2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100 | Boating Magazine

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100

The best boating gifts for under $100.

Charissa Super Spice
Fish and game taste great when seasoned with Charissa. This cumin-based blend embodies the uncanny ability to lend a different flavor to various foods. Developed from a family recipe, Charissa is becoming popular as more and more outdoor people use it to enhance their table fare. Use as a condiment or as a dry rub. Starts at $5.95; outdoortom.com

Incredible and True Fishing Stories
Everyone who loves a good fishing yarn will enjoy this collection of more than 100 too-good-to-be-true fishing stories compiled by Shaun Morey and published by Workman Publishing. $10.95; workman.com

Gear Keeper Micro Zinger
This is a must-have stocking stuffer for the boater or angler. (Boating anglers especially!) The Spectra line is rugged and keeps gear secure. At time of use, attached equipment can be pulled and utilized at lengths of up to 3 feet! Super retraction keeps keys, clippers or you-name-it at the ready. $12.99; gearkeeper.com

Rapala BX Waking Minnow
This topwater lure will grab the attention of anglers and lunker fish alike! Its balsa-cored for classic action yet covered in a tough copolymer shell for the durability required to stand up to ferocious strikes. Available in six patterns with VMC hooks. $12.99, rapala.com

Shimano Suspending Waxwing Fishing Lure
The original Shimano Waxwing saltwater lure has incredible side-to-side swimming action but sinks fast. The new Suspending Waxwing has a slower sink rate so you fish slower over heavy cover. It features coated treble hooks and an internal rattle. $14.99; fish.shimano.com

Williamson Popper Pro 180 Fishing Lure
The boating angler on your gift list will delight in receiving the Williamson Popper Pro 180 fishing lure. Great for everything from stripers to tuna, it mimics an injured baitfish breaking the water’s surface. This 3.375-ounce “chugger” features a cupped face, 7-inch-long pencil-style body and single VMC hooks for both slash-and-stall and walk-the-dog retrieves. The lure is available in seven color patterns. Starting at $14.99; williamsonlures.com

MagicEzy Hairline Fix for Gelcoat
These tubes of quick-fix formulas for fine cracks in fiberglass gelcoat make great stocking stuffers for DIY boaters. MagicEzy requires no mixing or sanding, yet results in nearly perfect cosmetic repairs in nine seconds. It cleans up with water. It comes in 11 colors, including four shades of white. Also available are 9-Second Chip Fix and Mega Fusion for repairing aluminum and plastic. $24.99 for 0.43-ounce tube; magicezy.com

Rapala Fish 'n Fillet 7-1/2"
This is a top-quality stainless steel fillet knife with tang-through-handle construction. It comes with a leather scabbard, a single-stage sharpener and the handle is solid Birch. A true classic. $25, rapala.com

Pelican 0955 Sport Wallet
Every boater knows that at some point his leather wallet is going to get dunked, turning everything inside an unpleasant shade of brown. You can opt for the water-resistant, crushproof sport wallet. Its easy-open latch reveals two mesh pockets that hold credit cards, drivers license and some fast cash. $29.95; pelican.com

SP Gadgets POV Dive Buoy
This is a multipurpose camera handle grip with added features. Aside from offering great control when filming and keeping a camera afloat if you drop it into water, it now allows you to fill the handle with water to create neutral buoyancy when scuba diving. If you are not underwater, you might even want to use the watertight compartment to keep a little something hidden and dry. $38; sp-gadgets.com

Q&Q SmileSolar Watch
Timepieces were once the highest of boating tech, allowing for precise navigation. This solar-powered watch operates for months once charged, perfect for modern times. Made with recycled resin and water-resistant to 5 bar, it’s a great gift for mariners. $40; smile-qq.com

Meguiar’s Flagship New Boat Owner’s Kit
Get the new boat owner in your life the kit that will keep his boat looking like new. The kit includes Premium Marine Wash, Premium Marine Wax, Ultimate Detailer and an applicator buff. $44.99, meguiars.com

Ontario Knife Rat 1A SP
Face it, when boaters need a knife, they need a good knife. And the Ontario Rat 1A SP fills the bill. Single-handed, ambidextrous operation means it’s ready in a flash. The super-sharp satin blade will cut line from a fouled prop as readily as it will gut that fish you caught for dinner. $48.75; ontarioknife.com

The Art of Seamanship: Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather
Around-the-world sailor Ralph Naranjo--technical expert, ocean racer, former Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy--delivers a priceless reference for anything that comes up while on the water, sharing all the knowledge today's mariners need. Hardback, 544 pages $50, www.mhprofessional.com

Outdoor Products Canyon Weather Defense Pack
This pack is great for throwing some clothes and gear, or even your tablet or smartphone, into to bring aboard for a day on the water. The Weather Defense fabric keeps the interior dry and secure. It has two separate compartments for dividing up gear. The padded straps and back pad keep it comfortable while donning on shore. $55; outdoorproducts.com

*Freewaters Charger Sandals**
A soft touch with grippy footing and exclusive comfort licensed by Therm-a-Rest ensures your giftees say yippee when they see you gave them Freewaters Charger sandals. Boaters appreciate the arch support, heel cup and water-friendly hydro-leather strap on wet, rocking decks (or just kicking). $56; freewaters.com

Star brite Boat Care in a Bucket
Every boater will welcome the gift of one of these Star brite Boat Care Buckets. This maintenance kit comes with a highly absorbent wash mitt, boat wash, Vinyl-Brite protectant, hull cleaner, marine polish and deck cleaner. All in a sturdy unbreakable bucket! $59.99; westmarine.com

Olympia EX550 Waterproof Headlamp
Waterproof to IPX-7 standards, which means it can withstand submerging to one meter for 30 minutes, this headlamp lets you work in the dark corners of your boat with two hands free. $69.99, olympiaproducts.com

Accon Quick-Release Drink Holder
If the boater on your holiday list believes there is no such thing as too many drink holders aboard a boat, Accon’s Quick-Release drink holder is the perfect gift. Available in single or double models, these drink holders snap into Accon’s stainless-steel bases and are easily removed. For true opulence, an optional wineglass-holder insert is available. Stainless-steel version starting at $78.52; acconmarine.com

Cobra Airwave Box
This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof to IPX7 standards, meaning it is submersible to 1 meter (3.28 feet) for 30 minutes. Plus, it floats. Its lithium-ion battery provides power for 10 hours of continuous play, and it can double as a hands-free phone speaker. $79.95; cobra.com

Olympia RG850 High Performance Flashlight
A waterproof flashlight with a non-freezing grip makes it a good choice for boat duty. Plus it has a USB charging port so you can charge it off your laptop or entertainment center’s USB port. The light shines at 850 lumens and there are five settings. $89.99, olympiaproducts.com

Lowrance Elite-3x Color Fish Finder
Fishermen will love the Lowrance Elite-3x color fish finder. This compact model will fit just about any boat, yet features a dual-frequency 83/200 kHz broadband transducer, Lowrance’s Advanced Signal Processing, Advanced Fish-Symbol I.D., 240-by-360-pixel backlit LED display and quick-release mounting bracket that tilts and swivels. All for $99; lowrance.com

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