30 gifts for swimmers

Kit bags, kids jelly shoes and cosy core warmers: the Outdoor Swimmer shop has gifts for all types of swimmers and all types of budget

Gifts for under £10

SWIMCELL Swimming Socks | £9.99 | Lightweight, low cut and elasticated socks made from 1mm soft stretch neoprene with rubber toe protection. Although not thermal, they stop sand and pebbles getting in between your toes and are perfect for swimming and short walks on sand or poolside. 

SWIMCELL HydraMate Foldable Bottle 750ml | £8.99 | A collapsible water bottle that’s great for on the go. It’s BPA-free, which makes it safe to use over and over again. A 6cm carabiner allows you to clip it to your bag, and it folds down flat when empty. 

ROCK & SALTWATER Wild Swims Laser Etched Coaster | £9.50 | Beautifully etched birch plywood coasters featuring a wild swimming illustration. Sealed with a couple of coats of clear Osmo oil and finished with the Rock & Saltwater stamp on the reverse.

ROCK & SALTWATER Wild Swimming A6 Notebook | £3.60 | Individual A6 sized notebooks/sketchbooks featuring clouds, seagulls and paint illustrations. Perfect for notes, scribbles, drawings, sketches and to-do lists. Each 48-page book is filled with a different inner paper: plain, lined and dotted. 

SOUL CAP Ear Plugs | £10 | Keep the water where it should be with our ergonomically designed ear plugs made from 100% premium silicone. No leaks, no distractions – just a comfortable and secure seal that lets you focus on your swim.

ROCK & SALTWATER Sage Green Etched Espresso Mug | £10 | A perfect addition to any camping trip, picnic or for a post-swim coffee kick. The original seagull illustration has been laser etched onto high-quality Dexam enamelware mugs in two gorgeous colourways, clotted cream and sage green.

Gifts for under £25

ROCK & SALTWATER Screen-printed ‘Wild Swims’ Tea Towel | £12 | This original ‘wild swims’ illustration has been beautifully screen printed onto an extra large organic cotton tea towel. A lovely big size for drying dishes, taking on picnics or even displaying in your kitchen. 

OVERBOARD Waterproof Dry Tube Bag (5lts) | £16.99 | Thanks to welded seams and a trusty Fold Seal System™, this Dry Sack is 100% waterproof, suitable for quick submersion and even floats when dropped in water. It is super durable, easy to wipe clean and works a treat as a pillow too!

SWIM WILD & FREE Men’s Organic Cotton Fish Tee | £20 | This Swim Wild & Free organic tee makes a great gift for the open water swimmers in your tribe. Enzyme washed with a ribbed collar and taped neck, it will become a well-made staple of any wardrobe. 

SELKIE SWIM CO Water Canteen | £15 | Made of sleek, brushed stainless steel, this 750ml water canteen has a bamboo lid and cool SELKIE branding. An indispensable and eco-friendly outdoor adventure companion.

WILD MOOSE Koji Core Warmer | £18 | The Koji is a snug and stretchy, super-soft waist warming band. Pull this on after a cold swim and it will add an extra insulating layer to your core to help heat you through. 

SELKIE SWIM CO Selkie Sliders | £25 | The Selkie Sliders feature an ergonomically shaped footbed with a single foot strap styled with SELKIE in bright orange. The straps are made from man-made leather (vegan) strap with additional padding for comfort and stitch finish. The soles are made from a  plastic durable composition that is textured on the surface for anti-slip. 

Gifts for families

SOUL CAP Junior HAJOS Mirror Goggles | £18 | Designed with tough polycarbonate lenses and extra width for improved visibility, the HAJOS Mirrored Goggles are perfect for younger swimmers – with an easy-access side buckle for fast adjustment of the strap.

AQUAPLANE Blue Surf Fin | £29.99 (£24.99 sale price) | The revolutionary multi-functional design can be used throughout the swimmer’s journey. The AquaPlane fin develops water confidence and improves technique for children 15-30kgs and ages 3 upwards. 

GILL Junior Long Sleeve Eco Pro Sustainable Rash Vest | £25 | This smart rash vest is constructed from an innovative performance yarn made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Ideal for use on and in the water, it is constructed with a lightweight 4-way stretch fabric and flat-locked seams to ensure a next-to-skin fit, offering full freedom of movement and 50+ UV protection from the sun.

EBB FLOW CORNWALL Kid’s Hooded Towel Robe | £29 | A lovely striped kid’s robe with a hood for snuggling up. Perfect for lazy days at the beach, swimming and outdoor life, your little ones can stay warm and protected from the sun while having the freedom to play. Made from 100% cotton, quick drying and super lightweight. 

