As 2023 comes to an end, we thought we would throw together a gift guide for all the last-minute shoppers out there. If you have a commercial fisherman in your life, these products are sure to make great presents for the holidays. These could make the perfect gifts for fishermen on the Bering Sea to those in the South Atlantic.  

Finding fishing gifts that fishermen will actually use on and off the water can be challenging. We compiled all the products from each magazine in 2023 in hopes of helping you find a keeper, from durable clothing to practical goods inside or outside the wheelhouse. 


Grudens Neptune Thermos Anorak Jacket- Crafted from medium-weight, polyurethane-coated fleece-lined fabric, this hooded anorak offered flexibility on deck. It provides complete protection against wind, snow, and spray.

Mustang Survival Traction Closed Finger Gloves- With neoprene for warmth and AX Suede G-Series for a secure grip, these gloves offer fold-back fingers for dexterity, knuckle protection, neoprene wrist closures, and easy removal tabs. Ideal for frigid waters.

Sealskinz Waterproof Stanfield Socks- A genuinely waterproof, windproof, and breathable mid-length sock. Its inner lining, made from fine Merino wood, offers insulation and temperature regulation, ideal for icy conditions.

Rugged Seas Heavyweight Hoodie- Rugged Seas of Maine showcases their new heavyweight hoodie featuring their 2023 Fish Hard till the Graveyard design. A portion of all RS sales goes back to local Maine fishing associations. 

Xtratuf Auna Women’s Sandals - The sandal is built for doers, on soles with the highest slip-resistant rating on the market. These are made for on and off the dock with all-day comfort. Featuring Xtratuf’s innovative TUFgrp outsole.

Zerofit Heatrub Move Baselayer- Zerofit Heatrub Move Top offers enhanced comfort and double the warmth for chilly mornings on the water. Blend of 50% polyester, 45% polypropylene, and 5% polyurethane regulated temperature.

Toadfish Stowaway Folding Fillet Knife - Combining the performance and ergonomics of a full-size knife and folding safety, this knife is a perfect addition to any toolbox: titanium coating and high carbon stainless blade for the saltwater environment.

Pelican Stealthlite Flashlight- A compact tack light with a powerful LED, robust aluminum build, and glove-friendly lockable toggle switch. It’s corrosion-proof, heat-resistant, submersible, and perfect for dim engine rooms.

Grundens Shackleton Duffel- This duffel is as rugged as the seas you may weather in Alaska to overnight tuna trips in the Gulf of Maine. Grunden’s duffel will keep everything from your clothes to your electronics dry. 

Yeti Rambler 36 OZ Water Bottle- Stay hydrated with YETI’s oversized rambler under the sunrays this season. Leakproof with double insulated walls to keep your water icy cold. For easy cleaning trip after trip, this bottle is dishwater safe.

L.L. Bean Flannel Lined Camp Sleeping Bag- Stay snug on the boat with this warm flannel lining, resilient recycled polyester insulations, and quilted design for consistent comfort on chilly nights. 

Nomadix Original Towel Sidewinder Agua- Nomadix dubs their Original Towel “The Ultimate Towel,” perfect for seafaring with fast-drying, absorbent, 90% recycled polyester material. 

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Carli is a Content Specialist for National Fisherman. She comes from a fourth-generation fishing family off the coast of Maine. Her background consists of growing her own business within the marine community. She resides on one of the islands off the coast of Maine while also supporting the lobster community she grew up in.

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