How to pick an umbrella as a gift

Quick guide: how to pick the right umbrella as a gift

Let′s be honest: an umbrella is a kind of product, which most people consider as something, which could be broken easily, could be used only in case of rain (sometimes against the sun as well), and if it does not rain, that it is annoying to keep it by them.

Most people also have lost some umbrellas during their life, so we realize is not so easy to consider such ordinary product as something you would like to give to anyone as a gift.

rainbow umbrella

Therefore, we are here to show you that even an umbrella could be a great gift no matter if you plan to give it to a woman, man or child. If you know the person well and know what she/he likes, you can pick the right umbrella and make his rainy days much more cheerful and pleasant. 

Can you imagine you can give an umbrella as an original gift to your friend, family member, partner? If so, keep reading as we disclose what to consider before buying an umbrella as a gift!

Quality of the umbrella is always in the first place

First of all: always consider the quality of the chosen umbrella by reading the experience of former customers, also pick the design carefully and consider whether this umbrella is suitable as sun protector (parasol) as well, this could be a great feature especially for someone, who lives in a sunny place! 

In relation to the quality of the umbrella we definitely recommend to read what is the skeleton from (ideally if it is from steel or iron) and how many ribs it has – if it has 10 – 12 ribs (mostly more expensive men or stronger family umbrellas have around 10-12 ribs) it is better than only 8 ribbed umbrella. This is due to the less chance of reversing and allover breakable level. 

Golf men umbrella

Also, consider whether a long-handled or compacted umbrella is better. If you fell in love with bubble umbrellas as we do, be aware, they are mostly long-handled due to their allover construction and function. You can read about the advantage of compact and long-handled umbrellas in our earlier post here.

If you want the umbrella have the best features, we recommend to pick the automatic umbrella – fully or semi-automatic umbrella (semi-automatic means the opening is done by pushing a button, closing is done manually) keeps second hand free, what most of the people (and also children) appreciate more than manual umbrella. 

Bubble umbrella – pick or not pick one?

We have already mentioned bubble umbrellas – those are the Dome shape umbrellas, mostly transparent with some fancy colors or pictures and looks so good!. 

Those umbrellas are suitable as a gift without any doubt and if you choose some colorful, stylish one, it would not be a disappointment for the receiver, we assure you!

bubble elegant umbrella

We also recommend to buy a bubble umbrella as a gift due to it covers whole head and shoulders so if you know the specific woman takes care about in which condition comes e.g. to work/at a party on a rainy day, we recommend choosing some bubble umbrella. 

How to pick the best women umbrella as a gift

If you looking for a unique (e.g. birthday) gift for women, we recommend looking into one of our earlier posts about the most stylish women umbrellas just for having a clue on which umbrellas could be purchased those days. 

Here should go the design hand in hand with the practical function. So if you have chosen the one you like, be aware it is very well evaluated by former customers about its stability as well.

Black coating reverse umbrella

Whether it is a basic or family umbrella (long-handled bigger umbrella) or some fancy, designer umbrella the women should be proud of, the offer is really large, so here it depends on the specific woman’s needs.

How to pick the best children’s umbrella as a gift

If you know the specific child would appreciate the umbrella more than raincoat (bigger children would do) than we have some tips for you as well!

Still, to pick the right umbrella for a child could be sometimes worse challenge than to pick the one for a woman – here also depends on what the child likes – is he/she Marvel fan?

Captain America umbrella

Or does she like e.g.princess, does he likes e.g. dragons? No matter what, there are great and cute umbrellas to be chosen for the child. You can find our best children’s umbrellas here.

How to pick the best men umbrella as a gift

If you are deciding whether to pick some stylish umbrella for men, we recommend going for it! Due to it is practical and men usually do not like to buy umbrellas by themselves – if you pick some quality, stable one with the fully automatic opening system, they would appreciate it. 

If you feeling lost in searching for the best men umbrella, we recommend you to check our selection to get a better overview of what is currently available on the market.

Wooden handle umbrella

Some men could also appreciate the big, family umbrella – it has a lot of usages as it could cover more than 1 person, is stable and could be even stylish!


We realize an umbrella could not be the first idea when you deciding on which present you give your friends or family members. Hopefully, our post and our selection of the best umbrellas for men, women, and children convince you that even an umbrella could serve as an original gift and could make someone happy if it has been chosen wisely.

We believe some 10-years old boy could be excited by Captain America’s umbrella as some small princess girl could be excited by the “Disney Frozen” kids umbrella or some animal design umbrella.

