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The holiday season has begun, which means it’s time to find gifts for the loved ones in your life. If you have family or friends who love spending time on the water, get them the perfect gifts for their next boating excursions. From anglers and sailors to casual day cruisers, Boatline is breaking down holiday gift ideas for every type of boater.

Holiday Gifts for the Avid Angler

The angler will spend their time on the water, from sunrise to sunset, waiting for a big catch.

Smart Fish Finder

Take someone’s fishing tech to the next level with a smart fish finder. The Garmin Striker 4 Portable fishfinder has high-sensitivity GPS and CHIRP sonar to provide clear sonar images. Its convenient portable case is perfect for fishing on a boat of any size.


Tackle Bag

Send the angler in your life off in style with a dapper tackle bag, such as this leather bag from Wild River. This bag has handy pockets to hold everything someone needs for a day on the water, including a built-in LED light system.

For someone who enjoys saltwater fishing, consider this DORADA Fishing Tackle Bag that’s also saltwater resistant.


 Fishing Caddy Bucket

The Fishing Caddy is the ultimate gift for anyone who spends long hours on the water. Their popular caddy system features a caddy with a dual rod holder attachment, LED light attachment, detachable cup holder, and padded swivel seat.


Digital Fish Scale

Next time your favorite fisherman reels in a big one, make sure they can weigh it right on the spot with a digital scale. Rapala scales range from 15 to 100 pounds and showcase a digital reading once the fish is secured to the gripper.


Kids Fishing Kit

Fishing is a great activity for the whole family. Let your little one cast a line on the water with you by giving them their own gear. The ODDSPRO Kids Fishing kit includes a reel and tackle box.


Holiday Gifts for the Chill Cruiser

If your boating friends and family are cruisers, they like to unwind on the water. They mainly use their boat for relaxation or to party.

Float Chair

Let your boating friends or family take their relaxation from the deck of their boat into the water with a float chair. This Frontgate Floating Mesh Pool Chair is more stable than a body-length pool float and allows them to sit upright.


Floating Cooler

Keep sipping in the water with an inflatable floating cooler. The Bestway Hydro-Force cooler has four cup holders and keeps drinks both cold and afloat.


Docktail Boat Bar

Chill cruisers don’t miss a chance to throw a party on their powerboat. Help them host their next boat party with the gift of a Docktail Bar. Docktail makes boat tables with holders for cups and beverages that attach to a rod holder or table base.


Boat Grill

If their boat isn’t equipped with a grill, buy one as a gift. Portable grills, such as this Cuisinart grill that’s been modified for a pontoon boat, can mount right to their vessel so they can grill up burgers, hot dogs, and more anytime they’re on the water.


Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Whether they’re going on a relaxing ride around the lake, or hosting friends and family for an on-the-water get-together, the chill cruiser in your life is sure to want some tunes for their boating trip. A waterproof bluetooth speaker, such as the popular MEGABOOM 3 is water, dust, and drop proof, while providing a quality sound.


Holiday Gifts for the Boating Family

The boating family loves taking all generations, and even the dog, out on the water.

Floating Waterpad

While the boating family loves spending time on their boat, give them a place to relax on the water with a giant floating mat. Both parents and kids alike will have room to unwind on a foam floating mat. Rubber Dockie mats range in size from 9×6 feet to 18-feet wide.


Full Face Snorkel Mask

Let the boaters in your life get a glimpse into what’s below the surface of the water with a full-face snorkel mask. All ages will love being able to spot fish and other aquatic life when they take a dip in the water. The OCEAN REEF Aria QR+ comes in a variety of colors.

full face snorkel

Boat Ramp for Dogs

It’s not uncommon for the boating family to bring their four-legged friend out for a day on the water too. Make sure fido is equipped for boating life with the gift of a dog boat ramp. This portable, floatable, inflatable boat ramp makes it easy for their pet to get onto the boat from the water and is easy to carry.

dog boat ramp

Insulated Lunch Bag

Boating with kids means you’ll need plenty of snacks when you’re far from the dock. Make sure your loved ones are ready to feed their hungry family by buying them an insulated lunch bag. This Yeti Lunch Bag is durable, water resistant, and will keep warm foods warm and cold foods cold.

Yeti lunch bag

Boat Club Membership

If you know a family who loves spending time on the water, but doesn’t have a vessel of their own, consider gifting them a boat club membership. Boat clubs allow members to reserve an array of vessels to take out at their leisure. This is a great way for someone to experience different types of boats without having to commit yet. To learn more about the benefits of a boat club membership, read our previous article.

Holiday Gifts for the Thrill Seeker

Thrill seekers are known for making a splash on the water and are always searching for the best boating accessory to do so.


Waterskiing has been a popular watersport for decades. If the aquatic thrill seeker in your life doesn’t have waterskis yet, make sure they get them this holiday season. Connelly waterskis come in a variety of styles that are perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.

Image: Connelly Waterski


Watch someone in your life catch big air while on the water with a hydrofoil. The Hover Glide FWake V4 from Slingshot Sports is a great package for beginners who are ready to fly.


Towable Tube

Take the thrills down a notch with a towable inner tube. Perfect for kids, these tubes let riders glide across the water and even make a splash as you go over some of the boat’s wakes. WOW Watersports manufacturers towable tubes for one to eight riders with fun, flashy designs.

inner tube

PWC Bluetooth Speakers

Let the thrill seeker in your life enjoy some tunes when they’re zipping across the water with a pair of bluetooth speakers. Yamaha’s Waverunner speakers are waterproof and connect with bluetooth for 15-plus hours of playtime. These mount right onto a personal watercraft, but don’t worry about these falling into the water because they also float.

Waverunner speakers

Hatch-Mounted Storage Pouch

Another great accessory for a personal watercraft rider is this hatch-mounted storage pouch. These attach to the top of a PWC, between the handlebars, and feature a transparent window so they can see their phone screen.

hatch-mounted storage pouch

Holiday Gifts for the Savvy Sailor

The sailor takes great pride in their vessel and the art of sailing.

Boat Portrait

Get the sailor in your life something they can showcase, either at home or on their sailboat. BoatScapes, a creator on Etsy, paints custom boat portraits if you supply a photo of the vessel.

Custom Captain Hat

If your loved one has a sailboat, they’re the captain of their vessel. Make it official with a custom captain hat with their name on it.

custom captain hat


When they aren’t raising the sails of their boat, give the sailor in your life a place to relax. An ENO hammock can fit one or two people and offers a great way to kick back and take in the waterfront scenery.

Solar Charger

Sailors often spend hours, and even days, on the water. A solar-powered charger is a fantastic, energy-efficient tool for charging all of their devices.

solar power charger

Sailor’s Box Subscription

Sailor’s Box is the world’s only sailing and boating subscription box. Every three months, the recipient will receive the latest boating and nautical products from some of the top brands in the industry. This is the perfect gift for a sailor who loves the latest gadgets, accessories, and books.

Sailors Box

This holiday season, treat every type of boater in your life to a gift they’ll truly love. If you’re looking for something to really wow them, give them the gift of a new boat by browsing the nationwide online marketplace at


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Arielle Patterson
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