Choosing a gift that will actually make an impact on the receiver is not an easy task, more so if your recipient is a sailor. It could be pretty hard to figure out what will impress them, especially if you are not into the hobby. Well, you don’t have to worry. In this listicle, we will help you understand what makes a sailor’s heart full through a gift that will really surprise them and make them feel your affection. We have sailing gift ideas of every size and effect, whether the friend or relative you are giving it to is a newbie boatie or a seasoned sea dog.
Fully Handcrafted Vintage Telescope in a Leather Box
Anyone who loves to navigate the sea would also love to have this beautifully crafted spyglass, which will offer crisp views of their every adventure. The leather box furthers the vintage appeal of the solid brass handheld telescope. It is such an amazing gift idea to make any boating enthusiast go wow.
Antique Silver Ship on the High Seas Pendant
Any boating enthusiast would love the sight of this sleek silver pendant glorifying one’s passion for sailing in the high seas. And it’s very versatile. Your recipient can wear it as a necklace, make it an additional charm to his/her bracelet or anklet, or simply hang it on their keyrings—and just bring it anywhere they go.
Copper Sailing Boat Candle Holder
Celebrate your beloved sailor’s passion for everything about navigating the sea with this cutesy candle holder featuring a boat, no less. It is made of a solid pine hull and copper sails, finished in an antique stain and some natural wax. It will surely make his/her life aglow when a candle is lighted, especially at night.
Chic and Stylish Dry Bag
Boating fans need something to pack their things into. This waterproof unisex bag is exactly that. It will help stuff all their things and keep those essentials within reach—without any worries of getting them soaked in water. This is a handy and very clever gift item that your sailor friend or relative will appreciate.
Heavy-Duty Doormat for an Avid Sailor
Hobbyists love displaying their hearts up on their sleeves. You could help boaties doing exactly that by giving them this heavy duty doormat they can display indoors or outdoors. The design and its print “Gone Sailing” is pretty playful, they could use this anytime at any part of their house, or even the boat!
A Ship Captain Baseball Cap
This cap is a nice gift for men and women sailors you know. It is both useful and symbolic, with an embroidered anchor and ‘Captain’ print. Its size is adjustable, the material is durable enough to last many expeditions, and it fits comfortably, perfect for everyday wear.
Plush Fleece Nautical Travel Blanket
The nautical design is just one of the things that make this piece the perfect sailor gift. Beyond that, it is also an amazing item that anyone who loves exploring the water onboard a boat, a yacht, or whatever will surely feel comfortable having around. This lightweight blanket will help embrace them through chilly nights.
Sleek and Special Brass Tide Clock
Here is a beautiful item that could be a welcome addition at any sailing fan’s boat or home. It’s a tide clock made in brass set in a polished case. If you give this as a gift, expect to receive a big hug in return. It’s handsome, it’s stunning, it can make any sailor’s heart melt.
Submersible Backpack for a Boating Fanatic
Here is a waterproof bag with an amazing added feature: it’s inflatable! When you blow air into its valve, it becomes submersible, offering such confidence that valuable items are well guarded against getting wet or sinking. It is such an amazing gift any boating fanatic would constantly rave about.
Fashionable and Fab Keepsake Cruise Keyring
Don’t underestimate the happiness a keyring could give your loved one, especially if it celebrates his/her passion for being out in the waters. Well that’s exactly what this customizable gift item can do. Apart from its nautical charms, you can add the initial letter of your recipient’s name to make it even more special.
Swaddle Blanket Set for a Sailor’s Baby
Swaddling is very important to keep the baby safe, comfy, and warm. While at it, make sure the baby gets all the benefits in a stylish manner with this set of blankets in coordinating design. It’s the perfect gift for a sailor’s baby, worthy of appreciation and love.
Anchor Necklace for a Dreamy Sailor
Make an impression with your gift to a sailor by finding something that will not only celebrate his/her passion but also encourage him/her to move forward. This anchor necklace is a great way to encourage a sailor’s heart aching for adventure to have more boating journeys because it is well, worn close to the heart.
Shatter-Proof Nautical Wine Glass Set
Your boatie pal would definitely love to have this 4-piece glass set that feature different nautical prints in each. It’s very symbolic of their love for the waters and getting onboard a ship or boat. Apart from being so charming, they are very useful, too. These wine glasses can be used with cocktails and juices and everything else.
Wrappable Nautical Marine Scarf for Him or Her
Here is another gift item made specifically for sailing hobbyists and fanatics alike. It’s a simple scarf, which can be used many ways and can be utilized as many things to a delighted sailor. It can function as a head wrap, hair band, shawl, arm wrap, scarf, and whatnots.
