Dorset Gifts
A family run business trading in Dorset since 1982

Nautical Novelties and Funny Nautical Gifts

 

Camper Van in Choice of Four Colours - DGKT2583

Not the largest of campervans but the wheels do go round. Measuring 8cms by 4cms, die cast and comes in 4 hip colours. Great for sea themed décor, not good for eating and a nice addition to your nautical theme. Discounts on more than one. Moving parts so not suitable for children under 3,  very suitable for ageing hippies.

£4.95 each

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Resin Seahorse on Pebble - DGL7629

Resin seahorses and starfish remain popular and make interesting home nauticalia – we must say too what a nicely designed blue seahorse on these pebbles. Well worth adding to the basket! A bargain nautical gift. Measures 7 cms by 5 cms diameter and a depth of 2 cms.


£3.50 each

 

 

Resin Carved Starfish on Pebble - DGL7630

Always great pick up items in our shop and resin starfish or seahorses on pebbles keep the customers happy and coming back! A favourite nautical gift for ladies. Measures 7 cms by 5 cms by 2 cms.

£3.50 each

 

 

Sandbanks Seagull Windmill - DGK3896

Our Sandbanks  seagulls aren't that interested in chips. There are richer pickings after a day near the beach. Their wings fly around on these wooden windmills when the wind blows in the right direction. Like the real thing, these are made of sturdy stuff with a metal pole that needs to be gently pushed up in to the seagull's wooden undercarriage.

Approx 60 cms to the bottom of the pole and approx 40 cms across. Batteries not required, just a westerly wind will do the job.

£9.95 each
£15 for 2 items

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Pastel Beach Huts on a Stick - DGN55830

 

These extend to 37cms with a beach hut and seagull in pastel colours. Great for nautical  decor, parties or the beach hut. Look good in groups so special offer on 6 items.

£1.95 each
£8.95 for 6 items

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Capped Beach Girl in Blue - DGL8250

Made in resin, she measures 18 cms in height and approximately 6 cms wide. Sweet nautical decor when in the mood to add a dash of sealife to the window shelf. She does have a boyfriend up for sale at the same price. A whimsical nautical figurine if you are looking for a funny nautical gift.

£8.95 each

 

 

Capped Beach Boy in Blue - DGL8251

He’s getting ready to either dig a sand castle with an imaginary spade or dive in the deep end. Made in resin and measuring 18 cms in height and approximately 5 cms width.


£8.95 each

 

 

Nautical Small Decorative Chair - DGL6390

Measures 40 cms in height by 25 cms in depth and width. More for decorative purposes of the nautical style than for sitting on – due to its’ size perhaps more than most will realise this but worth mentioning. Sea styled colurs and very beachy. Maybe a good idea to purchase one of our stuffed puffer fish for the seat?

£29.95 each

 

 

Posing Nicely Three Beach Ladies - DGL8316

A charming and witty nautical gift these three retro ladies measure 15 cms by 9 cms and are sold in sets of three. Part of our range of funny nautical gifts.

£14.95

 

 

Beach Couple on Jet Ski - DGL8326

Ceramic nautical novelty with a couple of sun tanned jet skiers setting off for a meander. Measures 10 cms in length, 8 cms in height and 6 cms deep.


£5.95

 

 

Goldie Oldie Ex-Pat Beachies - DGL8325

Slightly older beachies more than likely living out their dreams and measuring 10 cms in height by 7 cms wide and 7 cms deep. A funny nautical gift.

£9.95

 

 

Ship's Anchor in Pale Blues and Whites - DGL8774

Nicely decorated and hand painted wooden anchor most certainly and recommended for nautical decoration. Measures 61 cms in height, approximate 61 cms across and 5 cms deep with a fixing on the back.

£19.95 each

 

 

Beach Hut Keyrings

Beach Hut Keyrings

Beach Hut Keyring

Our beach hut keyrings come in any of the four colours shown in the larger image here, and are hand painted and made of wood. A small nautical inexpensive and practical gift. We sell a lot of these beach hut keyrings so stock levels are always high and if you require a bulk order please email info@dorsetgifts.com for a special price.

Choose your colour below.

Just over an inch high and wide

£3.99 each
£10 for 3

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Posing Lady in Red - DG8321

She's back and the book in her hand is almost finished. Our elegant reclining lady in red measures 13 xms at full stretch.  Sold singularly as one of these is enough.  She has managed to get coverage on our website so more poses elsewhere to be found. This nautical figurine makes a nice funny nautical gift.

