Holiday Gift Ideas for Boaters

JBYS is here to help you find the perfect gifts for all the special boaters in your life and to help you prepare for the upcoming boating season, which will be here before you know it! Here is a list of some of "our favorite things" that Team JBYS members can't live without on the boat. Happy shopping and we hope you all have a great holiday season!


1. Sperry Boat Shoes

end the year on the right foot!

 To start the season off on the right foot (pun intended), we wanted to share with you our favorite footwear for all boating occasions, Sperry Boat Shoes. They have everything from sneakers to flip-flops, and even wedges for the ladies, in all sorts of styles and colors with boat friendly soles. We love them because of the wide selection they have for any type of weather or style and they won't scrape up your deck. Sperrys make great gifts and are a true MUST HAVE for any and all boaters.


2. the absorber

jbys' secret weapon!

This is our secret weapon when it comes to boat care...the Absorber. This synthetic drying towel can be used on all surfaces. It's resistant to mold and won't be harmed by oil or greese. It also has a convient tube to store it in when you're not using it...and it's the perfect size to fit in any stocking for the holiday season!


3. Packit

Who's hungry?

Any boater can tell you that bringing food on board is always a struggle, but not anymore! PackIt is the only foldable, freezable bag that keeps food and drinks cool for hours—no ice packs needed. Its secret sauce? Patented cooling technology that's built into the walls of the bag. They're resuable and super easy to clean, all you have to do is put them in the freezer overnight and they will chill whatever you pack all day. Why we love PackIts so much is because they have a bags to accomodate your every need; lunch bag, grocery bag, picnic bag, baby bottle bag, wine bag etc...and they come in all sorts of different colors and patterns to fit your personality. PackIts have transformed the entertainment world of boating!


 

4. Yot stik

keep your holiday squeaky clean!

You have to check out this mop by Yot-Stik Carbon. This mop is SUPER LIGHT and IT FLOATS! This is an AWESOME product, finally there's CLEANING GEAR AS COOL AS YOUR BOAT! No more time wasted retrieving gear that sinks. No more fatigue from cumbersome equipment. No more heavy metal poles scratching up your boat. Our very own company Vice President Erik Krueger swears by them as a TRUE MUST HAVE for any boater. They're a top of the line product and are perfect gifts for that special boater in your life that likes to keep his ship in tip-top shape!


5. nivea SPF lipcare

 

pucker up!

Here's an idea and something that anyone that spends time in the sun and on the water should have handy...SPF chapstick! We always talk about sunscreen for our bodies but it's also equally important to take care of your lips and make sure they don't get burned and blistered. Nothing is worse than chapped lips! NIVEA is one of our personal favorite brands for SPF lip care. We've tried lots of chapsticks but this kind seems to last longer and work the best. They also make a waterproof SPF type so if you go swimming or have kids that like to, it's a great product to help protect you and your family. The best part is that these come in value packs so everyone in your family can get their own tube!


6. personal LED headlight

light up your holiday!

Personal headlights are the perfect gift for any adventure seeker. They lluminates everything in front of you so you can conquer technical terrain without stumbling over dark, unseen obstacles. They're great for night fishing, early morning fishing, evening boat trips, tinkering in the engine room or the garage and more. We like Pelican Professional brand because they are water proof and have an unconditional lifetime garantee.


7. cut resistant gloves

 

help protect your favorite boater!

Do you know someone who loves to cook on board, filet fish or hunt or works in a workshop? No Cry Cut Resistant gloves are the perfect gift for them! Working with sharp knives for cutting or flirting a fresh catch can be dangerous...not to mention messy! These gloves allow you to prepare food or work on jobs requiring precision with complete dexterity. They also are 100% food safe and machine washable, so keeping your gloves clean is easy. They are great to have on board your boat, in a workshop or even at home. You can wrap 'em up as gifts or get them as stocking stuffers. Help take care of your friends and family this season with a gift that keeps on giving... the highest level of cut resistant protection on the market!


8. yeti tumbler mugs

 

sip, sip hurray!

Here's a great and simple gift idea for this holiday season, YETI Tumblers. These 30 oz cups are perfect for any boater! Your morning brew will stay hot for early mornings – so you can take your time. Plus, any happy hour drinks stay cold well into the night, even after spending all day in the sun. Kitchen-grade stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation protect your drink, whatever it may be at all costs. They're available in multiple colors that won’t peel, fade or crack. The best part is THEY'RE DISHWASHER SAFE, because no one needs more work to do!


