Airkayaks note: This paddling gift blog has been updated for 2014.
Looking for a neat gift for a kayaking buddy or family member that won’t break your budget? Here are 10 paddling gift ideas under $25 that are guaranteed to please a variety of kayaking types:
1) Seattle Sports Digi Wallet & Audio Case. $9.95
Two compartments with two levels of protection for phones or personal items while on or near the water. Features a headphone pass-through port with audio capability for your smartphone or MP3 player. The wallet side is waterproof and totally protects phones, cameras, MP3 players, money, credit cards and personal items – you can even talk, text and manage music right through the case.
2) Paddler Pad Seat Cushion. $14.95
Squeeze this foam once, and you’ll know you’ll be comfortable! Great for canoes or kayaks, this super-cushiony seat provides hours of comfort.
3) Paddle Leash from Seattle Sports – $17.95
Don’t be caught “up a creek without a paddle!” The streamlined, low-profile, retractable Paddle Leash cord is easy to pack and stays out of the way while providing an eight-foot expansion. A unique quick-release feature allows your paddle to be quickly and easily attached to and from the leash. Length 34.25 inches expanding to 8 ft, weight 1.8 oz
4) AquaTight GPS/Cell Phone Protector from Chinook Technologies – $17.95
Keep your GPS, cell phone or other small electronics dry while paddling! The AquaTight GPS/Cell Phone Protector features a waterprof TPU-coated 70D nylon ripstop and extremely durable TPU windows Fits items up to 3 x 6 inches – neck lanyard included!
5) Dry Doc PVC-Free GPS Chart Case from Seattle Sports. $19.95
Keep your charts, trail maps, phone, or GPS dry and conveniently accessible. This tri-fold case features 2 separate dry pockets: one for maps and charts, and one for your home phone or GPS. Ziploc style closures offer quick and easy access to both. Use your GPS or phone right through the case. And it’s environmentally-friendly!
6) Seattle Sports Paddler’s Bilge Pump – $19.95
A must for any boater. The Seattle Sport 8 gallon per minute Bilge Pump features an easy-grab handle, super-strong pump shaft and heavy-duty impact resistant plastic.
7) 2.5 Gallon Solar Summer Shower from Advanced Elements – $19.99
A great portable solution for paddling excursions and camping trips. Just fill the solar shower with water, put it in the sun, and in hours – instant, energy-free hot water. Great for showers, washing the pet, rinsing off or washing dishes. Also available in a 3-Gallon Size for $24.99.
8) C4 Waterman 7-ft SUP Ankle Leash. $23.95.
The C4 Waterman 7-foot ankle leash keeps you tethered to your stand-up paddle board. Features a padded neoprene cuff for comfort, two-tone urethane cord for visibility, an easy-grab release and a key pocket.
9) Maxxon 20 Liter Roll-top Waterproof Drybag – $23.95
High frequency welded seams, floats safely if dropped in the water! A great 100% waterproof 20 liter roll-top dry bag for the budget conscious. Includes a removable shoulder strap with d-ring attachments.
10) Aquatight Waterproof Paddlers Waist Pouch from Chinook Technology – $24.95.
Keep your valuables dry and nearby! The waist pouch is constructed from 70 denier ripstop nylon with watertight seams and a rollover velcro and double ziplock closure on all main openings. The compartment size is 9 x 5 inches, while the adjustable clip system fits a 23 to 49 inch waist.
Visit the AirKayaks.com website to see all of our paddling gear under $25.