Let us help to take some of the stress out of your Christmas
shopping this year.
If you are looking for the perfect stocking fillers for
your boating friends or family, then check out the goodies we have selected for our top 12 Christmas boating gifts.
have been busy searching the internet for the best buys for anyone who owns or has
an interest in narrow boats. Hopefully these ideas will save you a bit of time
during this busy time of year.
1. Jigsaws are always a good choice for those on board, a
little project to enjoy on long journeys or for quite evenings moored up. We
have chosen Lunch at the Swan Jigsaw Puzzle a 636 pieces, but there are
plenty of others out there, if your friend likes a certain canal or area then
perhaps you could look for a jigsaw with that printed on it.
2. Books are also a winner for kids and adults. For the
little ones we chose the Muddywaters collection collection and for the adults we thought a bit of reading humour would be
useful when queuing for the locks from the ups and downs of a lock keeper
3. What about a Narrow boat journal, we think these are a great
idea! Who wouldn’t want one of these? Some of these can even be personalised so
you can take a photo and have it for the front cover.
4. This apron and oven glove set is perfect for the chef aboard.
Suitable for men and women so whoever is in charge of the stove will be happy
to receive this matching set.
5. A waterproof camera and mobile phone bag. These are
really useful for anyone who spends time near the water to help protect their
gadgets. Find a collection of camera, phone and tablet covers here.
6. A yearly subscription to one of one of the many boating
magazines. Make sure that your friend or family member is able to collect their
mail at least monthly if they are continuously cruising to get the most out of
7. A bit of fun with a compendium of traditional shipboard
dice games including: 'Shut the Box', 'Crown & Anchor', 'Scuttlebutt'
(landlubbers will know it as liar dice), and Yankee Grab'.
8. Deck out the whole crew with these matching beanie hats.
9. They come in a variety of colours but we just love this
pink hurricane lantern
10. How cool is this! A personalised narrow boat bird box! You
can have it personalised on the side with up to 20 characters to make it
special for your friend/family member or perhaps named after their boat.
11. If all else fails you could always give them some
chandlery vouchers, these always come in useful especially if a large purchase
is needed the vouchers can go towards getting this much wanted item.
12. This unique typographic print features a collection of
canal boat 'Rules' to be followed when on the waterways. It would be a lovely
memento of a canal boat holiday or for someone who owns a narrow boat.
Bonus Idea – Buy them the boat of their dreams from Venetian
Marina! Well it was worth a try.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Venetian Marina and we hope
your stockings are full of great gifts this Christmas!