Gifts For Narrowboat Owners

It can involve hours of scrolling and looking when you are trying to find just the right gift for your loved ones, or your friends and colleagues, so why not let us help you. We have researched scrolled on your behalf and have come up with some of the best narrowboat gifts ideas that will make your life easier.

Some are all things narrowboat, while others offer the practical use that can be essential when navigating the waterway network and locks, helping to keep the everyday boater warm, comfortable and dry especially through the winter months.

Narrowboat Gifts for the Kitchen

1. SUSTEAS Stove Top Classic Whistling Kettle

SUSTEAS Stove Top Whistling Tea Kettle-Surgical Stainless Steel Teakettle Teapot with Cool Toch Ergonomic Handle,1 Free Silicone Pinch Mitt Included,3L (Black)
  • ♨COOL HANDLE | PUSH BOTTON MECHANISM - Ergonomically designed handle and push-button technology makes pouring a breeze!
  • ♨PERFECT WHISTLING SOUND | LARGE CAPACITY - Make tea with this large kettle for your entire family. The loud whistle guarantees that you can hear it from another room when the water is boiled.
  • ♨INNOVATIVE BOTTOM BOILS WATER FASTER - SUSTEAS tea kettle is made of 5 layers encapsulated base,even heat boils water faster.
  • ♨THICKENED BODY | PERFECT GIFT BOX | 1 PREMIUM PINCH MITT - Thickened body, increased product weight, providing the best quality products on Amazon,It also comes with 1 free premium anti hot holder,packaged in a stylish gift box,best gift for your families or your friends!
  • ♨SUSTEAS BRAND TEA KETTLE - SUSTEAS brand is premium brand on Amazon, our tea kettles are 100% Teflon.

This wonderfully stylish 3-litre kettle by SUSTEAS gives the classic look that will enhance any narrowboat kitchen. Made with a 3 layer base giving even heat allowing for fast boiling of water, the thick body and weight of this product from Susteas just oozes quality and is available in 3 different colours of black, white and red.

The handle is ergonomically designed and features a push-button operation that makes pouring easy, large enough to serve all the family this features a loud whistle ensuring that you will hear it no matter where you are. To top it off all of the Susteas products are 100% Teflon and BPA free, a gift any proud narrowboat owner would love to receive.

2. Hippowarehouse ‘Home Is Where You Moor It’ Kitchen Apron

Hippowarehouse Home is Where You Moor It Apron kitchen cooking painting DIY onesize adult
  • 100% Cotton Apron, with the highest quality vinyl print. Perfect for cooking and purposes including decorating.
  • W 60cm L 87cm. No pocket. Heavy weight absorbent cotton twill. Self fabric ties.
  • Matching clothing/merchandise/accessories available in our storefront.
  • Created by our in house design team. Contact us under contact seller for any queries about designs.

What can we say, after all ‘home is where you moor it’ when you love life on the canal. This 100% cotton apron is of the highest quality and is available in three different colours, black, blue and red so something for all tastes.

Perfect for the kitchen, crafting or those little DIY jobs that you might have to do, measuring 60cm wide (23.5 inches) and a length of 87cm (34.25 inches) it will fit most sizes making it the ideal gifts for narrowboat owners.

Unique Narrowboat Gifts

1. Hand Painted Narrowboat Style Hand Painted Bucket

Brought to you by the Black County Metal Works, a family run business that has been supplying unique and high-quality products for over 25 years. This narrowboat style hand-painted bucket has been created and hand-painted with all the passion required to ensure the highest quality in the end result.

Made from galvanised steel and painted with some of the classical canal art patterns these are one of the great narrowboat gift ideas that will be a super addition to any narrowboat. Measuring 22.8cm (9 inches) in height and diameter they are the ideal size and will not take up to much precious space.

2. The Metal Foundry Nautical Novelty Solid Cast Brass Plaque

The Metal Foundry Nautical Themed Gift Plaque. Wife’s Permission Boating Or Sailing Brass Sign Is A Great Birthday Present For Him
  • Are You The Captain Of Your Ship?
  • Do You Need To Remind Your Sea Dogs That You Are The Law On Your Ship?
  • Then This Is The Perfect Item For You! With A Wife’s Permission Nautical Brass Wall Sign Your Crew Will Be Well Reminded That You Are The Captain And That If They Disagree With That Then They Will Have Your Wife To Answer To!
  • Includes Hand Polished Brass Fixings For Wall Or Door Mounting. Plaque And Fixings Are Fully Lacquered For Maximum Protection Outside Or Inside So Will Not Need Re-Polishing. Measures 12.5cm (5”) By 6.5cm (2½”)
  • Like All Of Our Plaques This Sign Is Handmade In Our Factory In Leicester Using The Ancient Art Of Sand-Moulding. So You Are Getting A Proper Traditional Quality Product To Show Off. Not A Flimsy Cheap Piece Of Plastic Or Resin.

