Six Christmas Gifts Suggestions for the Sailor in Your Life

There is always plenty of stuff to buy if you’re a sailor, so buying a gift for Christmas should be a doddle.


The biggest problem is probably, does she already have it? If she owns a boat, odds are she has most things, and the overdraft to prove it, if not, there is a wider opportunity for Christmas indulgence.


Here are six simple ideas for you to consider when buying for the sailor in your life;

  1. The Yachting Monthly’s ‘Confessions’ book is a nice buy. It will make your sailing buddy feel better as they read about the very many mistakes and idiotic actions undertaken by others whilst on the water.

  2. For the man in your life, buying a gadget is always a win. Try the new (and unfeasibly tiny) GoPro Session video and stills camera. It fits to a head or chest band or onto a selfie stick and enables the user to get stuck into the action and still record it in full HD too! It’s also fully waterproof and rugged.

  3. If cold feet are a problem, look no further than the ultimate in waterproof, breathable sock technology from British company, Sealskinz. Their socks and beanies are waterproof and yet breathable. Perfect for the ocean sailor. Prices from £34.95

  4. Magazine subscriptions are always a popular choice. If they are your thing then your sailing loved one might appreciate a 12 month subscription to Yachting World, one of the best yachting magazines out there.

  5. To keep your loved-one safe, why not consider the Spinlock 275N Deck Vest lifejacket? It’s comfy to wear, looks great and keeps you safe if you aren’t so steady on your feet on Boxing day!

  6. Best of all, why not buy a week or weekend on the water in sunny Gibraltar! We offer fun weekends or structured RYA sailing courses to suit your experience level. Why not buy one of our Jolly Parrot gift vouchers ?


Of course, if you’re really running short on ideas this Christmas you could always consider buying your boat-owning pal next year’s almanac. It may not be very exciting, but it’s useful and essential - and not cheap either. You may even secure an invite to use it in anger, on the water!