Need help figuring out what to buy the boater you love? If you need gift ideas, we're confident this post can help as we've assembled our most wide-ranging, and lengthiest list yet. Whether you're needing to see best-selling presents for anglers, DIYers, or gifts that would be good for boaters of every type, check out the BIG Guide to Boat Owner Gift Ideas below!
The BIG Guide to Boat Owner Gift Ideas - Best-Selling Presents for Anglers, DIYers, and Every Boater
🎣 Gifts for Anglers
From must-haves for tournament anglers to great gifts for weekend fishing trips, these awesome products are designed to enhance the fishing experience.
As one of the top-sellers on our website, our fishing gloves help protect hands from sun, wind, and other potential harm.
Anglers also love them because they're durable and dry quickly. Size Large fits most anglers, but they're also available in S, M, L, and XL sizes.
One of our best value items, our Digital Fishing Scale is easy to use and easy to stow in a tackle bag or in a hatch space.
With a concealed measuring tape, it's built for measuring both weight and length using either Imperial or Metric units (lbs/inches or kg/cm).
The HydroWave is a patented device that is based on the science of how fish sense sound vibrations and react to them.
Playing off a fish’s instincts, the HydroWave incorporates recorded sound / vibrations that a fish would naturally hear or feel, provoking them to act.
HydroWave units are pre-programmed with sound patterns that appeal to certain fish, but with Expansion Modules, you don't have to buy a new unit each time you want to fish for a different species.
Simply connect an Expansion Module to your HydroWave to match your sounds to your target.
For a portable version of the HydroWave, check out the HydroWave Mini.
Preloaded with two of Hydrowave’s most productive sounds - Passive Shad and Shad Frenzy, the Hydrowave Mini only needs a 9-Volt battery to power it (not included), and it lasts up to 6-8 hours on a single charge.
High-Output Underwater LED Fishing Lights help attract fish during hours of low light.
These lights have a waterproof housing, an 18' power cable, weighting to maintain the desired depth, green LED lights for maximum fish attraction, and 360-degree light output.
Chill Trax is a marine non-skid traction pad designed to be used with pedals like foot throttles and pedals connected to trolling motors.
This EVA foam pad not only provides a stylish look and good traction, it's also soft and cool to the foot for barefoot fishing.
Chill Trax Grip Pads for Hot Foot & Trolling Motor Pedals
$14.99 — $24.99
The ELIMINATOR™ Prop Nut is built to make a trolling motor perform better, last longer, and run quieter.
It also comes in an assortment of colors and is made to fit the Garmin Force, Lowrance Ghost, and most Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motors.
G-Force Eliminator Replacement Trolling Motor Prop Nut
A favorite product of Pro Angler Jordan Lee, the Pedestal Base Plug provides a weather-resistant cover for your pedestal seat base so it's free of water, leaves, discarded baits, and gunk.
It fits 1.77" Bases (like those on Ranger boats), installs quickly, and removew easily, too.
With the patented design of T-H Marine's Troll Jacket, you can protect and manage your trolling motor cables with ease. This means no more fuss with zip ties!
For maximum compatibility, it can be cut and trimmed to size and for wires that need to enter or exit the sleeve.
Tournaments aim to release fish after they're weighed in, making cull weights a crucial tool for keeping fish healthy and doing no harm when those fish need to regain balance in their swim bladder. This keeps fish healthy and helps eliminate risk of tournament penalties, too.
It's frustrating to lose a good lure, but a single glide bait can cost $70 or more and it can feel like burning money when you get snagged somewhere out of reach.
That's how the Money Pole can quickly pay for itself as it allows you to follow your line and pull a lure free.
The Tackle Titan Foam Lure Holder provides a convenient and effective way to hang your hooks up. With the Foam Lure Holder in use, you won’t have to deal with random hooks on the floor or haphazardly placed in various cup holders and compartments. This equates to a safer boat for barefoot anglers, kids, and pets as well as a much more productive time on the water.
