The holidays are here, and that means searching for the right gifts for friends and family. For the boat owner in your life, boating accessories make for great gifts. Whether it’s something small for a gift exchange or more valuable for a close loved one, boating accessories feel personal and are often very useful to the recipient. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.

YETI Portable Cooler

YETI coolers are widely regarded as some of the best on the market. As a gift, we like the YETI Roadie cooler, which is more affordable and great for boaters as it can easily be carried by one individual. It holds up to 14 cans with a 2:1 ice ratio. Plus, they are extremely durable and will keep beverages shockingly cold even on a hot, sunny day on the water.

Monocular Scope

A monocular scope is a quick, handy way for boaters to see off in the distance, whether it’s for safety or sightseeing purposes. Many of today’s monoculars feature grips for secure use on the water and offer high-definition views of objects in the distance. Best of all, these cost anywhere from $20-$50, on average.

West Marine Portable LED Marine Spotlight

This waterproof light comes with a shatterproof lens, making it incredibly durable for boaters.It features two power settings and can operate for up to 8 hours on fully charged batteries. This is a handy gift for any boater, particularly those who enjoy evening or night time cruises.

Florida Mariner Subscription

You know what makes our magazine such a great gift idea? It’s free! No matter what you get the boater in your life, you can also sign them up for a free online subscription to Florida Mariner as a supplemental gift. You can find a subscription area at the bottom of our home page.