Hot tub owners don’t just like their hot tub—they love it! Why wouldn’t they? A hot tub is a versatile addition for any backyard. It has so much to offer in every setting, from a calm nighttime soak alone to a backyard BBQ with friends.
Hot tubs aren’t only for fun, they also have a range of benefits for your mind and body. The positive effects you get may even affect parts of your life that aren’t confined to your backyard. So, when shopping for a gift for your friend or family member, it’s safe to assume that if they have a hot tub, there is a hot tub accessory they would love to receive as a gift.
There are hot tub accessories for every lifestyle. Whether it’s for someone pragmatic, someone interested in wellness, a party animal, or a family, there’s something for everyone.
Here are some ideas for the best hot tub gifts to give the hot tub owner in your life:
1. Hot Tub Cover
A hot tub cover is an important accessory for retaining a hot tub’s temperature. It’s one of the first accessories a person should get for their hot tub. A hot tub cover is a multipurpose accessory.
Benefits of a hot tub cover:
- Keeps leaves and debris out
- Prevents small children and animals from climbing or falling in
- Stops the water from evaporating
- Keeps the heat in, which could save money on hydro
Unfortunately, you can’t buy a cover once and forget about it. Regular use will lead to normal wear and tear and eventually, the hot tub will need a new cover.
If a hot tub cover is heavy to lift, dips in the middle, collects water, or has a foul smell, the foam core has probably absorbed water, which allows bacteria to grow. These are signs it’s time for a new cover, which would be the perfect gift for any hot tub owner. A new cover provides better protection and may even save money on hydro.
What’s the first thing every person does after stepping out of a hot tub or swim spa? They wrap themselves in a towel. With the many types of towels made of different materials, everyone has their own preference.
Some things to consider when shopping for towels are the size of the towel and who will use it, absorbency, how fast it dries, softness, colour, and style. Though you may not know what type of towels a friend or family member prefers, 100% cotton is a pretty safe bet. They can absorb lots of water and feel nice and cozy when you wrap one around yourself.
3. Filter Flosser
Sometimes such a simple invention is exactly what you need. The filter flosser is a powerful tool for cleaning hot tub and swim spa filter cartridges. It’s designed to spray thin streams of water precisely between the pleats of a filter, similar to how a water pik efficiently flosses teeth.
It fits on the end of any garden hose, and maximizes surface area to clean a filter more efficiently. It saves up to 50% of water, making it more eco-friendly than using a hose by itself. The Filter Flosser is corrosion resistant and extends the life of the filter, so it doesn’t need to be replaced as often. With regular cleaning, it keeps your hot tub or swim spa cleaner for longer.
4. Aromatherapy Salts
A major—but often overlooked—part of creating the perfect hot tub environment is scent. Give your friend a set of aromatherapy salts. They smell amazing and may have several positive physical and mental effects.
Aromatherapy may have the following benefits:
- Improves mood
- Regulates sleep
- Eases headaches and body pain
- Strengthens immunity
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves digestion
Some of the more popular scents include eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, rose, patchouli, tea tree, and ginger. With an assortment of scents, you don’t have to guess what scents you should choose. It’s more fun to let the receiver discover the scents for themselves.
5. Non-Slip Steps
Imagine yourself getting out of a hot tub or swim spa, feeling relaxed. You reach out with your foot and put it down onto the step, which suddenly slips out from under you. Even if you don’t fall, that feeling could still send you into panic mode and undo the relaxing experience you just had. The solution? Non-slip steps.
Every hot tub needs non-slip steps. It might be an accessory you don’t know that you need until there’s an accident. Skip over the learning and experience and go straight to the solution by giving the hob tub owner in your life non-slip steps for their hot tub.
6. Floating Drink Holders
When looking for accessories for a hot tub, you can’t overlook drink accessories. Nothing says leisure like floating drink holders. Everything about them just screams fun and they’re sure to please any hot tub owner who likes to have fun.
It’s a decorative accessory that serves a practical purpose. Get a set with a variety of floaters so everyone can tell which drink is theirs, and get ready for many night of hot tub fun.
7. Outdoor Lighting
Creating the perfect environment for your outdoor oasis requires the right mood lighting. The thing about moods is that they change—and sometimes often. Why not give the hot tub owner on your gift list the option to change the outdoor lighting as often as their mood.
LED strip lights can do just that. They have an adhesive backing that allows you to stick them anywhere you want, and over 16 million changeable colours to match any party vibe. Set the perfect lighting for everything from an intimate evening to a bubbly group event with just a tap.
8. Waterproof Playing Cards
Everyone uses their hot tub differently. Some people like to soak for an hour twice a week, and others never want to get out. For those who like to spend a lot of time in their hot tub, it’s a good idea to have some games to play while they’re in the water.
Cards would normally be too difficult to play because they get ruined if they get too wet, but that problem is solved with waterproof playing cards. Never fear ruining the deck while playing Poker, Rummy, Crazy 8s, Go Fish, or even Solitaire. They’re protected for the entire duration of the game, no matter how long it takes. You can easily take them in and out of the water whenever you feel like it.
9. Shatterproof Glassware
Dropping a bottle or glass near your hot tub is bad enough, but dropping it into your hot tub is a complete disaster. The water and steam make your hands prune-like and the bottle slippery, so you’re really just tempting fate. Trying to find every piece of glass to ensure no one cuts themselves is harder than finding a bunch of tiny needles in a big haystack.
Shatterproof glassware may be one of the most useful hot tub accessories a person could have. This simple, yet ingenious, invention could save a lot of time and frustration. Any hot tub owner would be thrilled to receive this as a gift.
10. Oil-Absorbing Sponges
The truth about hot tubs is whatever is on your body when you get in, stays in the water. That means sooner or later, you’ll have oils, lotions, and sunscreens, floating on top of the water. While it can look and feel unpleasant, there is an easy solution.
Oil-absorbing sponges are an inexpensive solution for this icky situation. They absorb approximately 40x their weight, making the highly effective at removing the grime that sits on top of the water. Just toss them in and that’s it. They do the rest themselves. The best part is when they’re finished doing their job, you can simply discard them.
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