EBB FLOW CORNWALL Jelly Sandals | £23 (£13 sale price) | When the rockpools are calling, it’s time for the perfect sea shoe. Soft, comfortable, non-slip and waterproof, these jelly sandals will let your little ones explore both in and out of the water while looking pretty lovely too. Made of 100% BPA free PVC.

ROCK & SALTWATER Merino Wool Hand-knit Baby Hat | £23.50 | Mix and match your favourite colour combination with these adorable baby-size merino wool bobble hats. Features a laser etched cork label (seagulls). Made to order usually within a week.

Gifts for under £50

ARVOR LIFE Get Lost in Nature Organic Cotton Sweatshirt | £44.95 | This gorgeous sweatshirt is perfect for heading to your favourite hike or warming up after a swim. It is made from 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled bottles, so it feels high-quality, super comfy and best of all it’s eco-friendly!

EBB FLOW CORNWALL Little Wanderer Duffel | £40 | A gorgeous little duffel bag which is just the right size. Roomy yet easy to carry, it can be worn over one-shoulder or cross-body. It is fully zipable and also has an interior zipped pocket as well as a beautiful, patterned, cotton lining. 

SWIM WILD & FREE Unisex Limited Edition Flotsam Print Zip Up Hoodie | £45 | We are delighted to have partnered with the wonderful Megan from Flotsam Prints for a limited edition run of hoodies. Made from heavyweight ultra soft peach finish fabric, with ribbed hem and cuff with thumb hole, this is super comfy and ideal for warmoing up after a swim. 

ROCK & SALTWATER Super Soft Merino Wool Hand-knit Cowl | £32.50 | Hand knitted 100% 100% merino wool cowl available with a cork label (laser etched seagulls) in a choice of colours. Made to order, usually within a week.

SELKIE SWIM CO Canvas Barrel Bag | £30 | The Selkie barrel bag is a highly practical sports bag designed for use outdoors. Available in burgundy and navy, the barrel bag is made from bonded backed cotton canvas for strength and lined in contrast nylon ripstop for practicality. It also features double-ended zips for easy access and comes with a durable detachable webbing shoulder strap so it can be carried hands-free.

HUUB Neoprene Gloves | £34.99 | The HUUB Neoprene Swim Gloves are designed to keep your hands warm during those cold water swims. These gloves are also perfect for those long cold weather bike rides. Made from high grade 3mm neoprene for added warmth and protection for your hands.

A chance to splurge on someone special

WILD MOOSE Caribou kit bag (40ltr) | £59 | The Caribou waterproof kit bag is a tough and versatile companion for swimmers and adventurers who relish easy access to their kit and like a variety of carrying methods for different adventures. It can be worn as a backpack, carried over the shoulder and has hold-all grip handles. 

EBB FLOW CORNWALL Tidal Chelsea Boots | £75 | A practical and stylish boot in waterproof natural rubber with a classic look. With a sturdy outsole and reinforced toe and heel, this is a steady and comfortable boot in all weathers Handmade in PVC-free natural rubber, with elastic side panels and a pull tab at the back, the shoe is easy to take on and off. 

GILL Voyager Kit Pack | £69 | For everyday adventures, the 35lts Voyager Kit Pack is fully waterproof with its puncture resistant PVC tarpaulin fabric and stitch-free, welded seams. The roll-down closure (we recommend rolling down three times) and side release fastenings create a watertight seal, while the external zippered pocket with water resistant zipper will keep your valuables safe and secure. 

SELKIE SWIM CO Selkie Robe Recycled | £125 | No more getting cold on the side of lakes, rivers or the beach, this recycled robe focuses on keeping you warm in a sustainable way. It’s ideal for cold water swimmers, with a full quick-wicking Sherpa fleece lining throughout, extra-long zip pulls making it easier to handle with cold hands and a more fitted hood; everything has been considered to keep the elements out and you super cosy.

EBB FLOW CORNWALL Journey Alpaca Blanket | £120 | Made in Ecuador on traditional looms, this Journey Alpaca Blanket is one big generous hug of a blanket. It’s made from blended Alpaca wool, which has naturally insulating properties making it super warm. Ideal for late nights on the beach with friends, camping under the stars and warming up after a swim.

NORSE SUPPLY Momo Sittingsuit | £125 | The Sittingsuit is the sustainable extra layer that keeps you warm on chilly days. The wind proof and water-repellent fabrics and padding will make sure to protect you from almost any weather and temperature and lets you relax and stay warm on chilly days, or as the sun goes down. Warning: Once you put it on, it’s hard to take it off!

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