Who knew shopping for sailing gifts on a budget could be so much fun. We found some awesome sailing presents for under $50. If you’re still stuck for ideas after reading this post, check out these 5 homemade gifts for sailors or our LONG list of 60 boat boating gifts.
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A seamless UV buff that can be worn a variety of ways to protect you from the sun.
Good Old Boat is the “sailing magazine for the rest of us,” and a gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Written for hands-on sailboat owners the magazine is full of great DIY projects, refits, tips for keeping sailing affordable, and boat reviews.
If you’re looking for sailing gifts to keep your loved ones safe, check out this LED water-activated C-Strobe. It attaches to a PFD as a personal distress light and is USCG/SOLAS approved with an impact resistant case.
This lightweight, stainless steel, go anywhere adventure flask fits easily into the pocket of your foulies. Pair it with a bottle of rum and you’ll have a couple of sailing gifts to stuff in a stocking.
Keep your fingers warm on cooler days with these gloves that offer improved dexterity and a snug fit.
Weighing as little as a can of clam chowder, the Anker PowerCore 20100 will recharge your iPhone 8 almost seven times or the Galaxy S8 five times. Keep your electronics topped up and stay on the water longer.
Fill your pockets with these yummy little ginger chews to ward off seasickness (or just because they’re delicious!)
Set a festive mood with the Luci Color Inflatable Solar Lantern by choosing between eight colors (or cycling through them at once!) Waterproof, lightweight, compact, and completely solar, they’re a beautiful way to decorate your boat.
Bring your tunes from the beach to your boat to your SUP. This robust stainless steel speaker is corrosion resistant and waterproof. It fits in the palm of your hand, making it easy to bring wherever your next adventure takes you.
These wine tumblers are perfect for sun-downers and their double-wall vacuum insulated interior will keep your beverages at the perfect temperature for longer. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, you wont have to worry about dents and drops on the boat.
Fiona McGlynn is an award-winning boating writer who created Waterborne as a place to learn about living aboard and traveling the world by sailboat. She has written for boating magazines including BoatUS, SAIL, Cruising World, and Good Old Boat. She’s also a contributing editor at Good Old Boat and BoatUS Magazine. In 2017, Fiona and her husband completed a 3-year, 13,000-mile voyage from Vancouver to Mexico to Australia on their 35-foot sailboat.