Last Minute Gift Ideas for Any Sailor on Your List
What do we want for Christmas here at Get Wet Sailing? You asked for it, and now you’ve got it. Here are our last minute gift ideas for any sailor on your list. From inflatable sailboats to the gear that we think should be on every Sailors Christmas List. Here We Go:
1. Adidas Climacool Boat Sleek Water Shoe
We’ve had our eye on these colorful kicks for some time. All the reviews are in and everyone likes the way the fit and feel. The holes in the bottom allow for water drainage. Pick your favorite color and check these out on Amazon. For more women’s boat shoes read our post here.
- Climacool provides 360-degree cooling for the entire foot
- Air mesh upper for maximum breathability
- Comfortable textile lining
- Stretchable heel insert for optimal fit
- NON MARKING rubber outsole
2. Velocitek ProStart
We’ve been wanting one for years. Now is the best time to buy with all of their upgraded features, this little gem has everything you want to know about what’s happening on the water. Monitor your speed second by second, find out what direction you’re heading and more. This Pro Start is an upgraded version of the Speed Puck since it includes GPS, which is a must for offshore sailing. More from Velocitek.
3. A New Hobie 16 Tramp
The tramp on our Hobie 16 is starting to fray on the edges and is washed out and peeling from sun exposure. It’s finally time for a replacement. Our friend Ben makes Hobie 16 tramps, along with other Hobie and Prindle tramps, righting lines, tramp covers and accessories. Here’s the link to his eBay store. Maybe if we ask nicely we can get a new one from him to put on our Hobie 16. The big question now is which color should we get? Grey, black, blue…I’m pushing for a blue.
4. A Dry Bag for any sailor and any size boat
These dry bags have been a lifesaver (literally) when we are on our boat. Although, we don’t recommend them as replacements for a life jacket, they have kept all of our stuff dry on those days when everything else gets wet. Phones, keys, any smaller/medium sized items you want to stay dry this is the best solution we’ve found. We like this brand because they offer all different sizes, colors and prices. Plus each purchase comes with a free waterproof phone case. It’s a win-win.
5. A Sailor’s “Go Bag”
Speaking of bags… we seem to go through our “go bags” really fast. Between being hung up in the garage for 6 months at a time and being thrown into the back of the truck a couple of times a week, our bags get a work out. Why do you need a go bag? What do we keep in our go bag? There are so many things, but just know that if you are a day sailor like us, we need a bag to carry all the essentials…extra line, sunscreen, locks, keys, towels, etc.
6. Helly Hansen Men’s Crew Midlayer Rain and Sailing Jacket
NauticExpo seems to give this offshore sailing jacket a good review so we want to too. Great color, especially if you need to be spotted on a stormy day in the ocean. Durable, practical, helps keep you warm and dry, sign me up. More Sailing Gear Here.
- 100% Polyester
- HELLYTECH PROTECTION (waterproof, breathable, windproof)
- Fleece lined collar and pockets, as well as an adjustable fit add extra protection from the cold
- 2 ply fabric construction, one hand adjustable hem, adjustable cuffs, Hand warmer pockets
- Quick-dry lined for comfort, Durable Water Repellency treatment (DWR) and Fully seam sealed to ensure full weather protection
2. SEAC Neoprene Scuba Boots with Side Zipper
For those sailors that just can’t stay away from the water, even when it’s cold these are perfect. It’s like a wetsuit for your feet. It will help keep your feet warm even when they are wet. These scuba boots can take you sailing in any season of the year.
Who doesn’t want a new boat for Christmas? I want this one because it’s so much fun. We had the incredible opportunity to test out this boat at the Annapolis Boat Show and it was one the best test drives we’ve ever had. It’s an inflatable sailboat so it’s easy to pack in the back of the car and so quick to set up. You can sail it alone or with one other adult/adolescent. This would be such a great gift for any sailor. Click here for our complete review of the TIWAL.
Merry Christmas Everyone! These last minute items might just make your sailor happy all year long. We hope you can take a minute to remember the true Spirit of Christmas and look forward to giving back as your best Christmas Gift.
Just looked at your wish list. I also am wishing for a Velocitek ProStart. I’ve been looking at speed puck for a couple of years, actually. They are expensive, and am wondering if it is worth the price. Have they had you do a review for them??Would like to know what you think. Thanks!
I like those Zhik 260 Boots. Do you know if they hold up for more than one season? Do they have a Dry Suit to go with it?