Sailor Dad and Baby Matching Clothing
Get these matching clothes for a sailor dad and his baby and you are bound to get a bunch of smiles in return. It’s a cute gift idea, featuring a comfy ‘Captain’ shirt for the seadog dad and a ‘First Mate’ onesie for the baby. So adorable!
Gleaming Bottle Opener for an Avid Boater
Small but gift-ready item made specifically for an avid boater—that’s what this bottle opener is! It is made with an anchor design and is packed in an adorable gift box so all that you are left to do is to hand it over an avid boater to make an impression.
Multipurpose Paracord Bracelet for the Outdoorsy
Anyone who loves being outdoors, whether it is for boating alone or doing other activities like kayaking or fishing, would also love this paracord multipurpose bracelet. It is a fire starter, has a very reliable compass and an emergency whistle, making it the perfect gift suggestion indeed.
Retro Sailor Telescope for a Boating Fanatic
When he/she is outdoors, a boating fanatic would want to have a spyglass within reach to see the scenic sights clearly. That makes this vintage copper telescope a great gift idea. It’s a useful item that your sailor loved one would surely appreciate to receive and use each time he/she gets onboard.
Charming Pocket Compass Made in Brass
If you are looking for a gift that will have a strong impact on a sailor friend or relative, this is a great find. It’s a fabulous pocket compass that is engraved in brass and comes in an antique box. It has a timeless charm and an inimitable beauty no one could resist.
Dreamy Sailing Vinyl Wall Decal
What’s a fantastic gift that a sailing enthusiast would find impressive? Try this vinyl wall decal that shows a ship sailing on stars and he/she will surely think you are thoughtful. It is an adventurous and brilliant gift item that’s fantastic in all aspects, from its appealing look to its use.
Cutie and Comfy Seafarer Shirt
There is beauty in simplicity and that’s one of the things you must use as a guide whenever you are handing out a gift to someone special. This cutie seafarer shirt meets such guideline because it may be simple but it has a strong impact with its very strong message on print, which you can also customize.
Sailing Ship Chic Shower Curtain
Make a sailor friend or relative’s bathroom décor rock with this charming shower curtain featuring a sailing ship in whimsical oil-painting style. It is made with polyester Turkish fabric that’s water resistant and durable. The clear image and vibrant picture also do not fade and it dries fast. What more can you ask for?
Knot Tying Kit for Sailors
Let your sailor friend or relative learn at least 20 boating and sailing knots with this kit that features 2 3-foot cords, a horn clear, and knot cards. Those knot cards are especially helpful because they contain step-by-step tying techniques and for what they can be utilized for, printed on durable plastic cards.
Compact Binoculars for Sailing Enthusiasts
While on a journey, a seafarer could see so many beautiful sights from afar. Take those scenic views closer for a sailor loved one to appreciate with these compact binoculars. These are the perfect gift for them so they can enjoy their journeys in the sea even more.
Sundial Compass in a Handsome Wooden Box
One look at this beautiful compass and you will picture out the look on the face of your recipient once you hand it over. It a charming sundial compass made of solid brass packed in an equally charming vintage-looking wooden box. It’s something every outdoorsy, including your sailor friend, would love to have in his/her collection.
Knot Tying Guidelines in a Mug
Now, here is an interesting sailor gift: a mug with tying techniques printed all over. Any sailing enthusiast will surely appreciate this beautifully crafted mug that features at least 8 important boating knots that they can use in their water adventures. Plus, it comes with a length of a rope to practice on.
Ultimate Sun Protection Face Mask
The sun can be brutal on the outdoorsy, but it’s nothing to worry about if he/she has this face mask in possession. It comes in different colors to match your boatie’s vibrant personality and it is multipurpose, he/she can use it many ways. It’s the perfect gift mostly for summer outings but can be useful during cold winters, too.
Nautical Anchor Coasters for the Passionate Sailor
Seadogs will surely appreciate the sight of these lovely coasters made in a nautical design. It is made of ceramic stone, in the perfect size, and is fully absorbent. Their love for adventures onboard will be even more enjoyable if you add this 8-piece set to their collection of everything about sailing.
1000 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle for a Fan of Sailing
Any sailing fan would rave about this fantastic jigsaw puzzle featuring a tranquil sight of a sailing ship against the sunset background. They will enjoy piecing this together as much as they would love the sight of the entire picture. That makes this a nice gift choice for any type of boating enthusiast.
Sleek and Compact Wind Speed Measurement Device
Your sailor friend or relative will surely giggle at the idea of having his/her very own anemometer or a wind speed measuring device. This wind speed meter has high accuracy and very durable. This can be a great companion to be used as a guide, especially through bad weather conditions.
Wooden iPhone Case for a Passionate Seafarer
Let your seafarer friend or relative enjoy his/her love for the hobby with this beautiful wooden iPhone case. It’s one way to help them express his/her personality in an everyday item. This is a great gift pick with its customizable creative artwork that lets one’s personal style to shine through.
