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Nautical & Nice – 2021 Gift Guide

by NWY Staff

Check off that list! Go-to gadgets and gourmet goodies to snuggly accessories and sea- inspired decor, these holiday gift ideas are sure to float everyone’s boat this season.

By Andrew Hoge, Randy Woods, & Kate Calamusa


Make your mariner merry with nifty new gear under the tree.

NOC Provisions Zoom Tube Monocular
Put the clearest view of the horizon in the palm of your hand with the powerful Zoom Tube, providing 8×32 magnification in a compact, 5-inch-long monocular. The rugged, water-resistant casing will endure through the roughest of seas, and the fog-proof, scratch-resistant lens will bring any feature or obstacle into focus. The multi-coated optics and BaK4 roof prism allow for a bright, 384-foot field of view at 1,000 yards. Available in six fanciful colors, from beeswax yellow to tar pit black. $75 // nocprovisions.com

DiKaou LED Flame Speaker
Not only does this LED Flame Atmosphere Speaker supply 5 watts of dynamic audio power, it also comes with an LED lamp that shines a dancing yellow glow that resembles a flickering candle—the perfect atmosphere for dancing on deck or a romantic evening for two. Equipped with Bluetooth, the compact 6.5-inch-tall speaker easily connects to phones or tablets from up to 33 feet away, allowing you to custom-design your favorite playlist from nearly anywhere on board. $39.99 // amazon.com/dikaou

Mission Boat Gear Sentry Boat Fenders
For boaters tired of fumbling with wet and tangled fender ropes, Mission Boat Gear’s Sentry fenders are designed to better fit your boat shape, which enables quick tie-ups. Made of durable, closed-cell XL Xtralight foam, the 22-inch Sentry Fenders are molded to hug the curves of today’s boat hulls and are easily secured with a unique Dryline strap system. The patented foam material protects your boat, always stays dry, and is salt-, mold-, and chemical-resistant. Available in gray, blue, yellow, and nearly black. $72 // missionboatgear.com

Garmin’s GPSMAP 79 Handheld Series
This holiday season, Garmin has released the GPSMAP 79 handheld series. Designed to equip mariners with a suite of essential, easy-to-use onboard navigation tools, the rugged handheld comes in two versions: the 79s, with support for downloadable marine charts, and the 79sc, with BlueChart g3 cartography. Both units feature larger displays, scratch-resistant lenses, a tilt-compensated electronic compass, 19 hours of battery life, and 8GB of memory.  $300-$350 // garmin.com


These sea-inspired finds are sure to say “home sweet yacht.”

Storm Cloud

The weather in our fair city is known to change without warning but with this Storm Cloud weather predictor on your desk or mantel, you will at least have a heads up before sailing out into the elements. Changes in barometric pressure will cause the white liquid to change shape, indicating the pressure outside. Cloudy liquid? The weather will be cloudy as well; if you spot crystals at the bottom, expect frost outside. $25 // uncommongoods.com

Salty Home Pacific Modern Tide Clock

It’s an age-old question, especially in the winter: What’s the tide schedule? Now, thanks to this intrepid clock, you can get the answer before you head in, or out, for your next adventure ashore. Made with natural beach wood and protected by mineral glass by Southern California decor brand Salty, the chestnut-colored hand is synced to the rhythm of the ocean indicating low and high tides. (It does need to be calibrated once a week and can be done so through Google.) $79 // salty-home.com

NiceAftGoods Custom Nautical Coordinates Pillow

Pay homage to a special someone’s favorite port of call or home marina with this customized décor pillow. Street addresses are translated into longitude and latitude coordinates with personalized text in an adjacent bracket. $36 // etsy.com/shop/NiceAftGoods

Studio Abachar Serving Board

In life there are so many perfect pairings to be enjoyed; wine and cheese, fried chicken and champagne­, and the list goes on. The consummate host in your life will enjoy serving these items on another spectacular pairing—engraved wood and resin serving boards from GMG Woodcrafts and artist Amadeo Bachar’s Studio Abachar. Each design is handmade with live edge wood and a gorgeous resin fill with laser engraved characters inspired by the sea. $145-$165 //studio-abachar.myshopify.com

