Gifts for Nautical Lovers

We rounded up some of our favorite finds for the boat enthusiast and nautical lover in your life. These unique and thoughtful gifts are sure to please!

For the Cook and Entertainer

Etsy - NomadGift

Personalized Nautical Cutting Board
Made of ecologically clean wood and custom engraved with a beautiful design of your choice. 



Boat Drinks Cooler
This nautical drink cooler from Pottery Barn is our #1 repinned pin on our Pinterest page. Though no longer available for sale, see a similiar, just as charming, boat drink cooler here from Wayfair.

For the Host


Anchor Bottle Opener
Step up guests’ beer drinking experience with this chic porcelain anchor bottle opener from JCrew.



Uncommon Goods

Natuical Whiskey Stones
This set of nautical-themed whiskey stones offers an alternative to ice “rocks” that can sink your drink by diluting the perfect dram. Just freeze and use (and reuse again and again). Made in Denver, Colorado.

For the Man in Your Life

Nautical Cufflinks
From anchors and octopuses to sailboats and compasses, shop a variety of standout, nautical themed cufflinks at a wide range of price points on Etsy.

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Men's Knot Ring
Sleek knot ring in sterling silver designed by Paloma Picasso.

For the Woman in Your Life

The Limited

Nautical Anchor Sweater
Lightweight knit with subtle anchor pattern

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Knot Earrings
Sterling silver knot earrings from Tiffany & Co.

For the Kid in Your Life

Chicago Architecture Foundation Retail Shop

Tug Boat Bath Toy
Find your sea legs with this floating tug boat, with detachable life buoy. Perfect for any skipper's bath time.



Kids Clothing
Dress your little guy or gal to the nines with preppy nautical styles.

For the Vintage Enthusiast

Etsy (Pictured: BullThistleHill)

Nautical Vintage
From vintage boat propellers to antique nautical maps and event vintage clothing, choose from over 4,000 vintage nautical gifts on Esty.


Vintage Nautical Ice Bucket
Charm your guests with this mid-century Kraftware ice bucket. Great addition to any drink enthusiast's barware collection.

For the Gamer/Builder

Uncommon Goods

Nautical Flag Dominoes
Elevate an old-fashioned game to a work of decorative art. Each tile is topped with with colorful, hand-silkscreened images of nautical signal flags. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York.

BlueJacket Shipcrafters Inc.

Model Boat
BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. is the oldest model ship and model boat company in the US. Choose from model kits or fully built models.

For the Art Lover

Uncommon Goods

Child Art
Elizabeth McDonnell's image of a small boat braving the ocean makes a great addition to a child's room. The sun was collaged from a vintage music score, with a single note peeking through to add some playful energy. Designed and printed in Philadelphia.

Pottery Barn

Framed Nautical Flags
Nautical flags have given seafaring vessels a way to communicate with each other since they were first commissioned by the British Board of Trade in 1855. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet, creating a bold graphic on the wall.


For the Homebody

Recycled Rope Magazine Rack
A industrial nod to the classic New England aesthetic, this magazine rack is woven from the same rope used by Maine lobstermen. Raw materials from North Carolina. Handmade in Maine.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Retail Shop

Chicago River Coffee Table Book
Chicago's River At Work and At Play by local author Neal Samors and Steven Dahlman, is a unique look at the Chicago River yesterday, today and tomorrow. In 192 pages, with 140 spectacular color and black and white photographs, the reader has the unique opportunity to "go" on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises, as presented by two experienced Chicago Architecture Foundation docents.

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