Make the special boaters in your life feel special with a gift that’s on the money and from the heart.

TIME LEFT BEFORE GIFT-giving season can now be measured in days, not weeks and months. You have what will feel like a quickly shrinking window of time to be the hero, or the goat. We’re here to help. At least with the boat-loving section of your list.

To make the quest easier, we searched far and wide — is that still the appropriate expression, given that we didn’t actually have to leave our desk? — for products, gear and equipment that fit into every aspect of a boater’s life. These 31 suggestions are sure to trigger many other ideas and trains of thought (and trips down the rabbit hole known as the internet). From the highly practical to the purely “because,” our 2019 Gift Guide for Boaters has something for everyone.

Our first suggestion, as is our routine, is a gift subscription to Sea. Old salts and wannabes alike will enjoy our boat reviews, cruising features, how-to pieces and regional news. At just $10 for two years — that’s 24 issues — a subscription is a low-cost gift that keeps giving. And why limit yourself to giving just one gift subscription at that price?

YACHT TOYS

ACCESSORIZE

WEAR IT

FOUR-LEGGED MATES

FOR THE BOAT

FOR THE DINGHY

PADDLE TIME

FOR THE DÉCOR