Gift Ideas for Women Who Love Boating

Whether the woman in your life is the boating lover, new boat owner, the significant other, mother, daughter, sister, or best friend she will appreciate a gift that supports her time out on the water. So what types of gifts would a woman who loves boating like?

Nautical gifts for women should be of great quality, practical yet on-trend. The latest clothing, sun protection, eyewear, and safety gear will never go astray. We all want the latest of everything, don’t we?

You might also consider a day out on the water could consist of a trip to shore. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner, shopping, or site seeing.

I have some awesome gift ideas that any woman who loves any type of boating including sailing will adore. The best part is that any one of these ideas make would make the perfect present for any special occasion including a unique Mother’s Day or Christmas gift.

Boating Gifts for Women

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Boating Gifts for Her

Whether the lady in your life is an avid sailor, boating enthusiast, or the lucky one who sits back and enjoys the great outdoors on the water while boat owners do all the work! Listed below are the best gifts that will suit her!

1. Dry Bags

Waterproof Duffle Bag
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A waterproof Dry Bag like the one pictured above will keep all your loved ones’ belongings dry and safe “all in one place.”

This a great gift idea. It is made well and will last a long time. It is easy to grab and take to shore or for an overnight stay at the lake house. The one pictured above comes in some awesome colors – check them out for yourself.

2. Hats

Womens Beach Sun Straw Hat
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Sun protection from the long hours on the water and ashore is a must. I will always go for the widest brim possible; the one pictured above is great.

As you can see, it almost covers the shoulders. A heap of colors and different styles of ties are available. Fold-able Roll-up Beach Sun Hat – 50+.

Wide Brim Safari Hat
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While the first hat looks great for any day on the water, this safari cap is a good idea for when you are in the water, fishing, or relaxing. It is tough, quick-dry, and will stay on with the under-chin adjustable cord.

3. Eyes

Foldies Polarized Foldable Round Sunglasses
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As the name suggests these sunglasses are called Foldies, they have classic stainless steel look rims and I love them. Small and easy to carry around.

  • Metal Frames
  • 7-Layer HepTEK Polarized Lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Cleaning cloth and carry case included
  • Warranty
Iconic Kate Spade Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses
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This classic shape is awesome for days on the water because the wide lens covers the eyes so that it stops squinting – then wrinkles.

Inexpensive, polarized 100% UV protection coating and a branded case to keep them safe.

4. Hands

Ultralight Anti-Slip Breathable Gloves
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An essential boating gift is a high-quality pair of gloves. When boating, fishing, or sailing, your friend will need some type of gloves either to carry out activities aboard the ship or to keep warm. These gloves, available in different sizes, will allow her to carry out any activities required on the water.

5. Footwear

Barefoot Inspired Sport Sandal
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Boat lovers trust these onboard barefoot sandals. You are going to want a pair of these shoes for yourself. They are suitable for many activities, from yoga to kayaking and everything in between. The list of water-related activities these shoes are suitable for is amazing.

Lightweight, comfortable, great grip, water-resistant, and fast-drying. The Z-style strap across, which sits on the top of the foot, securely holds the foot and shoe together. Three colors, check them out for yourself.

6. Sun Protection

Sun Protection Vest
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A sun shirt like the one pictured above gives a high level of sun protection, dries quickly, and the white stripes look great. This rash vest has been designed for water sports with high neck protection as well as the protection of the hands from the sun.

It can be carried around so it can be utilized quickly. Sometimes, you end up being exposed to the sun longer than expected, and quick protection is required.


If you want to help keep your lady warm on the water, then she’ll need lots of warmth in her clothes and nautical women’s accessories. The following are some great ideas.

7. Beanies

100% Pure Cashmere Winter Beanie Skullies Cap for Women
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A knitted beanie is a perfect accessory for any lady on the water. Tightly knitted beanies are a must for the outdoors. They can be worn under a hoodie or hat, pulled down over the ears and face. 

These hats are available in different colors and patterns, so she can match her hat to whatever outfit best matches her mood or style! Check them out for yourself.

