It would be nice if you could fit an entire center console or express cruiser under the Christmas tree, but since space beneath the ornaments is always at a premium. Boat shoes and accessories are a much smarter choice. Here’s our look at this season’s hottest boat shoes and accessories for holiday gift-giving.
Swims Breeze Lace and Braided Lace
The fall collection from Swims adds new colors to the company’s line of Italian-style loafers built in weather-resistant style. Look for shades including deep red and navy, gray and white, and khaki with faded lemon.
Henri Lloyd Sailor Sock 5-Pack
Gentlemen of many persuasions—be they aficionados of Down East styling, classic teak or cloth sails—will appreciate this selection of seasonal sock designs from Henri Lloyd. The set comes in a branded box for gift-giving.
Helly Hansen Hydropower
Norway’s Helly Hansen says its Ahiga V3 Hydropower is a lightweight sneaker built for long days standing watch on deck. It has quick-dry mesh plus a siped HellyGrip rubber outsole, and comes in navy or gray.
Gill Floating Knit Beanie
Acrylic and polypropeline are the secret ingredients in this cold-weather hat from Gill. The hat is built to float so you can retrieve it should it accidentally blow off your head and into the drink. Available colors are gray and navy.
L.L. Bean Keen Newport H2 Sandals
Made from waterproof, quick-drying polyester, these Keen Newport H2 Sandals from L.L. Bean have straps lined with hydrophobic neoprene—which means they’re made to repel water instead of having it soak and rub against your skin.
Mustang Survival EP 3250 Ocean Racing Full Finger Glove
Mustang Survival builds these gloves for people who are doing real work on boats out in the elements. The materials are chosen to hold in warmth, prevent abrasion and let fingers grip objects in most weather conditions.
Sperry Jack Spade Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe
Classics never go out of style, and this shoe from Sperry is classic enough to be worn off the boat, onto shore and into just about any holiday party along the waterfront. The hand-sewn canvas uppers are a beautiful touch.
For more gift ideas, read the Best Christmas Gifts for Boaters 2017.