Mother’s Day Boating Gift Guide

10 great gifts for boating moms on Mother's Day!

Mom with a child in a boat
Show your appreciation for mom with a great gift. Adobe Stock/ Sergeialyoshin

Special deliverySign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and with that the opportunity to show love and appreciation through a thoughtful gift. We wouldn’t be here without our mothers so I’ve compiled a list of products she’s sure to love. I’ve taken the guesswork out of shopping so you don’t have to look far to find a great gift for the boating mom in your life. Whatever your budget, I’ve ordered the goodies from least to most expensive so browse through and find the best gift that’s sure to put a smile on any boating mom’s face.

Five Oceans Floating Propeller Wrench
Five Oceans Floating Propeller Wrench Courtesy Five Oceans

Five Oceans Floating Propeller Wrench, $19.99

Mom can change a prop with this handy propeller wrench by Five Oceans. What’s really cool about this one in particular? It FLOATS! So you won’t lose it if it falls into the water! Definitely comes in handy for those fixes out on the water. The wrench works on 1 1/16 Inches (27mm) propeller nuts for outboards and stern drives and is ideal for pontoon, sport, and fishing boats. It’s made from a non-corrosive composite resin construction which makes it lightweight and strong. This reliable tool is great to keep on board for emergencies.

Pirani Life Reusable Insulated Tumblers
Pirani Life Reusable Insulated Tumblers Courtesy Pirani Life

Pirani Life Reusable Insulated Tumblers, $25.95 and Up

Help mom join the mission to end single-use plastics with the world’s most sustainable party cup! Offered in a variety of colors and designs to cater to her individual style. The tumblers are insulated, dishwasher safe, stackable and available in 16 oz and 26 oz sizes. These tumblers are tough enough to last a lifetime thanks to their stainless steel construction. One of the coolest features on the tumblers is the measurements at each line of the cup which is super useful whenever you don’t have measuring cups handy. The premium Skinny-Wall Triple Insulation™ keeps your drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for 12+ hours. Be sure to check out the New Ombre Tumbler Collection for the coolest designs you’ll find on a tumbler. Break up with plastic by helping mom discover her new favorite cup from Pirani Life!

How We Love Book by Milan and Kay Yerkovich
How We Love Book by Milan and Kay Yerkovich Courtesy Milan and Kay Yerkovich

How We Love Book by Milan and Kay Yerkovich, $11.97

“How We Love” is the perfect gift for mom! A good book is a vital addition to all your water adventures. The book covers key research on attachment theory which helps you heal trauma, gain an understanding of life, and the best part  applying the knowledge will have a profound impact on your life. Thus making you a better person, spouse, and parent to your kids. We can all learn to love better so pick up this life changing book today to read on the boat! Be sure to also pick up the corresponding workbook to gain an even deeper level of personal development and growth.

VimHue Hats
VimHue Hats Courtesy VimHue

VimHue Hats, $29 and Up

Moms sure love VimHue hats as they’re specifically designed and engineered to fit women. The hats come in a plethora of colors and are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. A variety of hat styles allow you to wear your hair up, down, or anywhere in between. As an added bonus they have a UPF 50 protective rating against sun rays. Next time you’re out on the boat or going anywhere really…Go out in style with the comfortable and versatile hats from VimHue.

CamelBak Chute Mag Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle
CamelBak Chute Mag Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle Courtesy CamelBak

CamelBak Chute Mag Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle, $34.99 and Up

CamelBak’s water bottle is a perfect water bottle for mom and I can’t recommend it enough! I don’t know about you, but I love ice-cold water! The CamelBak Chute water bottle is the perfect gift for anyone that enjoys spending time on the water. Due to its insulated construction, drinks stay ice-cold all day long! It’s available in multiple sizes and colors so grab one for the whole family!

COR Surf Poncho Changing Towel
COR Surf Poncho Changing Towel Courtesy COR Surf

COR Surf Poncho Changing Towel, $37

COR Surf changing beach towel ponchos are perfect for the water loving mom. It’s one of the most versatile essentials when you head for the beach, pool and even camping. Don’t worry about your towel flying away while you are changing in the parking lot. Change discreetly in public with COR Surf Changing Towel Poncho! Soft, fast drying and fade resistant: these surf ponchos are made of soft microfiber material that’s quick-drying for the ultimate convenience, it’s also super soft and color resistant to balance functionality and style. The hooded changing towel poncho features a front kangaroo pocket that not only keeps your hands warm, it’s also very handy for you to keep your keys and phone with you while you watch the kids on the boat. COR Surf beach towel poncho makes the perfect gift for Mom or anyone who spends time in and out of the water. 

Read Next: More Boating Gift Ideas

Prostormer 210-Piece Tool Set
Prostormer 210-Piece Tool Set Courtesy Prostormer

Prostormer 210-Piece Tool Set, $69

For the fixes at home or on the water the handy mom is going to love this useful compact tool kit. It includes a whopping 210 various tools! Tools such as a hammer, pliers, tape measure, socket set and much more. It’s the perfect companion for all DIY moms out there!

O'Brien Women's Flex V-Back Life Jacket
O’Brien Women’s Flex V-Back Life Jacket Courtesy O’Brien

O’Brien Women’s Flex V-Back Life Jacket, $89

We all know moms are safety conscious, which is great! Mom’s safety matters too so keep her safe with O’Brien’s comfort fit life-vest. This vest allows for maximum maneuverability and comfort due to its V-back stretch panel design. It allows for a custom fit as it wraps around and molds to the body. The vest is easy to close securely with its zipper and two concealed adjustable belts. As a nice touch, O’Brien also incorporated a personal watercraft lanyard attachment for added safety. Mom’s sure to love this Coast Guard approved life jacket! Available in 4 color patterns.

Costa Mayfly sunglasses
Costa Mayfly Courtesy Costa

Costa Mayfly Sunglasses, $193 and Up

The Mayfly is an elegantly diverse and versatile pair of sunglasses. The shades exude an oversized look and water-ready performance features for your complete enjoyment under the sun. The bold cat-eye design offers maximum light blockage and a wider field of view, and fully adjustable, textured and vented nose pads ensure a secure fit and helps keep lenses fog-free. With eyewire drains and channels, water and sweat will stay away from your eyes and keep you focused on the next water adventure. Continuing our reputation for creating the best performance eyewear on the water, Mayfly is made to improve every moms experience.

Booē Backpack
Booē Backpack Courtesy Booē

Booē Backpack, $199

We all know moms love their bags! Never worry about bringing your stuff on the boat again. The Booē Backpack keeps all your essentials dry and protected from the elements. It features an 8mm TruZip zipper to provide an extreme watertight seal and is available in six exciting colors to match your individual style. Wherever your next adventure takes you, fall in love with a new Booē bag today!

More Gear