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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Skipjack's 2011 Top 10 Nautical Gifts For All Occasions

Brass sloop sailboat bookends is a great nautical gift, perfect for all gift giving needs.

The number one question that we are asked here at Skipjack is I'm looking for a gift... something for a birthday, house warming, retirement, Christmas and of course as a token for other numerous occasions. And of course when they're visiting our gallery we know that they are looking for something nautical. So here's our 2011 top ten nautical gift giving ideas for all occasions.

Number One:  Our new brass sloop sailboat bookends is a great nautical gift for all occasions- perfect as a house warming gift to help dress up their bookshelf. Featured in November 2011 Coastal Living Magazine! (pictured above). Here's a link to the brass sloop sailboat bookends.

Number Two: The Mariner nautical rope bracelet with stainless steel shackle is a great gift for both men and women. Hand-made here in Portsmouth, Virginia, this attractive nautical bracelet features a reef knot tied with nylon cord and uses a stainless steel shackle, making it easy to get on and off. The Mariner bracelet is perfect for boaters, surfers, beach goers or anyone that enjoys being in or around the water. Available in five great nautical colors and it's only $24.95. Here's the link to the Skipjack's Mariner nautical rope bracelet.

Skipjack's Mariner nautical rope bracelet for men and women.

Number Three: Skipjack's bay rum and lime soap.  It's spicy and manly!....but women love it as well. Great for salt of the earth types or for an old salt, it conjures memories of vintage sailing ships, the smell of teak and salt air and long naps in a hammock stretched between the main and the mizzen - with a twist of boat drinks, of course! You’re guaranteed to fall in love with this refreshing reminder of the sea. From our collection of island inspired soaps and bath products. Great thank you gift and stocking stuffer. Four ounce bar in decorative box for only $5.95! Here's the link to Skipjack's bay rum and lime soap.

Skipjack's bay rum and lime soap from our collection of island inspired soaps.

Number Four: 6 Inch Brass Ship's Bell Mounted on Mahogany Plaque. Our best selling retirement gift- 6" solid brass ship's bell mounted on 9" x 12" (229 x 305 mm) high gloss mahogany plaque. Comes with an engraveable brass plate. The perfect presentation piece for retired military as well as a nautical gift for numerous occasions. (Hand-tied bell lanyard not included) Brass plate engraving available at an additional cost. Here's the link to 6 Inch Brass Ship's Bell Mounted on Mahogany Plaque.

A best selling retirement gift 6 Inch Brass Ship's Bell Mounted on Mahogany Plaque.

Number Five: Skipjack's NEW long sleeve T-shirt with racing Skipjack embroidered on the left chest. Our comfortable super soft 100% cotton T's are simply perfect for everyday casual wear. Available in all standard sizes and four great nautical colors including navy, white red and gray. Well priced at $29.00. Available in short sleeve too! Here's the link to Skipjack's long sleeve T-shirt with racing Skipjack.  

Skipjack's NEW long sleeve T-shirt with racing Skipjack.

Number 6:  Our custom made nautical chart lampshades. Give a lampshade where X marks the spot. Our custom lampshades gives you the opportunity to select your own NOAA navigational chart of your favorite body of water and coastal area. Makes a unique gift that is truly personalized and perfect for the new coastal homeowner. Here's the link to our custom nautical chart lampshades. Our nautical chart lampshades are also available in three standard sizes using the NOAA chart of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay!  We also produce a navigational chart nightlight (see pictured) that is also fabricated like our lampshades here in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. and available for $18.95.

Custom made nautical chart lampshade is the perfect gift for the coastal homeowner.
Number 7:  Our "Sloop" sterling silver pendant is a great gift for any occasion and for any maiden sailing the seven seas. From the Barbara Vincent sterling silver sailboat collection.  Complete the ensemble with Barbara's matching "Sloop" earrings. Here's the link to sterling silver "Sloop" pendant.

Sterling silver "Sloop" pendant from the Barbara Vincent Sailboat collection.

Number 8: Chelsea three function cable wall clock is both attractive and a functional with thermometer and hygrometer. A great gift for the mariner and equally as usable in the nautical home or on board your yacht. Here's the link to Chelsea's  three function cable wall clock.

Chelsea's three function cable wall clock.

Number 9: Skipjack's best selling nautical signal flags belt...the perfect accoutrement for khakis, jeans, or corduroys and of course to wear with your favorite worn cargo shorts too! This cotton web ribbon belt for all seasons has full grain drum-dyed leather billet and buckle ends accentuated by the solid brass buckle. This belt is available with your choice of white, red or navy webbing as a background to the signal flag ribbon. A great gift for numerous occasions. MADE IN THE USA! Here's the link to nautical signal flags belt. You may also want to preview our total collection of nautical themed belts.

Skipjack's best selling nautical signal flag belts.

Number 10:  Our brass nautical sea chest becket door knocker, cast and reproduced after an authentic 19th century sea chest rope handle or becket will certainly adorn the front of any nautical home. Featured in the November 2011 issue of "Classic Boat Magazine, The World's Most Beautiful Boats" published in London, England as one of their choice "Objects of desire"!  Follow the link here to nautical sea chest becket door knocker or see our complete collection of nautical/coastal inspired brass door knockers by following the link here to Nautical door knockers and hardware.

Solid cast brass nautical sea chest becket door knocker

OK, so the person that you are shopping for is hard to buy for. You've racked your brain and are simply out of ideas. The person you are shopping for already owns everything under the sun but you still want to buy them that perfect gift. Here's a solution that will satisfy even the most impossible person on your shopping list. A gift certificate from Skipjack!  A white embossed note card personalized with your message will be sent to the gift recipient. Each certificate may be redeemed either by shopping online or in our Olde Towne Portsmouth showroom. Available in amounts starting at $25.00.  Here's the link to a good night sleep and another one crossed off the list! The Skipjack Nautical Wares gift certificate.

Here's a link to our 2010 list Nautical Gifts For Men & Women From Skipjack

A gift certificate from Skipjack Nautical Wares is always the perfect gift!