Made to the highest standards by The Metal Foundry these humorous nautical solid brass plaques will make a super Christmas or birthday gift for any boater. Handmade at their factory in Leicester using the ancient art of sand-moulding, you can rest assured that you will be receiving quality all at an affordable price.

Supplied with all the fixings for both wall or door mounting that are hand polished brass with a lacquered finish for long-lasting protection either inside or outside. Measuring 12.5cm (5”) x 6.5cm (2.5”) and a selection of 11 humorous wordings there is an option for all with these traditional quality gifts for narrowboat enthusiasts.

3. The Metal Foundry Personalised Solid Brass Plaque in Wooden Frame

If we didn’t sway you with the choice of plaques above from The Metal Foundry then how about this wonderful option of a personalised solid brass narrowboat in a solid wood frame. Built to last these 5mm thick brass boats will show the love and thought that has been put into the present.

The solid oak frames are supplied with fixing loops to hang along with a stand so the recipient can hang it at home, on the boat or have it freestanding. The quality and craftsmanship are second to none, they are manufactured and supplied by The Metal Foundry based in England so no long waiting periods for delivery. The dimensions are 205mm (8”) wide 265mm (10.5”) in height with a depth of 40mm (1.5”).

4. Personalised Narrowboat Hanging Wash Bag

This personalised hanging wash bag is the perfect size for a trip away featuring the carry handle and hanging hook for ease of use. It will fit easily into a suitcase measuring just 26cm x 24cm x 10 cm (H, W, D).

The interior has plenty of storage space for everything you might need with a mesh front and two mesh pockets ensuring the ease of finding what is needed.

5. Narrowboat Key Rack

Green Canal Boat Key Rack - WT38-S
  • Approx size 18cm x 9cm
  • Hand cut from compressed wood
  • Made in the UK
  • 3 hooks to hang keys on & is ready to hang on wall with ring on back
  • Great gift!

Unique to the canal world this wonderful narrowboat key rack can either be used in the home or on the boat. It is made from hand-cut compressed wood in the UK and features 3 hooks to use as a key tidy, never lose your keys again, as long as you remember to hang them up of course.

These make perfect gifts for narrowboat enthusiasts and owners alike, measuring 18cm x 9cm they come ready to hang with a ring on the reverse side.

6. Valliant Heat Powered Log Burner and Stove Fan

Valiant Ventum III 3-Blade Heat Powered Log Burner & Stove Fan (FIR363)
  • Unique triple blade design produces less drag than a 4 blade fan but more thrust than a 2 blade
  • Ultra low 45°C starting temperature – perfect for early starting
  • Maximum air flow - blows up to 420 ft minute
  • Thermally controlled actuator for optimum Peltier performance
  • Dynamically balanced fan for unrivalled motor life, balance & output

This heat powered log burner and stove fan will ensure that all that wonderful heat will spread around the area you need it. With the unique triple-blade design of this fan, you can achieve a maximum airflow of up to 420 feet a minute.

The thermally controlled actuator gives a low starting temperature of just 45c while the dynamically balanced fan gives fantastic balance and performance for fantastic motor life. It features an in-built protection system to ensure that the fan does not overheat, this product is fully CE compliant and is designed and engineered in the UK.

Narrowboat Gifts for Her

1. CaliCase Universal Floating Waterproof Phone Protector – Pouch

[2 Pack] JOTO Waterproof Phone Pouch Case, IPX8 Underwater Dry Bag for iPhone 13 Pro Max, 11 Xs Max XR X 8 7 6S Plus, Galaxy S10 Plus S10e S9 S8 +/Note 10+ 9 8, Pixel 4 XL 3a 3 2 XL -Green
  • 2 Pack Universal size waterproof case dry bag, fits all smartphones up to 7.0" diagonal size (Certain big screen phones need to remove protective case); Great for pools, beach, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, snorkeling and water park activities
  • Clear Window on both front and back sides, perfect for taking pictures, videos and checking emails
  • 100 feet IPX8 Certified waterproof; Offers waterproof / snowproof / dirtproof protection for your device while maintaining full touch screen functionality
  • Compatible with devices up to 100mm x 170mm; Comes with a neck strap for convenient carrying
  • Features a simple snap and lock access, easy to keep out water, snow, dust, sand, and dirt

Never worry about a phone going overboard with this super floating waterproof phone protector or pouch. With the 2 layers of high-quality PVC plastic you can rest assured that this will stay waterproof, even underwater up to 100 feet, so no worries with the canals then!

