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2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Boater Edition

2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Boater Edition

I get it – you’re probably thinking, “How creative. Another Hallmark Holiday gift guide article…” – which is a valid thought, however this “cheesy gift guide” may just be the answer to your gift-giving prayers. Who knows, it may even make that special someone buy you a boat. Whether this person is an avid sport fisherman, casual boater, astute Captain, or refined yachtsman – we’ve got you covered with these top Valentine’s Gifts for Boaters.

If you still need a gift for your Valentine this February 14th, then continue reading below to find 15 thoughtfully selected Valentine’s Gifts for Boaters. Moreover, the gifts will delight not only your beloved boater but also a small business owner! A handful of the gifts on this list are sold only on Etsy, an online marketplace that allows small business owners to meet their ideal customers – it’s a win for everyone!

Top Valentine’s Gifts for Boaters

1. Watercolor Boat Portrait

Who wouldn’t want a custom watercolor-based portrait of their boat? With the final piece delivered as a digital file within 2-5 business days, this gift is certainly perfect for someone who spends their better days out on the water.

Watercolor Boat Portrait

Seller: FunnyThingsArtStudioN/A

2. Nautical Silver & Gold Knot Bracelet

Tie the knot this Valentine’s Day by getting your girl a knot loop bracelet. The Cape Cod Nautical Loop Knot Bracelet is made with sterling silver wire and a 14k yellow gold ball. The ball hooks into the knot to open and close the bracelet. This simple, yet elegant knot bracelet is the perfect piece to spice up her collection and show her how much you love her!

Seller: CapeCodLifestyleBuzzards Bay, Massachusetts

3. Custom Engraved Charcuterie Board — Valentine’s Gifts for Boaters

Perfect for Mom or Grandma, this darling charcuterie board will make all the guests swoon at the next dinner party. Made with premium bamboo wood and custom engraved to your liking – each board is made to last a lifetime. They also come with a laser-engraved stainless steel spreader knife and nautical rope décor.

Seller: cornercraftshop – N/A, California

4. GlobalFIX V4 EPIRB

Looking out for a loved one’s safety is a great way to tell someone you love them without actually saying it. By gifting your boating enthusiast an EPIRB, you can do just that this Valentine’s Day. it’s important to have safety equipment you can count on. Designed with high-efficiency electronics that are built for performance, the GlobalFix™ V4 GP Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB provides the protection you can trust in an emergency situation. Should the unexpected happen, this EPIRB will relay your location to a vast network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to get you home more easily.

Seller: ACR ElectronicsFort Lauderdale, Florida

5. Inflatable Platform/Dock

NautiBuoy offers two series of inflatable platforms that can be arranged into four different set-ups: end-to-end, T-shape, side-by-side, and L-shape linking options are all possible. Additionally, 4 different platform sizes are available. Platforms are made from a 7.5” deep drop stitch, which is packed down to an easily storable size, perfect for every sized yacht. There are two surface material options to choose from – UV-resistant teak or contemporary diamond non-skid PVC.


Seller: NautiBuoyBuckfastleigh, United Kingdom

6. Boat Cleat Rack — Gifts for Boaters on Valentine’s Day

These boat cleat racks are a clever way to add a unique nautical accent to any area! Made of pine planks and 4″ galvanized iron cleats, these clever wall pieces would certainly be a suitable rack for towels, backpacks, hats, purses, or keys. Made with materials to withstand any element, these racks are suitable for both indoors and outdoors, including harsh saltwater environments.


Seller: WillisWoodDesignGreenwood, South Carolina

7. Nightwave Marine Navigational Camera

Ladies, impress your man this Valentine’s Day by setting him up with this savvy Nightwave camera by SiOnyx. Nightwave is an ultra-low-light marine camera built around a patented Black Silicon BSI CMOS sensor. It allows all levels of mariners to easily spot obstacles and debris in moonless starlight without white light or expensive thermal cameras – navigating safely, avoiding collisions, and maximizing time on the water. Featuring <1 millilux moonless starlight sensitivity, with Nightwave you will see well beyond human eyesight and detect man-sized objects at 150 meters.


