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”  ($20/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!

Essentials 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 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 – The Rumpl Down Puffy Indoor/Outdoor Blanket is lightweight, super packable, durable, waterproof, and resistant to odors, stains, and pet hair. 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… and comes in a rainbow of amazing colors!

BEST TOOL FOR EVERYONE – We assume that YOU already have one of these, but do your friends and loved ones? We consider owning at least 1, 2, or 3 of these Leathermans core to modern life! And those of us who own then know that they do really make you “ready for anything”. This model is slim and includes all the really important functions (pliers, wire cutters, knife, bottle opener, and screwdriver) and needs only one hand to use all the tools. Looks great in pocketbooks 😉 and has Leatherman’s 25-year guarantee!  

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

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 fo 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!