The most important point about this is that it floats (be aware there are similar items available that are designed for diving etc and these do not float) so should it accidentally go overboard you can quickly and easily just fish it back out. What’s more, the phone can still be used while safely encased in the pouch.

You know you will be receiving quality when the supplier offers a 100% money back ‘no questions asked’ lifetime warranty making these perfect narrowboat gifts for her.

2. HILLTOP Polar Multi-functional Warming Scarf with Fleece

HILLTOP - Warming multifunctional scarf/polar fleece with fleece - the scarf for cold autumn and winter days, colour:red with black fleece
  • WARM FLEECE: Polar tubular scarf, consisting of two sewn-together components: a warm fleece part (length approx. 20 cm) and a breathable polyester part (length approx. 50 cm).
  • PERFECT FOR: hiking, running, walking, Cycling, Motorcycling, Rock Climbing, Fitness and Sports & winter sport activities such as Skiing & Snowboarding.
  • PROTECTION FROM COLD WEATHER: Thanks to the warm integrated fleece, our multifunctional scarf is very suitable for cold winter days.
  • HYGIENE: Can be washed at 30 ° C and is dries quickly.
  • SUITABLE FOR: This soft and warm scarf is suitable for men, women, and children from ages 8 and over.

This wonderful Polar tubular scarf is made of of two different components sewn together, a warm and luxurious fleece to wrap the neck in warmth and the longer breathable polyester part that can be used for a head or face covering.

This will give protection from the winter elements and can be worn in so many ways and although we have listed it as a gift for her it is actually ideal for men and children as well. Available in a multitude of colours there is something that will suit everyone.

3. EXTSUD Rechargeable Flameless 12pc Candle Set

EXTSUD Rechargeable Flameless Candle, 12 Pcs Warm White LED Flickering Tea Lights and 12 Frosted Cups, Comes With Charging Base, No Battery Needed
  • ★【Frosted Cups For Softening The Glow】- Each pack of 12 LED battery operated tea lights comes with 12 accompanying plastic, frosted cups. Place over each of the flickering flameless candles to create a beautiful lantern effect that softens and diffuses the light to help you create the perfect ambiance for the room
  • ★【No More Batteries】- To save you both time and money, our flameless candles are fully rechargeable! Once the candles dim, insert them into the accompanying charging base and they’ll be ready to go again in approximately 8-hours/overnight
  • ★【The Appearance Of Real Flames】- From a distance, the lights within the tea lights dance and flicker just like a real flame. Flameless candles Emitting a warm, white glow - you can combine the candles with the frosted cups or combine them with your favorite ornaments to light up your life
  • ★【Perfectly Safe】- No longer concern yourself with leaving an open flame in the home - tea lights battery operated. These flameless candles are 100% safe and won’t even warm up despite running for hours on end. When you’re finished for the day, turn them off with the switch at the base of the tea light and you’re done
  • ★【Great For A Range Of Environments】- From indoors to outdoors, our customers have shared loads of wonderful images of the places they love to use their Expower flameless candles. Our favorite examples; Bedroom, Restaurants, Party, Weddings, Christmas, Halloween and Birthday Decorations and more

Everyone loves some mood lighting and with this set of 12 flameless candles you will have just that, this wonderful set will give a wonderful ambient light and create a super atmosphere for relaxation. The frosted covers give a soft and diffused light and all with no batteries required, as you simply place onto the charging base provided and they will be back up and running in about 8 hours.

They dance and flicker just like a real flame giving a warm, white glow, the covers are separate so the little flame tea lights can also be used in flower displays or to light up ornaments etc. Now the lady in your life can have candles on the narrowboat with no risk of fire.

Narrowboat Gifts for Him

1. SEALSKINZ Waterproof All Weather Ultra Grip Gloves

SEALSKINZ Unisex Waterproof All Weather Ultra Grip Knitted Glove - Black, Medium
  • 100% WATERPROOF | BREATHABLE | WINDPROOF. Three layer construction for warmth, durability and waterproofing
  • Grip and control - Silicone printed palm and fingers for firm handling and added grip
  • Touchscreen Friendly - Feature on index finger and thumb
  • Comfort - Merino wool lining provides moisture control, insulation and comfort
  • Excellent range of movement - High stretch construction for a supportive, comfortable fit

What narrowboat owner wouldn’t love these Sealskinz all-weather gloves as a gift, no more slippery, wet and cold hands while navigating your way through the inland waterways of the UK on a cold and rainy day.

