Annual Holiday Gift Guide
’Tis the season for spending. Get inspired by some of our staff’s favorite gift picks with our holiday gift guide.
Gifts For Your Boat
Pendulux brings breezy sea days onto your boat with a line of nautical décor. Choose from chic handcrafted items inspired by fascinating marine instruments including the DEEP SEA WALL CLOCK, modeled after original timepieces found on Cold War-era Russian submarines; PETROGRAD WALL CLOCK, inspired by a Russian naval chronometer; WINDLASS BOOKENDS, which resemble early turnbuckles that regulated sail line length or tension; and the MARINE WALL CLOCK, a reproduction of a 1940 French naval clock once used in ships and submarines. All make great gifts and conversation starters for your favorite boat-obsessed friend or family member.
MSRP from $149; pendulux.com
Add some fun barware to your boat with Premier Home and Gifts’ DOWN THE HATCH STEMLESS WINE GLASSES. Each of the four 21-oz. glasses are handmade, individually sand-etched and cleverly designed with a nautical theme: Let’s Get Nauti, 3 Sheets to the Wind, Down the Hatch, and Let’s Make Waves. Glasses are dishwasher safe.
MSRP $46; premierhomeandgifts.com
On one side, this pillowcase is made of an ancient Indian “Chanderi” silk fabric hand-dyed in classic Indigo using a traditional Japanese Shibori technique. On the other side is eco-friendly “Khadi”, heirloom cotton handspun on a traditional spinning wheel and then handwoven on a loom. Handmade in India, 50 percent of the profits from BLOOM AND GIVE’S SHIBORI SILK PILLOW help fund girls’ education programs in India. Premium pillow insert is included. Size is approximately 18″ by 18″.
MSRP $100; bloomandgive.com
The iHOME iBT9 lets you stream music anywhere from a Bluetooth- enabled wireless system that has integrated speakerphone capability. The design operates on an internal rechargeable battery. Built-in mic and digital voice echo cancellation make speakerphone use simple. Waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant, the iBT9 will play almost any audio
device through the aux-in jack. Carabiner clip, USB cable and USB AC adaptor are included.
MSRP $100; ihomeaudio.com
Gifts for the Foodie
Keep your first mate warm this season with SHIP TO SHORE HOT BUTTERED RUM made from high-quality natural and organic ingredients and rich spices. Simply unwrap the dollop, drop in a mug, and add amber rum and hot water for a comforting hot toddy. Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to enjoy with family and friends aboard.Contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients.
MSRP $12; shiptoshoremerchants.com
Invited to a dinner party on a boat? Take along a special bottle of rum, vodka or tequila (or all three!) from the PRIVÉE COLLECTION TRIO OF ALLAIRE SPIRITS. The vodka has a pure citrus flavor, while the tequila has a unique taste of agave. The rum was made in the Barbados.
MSRP from $105; allairepriveepassionspirits.com
Carmel Honey Company’s THREE HOLIDAY GIFT PACKAGES feature all-natural, pure, raw, premium honey and custom logo items: logo apron, mug with attached spoon, honeybee/ honeycomb-design socks, 12-oz. jar of Wildflower Honey, Earl Grey Supreme Tea in a silver tin, 8-oz. jar of Sage Honey, Orange Blossom Honey Stix pack, and a honey dipper. Proceeds are donated to organizations that promote the benefits of honey. MSRP $30 to $100; carmelhoneycompany.com
Say hello to the perfect stocking stuffer. STILLHOUSE WHISKEY is available in both 750 mL and 375 mL, and the “Roadie” can fit into most any size stocking. Portable and affordable, the festive drink is packaged in a one-of-a-kind, red, unbreakable stainless steel can—perfect on a boat! It comes in seven flavors: Original, Apple Crisp, Peach Tea, Coconut, Mint Chip, Red Hot, and for a limited time during the holidays, Spiced Cherry.
MSRP $29; reservebar.com/whiskey-andbourbon/stillhouse
Gifts for the Crew
SWAROVSKI’S STERLING SILVER ANCHOR PENDANT and SAILBOAT CHARM both symbolize stability amidst life’s ebb and flow. The anchor pendant is crafted from .925 sterling silver and boasts a Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia stone hiding a heart-shaped cutout to let light shine through. The sailboat charm is a must-have for avid sailors or anyone who treasures time spent on the water.
