Five Christmas Gifts for Narrowboaters

Christmas is fast approaching – but what should you get the narrowboater in your life, this year? We’ve put together a great gift guide that they’ll be sure to love this festive season.


Whether they’d prefer a fiction or non-fiction, there are many books that aim to help and inspire those who have made the leap to living afloat. You could get them a guide to the waterways or a novel for them to lose themselves in this Christmas. 

Captain Hat

Every boat owner secretly wants a captain hat, right? Go down the novelty route this Christmas and put a smile on their face with this gift. (Or maybe it’ll be their favourite present!)


There are so many adventures to have in a narrowboat, weekends journeying the canals or if retired, spending everyday exploring the UK. It would be a lovely gift to receive a journal or scrapbook to be able to document life on a narrowboat and share any wonderful memories with family and friends. 


The waterways in the U.K are so beautiful it’d be a shame not to capture them, if you’re looking to spend a little bit more money – a GoPro would be a great gift for anyone who loves to take photos of landscapes, recording wildlife or even time lapses of your boating journeys.  

Tickets to a Boat Show

There are lots of different boat shows across the UK which are informative and inspiring for boat owners and those just looking to start their narrowboat journey. There are seemingly endless amounts to be learned about boat ownership so tickets to a show would be a great present for any boating enthusiast. We recommend Crick Boat Show, it runs over the late May bank holiday. 

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