7 Best Gifts for Sailors
A soft breeze, water surface to the horizon, sails overhead, and the bright sun is merrily tangled in them ... Have you imagined? Do you now understand why your friend is so eager to sail away from the shore, why his life passes on board a yacht or boat, despite the lack of living conditions familiar to a modern person?
People with such an unusual hobby should be given no less special gifts. And the sailors themselves, as a rule, are not simple people, in some ways even harsh and tough. And the things that surround them most often should be functional, compact, not requiring additional resources and of high quality.
Thanks to the worldwide network, the problem of finding the right gift usually does not arise, but with so many options, choosing can be problematic. We’ll try to help and offer our TOP-7 gift ideas for sailors.
1. Sailing ammunition
There is a lot of physical work on any sea vessel, which is best done in special clothes and shoes. Your sailor will definitely need sailing gloves. They will protect hands from blisters and calluses, stay dry and safe in any weather, ensure grip when the sailor needs to firmly grab onto a rope, steering wheel or metal handrail.
A pair of high-quality waterproof shoes, as well as special “dry” bags where you can put your things without fear that they will get wet, even falling into the water, will be just as necessary for a lover to travel through the sea.
2. Waterproof gadgets
Any road is not complete without a navigator, and even at sea such a gadget is all the more necessary, direction indicators have not yet been installed in the sea spaces. Therefore, a marine navigator will be the best present. Built-in world maps and a barometer will further ensure the safety of your loved ones.
You might need to supplement the usefulness with pleasantness and add to the navigator such a wonderful device as an echo sounder with GPS. By coordinating it with the navigator, the boater will be able to track any marine life and enjoy the spectacle of schools of fish gliding in the water. And if the owner of the boat likes to dive, then a waterproof camera can become an alternative to the echo sounder. Then the traveler will be able to share amazing photos and videos with their loved ones.
Such a handy device as binoculars is a perfect gift for a sea lover and will certainly come in handy when traveling. The ability to magnify the picture several times, allowing you to see the surroundings in the smallest detail, the built-in rangefinder and the military standard for shock resistance and grip reliability will greatly facilitate your friend's sea life.
GPS is great, modern and safe, but a compass and a bell will give your friend's ship a truly marine atmosphere. Such gifts will surely give him almost boyish pleasure, awakening a light adventurous streak inside. And if these gifts are also decorated in the old style, then, taking a group of friends, your sailor will immediately want to go in search of treasures.
Sails, handrails, sea and ropes are the eternal environment of sailors. Different types of ropes are a kind of lifestyle of sea travelers, they need not only to be able to knit them with various tricky knots, but also to quickly cut them if such a need arises. Give a sailor a special durable marine knife and he will not have such problems. Such a weapon is capable of cutting any rope – from a tightrope to a cable or mooring. Supplement the knife with a sharpener so that the knife always remains in working condition.
An alternative to a sea knife could be a Swiss Army knife. Here, in addition to the knife itself, the sailor will receive several more useful items – a fork, a corkscrew, etc.
In the sea, the sun’s rays are always reflected from the water surface, and this can damage eyesight. Give a yachtsman a pair of sunglasses and your friend’s vision will not deteriorate. When choosing such a gift, pay attention not only to the modern design, but also to the fact that the glasses are equipped with polarized lenses – they reflect not only the sun’s rays, but also glare.
If your friend goes to sea alone, then give him company, for example, a portrait of his pet in full naval uniform. Together they will not be bored!