A collection of the best boating and nautical themed gifts available on the web for boaters

best_boating_giftsIf you are looking for the perfect gift for someone that loves fishing, boating or spending on the water, a boat or nautical themed gift will be useful and appreciated.

From personalized boat gifts to high tech boating gadgets, there are lots of options for unique and creative boating gifts when shopping online.

Whether searching for holiday gifts this Christmas season or just looking for a gift for your favorite boater, here are some of the best boat or nautical themed gifts available online.

Boat Gift GuideBoat Gift Guide

Shop our new Boat Gift Guide and browse products in an appealing “Pinterest” style format.

Because there are many ways you may want to shop – by recipient, price or even a specific type of present (like Christmas stocking stuffers) we put together several gift guides you can shop for boating & nautical gift ideas.

boater shopBoater Shop

Shop our picks for the best products for your boating lifestyle. We’ve put together a great collection of top marine businesses offering boating product and services for you to choose from! So whether you are looking for that perfect gift for a boater, or need new boat gear, we’ve got your boating lifestyle covered.

The Boater Shop is organized in a catalog style with boating categories for your boating lifestyle.

holiday gift ideasCreative Boat Gift Ideas

From the latest boating tech gadgets to boat accessories that make life easier or more fun on the water, every boater appreciates thoughtful and creative boat gifts. These cool and unique boating themed gift ideas are perfect for holiday gifts or any special gift occasion for a boater. Check out these creative ideas for nautical inspired gifts that are sure to please your boating friends or family… or you!

christmas ornaments boatersBoat Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fun, boat-themed Christmas tree ornaments will help make their holidays more festive and remind boaters of good times on the water. These one-of-a-kind Christmas boat ornaments make a great host gift or stocking stuffer for a Captain or First Mate.

Nautical Letter Clothes and Gifts

The colorful Nautical Flags that are used in boating each stand for a “letter” and are a great way to spell out “Crew”, “Captain” or “First Mate”. These shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve or tanks), caps, bags, mugs and more are perfect creative gifts for all boaters – power or sail! Shirts as low as $19.99.

Waterproof and Floating iPhone and iPad Cases
For boaters that like to have their iPhone or iPad devices on board (for pictures, texting, or even using apps for navigation) these cases are a great idea to protect your devices in case you drop them in the water! Includes cost comparison between West Marine and Amazon for different models.

Boating Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Boaters
These smaller or inexpensive boat themed ideas are perfect for add-on stocking stuffers for the boater on your Christmas shopping list. From handy boat gear to fun nautical themed gifts, check out these stocking stuffer ideas.


Personalized Boating Gifts

Let’s face it – every boater loves personalized things… especially if it’s personalized with their boat name or favorite boating destination. But it’s not always easy to search the web for cool boating or nautical themed gifts. So if you are looking for a boating gift for a boater – or maybe for yourself – here is a list of some of the best personalized boating gifts found on the web.

Technology for Marine GPS navigation is always evolving. The latest tech gadgets for handheld or dash mount GPS devices make a great gift for the boater enthusiast. Check out the latest marine electronics for navigation – for replacements or an upgrade gifts.


Marine Fishfinder Gifts
Your favorite angler may appreciate a little assistance reeling in the catch of the day. New sounder designs in marine fishfinders feature excellent shallow-water performance with alarms for fish size, shallow water or deep water. They can even provide wide viewing angle lets you see fish even off the sides of the boat. With inexpensive grayscale or premium full color units, there are many price point options for marine fishfinder gifts for boaters.


Boating and Nautical Decor Gifts
Decorating your house or boat with a nautical inspired flair – such as anchors, ship’s wheels or nautical flags – is a great way for a boater to demonstrate their passion for boating. Check out these boating and nautical decor gift ideas.


Boating Book Gifts
Adding to a boater’s library of boating resources is always an appreciated gift – especially for relatively new boaters. There are endless options for boating books as gifts, including: learning how to boat, boat maintenance, seamanship, buying a boat, living aboard a boat, navigation books, family boating books and more.


Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor Bean Bag Chair in Nautical Navy Blue
Indoor or Outdoor Bean Bag Chair in Sunbrella fabric – very tolerant of UV rays and heat. $109.95 on Amazon.

Still not sure what gift to get? A gift card from Amazon can be delivered via email in any amount and can make a great gift for any boater (or anyone)! Shop Amazon’s Gift Cards – Perfect Anytime

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Diane Seltzer

Founder & Editor at My Boat Life
Diane is the founder of MyBoatLife.com as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids BoaterKids.com. She is also active in the boating industry, serving as the marketing director for a marine sunshade product, SureShade, and founder of Marine Marketing Tools, a collaborative site for sharing marine marketing best practices. Diane is also the author of the children's book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

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