40 Unique Gifts For Paddlers
Black Friday is here, which means it’s time to start shopping for your special paddling brothers and sisters. Once again, Miles Paddled has got you covered by bravely wading into the sea of Amazon to discover the unique (and sometimes ridiculous) gifts to consider giving this holiday season in our third-annual gift guide.
I’ll admit, I thought last year would be the last time we posted this feature, but it’s just so damn entertaining to see what’s available that we’re doing it once again. Hopefully you’ll find something perfect for that special paddler in your life but “act quick!” as they say, because these items are sure to become the must-have items of the year and are sure to sell out. 😉
Kayaking is a badge of honor for some, so why not literally honor your friends who merit them with one of these?
This bent-paddle bracelet takes bent-paddle love to the next level.
“Let it go… let it go… paddlin’ in a LEGO boat! LEGO go… LEGO go…”
Here’s a wooden canoe desk sculpture to compliment wooden desks. It’s also a conversation piece to stare longingly at for five working days (until you hit the water once again).
How comfy does this doggie canoe bed look? Crazy comfy. And cute. (Puppies not included, one would assume).
Life is Good – especially while sipping a dark roast on the way to the put-in.
I’m not familar with Lottie Doll, but I may introduce my kids to them. I mean, that is a sweet canoe.
How do you make a cupcake better? You one-up it with paddling deco boofing a class II frosting ledge.
Name one thing that doesn’t suck about this beautiful succulent canoe planter?
For fear the “Rocky and Bullwinkle” lawyers might be sending us a cease and desist, we too, will just call this “Moose and Beaver”.
One votive and emotive candle holder.
I don’t use these but they’re super popular, so why not have one with a hotdog hotdoggin’ it in a green kayak? Prefer a hotdog in a bun canoe? There’s that too. Or maybe a just a paddlin’ avocado? Yeah, that also exists.
I can’t disagree with a motivational message like this. And, it’s just kinda pretty.
I’m so confused by this. I mean, could they make the shoes look like canoes? Further searching revealed you can also buy a “Drunk Elf” version. Both make similar sense.
Sure to be a conversation piece at your next canoe or plant party/happy hour.
“Ain’t no party like a kayak party”, says any kid standing next to these cardboard beauties (this dude needs a Miles Paddled shirt, btw).
For the kid that doesn’t want a kayak party, but rather a Native American dugout canoe party – this is their jam.
There’s no more inconspicuous place to stash your expensive kayak stuff than in a cola can, right? We can’t guarantee that nobody will pick it up to wonder what it is.
Brainteaser indeed. Too many kayakers running this cove as far as I can tell.
For the dressy paddler suddenly beholden to a suit and tie or tux.
Well damn, that’s cute.
For those who can’t stop thinking about their canoe while portaging on the loo.
As a parent who paddles, there’s nothing better than a functional item like this.
I think the last silhouette should really be a human sitting back with a glass of red, but that’s just me.
Holy Moly is this a beaut! No idea if it’s waterproof but I’d be tempted to fill it with water and toss in a betta.
Rather pretty illo to protect your Apple.
Kayak. Eat. (Drink.) Sleep. Repeat.
Yo – this old-timey fun-thing is fun, yo.
How to woo a lady paddler: Step 1: Apply “Canoe… By Dana”. Step 2: Whisper softly into her ear… “Canoe… By Danaaaaa”.
Step three: (While wearing Canoe, by Dana…) Gift her this.
There’s nothing like a melange dish to bring back childhood memories (remember those McDonald’s plates?)
I’ve never stopped to enjoy a whirligig. In fact, I think this is the first time I’ve ever thought much about one at all. Also available in a very expensive kayak version.
I like blueprints as much as maps, but while I’m pretty sure this isn’t legit – it still looks cool and it’s sure to bring the room together, no doubt.
Is there anything more cozy than a dugout canoe comforter? I say nay.
With a baseball hat, PFD, stuff sack and camera, this LEGO dude is well-equipped for a Miles Paddled adventure.
I think that the only graphic better than this would be a yak standing on a kayak.
Now this is a cool idea for a book.
Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s the 2019 Miles Paddled Gift of the Year (or ear?) Hands down, these are a must-have for any paddler’s next corn roast.