8. Weatherproof Jackets

Waterproof Rain Jacket
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A weatherproof jacket is a perfect gift, and it is something she really needs. So you’ll need to think about what kind of jacket would suit both dry land and wet seaside adventures. You know that waterproof jackets are all the rage this season. No one wants their clothes soaked in saltwater! There is no better way to keep dry.

9. Scarves

Cashmere Wool Scarves
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The soft wool scarf above comes in 9 colors. There are many different styles, weights, and fabrics. You know what she likes…

10. Woollen Gloves

We have checked out these gloves for working onboard. The ones pictured are to help keep those cold hands warm lovely Merino wool.

11. Woollen Socks

Wool socks will keep her comfortable and warm at the end of the day.


The colors of the sea are great for someone who likes to spend time on it! Adorable clothes, shoes, and accessories would be a perfect gift. A matching necklace or bracelet could also work well if she has her boat!

12. Jumpsuit Romper

Loose Leg Jumpsuit Romper
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These gift ideas are for the lady heading ashore for shopping, breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, or dinner. This comfy outfit with blue stripes comes in long or short-style pants and would suit anyone going ashore.

13. Sandles

Women's Bohemia Bling Rhinestone Pearl Flat Gladiator Sandals Toe Ring Dress Shoes
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This fun pair of sandals will go with any outfit – even swimwear.

14. Tote Bag

Tote bags are a must onboard, leather is a good choice if it gets wet it will not be ruined. The bag pictured above comes in 9 different colors and themes. Perfect for keeping your mobile phone and key chains safe as well as taking everything needed for a day ashore or on the boat.

15. Nautical Jewelry

Designer 925 Sterling Silver Nautical Interchangeable Bangle
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I fell in love with this bracelet when I saw it. It has interchangeable clasps so that you can buy her a different clasp for the next gift-giving occasion. Simple, elegant, and sturdy. She will love it.

North Star Compass Pendant
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This pendant comes in various sizes and is made from gold. It is beautiful.


Understandably, you may not want to buy clothing and accessories for your friend.  I have looked around and found some great gift ideas that will bring her love of boating and the water into her home for her to enjoy every day.

16. Drinks Coasters

Coastal Wonder Absorbent Coasters
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An easy way to achieve the beach house look at home is to add some nautical look coasters. The absorbent stone coasters pictured above absorb sweating or spilled drinks. They are also cork-backed to protect your furniture from those rings we get from drinks.

17. Vase

Handmade Barski Glass Barrel Vase
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A handmade vase in a gorgeous blue, such as the one above, would be treasured. The shape is perfect for holding any bouquet of flowers. The cobalt blue vase pictured above is made in Europe and was made using the hand and mouth blowing method.

18. Dinnerware

Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Aqua/White
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I love this fresh-looking aqua and white dinner set. Even on the worst weather day at home, it will bring a sunny, warm feeling to any meal.

19. Wall Art

Personalized Coastal, Beach, Nautical Name Art Decor
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Personalized gifts are always welcome. This wall art with nautical themes looks good anywhere in a home.

Aqua Metal wall Compass
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This compass will go on any wall inside the house but would look equally as good on a patio or in the garden.

Rustic Cast Iron Metal Wall Anchor
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Everyone needs an anchor in their home to keep them from drifting away. Same as the compass above, equally as good indoors or outdoors.

20. Travelling Drink Tumbler

travel mug
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A personalized travel tumbler is a perfect gift for any woman who loves boating. Not only is it a practical gift that she can use every day, but it also comes with a personal touch that will make her feel special. Plus, it’s a great way to show your appreciation for all the amazing things she does for you.

21. Citronella Candles Outdoor and Indoor

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When you’re out on the water, it’s not just about fishing. You’re also going to be dealing with one of Mother Nature’s most annoying creatures: bugs. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they seem to love nothing more than biting your arms and legs when you can’t swat them away. Citronella candles help keep them away while outside.

22. Solar Power Banks

power bank
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When you think of boating, what comes to mind? Is it the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline or the feeling of wind in your hair as you glide across a crystal-clear lake? Perhaps it’s both. But no matter how much fun it has on the water, there are moments when you’ll want to use your phone and find that it’s out of juice.

