SAIL's Online Gift Guide

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Looking for a gift for the sailor in your life? We have compiled a list of gifts that will keep them warm, dry, and looking good.

Kids’ Terra System Croakies

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The Kids’ Terra System Croakies aren’t only adorable, they are also adjustable and interchangeable. Made in the U.S.A. out of durable woven climbing rope, these colorfast and washable sunglass savers are perfect for your mini-adventurer. $6.99. Croakies, Croakies.com

Lifelines Apparel Downhaul Bracelet

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The downhaul bracelet made by Lifelines Apparel is not only stylish but extremely durable. It’s low-stretch material guarantees a great fit throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. The main portion of the bracelet is made of AmSteel by Samson Rope. The trim color (or whipping) comes from Ropeline Whipping Twine and is spliced thoughtfully to create a long-lasting bauble. Topped off with a stainless steel shackle you now have more than just a pretty accessory, but a backup shackle if you run into a “worst-case scenario.” $30. Lifelines Apparel, lifelinesapparel.com

Avel & Men’s Notebook

This notebook from Avel & Men is not only a practical offering to have around for taking notes or planning future travels- it is a specialty item and the perfect gift for the sailor who appreciates the finer things. Made from Italian full grain leather with 160 pages of premium quality ivory paper, this notebook features four exclusive illustrations of sailing destinations and can be personalized to show someone that you had them at top of mind when you purchased this lovely gift. $128.58. Avel & Men, avel-and-men.com

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Rite in the Rain All-Weather Pen and Pad

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Speaking of notebooks, Rite in the Rain isn’t kidding with their slogan “defying mother nature.” Their products literally do just that. Whether mother nature decides to surprise you with a thunder storm, you drip some oil or grease on your pad as you navigate an engine project, or accidentally get some grime on it as you’re working in the bilge- their paper products can stand up to that- all of that. Offering everything from spiral notebooks and index cards to centennial books, these waterproof gems are sure to bring a smile to any sailor’s face. $11.75-29.95. Rite in the Rain, riteintherain.com

Nadkins Male Refresher Towelettes

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Nadkins has created a specialty product that just about any male sailor or athlete could use- because sometimes you don’t have time to shower and other times you don’t have access to one. Especially for those traveling offshore, water must be used sparingly- meaning no twenty- minute bathing in the head. With key ingredients including aloe vera, allantoin, and vitamin E, these 100% natural, non-toxic towelettes clean, cool, and deodorize leaving you feeling fresh and confident. $12.50. Nadkins, nadkins.com

Sebago Women’s Caspian Boat Shoe

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This smart women’s boat shoe is both practical and playful. It features a non-slip, non-marking rubber sole for protection in wet weather and also adds a tassel to the front for a charming effect. The genuine moccasin construction provides custom comfort and durability with OrthoLite cushioned sock lining for additional protection. An alternative to the average boat shoe, the Caspian will keep you stable, comfortable, and looking fabulous. $100. Sebago, sebago.com

Knot Theory Silicone Rings

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You no longer have to choose between style and safety. Knot Theory’s rings, with their unique, classy, timeless, simple design give you the best of both worlds. We’ve all heard the terror stories of fingers getting caught when handling the windlass or adjusting sails in rough seas. You don’t have to worry about that anymore. These rings will keep your finger safe as they are completely compatible with the active lifestyle of sailors. A popular wedding band, this ring is also a great alternative to the jewelry loving adventurer. $15.99. Knot Theory, knotheory.com

Sea to Summit X Seal & Go Containers

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If you live on a boat- then you must be somewhat like me and enjoy things that collapse and stack. Well, you’re welcome then. Sea to Summit’s collapsible food containers are not only super practical for storing your leftovers or preparing meals ahead of time but they also stack like a boss. Folding into themselves and locking into each other, you can now store an entire dinner in something that takes up about as much space a compact disc. $19.95. Sea to Summit, seatosummit.com

Helly Hansen W Salt Jacket

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This popular and proven jacket is constructed to enhance comfort by keeping you warm and dry, no matter how bad the conditions get. Not only is it waterproof, windproof, and breathable, it is also fully seem-sealed, has a quick dry lining, and is fully adjustable. Not to mention it includes add-ons like Solas reflective, a Polartec fleece collar, hand warmer pockets and a kill cord d-ring, assuring that you will be safe and sound while out in the elements. $260. Helly Hansen, hellyhansen.com

Allison Cole Jewelry

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Inspired by fond memories of summers spent on her family's boat as a child, New England native Nicole Recomendes designs a jewelry collection using maritime rope and sophisticated nautical clasps. Each piece is thoughtfully hand-made with beautiful, high-quality results.

Whether you sail, live by the ocean, or simply love nautical design, Allison Cole jewelry is one gift that it would be hard not to buy for yourself. $24-40. Allison Cole Jewelry, allisoncolejewelry.com

Salted by Jen

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Salted by Jen offers the best in cute, personalized, nautical style baubles and accessories. Ranging from bar necklaces and adorable stud earrings to key chains, seaglass jewelry and other beach inspired gifts, her affordable creations will make someone in your life feel very special. $12-24. Salted by Jen, etsy.com/shop/SALTEDBYJEN

Musto Waterproof Fleece Lined Hat

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Practical and comfortable, Musto has put out a hat that we can’t get enough of. Constructed from a waterproof and breathable fabric, this fully seam taped hat gives you weather protection when you need it the most- if it’s cold and wet. It features a peaked front to help keep the sun out of your eyes and a fleece lining that will help retain the heat from your head to keep you warm. With fold-down flaps that cover your ears and neck, this hat keeps more than just the top of your head protected. And when it’s really blowing out, a drawstring adjustment keeps the hat secure. $35. Musto, musto.com

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