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Old 31-03-2015, 19:23   #31
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Re: Gift ideas for a liveaboard woman!

Silk long underwear. She can wear them to bed, then jump out and into her foulies and stay toasty and feel really good. Underwear (Base Layer): How to Choose - REI Expert Advice
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Old 31-03-2015, 21:34   #32
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Re: Gift ideas for a liveaboard woman!

My favorite "me" item is the Kindle... not a fancy color one either. They weigh too much and suck battery power. Your run of the mill Kindle (or, if money is a bit more available) try a Paperwhite as it is backlit for viewing at night.

This is one item I LOVE and for those times at anchor, well, there's nothing like curling up with a good book. Or a couple hundred good ones. Most of the old ones are free! Newer books do cost, but for pure pleasure, I don't know anything that has netted me more pleasure of late.

I've already got the boat, anchor and chain (want more chain) but as you're prepping... I vote Kindle Paperwhite. And it will recharge off your 12-volt boat system.

Coffee maker that works off a burner (non-electric) if she's a caffeine addict is also a good choice.

Oh, and happy anniversary. All the best to you and your Better Half.
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2.5kg capacity washing machine went down well on our boat.
Coffee machine is good if you make the coffee.
Tablet with navigation program on is another good one.
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Old 31-03-2015, 22:25   #35
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Probably not what you thinking, but if she i going to live aboard - then this indispensible
Ceramicknife.org

My wife looked strangely at me when I gave her one , but now she doesn't know how she ever lived without one
THIS^^ Oh hell yes.

I have a ceramic bread knife and it is the bee's knees. I use it to cut rope, hose, foam mattresses and I even use it to cut bread and alas once in a blue moon a finger, Ouch!. It does not rust and is very very sharp. That or boat /kayak shoes, and a nice fowl weather jacket is nice too. Warm clothing or clothing that wicks, drys quickly. A nice hat with a drawstring to keep it on the head.
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Old 31-03-2015, 23:37   #36
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Walmart and Harbor Freight both sell ceramic knives. I have 3 different sizes in the kitchen. Be careful, they are not forgiving! I am still too scared to use one for paring!
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Re: Gift ideas for a liveaboard woman!

Thank you everyone for the great replies! Such great ideas here and they definitely sparked a few new ones for me. I think I'm going with the kindle, a headlamp, a waterproof backpack and one great idea was the inscribed item..however, instead of the locket, I'm having the longitude/latitude of a special spot of ours inscribed on a plaque along with a little quote from me about us...she'll be able to mount it in the boat. Thank you again!
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Thank you everyone for the great replies! Such great ideas here and they definitely sparked a few new ones for me. I think I'm going with the kindle, a headlamp, a waterproof backpack and one great idea was the inscribed item..however, instead of the locket, I'm having the longitude/latitude of a special spot of ours inscribed on a plaque along with a little quote from me about us...she'll be able to mount it in the boat. Thank you again!
Great choices. I am sure she will love them all.

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Great choices. I am sure she will love them all.

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Just remember if you give her a knife as a gift get her to pay for it somehow, like with a penny or a loonie so the knife doesn't sever the friendship. A little superstitious maybe, but why mess around with things like that.

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Don't forget to have her sign up with BookBub. It is a free service that gives you a daily email about what books have become free or discounted. You create a profile for what kinds of books you read, from which service, and how much your ceiling is for price. I get 2-6 free books just about every day in preparation for cruising where there is no cell service or internet.
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T and a nice fowl weather jacket is nice too.
All I can think of is the WKRP in Cincinnati episode where the station runs a promotional stunt, dropping free turkeys from a helicopter- frozen turkeys. "Oh, the humanity!"

A good fowl weather jacket may have saved countless lives.
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Sure will! Thanks!
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Visa card (like Capital One that charges no international fees).

Decent electronic device w/internet access for on-line shopping.

She will sort out the rest of it.

Trust me on that.
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