Made of 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable 3 layer material hands will be kept warm, dry and with the silicone palm and fingers will have a firm grip at the same time, these also feature touchscreen-friendly material on the index finger and thumb so the wearing will never have numb fingers while trying to message etc. Making them perfect gifts for narrowboat owners.

2. Fulllight Tech Bluetooth Hands-Free Music and Calls Beanie Hat

Bluetooth Beanie Hat,Upgraded Hat Headphones Headset Winter Music Hat Knit Running Cap with Speakers & Mic Unique Christmas Tech Gifts for Women Mom Her Him Men Teens Boys Girls
  • 【A Great Cool Gift Idea】Look &feel like a cool& fashionable men/women!Our bluetooth beanie hat will command attention when you walk into the room & give you the confidence to conquer the world.Perfect Unisex Novelty Secret Santa Christmas gifts for dad who has everything from daughter & son.
  • 【Horrible Battery life?】We know what you need,our bluetooth beanie hat is improved as per your request,Upgraded built-in 250mAh battery supports upto 19-23 hours continuous music Play & 15 Hours handsfree call when fully charged,Twice Capacity than other brands.Just Come and Buy with Confidence.Perfect for outdoor sports, jogging, running, skiing skating, hiking, camping, etc.
  • 【The Sound cut in and out?】The upgraded chip offers the stablest connection to smartphones, tablets ects.High data rate, low power consumption.No better connection than ours so far,we promise you are making an intelligent decision and We encourage you to compare!
  • 【It's not that loud?】Upgraded bluetooth hat enhances the capacity of speakers,the Max Volume Output can reach up to 110DB while other brands are 60-70db only.You can enjoy clear music even you are in a noisy street.Your world is Yours.
  • 【It won't keep warm?】Compared with other brands,we add 0.02lb more knitting to our double knit beanie,much more thicker but still soft to keep your head warm &comfortable in winter while enjoying music play &phone call.Buy it Now to Rock the World!The best funny xmas/christmas stocking fillers for daddy,husband,teen boys and girls.

It’s all about warmth again with this great Bluetooth hands-free beanie hat, ideal for the man that has everything, or women as this is actually a stylish unisex product from Fulllight Tech.

With the built-in battery (250mAh) they will be able to have between 16 and 20 hours of continuous music or about 15 hours of hands-free calling from a full charge, the perfect gift idea for a narrowboat owner, keeping them warm while the steer their way through the waterways.

They have upgraded the Bluetooth chip to offer a stable connection to all enabled devices, giving a high data rate with low consumption rate. With a maximum volume output of 100dp, they will never struggle to hear the music or calls, all while enjoying the benefits of this stylish double knit beanie, which is thick and soft to keep the head warm on the coldest of days.

3. ‘Home is Where You Moor It’ Cotton T.shirt

Narrowboat Graphic Home is where You Moore It T-Shirt
  • On your way cruising the canal network? Or maybe spending your holidays exploring the inland waterways? If you love narrow boats this cool tee with a quote and beautiful illustration is for you. Ideal item for family holidays on a narrowboat
  • Perfect birthday gift for a canal boat / longboat lover or a captain and his wife to wear on the deck of their boat. Sail the canals with style wearing this apparel as this is a perfect outfit for waterways boating holidays!
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

This classic fit T.shirt is another lovely gift for any canal boat enthusiast, good quality and stylishly made from cotton and polyester mix this will be ideal for wearing while cruising the waterways or for just sitting comfortably at home.

At an affordable price, the tee will be loved and is a great idea for narrowboat owners when you are stuck with what to get them for Christmas, birthday or fathers day gifts.

Gifts for the Narrowboat Family

1. Ravensburger Narrowboat Waterside Tavern 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Ravensburger Waterside Tavern Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces for Adults and Kids Age 12 Years Up
  • This picturesque scene captures many of the delights of a British summer. Canal boats potter along the waterway, people stroll around the pretty village and visitors to the Dog and Duck enjoy a quiet drink in the sunshine.
  • Bestselling puzzle brand worldwide - With over 1 billion puzzles sold, our jigsaw puzzles make ideal gifts for women, as well as men and fit perfectly on our puzzle board.
  • Our 1000 piece jigsaws are crafted with premium quality and measure 70 x 50cm when complete. Great for Adults and ideal puzzles for Children 12 years up.
  • Our puzzles use an exclusive, extra-thick cardboard combined with our fine, linen structured paper to create a glare-free puzzle image and give you the best experience possible.
  • Positively Puzzling - From fun family times together to long term health benefits and day-to-day mindful moments, there are so many positives about the humble Jigsaw! They make a great birthday gift or Christmas present.

