If you’re looking for the perfect pontoon boat gift idea for a friend or family member, we’ve got you covered. We have gift ideas for any person and any budget. It doesn’t matter if the gift is for your favorite captain or first mate, these pontoon boat Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthday, holiday, and anniversary ideas are sure to bring a smile and lots of hugs.
The Ultimate Pontoon Gift Guide
Updated monthly, we hope you enjoy our ultimate pontoon gift guide for any budget. Published in 2019 this list is months in the making and inspired by our love for pontooning with family and friends. If you are brainstorming ideas for a wine drinker, teenager, toddler, or a nautical home accessory, we’ve got you covered. If you are looking for an idea to keep the kids busy on the lake, as if the water isn’t enough, check out our lake activities section.
For the awesome women in your life, you can pair a huge beach towel for the boat with a beach tote and a pair of flip flops for a great themed package gift.
Also, you may want to consider an inflatable stand up paddleboard for a great lake activity to break up a long day in the sun. We have just about every one of the mentioned products below and use them all of the time.
Canvas beach bag
Large beach mat
Wet dry boat bag
Wine picnic backpack
Microfiber beach towel
Wow 17-2062LG Wow Foam Pool Noodle Lime Green
YETI 10 oz Wine Tumbler in Canyon R
Large Canvas Striped Beach Bag - Top Zipper Closure - Waterproof Lining - Tote Shoulder Bag For Gym Beach Travel (Striped Blue)
Mumu Sugar Sand Free Beach Mat Oversized 82" x79 "Sand Proof Beach Blanket Outdoor Picnic Mat for Travel, Camping, Hiking and Music Festivals-Lightweight Quick Drying Heat Resistant
Gonex Wet Dry Separated Bag, Wet Separating Bag for Swimming Equipment, Swimsuit, Clothes, Large Size Dark Blue
Also, you can’t go wrong with a set of Tervis tumblers whether you are throwing a party or not. You can pair any one of these gifts with a giant beach towel or a gift from any one of our other categories to make your present unique.
Hat and pipe combo
Captain and first mate Tervis tumblers
Yacht rock t-shirt
Tervis 1167538 Captain Wheel Tumbler with Emblem and Blue Lid 24oz, Clear
Drinking beer and pontoon boating are a great combination. If you don’t find something for your family or friend below, you can find a few more ideas here.
Don’t forget, beer bottle frisbee, mentioned under lake games, is another great gift idea and can go really well with any of these beer-related beer gifts or a simple 6 pack. You may also want to check out waterproof cigar holders.
Beer pong raft that floats
Floating insulated cooler
Beverage cooler for the water
Can and bottle holder
WOW World of Watersports, 15-2020, Wow Pong, Floating Inflatable Beer Game Table
For the night cruise, these wine-related products are a perfect match. Whether it be for Christmas or a birthday, you can always view a lot more wine accessories here.
It’s easy to pair a few wine-related gifts together to make the perfect package. Perhaps an insulated cup, travel tote, wine aerator, and wine opener. Hydro flask insulated tumbles are particularly popular in 2019 and 2020.
Vacuum insulated wine tumbler
Hydro Flask wine tumbler
Insulated 2 bottle wine carrier
6 pack reusable wind protector
9 piece wine travel bag
SUNWILL Vaccum Insulated Wine Tumbler with Lid Rose Gold, Double Wall Stainless Steel Stemless Insulated Wine Glass 12oz, Durable Insulated Coffee Mug, for Champaign, Cocktail, Beer, Office ...
Hydro Flask 10 oz Wine Tumbler - Stainless Steel & Vacuum Insulated - Press-In Lid - Black
Premium Insulated 2 Bottle Wine Carrier | Wine Tote Bag with Shoulder Strap and Corkscrew Opener | Padded Wine Cooler Carrying Bag for Travel -HGray
6 Pack Reusable Wine Protector Travel Bag by Bottle Shield - Unbreakable Bottle Sleeve, Leak Proof & Double Layer Bubble Wrap Suit With Zip Locks | Wine Bags Gift Accessory for Suitcase Luggage
KOVOT 9 Piece Wine Travel Bag and Picnic Set Including 2 Wine Glass Holder Stakes
Yep, kinda cheesy. Kinda fun too. Browse more pontoon t-shirts here for perfect Christmas stocking stuffers.
Speaking from experience, a cheesy pontoon t-shirt is always great for a good laugh. There are about 30 – 40 great options in this category. Both “captain shirt” and “yacht rock” show many great options when you query them on Amazon. Etsy has many great choices as well.