£5.95

 

Two Debonair Seaside Ladies - DG8319

Confident, stylish and charming  - our seaside ladies have reappeared and this time standing for a pose.  The props this time are a blue beach towel and a white lifering. The price is for the set as they go everywhere together. Each lady is approximately 12 cms high. These fat ladies are ready for the beach.

£11.95

 

Stylish Lady in Deck Chair - DG8322

A very stylish lady made of resin and beautifully groomed, resplendent in a traditional deckchair measuring 12 cms in height and 6 cms in width. Unique and interesting nautical gift.

£6.95

 

Seaside Ladies in the Shade - DG8323

These rather happy and content ladies are enjoying one anothers company on a sunny afternoon with the help of a big blue umbrella.  They're ceramic and the umbrella's tin.  14 cms in height and 9 cms wide.  Includes book, binoculars and a pair of sunglasses. Lovely nautical figurines.

£11.95

 

Dapper Ceramic Ladies - DG8320

Well we took this pic straight off the shelf in our shop. We sell these in twos - sorry if you've dropped one, actually give us a call if you want a replacement on 07711247762.  As these sit on shelves they do occasionally through no fault of their own take a tumble! Approximately 9 cms high and they're up on here because they are slightly different.  £9.95 for the pair.

£9.95

 

Grandmas in Swim Suits - DG55398

They’ve been in the design stage for several decades but are finally here to compete, and compete they shall, with our other large sitting ladies which have been best sellers for many years. These ladies are the next generation up and as we find with that generation, are looking sprightly no doubt from a healthy lifestyle, not much red meat and growing their own vegetables. We find it refreshing when down on the seafront in the Winter to often see several of these braving the elements and long may they continue. Made of resin and we are selling the pair, one in blue and one in red for £9.95. They stand 13 cms high. They are sitting to be placed on the edge of shelves and make a funny nautically themed gift.

£9.95

 

Pair of Striped Deck Chairs - DK5119

 

Nautical small deck chairs as ornaments have been popular these last few seasons and we have these separately in turquoise and deeper blue colours but here's one of each in red and blue for £9.95 for those of you undecided (price for two items!) Great little nautical additions at 10 cms in height and 5 cms width.

 

£9.95 each

 

 

Cuddly Beach Lady - DG7643

We like her purples and blues, her red hair too. With a lifering thrown over her shoulder, she's ready to take to the waves.

A good 7 inches tall and an impressive 8 inches around her circumference.  Would look particularly fetching on a bakery counter. Lauren's just asked a customer for a description..."cuddly" was the reply. Oh, and she's made made of plastic resin. That's the beach lady, not Lauren.

We also have her twin sister (not shown) who carries a ball instead of a lifering. Both make a charming and funny nautical gift.

7 inches high

£9.95 each

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Galileo Thermometer

Galileo Thermometer

 

Quirky? Cool? Conversation starter, conversation finisher? We have our Galileo thermometers in several sizes and have also introduced the teardrop thermometer too.  

These sealed glass cylinders contain a clear liquid and several  coloured glass vessels of varying density. As Galileo discovered hundreds of years ago, if the density within the vessels differs they bob up and down according to the temperature and the temperature is indicated by the brass tag on the lowest vessel. Well, we think that's the theory.

For those scientifically inclined amongst our customers, we hope we have described the workings of these accurately. Our source of reference was Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody where he says Galileo several times in a high pitched voice towards the end of the track so he must have had one of these. We've just downloaded the track on i-tunes and the lyrics don't refer to exactly how his one worked but he does seem quite excited about it.

Galileo thermometers - perfect novelty gifts to accompany "Bohemian Rhapsody" or for those who have not quite saved up enough money for a lava lamp.

Sizes and prices below:

Galileo Thermometer

DG24560 - 44 cms high - £25
DG24562 - 30 cms high - £13.50
DG24564 - 18 cms - £7.50

 

Nautical Mini Deck Chair - DG74347

Nautical Mini Deck Chair


These pretty wood and cloth nautical mini deckchairs open like a deckchair and look like a deckchair but are much harder to trap your fingers in. Measuring approximately 3 inches high and at 2 inches wide, these make a perfect inexpensive seaside themed addition to your home.

£4.99 each
£8 for 2

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Traditional Bathers


Standing Traditional Bather - DGSW1     

A much admired traditional nautical line in our shop on Poole Quay. They're nowhere near as large as our large ladies in swimming costumes which can be found further down the page but just as popular and they're statuesque measuring over 9 inches - 23 cms - in height.

