by Rose Parker
It's that time of year again when the boating season is starting to heat up. With the warmer weather and longer days, it's a perfect time for you to call on your friends or family members who own boats and invite them out for some fun! Every boat owner needs a few things in order to get underway. I've compiled this list of 29 Gifts for Boaters so that you can help your friends and family get ready for their next trip out on the water.
Sunglasses are a must-have when you are on a boat. This is because sailing gives eye troubles to the boaters. By buying them sunglasses, you will help them protect their eyes from the sun's damaging rays while also give them a terrific view of what is going on around them. therefore, this makes a perfect gift for a boater!
2. Mariner Binoculars
Binoculars are a perfect gift for boaters who want an aerial perspective of their surroundings without having to leave behind their boat as well. They're also ideal if you have friends who might get caught up in nets while sailing (or rock hazards) - with these special glasses, they'll always know what's coming next and how best to avoid danger before it arrives.
3. Sailing Artwork
They might not use this on the boat, but they'll love it while they're at home. If you get an artist to make a piece just for them, tell the story of their favorite boat and sailing excursions - not only will that be personalized enough to have great sentimental value (and also look amazing on the wall), but they might sell prints later!
4. Cooler Ice Chest
Perfect for the summer and something that they are going to want during the winter as well. The cooler ice chest is also something that every boater must have. Not only to keep their food, but also to keep their favorite drinks cold, so they can enjoy them later. This will come in handy on a hot day when they have to be in the sun all day!
5. Movie Projector
This is a gift for when they have their boat out on open water, this device will cast a bright and clear projection onto any surface (including walls) so that they can watch movies or TV series! There are models for those who don't plan on using it outdoors, but these won't be waterproofed like others. You might also get them some spare DVD's or Blu-Rays of all of their favorite films to go with it too.
6. Sailing Gloves
A great gift idea not only for someone who has just started sailing this year, yet for anyone who loves being at sea while doing their favorite activity. Whether you're giving it as a Christmas present or not, we all know how expensive these gloves can be so having your loved one save some money before getting out to do whatever water sport they love could make them feel extra generous once they get back.
7. Waterproof Portable Charger
If you want to be the best gift-giver EVER, give this as a present. You can't go wrong with something they'll need and will use more often than not while out on the water or near any body of water for that matter. Not only is it waterproof, but also has an SOS mode so if there's ever an emergency situation they just press one button and all their GPS location information gets sent off.
8. Sailing Charts
It's always important to know your surroundings and if you're a boater, it means knowing what lies ahead at all times. This is why sailors should have nautical charts on hand while sailing in unfamiliar waters. It doesn't matter where they are - whether just offshore or navigating an open ocean - the situation will change from day-to-day, location to location and seasonally too!
9. Underwater Camera Drone
The coolest gift you could ever give! It floats on the top of the water and takes photos or videos. The best part? You don't have to get your feet wet! It's easy enough for beginners, but versatile enough for experts too - this little guy can go up to 30 meters below the surface without a hitch while still shooting high-quality images all along its journey.
10. Self-drying Shoes
Useful, therefore amazing! A perfect gift for any sailor is self-drying shoes! These shoes are designed to dry themselves in the sun after you've been out on a wet day. The material is breathable and dries quickly, so your feet stay comfortable all day long without having to take them off every few hours - not that that's a bad thing!
11. Capitan Hat
This is a must-have for any sailor. Capitan hats are designed to keep you cool and protected from the sun - sometimes, they even come with an attached neck guard! They're made out of lightweight material that's perfect for all climates. This hat will give your boat captain the added protection he needs while he is on his daily adventures in and around the water.
12. Water Socks
Yes, there is such thing as water socks. These are designed for people who love being on the water. If you're a surfer, these will protect your feet from getting wet when you paddle out into the ocean to catch some waves. And if you are a sailor, they are perfect for protecting your feet from the slime on the boat deck.
13. Swiss Army Knife
This is a gadget that a boater should possess. Even if they don't use it religiously, a Swiss Army Knife could be the one thing that saves their life. They might also use it when they find themselves short of a fork or a spoon, even some other small tools. At that time, this knife will save the day for sure!
14. Engraved Compass
If someone has invested in the property along coastal waters then they should have an engraved compass to help them find the way back home safely after all of those long hours spent exploring and enjoying nature during sunset time. This would also make a wonderful gift for any boater who is looking for something to remind them of the beauty all around us.
