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39+ Great Holiday Gifts For Boaters

Looking for inspiration this holiday season? The boaters in your life are covered with our selection of marine toys, tools, gear, and garb.

A female diver wearing a blue swimsuit and a male diver wearing red swim trunks underwater exploring.

Maneuver the Subwing in all directions and even barrel roll as the driver tows at a gentle 2- to 4 knots, making it accessible for any size powerboat (or even sailboats)! $199.90 |

Fun & Games

Chess, checkers, backgammon, ludo and snakes & ladders magnetic game set.

The magnetic pieces keep everything in place while playing this Backpack 5-in-1 Magnetic Game Set at anchor or during a slow cruise. Includes chess, ­checkers, backgammon, Ludo, and Snakes & Ladders. $27.95 |
Four children swimming within a yellow boat pool net next to a white vessel.

Deploy a Nettle Net Boat Pool from the boat or dock for jellyfish-free fun. 8-, 12-, and 20-foot sizes. $599–$1,599 |
Container for Hoyle waterproof playing cards.

Ditch the electronics and get back to basics with Hoyle Waterproof Playing Cards. $11.99 | Available from Amazon and other retailers
Blue and yellow inflatable Adirondack hangout chair

The Bote Inflatable Hangout Chair is an Adirondack chair … for the water! Lounge luxuriously without wrestling a raft or pool noodle. Deflates for easy stowing. $349 |
Two adult males and two adult females playing a game on the beach during a sunny day.

Spikeball, an active game for four players, is like a combination of foursquare and volleyball. It is easy to learn, requires little room to play, and the components pack up into a compact travel bag. $69 |

Perfectly Practical

Aqua blue colored full-size cooler tote.

No room for a full-size hard-sided cooler? The Hydro Flask Day Escape 26L Cooler Tote keeps everything chilled all day. It fits into tighter spaces and won’t crush your toes if it slides across the cockpit floor. Watertight zipper prevents spills if it tips over. $179.95 |
12 ounce can in a black and white can cooler.

Place the spill-resistant Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler on any flat surface, and your drink will remain safe and secure — even if you take a wake. $10–$30 |
Black and yellow multi-bit screwdriver with 32 interchangeable bits

With 32 interchangeable bits, the Klein Multi-Bit Screwdriver ensures you won’t go running back to the chandlery when an unexpected hex-head screw appears halfway through your project. $29.97 |
Black and white dry tube

Keep your towel, extra clothes, and other gear high and dry all day long with a Musto Evolution 10L Dry Tube. Extra durable and resistant to cuts and tears, each come with a strap for easy carrying. $35 |
Female wearing a tan hat, black bikini on the beach holding a large blue and white towell.

Keep the sand on the beach and out of your boat. Give the Sand Cloud Towel a light shake when you’re ready to leave and the sand will roll right off. $48–$80 |
Male and female on a white sailboat during sunset hanging lights on the front of the vessel.

Luci Solar Lights inflate in seconds to light up your cabin or cockpit; deflate for space-conscious stowing. Clip them on deck to charge during the day, and they’ll shine for up to 24 hours on a single charge. $29.95–$69.95 |
Black and white electric cooler

No refrigerator aboard? The Dometic CFX3 35 Electric Cooler can run on 12- or 120-volt power, has adjustable temperature settings to be converted into a fridge or freezer, and uses less energy than a lightbulb. $879.99 |

For Fisher Folks

Silver and black fishing reel

KastKing iReel One tracks your casting distance, retrieve speed, total number of casts, and more, and links it to your phone via the KastKing app, which also shows weather and fishing conditions. $349.99 |
Black sunglasses with lightblue lenses

Combine the KastKing iReel One with FishIQ Smart Sunglasses to view the data that the reel collects or even play music — they double as Bluetooth earbuds. $169.99 |
Two junior size gray rubber ankle boots with blue handles and red and white trim.

Red Bobber Li’l Bobber Anglers Ankle Boots are perfect for that junior angler. 100% waterproof, two pull loops. Sizes 7k to 5. Manufacturer recommends ordering one size up. $59.99 |
Orange, silver and black digital smart fish scale.

Not only will the Bubba Pro Series Smart Fish Scale accurately weigh your catch, it links with your smartphone to log your data. Three modes: tournament, rally, and competition, each with their own features. The Smart Culling System helps you manage your livewell. $229.99 |
Adult female wearing a baseball hat, sunglasses and rain suit climbing a ladder on the side of a vessel.

The Aftco Women’s Barricade Rain Suit is specifically designed for women anglers, including a dual side-zipper hatch for taking care of business without removing the bibs. $478 |

A Nautical Touch

Set of eight multi-color hand made knit wine stoppers surrounding a bottle of wine.

Handmade in Mystic, Connecticut, a hub of traditional seafaring knowledge, Mystic Knotworks Home Décor nautical coasters, trivets, wine stoppers, doormats, and more bring that New England coastal cottage feel to your home. $11–$246.50 |
A half dozen bottles of wine featuring artwork of traditional vessels.

Dry Creek Vineyard calls itself “The Official Wine for Sailors,” adorning its labels with artwork of traditional vessels inspired by the family’s lifelong passion for all things sailing. Gift sets available. $68–$421 |
White set of dinnerware with blue fish set on a table.

