Living in South Florida, I felt it was a little overdue for me to put together a gift guide for the boaters in the area.
Struggling to come up with the best gift ideas for the boater in your life this Christmas? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect gift for your favorite boaters.
Here, I’ll share the best gifts that will make any boat enthusiast smile on Christmas morning… and make a splash. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the perfect times to shop this holiday gift list, but beloved boaters would love these unique gifts year-round.
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10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Boaters
1. Waterproof Speaker
Who doesn’t love music while out on the water? A good quality Bluetooth speaker makes a great gift and allows your favorite boater to listen to their favorite tunes while sailing away into the sunset. Look for one like this that has a long battery life. It also comes in 12 different colors.
2. Bottle Opener
This nautical bottle opener is a great gift idea for new boaters. It comes in a gift box that reads, “steer your future life.” It’s a must-have for any boat captain, boat lover, or boat owner. There is no better way to look the part while entertaining on a special occasion.
3. Waterproof Phone Case
These waterproof cases hold up to 7 inches in capacity and are compatible with almost any mobile device. They’re certified waterproof up to 100 feet. They come with a detachable lanyard of 13 to 21 inches.
4. Water Bottles
Track how much you drink with this BPA-free one-gallon water bottle. It comes with time markers on the side so you can see your daily water intake and stay on track to meet your health and fitness goals. It includes two interchangeable 100% leak-proof lids, one with a silicone straw and one without. I love all the high-quality colors and shades there are to choose from too.
5. Corkscrew Wine Opener
This corkscrew wine opener is sleek, has a wooden handle, and has a durable stainless steel body. The built-in, serrated edge on the built-in wine foil cutter allows for seamless cork removal. It comes in a bunch of different colors and would make an amazing stocking stuffer or holiday party favor.
6. Stand-Up Paddleboard
I’ve been wanting to paddleboard for a long time, and feel like it’s the best thing to do on sunny days in the open water. Out of all the water sports, this is the least intimidating for me.
The Serene Life stand-up paddling board is 10’ long and provides 32” of deck width for improved stability and balance while standing. The triple bottom panel fins help the board improve overall speed, handling, and steering for easier use by kids, teens, and adults.
It also comes with paddling essentials, including a coiled ankle cuff safety leash, oar Pedal, manual air pump, patch repair accessory kit, and convenient storage bag. It’s great for beginners and comes in 12 different colors.
7. Marine Binoculars
These binoculars have a 26mm eye lens diameter and a 50mm objective lens diameter. The multiple-layer coated aspherical lenses allows for light reflection, minimal distortion, better image brightness, and contrast and quality, even in low light condition. This seller also provides a three-year replacement guarantee.
8. GoPro Hero
There is nothing like underwater video! This revolutionary new image sensor gives you an expansive field of view ever on a HERO camera out of the box. Zoom in, crop your shots, change digital lenses, adjust aspect ratios, and more while keeping the rich textures and sharpness of your footage.
With a 5.3K video that gives you 91% more resolution than 4K and an incredible 665% more than 1080p, HERO11 Black captures the action with crisp detail and cinematic image quality. A water-repelling lens cover even helps eliminate lens flare and other artifacts to make your photos and videos even more stunning.
9. Life Jacket
It may not sound very exciting but safety should always come first when boating. If you know a friend or family member who loves spending long days out on their boat but does not have a good quality life jacket, then now is an excellent time to get them one as a practical gift.
There are many different sizes of life jackets available in different colors. It doesn’t matter if they are an experienced sailor or newbie; they will always appreciate having a safe trip out on the open waters!
10. Gift Cards
A gift card is a no-fail option when it comes to holiday gifting. It gives the recipient the freedom and flexibility to pick out what they really want or need, and you don’t have to worry about them not liking it. A gift card is always a good idea.
You can find gift cards for just about any boating-related store, like West Marine, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabela’s. This way they can stock up on supplies and gear without having to worry about the expense. Things like a first aid kit, fish finder, boat medallion, waterproof dry bag, must-have on-deck gear, cup holders, and other practical gifts are perfect for new boat owners too.
When buying gifts for a boater, think outside of the box! There are lots of unique options available that will surely make their Christmas special. Whether it’s something practical like a life jacket or something fun like music accessories, there are plenty of options out there that will fit your budget.
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Let me know what you’re getting the boat lovers in your life this holiday season on Instagram at @ChristinaAllDay.