Nautical Luxuries Melamine Rowing Oars Dining Set

There are many uncertain aspects to sailing that contribute to the incomparable charm of life at sea. Your dinnerware, however, should not be one of them. Snag a set of Rowing Oars dinnerware in delightfully bright and navy blue hues crafted with a sturdy melamine material that should withstand whatever your course throws at you. $149 for a 12-piece set // nauticalluxuries.com


Deliver some galley gourmet with these locally made bites and sips.

Simple Goodness Sisters Cocktail Farm Club Subscription Box

Hand-crafted from farm-grown or foraged ingredients, and available in such flavors as berry sage, vanilla rhubarb, and the seasonal apple pie option featured on page XX, the cocktail syrups from this sister-owned farm located near the base of Mount Rainier can be purchased singularly or in sets, but our favorite way to imbibe is through the sisters’ subscription box. Shipped bimonthly, it is filled with seasonal flavors, exclusive micro-batches, and cocktail garnishes such as herbs, salt, or sugar rimmers, plus custom recipes from mixologist Belinda Kelly, so that you can keep the docktails flowing all year long. $55 per box// simplegoodnesssisters.com

Coro Limited-Edition Provisions & Holiday Sample Salami Pack

From the fine folks behind the esteemed Salumi Deli in Pioneer Square, Coro allows you to enjoy a quintessential Seattle bite anytime, anywhere, on any vessel. Their classically made salami is now available at area grocers and online. For the holiday season, Coro is debuting a limited-edition pack of delectable condiments inspired by those used in the deli—a Navel orange marmalade, herb and caper spread, Giardiniara relish, and plum mustard—in addition to a Northwest-inspired Porcini-Leek salami crafted with flavors such as earthy mushrooms, sweet leeks, and a dry Pinot Gris wine. (Pro tip: Many of the brand’s salami also come in pre-sliced packs so you can serve them aboard in a snap.)$44 per 4-pack of provisions; $50 per holiday pack of 4 salami (set includes Porcini-Leek, Lemongrass, Agrumi and Mole flavors) // corofoods.com

Cookies with Tiffany Cookie Subscription

Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift, congratulatory token for a new yacht purchase, or a no-fuss holiday dessert, these sweet treats really deliver. Based in Seattle, Cookies with Tiffany hand-crafts small-batch cookies using pure vanilla, real cane sugar, locally procured eggs and butter, and sustainably sourced chocolate—then bakes them up fresh and ships the cookies straight to your door. In addition to their signature flavors, which include snickerdoodle, s’mores, and toffee, owner Tiffany Lewis also offers seasonal options such as pumpkin pie and chocolate crinkles. Order a variety pack by the dozen, or give the gift of a sweet, sweet subscription. $38 per dozen or $108 for a 3-month membership, plus shipping // cookieswithtiffany.com


Stylish, cozy finds that nod to the life aquatic.

Men’s Sailor Pullover

The traditional nautical must-have gets an upgrade thanks to 727 Sailbags, as the brand’s men’s Sailor Pullover features a cozy mock turtleneck, asymmetrical button details, and elbow pads made from 100% recycled sailcloth. Also made with 100% wool, the stylish sailor in your life will thank you when the weather gets frigid. $225 // 727sailbags.us

Breitling Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition Diver’s Watch

Legendary watchmaker Breitling’s Superocean Automatic 48 Boutique Edition Diver’s Watch is the perfect companion for your nautical adventures, whether on board or underwater. This super stylish timepiece boasts features for the quintessential diver, too, including protection against magnetic waves, secured bezel, and waterproofing up to 300 meters. $5,500 // breitling.com

