25 Nautical Gifts For Boaters: Help Them Set Sea Anytime

Got a friend or relative who loves boating by the lake or on the sea? Although they may have fun spending their time with the brisk smell of the sea, seasoned and novice boaters might run into inconveniences in their nautical lifestyles. Perhaps they might miss the water when they spend some time away from it.

You may want to get them a gift that helps them embrace their boating lifestyle at home and makes their outings more efficient. However, a landlubber like you might have trouble finding the perfect gift for them.

Here are our favorite boater gift ideas that you should consider getting for any friend, family member, or loved one who found their sea legs. With several gifts available, you should find one that reflects their interests or needs. 

Premium Boat Scuff Erasers

These premium boat scuff eraser packs can remove dirt, grime, and scum off any exterior boat surfaces, fishing equipment, and interior rooms, making them the ideal cleaning solution for the busiest boaters. We enjoy this gift because it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that damage fiberglass, plastic, metal, or other surfaces.

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10-in-1 Boat Tool

Boaters can reduce clutter space by using this 10-in-1 tool. This device acts as a wine and beer bottle opener, fishing line cutter, marine gas cap key, and other essential tools that you can store in your pocket or fasten to your boat for convenient use.

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How To: Knots Coffee Mug

This machine-washable, microwave-safe ceramic coffee mug is perfect for any boater who loves a nice cup of coffee every morning. It also has two ropes and a printed knot-tying guide on the mug’s surface to help boaters practice their knot-tying skills during their free time.

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8×42 Monocular Telescope

This HD telescope is the perfect compact tool for surveying up to 1,000 yards while using one hand. It’s dustproof, resists light rainfall, and resists electric shock with its rubber, non-slip exterior.

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Stemless Boat Plastic Wine Glasses

These stemless wine glasses have nautical-themed designs that can spruce up any boat owner’s kitchen cupboard. We love this gift because its durable plastic surface can withstand damage when it drops, despite looking like fragile glassware.

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Mariner Cheese Board and Tool Set

Placing the magnetic cheese forks and knives into this cheese board gives it the appearance of a ship’s helm, while the stationary handles turn the board. We think boaters might enjoy this gift because of the board’s interactive design, encouraging guests to share their snacks in style.

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Columbia Men’s PFG Bahama II Shirt

This comfortable short-sleeve fishing shirt is another gift idea you should consider getting for a boater who likes spending long summer days on their fishing boats. We enjoy its all-purpose velcro chest pockets, breathable nylon material, and protection against harmful UV rays that cause skin damage and sunburns.

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Five-in-One Ship Log Book

Know a boater who has trouble tracking all their essential boating information? This five-in-one allows them to double-check their ship repairs and maintenance, ship inventory, and other things they might before setting off.

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Waterproof Dry Bag

HEETA’s dry bag has adjustable straps and handles for boaters who want to carry their belongings in a shoulder bag or backpack, providing easy access with its transparent and vacuum-sealed protection against water. We think it’s an excellent gift for boaters who don’t want to waste time rummaging through their bags when they need to grab something.

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Row Boat Serving Bowl

The Sheesham wood oar-shaped utensils give this bowl an interactive touch when serving fruits or salads, making it a favorite among boaters who want to create a boat-themed dining room.

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Row Boat Serving Bowl

Scoop your favorite snacks from this serving bowl’s four hulls with Sheesham wood utensils. We like this option because the built-in napkin holder makes it resemble a sailboat, enhancing their dining experience while hosting dinner parties.

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Custom Love Boat Portrait

Got a close friend preparing for a long boating expedition? This custom portrait is a simple yet effective reminder that motivates them about the bond you share and enhances those feelings when you meet again.

Customize the painting based on your physical attributes or hobbies, and frame it for everyone to see.

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Custom Map Tide Clock

This unique clock tells boaters how many hours until high or low tide in areas experiencing semidiurnal tide cycles, giving them a convenient guide to help them stay safe while sailing. Best of all, you can customize the coastline map design to match your friend’s preferred boating routes.

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Beer Preserver

This nifty life vest beer holder has two nylon layers that preserve your beer or soda’s coolness as boaters spend their entire day in the harsh heat and sunlight. Store your drinks in style with this waterproof gift suitable for any boating trip.

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GSI Glacier Camper Cookset

Worried that your friend’s old cooking equipment might not be suitable for water travel? This cook set comes in a handy storage sack with durable stainless-steel pots and pans and polypropylene cups and plates that ensure long-time use for any occasion.

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Sperry Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe

While boating is a stimulating activity, it’s not the best thing to do when wearing designer boots or loafers. To remedy this issue, we recommend these boat shoes because they have non-slip soles for decks and boats, a simple mocassin design, and a leather exterior that resists salt and freshwater.

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The Boater’s Cookbook

This cookbook is an essential resource for any boater with a small galley who wants to make the best meals imaginable. With 450 recipes for appetizers, soups, seafood, and other delicious meals, and advice for organizing or storing your pantry, this guide is the perfect gift you can add to someone’s collection.

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Absorbent Quick-Dry Chamois Boat Towel

This eco-friendly towel dries quickly and is an essential tool for boat cleaning and maintenance for any boating expert or newcomer. After rinsing it clean, you can place it back in its container with minimal moisture until next time.

We also recommend this gift as an alternative to traditional cloth towels due to its synthetic sponge-like Chamois material that won’t leave any residues once used on any surface.

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Captain’s Choice Sunglasses Case Caddy

We recommend this boating gift if your friend worries about losing or damaging their shades during a high-speed boat ride. This sunglasses case’s suction cup base sticks onto any surface, such as boat dashboards, that gives users easy access to them and ensures they wont’ fall off the boat.

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Non-Tipping Can Cooler

Spilling a drink on a rocking boat is one inconvenience many don’t want to face. So we endorse this as another gift option for boaters who want to reduce their chances of making messes while enjoying their outing.

Toadfish’s soda and beer can coolers have suction cup bottoms that grip onto any surface made with Smartgrip technology. Its stainless-steel surface resists quick wear and tear and halts condensation with its double-wall vacuum insulation.

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Waterproof Solar Phone Charger

If you know a boater who’s hooked on technology, you might want to consider getting them something to keep their phones running for extended periods while boating. This lightweight phone charger uses solar energy to charge, lets you charge two devices simultaneously and is compatible with most smartphones and tablets.

We also like its durable design that reduces impact damage and resists water and dust.

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Waterproof Boating and Sailing Knot Cards

Send this gift to any new boater who wants to know the ins and outs of using 20 proper knotting techniques while sailing on rough waters. Unlike paper knotting guides, these cards are waterproof and come with a mini carabiner clip to keep them together for swift access.

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Anchor Bottle Opener

Eager to give that special someone a gift that matches their ship? This stainless-steel anchor bottle opener comes in a pretty gift box and opens any kind of bottle.

We think this is a suitable gift because of its compact size, bronze coloring, and nautical design that your friend will never forget.

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Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelets

We recommend this gift if you worry about your friend encountering any trouble while sailing. These paracord bracelets have several survival tools, such as a compass, emergency whistle, and fire starter.

It’s a one-size-fits-all tool that we recommend you get for anybody with an adventurous side.

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Throw Bag with 50 Feet of Floating MFP Line

This bright orange throw-line is an essential safety tool that makes a great gift for someone preparing for an extended trip with others. Make their trips safer by giving them a sturdy, 50-foot MFP cord to rescue anybody who falls into the water and strays from the boat, easily stored in a convenient carrying bag.

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