Over the past year, our appreciation for the outdoors has grown. If anything, our ocean-loving community has increased tenfold, so if you're looking for a friend who's recently discovered their newfound passion, or you're looking for a long-time ocean dweller, we're sure you'll find something here.
We've compiled some of our favourite gift ideas for anyone who loves the sea. After all, we should know! We've got you covered, so no matter if your budget is big or small, we're sure you'll find the perfect present right here!
Naturally, a wetsuit is our go-to; it's what makes the ocean so accessible throughout the changing seasons. Remember, you can get wetsuits for all manner of sports, including open-water swimming, so if your friend wants to take a dip during the summer or winter, a wetsuit is your best bet!
The budgets vary from wetsuit, brand, and thickness, and it's essential to find out their wetsuit sizing first.
Once you know their size, you'll be good to go! We stock big brands here at Wetsuit Centre, such as Xcel, Rip Curl, and O'Neill wetsuits.
If your budget doesn't stretch as far as a suit, you can always check out wetsuit gloves, socks and booties!
Show your loved one you care by buying them an essential piece of safety kit! Tow floats are a great bit of gear that provides wild swimmers with increased visibility and a dry bag for their training gear!
You can even find tow floats with bladder packs, helping swimmers to keep hydrated while working out; check out our tow floats at Wetsuit Centre.
Adopt a Sea Animal Subscription
If you're looking for something sustainable and sentimental, you could adopt a marine animal; you can choose from dolphins, sea turtles, whales, penguins and much more! With loads of great charities out there, you can help to make a difference!
Not only will they receive a welcome pack, updates and more, but they'll also be supporting the charities to contribute to marine conservation, protecting their second home!
Check out charities such as The Wildlife Trust, WWF and Oceana; each offers a variety of adoption packages for you to choose from!
Anyone who loves the outdoors recognises how priceless a dry bag can be. Dry bags are more popular amongst kayakers, sailors and anyone who doesn't want their kit getting soaked!
Dry bags come in a huge range of sizes, from phone and wallet holders to holdalls and rucksacks! When choosing one, it might be best to check first what size would suit them first.
Easily overlooked, a tide timetable is a handy tool to have if you love the sea! Tide timetables show:
- High and low tides
- Moon phases
They're perfect for surfers and sailing, with a great variety of locations. The books are often made from recycled paper and are fully recyclable; it's the gift that keeps giving!
Naturally, the next step up from a tide timetable would have to be a surf watch.
Even on a low budget, you can find durable, waterproof watches. Higher-end options offer features that allow you to track performance!
Not only can they help surfers track the tides of their favourite surf spots, but they can also offer insight into weather conditions and the temperature of the water!
Although changing robes are often a considered purchase, they do pay off. Changing robes offer you extra motivation and warmth that helps you to throw yourself into the activities that you love without the worry of being cold.
Changing robes are designed to quickly dry and warm the user. Some can also dry themselves quickly so that you can use the robe repeatedly throughout the day.
There are many brands of changing robe for different bugets. If some designs are over budget, simple towel ponchos are a great way to dry you off while offering a little privacy.
Board or Kayak
The great thing about the sea is that there are so many ways to experience it; you can swim, surf, sail, SUP or kayak.
With so many sports to choose from, why stick to one? Or if nothing quite tops surfing for them, then why not get them an upgrade?
If your budget doesn't quite reach that far, there are plenty of other options! Have a browse through our surfing accessories, such as fins and leashes, to find a thoughtful gift that they'll love!
Sea jewellery can be a lovely gift for sea lovers. You can even find marine charities that offer beautiful bracelets as a thank you for donations. From handmade craft jewellery to cute ankle bracelets, there's a great selection to choose from!
If you're not sure where to start, have a look at sea glass earrings or recycled plastic bands!
If you're really stuck for what to choose, there's always the option of some new surf apparel. You'll have a whole selection to choose from, including:
- Flip flops
- & everything in between
With so many options to choose from, it's hard to go wrong! Here at Wetsuit Centre, we have a great range of clothing, including favourite surf brands like Sana Cruz, Billabong and Orca!
With plenty of local artists and creative prints to choose from, there's a whole world of marine-inspired artwork that your loved ones will adore. From stunning ink prints to seaweed sculptures and collages, there's a world to choose from.
There's no need to spend money on novelty gifts that won't be used. Instead, surfers with sustainable mindsets would probably prefer thoughtful and useful gifts, such as:
- Surf wax
- Repair kits
- Care fresheners
- Wetsuit shampoo
More often than not, stocking fillers end up unwanted and discarded, which can be detrimental to the environment. Show your care and consideration by supporting their sustainable morals and offering them something small but purposeful!
We hope you've now got a good idea of what useful presents and stocking fillers you can gift your loved ones. If you're ever short for ideas, why not take a look at our website? Here at Wetsuit Centre, we stock all the essentials and more for those that love the ocean!