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Unique Gifts for Beach Lovers


Gifts for Beach LoversHandmade photo frame at Davey’s Locker, Newport Beach, CA

I love the beach and for me the most cherished gift is something connected with the ocean. The nautical theme is not new and is quite popular at the beachfront areas. If your friend, like me, is passionate about the element of water, here are gift ideas for the most important beach lover in your life.

Looking for exclusive nautical gifts head to Balboa Island where you will find hundreds of hidden gems. With so many souvenir shops it’s easy to get lost, but I will point out those not to be missed.

The Mermaid StoreThe Mermaid Store entrance, Balboa Island, CA

The Mermaid Store (309 Palm Street #101, Balboa Island, CA) has got exclusive gifts for female ocean lovers of all ages, from preschool and school little Mermaid princesses to adult ones who love to add some marine-themed accessories to their looks.

High Heels by Anne MichelleAnne Michelle shoes and other accessories at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

I am the real Carrie Bradshow when it come to purchasing elegant footwear, so I couldn’t pass by this cute pair of high heels by Anne Michelle with fish scales imitation elements. They are super trendy featuring transparent upper and with each shoe of different color that complements the overall design.

Transparent Shell Shaped Purse with PearlsClear shell shaped purse available at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

Another unique Mermaid style gem I found in this store is transparent shell shaped purse with the strap made of pearls!

Bags the Color of the OceanGreen marine inspired purse at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

There are also other bags the color of the ocean that can serve as a colorful accessory for a special occasion outfit.

Fish Scales BackpackA backpack for girls at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

For younger Mermaids there are jewelry items and this nice fish scales backpack to carry various stuff.

Mermaids-themed BooksChildren’s books about The Mermaid at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

There are many Mermaids-themed toys and books, as well as statues, mugs, pictures, and poster with beach inspiring phrases.

Mermaid LampUnique Mermaid inspired lamps at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

Mermaid lamp is pretty unusual too.

Sun Tail MermaidMermaid costume at The Mermaid Store, Balboa Island, CA

There are even Sun Tail Mermaid for kids, teens and adults you can buy to get incredible photos.

Newport Landing Sportfishing Gift ShopNewport Landing Sportfishing gift shop at Balboa Island, CA

At Newport Landing Sportfishing gift shop you can get a variety of interior accessories and home decoration items made of shells and corals.

Home Decoration Items Made of Shells and CoralsShells, urchins and clams offered for sale at Newport Landing Sportfishing, Balboa Island, CA

Here you will find a variety of shells, clams, urchins, ocean stars and more you can purchase to adorn your home or office with.

Textile and Glass Jelly-fishJelly-fish home decorations at Newport Landing Sportfishing, Balboa Island, CA

Textile and glass jelly-fish are offered for sale as well. It’s an excellent place to shop for small souvenirs and gifts that were brought from the ocean bottom.

Naturally Newport Clothing and SouvenirsNaturally Newport Clothing and Souvenirs in Balboa Island, CA

You can also find similar assortment of shells at Naturally Newport Clothing and Souvenirs (503 Edgewater Pl, Newport Beach, CA, 92661), plus the store offers a wide assortment of beach bracelets, necklaces, jewelry and more.

Naturally Newport ClothingBeach inspired clothing at Naturally Newport Clothing and Souvenirs in Balboa Island, CA

In addition, here you can get beach themed Christmas ornaments with some of them made of shells.

Beach Themed Christmas OrnamentsCircle shell ornaments at Naturally Newport Clothing and Souvenirs in Balboa Island, CA

These handmade circle shell ornaments are sure to add exclusive beach charm to any Christmas tree.

Davey’s Locker Ocean GiftsDavey’s Locker Ocean Gifts shop window, Balboa Island, CA

Davey’s Locker Ocean Gifts (400 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA, 92661) offers unique mugs, necklaces, toys and home décor, such as ocean themed sculptures, clocks, pictures and more.

FUNnSUN StoreFUNnSUN Store in Newport Beach, CA

FUNnSUN Store (307 Main St, Newport Beach, CA, 92661) is worth mentioning too. There you can order personalized t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies.

Personalized T-shirtsCustomized t-shirt at FUNnSUN Store in Newport Beach, CA

Just pick a humorous phrase and they will get it printed for you.

Istanbul HomeIstanbul Home gift shop in Balboa Island, CA

Istanbul Home (709 Edgewater Pl, Newport Beach, CA, 92661) is a nice Turkish store offering tons of souvenirs and gifts made in Turkey.

Oriental Lamps, Bags and BackpacksBags and vases at Istanbul Home gift shop in Balboa Island, CA

Oriental lamps, bags and backpacks, towels and other textiles are only some of the exclusive gifts you can purchase there.

Gem SouvenirsTurkish souvenirs to buy at Istanbul Home gift shop in Balboa Island, CA

From pomegranate tea that costs $20 to palm stones for $45 and other gem souvenirs, the choice of beautiful décor items is amazing.

Painted Porcelain CatsPainted animal figures at Istanbul Home gift shop in Balboa Island, CA

My friend loves cats a lot, so I found for her these cute painted porcelain cats I want to present to her when I come back home.

Beachly Beauty Box Fall 2022Beachly Fall 2022 subscription box

You don’t always need to go to Balboa Island to get beach inspired gifts. You can get them online too. Beachly offers subscription boxes for women and men that are delivered quarterly right to your home. The products include clothing, accessories, home décor and more. There is also monthly Beachly Beauty box with must have beauty products for beach lovers. If your friend hits the beach all year round Beachly subscription will help her or him be the most stylish person whatever the season is.

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