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The Best Gifts for Boaters

Sat, Dec 05, 2015 at 3:55PM

As you wonder what to get for the boaters on your list this holiday season, keep one thing in mind—often, the best gifts for boaters are the ones you can’t find in a store! Read on for a few of our favorite meaningful gifts for the boater in your life.

Your company on the water

Has it been a while since you accompanied your friend or family member on the water? We understand—it’s not always easy to make time for the excursions and activities we want to do together. This holiday season is the perfect time to clear your schedule and enjoy a day out on the water with a loved one. You’ll both be glad you did, and you will be making memories that last a lifetime.

Help with maintenance and cleaning

Some boat enthusiasts truly do love the process of cleaning and caring for their boat—but we know not everyone is this way! As a kind and practical gift, offer your time and help in cleaning, maintaining or repairing a friend or family member’s boat. They will surely appreciate the help… and the sooner you do, the sooner you both can enjoy an afternoon cruise to a new destination.

A one-of-a-kind experience

Many boaters are also adventurers by nature. If you know a free-spirited boater or outdoorsman who will try just about anything, the best gift you can give them might a be a one-of-a-kind experience the two of you can share. This can be anything, from skydiving to a hot air balloon ride and just about anything else you can think of on land, sea or sky!

A personalized getaway

For close loved ones, a personalized getaway for the two of you (or for the whole family) can be the gift of a lifetime. What makes this a special gift isn’t just the luxury or excitement of heading to a new destination—which, we admit, is a bonus in itself—but the time and care you put into planning a personalized trip. The destination can be somewhere unique and exotic or charming and close to home—the important thing is that you’re going together!

And of course, along the way, make plenty of time for special stops and activities you can enjoy together.

Dinner on board

Food is one of those universal gifts you just can’t go wrong with—and homemade dishes are extra special. Surprise the boater in your life with a gourmet, handmade dinner the two of you can enjoy on board. Depending on your boat’s cooking capabilities, of course, you may have to do most or all of the prep on dry land—but once you set off, you’ll be sure to enjoy a private dinner unparalleled by anything you can buy at a restaurant. It’s the personal touch that makes this gift so unique and meaningful.

What gifts are you planning to give—or hoping to receive—this holiday season? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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