With Tackle Titan's management systems for lures and other gear, you can get quick and easy access to all your favorite tackle like never before. The Lure Hangar magnetic tackle management system is easy to mount, modular on magnetic surfaces, incredibly quick to use, and it has an amazingly tight hold, which means less time spent managing lures and more time fishing!
Inspired by our G-Juice livewell treatment and fish care formula, Minnow Maker keeps aquatic bait lively and more effective for fishing.
Available in a 1oz sample (good for a few outings), in a 16 oz bottle (great for anyone using it a few times per month), and in a 1 Gallon bottle (for those with bait tanks to treat), Minnow Maker helps anglers save money and catch more fish!
G-Juice is a must-have for derby anglers because it helps fish live to bite another day and prevents tournament penalties.
Like all our fish care formulas, G-Juice treats imbalances and chemicals commonly found in water, provides fish with electrolytes, and helps fish restore their natural slime coat. It's also easy to use and is nontoxic to humans, pets, and aquatic life.
The Line Stripper makes it a breeze to get ready for your next fishing adventure. Remove old line from your fishing reels in seconds using a standard drill.
Very handy and easy to use, the Line Stripper is small and compact making it easy to store. It's also one of many products we carry that is made in the USA.
Great for boating, kayaking, ice fishing, camping, and many other applications, our Portable Power Box is perfect for charging devices, powering LED lights, running equipment, and much more!
Features include a rugged, water-resistant case (8 1/2" W, 6" H, and 7" L) and a rechargeable 12v battery.
Every Christmas Season needs a tacky sweatshirt! It's fleece lined, easy to clean, and ready for Christmas parties (or any time during the holidays).
This comfy, true-to-size, and festive bass sweatshirt is exclusively available here on the T-H Marine website.
The BANSHEE is an alarm-equipped padlock for preventing theft of any valuable item, boat, or trailer. When tampered with, the 110 decibel alarm "screams like a Banshee" to ward off potential thieves. And, when the alarm isn't needed, it can be deactivated, too.
🛠 Gifts for DIY Boaters
DIY boaters may be hard to buy for, but these practical products are either helpful items for getting projects done or are great projects themselves with a long list of benefits to provide once they are installed.
This 1 1/16" six point socket style prop wrench is made of high tensile strength, indestructible nylon. It is totally resistant to fuel, sun, salt water, and other chemicals.
The Prop Master is less expensive than metal wrenches which rattle and can cause damage to your boat. However, it has plenty of brawn to get the job done.
As an excellent complement to the Prop Master Propeller Wrench, the Prop Master Prop Stop securely holds a prop in place during a change.
It's brightly colored for greater visibility, simple to use, and makes prop changing safer. Once done, a boater only needs to remember to remove it so the propeller can move again.
The Boat Gadget is a multi-tool with ten different boating tools all in one! It’s designed and made by real boaters, who were inspired to create it after years on the water. This single piece of equipment replaces ten (or more) tools in your boat’s toolbox, freeing up space, and helping supply the right tool for the job when you need it, where you need it.
With so much packed in (a drain plug wrench, bottle opener, cork screw, canvas snap opener, line cutter, and more), it's a space-saving tool with super-utility.
For as long as there have been boats using 12v current, a dead battery has been an embarrassing inconvenience for anyone entertaining company out on the water and a derby fisherman’s worst nightmare when they're just trying to maximize their fish and get to the weigh-in.
However, with the Tournament Saver Pro Elite system, a boater doesn't even have to leave their seat to fix a dead cranking battery. Just hit the button, start the engine and you are off to your next fishing hole or wherever you need to go!
For DIYers who don't mind getting their hands dirty with engine maintenance, consider this 4 Liter Capacity Oil Changer. It makes changing oil easy and works with all styles of 4 stroke engines.
It comes with all the necessary lines and components and holds waste oil until it's taken to an approved disposal site.
For the most convenient trim control and jack plate control option on the market, T-H Marine is putting the answer at your fingertips with FingerFlex!