I don’t always drink at noon…
Coming in hot…
Motorboatin Son of a Btch Funny Pontoon Motor Boat Boating Motorboating T-Shirt-(Adult,XL) Sport Grey
I Don't Always Drink At Noon But When I Do I'm On A Pontoon Premium T-Shirt
Funny Pontoon Boating WEEKEND FORECAST PONTOON Tank Top
Pontoon Captain T Shirt - Funny Pleasure Boat Lake Gift
Pontoon Captain Shirt - Funny Comin' In Hot Boating Tee
So many great patterned flip flops for just about anyone. Pair a set of these with a beach tote and big towel for the perfect Mother’s Day, Christmas, or birthday gift. Partners these with a giant beach towel for a perfect themed gift.
CafePress Bright Tie Dye Flip Flops, Funny Thong Sandals, Beach Sandals Black
Coolers have gotten a lot more expensive lately but they last quite a bit longer and the ice can last for more than 24 hours. Nearly every boater takes a cooler with them when they go boating. Depending on how far they need to walk to the dock might determine if a strap is necessary for the cooler gift. We use the Yeti cooler as it keeps ice for a very long period of time and it’s pretty lightweight for what it accomplishes.
Below are the highest-rated coolers for your pontoon enthusiast. Pair any of these coolers with a 12 pack of their favorite beverage for a great Christmas or birthday gift.
Yeti soft side
Acrtic Zone soft side
RTIC soft side
RTIC hard side
YETI Hopper Two 30 Portable Cooler, Fog Gray / Tahoe Blue
Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze 30 Can Zipperless HardBody Cooler, Moss
Celebrate America with these red, white, and blue boating gift ideas. Anything from sunglasses to boating flags to flip flops are sure to make friends and family happy.
These obviously make for great 4th of July gift ideas or theme party ideas but they can also make for great stocking stuffers and birthday gifts. We feel you can never have enough red, white, and blue items on your boat and thoroughly enjoy our boat flat and windsock.
ROWOO Men's Lightweight Flat Stripe and Star Slide Sandals (44 EU / 11 US, Blue)
Classic American Patriot Flag Style Sunglasses USA (all 3 pairs)
TheFlagShirt Men's American Flag Flip Flop Sandals (11)
Boat Flag - Made in The USA with Superior Embroidery on Rip Resistant Nylon Fully Guaranteed (12" x 18")
Fishing Gifts For Men & Women Can Cooler 6-Pack, Insulated Beer Sleeves Bundle for Bass, Trout, Saltwater and Fly Fishing, Patriotic Gift for Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Boyfriend [Navy Blue American Flag]
While out for a long day on the water we often brink our youth kayaks so the kids can go explore areas around where we dock. On occasion, we’ll bring the stand-up paddleboards but most of the time is our towable tube collection.
Stand up paddleboards
River run lounge
Fishing float tubes
Wow Watersports Thriller Deck Tube Water Towable Tube Inflatable Boat Tube, Wild Wake Action - Water Sports Inflatables - Towable Tube for Boating 2 Person
Goplus Inflatable Stand up Paddle Board Surfboard SUP Board with Adjustable Paddle Carry Bag Manual Pump Repair Kit Removable Fin for All Skill Levels, 6" Thick (Yellow, 11 FT)
Intex River Run Connect Lounge, Inflatable Water Float, 51" X 49.5"
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
A little adventure and some style for your favorite teens. Teens seem to enjoy the crazy fast tubes the most when picking a lake activity. You can also try kneeboarding behind a pontoon boat. A good fishing pole and gear are always great Christmas or birthday ideas for teens.
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
WOW Watersports Zinger 2P Towable
Tailored Tackle Universal Multispecies Rod and Reel Combo Fishing Pole | Freshwater & Inshore Saltwater | Poles 6 Ft 6 in Rods Medium Fast Action | Spinning Reels 7BB | Combos L & R Handed
adidas Men's Adilette Shower Slide Sandal, White/Black, 8 M US
They grow up quick and deserve a little more autonomy. Fishing and Kayaking are great ways for the youth to enjoy the water and keeps them busy during long days on the lake.
Separately, here’s a review of the Seaflo youth kayak for comparison as well. Pair up some fishing gear, tackle box and goggles for a great lake theme. We believe the gift ideas below should put you on the right track.
Fishing rod set
Youth life jacket
Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak with Paddle, 6 Feet, Green
PLUSINNO Kids Fishing Pole with Travel Bag, Telescopic Fishing Rod and Reel Combos with Spincast Fishing Reel Full Kits for Kids,Boys,Youth Fishing (Blue Handle with Spincast Reel, 115CM 45.27IN)
Poolmaster Active Xtreme Cyclone 9-Inch Water Sport and Swimming Pool Football
Aegend Swim Goggles, Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Multiple Choice
We get it, it’s difficult to choose a great gift idea for anyone. If you choose a boating or pontoon theme, we hope these ideas point you in the right direction. Thanks for stopping by, we’ll continue to update the list monthly with more great products.