Our Top 12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Narrow Boat Owners
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Mon Dec 7, 2015 at 7:52am

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.

We 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 this gift!

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!

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