Sleigh Christmas: Top gifts for swimmers

November 29, 2023

Sleigh Christmas: Top gifts for swimmers

Buying for a friend or relative with a hobby can be a gift – if you know where to look. And because we’re about sustainable gifting, we know that the best gifts don’t just bring us joy at Christmas, they make us happy for many years. So, if you’re looking for the perfect present for someone who’s more tingle toes than jingle bells, then we can help.

Gifts for wild swimmers

Nippy dippers get excited at Christmas. There’s the thrill of chilly water – for many of us, cold water immersion helps us cope with all the chaos and pressures around the festive period. But with that comes the twilight dips with sparkly lights, the fancy dress plunges, silly hats and festive fun with friends.

Here are our top gifts for cold water swimmers:

  1. The X-Back Swimsuit in Scarlet: It’s soft, supportive and double-layered for extra warmth, plus the colour is ridiculously festive.
  2. The Long Sleeve Swimsuit in Black: One of our customers described this beauty as “The Little Black Dress of swimwear” – and it certainly makes us feel a bit special when we wear it.
  3. The Sea Soul Journeys Oracle Cards: Made by the gorgeous Pippa, these beautiful cards bring an essence of the sea to your everyday life.

Deakin & Blue X-Back Swimsuit

Gifts for pool swimmers

For lots of us, winter is a time to take swimming indoors. Whether we’re training for an event or challenge in the summer, keeping up our fitness when it’s cold and dark outside or enjoying the wellness benefits of swimming and spa-ing, the right swimwear makes all the difference.

Here are our top gifts for pool swimmers:

  1. The Signature Swimsuit: Super supportive and a little bit glam, this swimsuit was made for swimming. The soft, flexible mesh around the arms and legs allows for freedom of movement in the water.
  2. The Keep It Dry Bag: Perfect for popping inside a swim kit bag, we use this handy dry bag to put our wet swimming costume, hat and goggles inside after our swim – keeping everything else in your bag nice and dry.
  3. The Swimcrop Bikini: Perfect for a swim and spa, this beautiful two-piece is both sporty and supportive, practical and good-looking.

Deakin & Blue Signature Swimsuit

Gifts for winter sun lovers

If your giftee is off to find sunnier climes this winter, swimwear and accessories will make the perfect gift.  We’ve picked our favourite gifts for winter sun with sandy beaches, sun loungers and easy packing in mind.

Here are our top gifts for holiday makers:

  1. The Plunge Bikini: Designed with tan lines in mind, this bikini is soft, light and supportive – perfect for swimming, lying around the pool and wearing under a kaftan or sundress.
  2. The Quick Dry Beach Towel: We love the size (160 x 80cm) of this towel versus how lightweight it is. As the name suggests, it dries very quickly, but also, the sand just falls off it. It’s such a genius design.
  3. The Essential Tankini: We’ve worn this beautiful tankini as a top with lightweight trousers – it’s tailored so it supports breasts meaning that you don’t even have to wear a bra. Perfect for moving from restaurant to beach.

Deakin & Blue Plunge Bikini

For everything else, there’s a gift card

If you’re not sure what to buy, or your friend or relative has been eyeing us up and would like to choose themselves, we have a gift card. We also love the idea of making your own gift card and giving a voucher for a swim together, night glow dip or spa day.

And whatever you choose to buy from us, you’ll get the same quality customer service and an extended window for returns. All orders placed between the 1st December and 1st January will have until the 15th of January to return for a full refund. Please see our returns page for more information.

For guaranteed UK delivery in time for Christmas, please see our last posting dates below:

Standard delivery - Friday 15th December before 1pm
Express delivery - Wednesday 20th December before 1pm

Gift cards can be sent electronically until Saturday 23rd December 5pm.