Elevate your onboard entertaining with Nautical Luxuries Non-Breakable Melamine Dinnerware sets. Starting at $370 for 24-piece set | ­
Adult female in a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a large white sea bag featuring a navy anchor.

Sea Bags are tough totes made from recycled sails. No two are exactly alike. Perfect for carrying towels, sunscreen, and all your other essentials aboard in style. Starting at $160 |
Silver necklace featuring a nautical chart.

Turn the nautical chart of your home port or favorite vacation spot into a personalized, wearable keepsake with Chart Metalworks Custom Necklaces. $40–$165 |
Three boxes of chocolate in gold and red packaging.

Chocolate is always perfect. Harbor Sweets’ handcrafted small-batch chocolates in nautical themes from sailboats to seashells are hard to beat. $15–$67 |

Gear Up

BoatU.S. branded cap, visor, tumbler and pet leash.

Show off your BoatU.S. spirit with branded caps and visors, cushions, flags, totes, tumblers, and a pet leash. $10–$25 including tax & shipping |
Royal blue hooded fishing jacket.

Grundens Neptune 319 Commerical Fishing Jacket is tailor-made for boaters who need full waterproof protection while still maintaining ease of movement. Medium-weight polyurethane-coated material breaks the wind without trapping too much heat. Women’s version also available. $99.99–$109.99 |
Adult female standing on a dock putting on red ankle boots.

Keep your feet shielded from the weather without the added bulk or weight of heavy-duty foul-weather boots. XTRATUF Deck Boots has options for everyone in the family. $105–$145 |
A blue lightweight men's hoodie and pink lightweight women's hoodie.

Not only is the fabric of the Helly Hansen Lifa Active Solen Hoodie UPF 50+, it’s also lightweight and sweat-wicking, allowing for full upper-body coverage without overheating. Men’s and women’s cuts. $80 |

For Furry First Mates

Golden retriever dog using a blue inflatable ramp to get out of the water and on a boat.

Give your pet an easy way to get out of the water, whether he loves to swim or needs a rescue. The stable Dog On Water Ramp’s inflatable design is similar to a standup paddleboard. The submerged mesh ramp allows pet to swim in and holds up to 200 pounds. $199 | ­
Set of four multi-color pet bowls.

Keep your furry friends cool and hydrated with Dexas Everyday Collapsible Pet Bowl. Lightweight, easy-to-clean, and can be clipped onto your bag for easy carrying. $8.99–$14.99 |
Puppy with a neon green plastic dog toy in its mouth.

West Paw Dog Toys float, are nearly indestructible, are made from recycled plastics, and don’t hold onto salt or grime. Simply toss in the dishwasher to clean! $11.95–$18.95 |

Peace of Mind

Black and silver head lamp with black head strap.

The Mantus Head Lamp is designed for boaters. Rechargeable and water-resistant up to 30 feet. Illuminates up to 420 feet with 770 lumens. SOS setting will run for 24 hours on a single charge. $97 | ­
Close up photo of a boat using a yellow fender to protect from dock.

This innovative take on a fender is perfect for boaters who need quick, easy docking solutions. The Mission Sentry Fender locks into place with its own strap system and is contoured to fit smaller boats. No knots required. $79 | boatgear.­
Black and neon green satellite communicator for cell phones.

The compact, lightweight ACR Bivy Stick Satellite Communicator uses the Iridium satellite network to turn your cellphone into a satellite phone capable of two-way messaging, location sharing, and weather updates. $299.95 for the Bivy Stick plus $14.99–$59.99 per month for service |
Light blue and black 7x32 binoculars.

Endurance ED Marine 7x32 binoculars from Hawke Optics are compact, lightweight, and carefully crafted for the water. $329 |
Glow tape on the sides of a pontoon boat side door docked.

Harbor Mate’s Pontoon Boat Side Door Entry Ramp with Glow Tape increases accessibility for children, pets, and individuals with limited mobility. Other models available. $499.99 |
Red portable jump-starter

The Weego 70 Portable Jump-Starter delivers 700 cranking amps in only a 3.5-pound body, ideal for gasoline and smaller diesel engines. It’s also a portable charger and power source for 12-volt tools and accessories. BoatU.S. members receive 30% off your entire purchase. Use code TBMEM30 at checkout. $172.99 |
Tow multi-color portable navigation lights with magnetic mounting system.

Navisafe Navilight keeps you safe and in compliance if your navigation lights fail. Battery-operated, portable navigation lights are waterproof, float, and attach anywhere with a magnetic mounting system. White and tricolor lights available. $79.95–$89.95 (mounts sold separately) |


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Kelsey Bonham

Editorial Assistant, BoatUS Magazine

Kelsey is an editor and writer for BoatU.S. Magazine, covering everything from the environment to tech news, new media to personality profiles. A lifelong sailor, at 20 she refit her own boat top to bottom, then skippered the 30-footer down the ICW. She’s been a professional crew and instructor on boats up to 100 feet, written for several other boating magazines, and earned her 25-ton Master’s license in 2024.