Here are our top 10 narrowboat & canal boat gift ideas for your family and friends who just love boating or being by our wonderful UK canal and rivers. We have picked beautiful gifts that would truly make a wonderful present for someone. They are all themed on narrowboats and canals, as well as the colourful wildlife such as kingfishers and dragonflies. These perfect canal boat gifts and accessories are sure to save you time hunting about.
Gifts For Under £10 – Narrowboat Lavender Bags
For just £8, get someone a cute lavender bag with a narrowboat scene on both the front and back. Too cute to just hang in the cupboard, better to hang on door knobs so you can smell the fragrance and admire the design.
Gifts For Under £20 – Canal Scene Make-up bags
This canal scene make-up bag is only £18.50 featuring a lock, lock house and ducks. It has a waterproof lining so can be used as a make-up bag or wash bag. Other designs are available that include a wildlife ditzy of kingfishers, dragonflies and herons.
Gifts For Under £30 – Apron or Oven glove
These oven gloves have been designed in watercolour and printed onto fabric to create a gorgeous collection of canal scenes including narrowboats, locks, bridges, kingfishers to name a few. At only £25 they make a lovely gift and can be matched with an apron and tea towels. They are available in 4 different ‘seasons’ so you are sure to find a colourway to suit.
Gifts for Interiors – Cushions
Look no further for your canal themed interior, we have found the perfect cushions: narrowboat themed on one side and wildlife ditzy themed on the other. The wildlife side is also in velvet so adds a touch of luxury. Can be bought in 4 different colours, all to complement each other. They will brighten up any interior at £46 each.
Canal Boat Gifts For Her – Kingfisher Jewellery
This Kingfisher Enamel Necklace is just gorgeous, quite pricey at £130 but surely she’s worth it?
Canal Boat Gifts For Him – Cufflinks
Who doesn’t love a pair of novelty cufflinks for Xmas? We love these as they have lovely detailing, plus you add a personalised engraved message on a plaque. At only £13.49 this would cheer up anyone!
Gifts For all the Family – Narrowboat Holiday
Ok so this might be quite a treat of a present, with short breaks starting at £648 on a luxury 5 star narrowboat with Aqua Narrowboats! But it would make a great present with lasting memories.
Gifts To Treasure – Personalised Holiday Calendar
Personalised calendars are a really fun idea. Gather together all your narrowboat holiday photos or days out by the canal and put them together for the year. It means the canal experience goes on living.
Gifts To Be Prepared – Narrowboat Notebook
This adds a little bit of tradition to the gift ideas, with the design of this notebook being canal folk art. We love the colours and design, and so will any canal boat enthusiast. At just £11.40 it’s a great stocking filler.
Gifts For Novelty Fun – Narrowboat Bird Box
These are great, at just £59, you can gift a personalised narrowboat bird box. Fabulous gift for gardeners and boaters!