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Top 5 Best Sailing Gift Ideas For Dad

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

Here at Florida Family Travel Guide, we have a lot of sailing friends and family. When it’s time to give them a gift, you can't go wrong with one of these great sailing gifts. From boating accessories to apparel, here are our top picks for the best sailing gifts.

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Gifts for Sailors

The Perfect Boating Cooler

The RTIC Soft Pack 30 is a versatile cooler perfect for the sailing dad. It is a leak-proof, foam-insulated cooler that holds up to 30 cans. We appreciate the durability of this cooler since it is made out of laminated fabric and is sweatproof. If you live in a humid area, then the father in your life will enjoy this feature. It will keep drinks and food cold for hours, making it perfect for picnics on the boat or at the dock. The sturdy nylon material won't crack or break, even when dropped from a height, so you can rest assured that your contents will be safe inside. The welded zipper closure is another positive feature of this perfect boating cooler. It comes in a few color variations as well. That's why we recommend the RTIC cooler as one of the best sailing gifts to give.

Polarized Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a great present, especially these Costa Del Mar Men's Tuna Alley 580g Rectangular Sunglasses. They have 100% UV blockage for maximum protection and are 100% polarized to keep the reflected glare away when sailing. Another huge plus to these glasses is the glass lenses which help keep scratches away. Plus, Costa Del Mar has a great warranty program. Costa Del Mar fans will love this latest addition to their collection of high-quality sunglasses. Any sailor in your life would love to have these sunglasses as a sailing gift.

Flip Flops

Looking for men's sandals with a rubber sole? Take a peek at these OluKai Men's Ohana flip-flops that are part of the Makai Collection. We think these have a super comfortable footbed and fit men's feet whether they are narrow or wide. The Non-slip EVA footbed will mold to the foot over time. Another positive to these shoes is that they were made to last and continue to look great over time. These sandals truly hold up well and any sailing fan would love to have these as a sailing gift.

Sailing Logbook

If the father in your life is looking for a new logbook, then look no further. The Logbook for Cruising Under Sail is a serious logbook. There are dedicated sections to this book for engine logs, radio logs, and waypoint lists. The durability of this book is attractive because it has tough sturdy binding. Also, keeping a log of your sailing trips is a great way to remember the good times and share them with others. It's also helpful for keeping track of what went well, what didn't go so well, and how you might improve in future trips.

If you're just getting started as a sailor or are learning from someone else, keep a logbook for your lessons so that you can look back at it later on in case there's anything new that comes up that you're not sure about. That's why this logbook is one of the best sailing gifts for new sailors.


Looking for a great multitool to take along when sailing? We suggest the LEATHERMAN, Wave Plus Multitool which comes with 18 tools including pliers, screwdrivers, scissors, saw, bottle/can openers, and knives just to name a few. There are currently two color options to choose from (black or silver). This is one of the best sailing gifts to give since this is a small portable tool that can be taken anywhere with the sailor in your life.

If you are looking for a gift for a sailor, then I hope this list has been helpful. If you know someone who loves sailing, here are some ideas that will make them happy.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and Floridian. We like to visit beautiful Florida resorts and beaches, Florida State Parks, and explore destinations by boat. I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.


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