10 Unique Boater Gifts Under $50 (2020 Gift Guide)

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Having Trouble Finding Unique Boater Gifts?

Finding boater gifts is hard, especially gifts that aren’t novelty items. But don’t stress, you don’t have to break the bank to give a gift a boater will love for years to come. To help with your research, I curated list of 10 unique gifts that any boater will adore. Discover great boating gifts for the holidays or all year round. Rest assured, every gift idea below is under $50!

For ease of reading, feel free to click the table of contents to take you to a specific gift. Otherwise start scrolling below to find the perfect gift for your boating enthusiast.

We updated this article in August 2020 to evaluate our 10 gift choices from last year and update for the 2020 season. Read on to discover 10 unique boater gifts under $50.

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Pyle Hydra Waterproof Boat Speakers

Pyle Hydra 6 x 9 Marine Speakers
  • Marine Grade Weather Proof Construction Designed For Use In Boats
  • MAX Power: 260 Watt
  • 2-Way Dual Cone Speakers
  • Universal Standard OEM Replacement Size
  • Poly Carbon Cone, Cloth Surround, Molded ABS Machined Basket and Grill
  • Includes Speaker Wire & Mounting Hardware
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Giving the gift of music is a great option for the boater in your life. With the Pyle Hydra 6 x 9 speakers (2) your boater gets waterproof stereo sound on their vessel. It includes all the wiring and hardware to install and comes with a limited one year warranty too. Sound wise, don’t expect the best speaker quality. But these absolutely do the job if your boater wants some decent speakers on their boat.

Blue Sea Systems Electrical Fuse Blocks

Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks
  • St blade fuse block - 12 circuits with negative bus and cover
  • Positive distribution bus with #10-32 stud
  • Can be used for 24-hour circuits
  • Accepts ATO and ATC fast acting blade fuses
  • Cover satisfies ABYC/USCG Requirements for insulation
  • Easy to open push button latch providing easy access to fuses, storage for two spare fuses
  • All buses and fuse clips are tin plated copper for corrosion resistance

Fuse blocks might not seem exciting but they are integral to a safe marine electrical system. 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 merge branch circuits and cut the tangles of in-line fuses. With tin plated copper buses and fuse clips provide excellent corrosion resistance. Plus optimal electrical conductivity. Your boater will love how high quality the Blue Sea Systems fuse blocks are and how easy it is to install.

PLUSINNO 102 Pieces Fishing Tackle Set

PLUSINNO Fishing Tackle Set
  • 102 pieces fishing tackle kit
  • Freshwater & saltwater lures
  • 6 Crankbaits
  • 10 Metal spinning lures
  • 4 Spinnerbaits
  • 2 Topwater fishing frog lures
  • 18 Plastic worms (3 colors)
  • Hooks, Jig Head, Weights Sinker, Line Stopper, Barrel Swivel

Looking for boater gifts for someone who is also an angler? Pick the PLUSINNO fishing tackle set. In this set they will get crank/spinner baits, fishing lures, hooks, jigs, sinkers, swivels and a tackle box. It covers both saltwater and freshwater fishing. In total, there are 102 high-quality pieces to supply your fisherman for very long time. To reassure you of the quality, PLUSSINO offers a 1 year warranty on all their products. If you want to “reel” in some smiles this holiday season choose this tackle set.

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
  • Suspension multi-plier multi-tool with 12 integrated components
  • Lightweight open-frame stainless steel handle
  • Saf.T.Plus component locking system guarantees safety
  • Weighs 9.6 oz
  • Closed Length: 4 inches
  • Includes a ballistic nylon sheath
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Buying innovative tools for boater gifts is great to stop complaining out on the water. This 12-in-1 Multi-Tool is a great solution for every D.I.Y. boater. It’s compact and convenient to carry but still has enough tools to handle most projects. Can’t find the can opener in the galley, no problem it has one. Plus, ten other helpful tools including pliers, screwdrivers, saws and a wire cutter. For safety it has a safe locking mechanism, to prevent injuries when not in use. If your boater loves to tinker on their boat then this is a perfect addition for their boat.

