo gifts, knick-knacks, product samples, momentos, souvenirs, holiday gifts, and even some custom products! Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long! 

Outer Banks Box

Beach Toys from Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Kites is an iconic business on the Outer Banks, founded in 1974 and still providing the most elaborate kites for vacationers and locals alike. You don't have to be young in age to enjoy flying, just at heart. Offering much more than kites, you'll find something for everyone in the family. 

Kitty Hawk Kites

Christmas Ornaments and Keepsakes

We all love taking an hour and wandering around the local Christmas Mouse in Nags Head or The Christmas Shop in Manteo, both open all year long. Find that perfect keepsake ornament, and even get it personalized for that special someone.

Christmas Mouse  The Christmas Shop 

Outer Banks Distilling

Truly get the taste of the Outer Banks with our locally made Kill Devil Rum out of Manteo.  They offer a series of flavors to choose from that will transport you to the island. Don't forget to throw in a t-shirt, coozie, or better yet Rum Balls to seal the deal! This gift will make hanging out with the family a jolly good time!

Kill Devil Rum

Outer Banks Olive Oil Co.

Everyone has a culinarian in the family and this shop is perfect for them! The Outer Banks Olive Oil Company has locations in Kill Devil Hills, Duck, and Nags Head specializing in tantalizing flavors of olive oil and vinegar. Bring a little OBX flavor to your kitchen this holiday season. Online ordering available!

Outer Banks Olive Oil Co. 

Brew Thru

Another iconic Outer Banks destination that has been with us since 1977 providing drive through service for all of our adult beverage needs! Grab a world famous t-shirt to stuff in your stockings, it's sure to be a hit. Online ordering available!

Brew Thru

Outer Banks Jewelry

This little barrier island is full of inspiration making this the perfect home for many artists, including jewelry makers. Support our local businesses and give the special ladies in your life something as beautiful as they are. Here are a couple to get your search started!

All Washed Up Jewelry

Erin Nicole Jewelry

Jewelry By Gail

Nautigirl252 Jewelry Cork Co.

Outer Banks Print From a Local Artist

Support locals in the Outer Banks by purchasing a photograph or painted art to remember your trip by! Frame the picture and it makes a thoughtful gift for anyone!

What do you like to buy the beach lover in your life? Tell us in the comments below!