Seller: SiOnyxBeverly, Massachusetts

8. Customizable Oyster Shell

Do you know someone’s favorite NOAA chart location? How about their favorite or most frequented port, harbor, or island? Well, regardless of the location type, you can end your gift search here if you answered yes to either of those two questions! The seller, OneRedSail creates the most darling oyster shells that can illustrate just that, with a nautical twist. This could also be a wonderful gift idea for other sentimental occasions, such as anniversaries, engagements, or weddings. Additionally, the oyster shell can be made into an ornament or jewelry dish, even displayed as home décor and on centerpiece arrangements. The possibilities are truly endless!


Seller: OneRedSailAbington, Massachusetts

9. Metal Nautical Star & Compass — Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boaters

Tell that special someone they’re a star and know the way to your heart by giving them this rustic metal compass piece! Crossmetalworks is a USMC Veteran owned and operated Etsy shop that specializes in both cutting and hand-finishing steel that’s made from their 200-year-old family-owned steel mill. Made in sizes from 10″ to 72″, this piece can also be personalized with initials or a family/boat name. Truly a timeless accent piece for anybody’s walls.


Seller: CrossmetalworksBossier City, Louisiana

10. Italian Design Coiled Rope Teak Coaster Set

Icons of nautical style, beautifully coiled rope “lines” are woven into elegant and durable accessories, perfect for a home or yacht. The Coiled Rope Teak Coasters protect the surface while adding a subtle nautical ambiance to the space. Hand-made by Italian craftsmen, each coaster has a teak wood base and an inlaid compass rose design. Rubber pads on the bottom protect the table surface and help keep the coasters from sliding.

Seller: Nautical LuxuriesNew Port Beach, California

11. Anchor Suit

Have someone you love that isn’t the best at anchor management, but you could never tell them that? Well, look no further. Nearly anyone can keep their anchor gear in a visually pleasing, neatly assembled, and readily deployable state with this boat anchor cover. Conveniently constructed using 100% marine grade components – 5 mil Neoprene, YKK Zippers, Canvas Reinforced Interior, and Webbing Handle Reinforced With Grommets and Finished Ends.

Seller: Innovative Marine GroupWestport, Maryland

12. Vintage Nautical Knots Wall Art — Valentine’s Day Boating Gifts

Etsy seller, DavesOffice, boasts over 51,000 sales since 2016. Specializing in patent print and vintage posters, this shop has a poster for pretty much everyone. The seller personally selected each image and has done digital restoration and manipulation. This octopus piece is 1 of over 30 nautical-themed prints offered, which can be made in 16 different colors and 9 different sizes. Additionally, each print design can be fully customized by selecting from options for both the paper and ink color.

Seller: DavesOfficeLos Angeles, California

13. Yellowfin Tuna Metal Wall Art

This picture does not do this fish justice, and neither will the picture of their face when you give them this! This stunning sign is hand painted with House of Colors candy automotive paint and automotive clear, making it extra vibrant and incredibly longlasting. Created using marine grade aluminum makes this piece is lightweight and easy to hang up, as well as prevents any rust. All signs are made in-house at the Wicked Wall Art shop in Florida.

Seller: WickedWallArtllcDunnellon, Florida

 14. SeaRaft Sea Pool Marina

Know someone with a superyacht? Then a SeaRaft Sea Pool Marina is the ideal gift. This recreational toy is both any superyacht owner’s and their guest’s 3 pm-work-lull-day dreams. Raising comfort and entertainment to the highest level. SeaRaft also offers excellent leisure use of our platforms, such as Sea Pools with netting, for swimming in safety. Pools are normally made up of four component platforms, making them easy to handle and assemble.

Seller: SeaRaftRijksstraatweg, The Netherlands

15. Personalized Boat Night Light — Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boat Lovers

A wonderful pick for any young blossoming boater you may have in your life. Made in New York, Mirror Magic produces premium quality LED Lights. Their team of designers will work with you to personalize your LED light and will ship your design within the very same day! You can personalize your night light with anything – a name, boat, fish, instrument, number, athlete, quote, business, etc. – the possibilities are endless!

Seller: MirrorMagicGiftsLevittown, New York

Valentine’s Day Ideas For Boaters

Love is in the air AND on the water. Say goodbye to the ordinary flower and dinner arrangements this 2023. If you’re looking to plan an exciting day out on the water for the special person in your life, rather than buying something – then check out two other useful articles:


Valentine’s Day Ideas Aboard a Yacht

Top Valentine’s Day Date Ideas on the Water


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