Finding the best gifts for the yachtsmen in your life can be a challenge. Check out part 1 from last week and continue below for part 2 so you’re prepared to be the best gift-giver in your family this holiday season! Make sure to check out our boutique for Magnum Marine gifts this Christmas as well.
30. Nautical wall maps
Leave a framed nautical wall map under the Christmas tree and then sit back and bask in the joy it brings. You can check out collectors’ websites and bag an interesting and original historical piece.
31. Personalised photo calendar
Treat your nearest and dearest to a yachting trip every day of the year with a calendar made with their own yachting photos.
32. Good-quality rum or wine
No yachtsmen will say no to quality rum, wine or champagne.
Make a yachtsman happy with some stylish jewellery, an original brooch or pendant with nautical features.
34. Leisure wear for yachtsmen
Yachting apparel has an original style and is well made. A Breton striped T-shirt will always go down well. Look for a T-shirt, skirt or scarf with boats or anchors.
35. ABC snorkel set
Snorkelling is an essential part of every yachting holiday. Good-quality equipment will come in useful when checking the hull or tying up ropes. The mask must fit well, so it’s probably a good idea to subtly get the future owner involved when choosing.
36. Ultra-thin neoprene
Ultra-thin neoprene shorts cling like a second skin. They maintain body temperature and comfort while snorkelling or paddleboarding.
37. Outdoor digital camera and waterproof case
The colourful world under the waves is definitely worth capturing on film. If you opt for the case alone, you must really ensure it’s completely waterproof so you don’t flood your phone or camera. You’ll be able to capture plenty of other adventures with your digital camera, or even take 360° photos.
38. Dive torch
For night snorkelling or sorting out any issues that might crop up at night.
39. Paddleboard (SUP)
Paddleboards have become a real hit on every yacht. You’ll have lots of fun with it even at home on a lake or river and it keeps kids occupied for hours.
40. Folding bike or scooter
A folding bike or scooter doesn’t take up much room on board and is ideal for trips around town or getting around the marina.
A lightweight drone with a camera will take breathtaking shots on every cruise. You can choose an affordable drone for beginners or one with all the bells and whistles for more demanding professionals.
Games are good at combating sea sickness and low spirits. Pocket editions of well-known games and the popular magnetic versions are best suited to yachting.
43. Multifunctional towel
It meets all the demands of an ambitious yachtsman. It’s small, stowable and dries quickly. It can be used as a shawl, improvised blanket or attractive sarong.
44. Boat accessories
You can choose from a wide range of yachting accessories. You can gift coffee lovers a mug designed to be used on a boat, smokers will appreciate an ashtray and a drink holder will probably have everyone else covered.
45. Waterproof and water-resistant cases & bags
Wet and damp is everywhere on a boat and you can never have enough waterproof bags.
A thermos with hot tea will warm you up on night watch even in rainy weather. If you choose one that’s lightweight and durable, it can equally be used in the city or the mountains.
47. Mobile phone holder
A mobile phone is an indispensable companion on a yacht and a holder keeps it in one place to stop it getting lost.
48. Small pillow for sleeping
A small pillow guarantees a good sleep, even when yachting. You can choose a special ergonomically-designed pillow, which supports the spine.
49. First aid kit
The boat medic will welcome a good first-aid kit. Choose one from high-quality materials and in a bold colour so everyone can find it under stress. It should also be spacious enough, with compartments and efficient internal organization. Choose an empty one or fill in the essentials.
50. Dividers or sextant
Dividers are a standard piece of yachting equipment, but your own high-quality pair in a stylish case are sure to delight. An experienced adventurer and expeditionary yachtsman will appreciate a sextant for navigating the open seas.
51. Binoculars or night vision binoculars
Binoculars with a maximum 10x magnification and larger lens are recommended for yachting. For advanced yachtsmen choose marine binoculars, which are waterproof and fog proof. Night vision binoculars push the boundaries of the whole yachting experience nautical miles ahead.
52. Yachting instruments
An advanced yachtsman’s equipment should include various instruments. You can choose an anemometer, wind meter, barometer, compass or even an inclinometer.
53. Life vest and harness
These life-saving bits of kit are also part of the onboard equipment, but they’re not enough for the sporting yachtsman. The latest life jackets are auto-inflatable, so they don’t get in the way and only inflate when you fall in the water. These vests can come with a good-quality harness, or you can get one separately.
54. Handheld VHF radio transmitter
Handheld marine radios are perfect. Choose on that’s lightweight, can float, with a clear backlit display and direct channel 16 selection.
Compasses are popular and affordable. Choose one that is shock and water resistant.
Those who yacht frequently welcome quality tools. Rope, multifunction pliers, sail repair kit, paint and scratch repair kit, knives, waterproof tape, duct tape and electrical tape can repair anything.
57. Velocitek – SpeedPuck
The small, yet smart, SpeedPuck combines a GPS speedometer, GPS compass and automatic shift tracking. It’s a firm favourite with racers. There’s even a paddleboard version.
A few tips on how to choose the best present
Finally, we have a few more tips on how to choose the best present this Christmas:
- Leave yourself enough time to prepare your Christmas surprise. If you leave it until the last minute, you may panic and choose the wrong gift.
- Did the person you’re buying for mention if they needed something for the boat?
- Think about how practical your chosen gift is, so it doesn’t get used just once a year. Choose more versatile gifts that can be used all year round.
- Even a small present brings joy if it comes from the heart.