Great Gifts for paddlers

Whether an avid whitewater kayaker, seasoned rafter or intermediate paddleboarder, your favorite paddlesports-adventure-loving friend will be stoked to get any of the items on these lists of best paddlesports gifts for 2021. We've curated a list of our staff's [and the season's] most-wanted whitewater gear and organized it by price, so you can quickly find the right gift for your favorite paddler. 
We'll start with the Gifts Worth Splurging On, because why not? :)
Then, we'll break it down to Gifts under $100, Gifts $100-$200, Gifts $250-500 and then some Stocking Stuffers and Gifts under $50 and Gifts under $25. 
Yeah, we did some digging, so you can just enjoy the ride!

8 Reasons To Buy an Inflatable Kayak

Great Gifts Worth Splurging On

Red Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Red Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Blue Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Blue Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Green Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Green Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Red Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Red Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Blue Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Blue Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Green Meridian Drysuit Kokatat
Green Meridian Drysuit Kokatat

Kokatat Men's Meridian Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)

$1,499.00
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Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit
Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit

Hala Rado Inflatable SUP Kit

$1,399.00
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Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak
Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak

Jackson Rockstar V Whitewater Kayak

$1,599.00
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Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP
Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP

Hala Atcha 96 Inflatable Whitewater SUP

$1,299.00
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Great Gifts Under $100
Outdoor Master Shark II High Pressure SUP Pump
Outdoor Master Shark II High Pressure SUP Pump

Outdoor Master Shark II High Pressure SUP Pump

$99.99
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ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker
ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker

ECOXGEAR Eco Extreme II Speaker

$79.99
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CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie
CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie

CKS x Immersion Research Men's Highwater Hoodie

$79.00
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FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts

FunLuvin' Fleecewear Men's Fleece Shorts

$60.00
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Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag
Salamander Safety Throw Bag

Salamander Safety Throw Bag

$36.00
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Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe
Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe

Astral Women's Loyak Water Shoe

$95.00
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Great Gifts from $100-$200
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags
NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags

NRS 65L Bill's Bag Dry Bags

$159.95
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Astral YTV PFD Hot Coral
Astral YTV PFD Eggplant
Astral YTV PFD Cherry Creek Red
Astral YTV PFD Slate Black
Astral YTV PFD Hot Coral
Astral YTV PFD Eggplant
Astral YTV PFD Cherry Creek Red
Astral YTV PFD Slate Black

Astral YTV PFD

$140.00
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NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit
NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit

NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit

$229.95
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FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover
FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover

FunLuvin' Fleecewear Cuddle Buddy Paco Pad Cover

$140.00
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Great Gifts Worth the Splurge
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler
Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler

Canyon Coolers Outfitter 55 Quart Cooler

$300.00
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NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit
NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit

NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit

$229.95
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NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

$169.95
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NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)
NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)

NRS Women's Axiom Dry Suit (GORE-TEX Pro)

$1,295.00
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More Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Puffin Coozies

Tired of cans not dressing warm enough or being able to swim back to the boat? Give your beloved beverages the gift of style and safety this year with Puffin Coozies!

Noseplugs

Water: we're made of it, and you know someone that paddles in it. It's definitely a bummer to get water up your nose. Noseplugs help your loved one advance their skills without the risk of getting giardia or sinus infections. 

Drink Holder

NRS makes quality gear for the price, this beverage holder is no different. The covered top on the NRS ClampIT Drink Holder keeps the waves out of anyone's crispy drink.

Shop even more Great Stocking Stuffers here

Great Gifts Under $25

Chums Bobber Hat Floater
Chums Bobber Hat Floater

Chums Bobber Hat Floater

$6.99
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Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights

Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Lights

$29.95
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Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector
Chums Floating Phone Protector

Chums Floating Phone Protector

$19.99
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NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie
NRS Pom Beanie

NRS Pom Beanie

$24.95
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Chums Handwound Guatemalan Retainer
Chums Handwound Guatemalan Retainer

Chums Handwound Guatemalan Retainer

$9.99
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Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box Blue
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box Yellow
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box Blue
Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box Yellow

Pelican Micro Cases Dry Box

$17.95
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Great Gifts Under $50

ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite
ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite

ECOXGEAR EcoPebble Lite

$39.99
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Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat
Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat

Level Six Prospector Floating Wide Brim Hat

$40.00
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GSI Freestyle Bocce Set
GSI Freestyle Bocce Set
GSI Freestyle Bocce Set
GSI Freestyle Bocce Set
GSI Freestyle Bocce Set
GSI Freestyle Bocce Set

GSI Freestyle Bocce Set

$30.95
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NRS Mesh Drag Bag
NRS Mesh Drag Bag
NRS Mesh Drag Bag
NRS Mesh Drag Bag
NRS Mesh Drag Bag
NRS Mesh Drag Bag

NRS Mesh Drag Bag

$37.95
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Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Quick Tips to Make Any Kayak Comfortable

Level up your whitewater kayak and make it a more confident + aggressive boat with these outfitting upgrades

Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

It's time to hang up the skis and reach for your PFD. Make sure you have everything you need for big water season.

Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Gates of Lodore 2021 Trip Report, including pre-trip decisions, group gear, boat rigs, food menu, and the big takeaways.