By Rahemma Azwar on 19 August 2022
There’s nothing we love more than a beach holiday, or looking incredible while you’re on it. With so many island destinations to visit, or the perpetual summer vibes in much of Southeast Asia, there’s always an occasion for summer style.
If you have beach-loving friends, especially those who are traveling soon, this gift guide could help you find the perfect present. And if you’re a beach lover yourself, then it’s time to get yourself a gift — let us help you with that shopping list.
Hats for Days
Sunny days by the beach call for some cover and shade. Khoon Hooi’s Huntington Hat has an extra wide brim for additional protection against harmful UV rays. Check out our selection of the local clothing brand’s reversible Gilligan Bucket Hat too — not only are they reversible, so you can switch up the color and texture depending on your mood, but they’re also made of recycled brocade.
This would be perfect for anyone that loves laying on a sunbed in pursuit of a glowy tan. Chic, yet versatile, this useful accessory is a must-have for skin-conscious and fashionable folk.
Fabulously fan yourself on a hot summer’s day with our stunning leather fans from Pubumésu. The Monstera Small Fan is petite enough to fit in your bag and striking enough to catch everyone’s eye. It was created in collaboration with Potatohead Bali and is the ideal gift for your loved one who loves being extravagant on holiday, serving looks on all occasions. If you’re feeling fresh, go for our bright Lemon Fan instead for a truly bold look.
What’s a more perfect way to complete an ensemble by the shore than with a fan to cool you off?
From the Pool to Piña Coladas
Nothing says simple but stylish more than the staple wrap dress. This one from Linen By Parissara, a slow fashion based in Bangkok, is the perfect coverup for when you want to quickly head down to the nearby bistro for some drinks after a long day of being in the water. The Sabine Summer Wrap Dress also comes in vibrant colors that will make you stand out — with adjustable waist straps, it’s also perfect to share with friends.
Flattering and timeless, a wrap dress is essential for the effortlessly elegant. Styled down with either a pair of sneakers or up with a kitten heel, gifting this dress is a simple way to elevate your friends’ holiday wardrobe.
Bold With Gold
Very few things are lovelier than a matching earring and choker set that’s crafted by hand using crystals and gold. These versatile pieces from Argent Studio are named after the Persian word for “Light” and will look radiant in the sun. The Noor Ear Pendants and Noor Choker feature crystal quartz and freshwater pearls.
The translucent quality of the quartz crystal also means it’s easy to pair these pieces with many outfits. This jewelry set is a thoughtful way to treat yourself or others.
A bag is a necessity for any holiday, and nothing is more stylish than Moy Studio’s covetable beaded bags. They come in a variety of colors, both bright and neutral, so you can have your pick of what shade suits your mood. The Luna Bag can be carried by using its top hand or shoulder strap, and the Tala Bag is a modern, tropical variation on a tote.
Whether you’re exploring a new location or looking for that one bag that will take you from day to night, beach to bar, these bags are perfect. They are one of our bestsellers, especially as gifts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rahemma is Dia’s intern and a Journalism student at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She has her own jewelry business, runs a blog analyzing the fashion industry, and started a sex education NGO to support Malaysian youth. Her interests include creating art, sociopolitical theory, literature, and rollerskating on the weekends.