Simple and easy to install, FingerFlex Blinker trims can be added to any boat. It can also be installed on the right or left side of the bezel (or both for dual controls).
One of many great products that enhance safety on a boat, on a dock, and in other places, too, our 2" wide, black non-skid tape comes in 10 foot rolls.
This tape has a self-adhesive backing and is ready for use outside or just about anywhere you need it.
Our Lower Unit Gear Lube Pump makes outboard maintenance easier!
This pump works with 32 oz gear lube bottles and fits most outboards or stern drives with a 3/8" - 3/16" drain screw.
For a list of compatible applications, see the product page.
T-H Marine's LED Lighted Drink Holders are a fun and helpful add-on to any boat, especially for use in early mornings or late evenings.
Choose from several colors of soft LED light that uses 15 LEDs connected to a 12v source. Each drink holder has a robust UV stable molded housing, is corrosion resistant, and uses a standard size hole.
Lights for sight, safety, and style! LED Lights from T-H Marine are the perfect accent for any boat and our light kits make it even easier to complete the look.
Kits are available in three colors (Blue, White, or Red)
and they include 3 of our 4" Slim Line LED Utility Lights,
4 of our 12" Flex Strip LED Lights, and 2 of our 24" Flex Strip LED Lights.
In the first of our suggestions for simple but important items to have on hand in a tool bag or garage, this electrical tape kit contains three different colors for use in easily identifying wires and connections.
With this tape kit, each wire connection can be made more safe, secure, and effective.
With all the rods, tackle, electronics, and other gear kept on a boat, an alarm system is the best way to protect it all from theft.
Once installed, T-H Marine's 2-Way Boat Alarm System works by using lights, sounds, and an alert to the remote when the shock sensor is triggered. Just press the remote and the system is armed and ready.
Good hardware can be hard to come by, but it's crucial to have when doing DIY boat projects.
This 54 piece kit features quality pan machine screws, washers, and nuts made from stainless steel, enclosed in a plastic case that keeps it organized.
Similar to our 54 piece kit, this 168 piece fastener kit provides hardware that is made from stainless steel, but this kit includes self-tapping screws, machine screws, nuts, and other fasteners.
It also comes enclosed in a case to keep it organized.
Providing another simple but important set of items that are great to have on hand, this kit contains both AGC and ATO/ATC style fuses.
Especially for the DIY boater who doesn't shy away from marine electrical projects, it's a great kit from our Boating Essentials line.
In our final suggestion for simple but important items to have on hand in a tool bag or garage, this kit contains connectors with heat shrink wraps, ready for marine electrical projects.
Each piece insulates wire connections and waterproofs terminals so wiring is safe and effective.
🚤 Gifts for Every Boater
Our BIG Guide to Boat Owner Gift Ideas wouldn't be complete if we didn't include the great products that are cool and useful for any boater and just about any type of boating. With the variety you'll see below, you're sure to find something that would be a great fit for any type of occasion
With a portable handle held spotlight, boaters can be prepared for just about any situation when it's dark or when there's low light.
This light is bright orange for increased visibility, is waterproof up to 3 feet / 1 meter, has a hinged hook for hanging, has 3 light modes (bright, regular, and distress strobe), features a lock to keep it on or off, runs on 3 AAA batteries, and has a brightness of 140-260 Lumens.
It can be challenging and dangerous to change a trailer tire on the road, but our Easy Trailer Jack makes it easier and safer.
Simply place the Easy Trailer Jack on the trailer axle and drive forward to allow it to rotate and lift.
When not in use, the Easy Trailer Jack stows conveniently and relatively flat and out of the way. To see it in action, see the video on our product page.
Our Telescopic Boat Hook will make sure that few things will be out of reach if you need to hook them quickly.
The hook portion screws securely onto the top of the pole, which can adjust from 52in to 95in in length. It's great for retrieving items blown into the water, grabbing dock cleats as you park, or in other situations where it helps to have an extended reach.
