31 Perfect Nautical Gifts Ideas For Boating Enthusiasts

Updated on September 15, 2022 Updated on Sep 15, 2022
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    Ahoy! Are you looking for a nautical gift for your sea-loving friend? Let us help you find it. Our gift guide will help you choose a gift that will spark joy in every boater’s eyes! Here are our favorite nautical-themed gifts that are inspired by the sea for your favorite boating enthusiasts.

  1. Lobster Rope Doormat
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    Each mat is multi-colored and one-of-a-kind! These are the Original Lobster Rope Doormats from The New England Trading Company, as seen on NBC’s Today. They are handwoven in Maine using recycled Maine fishing rope. Extremely durable and weather-resistant. Fully reversible. Colors are vibrant and cheerful on your doorstep. An authentic rope is a piece of Maine history. 

  3. Nautical Cleat Mugs
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    Drinking your morning joe from the bow of a boat? We’d all love that. Bring a touch of nautical charm to your daily routine—wherever you live—with these unique mugs. Each stoneware design features a rich seafoam green glaze and clever, easy-to-grip handle that looks exactly like a dock’s cleat when tipped on its side. A fun gift for sailors or beach lovers comes in a set of two, so they can enjoy their favorite pick-me-up with a first mate or deckhand.

  5. Nautical Glassware


    Come together and celebrate your special occasions, places, and memories with these wine glasses. The set is made of acrylic and stemless, so they won’t shatter or tip over as easily as stemmed glasses. Use them on your boat, patio, poolside, picnics, beach house, lake house, camping, outdoor BBQ, and at parties.

  7. Ship Wheel Cheese Board
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    The Mariner Cheese Board makes a perfect gift for boating enthusiasts with its helm-shaped rubberwood construction and four stainless steel cheese tools with rubberwood handles that fit snugly into slots on the board’s side resembling helm handles. Tools include crumbly cheese chisel knife, cheese fork, blunt-tipped cheese knife, and pointed-tip cheese knife. 

  9. Nautical Knot Mat
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    This classic Rope-designed doormat can bring the sea to their home. It is environmentally friendly and made from 100% bio-degradable materials that may be used indoor or outdoor.

  11. Gone, Sailing Pillow
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    Shaped like a classic lifesaver with a red and white color scheme, this accent pillow rescues boring rooms in need of a little fun. Perfect for any beach house or boat.

  13. Poop Deck Sign
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    Ideal for posting in a boat, boathouse, or any room featuring a nautical decor theme, this brilliant brass sign informs everyone what room it identifies. With a textured background and polished framing, this distinctive sign will be perfectly at home on your boat or make you feel like you’re on your boat when at home or in the office.

  15. Porthole Flask
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    Designed to resemble a porthole, this nautical-themed flask allows for an easy view of the contents. Crafted from polished stainless steel with a glass window, the flask is stylish and practical. Carry up to 4 ounces of beverage and see immediately when a refill is in order. A screw top keeps contents secure and the container leakproof.

  17. Rowboat Serving Dish
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    Guests will love snacking on dockside delights from this aluminum sailboat server. The four sections inside the hull hold nuts, candy, relishes olives, or whatever floats your boat at your next dinner party. The creative cargo includes paddle-like spoons made from Sheesham wood and a built-in napkin holder in the mast.

  19. Compass Leather Journal


    Designed to be a cherished keepsake, you can use the same stylish writing journal cover for years. The sleek faux leather cover is padded and feels lustrous in your hands, and has a classic debossed artwork on the cover. The sewn binding lays flat without help, and a colorful ribbon bookmark keeps your place.

  21. Boat Shelves
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    This cute boat shelf set is the perfect decor for ocean themed bathroom, living room, or nursery room. Featured with a decorative fishnet, starfish, and seashell, the wood boat decoration will add a nautical touch to your home or beach house. 

  23. Ocean Winch Salt and Pepper Mills
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    Allow us to cruise this design by you. Inspired by a classic sailing winch, these sleek grinders give meals a delicious sprinkle of seasoning. Each mill is constructed from durable stainless steel, aluminum, and ceramic, adding a nautical touch to your tabletop. Finished with an elegant cherry wood base, they stay secure, whether you’re seasoning at home or on the high seas.

  25. Sea Coffee Table Book
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    Showcasing cutting-edge underwater photography from the world’s leading marine and nature photographers, The Life & Love of the Sea is a breathtaking visual tour of the ocean’s great diversity and seascape. Readers will experience land meeting the sea with images of dramatic coastlines, barrier reefs, and island chains, as well as the spectacular power of the ocean through a stunning collection of wave photography.

  27. Nautical Bookends
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    These old-fashioned nautical-themed bookends are made of iron using the sand casting method, so they are solid pieces. This casting method also helps to accentuate the delicate details on these chic, fun, and functional art pieces, so when you use them in your home, you not only have a fully functional piece but a beautifully defined one as well. Perfect gift for book lovers or marine and ocean enthusiasts. This anchor and propeller bookend set will be a welcoming addition to any home or boat!

  29. Driftwood and Sea Glass Wind Chime
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    These artisans handcraft beach Glass Wind Chime are made in Bali. Using sandblasted glass and found wood pieces, each one is an original. Glass makes a gentle tinkling sound when the wind blows. Lovely in the garden or entryway and doubles as wall décor.

