If you have come here for some much needed inspiration, then you have come to the perfect place. Here are some fantastic gift ideas for every budget.
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Under £25 -
A good head torch can become a prized possession when working in the dark. This head torch from Coast has four different operating modes, a 22m beam range and a run time of around 10 hours, making it a great bit of a kit, especially for the price. The torch comes with an adjustable head band and is also available in four different colours!
A puncture resistant waterproof upright holdall that will keep all your sailing gear and valuables safe and dry. Features a practical, fold-down watertight seal that ensures no water will come into contact with your dry sailing kit. There's also a semi-transparent mesh window that enables you to easily locate your belongings.
This stylish little stainless steel flask is perfect for a sneaky drink whilst on the go. At only 5.5” in size, it will fit in your pocket with ease and even comes with a funnel so you won’t make a mess whilst filling!
Under £50 –
Every year this is one of our most popular Christmas gifts and it's not hard to see why. The scope enables you see more than 1,500 stars that are not visible to the naked eye. There are dials around the outside of the barrel that are set to the hour and date required, showing the stars and constellations visible at the same time on an accurate, computer-generated disc within. Comes with a lense cap, atitude adapter disks, and a night light.
Who doesn’t love a new pair of boots? Maindeck’s Short Grey Rubber Boot is made from 100% rubber and has a non-slip, non-marking razor cut sole. Quick drying, moisture wicking lining provides all day comfort, with a reinforced heel, instep and toe providing protection for your feet. At only £39.99 they really are a fantastic boot, especially for the price.
Reeds Nautical Almanac has been completely updated for 2020 and is the perfect companion for your next adventure. The almanac covers Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, plus Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right the way down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira.
See what’s on the horizon with Seago’s Monoculars! They’re light weight, heavy duty and incorporate a hand bearing compass and range finder. The nitrogen filled (to avoid misting) monoculars have 8 times magnification and at only 14cm long, fit in your pocket with ease.
Under £100 –
Know someone who is always losing track of time? Well this is the perfect gift for them! Chatham’s Quickfix Brass Clock has a tarnish free coating that provides excellent protection and a great visual look. The instruments inside the clock will resist tarnishing even when exposed to the harshest marine environments for extended periods, making this a quality gift that will stand the test of time.
Coming in at just under the £100 mark is Seago’s Active Pro Life Jacket (Pro Sensor). A new life jacket not only makes for a great present, but it could also save someone’s life.
The life jacket has a 3D contour design that reduces the surface area in contact with your body so the life jacket is almost unnoticeable when being worn. S-design lung technology is also included, which will stop wash coming up the centre of the life jacket and into your mouth, preventing the risk of secondary drowning.
Over £100 –
With its stylish looks and excellent versatility its not hard to see why this is one of our best selling jackets, which is why we just had to include it in this list. The jacket is built from two lightweight layers of laminated soft handle fabric that is complete with a durable water repellent finish. The seams are fully taped for a 100% waterproof seal and there's also an internal security pocket, making this a must for any wardrobe.
Quite simply the ultimate sailing boot. Crafted from a supple full grain leather and lined with insulating GORE-TEX that keeps your feet warm and waterproof while remaining completely breathable. The boots also feature Dubarry's award-winning non slip, non marking sole that is made from a technical compound of rubber that provides excellent grip whilst remaining hard and durable. There's even an 'Extra Fit' fit option that is suitable for those with wider feet.
Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing activities in the UK, largely helped by the fact it's a great form of exercise and is fun for all the family. Whether you've never stepped foot on a paddleboard before or are an expert, this is the perfect kit for people of all levels of ability.
So there we go. twelve fantastic gift ideas across four different price brackets. If you haven’t found the perfect present from this list, I hope it’s given you some inspiration! Don’t forget, we also have gift cards available. So if you’re looking for a gift for someone that already has everything, then this gift is perfect for them.
This year we have created a dedicated Christmas Shop with numerous categories, with the aim of making it easier than ever to find the perfect gift. You can check it out, here.
Thank you for reading - from everyone at Pirates Cave, have a very Merry Christmas!