15. Waterproof Watch
This would make an excellent gift for someone who loves spending time on their boat or just hanging out by the shoreline with friends and family members. A waterproof watch can be a lifesaver in so many situations, and it will also give the owner that sense of security that is always needed at sea. A great pick for a gift!
16. Boat Cleaner Kit
This kit can be used to clean any boat and will help the owner get their vessel looking like new again. The Boat Cleaner Kit comes with a lot of different items such as a sponge set and a bucket. The whole kit is needed in order to keep this gift going strong for as long as possible! Perfect for a sailor's needs!
These pods are perfect for anyone who owns a boat, because they will always know when it is time for them to go out on their next voyage just by reading the tides from home. This makes traveling much easier since the person does not need to rely on an outside location such as an observatory or harbor office in order to determine if it’s okay to go boating today or tomorrow.
18. Coffee Press
If you're looking for something to keep your boater warm on their next voyage, then a coffee press is the perfect gift. They can use this during a storm, or when they are waiting out bad weather while at sea. They can also use this gift when the weather is nice and they are enjoying the sun in the middle of nowhere.
19. Waterproof Bag
A waterproof bag could come in very useful when traveling because of how many items tend to get wet due to the marine environment. It is a must-have item for sailors because they get splattered with water all the time. Not too expensive, yet it is worth it! If you still can't decide what to buy for your sailor, this is definitely it!
20. Full Face Snorkel Mask
Not only that is fun, but this is a gift for the boater who wants to explore underwater life. They will be able to take a dive without worrying about water getting in their mouth or nose! If you have no idea what your loved one might want, this is an excellent choice because it’s something they probably didn't know they wanted!
21. A Rash guard
Used mostly for martial arts and sailing, a rash guard is a long-sleeve top that protects the skin from chafing and sunburn. This can be worn under the wetsuit to avoid irritation. It is made from easily drying material that is comfortable to wear. A gift that will protect your loved ones and will make them look handsome. A great pick!
22. A Drink Bottle
Boaters are constantly on the move or in areas where water sources may not exist nearby so staying hydrated is important for their health but also for avoiding dehydration when out on a boat all day! A drink bottle ensures they have constant access to fresh drinking water without worrying about running dry during an outing at sea or bringing enough with them in advance of being stranded somewhere far away from civilization.
23. Waterproof Phone Cover
No one wants to break their phone while on a boat. Boats experience constant movement, which can cause things to get wet and the phone is a device that many people depend on for their day-to-day lives. A waterproof phone cover ensures your boat mate will be able to stay connected while at sea! A perfect gift that will make sure you will never lose connection with your loved ones!
24. E-book Reader
With the rising popularity of tablets, you may be wondering why someone would want to purchase an e-book reader. The answer is they're great for boaters! E-readers are lightweight and easy to carry around on a boat duty with limited space. Many also come with solar chargers so that there's never a need to worry about running out of battery life while reading your favorite books at sea!
25. Tool Box
This is a perfect gift for boaters, because it is waterproof and can be accessed by a key. Typically it will contain at least some of the following: carabineers, climbing hooks, ice screws/ice tools, screwdrivers in multiple sizes with needlenose tips for precision work; hex keys or Allen wrenches in both metric and imperial measurements; wire cutters; knife blades - retractable blade knives are perfect to help keep things neat down below deck!
Books on sailing and water are great gifts for boaters. There are many books on the market that can be purchased or gifted, but our favorite is "The Handbook of Sailing" by John Rousmaniere - it covers everything from boat handling to navigation and seamanship with an emphasis on safety. A real deal for someone who spends most of their time traveling on a boat.
27. Anchor Bracelet
Not only it is trendy and fashionable, but this is a great gift for any boater that loves the water. Not only because of the fact that they love sailing, yet because it will remind them of you every time they look at it. So this will be one of the most heartwarming gifts for them. A wonderful choice for a sailor!
28. Wall Decal
This is a terrific gift for any boater that loves the water, especially if they have no boat of their own to put up an anchor on their wall! These decals are easy to apply and can be easily removed without damaging the surface underneath. What's more? They come in different colors so you can find the perfect one just for them!
29. UV Protection Face Mask
Protecting your skin is a crucial part of boating, but it's not always easy to do. An UV Protection Face Mask will keep your boater friend's face safe and prevent sunburns while they are on the water! Not to mention, they'll be much less likely to get sun spots on their neck, which is a common problem for boaters. A must-have!
We hope that we were able to help you with your choice of gifts for boaters. Here you have found some of the most delightfully unique gifts that won't be available anywhere else! From quirky items, to practical ones and even a few luxury items these are the perfect choices for anyone on your list.