Chic Tank Shirt for a Sailing Chick
Let some sexy sailing chick feel even sexier with this tank top. It’s a comfortable piece of clothing they will love to wear every day and express how much they adore being in a ship and sailing out in the seas. If such a description matches someone you know, well, you have found the perfect gift!
2-Piece Drink Coolers for Boaters
Here is a nice pair of can drink coolers that will make any boating enthusiast feeling good. It will make a great gift with very cute and clever prints. It’s nice for couples or for any boatie so he/she will have a spare or something to share with a companion on board.
Sailing Ship Duvet Cover Set
Here is a three-piece bedding set for every sailing enthusiast who lives and breathes their love for the sea. Through this amazing gift set, you can help them enjoy their hobby right at the very comfort of their own bedroom. It comes in various designs but the same brushed microfiber.
Sailing Socks for Sailing Lads
A pair of socks will never go unnoticed if it is received as a gift. What more if the design of the socks matches the personal style or favorite hobby of the recipient? That’s what these nautical inspired socks are here for. They are the perfect gift idea because they may be simple but are very useful and impressive.
Waterproof Duffel Bag for Sailing Fans
Everything about this duffel dry bag makes it a perfect gift choice for a passionate sailor. It is waterproof, compact, and even has a separate compartment for clean and dirty clothes. Plus, it is durable, can see a person through many adventures in the water.
Cool Beach House Art for a Sailing Fanatic
Here is a cool and beautiful beach house poster that any sailing fanatic would surely adore. Give this as a gift and you will be loved for your thoughtfulness. The printed canvass can be hanged on a bedroom wall and would serve as a beautiful reminder of wonderful a sailor’s life is.
Waterproof Dry Bag and Phone Case
Being on the water a lot makes it possible for every sailing fan’s stuff to get wet. But of course, they wouldn’t want that. To help rest their worries, give them this dry bag that comes with a waterproof phone case. It will help keep their stuff dry and packed properly all the rime.
Cute and Chic Anchor Stud Earrings
One look at this pair of stud earrings and you will understand easily why it’s part of this list of gifts for sailors. The imprint, including the textured finish, says it all. This sterling silver stud earrings with an anchor imprint will make any sailing babe look fab and chic.
50-Piece Nautical Charms for a Sailor at Heart
There are a lot of things one can do with these nautical charms. They can be added to necklaces, bracelets, and anklets or even to key rings and other crafts. They are made of bronze alloy and such vintage appeal is definitely attractive, especially for someone who lives and breathes life at the sea.
Survival Equipment for Outdoor Lovers
Being outdoors means being exposed to particular risks and challenges. Seal off those risks and challenges for a boating enthusiast who loves being outdoors a lot by giving him/her this survival gear kit. It’s perfect not just for sailing but for travelling in general as well as participating in outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, and others.
Cutesy Globe Decanter Set for the Booze-Loving Sailor
There is some kind of charm attached to this decanter set, which includes 2 glasses with engraved world map, a bottle stopper, a wooden stand, and a pouring funnel. It is suitable for different types of booze so it is practically made for every booze-loving sailing fan you know.
Quirky Mug for a Boating Enthusiast
This one is a clever gift idea that would make any boating enthusiast feel loved. The message is funny but all in all, the construction of the mug is impressive. It is ceramic, made with top quality, and is durable. It can be washed and rewashed in the dishwasher or even manually and the print on the mug never fades.
Solid Brass Compass for Sailing Enthusiasts
Anyone would find a use for a solid brass compass. What more if you are giving it to a sailor? It will surely give off an impression of how thoughtful you are. This beautiful item is detailed and it even comes with a quote that will inspire any sailing enthusiast to go and live the life they imagined.
Accent Pillow for the Avid Boater
Any boating fan would feel ecstatic about this accent pillow with a neat and crisp nautical design. It would look nice at one’s boat where he/she can have countless power naps in. But it could also be placed right at home, in a boater’s bedroom, and have the same effect and use.
Rechargeable Waterproof Head Lamp for an Avid Sailor
An avid sailor will surely find use for this head lamp that has no less than four different modes. It is adjustable to a full range of lighting needs and that’s what makes it the perfect gift for the outdoorsy, especially those who likes having an adventure through night and day.
Boat Vinyl Sticker for the Car Window
Here is an artsy gift that a sailor friend or relative can use at their car window. It’s a boat-designed vinyl sticker that’s cute and durable. It is made of high quality materials that is long-lasting and non-peeling. Fading and cracking are not a bother.
Unisex Hoodie Perfect for a Sailing Course
Here is an amazing gift idea that will inspire your sailor friend or relative to set their course and start the hustle in a heartbeat. It is a comfortable hoodie for him and her with a cute anchor print. It is perfect to throw on during a chilly evening by the sea.