Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out!

The Coast Guard prides itself on being always ready and we’re here to ensure you’re always ready too, especially for Valentine’s Day! We’re bringing you our first ever Valentine’s Day gift guide this week, chock full of thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Flowers, chocolates, and jewelry are always a great idea, but have you considered a life jacket? Nothing says “I love you” more than showing someone you care about their safety at sea!

The Coast Guard prides itself on being always ready and we’re here to ensure you’re always ready too, especially for Valentine’s Day! We’re bringing you our first ever Valentine’s Day gift guide this week, chock full of thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Flowers, chocolates, and jewelry are always a great idea, but have you considered a life jacket? Nothing says “I love you” more than showing someone you care about their safety at sea!

Throw me a line!  You should always keep some extra line handy for boating emergencies or just to secure items onboard the vessel. Be sure to swap out old line when it becomes brittle, but you can always repurpose that old line into some stunning nautical crafts!

Throw me a line! You should always keep some extra line handy for boating emergencies or just to secure items onboard the vessel. Be sure to swap out old line when it becomes brittle, but you can always repurpose that old line into some stunning nautical crafts!

Looking to draw attention in a crowd? A whistle is a sure-fire way to do so!  Attach a whistle to your life jacket so you can attract the attention of your admirers and more importantly, your rescuers!

Looking to draw attention in a crowd? A whistle is a sure-fire way to do so! Attach a whistle to your life jacket so you can attract the attention of your admirers and more importantly, your rescuers!

We hope you hear from your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s in person, on the phone, or even by text!  Make sure your loved ones can get in touch with us with a brand new marine radio.  We’ll be listening on Channel 16 if you ever need our help while you’re out on the water, so please make sure you are able to get ahold of us.  Remember, while cell phones may be a great way to tell that special someone you love them, it’s not a reliable means to contact the Coast Guard if you need our help! We hope you hear from your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s in person, on the phone, or even by text! Make sure your loved ones can get in touch with us with a brand new marine radio. We’ll be listening on Channel 16 if you ever need our help while you’re out on the water, so please make sure you are able to get ahold of us. Remember, while cell phones may be a great way to tell that special someone you love them, it’s not a reliable means to contact the Coast Guard if you need our help!

“You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground, I’ll be the wings that keeps your heart in the clouds.” While anchors inspire love’s sweetest poetry, they also can keep your vessel off the rocks in an emergency! This untraditional choice of a gift can show your love just how much you’re hooked on them!

“You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground, I’ll be the wings that keeps your heart in the clouds.”  While anchors inspire love’s sweetest poetry, they also can keep your vessel off the rocks in an emergency!  This untraditional choice of a gift can show your love just how much you’re hooked on them!

It’s getting hot in here…So cool things off with a fire extinguisher! Fires can break out anywhere, even on boats, so make sure you’re prepared!

It’s getting hot in here…So cool things off with a fire extinguisher! Fires can break out anywhere, even on boats, so make sure you’re prepared!

You can be someone’s angel with this first aid kit! It’s always wise to have a first aid kit available on a boat just in case someone suffers an injury. They’ll thank you forever!

You can be someone’s angel with this first aid kit!  It’s always wise to have a first aid kit available on a boat just in case someone suffers an injury. They’ll thank you forever!

Valentine’s Day is a great time for your little ones to snuggle up with cuddly stuffed animals! Make sure they’re also snuggled up with a brand new life jacket! Keep them safe on the water on Valentine’s Day and everyday!

Valentine’s Day is a great time for your little ones to snuggle up with cuddly stuffed animals! Make sure they’re also snuggled up with a brand new life jacket! Keep them safe on the water on Valentine’s Day and everyday!

Once you’re done diving into a delicious cake with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, put that rigging knife aboard your boat! A knife just might be the sailor’s most helpful tool on board, as it can be crucial for cutting halyards that may cause serious damage to a boat or for simpler tasks while underway.

Once you’re done diving into a delicious cake with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, put that rigging knife onboard your boat! A knife just might be the sailor’s most helpful tool onboard, as it can be crucial for cutting halyards that may cause serious damage to a boat or for simpler tasks while underway.

Sound the alarms; it’s one of our favorite safe boating devices!  This noise-producing device can be used to let other vessels know your location or that your vessel is in distress!  Surprise someone you know with the loudest gift idea on our list!

Sound the alarms; it’s one of our favorite safe boating devices! This noise-producing device can be used to let other vessels know your location or that your vessel is in distress! Surprise someone you know with the loudest gift idea on our list!

Something that sparkles is always a good idea for a Valentine’s Day gift, so how about a shiny new signaling mirror?  After you’re done looking at your fine self in it, you can use it to flag down any rescuers if you ever find yourself in distress at sea!

Something that sparkles is always a good idea for a Valentine’s Day gift, so how about a shiny new signaling mirror? After you’re done looking at your fine self in it, you can use it to flag down any rescuers if you ever find yourself in distress at sea!

 

 

Rules

For the bookworm in your life, we recommend a brand new copy of the Navigation Rules! You can curl up with the latest regulations to make sure you’re prepared for the next time you’re out on the water!

Throw

 

Looking to curl up in your favorite window seat with a good book? Bowditch perhaps? Well, you’ll need a nice comfy cushion to rest upon! This cushion also doubles as a throwable life preserver. Comfortable and can be used to save lives? Really, can you get a better gift than that?

We hope you enjoy our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!  Have a great day with your loved ones and stay safe on the water!