The holidays are just around the corner. Stumped on what to give the sailor in your life this holiday season? Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite nautical gifts for him and her that will come in handy on their next sailing holiday. From classic knit jumpers to fun gadgets, here’s some inspiration for your holiday shopping.
Nautical gifts for him and her
Sometimes the boat radio just doesn’t do the trick. Help your sailor bring the party outside with a set of waterproof portable speakers. There’s a wide range of portable speakers on the market with prices as low as 10€ and as high as 500€ or more. We like something simple that provides high quality sound like iLuv MobiCup, which fits conveniently in most cup holders.
We love the nautical inspired patterns found on Waterlust leggings, but the best part about this purpose-driven brand is that their activewear and accessories are made from recycled plastic bottles and bags. Choose from a selection of great patterned shorts and leggings that are quick drying and anti-microbial. They are great for exploring the sea, shore and land whether you’re hiking, swimming, snorkelling, lounging or practicing yoga aboard the ship.
In addition to some fantastic knit jumpers, Saint James also makes more modern nautically inspired clothing, like this men’s striped hoodie, which will sure to keep your sailor warm on the breezy evenings. Saint James also has great lines of women and kids clothing and accessories so you can get something from the whole family.
You can also find more great nautical fashion gift ideas in our guide here.
Inflatable Paddle Board
Has your loved one caught on to the paddle board trend? If so, they’ll love this addition to their boat gear: an inflatable stand up paddle board. Glide on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, practice yoga and discover the coastline on a paddle board that easily fits on aboard even the smallest of boats. Choose from several incredible brands that make lightweight, sturdy and foldable paddle boards for your loved one this season.
When sailing in colder climates or towards the end of summer, it’s best to be prepared. Touchscreen gloves are an ideal gift for sailors (and everyone else on your holiday shopping list). Winter touchscreen gloves, like the ones created by Glider Gloves will be the perfect addition to your sailor’s holiday luggage.
A wind meter for smart phones
For sailors interested in the newest technology for their smart phones, why not get them a portable wind meter, like those by Vaavud. The company initially created their app for the kitesurfing and windsurfing community so that they could share wind information from remote surf spots. Today, the app and portable wind meter devices are used and loved by paragliders, scientists, farmers and, of course, sailors.
Must have solar charger
A day at sea often means a day without a phone charger. If they don’t have one already, a solar phone charger, like this one by Little Sun, is a great gadget for sailing. The best part about buying a charger from Little Sun as that with each purchase, you’re supporting projects that support local jobs and aim to make electricity affordable for everyone.
The Ultimate Gift
This holiday season, why not give your loved one the ultimate present- the gift of sailing? If your significant other, friend or family member plans to go sailing on a chartered yacht next year, they’ll be thrilled to receive a Zizoo boat voucher. The best part about buying a Zizoo boat voucher this holiday season is that you’ll only pay half the price on select voucher values. Here’s how the deal works:
- Purchase a €100 voucher valid on boat bookings valued over €1,000 and pay only €50
- Purchase a €200 voucher valid on boat bookings €2,000 and pay only €100
- Purchase a €400 voucher valid on boat bookings valued over €3,000 and pay only €200
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our holiday boat vouchers.
You can find more inspiration for nautical gifts for him and her in our previous magazine articles.
For even more holiday fun, check out our deals for your next sailing adventure.