These are made of resin and will more than grace the shelf next to the sink. Oh and we have a shelf sitting version down below for those of you that don't mind knocking ornaments over! These make great collectible nautical novelties.

Available as either a male or female version, these novelty gifts are resplendant  with lifering. Please specify if you want a male or female bather and please only select 'One of each' if you are ordering two items!

£7.99 each
£15 for 2

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Sitting Traditional Bather

Approx 7 inches high - 18 cms . 

Available as either a male or female version. Please specify if you want a male or female bather and please only select 'One of each' if you are ordering two items!

£6.99 each
£12 for 2

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Large Lady in Swimming Costume

Large Ladies in Swimming Costume

Large Lady in Swimming Costume

Large Lady in Swimming Costume


The large lady in a swimming costume is traditionally a rather good selling line down here on the Dorset Coast. Our ever so slightly large sitting ladies come in resin with swimsuits in one of two colours. A "tongue in cheek" seaside line and these do of course shape around a shelf, like our sitting fishermen, so can reside anywhere where a drawer doesn't slam to knock them off their perch. The flatness of each derriere secures the perfect shelf sitting position for these collectible nautical ornaments.

Approx 4" high and 2" deep

£7.95 each
£12 for 2

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Fat Lady Moneybox DG55212

Fat Lady Moneybox

Fat Lady Moneybox


Not content with just sitting on your shelf our fat lady is also chasing you for loose change. With the moneybox and lifering she kneels at 13 cms in height.

£6.99 each
£12 for 2

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Brass Compass DG95650

Brass Compass

Brass Compass

Small but attractively designed brass compasses which makes for a styish gift. Made with a brass surround and flat bottom with a felt base. This will look great on Dad's desk. For those of you that have not been inspired to buy on our description, here's a compass joke... what's long and yellow and always points North? A magnetic banana. Please see our other nautical small brass pieces in this range.

7cms diameter

£6.99 each
£12 for 2

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50 Year Brass Calendar DG97426

Brass Calendar

Brass Calendar

A simple to use 50 year brass calendar. One of our favourite brass items and great as a nautical room or desk feature or alongside any of our other brass items on this page. Engraved with a ship's anchor and boat... simply place the year over the month and you're off. These also have a velvet base.

5 cms diameter

£6.99 each
£12 for 2

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Brass World Timer DG97428

Brass World Timer

Brass World Timer

Brass World Timer

An interesting small brass gift which tells all the times around the world! Rangoon, Dawson and Denver have found their way on to the map and these make for a nice nautical touch in any such themed room or home.

6cms diameter

£6.99 each
£12 for 2

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Captain's Hat - DG60450

Captain's Hat

These good quality cloth Captain's Hats are available for the guy or the girl who thinks he or she's in charge. These Captain's hats are made from white cloth with a black peak and the gold embroidery shows an anchor and the word's that say it all..."Captain". These hats are a great line at fancy dress parties, nautical parties, for stag or hen nights or just to look like a complete plonker by the seaside! Another nostalgic piece of nautical fun that is likely to go out of stock if David Beckham gets seen in one.

£6.95 each

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Hanging Dancing Mermaids - DG3202DA

Hanging Dancing Mermaids

Hanging Dancing Mermaids


These will hang beautifully anywhere and have a small piece of transparent nylon attached to ease hanging. These are hand made and sequinned and will make wonderful small gifts or subtle interesting nautical decor around the home. The hanging dancing mermaids are available in pink, purple, blue or white and would look good in a nautically themed nursery.

Approx 7 inches long with nylon attached to hang.

£11.99 each
£20 for 2

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Onyx Dice

Onyx Dice

Onyx Die

These chunky beautiful hand carved onyx dice make beautiful gifts for people of all ages. We see them being used as paperweights or standing in twos and threes as a small display feauture. Whatever you use yours for you can be safe in the knowledge that as you are buying a natural product and no two of these can ever be exactly the same - the colour of each dice will be unique. Each one comes in the display box featured in the image to make presentation complete! Don't miss our onyx eggs and marble products on our Precious Stone Gifts page.

2 inches high, wide and deep.

£5.99 each
£10 for 2

 

 

Three Lighthouse Pebbles

Real pebbles, painted lighthouses, drilled with strings attached!! Unique nautical feature for the home. Let us do the donkey work. For £6.99 you can have all three from us and our postage is bordering on reasonable. Your alternative is to drive down to the beach, pay £12 in the Car Park, source your pebbles, hire a professional drilling machine for £40 per day and then realise you can’t paint. Click a button and we’ll deliver these cheap nautical ornaments!!

