If the Christmas shopping rush is making you feel lost at sea, it's time to drop anchor on some wonderful nautical gift ideas to fill the stockings of any keen sailor or seafaring obsessive. Whether you're drawn to the calming coastal qualities of nautical homeware or the timeless appeal of maritime stationery, we've got a selection of festive present ideas and gift-spiration to make a splash this December.
Nautical gifts and accessories are a great idea for anyone who enjoys strolling by the sea, exploring the open ocean or revelling in the serene colour schemes and classic iconography of the coast. From cushions to candles, tea towels to fridge magnets, the rustic seaside charm of nautical gifts has widespread appeal - surprising a friend or family member with a unique and memorable theme this Christmas.
To get underway, Sea Chest's latest blog explores all things nautical gift related. We'll give you a selection of our most popular, best-selling and handpicked gift ideas that will help take the hassle out of what to get that special seagoer in your life, from trusted brands including Emma Ball.
This beautifully designed cushion from Emma Ball comes with a unique 2-in-1 seaside-themed design, featuring beach huts, seagulls and whales. Produced in the UK and perfect for any nautical-inspired living room, simply flip this cushion over to enjoy whichever design your prefer, according to your mood and your surrounding nautical decor.
Every kitchen needs a touch of nautical-meets-festive charm over Christmas. This high quality cotton tea towel features a busy puffin-themed design by Caroline Cleave, brought to life in colourful and detailed fashion. Each cute puffin character is wrapped up in a winter jumper, suiting the cosy mood of the winter season and setting the scene for any Christmas dinner party or get-together.
This stunning scented candle will allow you to escape all your stresses as you immerse yourself in alluring festive fragrances. Handmade in the UK using soy wax, this candle tin not only features an adorable penguins design, it also has an impressive burn time of 35 hours. Once you're suitably relaxed you can blow the candle out and easily store the tin away until next time.
Store your loose change and small accessories in this exquisitely designed purse from Emma Ball. Featuring a classic boat, a whale-themed watercolour print and serene ocean colours, this purse is great for slipping into your handbag or desk drawer. It also includes a cotton lining in a coordinating and eye-catching coloured stripe.
Capture your thoughts, keep a journal, make Christmas lists and scribble down any important details in this gorgeous 160-page notebook from Emma Ball. The watercolour design is a lovely mixture of seaside birds and animals, vibrant beach huts, blue skies and sandy beaches to catch the eye of any seaside loving recipient.
Give your fridge a seaside twist with this iconic magnet inspired by the beautiful vistas of coastal Devon. This fridge magnet is made up of a collage-style design with detailed depictions of coastline houses from the south western county.