So, the Christmas season is almost upon us. Whilst this winter may be a little different than usual, given that there will likely be no Christmas parties or large gatherings, it is always fun to shop for others and look for the best gifts out there, either online or on the high street!
Check out some great gift ideas below for the sailor in your life. All options can be purchased online and sent direct to the recipient, so you can still treat those who you can’t be with in person.
- A Subscription to their Favourite Sailing Magazine
This is a great gift that will keep giving every month when the new edition drops through the letterbox – you can take subscriptions with many sailing magazines, such as Yachting World, Yachting Monthly or Practical Boat Owner.
Check out a Yachting World subscription here: 6 month Yachting World Subscription
- A 2021 Sailing Calendar
A calendar is a great assistance onboard the boat and even better, you can choose one that includes some beautiful sailing photos! You can get a range of styles and sizes so you can select a calendar that your recipient will love. Have a look at some options on the following link: Nautical Calendars
- New Sailing Books
Sadly many parts of Europe currently have restrictions in place due to the covid-19 pandemic. Why not enjoy a good new book whilst you are limited to what you can do?
A Knot a Day features 365 knot puzzles to solve throughout the year! You can purchase here: A Knot a Day - Amazon
The Nautical Puzzle Book, by the national Maritime Museum, features hundreds of quizzes, maps and trivia.
Find out more: Nautical Puzzle Book - Amazon
- Environmentally Friendly Gifts
Karun’s recycled sunglasses are made from recycling fishing nets from Chile. The glasses are ‘unbreakable’ and were designed to meet the high demand of the Volvo Ocean Race. You can check them out here: Karun World
Waterlust leggings are made from recycled plastic bottles and include UPF sun protection rating of 50+, are quick-drying, and anti-microbial. Waterlust also sell a range of other clothing items and accessories. Find out more: Waterlust