15 Perfect Christmas Gifts For Cruise Lovers (2023 Edition)

When it comes to that person on your gift list that loves cruising, what can you get them? The most obvious answer is a cruise, but that’s often way too much money to spend on a single gift. 

Luckily, there are all sorts of fun gifts for cruise lovers that they will be thrilled to receive. To give you some ideas, we’ve rounded up a list of fun and unique gifts that anyone who loves to cruise is sure to like.

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Nautical Bracelet with an Anchor Clasp


When we found this bracelet, it immediately caught our eye. Featuring a thick nylon band with a metal anchor clasp, it’s a cool way to show off your love for the sea. One thing to note is that it runs a little small, so it may not fit larger wrists according to some reviews. $10 on Amazon.

Bookmark Made With Cruise Deck Wood

Image via RelicPens on Etsy.com

By far the most unique gift idea for a person who likes to cruise. This bookmark is made with actual teak decking from the Carnival Triumph/Sunrise. We can’t think of a better accessory to give an avid cruiser who wants something a little special that connects them with cruising even when they aren’t on the ship. $42 on Etsy.

Easy-Roll Luggage

Whether headed to a cruise ship or an airport, it makes things so much easier when your luggage is easy to handle. That’s why we like these suitcases. With four wheels, you can push them any direction instead of having to carry it behind you like other two-wheeled models. Plus, for just about $100 you can get two cases (depending on color). They also come in a ton of colors. $100 on Amazon.

Personalized Travel Map

Image courtesy of KeepsakeMaps on Etsy.com.

It’s a cute and thoughtful way to remember a special cruise. These maps are personalized based on the actual trip that you’ve taken. Put your homeport, all your stops, and more to create a one-of-a-kind memory of your trip. Prices vary based on size and type of print. Available on Etsy starting at $32.

Personalized Cruise Ship Ornament

Image courtesy of PalmettoEngraving on Etsy.com.

Want to remember that special cruise every year? This personalized Christmas ornament is just the thing. Hang it on your tree and you’ll always have a cute reminder of the warm breeze in your face during the cold winter season. Measures approximately 3.5 inches in width. $13 on Etsy.

Cruise Ship Model

Cruise ship model
Image courtesy of SavyBoat.com.

This is the most intricate ship model we’ve ever seen and a great display piece for a living room or office. It measures more than three feet long and comes with a display base and name plate. You can even get it with lights inside so that it is illuminated at light. There are several different ships available, including more from Royal Caribbean, as well as Norwegian and Disney, so you can pick your favorite one. Starting at $449 on SavyBoat.com

Waterproof Valuables Case


Whether you are hanging by the pool or don’t want to leave your valuables on the beach while taking a dip, a waterproof case is a must-have. Use it to keep your phone, wallet, keys, and anything else dry as a bone so you don’t have to worry just because you want to go swimming. You can get two bags for under $10 on Amazon.

Slip-Resistant Flip Flops

Ok, flip flops might not be an obvious choice during the cold Christmas months, but these look like they would be the most comfortable flip-flops ever and the textured bottoms are perfect for walking around on slippery poolside decks. Best of all, the reviews for them are outstanding.

Quick-Dry Mesh Bag

Have a couple of towels, a change of clothes, your hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, and a book? Whew! You’re going to need somewhere to put all that stuff as you head to the beach or the pool. This oversized mesh bag is perfect. It’s lightweight and will dry fast even if it gets a little wet. $9 on Amazon.

Cruise Gift Cards

Screenshot of cruise gift cards via AARP.org.

Want to simply give the gift of a cruise? There’s no simpler way than by purchasing a gift card. You can get them in denominations from $100 to $500, giving you the option to purchase several to cover an entire cruise or just chip in on a trip. We’d also suggest seeing about discounted cards via AARP to save some money.

Carnival Gear & Merch

Image courtesy of shop.carnival.com.

Have someone that’s a Carnival fanatic? Did you know the cruise line has an entire online store dedicated to all sorts of goodies? From t-shirts to totes, from ornaments to hoodies, there’s something for everyone. You can shop here and find the perfect gift.

Upcoming Cruise Gifts

Image courtesy of RoyalCaribbean.com.

Maybe the person you’re buying for is about to head out on a cruise? In that case, major lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival offer the ability to buy gifts for the cruise. From room decorations to alcohol to branded merchandise and lots more, you can get it all.

If sailing Carnival, you want to check out the FunShops. If sailing Royal Caribbean, you’ll want to visit the online store here.

Stocking Stuffer: Motion Sickness Medicine

Maybe it’s more of a stocking stuffer than a real gift, but any cruiser will love having a stash of motion sickness medicine before they go on their trip. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get them something they will use. Just a few bucks on Amazon.

Stocking Stuffer: Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray

Another stocking stuffer idea, this “before you go” toilet spray is a must-have for anyone taking a cruise. You spray it in the commode in the cabin before you do your business and it helps lock in smells so they don’t foul the room. Trust us, if you share a cabin with someone, this stuff should be considered a necessity. $10 on Amazon.

Have other Christmas gifts that you think are perfect for cruise lovers? Let us know in the comments below.

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