Disney Frozen Umbrella

Some fancy women would be excited by some originally designed umbrella, which could last windy weather. Or could appreciate the bubble umbrella with fancy design as it covers her very well against rain. 

For busy men, you can always pick the fancy English design umbrella, which is stable, fully automatic, compacted (could be hidden in a backpack in case of no need) and looks very stylish. 

And for your father or husband, you can choose a strong, windproof umbrella, suitable for outdoor sports as fishing and hiking. Also compacted and fully automatic.

Windproof compact umbrella

What do you think? Are you still convinced un umbrella is a bad gift idea? 

Whether you would have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us in the comment underneath the post.

Thank you for visiting our website!

Bye Renata








  • alexandra

    This is really an interesting and unique article. I have never given much thought to umbrellas but the more I read the more I found myself agreeing with the things you were writing.

    I agree that the standard of the umbrella is very important. I have had several but none of great quality and perhaps that is the reason I have had several. 

    I really like the bubble umbrellas and I have considered purchasing one for a while but I always stop myself due to the fact of the long handle that you mention, but the look of them are great. 

    You have given me plenty to think about. I will try to pick the right umbrella as a gift to myself, as I do feel like I am in need of gifts. 

    • Renata

      Hello Alexandra!

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! You are absolutely right about giving a gift to yourself,- we are here as well with the need for some beautiful product. The umbrella could be a great gift if you know what exactly you want. Bubble ones are great, the long-handle could be annoying, but this depends on the purpose you need it for – for longer city walking is definitely not suitable, but for going from home to work or from home to some party, it is a great item to have. Also as a wedding umbrella is bubble umbrella the top stuff.

      We hope you will choose the best item for you and wish you all the best and beautiful pre-Christmas time!

      Bye Renata

  • Raquel

    I like umbrellas because they are very useful. I like the big golf umbrellas and the travel size ones. I remember my grandmother gave me this really nice parasol, red on the outside and it had a really nice print inside. And one of the gifts my daughter asked last Christmas was a rainbow umbrella. I thought, umbrella? Why would you want an umbrella? But she surely loves it, and still uses it whenever she gets the chance.

    • Renata

      Hello Raquel,

      Thank you for visiting our website and your kind insight! Umbrellas are useful, especially the quality ones, which do not break during the first stronger wind. For children should be picked some stronger umbrella so we can be sure they will keep dry in the rain. We are happy to hear your daughter wanted one and is still happy about it. If you need some tips for the next umbrella, we are here to advise.

      Thank you again and wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  • Sharon

    Honestly, I have never thought of getting an umbrella for gifting. This is interesting, indeed. It also brings back sweet memories because I had a Bubble umbrella when I was a little girl. Played with it even though NO rain or sun. If an umbrella can bring back special memories, it must be a great gift to give! Thank you for posting this.  

    • Renata

      Hello Sharon,

      Thank you for your kind comment! I can imagine how it was to have some bubble umbrella when you were a kid, it is so special thing to have, especially when you are a child. So I get it that you play with it, no matter what the weather was. Hopefully, you will once choose some umbrella for you or as a gift and maybe our post will help you.

      Have a great day!

      Bye Renata

  • Carmen

    I was lucky. Soon it’s a friend’s day and I was thinking about what gift I can make. She has everything so it is very difficult to choose a gift. Your job saved me. Even though she has an umbrella, I can still give her one more gift. I’m thinking of a bubble umbrella. Thanks for the idea.

    • Renata

      Hello Carmen!

      We are happy that you find our post useful so it gives you some idea of another gift for your friend, it is a great idea of yours! If you would need more information or some advice, we are here for you!

      Have a great pre-Christmas time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  • Success Business Online

    I love this lovely write out on how to pick the right umbrella as a gift.

    Umbrella always remind me of raining days and personally holding an umbrella under the rain is romantic to me.

    It is nice to group the type of people we are gifting the umbrellas to.

    Another way to pick the right type of umbrella can also be the personality of the user of the umbrella.

    Last but not least, I will be happy to receive an umbrella for my birthday if given one.

    • Renata


      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      Umbrellas are great stuff, but a lot of people do not have a clue it could be a great gift as well – especially some quality and stylish one. Therefore we have written this post to remind it. It is really romantic to stay under an umbrella, especially with someone dear to you, you are absolutely right!

      We wish you to get some beautiful umbrella as a gift – maybe you can show our website to your friends or family and they come to the idea of giving you some fancy!

      We wish you a great time and thank you for visiting our website!

