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Online Gift Cards And Last Minute Gift Ideas For Boaters

If you tend to put off holiday shopping until the last minute you might still be scrambling to check off your list of gifts for family and friends. The two days before Christmas combined, including Christmas Eve, are second only to Black Friday in the US as the busiest shopping days in the country (according to Sensormatic, the leading global retail technology solution). This year many customers have started their shopping earlier since most are aware of the current supply chain issues and inventory limitations, but that doesn’t mean there are those of us out there who haven’t quite completely filled up the stockings. Here are a few quick, last minute ideas for the boater or boat owner in your life that can be purchased online and are sure to bring a smile to their face.

Boating Gifts - Online eGift Cards For Boaters

Above: Custom personalized eGift Cards are a great idea for the favorite boater in your life. Choose from trusted boating supply and outdoor recreational retailers across the country including West Marine, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Photo via Pond5.

West Marine eGift Cards

West Marine is like a candy store for boat owners and fish heads across the nation. The large chain store provides boating supplies, fishing gear, outdoor wear and marine electronics. But choosing the exact right product for a boater from the wide variety of available items can be a challenge. Luckily the company offers gift cards and eGift Cards, which are a wise way to go, and allows your boating enthusiast to choose whatever they’d like from a certain price range. Best of all the eGift Cards can be purchased online and sent via email (or printed out and stuck in a stocking or under a Christmas tree).

Customers can choose from pre-set amounts to give to their loved one and add a personalized message along with a choice from an assortment of boating images to customize the gift even more.

Visit WestMarine for more information and to purchase.

Cabela’s Gift Cards – Available In Mobile eGift Cards

Cabela’s is a leading provider of quality hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreational gear at competitive prices. Known for their famous mail order catalogs as well as their large retail locations, the company also offers eGift Cards that are perfect for the last minute gift shopper looking for the ideal gift for their favorite outdoor enthusiast. Buyer’s can select a Cabela’s Gift Card or eGift (emailed) and customize it by selecting a card design, including Christmas-themed eGift card, generic holiday designs, outdoor themed, fishing themed and romantic themed designs. The buyer can select the dollar amount and custom tailor the gift card with a personal message. Cabela’s Cards can be redeemed online by the receiver allowing them to choose whatever boating gift they want from the extensive catalog offered by the company. Most eGift Cards are delivered within an hour if ordered during normal business hours.

Visit Cabela’s to purchase online eGift Cards

Bass Pro Shops eGift Cards

A trusted source for quality fishing, hunting boating and outdoor sporting goods, Bass Pro Shops has been a leading retailer in the US for decades and has a workforce of around 40,000 employees. Since 1972, led by founder Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops has been inspiring everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors, with boats and boating being a cornerstone of their products and services. Clearly, that makes the company a great source for holiday gifts for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. And if you’re shopping last minute, an eGift card offers a great option as a perfect present for the boater in your life. They also have a great holiday gift guide for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Visit Bass Pro Shops to purchase eGift Cards.

Last Minute Gift Idea Collections: Print It Out!

Another idea is to choose from a particular retailer’s “last minute gift collections” and order your chosen item then print out the photo of the product from their website and stick it under the tree. Or for a bit of fun – find a box and put the print out inside the box! No one will be able to tell what’s inside, and you can have a bit of a chuckle about it. One of the best things about these last minute gift collections is that they are typically curated according to inventory availability, meaning most of the items are available to shop immediately and will arrive very quickly. Not to mention the items in these collections are usually on sale – in fact Cabela’s is offering up to 40% off on items in their last minute collection right now.

Check out Bass Pro Shops’ Last Minute Gifts Collection

See Cabela’s Last Minute Gift Collection And 40% off sale

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in December 2021 and last updated in December 2022.

Written by Ryan McVinney

Written by: Ryan McVinney

C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, producer, writer, actor, boat captain, outdoor enthusiast and conservationist. He's currently the host and director of Boat Trader's award-winning Stomping Grounds TV show that explores boating culture across America. McVinney also directs and produces the documentary series Cult Classics and the extreme superyacht show LEGENDS for YachtWorld, as well the popular Factory Fridays video series for He is a regular contributor to leading marine industry publications.


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