A beach house is a beautiful thing. Whether you've got one of your own or need a thank-you gift for the friend who lets you crash at hers, here are this summer's must-haves:

1. Party long after the sun goes down with this rechargeable lantern that lasts eight hours ($59; williams-sonoma.com).

2. Start your day by waking up in this crisp, stylish bedding (queen flat sheet: $113; pillowcases: $88; katespade.com).

3. Even the rowdiest houseguests can't break these bright melamine pitchers, available nationwide at Target ($6.99).

4 & 5. Marimekko's Raita striped hand towels distract visitors from sandy bathroom floors ($9.95; crateandbarrel .com). Or give them as a gift with these summer-scented shower gels ($5.95), and you might be invited back.