Are you on Santa’s Nice List this year? If you’ve dodged naughty status once again, it’s time to treat yourself. Or, if the people in your life have been good all year long, perhaps it’s time to splurge on something unexpected for them. Either way, we’ve got something on our holiday gift guide that can fit into every budget.
If you want to give a truly epic gift to the special surfer or water enthusiast in your life, check out the Flite Fliteboard. This motorized surfboard makes you feel like you’re flying over the water, whether it’s across lakes, rivers or the sea. Fliteboards take the surf experience to the next level, and will truly make an unforgettable gift this holiday season.
Give the gift of a healthier planet this holiday season. 30A’s recycled shirts are super-soft, and best of all, they’re made from plastic bottles. In fact, every 30A t-shirt is made from about eight plastic bottles that would otherwise be headed to a landfill or drifting in the ocean. There are tons of styles, designs, and colors to choose from, making 30A recycled apparel a perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list.
These colorful wristbands make a perfect stocking stuffer, and they also have the potential to save lives. They were conceptualized by Renee Wesoloski, who self-funded and created Beach Flags USA. This wristband brand educates visitors about beach warning flags and what each color means. Simply put them on your child’s wrist to help them remember today’s current flag status. Each wristband costs $1, but the price goes down if you order large quantities. You can order by contacting [BeachflagsUSA@gmail.com](mailto:BeachflagsUSA@gmail.com) or by calling 850-499-5563.
Ocean Habitats is a cool startup that’s working to improve aquatic environments. The company’s mini reef system won’t fit in a Christmas stocking, but it’s a gift that will keep giving all year long. The mini reefs, which can be installed under any dock, provide a hospitable habitat that invites hundreds of crabs and native fish to thrive in a safe environment. It filters water, which helps ramp up the health of the marine environment. A mini reef can house over 300 fish per year, and no one will even know it’s there because it floats out of sight under your dock. Want to attract even more fish? The Mini Reef Plus can support more than 1,000 fish, crabs, or shrimp per year. With the increase in fish near the mini reef, you may notice extra bigger fish, dolphins, or birds near your dock. To start on a smaller scale, you can opt for the micro reef. While the reefs are used in saltwater or brackish water, the company does have a similar product called a fish crib that works in lakes and ponds.
More powerful underwater drones are on the market, but the Trenchrover makes a great introduction for amateurs eager to explore the seas. The battery life of 120 minutes should be enough to whet the appetite of those who want to check out what’s going on beneath the waves. The Trenchrover has a diving depth of 100 feet, and it has good cameras and can record video. Plus, it features a mechanical claw that can grab items and bring them to the surface for closer inspection. This is the perfect gift for the would-be ocean explorer and treasure hunter.
Made out of repurposed vinyl, this made-in-the- USA waterproof and stain-proof beach bag will quickly become one of your favorites. Since it is handmade from recycled products, no two bags are identical – you’ll always have a one-of-a-kind. After a long day at the beach, the Gili won’t trap the sand. And unlike some other bags, this one isn’t just suitable for the beach. It can handle a lot of weight, so it’s great for holiday shopping trips too.
Buying for a boater? Then you might want to pick up a Bullfrog Lily Pad. It can ride along on the boat, all rolled up until you’re ready to drop anchor. Then you unroll the pad, put it on the water, hop on, and it floats along without sinking. Catch some rays, and hang out on the water with your friends. That’s what it’s all about.
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