Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

The best nautical gifts under $50 are featured in our 2nd annual holiday gift guide for boating enthusiasts

Personalized fleece blankets, embroidered with your boat name, from

When you need nautical gift ideas for the boating enthusiasts on your shopping list, the annual Daily Boater Holiday Gift Guide is your best bet. And in our second annual edition of the gift guide (published Thanksgiving Weekend 2011, amidst challenging economic times) we've made a conscious effort to keep our selections affordable for everyone.  

This year's Daily Boater Holiday Gift Guide is exclusively comprised of items for boaters under $50. 

Even with that price cap, we found seven unique nautical gifts your favorite boater will love - some can even be personalized with your gift recipient's boat name, and all of them can be enjoyed either on or off the boat...

Boat Name Blankets
Since their introduction earlier this year, no product has been more popular at BoatNameGear than these personalized fleece blankets. At under $40, including personalized text and stock embroidered image, these blankets are perfect for storing on the boat for cool nights on the water, or for keeping on the couch.  

Shop now for these soft, warm blankets and use promo code DAILY at checkout to receive 10% savings on any order, plus free ground shipping on orders over $100 (Only at


Spectacular Superyachts Wall Calendar
The Spectacular Superyachts wall calendar, designed by Megayacht News - a leading superyacht publication - is back for a repeat appearance on our list this year.

This year the calendar offers more than just amazing photos of amazing yachts - buying one helps a great cause. $5 from the sale of each calendar is going to the Jody Hill 2012 campaign to help a former yacht captain achieve his goal of competing in the Paralympic Games in London next summer.

Learn more about the Spectacular Superyachts Wall Calendar from Megayacht News


SEAsoned - A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who enjoys either boating or cooking (or both!), then look no further than this tale from someone who has been there and done that. Author and yacht chef Victoria Allman's latest book - SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey With Her Captain is sprinkled with over 30-mouthwatering recipes and spiced with tales of adventure

Victoria has been a yacht chef for 12 years and has traveled through the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Bahamas and the South Pacific gathering recipes and tales for her stories. We are also proud to have Victoria as one of the Daily Boater's regular recipe contributors from our You Caught It, You Cook It department.

SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey With Her Captain is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at Victoria’s website,

By the way, we checked the dimensions of this book and found that it fits perfectly with our next gift suggestion...


Sailcloth Book Cover
Keep your expensive hardcover books and vulnerable softcovers safe from water, sand and sun - on the boat, at the beach or by the pool.

This sailcloth book cover has interior elastic straps that slide over the front and back covers of the book. You can read without taking the book out of the cover, or simply use the cover for protective storage.

When not in use, just zip closed all the way around the book and carry with the convenient handle along the binding. Set it down on wet sand or boat cushions, pack it in the beach bag with the wet towels - no more wrinkled pages and ruined covers.

Best of all, we can embroider your boat name (or any text) in block or script font and your choice of color.

Shop now for these book covers and use promo code DAILY at checkout to receive 10% savings on any order, plus free ground shipping on orders over $100 (Coupon valid only at


A Years Worth of "Skipper Tips"
Would you like to help somebody to gain the skills needed to become a masterful sailing skipper?

Do you know someone who could use a mentor to help fulfill their lifelong sailboat cruising dreams?

Then we've got the perfect gift for you to give, even at the last minute - an annual membership to - which gives your gift recipient instant access to 425+ articles, sailing video tutorials, 125+ newsletters, and free sailing topic eBooks authored by Captain John Jamieson!  For the Top 10 reasons to give a membership to Captain John's SkipperTips, or to buy a membership today, visit


Know anybody with hand towels in their boat's head (or nautically-themed bathroom or kitchen at home?)

Then they'll love these functional and elegant ToweLoc towel pins, designed to look great while keeping your hand towels from falling on the floor - how perfect is that for a bathroom on a boat?!

These ToweLocs are sold by the pair, come in your choice of several nautical designs, and are a perfect complement to BoatNameGear's embroidered hand towels.

Shop now for these ToweLocs and use promo code DAILY at checkout to receive 10% savings on any order, plus free ground shipping on orders over $100 (Coupon valid only


Boat Name Hand Towels
Lastly, don't forget the personalized hand towels, embroidered with your gift recipient's boat name, to go with the aforementioned ToweLocs...

These hand towels are big at 16 inches wide by 30 inches long; perfect for hanging in the head or the galley of any yacht or cruiser. Their woven diamond dobby border adds a subtle detail for understated elegance.

The Turkish combed cotton is extra thick for exceptional softness and absorbency. Like the ToweLocs, these  personalized hand towels are available at


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