10 Unique Boater Gifts Under $50 (Updated Nov 2019)

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You need to find the perfect boater gifts but have no idea where to start. Don’t stress, we have got you covered with our curated list of 10 unique gifts that any boater will adore. Find great boating gifts for the holidays or all year round!
Navigate below by clicking  our handy table of contents or by the “buy now” button, a picture or links in the description to find a current price of an item. To help make it easy, every item in this article is under $50!

We updated this article in November 2019 to evaluate our 10 gift choices from last year and update this gift guide for the 2020 season. So, read on to discover 10 unique boater gifts under $50.

Summit Insulated Wine Glasses

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Summit Insulated Wine Glasses

Wouldn’t it be great if the boater you know has an all purpose wine glass which is unbreakable and has a sliding lid? Then the Summit Outdoor Wine Glass is the fun and unique boater gift that you are looking for. Made of stainless steel with a powder coated exterior for improved slip-free grip. Unlike painted products it is durable against drops on the deck or bumps from wave swells. As an added bonus they are very easy to clean and do not keep any odor in the inside. If searching for nifty boater gifts which your boater will enjoy on every adventure, then these glasses the best choice.

AOMAIS Sport II+ Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker

AOMAIS Sport II+ Bluetooth Speaker

Don’t bring the whole band on every boat ride! Instead you can rely on the powerful and upgraded AOMAIS Sport II+ waterproof bluetooth speaker. New features include louder sound, longer playtime and increased bluetooth range!

Users will continue to lovecrystal clear sound with a good amount of bass. The simple Bluetooth connectivity with the NFC tap feature has a range of 100 feet. Also, don’t worry about dropping it in water as it is waterproof rated to IPX7 (underwater up to 1 m for 30 minutes). We love that it has a lithium rechargeable battery, so forget about dead batteries out on the water. If you have kids or hit bad weather and this speaker gets tossed around it should not damage. Even if it does, the customer service from AOMAIS is excellent. Giving the gift of music is always appreciated by boaters and land lovers alike.

Blue Sea Systems ST Blade Fuse Blocks

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Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks

Every boater knows that the electrical system is vital for ensuring a safe and fun day out on the water. The ST Blade ATO/ATC fuse blocks help to consolidate branch circuits and eliminate the tangle of in-line fuses for electronics and other appliances. Their robust design makes them ideal for marine DC electrical systems. Your boater can rest assured that the tin plated copper buses and fuse clips provide excellent corrosion resistance and optimal electrical conductivity.

Included are stainless steel fasteners with a captive star lock washer for a fast and secure installation. Studs utilize flange nuts for a simpler and safer installation. Plus it comes with a grounded bus and insulated cover.

Your boater will love how high quality the Blue Sea Systems fuse blocks are and how easy it is to install.

GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Canoe Seat

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GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Canoe Seat

The GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Canoe Seat is ideal for canoe lovers. Just fasten it to the canoe benches by clicking the sturdy dual buckle strap system. For those of us who prefer not to feel back pain, it also has a handy strap to adjust the backrest position. Plus the backrest has a comfortable lumbar cushion and the seat has a 16″ x 16″ pad. For ease of use it auto-folds with a locking shoulder strap for easy opening, closing and carrying. The split contour seat is ideal for both molded and flat canoe benches. Canoeing is all about weight distribution, this seat only weighs only 3 lbs but supports up to 250 lbs! The SitBacker canoe seats are some of the most ideal boater gifts because they are so versatile. Use them for canoeing or even for watching sports, camping or for a picnick.

Flowfold Vanguard Recycled Sailcloth Wallet

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Flowfold Vanguard Recycled Sailcloth Wallet

Does your husband, brother or other male boaters have big wallet problems? The kind that causes back problems? Or do they carry loose cards in their pockets? Then the Flowfold Vanguard Recycled Sailcloth Wallet is the best solution. This ultra thin, stronger than steel pocket wallet is sure to impress. Made from recycled performance racing sail, it is waterproof, minimalist and lightweight. It has 5 card slots, one ID holder window and a long cash pocket. Even better is that its designed by surfers and handmade on the coast of Maine, USA. Built to last, it is also backed by the Flowfold warranty. If you are searching for  a boat gift that your man can use everyday this is an excellent choice.

PLUSINNO Fishing Tackle Set

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PLUSINNO Fishing Tackle Set

Looking for the best gift for a someone who is a boater and an angler? Check out the PLUSINNO fishing tackle set. In this set they will get crank/spinner baits, fishing lures, hooks, jigs, sinkers, swivels and a tackle box. This set will cover both saltwater and freshwater fishing. There are 102 items that are high quality so your special fisherman can use these for a very long time. To reassure you of the quality, PLUSSINO offers 1 year warranties on all their products. So if you want to “reel” in some smiles this holiday season choose this tackle set.

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

It’s critical that your loved ones are ready for an emergency, especially in the boat. So give the boater in your life the Surviveware Small First Aid Kit. Although designed for hiking, its small form is also perfect for boaters. Since knowing CPR is very important. This kit comes with a CPR pouch with instructions, a one-way-mask, a cleaning wipe and gloves. The one-way-mask will ensure the patients germs don’t transfer to you. While you enjoy the water. Emergencies can happen out in the middle of the water, your boater might need to help somebody.

Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance

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Caseys Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance

Looking for the ultimate book for the sail boat lover in your life? Give them a copy of Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual.  It combines his six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource. This book will answer frequent questions, explain every major system, and helps keep a boat and its components shipshape.
I love the more than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations. These will guide your boater step by step through every procedure. Plus, Peter Compton’s diesel engine expertise in the book make the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This awesome boating gift helps your boater learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to:

  • Evaluate the condition of a boat or one you’re about to purchase
  • Repair structural damage to a fiberglass sailboat
  • Improve or repair the sailboat’s electrical system
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a boat’s diesel engine
  • Put a professional-looking finish on the boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim
  • Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

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Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

Ever heard complaining about all the tools needed when maintaining the boat? Me too! Which is why this 12-in-1 Multi-Tool is a great solution for every D.I.Y. boater. It is compact and convenient to carry but still has enough tools to handle most projects. For anglers it has a knife for cutting away fishing line. Can’t find the can opener in the galley, no problem it has that too. Plus ten other helpful tools including pliers, screwdrivers, saws and a wire cutter. For safety it has a safe locking mechanism, so no need to worry about it stabbing you when not in use. If your boater loves to tinker on their boat then this is a perfect addition for their tool box. 

Note: Unfortunately this item doesn’t ship to Canada.

Streamlight Stylus Pro LED Pen Light

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Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight

The Stylus Pro is a sleek compact pen sized, two AAA alkaline battery powered flashlight. It has amazing brightness and run time for its size and price. In fact is has 90 lumens (high output) and 6.5 hour battery life. Likewise it is about the size of a marker so it will fit a pocket and has a removable pocket clip too. Plus it is water-resistant (IPX4) and built with type II military spec aluminum. Another feature is a tail cap switch for momentary or constant on operation.

Flashlights make great boater gifts because having only one is never enough.

Finishing Up: You Can Find The Perfect Boater Gifts Under $50

As you have now seen, it is possible to find unique and functional gifts for the boater in your life. Plus you don’t have to break the bank doing so. Which ever gift you choose, your boating enthusiast will love it because it comes from you.

As always, thanks for letting Outdoors Informed aid in  your research. We love helping out so you can spend more time celebrating with your loved ones and less time stressing. 

Last update on 2020-07-12

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