Off-the-Water Gift Ideas

Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 3:55PM

Are you in need of some last minute gifts or stocking stuffers for the boater in your life? Consider getting them something they can use at home! In today’s blog, we’re looking at a few off-the-water gift ideas that can be just as rewarding as water toys and boating gear.

Boat décor

For those who are dedicated to the boating lifestyle, gifts that let them show their passion off the water are always good. There are plenty of different boat themed décor pieces you can pick up for these types of boaters: “gone fishing” signs, pillows, or wall art pieces that depict the wide open sea are all ideas you can’t go wrong with.

For a festive seasonal touch, you can even pick up (or create) a nautical ornament as a one-of-a-kind present!

Books and magazines

Most boaters can’t get enough of the sport, even while off the water. Satisfy their urge to know and read about everything nautical by gifting them with books, magazines and literature related to their favorite pastime. You’d be surprised at just how many different novels, nonfiction books and magazines there are about different aspects of boating—from seafaring adventures to practical how-to’s and everything in between.


There’s a reason why calendars are such a classic go-to gift at this time of year. Present the boater in your life with a calendar related to their favorite aspect of boating. They will be able to enjoy breathtaking photos or artwork of boats, beaches or rolling seascapes.


A movie about anything boating or sea related will be likely to earn lots of appreciation for the boater in your life. It’s also a great way to pass time while weather, time or other factors keep them off the water!

Personalized gifts

A personalized gift is always special. This year, consider presenting the boater on your list with a personalized photo frame or mantel-top memento to remind them of their favorite boating adventures or memories throughout the year.

Fun basket

Speaking of personalized gifts, a personalized “fun” or gift basket may just be the perfect gift for the boater in your life this season. You can theme the basket any way you’d like! Because this is supposed to serve as something fun while off the water, you may want to fill it with things that can keep the “giftee” busy when they can’t be off boating. Favorite snacks, drinks, movies, magazines or books, games and other activities are all items you can conveniently pack into your personalized gift basket. Top it all off with some festive wrapping and you’re good to go for a gift that will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come.

The holiday season is a great time to reach out to loved ones with meaningful, personal gifts they can use and enjoy. What gifts are you giving this year? Let us know below!

Off-the-Water Gift Ideas

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