4 x 4 cms approx. Colours may vary.

£6.99 for three

 

Nautical Themed Fridge Magnets

Beach Hut Fridge Magnets

Lighthouse Fridge Magnet

Nautical Fridge Magnet
Boat Fridge Magnet

The ubiquitous nautical themed fridge magnet! We sell these in volume in our shop so it's only fair they have a place on our website. Found in coastal resorts throughout the UK and often over written with the name of the resort the buyer is visiting. These ones are a lot more pleasing to the eye and come in four rustic blue nautical designs. They measure approximately 3 inches in height and 2 inches in width, are made of resin and have a magnet on the back unsurprisingly. Perhaps not a future "cash in the attic" line but the best new design we've seen this year! Some customers have bought these to use as wedding favours.

The nautical fridge magnet designs are:
Beach Hut Fridge Magnet
Lighthouse Fridge Magnet
Sea Scene Fridge Magnet
Boat Fridge Magnet

£2.50 each
£8 for all 4

 

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Wooden Beach Hut Fridge Magnets

Wooden Beach Hut Fridge Magnets

These beach hut fridge magnets come wrapped in cellophane and are hand painted on wood depicting beach huts with nautical detail. They can be personalised and measure approximately 3 inches in height and 2 inches in width. Just right for anything metal in your beach hut or nautical home!

£2.50 each
£4 for 2

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Beach Hut Magnets - DG21428

Beach Hut Magnets

These ever-popular beach hut fridge magnets will brighten up the dullest white goods.

£2.50 each
£8 for all 4

 

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Life Ring Magnets - DG21529

Life Ring Magnets

Ahoy there! These lifering fridge magnets will bring a nautical flavour to your domestic applicances and white goods.

8.5cms

£2.99 each
£5 for 2

 

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Beach Hut Sticks

Beach Hut Sticks

Beach Hut Sticks

 

£3.50 each
£6 for 2

 

Decorative Fishing Net

Decorative Fishing Net

Decorative fishing nets are an ideal and cost effective way of creating a nautical atmosphere for a nautical theme party!

150 cms by 200 cms

Available to order online in blue and white only.

Black decorative fishing netting in stock, please email for special prices

£10.95 each
£20 for 2

 

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Beach Bamboo Chimes

Bamboo Wind Chime

These survive pleasantly well outside in the elements and the lovely 'wood on wood' knocking sound will surely also be enjoyed by four neighbours.

30cms

£8.95 each
£15 for 2

 

The Love Camper Van - DG6658

Metal painted model camper van and this is one of the three we are selling this year.  A decade ago when we began selling online, a long time before Etsy and the other one beginning with A we had a great pale blue camper van and it sold so well we took all our suppliers’ stock. It has since been a problem finding similar style and quality but perhaps we have it here. These measure 27 cms in length.


£49

 

Metal Painted Camper Van - DG6660

A little smaller than the Love Camper van but a nice length at 20 cms  and painted in the tradition and popular pale blue.


£29.99

 

Camper Ice Cream Van - DG6659

It’s 27 cms long and the ice cream mr whippy van. New design for this year and metal painted. Excellent nautical seaside sun and love décor.


£49

 

Hanging Wooden Seagull Mobile - DGMGWD702

Hanging Wooden Seagull Mobile

Hanging Wooden Seagull Mobile

Hanging Wooden Seagull Mobile

Back by popular demand and also called seagull flappers. Singularly the most difficult wooden animal to film in the wild as real seagulls appear from nowhere, tilt their heads sideways and adopt a breeding posture. We found somewhere quiet for the photo shoot and apologise for the poor quality of these pictures. 3 minutes photographing was long enough.

These wooden seagull mobiles hang on string, pull the string downwards and the wings flap. If you do this outside this movement is guaranteed to attract the attention of any passing gull with time on its hands.

Measures 26 inches from top of the string to base string with the small wooden bobble on it. This is the bit you pull to create flapping affect. Measures 17 inches from hanging part of string to wooden base of seagull. Wingspan is 12 inches and length of seagull is 8 inches. Great to hang from children's bedrooms ceilings as a seaside mobile, but do have string parts so not suitable to children under the age of three.

We supplied these hanging seagull mobiles for ITV's 60 Minute Makeover programme!

£6.99 each
£13 for 2
£18 for 3

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