The best time of year is fast approaching. Hello, Christmas 2022!
My fondest memories as a child were spent in and around the water. I was lucky enough to grow up by the ocean and am excited to share many, many more holidays by the beach, now with my own family.
As a Mum, and small business owner, I like to pick items that are carefully curated, environmentally friendly, that my kids will love and use all year, as well as supporting small businesses.
The Ocean Lovers' Christmas Gift Guide has been consciously curated to showcase the best of Australian small business, bringing together everything that could make ocean lovers - big and small - smile when unwrapped under the tree. We are thrilled to be featured in it.
Below, I have shared some of my favourite Christmas gift ideas for our little ocean lovers.
A personal favourite of ours, The Sande Kids™ Sand Brush. This brush has travelled all around Australia with us and is used daily before coming into the caravan, or into the car after a beach day.
Leave the beach behind… swiftly sweep wet or dry sand from kids, adults, beach toys, surfboards, pets, car upholstery and carpet…
Made sustainably from all-natural materials including hard-wearing sustainably sourced rubberwood and a beautiful combination of coconut husk and jute fibre bristles.
Eco-luxe swimwear that cares for your little ocean lover, and the ocean they swim in. Gorgeous prints and made sustainably from recycled bottles, UPF50+ and $1 per purchase going towards ocean clean up.
Swimsuits that look adorable and protect your littles ones, all while caring for the ocean.
Enjoy endless Summer adventures with a premium kids wetsuit. Allow your kids to swim all year round, enjoying better beach days with warm, happy and protected kids. A must have for any beach loving family!
These beautifully designed moulds of Australian themed shapes are sure to be a big hit with both our Little and Big Wanderers. Perfect for any adventure.. take these to the beach, to the park, out in the dirt or travelling. They easily scrunch, fold and roll, making them easy to pack in the pram or under the car seat easily taken for every adventure.
OZoola Beach Tents are designed to protect your family from the sun every time you head to the beach, park or anywhere in the great outdoors! With excellent UV protection UPF 50+, lightweight (weights 1.8kg), wind-resistant and full 360-views, this is your MUST have for the next sunny beach day. It takes only a few minutes to put up/down and you can also take it with you onbaord!
Gorgeous, practical and durable wooden bucket and scoop set with endless water play options. The subtle burn stamps of sea creatures aims to raise awareness of using sustainable materials that are environmentally friendly rather than contributing to plastic pollution that ends up in our ocean. The rope and wooden handle is perfect for carrying the bucket making it easy for gripping for little hands. The rippled wooden handle on the scoop also fits snuggly into the palms of hands while scooping sand.
A functional, sustainable bath toy sure to provide hours of imaginative water play. Inspired by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the toys include colourful characters to encourage story-telling and imaginative play, and with fun functionality to develop fine motor skills. Made from 8 recycled Australian milk bottles, demonstrating the value of recycling and reducing plastic waste, and allowing children to make a direct and positive connection between their recycling and toys.
An ocean inspired wooden memory game that both looks beautiful and provides lots of fun and learning. Plus 10% of profits are donated to marine conservation.
The one bad thing about family beach days is all that sand you bring home. Salty Sisters Sand removing powder is a all natural, organic, talc-free powder and is the holy grail of summer days! Suitable for the whole body and completely ocean friendly, perfect for making sure the sand stays at the beach, where it belongs!
We hope this guide may give you some gift ideas for your little beach babes this year and something that they can use & enjoy all year round. Wishing you all a happy, healthy holiday period with many treasured memories by the ocean.