Christmas gifts for kayakers

Perfect Pressies For Paddlers - Recommended Christmas Gifts For Kayakers

‘Winter is icumen in’ and Christmas is almost here, and no doubt everyone who is lucky enough to have paddlers in their family is busily pondering what to get them. Well, ponder no more because South Coast Canoes is here to help with all the Christmas essentials for the paddler in your life. Read on for our top gifts for kayakers...

Gifts for kayakers under £20:

Palm Ultralite 5L Dry Bag - £12.95 - light in nature, tough in spirit and you can never have too many drybags (or thermals) in your paddling kit store.

Whetman Kraken Karabiner - £12.00 - the best sea kayaking carabiner bar none. Easy to use one handed, wide opening, smooth anti-snag nose and wire gate so it doesn’t vibrate open under water.

South Coast Canoes chunky bobble hat - £15.00 - seriously toasty headwear for happy cold weather paddling.

Gifts for kayakers under £50:

Aquapac plus size phone case - £25.00 - your phone may be your primary means of communication in an incident; keep it on you, keep it safe, keep it working.

Palm women’s long sleeve rash guard - £25.16 - ideal under a wetsuit or fleece for SUPPING (Stand Up Paddleboarding) and anyway, you can never haver enough thermals (or drybags) in your paddling kit store.

Dry robe seat cover - £40 - keep your car seats as snug and warm as you are in your dry robe… and stop them getting covered in sand, salt, car park grit, leaves, mud, spilled coffee or dropped takeaway too.

Gifts for kayakers under £100:

Ghillie M kettle - £51.99 - smallest and funnest in the range. Paddling 0.5k, stopping on a beach, sunbathing, swimming and making lots of lovely cups of tea on your Ghillie Kettle all count towards a QPD (quality paddling day).

Grey Owl Voyageur paddle - £70.16 - once upon a time wooden paddles were the preserve of the elite few; not anymore though and the Grey Owl Voyageur is a great all-round paddle for everyday use. Size matters though so it may be worth getting a voucher instead and letting your paddler choose their own - see below for info about vouchers.

Palm Blaze pants - £81.00 - ideal for all paddling adventures but especially SUPPING; warm, comfy, easy to put on and take off, plenty of protection and padding whether you’re kneeling or sitting and very convenient when you need a wee.

Gifts £100 plus but which may not fit under the tree

Aztron Mercury 10’10” All Round Stand Up Paddleboard - £419 - top quality, great value and the quickest and easiest way onto the water. Price includes all the gubbins: leash, pump, paddle, carry bag and fin.

Pyranha SurfJet 2.0 - £399 - a deceptively simple Sit on Top which can tweaked and adapted to suit your style. Not just for surfing.

Point 65 Whisky Rocker - £899 - delight the paddler in your life (or yourself) with this superb high performance sea kayak designed for day tripping, touring and playing. If they’re a white water paddler they’ll love its playfulness on the sea, if they’re a sea paddler they’ll just love it anyway,

Kayak gift voucher - if you spot the ideal gift but don’t know the size one of our gift vouchers might be a good idea. They can be specified to any price.

If you’re finding it a bit tricky choosing something for someone please give us a call on 01202 914224 or come and see us and we’ll do our best to help. If you want to buy something large that can’t easily be hidden, we’re happy to keep it in the store until you’re ready to collect it.

We’re open throughout December all day every day except Wednesdays and Sundays and until 13:30 on Christmas Eve.

Happy Christmas everyone.