Forget the fruitcake. Sack the socks. If you want to make the favorite boater in your life happy this holiday season, then wrap up one of these great boating gifts to put under the Christmas tree.
These pads are filled with a special paper that allows boaters to write on the pages without them getting mushy in rain, spray, or the general moisture of marine service. Great as a maintenance logbook, navigation log, guestbook, cruising diary or for recording fishing hot spots, they’re available in bound, stapled and spiral formats, and in hardcover as well, and come in many sizes and colors. $3.95 to $29.95; riteintherain.com
Mythologized and misunderstood, few creatures capture the imagination as sharks do. With this sheet of 20 stamps, the U.S. Postal Service showcases five types of these amazing fish. Boaters will surely be proud to post letters with these — or frame the sheet as a collectible. $9.80; usps.com
Summit Insulated Wine Glasses keep your wine cold out on the boat – or anywhere.Unbreakable stemless 18/8 stainless steel, stylish, colorful with awesome leakproof lids included. Surprise, these are actually lightweight, not bulky, and the BPA-free lids are comfortable for sipping and they keep bugs and bees out too. Hint: we prefer the larger 12-ounce size. Sold in packs of two. A great gift for the boater in your life (but you’ll want to keep them for yourself.)
There is a waterproof removable Bluetooth tracker on the backside that detects your location by using the Sea-tags app – when the wristband is immersed in water a paired phone sounds an alert and a tracking map is displayed to help navigate back to the wristband wearer. In our testing, this system is simple, smartly designed and works well to protect your crew (or pet) from man overboard situations. About $80 at Sea-tags…
This set of two Boat Cleat Handle Mugs makes a great gift for the boat lover in your life. Made of ceramic with plated boat cleat handle, 20-ounce size, one white and one blue, hand washing recommended. Set of two.