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Whether you're decorating your home, lighting candles, or celebrating yourself, here are some great tips for your family cruiser when exchanging gifts for the holidays. If you have sailors in your family, there's always something you need. So leave your tie and table lamp for others to buy. Here are 40 great gifts for true sailors.Read More gifts for pontoon boat owners


To learn more about gift ideas, see our previous gift guide. Happy Holidays!


Kicker respects Marine Media Center

Kicker Premium Marine Media Center is used by Kicker

Kicker respects Marine Media Center

Make great marine investments on your gift list with Kicker Marine Audio's Premium Marine Media Center. It comes with features like a 240 watt space unit with a dazzling white color LCD display. RCA outputs for front and rear subwoofers and two zones; Bluetooth; 4 sets of RCA output for easy expansion; Support RCA strategies; USB charging; USB drive reading; Camera/video input with wiring harness or push button. 6 channels can accommodate up to 12 speakers. This also includes NMEA 2000 interface, AM/FM/Wake Bands and SiriusXM (with name). $569.95; Amazon.co.uk


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Veratron VL Flex Battery Monitor

Veratron VL Flex Battery Monitor by Veratron

Veratron VL Flex Battery Monitor

This holiday gift will make any great cruiser happy. The VL Flex Battery Monitor provides important information about battery status and charge. It can display voltage, current and capacity percentage in addition to 12 volt and 24 volt DC systems. Featuring a compact 1.44" gauge, the system works with a flood cell, AGM and gel battery and is configured with Veratron's mobile app. Water gauge (optional) can be used to monitor the oil or water tank lever.There are nine bezel colors available. $229.99 for the 12V model, $329.99 for the 24V; veratron.com


Lowrance Elite FS-Series MFDs

Lowrance by Lowrance Elite Series FS MFD

Lowrance Elite FS-Series MFDs

Gifts - The new Elite FS Series MFDs from Lowrance. This display combines ActiveTarget Live Sonar, Active Imaging, SideScan, DownScan, and C-Map Contour+ high-resolution fishing charts. The series includes Ethernet and NMEA 2000 connectivity, allowing anglers to add a Halo dome radar or outboard pilot, or share audio, maps, transcripts and other data using from various image sources. Available in 7" and 9" color displays, the Elite FS Series includes a variety of model options with and without Active Imaging and ActiveTarget Live Sonar transducer solutions. From $899 Amazon.com


Garmin Striker Vivid Fish Finder

Garmin Striker Vivid Fish Finder Powered by Garmin

Garmin Striker Vivid Fish Finder

Boat anglers will be delighted to pick up the Garmin Striker Vivid series fish finder. High-contrast color selection and selection of 16 palettes make it easy to distinguish fish and patterns. Featuring Garmin's Chubby traditional sonar and Chubby ClearVu and SideVu scanning sonar technology, this angler is designed to help anglers see the pure face of fish. Available with 4, 5, 7, or 9" color information, this series features a keyboard interface and comes with an integrated GPS receiver and Quickdraw Contours mapping software. $179.99 to $599.99; buy.garmin.com


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Standard Horizon GX2400 Matrix

Standard Horizon by GX2400 Matrix Standard Horizon

Standard Horizon GX2400 Matrix

Make sure the registered passenger is in communication with the Standard Horizon GX2400 VHF GPS. Integrate a two channel AIS receiver and GPS to display the AIS mediated interface reflecting your location on the LCD radio display. The NMEA 2000 connector allows connection to similar devices. The sound cancellation function reduces ambient noise during transmission and reception. There is also a 30 watt speaker system (speaker not included) and a sound mixer. The display has a day/night mode to improve reading. $449.99; standardhorizon.com


Clarion GR10BT audio receiver

Clarion GR10BT Audio Receiver from Clarion

Clarion GR10BT audio receiver

Riders on their list will love the compact, sealed sound that fits the standard 3-inch gauge hole. The large LCD screen provides a clear day and night view, and built-in Bluetooth stereo sound from a variety of devices. The multi-band tuner receives radio broadcasts from anywhere in the world and the weather forecast always keeps you up to date with the marine weather. Equipped with 4-channel RCA line output, you can connect the subwoofer to boost bass. $241.99; Amazon.co.uk


