15 Beach-Inspired Host & Hostess Gift Ideas for a Season of Giving

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The holidays are coming and this means it’s the season for giving gifts to our families and friends, and gracious acquaintances who open their homes for the festivities. While you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine, flowers or chocolate, this year we encourage an outside-the-box hostess gift … one that he or she is guaranteed to love and cherish for many years to come; one, inspired by the beach!

We have a few ideas to help you choose the best gift ideas this holiday season. Take a peek and let us know what you think! 

Host & Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays

But Coffee First Cobalt Ceramic Tumbler

From that first sip to the last, there is nothing quite like mornings at the beach. Happy hour at the beach…so delightful. This set of 2 cobalt ceramic tumblers with white lid hold 10 oz of your favorite morning beverage. Sold in a set of 2.


Trouble Maker Ceramic Trouble Maker Coffee Mug

When in doubt, blame the person next to you. Our Trouble Maker camp cobalt ceramic mug holds 15 oz of your favorite beverage.


Newport Mini-Sailcloth Duffel Bag

Both the round-end and the square-end sailcloth duffels are made from double-layered sailcloth, fully lined with waterproof liner, and loaded with pockets on the inside, plus a quick access pocket on the outside. All of our duffels are tough as nails and built to keep their contents dry. All come with a shoulder strap.


Large Blue Swirl 18 Quart Enamelware Stock Pot with Rack

The stock pot is made of porcelain enamel fused on carbon steel. These are great for the outdoor shrimp and crab boil! The pots are durable and can be used in the oven, on the stove top, under the broiler and on the grill. The steel content makes them unsuitable for microwave use.


Frosted Fleece Shortie Robe

Chill out in our new frosted fleece robe. Drapy, silky, sensual against your skin, the shimmery tips add depth and coziness. Crafted by artisans committed to fair-labor practices. 100% Polyester. One Size.


Slender Curve Sea Glass Bangle

Shimmering texture and authentic sea glass mix to create a casual elegance. The sterling silver is forged and hammered to show off the beauty of precious metal, and punctuated by a single bezel set sea glass nugget. This bracelet is designed to open and fasten by moving the loop over the 10-15 mm bezel setting. This bangle-like bracelet is easy to put on and comfortable to wear.


Double Curve Pendant Necklace

The Double Loop Pendant Necklace has an 18″ sterling silver chain with a 2.25″ diameter focal. Made from soft green sea glass, bezel set. Makes a wonderful gift. Elegant jewelry handmade with love.

Every piece is handmade from what the ocean provides, so there will be slight variations in color and size.


Happy Holidays Pillow

Happy Holidays Pillow White is an elegant addition to your holiday living room decorations. Both the front and back are 100% Woven Cotton with same color piping on the sides.


Rugby Stripe Denim Woven Cotton Throw

Go with the throw! Constructed of 100% cozy cotton, our hand loomed throws are crafted with comfort in mind. Reversible, affordable, with an appeal that is absolutely undeniable. Our cotton throws may be machine washed in cold water. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach.


Blue Crab Dip Set

The Blue Crab Dip Set includes (1) 12.5″ Charger & (1) 3-Cup Salad Bowl presented in a pretty 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 4″ gift box. This Blue Crab Collection is made of porcelain enamel fused on carbon steel. These are great for the outdoor shrimp and crab boil! They are durable and can be used in the oven, on the stove top, under the broiler and on the grill. The steel content makes them unsuitable for microwave use.

This enamelware is also dishwasher and freezer safe, food safe, and passes all FDA requirements. Wait for enamelware to cool before placing in cold temperatures, and do not soak in water.


Driftwood Wreath

Pencil starfish adorn this handsome natural 3″ wide driftwood wreaths. Whether you display it on a mantle or an entry door, use your own ribbon and/or natural embellishments to personalize it for any holiday. Sawtooth hanging hardware included for easy hanging.


Rugby Stripe Denim Tote

Our carry-all tote bags are virtually indestructible! They made of cotton or polypropylene with durable handles and bottoms. They are perfect for toting beach gear, groceries or kid’s toys.


Vintage Whale Clock

Express your creativity with the traditional round Vintage Whale Clock that features an attractive rustic design. Each clock design is framed in a rustic metal ring. Your choice of three sizes which you can customize with your favorite location. If you choose a custom location, please indicate the location in the Special Instructions box at checkout.


The Waves Of The Sea Coastal Phrase Pillow

This seaworthy collection of accent pillows offers the wisdom of the sea, handsomely hand-tailored in the Carolinas of high-quality jute burlap. Each of these amazing pillows features a self-flange edge and zippered closure with feather-down insert. This practical as well as stunning lumbar pillow design measures a generous 11 x 22 and is elegantly appointed with an artist’s attention to detail, worthy of a place of honor in your exceptional coastal home! The rustic jute burlap featuring CUSTOM EMBROIDERY plays on current organic trends in responsible interior design.


Sailcloth Backpack 

Our Sailcloth Backpacks have unique nautical styling with three large compartments all with waterproof linings. Plus handy interior pockets to keep small items like cell phones, iPods, and keys organized and easy to find. Easy access mesh outer pockets hold water bottles, shoes or gloves.

Your gift recipient will surely love any of these beach-inspired gifts. If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration, be sure to stop by Cottage and Bungalow

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