The holidays are here and if you’ve got a river lover in your life, chances are that they are probably hoping to get goodies for their favorite place in the world – the water (and of course, the environment around it). We’ve searched the web for some of the best gifts for the river enthusiast – both on and off the water and compiled them into one easy list below.
Keep reading for our list of Top 12 Gifts for River Lovers.
Pelican Case 1150 Dry Box – Looking for the best way to keep your phones, cameras, and other essentials safe and dry on the river? Then look no further than these incredible dry boxes – and today (12/13), they’re on sale for $32.50! Perfect for the outdoors lover in your life – no matter their choice of sport.
Rapid Magazine Subscription: For the kayaking enthusiast in your life, why not a subscription to Rapid Magazine? This print and online publication is full of tips, trips, equipment reviews and really just about everything you want to know about kayaking. $19.95 for one year.
Pack Towel Personal Towel: One thing that you can pretty much guarantee with all water sports is that you’ll likely get wet and will also likely need to dry yourself or something else off. This handy towel absorbs over 4x its weight and can be wrung out almost completely dry. $9.95-$39.95
The Handler: If they’ve already got a GoPro, they’ll definitely want and need some of the best in accessories. This useful floating hand grip will ensure that your fun on the water definitely won’t be missed for a submerged camera! $29.95
Sierra Rescue Gift Certificates: Safety is a key part of any whitewater or outdoor sport, so why not give the gift of training to the enthusiast in your life? A number of different courses are available, including swiftwater rescue, wilderness medical, CPR and more! Cost variable.
Super Salve: This convenient and natural balm boasts remedies for a number of different outdoor ailments, thanks to its protective and antibacterial properties. Available in a variety of sizes, this makes a great stocking stuffer for any outdoor adventurer in your life. Starts at $3
American Whitewater Membership: Apart from protecting wilderness and rivers from development, this organization also maintains and extensive river database, full of essential information for any serious whitewater adventurer. $35
Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians: Looking for your essential guidebook for southern whitewater adventures? Then look no further than Kirk Eddlemon’s series. These books not only cover everything you need to know about finding and seizing some of the best whitewater in the south, but also feature gorgeous photography and historical anecdotes. From $35
REI Braided Clothesline: A simple but essential part of any campsite, this clothesline is a way more convenient way to dry out your things. Suction cups mean that you can stick this just about anywhere too. $9.50
Catalyst Cases: Waterproof and drop proof? Sounds like the perfect way to protect your phone or other sensitive device. Assorted items start from $70 – so there’s sure to be a case for your….
NRS Big Water Guide PFD: A lifejacket can take a lot during its days on the water, so it’s important to invest in one that is safe and comfortable. This PFD in particular comes with a number of extras and in a variety of sizes and colors, so there will definitely be one to fit the tastes of your “river rat”. $124.95
Whitewater rafting gift certificate: If you think the river lover in your life would just be happier to have one of their upcoming trips subsidized, we can understand that. So figure out their 2017 plans, contact the rafting company, and we’re sure that you’ll end up with a gift they will love 😉
Of course, the internet is full of amazing gifts, but these are just a few of our favorites. Did you ever get a whitewater gift that stood out from the rest? Tell us about it and leave a link in the comments below!