Great Gifts for Hot Tubbers
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Looking for hot tub gift ideas? Shopping for friends and family can be hard. It's important to consider both their wants and needs when purchasing a gift. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find something that's unique and can be used and appreciated. Some of the best gifts are those that help make the person's day-to-day life easier or more comfortable.
If you're looking to buy gifts for your favorite hot tubber, you're in luck! This week's blog is full of great gift ideas for spa and hot tub owners. We've pulled out all the stops in this new list of gift ideas. From fun and unique spa accessories to helpful maintenance kits and packages, your gift is sure to be a big hit!
Spa Side Patio Heater
When the weather outside turns cool at night, having a free-standing propane patio heater sitting next to the tub is sooo nice. Once only affordable for high end restaurant patios, prices for full size patio heaters have dropped to levels that everyone can now afford. From tabletop heaters to ground-level fire pits, there are countless options available to fit any budget and outdoor aesthetic. If you choose a propane heater instead of a traditional wood burning fire pit, the adjustable flame allows you dial in the amount of heat output. You'll find everything you're looking for in our diverse selection of patio heaters and fire pits.
For spas and hot tubs that are out in the open, a cantilevered umbrella is great for providing shade and protection from the elements. Shade not only keeps the user comfortable, it also protects the spa cover and spa cabinet from UV rays. Even so, the most common reason to use an umbrella over a spa is to block light rain and snow while using the hot tub. Sure, a soft rain or gently falling snow can be nice while in a spa, but too much of a good thing can spoil your soak. What once cost thousands of dollars a decade ago is now quite affordable. Our 9' diameter hot tub umbrellas make great gifts, and they're available in a wide variety of colors.
When you settle in for a nice, warm bath inside your home, you might use essential oils, bath bombs, or other aromatic products with Epsom salts to enhance your soak. Well, did you know that they make similar products formulated specifically for spas and hot tubs? It's true – they do! Spa aromatherapy can help set just about any mood you want. They can be used to help boost energy, increase relaxation, relieve muscle stiffness and joint soreness, decrease anxiety, or even help you breathe more easily. They're available in both liquid and crystal forms for ease of use. Whether you like sweet floral and tropical aromas or you need something a little more soothing like mint or eucalyptus, you can find all kinds of aromatherapy products online or in-store. There are even products like Nature2 Cense, which functions as both a non-chlorine oxidizing shock and aromatherapy all in one.
Maintenance & Cleaning Accessories
Let's face it. The maintenance is the only unappealing thing about owning a hot tub or portable spa. Between the water balancing and the weekly cleaning, it can sometimes seem like a daunting chore to keep up with it all. With the gift of some hot tub maintenance supplies or cleaning accessories, you can help to make the weekly spa care tasks go a lot more smoothly.
For example, take a look at the Jacuzzi Professional Grade Spa Vacuum. The large 10.5-inch tapered vacuum head allows you to quickly remove debris that settles into the seats and floor of the spa. The cordless battery-powered unit easily picks up both large leaves and fine debris, and stores it inside the large storage canister. A task that would ordinarily take 10-20 minutes with a manual cleaner only takes 30-60 seconds with the Jacuzzi JPV300. If you're looking for something a little more compact, the Jacuzzi JPV100 or JPV200 are other high quality pro grade spa vacuums to consider. You can find these and many other cleaning tools in our Spa Vacuums and Cleaning Wands category.
This product is one of the more fun gifts on the list. It's a floating LED lamp that creates a disco ball effect with a splash of psychedelic colors. It's actually made for pools, but in the small space of a hot tub or spa, the effect is much more dramatic. The Underwater Light Show has seven color changing light shows with auto shut-off to conserve battery power. This model runs on three AA batteries, which are included. We also carry the Bluetooth Floating Speaker & Light Show. This unit is rechargeable, and connects to any Bluetooth device. Enjoy playing music through the waterproof speaker while watching one of the vibrant pre-programmed light shows.
For the colorblind or hue challenged, estimated to affect nearly 5% of the population, a digital spa or hot tub test strip reader is the perfect gift! But even if you can easily discern between the different shades, using a digital test strip reader will still help to improve water testing accuracy. This handy tool makes it easier to test the hot tub water more often and more precisely. Test results appear on the digital screen in just 15 seconds, along with low/high indicators. It also stores the previous nine test results for quick reference of water balance trends. The AquaCheck TruTest Digital Strip Reader comes with 25 test strips to get you started.
Hot Tub Chemicals
Now here's one class of hot tub gifts that you'll never have to worry about, "Do they already have this item?" Because even if they do, they'll soon need more hot tub chemicals, anyway! From the basics like sanitizers and water balancers, to more specialized products like enzymes and Spa Anti-Foam, you can't go wrong with a few essential hot tub water treatments. Many hot tubs use bromine instead of chlorine in their hot tub, or they use spa minerals paired with their preferred sanitizer. A couple popular low maintenance options for keeping the water healthy are the FROG @ease or FROG Serene floating sanitizer systems. If the person you're shopping for hasn't tried them yet, this gift will help get them started. Once they see how easy these systems are to use, they'll be thanking you for the rest of the year!
Since we're already talking about chemicals and accessories, one of the best gifts for a new hot tub owner is to send them a basket filled with essential spa goodies. It's really easy to put together, too! Just find a basket and some decorative cellophane or colored paper shreds at your local hobby and craft store. Roll up a few colorful towels, then add some useful spa accessories inside the basket. Some suggested items include a cute ducky thermometer, spa test strips, aromatherapy crystals and small spa cleaning supplies will all fit nicely in a basket. You can also purchase a pre-packaged spa care kit, which includes many of the chemicals needed to properly care for a spa or hot tub.
Handmade Hot Tub Sign
Amusing and whimsical, custom hot tub signs are perfect for just about any setting. Collect the most common hot tub sayings, such as "what happens in the tub stays in the tub," "swimsuits optional," or you can opt for tamer messaging about rest and relaxation. Whimsical or customized signs are always well received, because handmade gifts hold a lot more sentimental value than most other purchased gifts. If you're feeling crafty, you can give a hand painted custom spa sign to your friends and family members with hot tubs.