2023 Gift Guide For Her: Beach Lovers & Sun Seekers
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend, bestie, work-wife, or Secret Santa can sometimes be a daunting process. Where to start? What to pick for the person who seemingly has it all? How to choose something unexpected which they’ll love? As the holiday season approaches, we’re here to help you move past the deluge of novelty items, and find the joy in gifting a present that’s lasting and meaningful.
We caught up with Emma from surf and beachwear label, Noserider, to find out her top gifting picks for surfer girls, beach-goers and lovers of travel. As someone who takes great pride in selecting the perfect presents for her loved ones, you can be sure this list will fill up many a stocking with Christmas cheer.
13 Gift Ideas For Her
All year-round, UV protection remains essential – especially in Australia. Give her something to double down on those island vibes, with my favourite coconut-scented sunscreen option from Feel Good Inc. Skin will be left protected, irresistibly soft and smelling divine so she can focus on that cross-step.
There’s no better cure for salt saturated hair than a trusty leave-in-conditioner. Ouai is the saving grace of my hair, never failing to restore it to its sleek and shiny glory when I need it most. It’s perfect for self-care days with comfy clothes and Netflix, or catch-ups with the girls (when there are always compliments on how amazing your hair smells).
It’s not often we get excited about a bucket hat. But then again, there’s not many hats as epic as Sunward Bound’s. Whilst we all love her warming rays, the damage the Sun can cause to our face and eyes is less endearing. Designed with specially-made features for comfortably staying on the head during a surf sesh, this Surf Hat is perfect for beach bliss. Sunward Bound’s Surf Hats come in a variety of funky fresh patterns and styles. My extra tip: Pair this purple power surf hat with Noserider’s Lavender Cropped Rash for some seriously stylish gifting.
There’s no better feeling than slipping on a comfy pair of slides after a hard day on the board. As easy to dress up as they are to dress down, these recycled slides are a winner when it comes to moving from the beach to evening drinks and everything in between. An ideal gift choice for your more eco-conscious friends, Indosole crafts their shoes from recycled sneakers and tires, reducing your fashion footprint without sacrificing style.
With a water repellant backing and quilted top design, this oversized picnic blanket is an affordable yet super handy gift-giving option. Picture days lounging on the grass at Main Beach while listening to buskers and hanging out with friends. Or unraveling this super-sized 2m x 2m blanket onto the beach for ultra luxe sunbathing.
Spell’s Summertime Pearl Necklace is what tropical vacay dreams are made of. When she’s switched the surfboard and sun baking for sunset drinks, this choker-style necklace will be the perfect oceanic accessory. Crafted by SETU fair trade artisans, the Summertime Pearl Necklace features pearls, shell beads and 22K gold vermeil charms. A special piece to treasure all year ’round.
Striking the perfect balance between comfort and elegance, the Noserider Cropped Rash Guard boasts a stylish mid coverage option for when the waters are still a little too cold for just a bikini or for that extra sun protection. This piece is handmade in Bali from sustainable, durable fabric that’s covered in UPF50+ material. With a flattering cut that exudes understated lux, Noserider’s Cropped Rash Guard is the surfwear staple your gals are sure to love. With a range of hues to suit every taste, you’re sure to find the perfect shade for everyone on your gift list.
When two favourite Aussie brands come together, you know you’re in for a winning product. The Slim Cat Eye Sunglasses are a considered creation by Zulu & Zephyr in collaboration with Australian producers of luxury plant-based eyewear, Local Supply. Handcrafted in limited batches from biodegradable plant-based acetate, they’re as easy on the eye on as they are on the planet.
If you’re looking for a present idea for someone who loves the sea equally as much as they love travelling, then add this Drawstring Travel Bag from local Byron Bay brand Hope & May to your cart. It’s the easiest bag to pop in the suitcase for vacations in lieu of a packing cube, and then you can double it up as the cutest beach bag accessory. Double win!
From one of the world’s favourite surf and skate brands, this Throwback Oversized T-Shirt gives feel-good vintage energy. Whether they wear it on days away from the sea, or as a coverup once out of the water, it’s sure to add a pop of colourful happiness to the recipient.
This handy little pouch with a waterproof lining and zip closure is the perfect multi-purpose accessory your girl didn’t know she needed. Use it to store wet swimmers after a morning on the surf, or have it as a safe-keeping sand-free house for your phone, keys and belongings while you’re in the sea. I even love using my wet bag as a no-fuss clutch for nights out with my gals.
For a present that will be sure to positively surprise and delight, a Surf House e-Gift Card is your go-to. These accommodation gift cards are valid for 3 years from date of issue, which means your girl has plenty of time to then plan the rest of the details for a Byron Bay getaway. Ready in an instant, these e-gift cards are also a great option for any late shoppers needing a last-minute present saviour! PS. You can also level up your present another notch with a Gift Card for the Surf House’s Rooftop Bar.
13. Find Your Flow With Classes To Your Local Yoga, Pilates or Fitness Studio
I love gifting passes to my favorite fitness studios, as it then becomes a gift we can do together… while also keeping us both more accountable. When it comes to yoga and pilates, these exercises not only build core strength and mindfulness, but also serve as the perfect cross-training companion for surfers. Have a look at your local studio, or check out the likes of Class Pass, Peaches Pilates, Body By Berner, Barre and Bike, Good Vibes Yoga, Aloha Active, or Fluidform Pilates.