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2021 Boating Holiday Gift Guide

The 2021 holiday season is quickly approaching and we’re bringing you our 4th annual holiday gift guide including top-tier boating items for your gift list. Whether you’re shopping for the moms, dads, spouses, or kids in your life, this comprehensive list of safety and play essentials can make your shopping easy.

For Him

This list includes a few must-have safety items and practical boating gear for him. Whether you typically take on the role of a boat operator or a lookout, these items cover some of the most wished for gifts for recreational boaters.

Men's Life Jacket 
All individuals onboard your recreational vessel should wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. There are many types of life jackets that can be worn. Give a gift that can save a life! 


Gear Bag
Gear Bags are a safe place to store anything from car keys to fishing equipment. It’s the perfect boating accessory for your co-worker, grandpa, brother, or friend!

Float Coat
It’s a cold-weather season! A float coat is a practical gift to share with those who spend time on the water. Float Coats act as a personal flotation device while also keeping you warm. Fishing, hunting, and paddling are all great activities to wear a float coat.


Sun Protection Clothing
Another great item for him is sun protection clothing items. Dressing properly for both cool and warm temperatures is an important safety measure all boaters should take. 

For Her

Women are making waves in the boating scene. If you’re looking for a gift for your mom or significant other, look no further!

Women’s Life Jacket
Life Jackets are essential to a day on the water. Get your lady a life jacket -  just for her!


Dry Bag
This gift is for those responsible for keeping all the important items safe and dry. Keep your clothing, phone, snacks dry in a handy dry bag!  


Sun Protection Clothing

Did you know many of your favorite brands offer clothing that will help protect your skin from the sun? Consider this gift for your mom-friends or spouse!


Tote Bag
It's a catch-all for everyone participating in your boat day. This gift will be a hit at all holiday parties - it’s just that practical!

For the Kids

An excellent day of boating is not complete without fun water sports gear for the kids! Great boating adventures begin with safety in mind. Life Jackets are a must for all passengers on your boat!

Children’s Life Jacket
Did you know it is required by law that all children under the age of 13 wear a life jacket on a moving boat? Check your local boating safety officials for guidelines specific to your area!


Arguably the most fun item on the list is a kneeboard! A kneeboard is a kid-friendly entry into the world of watersports.


Underwater Action Camera
Collect top-notch footage of your water activities with an under-camera.

For the Boating Enthusiast

We want to equip you with the resources and gear you need that will ensure you come home safely after every trip on the water. Remember to keep key safety items with you every time you leave the dock!

Belt Type Inflatable Life Jacket
This personal flotation device is a lightweight option great for your next fishing or boating trip! Keep in mind you must be 16 years of age to use this style of life jacket.


Air Horn
Another essential boating safety piece is an air horn! Despite the size, an air horn is used to notify those around you in case of an emergency on the water.


Fire Extinguisher 
The U.S. Coast Guard requires you to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on your boat at all times. Add this to a boating safety gear gift box!


First Aid Kit
Keeping your boat operator and passengers safe should always be a priority! A first aid kit will help assist with any minor injuries while you’re out on the water.


Rental Credit to Livery
There is no better gift than a free day on the water! Why not purchase a rental credit for a friend. Search the Rental Boat Safety Community to find a livery near you:

Gift Card to Local Outdoors Store
Shop local AND support boating safety by visiting your local outdoor store to purchase your boating gifts this year!


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