Updated: Nov 23, 2022
With the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about presents! If you have a paddleboarder in your life, we've got you covered with our 10 favourite paddleboard gift ideas.
We believe that the best SUP gifts should make a day out on the water even more enjoyable. Paddleboarding gear should be fit for purpose, durable and serve its purpose, preferably sustainably sourced and made with eco-friendly materials.
So let’s look into some great gift ideas that are perfect for everyone!
Go Paddleboarding with Them
One of the best gifts you can give a paddleboarder is your time. Go paddleboarding with them! It's the perfect way to spend some quality time together, and it's a great way to get some exercise.
If you're unsure, hire a guide and get your paddleboarding buddy to join you for an afternoon of fun on the water. And if you're near us on the Saanich Peninsula, book a day tour. We would love to show you around.
Take a look at the neoprene of the person you are thinking of buying a gift for. Are there holes? Does it fit right? Do they complain about it? If so replacing that piece of neoprene would likely be an amazing gift.
Neoprene or a wetsuit is what keeps paddlers warm and comfortable while they are out on the water. So gifting a new piece will surely put a smile on their face.
You can shop for neoprene at MEC.
Water Proof Phone Case
Who doesn’t love to take photos and capture the moment when you are out on the water on your stand-up paddleboard? These days waterproof phone cases are a MUST. Which one do we love you ask?
Dry Bag Hip Pack
This waterproof hands-free bag is the perfect solution for storing your necessities without everything falling out. This SUP accessory is ideal for bringing your wallet, phone, sunscreen, snacks and car keys with you on the water.
You can shop for dry bags here.
An electric pump is a great gift for anyone who loves paddleboarding. It makes inflating your board a breeze, and it’s much faster than using a manual pump. This means you can spend less time pumping and more time enjoying your paddleboard experience!
Contact Pam to place your order for Red Paddle pumps.
Is their life jacket older than 10 years? Consider buying them a new one to ensure they stay afloat if they fall off their board.
If you are looking for a good spot to buy a life jacket check out MEC.
A dry bag is another great gift idea for a paddleboarder. A dry bag is a water-tight bag that you can use to store your belongings while you're out on the water. It's perfect for keeping your clothes, food, and other items dry and safe from the elements. If the paddler in your life likes going on overnight camping trips a bag like this never goes wrong.
Warm Hat and Neck Gaitor
A neck gaiter, or neck warmer, is a great way to keep your neck and head warm while you're paddleboarding in cold weather. They can also be used to keep the sun off your face and neck. We love our Blue Jellyfish SUP branded ones.
A warm hat is also a great idea to keep your head warm in cold weather. We recommend beanies or toques that are made with Merino wool as they are super soft, warm and comfortable.
If you live in a cold climate, or if you're paddleboarding in cold weather, a neck gaiter or a warm hat is a must-have SUP accessory. They're inexpensive and easy to pack, so there's no reason not to have one!
Gifting them knowledge such as a book about paddling, an online course, or a Paddle Canada Course, is a great way to participate in their paddleboarding progression. If you don't think they are ready to take a course, book them a 90 min lesson so they can improve their skills.
If you live in the Greater Victoria Region and aren't sure which type of course to gift, feel free to contact us.
Send Them on An Adventure
If you are looking for something big that will leave a life-long impression, send them on a SUP Adventure. Blue Jellyfish SUP provides paddleboarding adventures all over Canada, that will not only quench their desire for paddling but will also have them coming back revitalized with new skills and friends.
We hope this gift guide helped give you some guidance on what might be a useful present for the paddleboard enthusiast in your life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. And from all of us here at Blue Jellyfish SUP, Happy Holidays!
Below is a list of other gift guides you might be interested in.
The No Gift Gift Guide for Paddlers
Sustainable SUP Gifts
Oceans Lover Gift Guide