9. collapsible pots & pans

amaze your friends & family!

Do you have a galley or know someone who has a galley on their boat, then collapsible cookware is the PERFECT GIFT! They're great for any adventure seeker; the camper, hiker, backpacker, traveler and of course great for boater. Theses cookware items allow you to cook with ease without having to struggle with finding space for all your kitchen gear. They heat up quickly and evenly and it can be used safely on both gas and electric stoves or an outdoor grill. Whoever gets a set of these on your list will love you forever. 


10. waterproof sunscreen

 

perfect stocking stuffer!

Here's a simple yet practical stocking stuffer for your favorite boating enthusiast, waterproof sunscreen! We should all be wearing sunscreen when we're out on the water to help protect our skin and keep it from burning. How annoying though is it to put it on and then have it come off as soon as you jump in the water or having to reapply after a couple of hours in the sun when you've become sweaty and hot and it just melts off? Waterproof sunscreen eliminates all of those issues! It protects you IN AND OUT OF THE WATER and can be applied on WET OR DRY SKIN! If you're a boater....waterproof sunscreen is really the best way to go when it coms to SPF protection.

11. west marine gift card

easy gift to mail!

Does your favorite boater live far away ? Does the boater in your life need new gear but you aren't sure what to get them? If you answered yes to either one of these questions then be happy you're reading this because we have the perfect gift for them this year, a West Marine gift card! Gift cards are great because they can easily be shipped, just put it in a card; they can also be easily wrapped - they come in their own sleeve, I mean it doesn't get any easier than that! 


12. rapala fishing lures

great gift for any fisherman!

Rapala fishing lures are a great gift idea for any fisherman or fisherwoman. With meticulous precision, every fishing lure made by Rapala swims with perfection right out of the box. Rapala makes 20 million lures a year, sold in over 140 countries around the world and their dedication to quality is the reason why more world record fish have been caught on a Rapala than any other brand. Our very own service technician Jerome Haynes swears by them and he's a big time fisherman. Rapala fishing lures make great stocking stuffers and/or gifts for under the tree!


13. lakeland boating magazine subscription

the gift that keeps on giving!

What better way to say "Happy Holidays" than with a gift subscription to Lakeland Boating Magazine! With the latest and greatest in all things related to boating in the Great Lakes, you will learn somthing new on every page — from new boat tests, boating gear, gadgets and ports of call — it's the perfect gift to give.


14. patagonia down jacket

everyone at jbys has one of these!

Here at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, we LOVE our Patagonia Down Jackets! We love them so much we make sure that every team member has one! They give you the perfect warmth for just about every occasion. This down jacket is lightweight and windproof with a 100% recycled polyester. It also has a ripstop shell so it's very durable when you're moving around tight spaces on a boat or around the docks. They're great to have with you when summer days turn into nights on the boat and they're also great to have now during the winter months. Everyone needs one of these jackets, we HIGHLY recommend them!


15. silicon wine glasses

dreaming of a white christmas...or red?

Red, white, rose...beer, pop, water, juice...milk for Santa, whatever you choose to use these glasses for, YOU WILL LOVE THEM! They're unbreakable, portable and SUPER EASY TO CLEAN! These cups are durable and made with Nonstick Food Grade Silicone glass which means they're ideal for outdoor events. You can easily pack them for travel in any backpack or bag; great for a day at the beach, boat trips, BBQs, camping, a picnic, pool, etc. These cups are better for the environment than plastic cups and they're freezer and dishwasher safe.


16. otterbox phone case

take care of your phone!

If you spend a lot of time near the water or are just prone to accidents, this is the gift for you! Otterbox phone cases are life-proof. This shock-absorbent phone case cover well protects your cell phone from scratches, dust, shock and fingerprints. We prefert the water resistant cases, this comes in handy for when you're on the water and your phone accidently falls out of your hand or pocket. This case eliminates potential risks of having your phone near the water. Do yourself a favor and your friends and family by getting them this case and taking care of your phones! 


17. Flameless candles

the gift of light!

It's not the best idea to have REAL candles on a boat becuase they're fire hazards but flameless candles are great! They allow you to create that ambiance and set the mood without having to worry about burning your boat down or cathing anything on fire. You can get flameless candles in all sorts of colors and patterns to match your boat's interior perfectly. These make great stocking stuffers and are a really nice thing to have espeically if you like to entertain on your boat. 


18. williams performance tenders

Zoom, Zoom!