This idyllic scene by Stephen Cummins captures a sunny and happy day spent next to or on an imaginary canal. High quality 1000 piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle. The finished puzzle measures 70 x 50cm when complete. 

Suitable for ages 12 years and up. Made from strong premium grade cardboard, with linen finish print to minimise glare on puzzle image. ours of family fun to be had during the long winter evenings. 

2. LAVIERT Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Mat – Puzzle Storage and Saver

LAVIEVERT Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Mat Puzzle Storage Puzzle Saver, Environmental Friendly Material, Store Jigsaw Puzzles Up to 1,500 Pieces
  • Large Capacity - Measuring 46 × 26in and holding up to 1,500 pieces, Lavievert non-slip felt mat ensures every jigsaw puzzle stay put without no creases. The felt is in black color and makes it easy for you to distinguish between the colorful puzzles, giving you just tons of fun!
  • Unique Anti-leaking Design - Our tube is specially designed with an anti-leaking slit which allows it to last longer than other tubes in the market when inflated. Please squeeze the valve with your fingers to open the slit and blow air to inflate the tube.
  • Free Gifts - An inflatable tube is enclosed to make sure your unfinished puzzles are stored perfectly for the next time. To further protect your puzzles from shifting, two elastic bands are enclosed to fasten both ends of the roll.
  • Easy To Use - Just spread and flatten the felt mat on a smooth and level surface, then you can start your puzzle game. If you want to pause and save the the unfinished game for the next time, place the inflated tube at either end of the mat, roll up the mat by applying even pressure, and then fasten both ends with the elastic bands.
  • Package Contents - felt mat × 1, inflatable tube × 1, elastic band × 2. Comes in exquisite packaging and serves an excellent gift choice for people of all ages. Please note that package contains no jigsaw puzzles.

We all know how valuable space is on a narrowboat, so for jigsaw lovers, this jigsaw puzzle roll mat is a must. Measuring just under 117cm x 66cm (46 x 26 inches) this is a non-slip felt mat will keep the pieces in place without creasing and will take up to a 1500 piece jigsaw, being black it will make it easy to spot the different pieces.

This easy to use roll mat can simply be rolled up and put away until the next time, this comes supplied with the felt mat, inflatable tube, 2 elastic bands to secure the ends making it an excellent gift for people of all ages that cannot leave a puzzle on the surface. 

3. Matchmodeller Canal Narrow Boat Matchstick Model

Canal Narrow Boat - Matchmodeller matchstick model construction craft kit -
  • Hobby's Matchmodeller Canal Narrow Boat Kit
  • Contains: Headless Matchsticks, Glue, Comprehensive Instructions, Printed Card, Sand Paper
  • Size of finished model: Length - 480mm, Width - 70mm, Height - 90mm
  • Please note this is a model, not a toy, and needs assembling before use

Something for the modellers now with this wonderful Matchmodeller matchstick model kit. Ok, they maybe have to be really organised with this if they live on the narrowboat but definitely ideal for crafting at home when not on the boat.

The kit contains everything that is required to build the Canal Narrow Boat Matchstick model, the headless matchsticks, glue, printed card and instruction along with sandpaper for finishing. The end product measures 480mm x 70mm x 90mm (L, W, H).

Narrowboat Books

1. The Inland Waterways Logbook

The Inland Waterways Logbook
  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

More for the new canal boat owners this wonderfully designed, and beautifully produced book is not just a logbook but is full of useful information for newbies to the canal and riverways.

Covering subjects such as helpful knots to know, how a lock works, along with all the data of the boat and much much more. The author, Emrhys Barrell, is a waterways enthusiast and expert and is well known so you won’t be steered in the wrong direction with this super inland waterways logbook.

2. Water Ways – A Thousand Miles Along Britains Canals

Water Ways: A thousand miles along Britain's canals
  • Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.
  • Hardcover Book
  • Winn, Jasper (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 06/07/2018 (Publication Date) - Profile Books (Publisher)

If the person you are buying for is interested in the history of the canals then look no further, this is a super book and is full of facts and fun. The author Jasper Winn manages to combine a humorous travel log combined with the wonderful and detailed history of the canals.

Jasper Winn spent a year exploring these waterways, by bike, kayak, narrowboat and on foot to discover the world of wildlife history and heritage that the canals had to offer. Water Ways offers a detailed and researched overview of not just the history, but the customs, engineering and wildlife to be found along the banks.

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