      Bye Renata

  • Stella

    I love walking in the rain, so I actually have a couple of umbrellas myself. But, I hadn’t considered giving one for a gift until I read your post about picking the right umbrella as a gift. It’s actually a great idea. My sister lives in a warmer climate in the winter months and she doesn’t like to expose her skin to too much sun. I think a pretty umbrella to act as a parasol would be a nice Christmas gift for her.

    I’m so glad I came across your post and the suggestion to do this. I can’t wait to surprise her!
    Stella 🙂

    • Renata

      Hello Stella!

      It was our pleasure to write this post to remind that umbrella could be really a thoughtful gift to your family or friends – as you write – e.g. as a sun protector as well – luckily most of the umbrellas have the UV protector already and could be easily used as parasol.

      So, we wish you a great time choosing the right umbrella and thank you for visiting our website!

      Bye Renata

  • Tony

    I think an umbrella is an excellent gift to give and receive. Especially if you buy a really good quality umbrella, not the £1.99 umbrellas that last 10 minutes!

    I recently bought my partner a beautiful bubble umbrella which had a lovely scenic design on it. It is very practical and tough and can withstand the amount of rain we receive here in the UK. We haven’t had the opportunity to test it in the wind yet but I will let you know how it goes if we do!

    I also received an excellent golf umbrella for my birthday (I don’t play golf!). It is a Procella 62″ which was tested against 46mph winds! This is the best umbrella I have ever owned and is used all the time.

    Thank you for the article, I’m looking into the Captain America one for my nephew!!


    • Renata

      Hello Tony!

      What a nice comment from you! Thank you. The bubble umbrellas are really great and should withstand some wind as well – so hopefully you will only have a great experience.

      Captain America umbrella should be a normal umbrella, the design is really fantastic and we recommend it for your nephew, definitely!

      We wish you a great time and thank you for visiting our website!

      Bye Renata

  • Sandikazi Scwebu

    Wow I love your niche.  With the summer rains on the way, I think I will be a frequent visitor here.  I like umbrellas, and I always make sure I buy the high quality, the one that can stand the strong storms.  The problem I have is losing them,  I keep forgetting them wherever I go, unless the weather hasn’t change when I leave.  An umbrella is a nice and useful present.

    All the best.


    • Renata

      Hello Sandikazi!

      Thank you for visiting our website and your kind comment!

      Finding some quality umbrella is sometimes hard so therefore we have come with some suggestions you can follow or just take it as inspiration. With losing them or leaving it somewhere we can talk for hours, this is something not convenient about keeping umbrellas, therefore we prefer to have some compact ones, which could be easily stashed into bag or backpack and you do not need to solve it anymore – maybe this could be the solution for you as well for next time:).

      If you would need some advice on which umbrella to choose for you, kindly leave us a comment, we are here, happy to help!

      Bye Renata

  • Anjali


    This is an interesting article. I am searching about gift items these days and I have to say an umbrella as a gift is an unique and refreshing idea. And in my experience even though an umbrella doesn’t seem to hold much significant importance in our lives, a beautiful and unique designs in umbrella never failed to caught our eye.

    I think giving umbrellas for men is a very good idea. All most very make I know don’t like to use an umbrella. But I have to agree with you. I suppose if they were to get stylish automatic umbrella, they will surely treasure it for a long time. And I like to buy transparent bubble umbrellas for myself. I guess like the feeling of walking in the rain while I use an umbrella.

    • Renata

      Hello Anjali,

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by! You are right about giving an umbrella to men – they do not like to use it, but some quality and strong ones should guarantee them they do not need to solve umbrellas for a long time as they simply have already some quality one. If it looks fancy, it is a plus – e.g. the English style with wooden handle or some larger – golf umbrella.

      Thank you anyway for visiting our website and have a great pre-Christmas time!

      Bye Renata

  • DreaJay

    It’s true that it doesn’t occur to most of us that umbrellas can be used a s a perfect gift, I remember back then, umbrella isn’t so cheap as it is now, so it was very valuable as a gift. These guides are very useful and will be of help if one needs to give umbrella as gift. Another thing I think is to be considered is the personality of the person who is receiving the gift, this will help you determine his/her kind of colour or patterns, some people don’t like flashy colours. Your selections are beautiful and I like them. I’ll consider an umbrella when next I want to give out a gift and I’ll make use of this guide. Thanks for sharing.

    • Renata


      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      We are happy you find our post useful and you like the umbrellas we represent there! If you would need some more advice on how to choose the best umbrella as a personal gift, we are here to help!

