10 Great Gift Ideas for Watersports Enthusiasts
The water lovers of your life will enjoy every item on this list. From the basic to the more luxurious, you’ll find it hard to choose just one gift for the deserving waterwoman or waterman. Enjoy these truly functional items for waterside adventures & exploration.
1. Suunto Watches for Him or Her
A watch is an essential piece that nearly anyone will great great use of. Suunto watches, in particular, are made for the great outdoors, making them incredibly versatile for all types of sports, including watersports and beyond. With a long battery life, GPS tracking, durable design and route navigation, as well as a big screen yet clean & minimal design, these watches are created with a true commitment to adventure ready gear. Suunto boasts a wide range of designs and models for both men and women and are made in Finland.
2. Go Pro Camera + Adventure Kit
Depending on whether your gift recipient already owns a Go Pro, you might consider splurging on the camera or on one of the many mounts or accessories to go with. With the ability to film his or her experiences in our out of the water, they will enjoy countless hours of video and imagery captured in their most adventurous, enjoyable moments - which is pretty priceless.
This kit in particular contains a head strap for shots from the point of view of the wearer, a floating handle grip, a versatile quick clip, that can attach to hats belts and more, as well as a case to hold all these great accessories. Armed with all the right accessories, every shot will become the money shot.
3. Vivida Lifestyle Dry Changing Robe or Changing Poncho
Designed to get you dry, changed, and keep you warm, Vivida Lifestyle's collection of All-Weather Dry Changing Robes as well as Poncho Changing Towels are the ultimate must-have for life near water. Allowing you to change in and out of wetsuits or swim garments without dropping a towel or hiding awkwardly behind a tree, the changing robes are a standard kit essential for swimmers, surfers, boating enthusiasts, and beyond.
The All-Weather Dry Changing Robe is made with eco-friendly fibres and is highly insulating and incredibly cosy. The Changing Ponchos are also well-known for their quick-drying and ultra absorbent properties and are more well-suited to warmer weather or water conditions.
4. TOZO T10 Bluetooth Wireless Waterproof Headphones
If your watersports lover could use some music on the water, waterproof headphones are a great choice. Whether they want to create their own vibe or tune out the sounds around them, these TOZO headphones provide stereo quality sound and simple one-step pairing. With 30 total hours of battery hours just from using the charging case, you can be sure these will rarely run out of power in the wrong moment. If you're wondering how much water these can withstand - they are built to be underwater for 30 min and can go as deep as 1 meter.
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5. Sunski Sunglasses
Everyone can always use a pair of quality shades for a great time outside. No matter the adventure, Sunski Sunglasses are ready to offer the perfect combination of sun protection, performance, and lightweight style. Their Sport Collection is especially fitting for the watersports lover in your life, with a wide range of men's and women's styles that range from ultra-functional to more fashion-forward. Even better is the fact that they are built sustainably with recycled scrap plastic. Sunski also donates 1% of their sales to environmental non profits.
6. Circle One Waterproof Dry Bag
Regardless of the activity, if you're buying for someone who enjoys life near water, a dry bag is a common necessity. These bags are great for storing everything from clothing and a poncho towel, to valuables that you really don't want to get wet, such as a phone, cash, or a food stash for later.
This bag in particular is ultra-durable and made with 500D PVC Tarpaulin Construction. It is also excellent for keeping sand and dirt out with an easy roll-down feature upon opening. The quality clips and design make this another waterside kit essential that will never disappoint.
7. Vivida Lifestyle Unisex Neptune Neoprene Hoodie
The Vivida Lifestyle Neptune Neoprene hoodie is the ultimate insulating layer for wearing over a wetsuit or on it's own. Created from scrap rubber tyres and made with Eco-Softskin technology lining, this hoodie is as warm as it is eco-friendly. The oversized hoodie and adjustable components allow the wearer to adjust it to exactly their liking. It measures 2mm thick and features the much-loved Map of Dreams print - an art piece of exploration inspired by water.
8. Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves
Need a gift that is inspired by water but can stay home? This book contains stunning images of black and white photography, capturing the true essence of the sea. Silent Kingdom pays homage to the beauty beneath while also highlighting the incredible creatures that we rarely get to witness in action.
This book is the winner of the Premier Print Award - 2019 Prize for Special Innovation in Printing and received second place in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, Natural World & Wildlife category.
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9. SurfEars Earplugs
Considered one of the best earplugs for active watersports on the market, the SurfEars Earplugs protects ears from water and bacteria without affecting hearing or water balance. Made with high quality materials for ultimate comfort, these earplugs come with different wing sizes and caps, to ensure a custom and snug fit while keeping the water out. As these also come attached to a chord, they are easy to keep track of and won't get lost in your dry bag or car trunk. For anyone who's ever experienced a major wipeout, sending water straight into your ear, these will surely be a welcome solution for comfortable, waterfree ears and more enjoyable sessions as a result.
10. Membership to Surfrider Foundation
If you don't want to deal with shipping or you feel your gift should be more do-good than consumeristic, you might consider a membership to a worthy non-profit, such as the Surfrider Foundation. While there are many ocean and water-focused organizations doing great things, not all have the ability to gift a membership as Surfrider provides. We recommend Surfrider for the amazing work they do to keep our oceans clean. They also retain many local chapters where your gift recipient may be able to get involved on a local level.
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Jackie Tyburski dives deep into the stories and true essence of the Vivida Lifestyle brand, ethos, and mission. She believes the right words illuminate our purpose and capture life's moments in pure, imperfect, and poetic form. Travelling, cooking, yoga, and paddle-boarding are a few of Jackie's other favourite things, alongside being a mom and wife to a few awesome humans.