Finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult at the best of times, but when that special someone loves sailing and the water, it can be doubly challenging to find just the right gift that says you understand and appreciate them. Have no fear, though, as Balmy Fox has been cruising the internet in search of some sailing inspiration to bring you some great gift ideas for men and women, whether for Christmas, a birthday, or sweet Valentines.
Must-Have Sailing Essentials
First and foremost, sailing can be a wet experience, so keeping a sailor’s kit completely dry is crucial, such as a mobile phone, first aid kit, spare clothes and the like. Consequently, it makes perfect sailing sense for sailors to own a superior quality dry bag to keep everything from water ingress. The Northcore Dry Bag delivers everything a seafarer needs when out on the ocean with its massive 30 litres capacity for all the essentials. In addition, it has internal heat-sealed seams for a 100% waterproof seal, reflective patches for easy finding in the dark, and a roll-top design that creates a secure seal using snap-shut quick-release clips, perfect in rough weather. And if 30 litres isn’t enough, they do a larger 40-litre dry bag too!
Gifts for Sailors
For more leisurely days sailing in the sun, there’s nothing more important than a good pair of wraparound sunglasses for ultimate eye protection, and the Dirty Dog Wetglass Curl II won’t let your friend or loved one down. The combination of design, superior materials, and ergonomic engineering results in high-performing crystal clear vision, durable lens technology, and complete sun protection from harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. And if that wasn’t enough, they float too!
Of course, a sailor shouldn’t set sail without their inflatable safety harness or life jacket, and the Baltic Legend 165 is certainly one to rely on. The comfortable safety harness features an inspection window to check that the life jacket is ready to use and automatic inflation deployable on entering the water, which is critical if consciousness is lost. Sailing safe has never been so easy with the Baltic Legend 165, and it’s available in three colours, including a hi-vis yellow, and offers a 5-year guarantee.
Natural Organic - Sailors Skincare
Sailing can be hard on the hands. Add sea spray and water, and a recipe for sore, cracked skin will soon be brewing. It makes sense to take care of sailors’ hands so they can continue pursuing the sport they love, so using skincare solutions that intensively work before, during, and after a sail is the best way to avoid problems.
Take our hand repair balm formulated explicitly for watersports athletes to work diligently against dry, sore hands where the water and weather work hard to ruin delicate skin. Filled with a high concentration of natural and organic essential oils, butters and waxes, our moisturising repair balm will keep hands hydrated whilst working to repair the skin. And with the inclusion of tea tree oil and arnica, our skin repairing balm helps to prevent cuts, blisters or chafing from becoming infected, as well as aid in reducing inflammation.
Or perhaps our sport vegan SPF range will make a great stocking filler. It’s designed to provide crucial sun protection for sports athletes when out on the water, including our high-factor vegan sun protection cream and SPF vegan lip balm. No animal derivatives or chemicals in sight, making them vegan and planet-friendly!