Digital Handheld Wind Speed Anemometer

BTMETER Digital Wind Speed Anemometer
  • Handheld, wireless bluetooth vane anemometer meter for wind chill, speed, temperature
  • Great for sailing; Measure wind speed in 5 units: m/s, km/h, ft/min, knots, mph
  • Auto Power OFF; Manual / Auto back light function; Data hold; Data logger; LCD backlight screen
  • Wind Velocity Range: 0.67~67.1 mph
  • Wind Temp Range: 14℉-113℉ (Switchable ℃/℉)
  • Free APP available to connect with iPhones and Android mobile phones
  • 1 9V battery required

For boater gifts this one is very unique and perfect if you have a sail boat enthusiast! This is a handheld digital anemometer from BTMeters. An anemometer is a device used for measuring wind speed and direction. It’s also a common weather station instrument. Any sailor will love being able to get real-time wind speed and barometer readings.

Safego Portable Lock Box Safe

SAFEGO Portable Indoor/Outdoor Lock Box Safe
  • Portable lock box safe with key and combination access
  • Rust-resistant, impact-resistant, and water-resistant
  • Open safe using either resettable 3-digit custom combination code or unique key (comes with 2)
  • Made of high impact ABS plastic shell & nickel plated zinc alloy lock
  • Exterior dimensions: 8"H x 5"L x 3"W
  • Interior dimensions: 7.5"H x 3.5"L x 2.5"W
  • 17" adjustable steel cable to securely lock around almost any fixed object

A portable lock box is a great boating gift idea because everyone wants to keep their valuables safe. The Safego is amazing due to it’s double locking function and excellent water-resistance. There’s plenty of room to stash a wallet, cash, keys, phone, camera and sunglasses wherever your boater may be. With an adjustable steel cable your boater can lock it anywhere in their boat. Being portable they can take it with them when they cruise into port too.

Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance: Kindle Edition

Caseys Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance
  • Don Casey,the author is the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert; Also wrote "This Old Boat"
  • Learn to evaluate the condition of a boat
  • 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat's diesel engine
  • Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops
  • Improve or repair your sailboat's electrical system
  • Put a professional-looking finish on your boat's hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim

Looking for the ultimate book for the sail boat lover in your life? Gift the kindle version of Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual. It combines his six core volumes into a single dependable resource. This book answers frequent questions, explains major systems, and helps keep everything shipshape. I love the more than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations. These will guide your boater step by step through every procedure. Plus, it includes Peter Compton’s diesel engine expertise.

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit

Surviveware Small First Aid Kit
  • Water-resistant small first aid kit
  • 100 essential supplies for any outdoor/marine expeditions
  • Housed in a quality 600D polyester arc, all your supplies are kept save and the bag comes with quality zippers
  • Each inner sleeve is organized by category
  • It weighs only 1 pound and measures 5.5" x 7.5" x 3.5"
  • First aid and CPR guide included
  • D-Rings so it can be hung on hooks
  • MOLLE snaps and straps so you can adhere it anything

It’s critical that your loved ones are ready for an emergency, especially in the boat. Give the boater in your life the Surviveware Small First Aid Kit. Although designed for hiking, its small form is also perfect for boaters. We all know that CPR is very important. So, 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. Emergencies happen out in the middle of the water, ensure your boater’s safety with this great kit.

AOMAIS Sport II+ Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

AOMAIS Sport II+ Bluetooth Speaker
  • IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 20W crystal clear sound and dual passive radiators produce balanced bass
  • Built-in high-performance li-ion battery up to 30 hours playtime
  • Bluetooth 4.2 & 100ft Range
  • Includes built-in microphone for hands-free calling
  • Connects with Amazon Echo Dot & Alexa.
  • Weight: 1.65 pounds
  • Size: 9.4 x 2.4 x 4.7 inches

Searching for a portable marine speaker for your boater gifts? Pick 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 love crystal 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). Giving the gift of music is always appreciated by boaters and land lovers alike.

Leader Deluxe Padded Kayak Seat

Leader Deluxe Padded Kayak Seat
  • Padded kayak seat made of durable EVA foam interior and 210D polyester exterior
  • Marine grade solid brass connecting straps
  • 2 straps in front, 2 straps in rear give a wide range of adjustability to accommodate any kayak
  • High back design and padded supports your back and butt
  • Extra waterproof detachable storage bag at the back
  • Dimensions: Back is 20" (W) x 18" (H); cushion is 15" (W) x 12" (D)
  • Weight: 2.68 pounds

The Leader padded kayak seat is ideal for boaters who also kayak. Your gift receiver will love the sturdy solid bras hook to fasten it to their kayak. Back pain suffers will appreciate the ergonomic molded thick foam cushion and high-back. Kayaking is all about weight distribution, this seat only weighs only 2.6 lbs. It’s so versatile you could even use it to transform a stand-up-paddle-board into a kayak!

