Hi, it’s Sabrina again continuing with my series of holiday gift giving ideas for paddlers. This week I want to suggest two ideas for the young paddlers on your list. Children can also be quite particular when it comes to what they like and want and are influenced by what they see and hear other children talking about. My first suggestion is for the younger children on your list from ages 2 to 7 who like to be in the water.
Sea Squirts Life Jackets:
These adorable life jackets and swim assist vests are colorful neoprene colored to look like their favorite characters from the movies, “Clownfish”, “Grrreat White Shark”, “Killa Whale”, “Blue Dolphin” or “Pink Dolphin”. Because of the fun design, it encourages kids to wear the life jacket when they are in the water. What little boy or girl wouldn’t like pretending they are a whale swimming along side their friends?
But a cute as they are, they are also comfortable for the child. There is a tech fabric liner that provides extra comfort against their skin, they are easy to clip and zip with a heavy duty plastic zipper and clips, and they provide and extra layer of warmth for when your child is blue lipped and doesn’t want to come out of the water. The back fin isn’t just for fun. It is flexible so it lies flat when your child is sitting in a boat or on a chair on the beach, but it is also a place to grab on to if your child is in trouble and needs to be lifted out of the water. It comes in three sizes providing extra comfort. And best of all they are Coast Guard approved.
It’s a great gift idea that can make them happy and you, too. The kids will love looking like a fish and you can rest easier knowing they are wearing their Sea Squirts life jacket.
Kids Kayak Paddle:
For the young paddler on your shopping list, why not consider getting them their own kayak paddle? As I said earlier, kids can be particular when it comes to things they like. Imagine how important they will feel having their own kayak paddle instead of just making due with something geared for an adult. Children’s kayak paddles can be hard to find, but the one’s that are custom made by Cannon are not only high quality, but also very affordable. The Cannon ‘K’ series two-piece paddles are lightweight and have a smaller diameter shaft making it more comfortable for smaller hands to grip. Cannon children’s kayak paddles are made in Minnesota, right here in the USA.
Hope you find these gift ideas helpful for the young paddler on your shopping list. Remember shopping early helps take the stress out of the holidays and finding fun and custom made gifts for your special water lovers can make it a Christmas to remember.
Check back next week for more gift giving ideas for the outdoor person in your life. Until then, keep your paddle in the water and your butt in the boat!