Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Our list of ideal sailing gear to slip under the tree this year
Christmas is nearly upon us and while some of you may of been organised enough to sort everybody’s presents out we are here to help those that are still scratching their heads. We have curated a list of sailing products that make exceptional gifts for all watersport enthusiasts, be they salty sea dogs, kayakers or the more competitive sailor looking for that extra edge.
The Only Sailing Gift List You Need
The list of gifts below should be more than enough to fill even the most discerning sailors Christmas stocking. If you don’t see what you are looking for then please get in touch and let us know.
We have a wide range of Henri Lloyd cruising and offshore clothing for men and women. Perfect for when the colder weather encroaches. We recommend these for any offshore racing, Hong Kong to Macau race or coastal cruising and of course the mandatory seafood restaurant jolly. Not convinced? How about 20% off the retail price? All our Henri Lloyd clothes are on SALE at the moment.
See the collection here: Henri Lloyd
No matter if you are cruising along the coast or racing offshore – you will at some point need a torch. Exposure Lights are some of the toughest, watertight and nicest looking torches out there. Just ask the crews from the Volvo Ocean and Clipper Races! We stock the beautiful and ubiquitous X2 as well as the DAME winning MOB Torch. Alternatively go for the RAW Pro headtorch with white and red light options.
See the range here: Exposure Lights
Want peace of mind when you are sitting at home unwrapping presents or dozing off in front of the TV? Yacht Sentinel gives you the ability to remotely monitor your boat in a number of ways. With a range of add ons you can monitor bilge water level, power status as well as internal motion sense and temperature.
See the range here: Yacht Sentinal
There is not much better than slipping into a nice new pair of deck shoes. Chatham’s range of sailing shoes covers almost all tastes of nautical footwear so you should be able to pick the perfect pair. Men’s and women’s styles available for cruising, dinghy and offshore use.
See the range here: Chatham Marine
Looking for something suave and sophisticated for the more classic boat owner? The Autonautic collection of weather stations, clocks and barometers is just the ticket. We stock a number of these gold plated instruments that enhance the style of your boat or room. Available on their own or mounted on a lovely wooden plinth. As a bonus, these are also on SALE.
See the range here: Autonautic
Now that Winter is upon us the temperature on the water is sure to drop massively. What better way to combat that than to grab some brand new sailing clothes. Crewsaver may of downsized their range but the new spraytops look and work amazingly. Compliment them with some longjohns and wet shoes and your day on the water will only be cool looking, not feeling.
See our dinghy clothes range here: Dinghy Clothes
Christmas is often the time when people ask for gadgets and accessories. The Optimum Time range of waterproof sailing watches make an ideal gift or upgrade. Designed with competition in mind they have up and down timers, sync buttons and they even tell the time. With styles for the young Oppie sailors all the way up to a classy combination of leather and stainless steel every type of sailor is catered for.
See the collection here: Optimum Time
Looking for something to keep you warm and dry on and off the boat? The Bainbridge sailcloth jacket is a stylish nod to the modern winter jacket. Modelled on the more expensive offshore jackets thes coats will keep you warm and stylish as well as repelling water and spray. If you are wanting something more technical, we have those as well.
See our range here: Sailing & Casual Jackets
As every watersports enthusiast knows. Glare off the water surface or looking up at the top of the mast can be a blinding experience. look no further than the ridiculously clear Kaenon’s. Kaenon are known far and wide as one of the best lenses out there for water based sports, driving as well as golf and fishing. With a range of different men’s and women’s styles we have a pair to suit pretty much anybody.
See our collection here: Kaenon Sunglasses
For the boat owner who already has everything. We can help you perpare a fully custom and unique crew kit with any design imaginable. We can provide you with sublimation or silk screen printing as well as embroidery and heat tranfers. We can also create lovely one-off belts with the boats logo or almost any design.
More details here: Custom Crew Gear
If you have a sailing mad member of the family why not give them something that not only looks good on the boat but on land too!
Our range of Bainbridge novelty sailcloth bags includes ladies totes, duffel, barrel and even washbags. There is even a cool bag. All with random sail numbers sewn in for that extra edge.
Check out the range here: Bainbridge Sailcloth Bags
Nothing says “I’m an outdoorsy person” more than a good old Multitool. When a Swiss Army Knife just doesn’t cut the mustard, we stock a number of Gerber multitools to suit almost any situation on the water or in the woods. If looked after properly this is the kind of gift that gets passed down to grandchildren. Creating a legacy was never easier.
Check out the range here: Knives & Multitools
Have an ornathologist or keen yachtie in the family? No worries, we have you covered. SILVA offer a neat selection of binoculars designed for the keen outdoors types. These field glasses will look at home on the boat, in the kayak or in a remote bothy up a hill as you wait for that elusive rare bird.
See the range here: SILVA Binoculars
Both practical and eye catching. The OverBoard range of waterproof bags and backpacks are an essential peice of kit for anyone heading on the water or outdoors. Designed to withstand rough treatment, mud, sand, snow and most importantly, water these bags stand up to the task. Simply roll the top a couple of times and you have a water tight seal that allows most of the bags to even be submerged for a time without getting wet inside.
See the range here: Waterproof Bags
While not exactly for sailing, these beers from Box Steam Brewery make an ideal companion to any festive food and occasions. No matter if it is carols and chestnuts or the traditional Christmas dinner, one of these beers will go down well. Our sister site sells them by the case of 8 and they also offer a mixed case for those that can’t decide. You can also buy them by the bottle in our store.
More information here: Sky Beer