5 awesome and cheap gifts for boat lovers

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’re not exactly sure how that happened. But it did, so now you’re probably scratching your head wondering what to get the legends in your life. If they’re sailors, anglers or water lovers in general, these gifts should hit the spot (without hitting your wallet).


  1. Ocean art

We’re giving away a big secret here. Society 6 is an amazing website full of framed art, prints and other pieces that your ocean loving friend (or family member) will love. They deliver, they’re reasonably priced and their pieces are epic.


Where? Head to Society 6 here and type in ‘ocean’, ‘sailing’, ‘fishing’ or whatever search term matches your lucky giftee. You will then see an array of options, with different price points. Pieces start at around $14.99 (for a print). Framed prints are around $30 and up.


  1. Waterproof solar power bank

It may not be the fanciest gift idea on our list this year, but it certainly is the most useful. And, if your friend is like most sailors we know, the more practical the better. A waterproof solar power bank will also make your loved one’s boating adventures far safer. Win. Win.


Where? eBay has a number of different waterproof solar power bank options, which start at around $21. Just make sure to check the seller’s rating before moving forward with a payment, that way you’re not dealing with someone unreputable.


  1. Anchor necklace

A gorgeous anchor pendant necklace is the perfect gift for sailors, who want to keep their passion close to their heart. We love this special gift, because the elegance and simplicity of the anchor really is timeless.


Where? You can buy a sterling silver anchor pendant from for only $4.99. They dispatch within 1 to 3 business days, or pay a bit extra and get it Express (if you’re worried about making Santa’s deadline).


  1. Subscription to Sails

Sailing and boating magazine subscriptions are hands down an amazing gift. Not only does your loved one get a new issue every month (or so), but they also get to enjoy the rare pleasure of print media. Subscriptions start at $39.95, depending on the title you’re looking for.


Where? Head to iSubscribe to check out a range of sailing, boating and fishing publications. Digital subscriptions are also available there. They start at around $10, so if your budget is a bit lower, a digital subscription is a great choice (and still a great gift!).


  1. A gift card

This one makes our Christmas gift list every year, because, well, it’s a fail-safe present that is always appreciated. Simply buy a voucher for your mate, and they can put it towards whatever they need for their water adventure.


Where? Most good boating and fishing stores do gift cards. BCF sells gift cards instore, and also online here. If you’re running behind on your Christmas shopping, jumping online and buying a gift card is a great way to save time, and retain legend gift-giver status.


Are you covered this Christmas?

While you’re shopping for your friends and family, it may be worth making sure your boat insurance is in order. If it’s been a while, ask one of our marine underwriters to review your cover to make sure it’s going to take care of you properly, if and when you need it.


Contact us for a free quote, and stay safe out there!