  31. Dish Towels
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    These dish towels are absorbent and durable made of cotton material reminiscent of traditional flour sacks. This set contains three nautical-themed prints. The construction results in a low lint finish making this the preferred dish drying towel. Decorated with cute, chic packaging, these towels make a great hostess, wedding, or housewarming gift! 

  33. Badass Whiskey Decanter
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    This unique handcrafted, lead-free decanter has an intricate handcrafted ship in striking detail, transporting you to the sea and the beauty of the ocean. The dispenser is made of 304 stainless steel, rust-resistant and leak-proof, tight-fitting glasses stopper to keep your drink fresh and flavorful. Brings you a better whiskey drinking experience. It comes with two whiskey glasses—the perfect gift for a whiskey lover.

  35. Nautical Sock Set
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    Menswear can sometimes feel a little limiting when it comes to fashion. Say goodbye to boring colors, minimum patterns, and zero personality. Happy Socks seeks to spread happiness to the world through a colorful variety of high-quality socks and underwear. Each pair is made from quality material, a touch of craftsmanship, and a whole lot of creativity.

  37. Pirate and Mermaid Dish Towel
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    Say it with sass with this cheeky dish towel with a screen printed sentiment. A blue and white cotton dish towel lending an “A Salty Pirate Lives Here… With His Beautiful Mermaid” sentiment with a mermaid, pirate, ship, and sea designs. Machine-washable. 

  39. Romantic Keychain


    The Anchor is a symbol of hope, steadfastness, and being strong and stable. That paired with an “In high tide or low tide I’ll be by your side” quote makes a perfect gift for your hubby’s house or boat keys.

  41. Nautical Coasters


    These fun and eclectic decorative anchor coasters come in a set of four. Each decorative Coaster adds a nice nautical touch to your home. Made of ceramic they are the ideal piece for nautical enthusiasts and beach-lovers alike. 

  43. Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
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    Our everyday speech is peppered with sailors’ language—the perfect companion for etymology lovers, factophiles, ocean dreamers, and the conversationally curious. Three Sheets to the Wind features 200 words and expressions that are nautically inspired. Alphabetically organized (from A to Sea), readers can also enjoy 100 original illustrations and relevant excerpts from the great novels of Melville, Forester, O’Brian, and others. 

  45. Sailboat Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    This two-piece set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers feature hand-painted watercolor stripes, embossed “S” And “P.” Shakers serve as boat “sails” that fit perfectly in the mango wood boat base.

  47. Life Preserver Wine Cover
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    Ahoy, all wine drinkers! The Life Preserver Wine Bottle Cover adds nautical flair to any seaside picnic or a maritime-themed table setting. Shaped like a traditional life vest, it is sure to put a smile on the face of any boater, beach lover, or lake enthusiast. It makes a great gift for father’s day, graduation, or your favorite ocean-loving hostess. Adjustable bottle neck strap and the elastic band easily fit standard 750ml wine bottles and 22oz beer bottles.

  49. Tide Times
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    Tide Timers are a perfect gift for anyone with a coastal home or boat, fishermen, swimmers, surfers, and beachcombers. They offer a simple, reliable way to keep track of the tides! The tides operate on moon time, where each tidal day has 24 hours and 50 1/2 minutes, so high and low tides do not occur at the same hour each day. The Tide Timer’s red ball hand conveniently shows –at a glance – how many hours until the next High or Low tide in your area. 

  51. Clam Shell Serving Platter
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    Serving your favorite seaweed salad (or whatever delectable suits the little mermaid in you) on this beautiful clamshell serving platter will have your guests singing Under The Sea Buy from Uncommongoods.com

  • Personalized Cutting Board
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    This is a great birthday gift for a new boat owner or a sailing enthusiast. They can display the engraved side and cut it on the solid side. You get a beautiful piece of home décor and a usable cooking tool all in one. Made from 100% natural bamboo. Bamboo is stronger, lighter, and more sustainable for the earth than traditional hardwoods.

  • Fish Nautical Ornaments 
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    This hanging wood fish ornament is handcrafted of premium wood and wrapped with fishnet. These rustic wooden fish measures 12.5 X 3 inches, and it comes with a hanging rope and easy to hang on the wall. Hand-carved wood fish is perfect wall art for entryway decor, kitchen decor, bathroom decor, or nautical themed room. It makes a great housewarming gift idea for family or friends who are beach lovers.

  • Brass Ship History Sextant


    A sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects. Its primary use is to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon, known as the altitude. A common use of the sextant is to sight the sun at noon to find one’s latitude. It’s all parts. You are moving, can be used for basic observation, or suitable for collectors and can be a gift for someone.

  • Shell Vase


    This glass vase will fit in perfectly with your nautical decor. It can be used to hold flowers, shells, potpourri, glass beads, and more. The vase measures 8 inches in length. 

  • Anchor Ice Cube Tray
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    It is easy to add personality to any beverage with this ice mold. Surprise your guests with anchor ice cubes to keep their beverages chilly. This silicone tray is also perfect for nautical-themed chocolates and desserts too! The mold is made of flexible yet durable silicone that allows ice to pop out easily.