With everything built into this backpack and cooler, along with a significantly more economical price when compared with similar backpacks, there’s no doubt that the TravelBoss is ideal for trips across the water, on the trail, around a tailgate, and much more.
This backpack includes ample cooler space, side pockets, two slotted rod holders, and more.
Aqua Utility Clips are rugged, multifunctional clips that are great for use on a boat or just about anywhere.
They fit standard 7/8" rails, resist Ultra-Violet rays, summer heat, and salt spray, hold items securely with textured grips, and are built with a stainless steel spring so they can provide long-lasting utility.
Whether they are used for drying clothes or towels, setting up a privacy wall, putting up a barrier from the elements, or keeping a rag handy when doing work, the clips grip tightly in place with only a push or a pull. Made from UV-resistant marine-grade nylon for long-lasting durability, each clip is sized to fit 7/8" tubing, and there are four clips per package.
High resolution screens can provide a brilliant and clear display, but they also collect dust, grime, fingerprints, and water spots. General purpose cleaners or window cleaners can be bad for LCD screens as harsh detergents and alcohol or ammonia can strip away the protective surface or scratch your display, but Wave Away Sonar is specially formulated to clean and protect LCD screens.
The T-H Marine Face Shield and Neck Gaiter provides high quality wind and UV-blocking neck and face protection at a reasonable cost. Easy to slide up and slide down when not in use, our neck gaiter makes skin protection nearly effortless.
Each one is customized with a T-H Marine logo pattern and is designed to be one size fits all. Many anglers keep a few on-hand so they don't have to wait for one that needs to go in the wash.
You can never have too many fishing hats, and with more than a few styles and awesome colors to choose from, it's hard to go wrong with any of these.
We have mesh-backs, visors, knit hats, and more, so buy one or buy a few for your favorite angler. It could even help them net more money if they tournament fish and are part of our Atlas Awards program!
Branded Fishing Hats
$9.99 — $44.99
AFTCO's Reaper technical fleece hoodie is raising the bar when it comes to function and comfort. This best-selling hoodie delivers with technical features like an integrated face / neck warmer, laser cut ventilation on mask / underarm, cinch shock cord anchoring system, Blocky Tapey pocket closure, AFGUARD stain release, and a toasty 100% poly bonded micro fleece fabric.
AFTCO Reaper Hoodies
Bruised knees and shins are a thing of the past with the Gator Guards Hitch Guard!
The Hitch Guard is 100% made in the USA and manufactured from automotive grade polymer that stays soft from -70F to 150F degrees, for year-round protection.
It's available in black or glow-in-the-dark, installation is an easy DIY job, and unlike conventional covers, there's no need to remove it for trailering.
The patented Z-LAUNCH Watercraft Launch Cord makes solo watercraft launching easier than you've ever experienced.
The no-hassle launch cord, made of premium elastics, uses automatically adjusting tension when you back your boat, jet ski, or tow tube into the water. Premium materials set it apart from old DIY solutions like ropes, so it won't jerk your watercraft around when you pull the trailer forward.
Disposable zipper bags don't even have half the features this pouch has. This cell phone pouch from T-H Marine fits most cell phones easily (even when equipped with a thick case or battery pack), it floats, is touch-screen operable, has a double zip opening, glows in the dark, and includes a lanyard for wearing it or securing it to a cleat or rail. This $6.99 item can easily save hundreds of dollars.
Our 16 ounce silicone pints are more than a rugged alternative to glasses and stainless cups. From the patio to the campground, boat, and everyday use, too, these colorful, versatile pint cups are as flexible in shape as they are in utility.
Silipint owners love them because these cups are thick and sturdy, yet squeezable and provide a great grip.
Measuring in at just about 24" long, this manual bilge pump is another awesomely practical product from T-H Marine's Boating Essentials line.
It's a great tool to have on hand as a piece of just-in-case equipment and it's routinely helpful for quickly purging water from your paddle boat, kayak, Jon Boat, and other boats, too.
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