Gift Ideas for Everyone!

We’ve got something for whomever you’re buying for!

Our Favorite Gifts

US Harbors Cap

BEST CAP EVER– Our staff and clients all love this well-made, stylish cap. It’s dark blue, adjustable, and has a distinctive and classy red and white stripe in the front of the bill. Don’t go out without one! PS. The nautical flags say “Tides”  ($24/each)

Tides Book

BEST BOOK ON TIDES – “Tides, the Science and Spirit of the Ocean” by Jonathan White is the definitive book on tides. Full of science, history, and anecdotes, this book covers tides all over the world. A favorite with US Harbors readers, this book is a must read!

Essential Gifts for Every Adventurer

We’ve hand-picked gift ideas for the adventurers on your list. These are things everyone should have at least one of… we do!

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BEST LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE GRILL – This environmentally friendly and highly portable premium grill is a perfect match for the boater, fisherman or camper on your list. HERO Grill uses a self-contained, all natural charcoal pod that is ready in 10 minutes and provides 60 minutes of cooking time — no more messy bags of charcoal and lighter fluid. BEST DIVING WATCH – Torgoen professional diving watches are a reliable, stylish and affordable way to keep track of time when you’re out on the water. The new T43 Collection is water resistant up to 200 meters and a portion of proceeds from every watch sold is donated to Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading medical flight charity.
BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR BOAT SAND FREE – We all know the easiest way to keep your decks tidy is to wipe your feet before boarding and what better way than with this personalized boat mat? Featuring two layers of Sunbrella material, this mat is sure to save you time and effort in the never-ending boat cleaning battle.
BEST WAY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR LOCAL FISHING COMMUNITY – 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, especially our independent fishermen. Your local fishermen’s alliance could use your support. We love the merchandise available through the Cape Cod Fishermen’s Alliance, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance. Let us know if you need help finding a fishermen’s organization in your area.
Beach'd Jewelry BEST NAUTICAL INSPIRED JEWELRY – Based on the seacoast of New Hampshire, Beach’d makes sustainable rope jewelry & accessories from natural materials. Elegant and affordable, these make a great gift for the sea-faring woman on your shopping list. BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR STUFF DRY – Rugged Seas recycles worn out fishing bibs and turns them into functional, stylish and tough tote bags, hats and more. We love the Rugged Seas story and the many ways they support their local community.

BEST WAY TO STAY OUTSIDE LONGER – Don’t let the cold weather keep you and your family away from safely continue enjoying outdoor activities with friends: Therm-a-Rest has a solution with these sleeping-bag like ponchos. You can even fit small dog in the front pocket!

BEST PROTECTION FOR YOUR DEVICES – Ugo Wear is 100% waterproof AND floats! You can access all your apps, read, and even draw on your devices while they’re in the bags. There’s also a little extra room for other valuables and an extra charger. Use it on the water or at the beach!

BEST EMERGENCY BACK UP – Everyone should have one of these on hand! If you lose power and can’t get a charge on your cell phone or radio, you can rely on this to get weather updates from NOAA and AM/FM radio. The Midland – ER310, Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio can be powered by solar/hand-crank/rechargeable battery, and includes a SOS Flashlight and ultrasonic dog whistle! 

BEST AFFORDABLE BINOCULARS – Yes, these waterproof and thermally stable binoculars can get dunked in the saltwater and sit on a hot deck and not disintegrate! The Athlon Optics Midas’s lenses are tuned for optimal brightness and true color, with little to no chromatic fringe… making everything you see clearer!

BEST PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGER – Take this with you on the boat, to the beach, fishing, camping, whatever remote place you might find yourself, and rest assured you can get a charge! This charger has a unique technology that detects the device being charges and optimizes the speed at which is delivers the juice. It is also waterproof enough to deal with occasional rain or fog… but don’t fully submerge it as the USB ports are not waterproof!

