There are many different kind of boaters out there, and this Christmas gift list for boaters should help! There’s the rustic minimalist boater, all the way to the boaters who enjoy some of the comforts of home on the boat. Before you ever buy a gift for a boater, it’s important to know what kind of boater they are, so you’re able to buy the best gift that fits their boating style.
I am more of a cruising boater, I enjoy a good sail, but I also enjoy going into ports and going for dinner in town. Here are some ideas for great Christmas gift list for boaters in your life:
1. Compact Hair Dryer
A compact hair dryer is great for boaters who go out beyond just in the summer. An electric hair dryer is not always realistic to run at anchor, but an option when you have shore power. For the fall and winter cruising to the Gulf Islands after warming up with a hot shower, or even for drying your hair after getting in from a wet sail.
I’ve had a compact hair dryer aboard my boat for years, and while I don’t use it that often, when I do it’s been invaluable.
2. Rechargeable Boating Spotlight
A spot light on board is very useful. From watching for logs during night sails, coming in to port after dark, to emergencies, a sport light is a great tool on the boat. With a rechargeable spot light, just plug in after every use and you won’t have to constantly be worried about changing batteries.
3. Portable Flatware
Portable flatware is great for the minimalist boaters who don’t necessarily have much storage in their galley. With only a couple onboard, these portable flatware sets are great for easy storage.
These sets are also useful in a boaters shore bag. Portable cutlery is great for those long hikes with lunch breaks, or reducing your plastic foot print when going into town and ordering takeout.
4. Kayak and SUP Holders
Kayak and SUP’s are growing in popularity, and both are great activities to do while out cruising. Storage is always a challenge, someone to store the kayak and SUP so they’re secure, but also not limiting your ability to sail while out on the water.
5. Rigwa Bowl
Rigwa bowls are a multi function bowl. They are double walled stainless to hold in heat and cold, but also offer liners that easily let you heat up food in the microwave, or divid the bowl into multiple compartments. Rigwa bowls are a great option from serving as an ice bucket, serving food, storing lefts to just a general use bowl in the galley.
6. Sprouting Jar
Sprouting seeds on the boat is a great way for boaters out on a week or more boat trip to get fresh sprouts. A sprouting jar is compact and easy to store, making it a great gift for the culinary boater in your life.
7. Food Plants of Coastal First People
Learn about foraging wild food on the west coast of British Columbia. Whether someone wants to learn how to start picking wild food, or just learning more about the area they cruise on the coast, books like this are a great addition to a boaters library. If your boater is really into books, check out other books for more fun local reading.
8. Scrubba Wash Ban
Laundry on the boat is always a challenge if you don’t have access to onshore laundry facilities. While the Scrubba Wash Bag may not perfectly replace an automatic washing machine, it is a great option for the boat.
9. Dry Bag Backpack
A dry bag is almost at boating must. You can use this dry bag backpack as your duffle bag when packing for your boating trip, and it’s perfect for going ashore on day adventures. No more needing to be careful of the bag for splashes to and from shore, and great for carrying your groceries out to your anchored boat in less than ideal conditions.
10. Yeti Travel Mug
A travel mug to keep your coffee warm on the boat is essential, and why not have a stylish one! These mugs are a great gift for any boater, from keeping your coffee hot for those cold travel days, or for just sitting in the cockpit in the morning at anchor.
I hoped you like the Christmas gift list for boaters, and that it helps you shop for that perfect gift for the boater in your life! You can always look at prior years Christmas gift list for boaters for more ideas.