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Holiday Gift Guide 2008

All presents and accounted for. Some gift ideas for the yachtsman on your list.

December 3, 2008
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Got a skipper or first mate to buy for this holiday? Take a walk through the classic yacht Showtime, where a fine selection of gifts awaits to inspire your list and stoke anyone’s desires.

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1. Smoke Signal Light up a cigar fan’s life. Macanudo 1968 Humidor (not available for retail sale), and cigars: Macanudo 1968 ($8.50-$11 each), Macanudo vintage cigars ($13.70-$15.20 each), Partagas 160 ($26-$30 each), Stradivarius ($30-$34 each). www.cigarworld.com 2. Candy Cane Seaworthy refreshment comes in a bottle of 10 Cane Rum ($35), or with white-lacquer gift box ($63), with engraving ($93). 3. Snappy Map The Garmin Oregon 400c touchscreen handheld GPS ($600) shows the way. www.garmin.com 4. Shady Deal Ralph Lauren aviator-style sunglasses with wrapped temple and sweat bar ($190) keep out the rays in high style. www.ralphlauren.com 5. Grab Bag The Samsonite Black Label resort collection red leather soft suitcase ($1,020) is ready to go when you are. www.samsoniteblacklabel.com 6. Soft and Warm Ralph Lauren’s cashmere cricket sweater ($395) takes the chill off cool mornings in the cockpit. www.ralphlauren.com 7. Up to Your Neck Vineyard Vines ties ($75) are spangled with nautical themes. www.vineyardvines.com 8. Wine Skin A Cole Haan double wine tote ($98) makes that hostess gift stand out. www.colehaan.com 9. Fan-tastic Voyage A red-painted seafan mounted on a 19th-century bronze, agate, and glass-bead stand with a bronze and ebonized base by Branca ($2,550) is a distinctive accent. (312) 787-1017 10. Picture This Jay Strongwater’s Emelia stoneedged 3- by 4-inch Oceana frame ($295) shows off a shell print, or any family photo you like. www.jaystrongwater.com 11. Case Closed A Cole Haan passport case in ruby sugar patent leather ($45, other colors available) makes important papers stand out. www.colehaan.com 12. Sea Shell The Numbers softshell jacket ($185) by Atlantis Weathergear keeps the wearer warm and dry-what better gift is there? www.atlantisweathergear.com 13. Hoist the Canvas Morgan Grays canvas backpack($990) is trimmed in leather for durability on weekend passages. www.morgangrays.com 14. Shoe In Sperry Topsider’s Cabo Two-Eye boat shoe has the company’s proven sole, updated for performance. (800) 247-6575; www.sperrytopsider.com 15. Safety Signal An ACR Electronics ResQFix Personal Locator Beacon ($650) will help assure they get home safe. (800) 432-0227; www.acrelectronics.com

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16. Breathing Room The Gill Coast Sport Jacket ($185) is a breathable, waterproof layer designed for coastal cruising. www.gillna.com 17. Dinghy Drybag Patagonia’s Stormfront pack ($275) will keep cameras and other hydrophobic gear out of harm’s way. (800) 638-6464; www.patagonia.com 18. Pet Project Cole Haan’s pet carrier ($550) in orange nylon welcomes your furry friends aboard in high style. (800) 201-8001; www.colehaan.com 19. Star Power Frame your shining star in the Yves starfish mini frame ($125) by Jay Strongwater. (702) 732-4448; www.jaystrongwater.com 20. Instant Classic Classic Yachts ($75) by François Chevalier, with photos by Gilles Martin-Raget, is a book for anyone who appreciates the confluence of wind, hull, and water. www.abbeville.com 21. Feet First Gill’s short yachting boot ($50) is a grippy way to keep feet dry in wet conditions. www.gillna.com 22. Boat Bag Ann Veronica’s Great Diamond Island duffle ($128) in the toy boat pattern is a weekend getaway in navy blue and white canvas. (800) 561-5517 23. Right Up Your Alley The silver slim bowling bag ($765) from Samsonite Black Label stands out on the dock. www.samsoniteblacklabel.com 24. Basket Case The Marylebone Hamper ($500) from Fortnum & Mason totes a delicious selection of biscuits, teas, preserves and pickles, and oils and vinegars, all in a wicker picnic basket. (877) 533-2636; www.fortnumandmason-usa.com 25. Bag of Tricks Keep Ralph Lauren’s medium Boston bag ($1,850) packed by the door for quick getaways. www.ralphlauren.com

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26. Rock the Croc Ralph Lauren’s Ricky 33 bag in red crocodile ($16,995) makes a statement at the yacht club, or anywhere else. www.ralphlauren.com 27. Lucky Luxe The horseshoe buckle brings a bit of good fortune to a navy alligator belt ($1,895) from Ralph Lauren. www.colehaan.com 29. Claw Clutch Arrive with the Maiden Cove tote ($48) in a scarlet Downeast Feast pattern and they’ll know what to serve for lunch. (800) 561-5517, www.annveronica.com 30. The Eyes Have It Ralph Lauren helps keep the paparazzi at bay with these tortoise-shell sunglasses ($210). www.ralphlauren.com 31. Cash Case A tan billfold ($155) from Samsonite organizes currency in style. www.samsoniteblacklabel.com 32. Sophisticated Style Ralph Lauren’s short-sleeved cashmere V-neck sweater ($498) is as blue as the Mediterranean in summer. www.ralphlauren.com 33. Traction Attraction Step aboard with confidence in the Coastline Mary Jane ($80) in Burgundy from Sperry Topsider. (800) 247-6575; www.sperrytopsider.com 34. Don’t Stick Your Neck Out For cold days afloat, the jetty jacket ($2,395) in grey, by Bamford & Sons, comes with a matching muffler. www.bamfordandsons.com

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35. Time and Tide The Admiral’s Cup Leap Second 48 ($7,900) from Corum is a self-winding split-second chronograph in a titanium case. www.corumusa.com 36. Shining Sea The black dial and white hands on Cartier’s steel Pasha Seatimer ($9,950) make it easy to read in low light. www.cartier.com 37. Gold Metal The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II ($33,650) is a seaworthy chronometer that makes its presence known. (800) 367-6539; www.rolexusa.com

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