Ever since the “Coastal Grandma” aesthetic went viral a few years ago, we’ve all been able to think of at least a few people in our lives who fit the description to a T. These are the gals who love anything blue and white, can be found sipping a cup of tea with a book on a Friday night, and are on a first-name basis with the farmers at their local market. Whether she’s your actual grandmother or just your friend who acts like one, she deserves a gift this holiday season that emulates the same sense of calm, wholesome romanticism that she exudes.
Here, we’ve rounded up the top 50 gifts for your friend who is so coastal and classic, that she basically belongs in a Nancy Meyers movie. From quilted jackets to raffia wine holders, this list is chock-full of items that will make her little Diane Keaton-loving heart sing. Cue the nostalgia—these are the best gift ideas for the coastal grandmother in your life.
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These gorgeous sheets perfectly encapsulate the coastal grandma aesthetic.
This scalloped tray is the perfect addition to any bedside table or entryway.
These dainty shell earrings make the sweetest of statements.
Sherpa slippers are a must-have for winter months. This cozy pair will have them abandoning any slippers they’ve previously owned.
Help your coastal grandma embrace the slow life with this easily packable and waterproof picnic blanket.
Farmers market trips are essential for any Nancy Meyers main character. This staple bag will allow them to carry everything and more.
The shape of this handmade clutch gives a natural elegance, adding a touch of coastal chic to any outfit.
This universally flattering pair of sunglasses has a timeless silhouette and will go with absolutely anything.
If the Parent Trap is part of her core personality, gift her this precious illustration of the iconic bridal shop.
Fluted candles are a gorgeous addition to any room and a perfect gift for anyone who loves to host.
Take their cooking (and their countertops) to the next level with the handcrafted salt cellar.
For anyone who cooks anything, this will elevate their cooking game tenfold. Pair it with a gorgeous salt cellar for the ultimate combination.
Learn to focus on simple living and joyful rituals with this book that guides you through the seasons and provides endless inspiration for a well-lived life.
Le Marais Bakery in San Francisco is known for their delicious french pastries and now you can sample them from the comfort of your own kitchen.
This Diane Keaton approved bucket hat says “Hamptons” in all the best ways.
We love the button back detail which makes this reversible into a cardigan. Two sweaters for the price of one? Yes!
Who says the coastal grandma aesthetic is only for the girlies? These handmade dinner and drinks dog bowls make mealtime a little more elevated.
We love when form meets function and these baskets do exactly that! They are beautiful enough to leave out and keep you organized.
The timeless look of this watch makes it look way more expensive than it is. It would pair perfectly with any stack of bracelets.
From farmers market runs to brunch, they will be able to wear this quilted floral piece anywhere.
Help her keep her favorite memories close to her heart with this beautiful locket necklace.
With rosy delicateness and fruity accents, this set includes a travel-size perfume, solid perfume, and shower gel so they can be enveloped in this enchanting scent.
If you prefer to gift experiences, this embroidery project will give them a weekend of fun and a new hobby!
An inspiring cocktail book that teaches aficionados to transform their garden into singular beverages and cocktails.
For the girl who needs to elevate even the messiest of ponytails, these delicate bands will top off your hairstyle with luminous rows of pearly opulence.
The elegant embroidery and plush towel will add a touch of luxury to their everyday routine.
The high neck and quilted details make this jacket special, while the construction makes it an ideal layering piece for all seasons.
This celeb-favorite cap is at the top of every quiet luxury wishlist. Take styling notes from J-Law who pairs the cap with sleek wardrobe basics from The Row, or Taylor Swift who styles it with a monochromatic look.
The refreshing fragrance of this candle will add levity to any home. When the wax is melted down, the brass tin is beautiful enough to be reused anywhere in their home.
The iconic blue-tone Toile de Jouy lined the walls of the first Dior boutiques. This elegant notebook is the perfect place to keep memories or cherished writings.
This woven bag is a standout item. The structure of the weave paired with the fringed handles make this a piece that can effortlessly transition from beach to brunch.
The picnic basket of our dreams and a stylish way to tote treats to the park, beach, or backyard.
Pop a memorable photo into this frame for an easy gift that’s both beautiful and meaningful.
Create special morning moments with this high-quality breakfast tray.
No coastal mood board is complete without a tried and true striped button-down. It’s the do-all piece for your closet that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
This compact mirror will receive compliments every time it’s pulled out of her bag.
Arrange these hand painted tapers on the table alongside a variety of candle holders for a beautifully curated tablescape.
If she’s the queen of hospitality, she will adore these luxuriously crafted napkins.
Inspired by Parisian flea market finds, this beaded cake stand is the definition of special.
Learn the art of watercolor with this kit that’s ideal for all skill levels.
Ideal for traveling, this stylish and spacious cosmetic bag will fit everything you need and more.
Embrace the main character “I just threw this on!” energy with a timeless Cape Cod inspired knit.
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