Willy Backpack

Mariners will marvel at the Willy backpack made with a unique combination of linen and leather—all sourced from 100% recycled sails. And, oh, the pockets! Four zip pockets and a large interior closure, to be exact, will welcome all of your belongings whether you are planning a jaunt around the islands or a scenic hike. $290 // 727sailbags.us

Title Nine Bun Warmer Skirt

When your favorite layers are just not enough to stay off winter’s chill, pull out the next best thing to a cozy fire: Title Nine’s Quilted Skirt Bun Warmer. This super lightweight piece keeps you warm even when wet and sports an abrasion-resistant nylon. $139 // titlenine.com

Maggie Lee Designs Wooden Boat Pendant

Wooden boat aficionados, we’re thinking of you with this sterling silver pendant from Maggie Lee Designs. Cast in precious metals and finished with a fine texture on the planks, it also features hand-engraved highlights between each overlapping “board” and high-polished stem and edges. Turn it over and you will even see the planked inside of the hull. $94 // maggieleedesigns.com

Alden Snuff Suede Unlined Leisure Hand-Sewn Loafer

No wardrobe is complete without a pair of classic loafers. Crafted by Alden, renowned East Coast shoemakers, these soft suede slip-ons pair expertly with everything from dark wash denim to loungewear. $583 // brickandmortar.com

Tiffany and Co. Wave Earrings

It’s difficult to emulate the beauty of the sea, but these oceanic-inspired earrings designed by Elsa Peretti come very close. Delicate and modern, they are made of 18-karat gold with a shape that expertly captures the smooth lines of waves at sea. $1,850 // tiffany.com


Nautical treasures and treats to hang by the chimney with care.

Tight Lines Sticker
Every angler loves to have tight lines (as well as read our popular column, page XX!), so here’s a locally made indoor/outdoor sticker that shows off  your expert fishing skills here in the “Upper Left” of the U.S. $3.75 // thegreatpnw.com

Ugo Line Cutterz Zipper Pull
Never fumble around for a line cutter again with this handy tool that attaches to your jacket zipper. With a recessed blade and non-slip grip, Line Cutterz can slice through any braided, monofilament, or fluorocarbon line with ratings of up to 100 pounds. $14 // ugowear.com

Fireworks Beverage Life Vest Cozy
The first rule of boating parties is “never let the beer go down with the ship!” This fanciful little nylon life vest keeps your beer snug and cold, while also protecting it in case it (or you) goes overboard at your next party. $16.50 // fireworksgallery.net

Taylor Shellfish Japanese Oyster Knife
One must always have a firm grip when preparing mollusks for dinner. This stainless steel oyster knife, based on a classic design from Japan, has a molded, comfortable handle to make even the toughest shells easy to open. $18 // taylorshellfishfarms.com

Girl Meets Dirt Cherry Fig Jam
This delectable jam, made of Rainier and Lapins cherries and fig leaves harvested from Smallwood Farms in Washington state, sure makes a sweet gift this holiday season. $14 // girlmeetsdirt.com

Ekone Oyster Co. Tinned Seafood Suite

This fresh variety pack from the Ekone Oyster Company, located on the shores of Willapa Bay, features six different canned seafood delights fit for your next snack tray, including the company’s signature tangy lemon-pepper and smoky-hot habañero oyster treats.  $58 // buy.taylorshellfishfarms.com

Kraken Rum Dark Label & Limited-Edition ‘The Kraken Attacks from Seattle’ Rums
Snap up a bottle of black spiced rum to ring in the New Year from Kraken Rum. The lineup includes both the Dark Label with notes of ginger, vanilla and peppercorns, and a limited-edition flavor made in tribute to Seattle’s newest sports team. $25 // Available at area stores such as Total Wine & More or Bartell Drugstores, krakenrum.com

Un-Duz-It Marine Kit Cleaning System
This all-inclusive kit has everything they need to clean, restore, and protect their vessel so they can get back on the water looking sharp after the winter lull.  $69.95 // shop.cleanerlivingproducts.com

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