Seas and greetings! The holiday shopping season is well underway, and for those shopping for a boater, this year’s gift guide has the holidays covered. Here’s a look at great gifts that will put the “happy” in happy holidays for water lovers.

Gift Ideas Under $25

Gill Racing Hat For Boaters

Gill Race Hat $25

The Gill Race Hat will help any sailor keep their eyes on the prize. 

Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler $24

With this unique suction cup design, a rocking boat is no longer a problem for beverages. And for every product sold, Toadfish Outfitters will replant 10 sqft of new oyster beds to help clean coastal waters.

Stocking Stuffer! Trash Trapper $14

The Trash Trapper, a reusable, marine-grade mesh trash bag, mounts easily and stays put at full throttle. Eliminate the worry of clutter blowing overboard.

Trash Trappers Eco-Friendly Reusable Trash Bags for Boats

Gift Ideas Under $50

Navy Anchor Stocking by Sea Bags $50

Sea Bags sells beautiful, sea-inspired totes and accessories--all made in Maine from recycled sails. This year’s holiday collection has a delightful line of holiday stockings designed with a nautical touch!

Columbia PFG Terminal Tackle™ Long Sleeve Shirt $35

The Columbia PFG Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt features quick-drying fabric and UPF 50 sun protection. 

Luxury Gifts to Impress

YETI Tundra Haul Cooler $399

YETI coolers are built for bringing on the boat. The Tundra Haul is available in several colors and is sized to hold 45 cans. Its empty weight is 37 pounds. 

Waterproof Pretty Puffer Vest by Pretty Rugged $160

This vest, designed with boaters in mind, makes the desire to stay warm and dry, fashionable. Pretty Rugged's waterproof, windproof RuggedTex™ fabric is soft and supple, so this year, give the boater in your life the gift of stylish warmth and comfort. 

Best Sunglasses For Boaters Environmentally Friendly Ocean Cleanup

WATERHAUL Sunglasses for Men and Women $125

The WATERHAUL Fitzroy and Kynance sunglasses are made from 100% recycled fishing nets intercepted from the ocean, and the polarized Barberini mineral-glass lenses offer complete recyclability and UVA/UVB 400 protection. 

Lastly, boaters always need supplies, so a gift card to their favorite store for gear is a no-brainer, and anything customized with a boat name is sure to please. Happy shopping!

Editor's Note: this gift guide was originally published in November 2019 and was last updated in December 2020.

Written by: Jennifer Burkett
Jenny is an avid boater who has worked in the marine industry for years. She developed a fondness for trawlers during her tenure at Kadey-Krogen Yachts and has an affinity for life-on-the-water, contributing articles regularly to Boat Trader, YachtWorld and Originally from Chicago, she made her way to Maryland to escape the bone-chilling winter temperatures of the Midwest and to be close to the coastline. She's made Kent Island her home—a location that makes enjoying the Chesapeake Bay a part of her daily life.