Glomex webBoat 4G Live EVO

Glomex webBoat 4G live EVO used by Glomex

Glomex webBoat 4G Live EVO

Like all sailors need an internet connection on the water. That's what makes the compact and lightweight Glomex webBoat 4G Live Evo dome a great gift for the holidays. It can provide a fast internet connection up to 15 miles off the coast and is ideal for small boats with limited space. It combines two 4G/3G antennas, a Wi-Fi antenna and an integrated 3G/4G/Wi-Fi router to create an access point that can use up to 24 special Wi-Fi-enabled channels simultaneously. It can also convert mobile phone data into Wi-Fi signal, like that of a ship. The router uses a SIM card in an 8" tall x 5" inch dome. $373; Amazon.co.uk


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ACR BB Stick

ACR BB stick provided by ACR

ACR BB Stick

A great Christmas gift for sailors is the ACR Bivy Stick Interactive Satellite Messenger. The 4-inch-tall device works with the cell phone to give you affordable options for texting, tracking and sharing your location, accessing maps, viewing weather forecasts, and making stress calls. This easy-to-use device, which requires a subscription fee, weighs just 3 ounces and works with your smartphone anywhere you see the sky. SOS button to call emergency services. $349.95 + $58.33/month for 6 months; Amazon.co.uk


Techron Protection Plus

Techron Protection Plus Chevron

Techron Protection Plus

Providing a wide range of oil additives, Techron Protection Plus provides chemical detergency, corrosion resistance and oil stabilization. This three-in-one system provides excellent oil protection and cooling for listed gifts on the boat. All pit stops are recommended, and of course to save fuel in cold weather or other layups. One ounce contains 10 gallons of oil. $9.30 per 10 oz bottle from chevronlubricants.com


Spot Gen4 Satellite Messaging

Spot Gen4 Sat Messenger Free Space

Spot Gen4 Satellite Messaging

Spot Gen4 is a very good packaging product. It offers traceability, interaction with the card, water resistance and an elegant and ergonomic design. Designed to provide affordable communication with friends, family and fellow sailors with the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center using GPS location and satellite links provided by Globalstar. You can easily view your location on the interface. $99.99; Amazon.co.uk


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Small EZ Fabry Coat

Pettit Paint by Pettit EZ Fabricoat

Small EZ Fabry Coat

If the sailor on your gift list suffers from colorless, sun-kissed plastics, Pettit EZ Fabricoat offers an inexpensive way to reclaim beautiful, vibrant color and extend the life of your marine laundry. Available in a variety of colors and covers 12 square feet per box. Works on vinyl upholstery and PVC panels, inflatable boats, etc. $17.88; tiv.com


Large Flotool Conductive Portable Oil Filter

Flotool Large conductive portable oil filter Courtesy Flotool

Large Flotool Conductive Portable Oil Filter

Put sailors on your safe list while you refuel. The Flotool Large Conductive Portable Oil Filter is inserted into the oil inlet to remove runoff and debris from petroleum or petroleum products stored in the storage tank. It can remove bacteria as small as 50 microns. Anti-static and self-cleaning features allow oil to flow at a rate of 5 gallons per minute. $40.99 Westmarine.com


West Marine Oil Change Guide

West Marine West Marine Manual Oil Changer

West Marine Oil Change Guide

If a passenger on the list rides a boat, sterndrive, jet, or four-stroke outboard, the fuel must be changed. Of course, the best way is to get it out of the oil pan to the ground. However, for the mid-season transition to underwater storage vessels, the West Marine Manual oil changer allowed the job to be done without the vessel. (Be sure to free the oil pan at the end of the season.) A vacuum is used to drain the oil from the dipstick tube, so no heavy equipment is needed. Holds 6.9 quarts (6.5 liters). $74.99; Westmarine.com


Humminbird Mega Live Photos

Humminbird Mega Live Imaging Powered Humminbird

Humminbird Mega Live Photos

Take a look at the boat fisherman on the setup when you turn on Humminbird's Mega Live Imaging system. On the transducer mounted on the trolling motor shaft, the system informs the fish and the model in time. Mega Live Imaging manually twists the transducer view up to 150 feet into one of three modes: low, forward, or landscape. Awarded 2021 ICAST Fishing Tackle Industry Best Electronic Category. $1,499 for Converter Package; humminbird.com


the stars shine with salt

The shining star shines from the shining star

the stars shine with salt

It is important to remove the brine after a trip ashore. Removing towers, t-tops and clear shields requires extra time and effort and requires cleaning and scraping at all angles and joints. So every sailor on the list will enjoy Star Brite.