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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Does dreaming up ideas for the people on your holiday list give you nightmares? That’s all in the past, as we have 16 presents that are sure to please.


The Olympia RG850 Flashlight

This intensely bright flashlight’s settings include strobe and SOS, and it remembers the last used setting mode when it’s turned on again.



The Boat Cookbook by Fiona Sims

This paperback or ebook features 85 simple, mouth-watering recipes (aka galley grub).

$19.99 (available on December 16)


Anchors Aweigh Necklace by Sueanne Shirzay

There’s nothing heavy about this anchor, but there’s glamour and sparkle aplenty. The designer offers seven stone choices and three lengths for a truly customized look. (use the code ANCHOR15 for 15% off through December 31).


Shashi Cool Feet Socks

These are great for workouts like yoga that require slip resistance (hello, sun salutations on the boat deck) and are just plain cozy anytime.

$15.00 – $18.00


The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl by Diane Seltzer

A fun and educational book designed to teach boys and girls (age three and up) about the adventures of boating, while reinforcing boat safety practices on the water.



Winging It ORACLE TEAM USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend the America’s Cup by Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins

How did ORACLE TEAM USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight, finish first in eight consecutive races? This book takes you all the way from innovation, research, and sea trials to a miraculous finish.



Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail by Sam Jefferson

Over 200 photos and illustrations of speedy and graceful clipper ships fill the pages of this gift-worthy book that explores worldwide maritime history with newspaper reports, log entries, and first-hand accounts.



Salty Dog Talk by Bill Beavis and Richard McCloskey

Though you’d hardly give a gift to someone who’s fallen foul after trying to bamboozle you, others who love the language of the sea will be charmed and entertained by the nautical origins of 200 phrases.



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Roses et Reines Hand Cream

While the smell of the sea is always enticing, there’s lots to be said for soft hands, scented with extracts of roses from far-flung lands.

$12.00 – $22.00


Building the Uqbar Dinghy by Redjeb Jordania

Beginner or seasoned boat builders will enjoy building a dinghy with simple tools, common materials, and stitch-and-glue technique. A great project with kids, too!



The Whale Tote Bag 

This amusing and creative tote bag by artist Terry Fan presents a delightful picture of a potentially fateful encounter. Available in three practical and durable sizes.

$18.77 – $24.38


Lost at Sea iPhone Case

The case, also by Terry Fan, is an inventive way to show a love of the sea throughout the seasons. Slimmer and more protective cases sold in various sizes.

$25.00 – $30.00


Keep Calm Apparel

A tee or hoodie that says “Keep Calm” and adds some of the many ways boaters love to relax makes a fun gift.

$10.00 – $52.00


Anchor Infinity Scarf

A subtle, stylish way for the wearer of this scarf to say, “I’m always dreaming about my boat.”



Boating Times Long Island Subscription

Gives every boater convenient home delivery of their favorite lifestyle magazine!



Boating Times Hungry Boater App

This easy-to-use app lets boaters pick a range and then see all the restaurants in that chosen area of Long Island, Connecticut, the lower Hudson, northern New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Read the reviews, call ahead, and follow a waypoint-by-waypoint route to the restaurant’s dock or one nearby.

$4.99 at the App Store and Google Play.

Two recipes from The Boat Cookbook and an excerpt from Boat Girl

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