The Ho Ho Hotlist: 23 gifts for beach bods
From Prada slides and the perfect poker set to an Andy Warhol skateboard and a timeless bikini, these gifts will ensure your beach house friend invites you to stay next summer
Friday 18 November 2022 By Soho House
When you’re not planning last-minute city breaks to round off the year, you’re probably focused on how to gift the people you love in a way that actually reflects who they are this holiday season.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shared a series of refined gift guides for our different members. First up was city swisher (a lesson on how to gift the pickiest person you know), then came the countryside enthusiast, whose wish list is a balance between lovely wholesome things and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.
This week, we’re turning our attention to the beach bod: the one friend who spends more time at Soho Beach House Miami than they do their own home, and will go to war to secure the perfect sun lounger. Around 80% of their wardrobe consists of swimwear, and when it comes to the holidays, their idea of a festive lunch is more beach barbecue than roast turkey and mulled wine. In fact, the closest thing they’ve had to a traditional white Christmas is their annual re-run of Elf.
So, consider this your official reminder to keep sun, sea and sand at the front of your mind when buying gifts for this member. Bringing festive vibes into their home takes a little thinking outside of the box, and while they may already have hundreds of bikinis, nothing beats the feeling of a new one. Nor does the idea of a designer table tennis set or a hypebeast skateboard, for that matter.
Here are 23 gift ideas to help you get started on the beach bod’s ultimate Christmas wish list.
5. Because everything they do is done in style
Set of two beach rackets and ball, £770, Dior
12. Because it’s always Champagne o’clock where they are
Barwell cut crystal Champagne coupe (set of four), from £157, Soho Home
17. Because they know how to rock a pair of shades
Inflated mask sunglasses in acetate, £310, Loewe