The clock is ticking until St. Nick cruises through your local marina.
If there’s a boater in your family who’s a Scrooge to shop for, we’ve put together some great gifts to get them over their holiday seasickness. There are options for men and women, and each is a practical addition to any boaters gear. With potential shipping delays this holiday season these items will arrive in time, but don’t wait long. Check out our holiday gift guide and see what you can reel in for your favorite captain or first mate.
1) Yeti Camino 35L Carryall Tote Bag
Easy to haul and easy to clean, the Camino Carryall is perfect for loading up cool cargo for a day on the water. A large opening, a thickskin shell, and 35 litres of space for everything you need.
2) Jackery SolarSaga 100w Portable Solar Panel
From renowned solar brand Jackery, the SolarSaga 100w portable panel will pair up great with any solar generator and allow us to charge devices, keep the music playing, or to ensure a steady charge to some of your onboard systems.
3) Maui Jim Cruzem Polarized Sunglasses
All Maui Jim sunglasses feature PolarizedPlus2 technology that shields your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays. They’ll also enhance images around the water for seasoned anglers who need to keep a sharp eye.
4) Deckmate 6-in-1 Boating Tool
The Deckmate 6-in-1 boat tool includes two deck keys, a shackle key, a zipper pull, screwdriver, and a hex tool. Small enough to stay in your pocket, it’s a handy way to keep yourself prepared as you work around your boat.
5) Helly Hansen Crew Hooded Midlayer Jacket
With a 100% polyster face and a 100% polyurethane back, the Helly Hansen midlayer jacket is great for boaters. It’s machine washable, waterproof, windproof, breathable, and fully seam sealed.
6) Keen Women’s Elle Backstrap Water Sandals
Available with either fabric or textile strapping, Keen’s Elle water sandals are great for women moving around a boat. A rubber inner sole with arch support provides all-day comfort, and the non-marking outer sole means you won’t leave any trace on your top deck.
7) Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair Set
Available in two colour choices, Tommy Bahama’s beach chairs are great add-ons to keep aboard your boat. With a backpack storage compartment, neck support, and an insulated beverage pouch, they’ll come in handy at the marina or the sandbar.
8) Intex Inflatable Mega Chill 72 Can Floating Cooler
Use the cooler for your floating base when you’re in a flotilla or anchored up at the sandbar. With room for 72 cans and 6 cupholders, the 3-compartment inflatable raft allows you to float your favorite beverages wherever you’re headed.
9) Nautica Pier 25 Chronograph Men’s Watch
An adjustable 22mm silicone strap fits up to 8″ wrist circumference. A black dial with a built-in sea wave pattern uses flags as indexes, and three chrono subdials provide all your needed info. Stainless steel casing and water resistant up to 200m.
10) Michael Kors Women’s MKGO Touchscreen Smart Watch
Compatible with the WearOS by Google app with Android or iOS 12.0+ on an iPhone, the MKGO smart can hold hundreds of built-in apps for fitness, music, social, games, and more.
11) Blackstone 22″ Tabletop Portable Gas Griddle
The perfect size with 330 square inches of cooking space, the Blackstone tabletop propane griddle is great for boaters on the move. Adjustable heat zones with two independent burners mean you can make extravagant meals while you’re underway.
12) Cuisinart Chef’s Style Portable Tabletop Grill
If you’re the traditional BBQ type, the Chef’s Style portage propane grill is another boating must-have. Two individual stainless steel burners with 10,000 BTUs each means you can cook for the whole family, or just for a small gathering. Totally portable and only 24 lbs at 17″x21″x26″, it’ll stow nicely.
13) Nautical Themed Nesting Serving Trays
These distressed white nesting trays will not only stow nicely when storage is at a premium, but they’ll provide a great accent when serving for the family or hosting a party on the water. Max size of 24″x14″.
14) Rustic Rope Boat Anchor Wine Rack
The double anchor wine bottle holder is great for boaters – either for on their vessel or at home to remind them of sunny days at sea. Non-skid rubber pads on the bottom keep it from shifting, and the rustic design is perfect for boats, homes, or cottages.
15) Captain’s T-Shirt
The captain is always right, right? To save the arguing while docking, this t-shirt makes a great gift for any rookie or veteran captain. Unisex fitting and a 90% cotton, 10% polyester blend.
16) Captain’s Themed Baseball Cap & 20oz Tumbler Mug
As if captain’s didn’t need any more ego trips, you can still keep them hydrated and safe from the sun with a 20oz stainless steel tumbler and embroidered cap. Available in blue or black.
17) Nikon Sport Optics 10×25 Marine Binoculars
It’s the captain’s job to be aware, so if visibility is difficult or if they forgot their glasses, these Nikon Aculon binos are great to keep around the helm. With a 10x magnification and 25mm aperture, they’re small, easily stowed, and provide crystal clear images for potential hazards on the horizon.
18) Nautical Mug with Knot Tying Helper
When you’re enjoying your morning brew on the aft deck but can’t remember your sheepshank, this handy mug will keep you up to speed. This 10oz dishwater safe mug includes details for 8 different knots, and comes with a handy practice rope.
19) Vintage Wooden Board Boating Themed Throw Pillows
Whether you need a little something to complete your captain’s quarters, home, or cottage, these 18″x18″ rustic wood-themed pillows make the perfect addition. A set of 4 with individual logos on each and invisible side zipper.
20) St. Brendan, Patron Saint of Mariners, Nautical Plaque for Boat
Boaters are a superstitious bunch, so increases your odds for safe seas with a St. Brendan patron saint plaque. Made in the USA with 100% brass and a 3.1″ diameter, it’s a small yet comforting addition to any boat.