It’s that time of year again…everyone is making their list and checking it twice. And we suspect there are a few boaters on your list.

If you need some inspiration for some gift ideas for boaters, keep reading. Of course, we are duty bound to also suggest a great gift idea is a gift certification…from Lynnhaven Marine! Your boat-owning giftee would probably love and certainly appreciate a gift card to apply towards a service appointment, oil change, gas fill-up or any other boating expense in the upcoming year.

But if you’d rather give them something you can wrap in pretty paper with ribbons, then here are some gift ideas for boaters….

  1. The Yeti Rambler Mug.  You’ve probably seen a Yeti brand cooler or carrier aboard someone’s boat. They are well-made, designed for hardy outdoor use and popular. Yeti also makes these excellent mugs, said to keep coffee warm for at least 30 minutes!  And the extra-large size, combined with the oversized handles, makes them equally useful for serving soups, stews and even the end of the day cocktail (yes, they keep cold things cold as well). Rugged and well-made, they should last a lifetime. About $25, on Amazon.
  2. Juuma Premium Charcoal Grill.   Designed to use on boats, this good-looking steel grill has 160 sq. inches of cooking surface and is made with 300 series marine grade stainless steel. Comes fully assembled, folds up for storage when not in use.  Use with charcoal ($140) or propane ($163). Available from Amazon.
  3. Rechargeable LED Flashlight.  Every boater needs a good handy flashlight. This one, from BYB Light, is rechargeable and waterproof, perfect for the boat. Bright LED bulb produces 800 lumen output. And there’s a charging indicator to tell you when it’s running low on juice!  About $20, from Amazon.
  4. Boat Bling Sauce Detailing.  Sounds delicious, right? Wrong. These bottles of Bling Sauce are meant for cleaning a boat down to its nubs! These biodegradable  detailing products were designed by boaters, for boaters. The Hot Sauce hard water spot remover with high gloss wax sealants, or the Vinyl Sauce vinyl and leather upholstery cleaner or the Condition Sauce moisterizing conditioner with UV protection…well, you get the idea. Several different sauces to choose from, and they can be combined in handy sets for gift giving. Bottles are priced from $19.95 up, available at Amazon.
  5. Maintenance Kit.  Every boat needs a good washdown from time to time, and the Shurhold Intermediate Maintenance Kit is a great set of tools. It includes the six-foot telescoping handle fitted with the Shur-Lok quick release system to quickly snap on a bunch of cleaning tools: deck bush, curved adaptor, chamois mop head and much more. $118 at Amazon.
  6. Waterproof Phone Pouch.  Everyone has a phone and everyone needs a good, waterproof place to store their phone on a boat. MPow offers its Universal Phone Pouch in a set of four waterproof clear plastic bags that will hold any smart phone up to 6.8” diagonal.  These sturdy protective bags not only keep your phone dry onboard, but the clear plastic allows you to snap photos, or work the phone, and it’s even usable down to a depth of 100 feet for underwater snapshots. $12.99 for four on Amazon.