That’s why we think a solar power bank is a perfect gift for women who love boating. Not only will it keep their devices charged, but it will also allow them to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about being tied down to an outlet.

23. Wine Tote Bag

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If you’re looking for a gift to give that’ll put a smile on your loved one’s face, look no further. Add a bottle opener and this wine tumbler and wine bottle carrier are perfect gifts for the boating enthusiast in your life. These items make it easy to enjoy a glass of wine while strolling the boardwalk, during happy hour, or taking in evening sunset.

24. Bamboo Platter with Knives

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the woman who loves boating, look no further than a meat and cheese platter. Boating enthusiasts will love spending a day out on the water with a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy. This gift with built-in storage is sure to please, and it’s sure to make your favorite boater happy.

25. LED Flashlight Gloves

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If you’re looking for a unique gift for a woman who loves boating, LED flashlight gloves make an excellent choice. Boaters often need to keep their hands free while they’re on the water, and these gloves with high-quality lights allow them to do just that.

Not only are they practical, but they’re also stylish and fun to wear. Boating gloves make a great gift for any occasion, and they’re sure to be appreciated by any woman who loves spending time on the water.

26. Infuser Water Bottle

CHECK OUT the Brimma Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for a lady who loves a day on the water, an infuser water bottle is a great option. These bottles allow her to add fresh fruit or herbs to her water, making it more flavorful and enjoyable. Plus, she can take it with her on all of her adventures on the open water.

27. Prism Monocular

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If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for a woman who loves boating, you can’t go wrong with a high-power prism monocular and quick smartphone holder. This combo is perfect for keeping her entertained while on the water. The monocular is waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof, making it ideal for use in all kinds of weather conditions.

The quick smartphone holder ensures she can always keep her hands free while boating, and it’s also great for taking pictures and videos. With this gift, she’ll be able to enjoy all the best parts of boating without worrying about being safe or missing a moment.

28. Catalonia Sherpa Blanket

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Boating gifts for women can be tricky to buy since you don’t know what they might already have. Boating gifts for women who love being out on the water are even trickier because it seems like everything has been thought of and then some. But there are still a few things that would make her happy!

This Catalonia Sherpa Wearable Blanket is one of those things. This blanket is perfect for boating because it’s lightweight and can be easily thrown in a bag, but it’s also warm and cozy enough to keep her comfortable on cooler days. Plus, the sherpa lining will make her feel like she’s being hugged by a cloud. It’s the perfect gift for any woman who loves being out on the water!

29. T-Shirt

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Boating gifts for women are those simple, yet perfect little things to say I love you. Boaters know that life is better at the lake and they want their loved ones to share in this experience.

Boaters also recognize that being out on the water is a great way to bond with family and friends. Boating gifts for women are thoughtful tokens that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Must-Haves for New Boat Owners

There’s a lot to think about when you’re a new boat owner. You need to make sure you have all the proper gear and supplies before you head out onto the water. Here are some boat-warming gift ideas for new boat owners :

  • A life jacket for each person on board
  • Flares
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A first-aid kit
  • A bilge pump
  • Navigation lights
  • An anchor and line
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Serrated blade knife
  • A horn or whistle
  • Flagging tape or a brightly colored cloth to tie to the boat if you need to signal for help
  • Binoculars
  • Nautical charts of the area
  • A compass
  • A tool kit
  • A flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • A mobile device
  • Water and food
  • A life raft if you are going offshore
  • A VHF radio if you are going offshore

Before heading out on your boat, be sure to check the weather forecast and have a plan in place in case of bad weather. Also, let someone on shore know where you are going and when you expect to return regardless of if it is a long cruise or a short cruise. And finally, always practice safe boating!

Final Thoughts – Gift Ideas for Women Who Love Boating

Those who had the chance to attend any water activities will know that a day on the water is not all rainbows and unicorns.

It can be tough – hot, cloudy, rainy, cold and that is just in one day. Imagine if you are out on the water for a couple of days or more.

Any nautical gift your loved one or friend receives she is going to love. The gift list above has some thoughtful gift ideas that support the tough conditions she may end up in even more so.

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