2018 Holiday Gift Guide

An assortment of unique, authentic nautical gifts. No electronics.

Custom Nautical Lampshades

Concord Lamp and Shade will work with you to create a lampshade using the nautical chart of your choice, on whatever size and shape lampshade you desire. Hand-made in their Concord, MA shop. They will ship anywhere in North America. 

Concord Lamp and Shade website

Soft Coolers Nautical Coolers

These soft coolers will keep your food and drink cold as well as any other product. An American company making these coolers since 1986, they come in a variety of sizes and colors, and they offer personalized embroidery.  I own one of these coolers, and I have been to their booth at the Newport boat show.  Prior owners kept coming up to their booth to comment how good these products are. 


Customized Nautical Watercolor Charts

Visit the shop page to see our custom nautical chart areas. We offer Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, and the Hamptons, Mt. Desert Island, Block Island, and Narraganset Bay. The charts come in three sizes, are printed on cold-pressed watercolor paper on a giclee printer. For an additional fee, we can add your boat, favorite fish, or house, along with a yacht burgee, and a star on your home part from a photo that you send us. 

My Custom Chart Shop page

Nautical Tea Towels etc.

My friend Ashley Van Etten is an amazing artist and she has put her creations on several different textiles, including towels, T-shirts, canvas totes and bags, table linens, and gift cards. The illustrations are unique, and are printed on high-quality fabrics.  The striped-bass t-shirt I bought for my brother in law is one of his favorites. Check out Ashley’s stuff, as well as her artwork on her website. 


Latitude/Longitude Plaques

David Wilson has been created specialized signs for 40 years.  Nowadays he creates plaques that are completely unique and customized to the owner’s latitude and longitude or boat name. Using the highest quality materials such as aged mahogany and 22 karat gold leaf, the signs are the perfect gift for the friend or the family who has everything. The plaques are made in South Kingstown, Rhode Island


Portland Pudgy Dingy

The Portland Pudgy yacht tender is uniquely designed to get you safely where you want to go, whether you’re blue water cruising, sailing offshore, or exploring a lake. The Pudgy was designed as a tender for blue water sailors, who could also use it as a dynamic lifeboat they could sail to safety. The resulting versatility, ruggedness, buoyancy, stability, roominess, and high quality workmanship puts the Portland Pudgy yacht tender in a class by itself.
The Pudgy is extremely buoyant and has huge carrying capacity, both in the roomy cockpit and inside the storage compartments in the double hull. The oars pull apart and stow through the transom hatch. There’s 12 cubic feet of interior storage within the walls of the hull. The Portland Pudgy (7′ 8″, 128 lb., USCG-approved for 4 people) is designed and manufactured to be an exceptionally rugged, stable, unsinkable boat.