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Old 07-11-2015, 05:08   #1
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With the holidays fast approaching I'm putting together a list of gift ideas for sailors.
What would you get for your sailor friends and what would you like to receive as sailors?
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Oh, definitely something from Navionics…

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Stuff from this site.

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A bottle of 18yr old chilvers 3 malt scotch...and some ice...cheers
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Checkout http://www.vistaprint.com/
for custom T shirts etc.
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With the holidays fast approaching I'm putting together a list of gift ideas for sailors.
What would you get for your sailor friends and what would you like to receive as sailors?
Probably be helpful if the put a price range on it?
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A bottle of 18yr old chilvers 3 malt scotch...and some ice...cheers
I'd chill it first rather than polluting it with ice.

For the OP:

Books - always good, many different types. Fiction (Sam Llewelyn), non-fiction (How To books on boating & systems, Nigel Calder)

Boat stuff - a boat always needs something. I purchase stuff and my wife wraps it and gives it to me. This year it's a head rebuild kit. Heck, it ain't romantic, but it sure is useful.

Clothing & shoes

Do you have a nice barometer & clock on your boat?

Get a West Marine or Defender catalog and look around. They have everything related to boating you could possibly think of.

Good luck, happy holidays.
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Some of the new laser 'flares', or other emergency gear.
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We were just guests for a few days on friends' boat in Angra dos Reis in Brazil, and brought them Luci lights. They were a big hit.

Luci lights are solar powered, inflatable little lights, lit by LED's, that give a good bit of illumination to a cockpit at night without using a bit of battery power. There is a version that lights up in various colors that you cycle through by pushing a button. The red is terrific for a bit of light on a night watch, without blowing your night vision.

They are available through Amazon for under $20, but here is the company website to show you the versions available: https://www.mpowerd.com/ .

Another, more expensive gift is a great little waterproof backpack I bought for myself through Amazon for $100. It is actually a dry bag with good shoulder straps, and for the first time I've been completely comfortable carrying personal electronics in the dinghy.
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I forgot to give the backpack website:
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Re: Gift Ideas for Sailors

There are lots of gift ideas from us at...

www.floatingimpressions.com.au

...and we only offer products that we use and enjoy ourselves, tested and proven in a 'blue water' cruising environment...all for sailors!

Great items for men...
  • solar panels
  • shark shields
  • compact de-humidifiers
  • water sports (dry bags, wet bags, masks, underwater scooters, kayaks...more!)
  • handmade pens in fine timbers
...and lady sailors are particularly well looked after...
  • jewelry
  • flameless candles
  • cushions, including our own exclusive, hard-wearing, washable and beautiful range as well as designer-sourced lines
  • silk kaftans
  • galley aids (thermal cookers, sprouters)
Many items suit both genders, of course, and there's plenty more...
  • custom art, turning a photo of your vessel (or anything else you like!) into an original ink-wash sketch
  • a complete range of high quality, unbreakable drinks and table ware
  • our own exclusive very practical hats & very frivolous Nauti-Tees
All of our products are perfect for sailors!

Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and very merry holiday season!
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Why do sharks need shields?
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If you don't know, it would seem to be a good nautical book?
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