Men's Gil Champion Sailing Gloves

Gill Men's Short Finger Champion Sailing Glove
  • Water-repellent neoprene sailing gloves
  • Offset finger seams to remove pressure points and reduce wear
  • Dura-grip fabric on palm/fingers to provide incredible levels of grip and abrasion resistance
  • 4-way stretch fabric across the back of the hand with UV 50+ protection
  • Wraparound palm protection eliminates uncomfortable side seams
  • Inside facing wrist closure prevents accidental starting of watch
  • Wide neoprene wrist band with stretch

If you have a sailor who enjoys racing this is a perfect gift idea. Sailing glove help provide warmth and performance while sailing. The Gil Champion short finger gloves have the tips of the thumb and first finger left open. This aids in knot tying and other tasks requiring fine dexterity. The other 3 fingers are fully closed in to maintain warmth. They are a favorite choice among serious racers and casual sailors alike.

ROKK Charge Cable

Scanstrut ROKK Charge Cable
  • Rugged outdoor USB charge/sync cable
  • Length: 6.5 feet or 2 meters
  • USB Type-B Micro male connector
  • 2.4A (ampere) sync and charge
  • USB Type-A male connector
  • High-spec core that ensures super fast charge/sync
  • Designed and engineered by the outdoor technologies experts

Charging cables probably seem like unlikely boater gifts. But anyone keeping a mobile device onboard will appreciate these charging cables. These Rokk charging cables are extra long (6.5 feet) plus corrosion and tangle proof. With two industry standard connector options (Apple Lighting or Micro USB). It delivers a fast 2.4A charge speed as well.

Quick Cart Collapsible Handcart

Quik Cart Two Wheeled Collapsible Handcart
  • Two-wheeled collapsible handcart with retractable telescopic handle
  • Collapses to 3" and expands to 17.5"; Handle extends to 39"
  • For hauling up to 80-pounds of small items
  • Weighs less than 8-pounds
  • Lid supports up to 250-pounds and may be used as seat or stepstool
  • Crate made of heavy-duty plastic and handles are aluminum
  • Wheels: high-quality polypropylene to ensure smooth rolling
  • Dimensions (Inches): 16.5 (L) x 14 (W) x 15.5 (H)

Carrying gear down the dock is cumbersome, so why not gift your boater a handcart. The Quick Cart is a functional solution that collapses down to 3 inches for storing on the boat. The lid supports up to 250-pounds, allowing your boater to use it as an impromptu stool. Its made of quality materials and only weighs 8 pounds. Any boater will appreciate something that makes their lives easier.

WFPower LED Marine Spotlights

WFPOWER 2 Pack, LED Marine Spotlights
  • Waterproof IP67 6 Inch Flood lights
  • 2 piece 18 Watt high intensity ultra bright LED
  • Voltage: 9-32 volts DC
  • High-grade anti-corrosion diecast aluminum housing with powder coating
  • Color Temperature: 6000K
  • Working Life: 30,000 hours
  • WorkingTemperature: -40 to 85 degree Celsius
  • Dimensions (Inches): 6.3 (W) x 1.78 (D) x 2.28 (H)

Searching for a gift for a boater who complains about poor lighting at night? Gift them these amazing LED boat spotlights from WFPower. They consume little onboard power and are quite bright. They are perfect as both spotlights on the stern or deck lights under a boat t-top. Boaters who fish at night will love these too!

Boat Juice Cleaner Kit

Boat Juice Cleaner Kit
  • Exterior cleaner and interior cleaner spray bottle plus matching Boat Juice 800gsm micro fiber towels
  • 32 ounce exterior cleaner contains proprietary blend of ceramic SiO2 sealant and polymer wax sealant
  • 32 Ounce Interior contains SiO2 ceramic UV protectant and deoderizer
  • Removes mineral deposits and hard water spots
  • Safe on all finishes including gelcoat, chrome, vinyl and plastics
  • Pleasant tropical smell
  • Doesn't leave behind oily or greasy residue

Cleaners might seem boring but any DIY boater loves help to keep their pride and joy sparkling. This kit from Boat Juice is an awesome and simple gift. It comes with two 32 ounce cleaners plus 2 microfiber cloths. Cleaning is so simple, just spray and wipe to rejuvenate any surface on the boat. Plus, Boat Juice prides themselves on the tropical scents the cleaners have. Keeping a boat perfect has never been easier and more satisfying.

Finishing Up: Unique 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 stressed out. 

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