Looking for the perfect something for your sea-loving sophisticate? We have five suggestions so cool they’re hot.
You’re supposed to be shopping for your favorite sailor this holiday, but you’ll want to put these fabulous gifts on your list, too.
Mafia Deep Blue Bag
It might seem like everyone is making upcycled sail bags these days, but the colorful creations from Mafia Bags are a unique find. Crafted from a mix of retired kitesurf and sailboat sails, they are stylish, durable, and good for the environment.
The Deep Blue Bag, dubbed an “ocean-friendly urban adventure pack,” features a protective interior for wet clothes, a cup holder, and secret pocket as well as other handy innovations in a simple, elegant design by Yves Béhar. Mafia donates 100% of the proceeds from sales of the Deep Blue Bag to Sustainable Surf’s Waste to Waves program making your gift to a loved one also a gift to the sea.
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
For the tippler on your list, we suggest a bottle of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. This Caribbean black rum is named after the legendary Nordic sea monster. The Kraken got our attention with its imaginative packaging and won us over with its rich taste and classic spiced rum notes of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and pepper.
Enhance your rum gift with a matching accessory. The Kraken’s dramatic octopus design has become so iconic it’s expanded far beyond apparel-related items to umbrellas, dinner plates, lamps, bookends, and even a skateboard!
Painting or Print by Marine Artist Jim DeWitt
An original painting by renowned marine artist Jim DeWitt is a special treat indeed. A passionate sailor, DeWitt artfully captures the magic of the sport in his quick brush strokes and bold color palette. Fans of the America’s Cup will love his paintings of the high-speed catamarans racing around San Francisco Bay in the 34th America’s Cup.
Select paintings are also available as prints, but the ultimate DeWitt gift is a custom painting of the recipient’s boat or perhaps a favorite yacht or sailing destination.
Hermès Chaine d’Ancre
We’ve had an ongoing love affair with the Hermès Chaine d’Ancre jewelry collection (our founder owns the necklace and bracelet) but this year we’ve fallen in love all over again with the Very Large Enchainee Cuff Bracelet, equal parts sporty and elegant. The varying sized links almost undulate on the wrist.
If the cuff bracelet isn’t quite right, the Chaine d’Ancre style is available in many other pieces, from bracelets and necklaces to rings, ties, and pocket squares.
Superyacht Mediterranean Cruise
The best gifts, of course, are priceless memories, and we can’t think of a better start to the New Year than a superyacht vacation. Cruise the Mediterranean in style aboard the stunning 163-foot sailing yacht Ohana, available through Y.CO.
Enjoy gourmet meals and general pampering by the professional crew of eight. Take in the view from the sunbeds in Ohana’s aft cockpit or the twin helm stations on the flybridge. After a day on the water, relax in the main salon or enjoy a film in the movie theater. Feeling competitive? You can also race this high-performance stunner in a world-class regatta.