BEST WAY TO SEE IN THE DARK – Everyone in the family needs one of these! They take up no room and have a million and one uses. The Black Diamond Spot Octane headlamp is not only bright but has so many extra features that one can’t help but be intrigued by the little guy. Has full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and a lock mode. The little pleasures…

BEST THING FOR QUICK BACK UP HEAT – Now updated in Nano-Loft the Rumpl Puffy Indoor/Outdoor Blanket is lightweight, super packable, durable, waterproof, and resistant to odors, stains, and pet hair…and it is super easy to wash and dry!. Its great to have on hand on the boat, fishing, and camping. Its ultra-warm synthetic down fill make it both machine washable and dryer safe.

BEST TOOL FOR EVERYONE – This user-recommended Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool not only has all the tools you’ll need but also has pliers that can be used one-handed, which makes a huge difference when you’re on the boat or fishing. It’s affordable, strong, lightweight, and includes 12 convenient tools. The design of it’s aluminum butterfly-opening handle was inspired by Portland, Oregon’s famous suspension bridges.

The Best Seafood Cookbooks & Food Gifts

We’ve pulled together a list of amazing seafood cookbooks and food gifts that your ‘foodie’ friends and family with be certain to enjoy!

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The Best Seafood Cookbooks

Foolproof Fish

America’s Test Kitchen released this new seafood cookbook in May 2020. With 198 recipes for various kinds of fish, and lots of fish facts, these rigorously tested recipes will make it easy for everyone to make great-tasting seafood.

The Joy of Seafood

The Joy of Seafood

With over 900 recipes, this soon to be classic and must-have reference from Chef Barton Seaver, covers dishes for almost 100 different types of fish! This is a cookbook for home cooks that includes regional as well as classic dishes. Seaver is a committed sustainable food advocate, helping to insure that we can continue to enjoy the bounty of our oceans for years ahead. Try his Citrus-Crusted Fried Halibut, or his Hot Smoked Salmon…

The Whole Fish Cookbook

The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Eat, Cook, and Think

Chef Josh Niland is on a mission to spread the word that fish are more than just their filets. This book looks creatively into using all all sorts of parts of a fish and provides a wealth of advice on curing, agin, and cutting. Guaranteed that your favorite seafood cook will learn something new! Try his Roast Fish Boat Marrow, or Cod Liver Pate…

Salt Smoke Time: Homesteading and Heritage Techniques for the Modern Kitchen

In this cookbook for the serious do-it-yourself foodie and adventurer, Chef Will Horowitz draws upon his experience as a fisherman, naturalist, and forager. The book provides techniques for curing, smoking, pickling, and more, as well tips for catching and harvesting your ingredients! A fascinating read. Try his Fermented Corn on the Cob with Duck Liver Butter…

The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook: Salmon, Crab, Oysters, and More

The Pacific Northwest is long been known for its bounty of fish and diverse seafood-eating cultures. This book by Naomi Tomky includes both the basics of cutting, cleaning, and cooking the fish varieties in the region, along with 75 contemporary regional recipes from as super-star cast of seafood chefs. Try her Pink Scallop Ceviche, or Dungeness Crab Deviled Eggs…

The Best Food Gifts for Seafood Lovers

Live Lobster from Maine

There is no greater surprise, nor more joyously received gift, than when a lobster-lover opens a box of live ones! Trust us; we’ve sent many of these over the years, and without exception people adore this gift. These lobsters are certified ‘Maine-caught’ so you can know they come from our cold pristine waters! Don’t forget to send lobster crackers

American Wild Salmon Caviar

The best ‘glam’ treat imaginable, this little jar of premium quality caviar is like giving jewels! And hopefully the person to whom you give it will be happy to share with you.

Kelp Pickles from Alaska 

This novel – and super healthy – taste treat is made by Barnacle Kitchen in Alaska using wild, small batch kelp that is hand harvested.

Clam, Lobster, and Fish Stocks

Perfect stocking stuffers or small gifts, cooks can use these tasty and quick stocks in a wide variety of creative ways. Better than Bullion is a trusted brand relied on by cooks everywhere and having seafood options adds a whole new dimension to what’s possible!

Which ones will you pick?

Wild Salmon Jerky

These sampler packs of wild salmon from Alaska are great on-the-go snacks everyone will enjoy. Super addition for paleo diets and will support your new year resolutions!