Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts For Paddlers

Paddling Buyer’s Guide

We can’t be the only ones with some holes in our Christmas gift pile. Thankfully, the days of running to the closest gas station for last-minute chocolates and candy are in the past. It’s now easier than ever to buy last-minute, convenient and customizable gifts online. Plus, it’s instantaneous.

Here are nine cool gifts for paddlers that you can buy online right now.

[This article is part of our Holiday Gift Guide series. For more great gift ideas, see 13 Paddling Stocking Stuffers For Under $25.]

Yoga with Benny MarrBenny Marr

Online Yoga & Kayaking Course

$115 |

From breathing techniques to helpful stretch routines, this virtual kayaking and yoga course is for paddlers who wish to improve every aspect of their paddling. What’s more, it’s delivered by one of the world’s best. “100% guarantee of becoming the best or second-best shredder in your friend group, definitely trending in that direction,” says Benny Marr.


Paddling Film Festival gift cardRapid Media

Paddling Film Festival
Gift Card

$18.50 |

Surprise a friend, loved one, family member or work colleague with a Paddling Film Festival gift card: the best gift for paddlers out there. With a Paddling Film Festival gift card, you can pay for Virtual Film Tickets, subscribe to Paddling Magazine or buy festival swag. Send by email or print at home. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.


guided canoe tripPaddling Trip Guide

Multiday Canoeing Trip (Guided)

$120–$1,100 |

Give the gift of unforgettable experiences. The Paddling Trip Guide will aid you in discovering destinations across the globe offering unique experiences for paddlers of all levels. Guided trips vary from afternoon outings to weekend trips to multiday expeditions and there is something to meet most budgets.


Sea kayakers on a glacier tripPaddling Trip Guide

Multiday Kayaking Trip (Guided)

$120–$1,100  |

You can’t put a price on the sense of excitement you get when pushing off from the shore or riverbank at the start of a trip. With a multiday guided kayaking trip, guests can expect professional guides, an amazing experience and all logistics covered.


amazon prime membershipAmazon

Amazon Prime 12-Month Membership Gift Card

$139 |

You might not be willing to purchase someone’s next piece of gear, but you can chip away at the final balance by offering the gift of free delivery and expedited delivery times. With an Amazon Prime membership, they’ll get access to free or discounted delivery for 12 months, as well as access to Amazon Prime Video and other useful benefits.


Canoe culture bookAmazon

Canoe Country: The Making of Canada (E-Book)

$13.99 |

Here’s one for the avid canoeist in your life. Deep dive into a personal, rollicking, photo-filled history between the country of Canada and its relationship with canoes.


car broken down on the side of the roadAAA

AAA Membership (Gift Card)

Starting at $60 |

We all have that one paddler friend who always seems to experience car trouble. Give the gift of convenience this winter; get them some darn vehicle breakdown insurance. If you rely on said paddler for shuttle, it might even be to your benefit too!


canoe-clinicPaddling Trip Guide

Paddling Clinics, Courses & Retreats

Starting at $100 |

Help the paddler in your life stay safer out on the water and hone in their technical skills. The Paddling Trip Guide offers a plethora of courses from eight-day first aid training courses, to one- to two-day skills clinics for kayakers and canoeists just looking to improve their overall paddling.


Paddling Magazine coversPaddling Magazine

2-Year Paddling Magazine Subscription

$37 |

Give the paddling enthusiasts in your life a gift they can enjoy even in the off-season. Paddling Magazine is filled with inspiring adventure stories, insightful boat and gear reviews, and gorgeous photos that will make you want to grab your paddle and get on the water right now.

    • Award-winning editorial features
    • Up to eight print issues delivered to your doorstep
    • Every page of every issue in our digital archive
    • First access to digital issues
    • Download our app to read stories anywhere, online or offline


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