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Holiday Gifts for Boaters

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Buying, wrapping, and sharing gifts are easier than coming up with gift ideas. This holiday season, we’ve done the thinking for you, no matter your budget.


No Break, No Spill Glasses

They hold breakfast smoothies as easily as evening libations, they don’t break, and they roll with the flow rather than topple over. At four for under $20.00, you can gift enough for the whole crew! www.yobistro.co/


Grip Suction Handle

Hol-Tite’s handle is a great stocking stuffer or small gift for a boater who needs to get and keep a grip along their vessel while cleaning. Available at multiple marine and online retailers for under $20.00.


Boat Cleat Mugs

These fun mugs are a unique gift idea that let the recipient proclaim, “I’m a boater!” while drinking a morning brew/ Available at multiple retailers for under $20.00.


SP Gadgets POV Dive Buoy

If a boater has a GoPro or other waterproof action camera, this accessory can keep it buoyant while adding an easy way to hold on with wet hands. Available from camera suppliers and other retailers for under $30.00.



Boat-Themed Pillows

Many possibilities exist from bold anchors, warnings such as “No Crabs Aboard,” artsy renditions, and more. Pillows are as ideal for a winter nap as they are to decorate a vessel. Pillow shown is from zazzle.com for under $40.00.


A Cooler Cooler Insert

This clever design transforms a cooler into a portable refrigerator. Everything stays cold, dry, and post-boating cleanup is easy. Under $45.00 at http://www.coolerinsert.com/.



Mariner Cheese Board and Tool Set

It’s clever and useful with four tools that insert within the board — it gives it a ship’s wheel look while being convenient for storage. Available from home stores and online retailers for $35.00.


Ship Wheel & Propeller Cuff Links

A nautical gift for those who like to both dress to impress and proclaim their passion for boating. They also make a great conversation starter! Available for under $60.00 at http://www.mrcuff.com.



Leatherman Skeletool

What boater wouldn’t be grateful to have a multi-purpose tool with a blade, pliers, bit driver, removable pocket clip, and bottle opener aboard? You’re always going to be in need of at least one of those things every trip! Available at marine, hardware, and online retailers in a range of prices starting at under $60.00.


Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

Lightweight and compact, it cooks or heats without an open flame, so it’s both convenient and safer. Available at retailers for under $75.00.



Waterproof Speaker

This waterproof speaker has a flashlight, a phone charger, and a 12-hour battery life. Ideal for a day’s cruising or a fun raft up. Available for under $130.00 at https://ecoxgear.com/shop/ecocarbon./

 Beanbag Lounger

Give the gift of relaxation via this water-repellent, breathable, ergonomically designed oasis with a popup headrest. Available at www.westmarine.com for under $150.00.


Packable Portable Sailboat

This inflatable, high performance, sailing dinghy can be packed into your car and assembled in less than 20 minutes. A splurge at $5,200.00 or an affordable way to gift someone you love a sailboat! http://www.tiwal.com/us/.


By Chris Keller


is a marketer and entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY. When he’s not writing, he enjoys checking out new restaurants with his wife and playing with his dog. You can check him out on twitter or his company website, WearBroadway.com.

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