What’s better than receiving a truly awesome, oh-my-god-how-did-you-know-I-absolutely-love-it gift? Well, that’s a trick question. Because nothing is. But giving one is pretty close.
The secret (which I’d like to brag about the fact that I’ve perfected) is spending a lot of time keeping your eyes peeled well in advance to the actual time you need to purchase a gift. If you wait until the week before, you’re stuck going to the local mall and settling for some no-name costume jewelry and a Starbucks gift card when you had all the chances to get something really special.
Lucky for you, I’ve done the legwork already so the next time your beach-loving bestie has a birthday rolling around, you’re all set to impress with a beachy gift that is sure to please and won’t break the bank. Here are three of my favorites:
Candy Cakes Bath Bakery “Mermaid” Cupcake Bathbomb:
You may recognize this from my instagram post (@pinklyperfect_inc), but I am completely obsessed with Candy Cake’s “Mermaid” Cupcake Bath Fizz and I know your friend/sister/neighbor will be too! Aloe and Lily scented, this bathbomb is chemical free and all natural and the perfect tool for ultimate relaxation. The best part? Retails for only $12.50. Buy it here!
Sunnylife Beach Sounds Portable Radio + Speaker:
I’ve been eyeing this badboy for years and the fact that I haven’t purchased one yet is beyond me. This retro portable radio is perfect for any beach-loving girl who likes to rock out to some tunes in between riding the waves. And it’s even more perfect because you can also hook it up to any iPhone and listen to your own music. Tip: this gift requires four AA batteries, so best to include those too. Buy it here!
Sea Bags Maine Heart-Shaped Rope Wristlet:
I’m absolutely obsessed with Sea Bags Maine. Not only is it super cool to tell people your beach bag is made from recycled sails, but they also make the most perfect wristlets to store your valuables when hitting the beach. Perfect size for your cell, headphones, cash, and sunnies, this gift is sure to please. Comes in a variety of colors/prints, but the heart shaped rope is my favorite. Buy it here!