Beach-themed Gift Baskets: 7 Easy DIY Ideas for a Housewarming Present

Got a housewarming party to attend, and wondering what to give as a present to the home owner(s)? Why not a beach-themed gift basket! This would be perfect if their new home is nearby a beach or has a pool. Or if they happen to be avid fun-in-the-sun people. Or maybe they’ve mentioned that they are decorating their home in coastal style.

In any case, there are so many fun and thoughtful ways to put together a housewarming gift basket with a beach motif. Whether for summer relaxation, sunny weather pampering, coastal-inspired entertaining, or seaside-style home decor, it’s just as thrilling preparing a gift basket like this as receiving one! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Ideas for Assembling Your Own Beach Gift Basket

These 7 examples we discovered show such creative choices of containers holding thoughtfully-chosen fillers—from fun to practical to decorative. Great inspiration for making a DIY gift basket as full of summer lovin’ as these. Do remember that many of these ideas can be assembled and sent through the mail for making a long distance gift idea!

Beach housewarming themed gift basket you can make at home

1 – Ultimate Beach-lover’s Relaxation Gift Basket
This ready-to-give selection from Amazon contains: body butter, soap, soy candle, fizz bath bombs, body mist, organic lip balm, pumice stone, and foam bath sponge to name a few goodies! Present in a pretty gift basket with a pink and blue bow on top.

2 – Beach Pampering Products Gift Bucket – A simple beach bucket can make the cutest holder for spa pampering items, like body lotion, mineral water facial spray, fragrant essential oils, and a natural loofah, plus treats like shell-shaped chocolates in a heart woven box and coconut cookies in a sheer aqua wrap. (Styled by Bellenza)

3 – “Fun in the Sun” Summer Relaxation Kit
Although designed as a teacher appreciation present, this collection of gifts from Skip to My Lou for chillin’ during the hot summer season is sure to be a hit with your hosts. Grab a plastic woven tote, then select fillers like those shown: flip flops, sunnies, a beach towel, magazines, a drink tumbler, sun screen, and aloe lotion.

4 – Keep Calm, Summer is Almost Here” Teacher Gift Idea
A similar but simpler version of the teacher gift basket is this cheerful orange and aqua collection we found on See Vanessa Craft. Sticking to this color combo—from the wire basket, pool towel, flip flops, tumbler, and sunscreen—is such a bright idea (literally!), don’t you think?

5 – Easy DIY Summer Tote
This adorable fabric-lined basket tote is actually the star of this DIY project from Celebrating Everyday Life. But whether you are able to sew one like it or would prefer to just buy, fill it up with thoughtful items your hosts will find summer-perfect.

6 – “Orange You Glad It’s Summer” Gift Basket
Loving how Natalie Menke played up the zesty color orange in this refreshing gift basket—from the cans of pre-mixed sangria to the orange-slice napkins and ice cube tray to the plastic tumblers, all in a mini grill pan “basket.” You could run with this same color-themed approach for your gift basket using any summery color!

7 – Basket of Beach-inspired Decor Pieces
Now, this lovely find from Vintage Paint and More isn’t actually a gift basket, It’s a beach-inspired vignette for the home. But it shows how you can also gift your host with a selection of home decor accents that channel that seaside / coastal vibe—and present them in a woven basket. Perfect for a housewarming present!

Beach Gift Basket Filler Suggestions

Ready to assemble your own gift basket? Try these suggested filling ideas for creating a unique beach-inspired housewarming gift!

DIY Beach housewarming themed gift basket

  1. Microfiber Beach Towel, (2 Pack, 30" x 60") – available on Amazon
  2. Warming Stripes Flip Flops – available on Zazzle
  3. Oversized Flat Aviator Mirrored Sunglass– available on Amazon
  4. “Life is Better at the Beach” Flip Flops Poster – available on Zazzle
  5. Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion  – available on Amazon
  6. “Keep Calm And Go To The Beach” Tumbler – available on Amazon
  7. Abalone Shell Picture Frame – available at the Bellenza SHOP
  8. Seashell Tray – available at the Bellenza SHOP