You might find it hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about your holiday shopping list. Shipping delays and supply chain issues may impact your ability to find and receive gifts you want to give family and friends this year.
So if you’re a last-minute shopper, it’s more important than ever for you to put holiday shopping at the top of your to-do list!
While it’s probably easy to shop for most of your loved ones, you likely have at least one or two “hard to buy for” relatives. And it’s no surprise to us if the snowbirds in your family are the ones you struggle to shop for each year.
What do you buy someone who enjoys the best of both worlds each year? As snowbirds ourselves, we suggest you skip the gift cards this year and consider some of our suggestions.
While the snowbird in your life may be able to afford plenty of things they’d enjoy using, there’s a good chance they may resist the urge to splurge on some things too.
So if you’re ready to make your list and check it twice…we’re here to help you find some great gifts for the sun-seekers in your life!
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You’ll find gifts on our list that are unique, personal, practical, and fun. Each of the items is something we’d love having (or already own!) as snowbirds.
If you have other ideas, feel free to share them. We’d love this to become a “go-to” list for those who are shopping for their favorite snowbirds!
(Note: *Prices and availability of gifts listed are subject to change. Some of the items are limited-time deals that may not always be available.)
Gifts for Your Favorite Snowbird Under $100
This Wi-Fi-enabled photo frame will help keep the snowbird you love connected with family and friends. You can instantly share pictures and videos to this frame anytime, from anywhere.
While you can’t transport the grandkids in this wagon, your snowbird will love the adjustable handle on this wagon and 2 Mesh Cup holders to keep their favorite beverages secure when hauling gear to the park or beach.
Fitbit Inspire 2 – $99.95
Your snowbird will love this fitness tracker! It keeps track of your activities, including steps, distance, hourly activity, and calories burned. It even provides a sleep score and is water-resistant to 50 feet.
Kindle Paperwhite – $79.99
If your favorite snowbird enjoys both reading and the sunshine, this Kindle is a must! It has a glare-free display and is waterproof. And a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
Gifts Under $75
Tommy Bahama Beach Chair, Blue – $64.70
This backpack beach chair is a top pick of snowbirds. It reclines to five different positions and has an insulated pouch, cell phone holder, towel bar, adjustable pillow, and more.
A drip and leak sensor that provides real-time alerts when your snowbird has water issues in either their northern or southern home. They’ll instantly receive app notifications and alerts to their phone when water leakage is detected.
These monitors will alert your snowbird to drastic temperature and humidity changes that spell trouble for their homes. Prevention is the key to pipes not freezing and limiting mold growth in warm, humid environments.
Pickleball set – $59.99
This pickleball starter set is for all skill and age levels. If your snowbird is a more advanced player, you can also purchase just one paddle for the same price, so they’ll be ready for more challenging matches!
Your snowbird will love this fun set with rich, blue accent rims to make and serve their favorite punch, lemonade, and sangria recipes.
Quik Shade MAX Shade Chair – $46.91
A compact, portable, and comfortable chair that’ll shield your snowbird from the sun. This is an easy-to-transport chair that offers reliable sun protection.
Gifts Under $40
The high-power binoculars are easy to focus, and are great for bird or animal watching. Your snowbird can tuck these in a beach bag or stick them in the glove compartment so they’ll always have them on their travel adventures.
ECCOSOPHY Sandproof Beach Blanket – $35.99
This is a quick-dry, lightweight outdoor beach mat. Your snowbird will enjoy this oversized, sand-free blanket that can be double anchored with four corner sand pockets and stakes.
These solar garden lights with fairy string lights are perfect for indoor and outdoor decorations. Solar Mason Jar Lights are ideal for a snowbird’s home, balcony, fence, tree, or wherever they want to enjoy them!
The Versa-brella is a clamp-on shade canopy umbrella that offers UPF 50 plus protection to help keep a snowbird’s skin safe from the sun. It’s rugged and has a durable connector that's secured to golf bags, strollers, beach chairs, and more.
This nautical “This Is Our Happy Place” mat is durable and easy to clean. Your snowbird will have a big smile when they open up this gift!!
If you know a snowbird who loves coffee, consider this Easy to Use Cold Brew Maker. They’ll just add coffee, let it steep overnight, and enjoy a fresh cold brew in the morning.
These flameless candles are a safe alternative to traditional ones. With all sorts of decorating uses, your snowbird will love how real these candles look, no matter what they use them for.
Bocce – $26.67
Your snowbird can use this set outdoors in the backyard, at the beach, or in the park. Up to four players can enjoy this all-weather set.
Any snowbird could use this beautiful carrier to transport their favorite casserole for dinner. Both parts of the casserole bag have separate handles, which can be used individually or in combination according to personal needs.
Your snowbird can wear these highly-rated long sleeve shirts that offer UPF 50+ sun protection. With 20 color options, you may need to order a couple of these shirts to help keep your loved one safe in the sun!
Gifts $20 or Under
The female version of this favorite sun protection shirt is something your snowbird will love. The 29 color choices mean that you’ll be able to find plenty of options that your loved one will enjoy.
This fun and festive serving bowl is perfect for everyday dining and entertaining. This kid/grandkid-friendly bowl is melamine and will not chip or crack easily – making it a great serving option for all occasions.
Whether your snowbird is chasing the sun on the golf course, at the beach, or visiting local parks, this insulated lunch bag is what they need. It keeps foods and drinks cool or warm for more than 5 hours, and foam provides great protection to containers, foods, and drinks.
This reflective belt gives your snowbird 360 degrees of visibility. It reflects light and illuminates and is 100 times safer than any other alternative for active loved ones.
Quick soft/hard-boiled/poached – $16.99
The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker holds 6 eggs. It's an electric egg cooker that makes hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or omelets.
While labeled a “beach bag,” – your snowbird can use this tote for many purposes, including a work-out bag or even as a grocery bag.
These fun towel clips are a hit with snowbirds who lounge at the pool or beach during their sun-filled days in the south!
Fun cocktail napkins whether your sunchaser is at the coast or on the course. These napkins will be a hit at any happy hour event!
Wine holder $8.97
If your snowbird is a wine drinker, this wine holder (or double holder $13.99) will help them get their bottle safely to their warm, sun-soaked destination.
Finally, if games are something your snowbird enjoys, check out this link that includes easy-to-learn games for an evening of fun!