      Bye Renata

  • HellHammer TheHoneyBadger

    Great article, honestly I never thought about all the different aspects that come into play when it comes to an umbrella, but you were very thorough on the subject. You touched on color, ribs, designer, for shade or rain, and included on best route to take weather your buying for a woman, man or a child. If I’m in the market for shopping for an umbrella I will definitely return to your site, and recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for the information 😊

    • Renata

      Hello Hellhammer!

      We are happy that you find our post useful! We have come with the goal of showing that even an umbrella could be a great gift either for men and women or children if you know, how to choose the right one! As a plus, there are a lot of umbrellas nowadays in a great design, shape, etc, so it would be a pity to not mention it, to be honest!

      Have a great pre-Christmas time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  • Vasilij

    To be honest i have never considered umbrellas as gifts, fashion accessories or status symbol. To me they were always just a neccessary evil in case it rains. I always have one in a trunk of my car, but it’s one fo the more cheaper variants.

    Thanks to your post I now see them differetnly, like I wrist watch, if you like.

    • Renata

      Hello Vasilij!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      We are happy to show something that you have not imagined before if you need further advice, we are here for you!

      Have a great pre-Christmas time!

      Bye Renata

  • Russ Green

    I live in the UK, so as you can probably guess everyone needs an umbrella and they would make a very good gift idea, I must admit that I never realised how many different umbrella styles there are and you have added some really good ones here in this post, we are just getting into the cold, wet rainy time of year, so yes these are very good gift ideas, I’m pleased to have stumbled across this post. 

    • Renata

      Hello Russ!

      Thank you for your comment and for stopping by!

      We are very happy you find our post useful! We can imagine in UK there is a real need for some quality umbrella and if it is also a stylish one, it could be a great item to have! We wish you a good time searching for the best umbrella we can offer on our website!

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

  • Abbas

    I haven’t really thought of umbrellas as a gift idea. Now that I look at this article even though it does not rain a lot here I think its great for the sun. The stylish ones would actually make a perfect gift in the hot summers for both woman or men. I’ll consider this for my next gift. 

    • Renata

      Hello Abbas!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      We are happy you find our post useful and you like the umbrellas we represent there! You are right the umbrella as a parasol is a great idea! Luckily nowadays have a lot of umbrellas UV protection so it could be considered as a parasol if you would like to buy one for your friend or family member. Do not hesitate to come to us in case of further advice needed, we are here for you!

      Have a great day!

      Bye Renata

  • Lisa

    What an interesting site. I really have not put much thought about an umbrella as a gift, but it would make a great one. Mainly because we always need an umbrella, but we do not take time or effort to pick out a quality umbrella for ourselves. Those are the best gifts. The items we need but rarely buy ourselves it. I never knew there were so many different types, styles and beautiful ones. I would grab one and go. No wonder I went through so many. Thank you for all this information and for bringing us the best.


    • Renata

      Hello Lisa!

      We are happy that you find our post useful – you are right, most the people grab some umbrella and go. And here we come with the goal of changing this little bit so we have prepared this post to show, that even an umbrella could be a great gift if you know, how to choose the right one! As a plus, there are a lot of umbrellas nowadays in a great design, shape, etc, so it would be a pity to not mention it.

      Have a great pre-Christmas time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  • Donny

    Very interesting. Whenever I think of a birthday gift or someone asks me what they should buy as a gift I never thought  of an umbrella and just to confirm this article is nothing short of the truth i asked this girl friend of mine and she loved the idea. Thanks this is something I’ll consider next time when I want to get a present for someone and leave the idea of watches and necklaces I’ve been working with that for a long time now.

    • Renata

      Hello Donny!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment!

      We are happy to show some great ideas on the gifts as umbrellas are! It is always important to choose very carefully some ideal one for the person you like to give a present – but in our selection, there are plenty of quality and stylish ones, so we believe you will have a lot of options to consider. If you like some advice, kindly let us know, we are here, happy to help!

      Bye Renata

  • Henry

    Hi Renata. I like the idea of an umbrella as a gift. You have mentioned several important points that will help us pick the best option for that person. I’d like to give an umbrella to a woman and I have started to check out and there are some very cool and stylish designs. Thanks for helping me make up my mind concerning giving an umbrella.

    • Renata

      Hello Henry!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      We are happy you find our post useful and you like the umbrellas we represent there! If you would need some advice about the best women umbrella, we are here to help!

      Bye Renata

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