When shopping for a gift for someone who owns a boat, a whole world of possibilities opens up. If they own a boat, you can be sure that they try to get as much use out of it as possible. If you want to give someone who owns a boat a unique gift they’ll truly appreciate and use, look no further. These gift suggestions for any budget include practical items for every water lover on your list.
Waterproof Action Camera
GoPro® carries a line of waterproof action cameras for beautiful pictures or videos of every adventure on the water. High resolution, crisp images, and video stabilization will impress the recipient and ensure none of their experiences are forgotten. Look for options with built-in image stabilization for the best pictures.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This is an appropriate gift no matter what size boat someone owns. If they’re taking out their powerboat for the day, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker will amplify music so it can be heard above the engine’s sound. If someone is simply out drifting in a canoe or on a pontoon boat with friends, a portable speaker ensures everyone can enjoy the music from their phone or MP. A waterproof speaker that floats means no worries about mishaps, just great tunes.
Boat Engine Heater
If you love being on the water, you want to prolong the boating season as long as possible. A surprisingly affordable gift that can keep boaters on the water for a few months longer every year is a boat engine heater. The heater keeps the temperature in the engine compartment and around water lines at a safe 40 to 50 degrees even when the weather’s a bit frosty.
This gift is for those boaters who go out on the water primarily to fish. A fish finder is basically a GPS for finding marine animals. If you know someone who lives for their next catch, this is a gift that will add joy to every fishing weekend and end hours of frustration wondering why nothing is biting.
Portable Solar Charger
If you’re out for the day or weekend on a boat, a portable solar charger for your cell phone or tablet is an easy way to conserve electrical power. It can also be a life-saving backup if your battery unexpectedly drains. Gifting someone a solar charger is also an excellent idea for anyone with a kayak or canoe, so they have a way to charge up and stay in contact while they’re out paddling.
High-end, polarized sunglasses protect the eyes from UV rays, enhance natural light, and reduce glare. The glare off of water is notorious for temporarily blinding boaters to potential obstacles. It contributes to everything from headaches to eye damage. A pair of stylish, sport-style polarized sunglasses will be appreciated by any boat owner. Add a nice cord to keep them in place around the wearer’s neck to top it off.
Skip the impulse to buy another cutesy gift for the boat lover in your life and opt for one of the practical suggestions here. The recipient will think of you every time they use your gift to enhance their enjoyment of the boating life.