Williams Performance Tenders is the world’s leading jet tender specialist. An extensive model range covering both petrol and diesel engines has been developed by their dedicated team of engineers, boats which are capable of functioning as safe and practical tenders or fast and fun waterski boats all in one package. All their boats are fitted with jet drives – they don’t build any other type of tender, and this unique focus has given Williams the edge when it comes to product design and engineering. These are great additions to have with larger yachts. These allow you to explore sallow waters and gives you quick and easy access to go to and from any port or dock. These are available at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales so if you're interested or know of anyone who would love to see one of these under the tress (probably wouldn't fit, but hypothetically speaking) then contact us today at (866) 490 -5297 or at sales@jbys.com.


19. outrigger serving trays

a show stopping gift idea!

These are always a big hit! JBYS team members will sometimes give these out to clients as thank you gifts and they're always well received. Outrigger Yacht Products use a laser to create the image so they're precisoned cut and add stainless steel handles for a finishing touch. Why we love these so much besides the fact that they're beautifully made, is that you can customize it. You can have your boat and your boat name engraved on it, you can get your family name and an image of your choice...the possibilities are endless. These are show stopping gifts for sure!


20. seabob

 

 

the ultimate water toy!

A SEABOB offers all-around high-performance water scooter. Its hydrodynamic shape provides for an astounding degree of agility in the water. Steering and diving could not be easier – all it requires for the pilot is to shift his bodyweight.Whether you are cruising, zipping through the water or diving. The SEABOB will glide along powerfully with you aboard. Feel the awe-inspiring maneuverability. And the new-found desire for water will never relinquish its hold on you again.


21. mustang inflatable pfd

 

safety first!

The award-winning HIT™ Inflatable PFD with Hydrostatic Inflator Technology is Mustang Survival’s best-in-safety inflatable PFD. Features the exclusive USCG-approved Hydrostatic Inflator Technology, bright fluorescent yellow-green inflation cell. Research shows fluorescent yellow-green to be the most visible color in a water rescue scenario. It's important to make sure that you have a life vest for everyone on board, even adults who choose not to wear them, you still have to make sure you have one availablel to them. Team JBYS likes the Mustang inflatable ones because they're not as bulky as others which also makes it easier to store them on board when you're not using them. Safety is important in any boating situation so giving your favorite boater a PDF this year woudl be a great idea. 


22. Costa sunglasses

 

Seeing is believing!

"The clearest polarized sunglasses on the planet" built in Florida with patented 580 lens technology, Costa Sunglasses are a great gift for any boater. There are a lot of awesome brands out there for sunglasses but why JBYS likes Costas is because they seem to wear the best. They're not overly fragile, they withstand a lot more physical activity than other brands which for an active water enthusiast this is what you need in a pair of sunglasses. You need a pair that's not going to get ruined if you get a little water splashed on them or if you drop them accidently on the dock.  You can live your life to the fullest with these and that's why anyone would love to recieve a pair of these for any occassion. 


23. Water Themed Movies

      

           

great last minute ideas!

Who doesn't like a good movie night? Movies are great gifts, and really good last minute gifts too...pick one out, wrap it, put a bow on it...done! Some of our favorite water movies include Cast Away, Fidning Nemo, Titanic, Jaws, Blue Crush and Perfect Storm. There are lots more out there but these are some good ones if you're looking for ideas. 


24. Nikon Aculon binoculars

do you see what we see?

One of the newest models, Nikon’s 10 x 42 Aculon binoculars combines high-end performance with an affordable price that any nature enthusiast would enjoy. These are great for being able to spot storm clouds far away, wildlife at a distance, other obstacles that might be in your path that you're not quite sure what they are. If you are a port hopper who likes to explore land durng the day these are a great accessory to have. Any adventurer would love a pair of these! 


25. boat blanket

Stay warm all year round!

Rainproof and windproof, camping fleece blankets are perfect to have on a boat! Whether it’s windy, rainy or flat-out cold, this  blanket protects you and keeps you warm and dry. We love these enormous outdoor blankets for both on board and off board activities; they're great for boating, camping, picnics, sporting events, beach days, concerts, tailgates, parades and mcuh more. It has a strong outer layer that keeps cold/moisture out and fleece inner layer keeps warmth in protecting you from all the elements. They also roll up and  compact for easy transport and storage. These are ideal gifts for any boater, or really anyone at all! You can't go wrong with getting a couple of these for under the tree. 

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