Discover 20 Perfect Boater Gifts Under $50 For 2023

Having Trouble Finding Unique Boater Gifts?

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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 20 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.

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Better Boat Dock Lines (4-Pack)

Better Boat Mooring Lines (15 ft, 4 pack)
  • Marine Grade Double-Braided Dock Mooring Lines For Boats Up To 25-Feet
  • 3/8" Diameter, 15-Feet Length, With Heat-Treated 15-inch Eyelet Ends
  • Smooth To Touch & Less Prone To Snags
  • Max Working Load: 820-Pounds
  • Salt, Sun & Water Protected
  • Knots & Unknots Easy
  • Money-Back Warranty

Gift your boat enthusiast the ability to keep the boat secure without tearing up their hands. These are 3/8-inch marine grade double-braided nylon mooring ropes. They are soft and flexible in your hands and have convenient 15-inch eyelets on the ends. No more stress to make a knot at the dock. Capable of holding vessels up to 25-feet long with a max working load of 820-pounds. You can rest assured these mooring lines won’t scratch the hull as well they’re both UV and salt resistant.

50+ UV Proof Fishing Shirt

Mossy Oak Men's Long Sleeve Performance Tech Fishing Shirt
  • Lightweight Men's Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt
  • 50+ UPF Sun Protection
  • Material: 88% Polyester/12% Elastane Main Body Fabric & 100% Polyester Mesh Back Panel
  • Hidden Inner Microfiber Len Cloth For Cleaning Sunglasses
  • Advanced Moisture Wicking, Quick-Dry Material For Natural Cooling
  • Available Colors: Bonefish, Blue Horizon, Cool Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Manta, Marlin, Spindrift
  • Sizes: Small To 3X-Large

Provide the gift that make sure your fishing enthusiast has all day comfort, a UV proof shirt. Sun protection is critical for inshore, offshore, saltwater, and freshwater fishing. This lightweight crew neck shirt from Mossy Oak is an ideal layer on cooler days or by itself when it’s hot. Featuring 50+UVF protection and breathable fabric your angler will love it. As an added bonus it has a clever hidden microfiber patch to clean eyewear too!

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.

Great Lakes Cribbage Board

Great Lakes Cribbage Board By Woodchart
  • Three Player Cribbage Board
  • Made Of Natural Cherry Wood
  • Treated With An Oil-Based Finish
  • Great Lakes Etched Into The Board
  • Includes Three Sets Of Metal Pegs/Skunks
  • Hidden Compartment In Back To Store Pegs

For quiet times on the boat or when they can’t be out on the water, there’s always a fun game of cribbage. This is a natural cherry wood board with an etched map of the Great Lakes. Complete with topographical details as well. The three player cribbage board comes with three sets of metal pegs in silver, gold and black. Surprise them with the awesome hidden storage compartment in the back of the board for the pegs.

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.

Men's Carhartt Mayne Bib Overalls

Carhartt Mayne PVC Bib Overalls (Men's)
  • Waterproof PVC Overall Bibs For Men
  • Material: 0.35-Millimeter Polyester-Backed Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Electronically Welded Seams
  • Machine Washable
  • Adjustable Suspender Straps With Clip Fasteners
  • Snap-Adjustable Waist & Leg Openings
  • High Waisted & Reversible

This gift is perfect for fishing or for deflecting sea spray up on deck. Wearing these waterproof bib overalls ensures you stay dry in the wettest conditions. Featuring, lightweight PVC and welded seams for even stronger durability. Plus the suspender clip closures are easy to use and secure. Available in yellow, green or black, they’re machine washable for added peace of mind. Who doesn’t love gear that’s comfortable and practical.

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.

Telescopic Floating Boat Hook

EVERSPROUT Telescopic Boat Hook
  • Telescopic Floating Boat Hook With Up To 15+ Feet Of Reach
  • Lightweight, 3-Stage Pole
  • Non-Slip EVA Foam Hand Grips, Threaded Tip, Secure Flip Tabs Lock Pole In Place
  • Galvanized Locking Mechanisms & Rust Resistant Anodized Aluminum Extension Pole
  • Boat Hook (8” x 3” x 1”)
  • Weighs 1.5-Pounds
  • 1-Year Warranty

Retrieving rope and dock lines are easy with the telescopic boat hook from EVERSPOUT. Made of anodized aluminum with a soft neoprene handle its more than capable to aid with docking too. Updated with galvanized flip locking tabs it won’t compress either. If you want to compact it, to push off dock it withstands hundreds of pounds of pressure. Fully extended it withstands 50-pounds of pressure. No need to worry if it falls out of your hands because it floats in water! This is a practical gift that any boater will appreciate.

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.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
  • IPX5 Waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker
  • Dual full-range drivers, a patented bass port, and a fine-tuned Digital Signal Processor
  • High-efficiency battery for up to 24 hours of sublime audio
  • Connects with Alexa-enabled devices
  • Bluetooth 5.0 ensures a stable connection up to 66 ft away
  • Use with phones, tablets and almost any other Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Weight: 0.79 pounds
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches

Searching for a portable marine speaker for your boater gifts? Pick the powerful Anker Soundcore 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. Also, don’t worry about dropping it in water as it is waterproof rated to IPX5. Giving the gift of music is always appreciated by boaters and land lovers alike.

Outward Hound Dog Life Jacket

Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket By Outward Hound
  • High-Performance Dog Flotation Device For Boating & Other Water Sport Adventures
  • Material: Polyester Ripstop Upper & Neoprene Belly Band
  • Thick Foam For Buoyancy With Foam Chin Panel To Keep Head Up
  • 2 Top Rescue Handles & Reflective Piping For Visibility
  • Long Design For Dogs With Long Torsos
  • Available Colors: Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green Camo
  • Size Range: XS-XL

Select this gift for the passionate pet parents who love boating. Nothings worse than a pooch falling overboard, so this choice will give your boater peace of mind. The Outward Hound dog life jacket keeps man’s best friend happy and safe hanging out on the boat deck. Featuring top dual grab handles, for quick retrieval if an emergency arises. Designed for long or short torso dogs, the neoprene belly warp delivers all day comfort. While the front float support and adjustable straps keep them secure both in and out of water.

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.

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.

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!

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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