10 Fun and Easy Gift Ideas for Boaters

Even though your favorite boater might be stuck on dry land for the winter, boating life is always at the top of their mind. So while they’re off browsing boats for sale, or even wondering how to sell a boat and upgrade to a new one, you can be quietly shopping off our quick and easy gift ideas for boaters that’ll spark joy this holiday season.


Dry bags

Dry Pak Three-Pack

Coming in a range of sizes, thicknesses and colors, dry bags can protect anything from phones and wallets to clothes and towels. Choose one or a set of mixed sizes to give your boater the gift of at least a few dry things on deck in rough waters. We love this Dry Pak Pouch three-piece set—a great stocking stuffer that’ll protect keys, wallet, and smartphone for starters.


Detail towels

Babe’s Boat Care – Extreme Performance Towels

There’s nothing better than a fresh set of detailing towels when kicking off a season. This four-pack from Babe’s features commercial-grade microfiber towels, sized 15″ x 15,” that will yield the greatest shine.


Fishing knives

AFTCO – X BÖKER Flex Fillet Knife Set

These knives are great gift ideas for boaters. 8 out of 10 boaters are also fishers; the other two wish they were. So knives are going to be a hit. A fisherman can never have too many of them. This two-piece fillet knife set from AFTCO – X BÖKER features premium blades suitable to process gamefish of all sizes.

Newly tuned up twin Yamaha 300 boat engines on the back of a fishing boat
We promise there are always new and different gift ideas for the boater who you think has everything.

Reusable trash bag

Camco Marine Collapsible Container

There never seems to be a good place to stow your trash onboard a boat. Boat-sized and reusable, this collapsible container from Camco is mid-sized to collect the day’s waste in one place, but collapses down flat to be easily stowable.



First-Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Sportsman 200 First Aid Kit

Specifically designed for sporting activities like fishing, this mid-range kit from Adventure Medical Sportsman can mean the difference between Best Day Ever and a shortened trip back home.



Hardside cooler

Igloo White 42-Can Marine Quantum Cooler with Wheels

Cooler technology has gotten so good, they can keep ice cubes frozen all day. Imagine how cold the drinks will be! This Igloo 42-Can Cooler is great to transport food and beverage to and from the boat, seamlessly integrates into your boat’s interior, and is rugged and easy to clean.

Gift Ideas for Boaters
Hardside coolers are rugged and look good but also provide the best insulation, keeping food and drinks cold for days.

Drink Holder with Coozie

Sea Choice Chrome-Plated Drink Holder

While we’re talking about coolers, what about a place to hold that drink once they’ve cracked it open? For a fun stocking stuffer, this Sea Choice drink holder comes with its own anchor-branded foam insulator. Made of chrome-plated brass, your boater can mount it in their favorite place to relax and enjoy cold bevvies for years to come.


Floating Keychain

Yamaha Marine Floating Keychain

Looking for another little extra to throw in their stocking? A floating keychain always comes to good use. We like this bright red Yamaha floating keychain. It’ll certainly be easy to spot if it ends up in the water!


Waterproof Speaker

DryCASE Dry Vibes 2.0 Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Tunes are a boating essential, and this is DryCASE’s new iteration of their popular, bass-booming waterproof speaker. And it floats! Coming with multiple mounts, this speaker can be the gift that really surprises, and they don’t have to wait until boating season to use it.

Gift Ideas for Boaters
A compass is a boater’s purest navigation tool. IMAGE – boat captain/driver or really anyone looking at a compass in hand

Gift Card

PartsVu Gift Card

Whether you’re still just not sure what to buy, or you want to add just one more gift, a gift card from PartsVu is the answer. Choose an increment from $10 to $500, and let them choose from thousands of boating parts and accessories.