MSRP $50 (anchor pendant), $40 (sailboat charm); chamilia.com
SnowLizard, innovators of unique, solar-powered products built for outdoor adventurers, debuts the latest additions to its line of rugged cases built to handle a multitude of environmental challenges: SLXTREME for iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. All are available in Night Black and Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country Camo®. The SLXtreme keeps smartphones powered and protected during the most extreme weather conditions.
MSRP $149.99; snowlizard.com
Whether it’s a smartwatch, pedometer or activity tracker, change the way your results are achieved while simultaneously promoting overall well-being with PHILIP STEIN’S COLORS COLLECTION for women. Incorporating the brand’s patented Natural Frequency Technology, these water-resistant watches are proven to help the wearer find balance and perform better by increasing focus and reducing stress levels. Available in an array of colors.
MSRP from $250; philipstein.com
HEART OF THE SEA NECKLACE from Guy Harvey adds a salty splash to any boating ensemble. Display your love of the ocean with this limited-edition sterling silver and hard-fired enamel pendant expertly finished by skilled craftsmen. Comes in a drawstring bag with a Guy Harvey signature jewelry polishing cloth.
MSRP $159; guyharveyjewelry.com
SWIMS LOAFER-STYLE MEN’S SHOES are extremely comfortable, lightweight, water-friendly, and anti-slip with a nonmarking sole. New hues for the holidays include deep red, khaki and faded lemon. Style shown is washable in cold water.
MSRP of style shown $160; swims.com
BBO, a line of men’s board shorts, offers the BOARDSHORT BOTTLE OPENER—a unique pair of board shorts with a built-in bottle opener attached to the pocket flap. Fishermen and boaters will love the Mako and Reel styles that feature a pliers pocket —perfect for fishing! The bottle opener attachment is extremely lightweight and does not affect surfing, SUP or any other on-the-water activities.
MSRP $48; bboshorts.com
What better way to remember a boat trip or adventure than with jewelry and accessories made of sand? Dune Jewelry’s custom-made line includes the LADIES ISLAND NECKLACE, a sterling silver pendant inlaid with sand from your choice of beaches around the world then handsanded and polished to a flat matte finish. The charm can also be personalized with a custom message or your loved one’s initials.
MSRP $150; uniquegiftsforfriends.com
The FISHING GIFT BOX monthly subscription will delight the angler on your list, with the very best in lures, tackle and fishing gear delivered straight to their door. No more guessing what the fish are biting or if they have the right tackle. Select from the Saltwater or Freshwater Box; each includes lures, jigs and spinners, terminal tackle, and even recipes. Proceeds from each purchase go to select charities.
MSRP from $20; fishinggiftbox.com
CHOOKA’S BAINBRIDGE CHELSEA WATERPROOF ANKLE BOOTS provide protection from the rain or water without any added bulk. The plush lining and memory foam create a
comfortable shoe to wear with any attire on or off the boat, with a modern style in a smooth matte finish and rubber outsole. It’s not your typical rain boot. Colors available include black, navy or stone shades.
MSRP $65; shop.shopchooka.com
Gifts for the Kids
GLITTER RAIN BOOTS by Western Chief will delight the young, trendsetting fashionistas on your list. Made of waterproof PVC, the turquoise glitter boots keep your princess’s little feet dry by absorbing moisture through a cotton lining. Two handles make them easy for your daughter or niece to pull on and take off herself. Sizes range from 5 Toddler to 1 Youth.
MSRP $25; shop.westernchief.com
LITTLE DIPPER USCG-APPROVED LIFE JACKETS by FULL THROTTLE are designed so that kids will love to wear them. With bright colors, all-day comfort, fun designs, and a great range of movement in or out of the water, motifs include Ballerina, Sports Hero, Cheerleader, and Pirate. Developed for children from 30 to 50 pounds.
MSRP from $20; fullthrottlewatersports.com
SPILL-PROOF TUMBLERS from Contigo eliminate leaks and spills caused by accidental bumps on the boat. The skidproof bottom pad ensures the drink stays upright on the table. A silicone grommet seals around the straw of the 14-oz. cup for extra leak protection. It’s made with BPA free materials. 100 percent FDA approved and top-rack dishwasher safe. For ages 3 and older.
MSRP $10; gocontigo.com
By Bonnie Schultz, Southern Boating November 2017