Stuck for ideas? Take a look at our Christmas gift guide and see our suggestions for family, friends and the boaters in your life.
Whether your loved ones like sailing, travelling, cooking, gadgets they can use on their boat or want to be warm and look stylish on a yacht, we have plenty of gift ideas for this Christmas.
Bluenose Starter Boat Kit: Build Your Own Wooden Model Ship £20.71
For those who’ve always dreamt of building their own boat! They’ll love to practise on this model boat kit, which comes with a pre-formed hull. Find out more here.
Musto Women’s BR1 Coastal Jacket £199
This stylish windproof and waterproof jacket is perfect for an entry level sailor. The cuffs are designed to keep water out and the fleece-lined pockets and collar keep hands and neck warm. There’s also a pocket for sunglasses which has a wipe on an elastic cord to keep them clean at all times. It also boasts a hood to keep warm and protect from the rain. Buy it here.
Elliot Brown Canford Watch £450
Stylish, sturdy and classic, this is the perfect watch for those take sailing seriously. The Canford has to go through some thorough tests before is deemed worthy of its name: each one of them is put in water and pressurised to 200m, it even gets smashed a few times with a 3kg pendulum hammer to test the bespoke shock absorbing movement housing that cradles the Swiss movement. A neat internal rotating timing bezel and micro extending solid 316L stainless bracelet seal the deal. A gift for that very special person in your life. Buy it here.
PORTAJOY Bluetooth Speaker by Speedlink £64.99
Take music with you wherever you sail! This portable wireless Bluetooth, NFC and cable speaker can be connected to almost any device and its battery time lasts a whopping 25 hours. It can be charged via its mini USB speaker, but also comes with additional charging and audio cables. The included leather strap makes it easy to carry around and the volume power and sound quality are excellent. What’s more you can choose your music tracks by simply tapping on its sensor-touch controls, as well as by selecting them via your media library. Click here for more information. Available from Amazon.
The Saltwater Kitchen Cookbook by Louise Searle and Hayley Spurway £17.99
A cookbook packed with traditional Cornish recipes, a guide with tips on travelling around Cornwall and enjoying the local lifestyle: The Saltwater Kitchen Cookbook is three books in one for a veritable regional experience. The perfect gift for sailors and travellers who love cooking with fresh, local produce. You can buy the book online here.
Mersey Ferries Vouchers £39
Available to redeem on sailing trips throughout 2016, these vouchers include cruises on Sir Peter Blake’s Dazzle Ferry, Everybody Razzle Dazzle, with its colourful take on First World War dazzle camouflage. Cruises depart from Liverpool, Wirral and Salford Quays, from where passengers are treated to a six-hour, 35-mile cruise along one of Britain’s most historic and grand waterways. The excursions take in some of the North West’s most stunning scenery and dramatic architecture. Fascinating commentary will tell the story of how this magnificent canal shaped the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, as passengers journey through locks and bridges constructed more than 100 years ago. Vouchers can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 0151 330 1444 or at any Mersey Ferry terminal.
Thomas Pink Kirkby Spot Scarf in Navy £69
Made in pure linen in Italy, this elegant scarf makes the perfect Christmas gift for a classy man. Find out more here.
Gill Navigator Bag in Dark Grey £49
Gill’s luggage has been created with sailors in mind. The clever design offers an array of solutions for those who love sailing, whether that’s on a round the world race or cruise along the canal. The bags are sturdy and practical, with wet/dry segregation and room for carrying footwear. They are also very stylish, lightweight and tough in all types of weather. Visit Gill Marine for gift ideas.
Papier Sailboat Stationery from £10.90
It may seem old fashioned in our digital era, but sending handwritten notes is a thoughtful, very chic gesture.
We simply love this personalised set by Papier which features a drawing of one of our favourite things: a boat of course! Visit Papier for more information.
Henri Lloyd Valencia Leather Deck Shoes £90
Sturdy, comfortable, classic and practical: the perfect gift for a boater. Buy them here.
Canopy & Stars Gift Cards from £50
Canopy & Stars specialise in quirky and unique accommodation. From boats and hotels, to cottages, shepherd’s huts, yurts, treehouses and disused trains, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Why not give your loved one a Canopy & Stars gift card this Christmas and make this present all about experiences and memories you can share together. To purchase a gift card or for more information click here.
A subscription to your favourite magazines
Buy the boater in your life a subscription to his or her favourite magazine and look after your pennies by saving up to 36% on Motor Boat and Yachting, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Yachting World and 26% on Superyacht World. The offer ends on 31 December 2015. Subscribe here.
Gill Competition Boots £55
These classic waterproof Competition Boots by Gill are designed to keep out water and have a firm and reliable grip in wet and slippery conditions. Ideal for races. Buy them here.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Scrub £13
It may have been created with gardeners in mind but this hand scrub is brilliant at lifting off dirt whilst soothing thanks to its pumice and botanical formula. Perfect to keep on the boat when needed and an excellent stocking filler for the hands-on boater. Buy it here.
Thomas Pink Hawthorne Jumper £99
Giving or receiving a beautifully crafted jumper is a Christmas tradition. This classic V neck by Thomas Pink is made of merino wool for warmth and softness. Buy it here.
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