Is there a guy in your life who loves to explore the world by cruise ship? Maybe you want to find the most useful cruise travel gifts for Dad or your significant other. This guide will show you the best cruise gifts for men!
For the guy on your holiday gift list who loves to cruise, I’m sharing my top picks for cruise travel gifts for men that any male traveler is sure to love.
Or maybe you’re the cruise lover and your family is asking which presents you’d love to receive before your next sailing! My guide covers the best men’s cruise gifts for 2021.
Plus, I’ve included gift ideas for all budgets! Whether you need an inexpensive stocking stuffer perfect for a travel-loving man, or you want to splurge on that special guy who loves to cruise—I’ve got you covered.
Cruise gifts for men under $30
He’ll have his passport close at hand (and protected from damage) with this leather passport wallet. There’s plenty of room for credit cards, cash, and other IDs, so everything he needs will be all in one spot. No more digging for his passport at security, customs, and cruise check-in.
Plus this handy passport wallet features RFD blocking technology to keep cards safe from digital scanning scammers.
Most cruise ship cabins are pretty small, so keeping everything organized is key to having a relaxing and cozy stateroom. We travel with so many portable electronics, so why not give him an electronics organizer bag to wrangle all those cords, chargers, and small devices!
The padded and water-repellent nylon travel bag comes in three colors and fits easily in a backpack or cruise carry on bag.
Cruise ship passengers can be easy targets for pickpockets while in port. He’ll be able to keep his cash, cards, and IDs safe from thieves with this travel money belt.
The adjustable strap keeps the belt snug around his waist, and the moisture-wicking fabric stays cool even in hot climates.
The blazing sun in some tropical cruise ports can get intense, making this cooling bucket hat a perfect cruise gift for men. Just activate the hat with water and it will keep him cool for up to two hours!
The lightweight brimmed hat also features a UPF of 50 to protect from those dangerous UV rays on shore excursions and while lounging on the Lido deck.
Is your guy a world traveler (or he wants to be?) This scratch-off world map poster lets him show off which countries he’s visited—and to dream about where he wants to cruise next!
Whenever he visits a new country, he can scratch it off both on the map and on the world flag collection on the bottom of the 17″ x 24” poster.
This fun set also includes a scratchable map of the US, perfect for anyone trying to cross all fifty states off their travel destinations list.
Do you know a cruise fanatic who loves to dress up for formal nights on the ship? He’ll love adding these PORT and STARBOARD cufflinks to his tuxedo shirt or French cuffs.
These nautical cufflinks arrive in a hard-sided gift box complete with a microfiber polishing cloth to keep them looking their best.
Cruise gifts for men under $50
Any cruise-loving man will appreciate an upgrade to his toiletry bag, especially with this handcrafted leather one that will serve him well for years!
Its compact size won’t take up too much space in a tiny cruise ship bathroom, but there’s plenty of room for all the essentials he’ll need to look his best on any sea voyage.
Mr. SBC and I both love our full-face snorkel masks, and we use them on every cruise. Not only do they not leak or fog up constantly like traditional snorkel masks, but the 180° view makes such a difference with visibility underwater.
The sport camera mount on top of the mask also makes it a snap to document his snorkeling adventures in port—just attach a GoPro ! If a GoPro isn’t in your budget, there are many GoPro alternatives with similar features that can save you some money.
These packing cubes lightly compress clothes to save precious space in his suitcase. They also do double-duty as an organizing system—he can just take the cubes out of his suitcase and place them right on the closet shelves. Unpacking takes just a couple of minutes!
The mesh top panels make it easy to see what’s inside each cube, so he won’t be hunting for socks, underwear, or a t-shirt.
If he’s planning a cruise to Alaska (or any itinerary where there’s lots of wildlife), binoculars are a must! Cruise ships often can’t get too close to the local critters—and he’ll appreciate having a close-up view.
This lightweight compact pair won’t take up too much space in his luggage, but they’re still pretty powerful. With 12x magnification, a 25 mm objective lens, and a wide field of view (273ft / 1000yds), they make an excellent gift for men who like to cruise.
Cruise gifts for men under $100
We rely on our phones for so much when we travel —navigating around unfamiliar places, looking up the best restaurants for authentic local dishes, and taking pics of all our adventures. A dead phone battery is such a bummer when you’re on vacation with nowhere to charge!
This compact portable charger easily slips into a day pack and will charge his phone on the go, up to five full charges!
Is he planning on swimming, snorkeling, jet-skiing, or just relaxing in the hot tub on his vacation? This waterproof sport watch makes a great gift for any man going on a cruise.
This solar-powered shock-resistant watch features 20-bar water resistance (down to 200 meters), multi-band six atomic timekeeping, world time, a daily alarm with snooze, and 12- and 24-hour formats.
Cruise pro tip: It’s always a good idea to wear a watch set to ship’s time when in port to avoid missing the ship—cell phones and smart watches often sync with local time, which might be different than ship’s time!
These comfy rubber-soled athletic sandals are perfect for both shore excursions and navigating slippery pool decks on the ship! He’ll love the ventilated sides on hot days in port (they make great water shoes, too), and the arch support makes them a great choice for walking excursions and tours.
These quick-dry sandals come in lots of color combinations to match his personal style, from classic black or brown to fun patterns and quirky hues.
If his cruise includes a formal night or two, he might be worried about having to pack a bulky garment bag to keep his dressier outfits wrinkle-free. This convertible version unfolds into a classic hanging suit bag, then folds up into a duffel-bag style with a shoulder strap for travel.
This innovative bag will easily fit two suits and three dress shirt options on hangers, leaving room for a few more folded outfits, shoes, and a toiletry kit!
Every member of my family owns this lightweight packable rain jacket from Eddie Bauer! Seam-sealed and waterproof, it’s the perfect breathable layer for tropical ports during the rainy season—you never know when he might get caught in a downpour!
The jacket folds up into its own pocket, making it take up next to no room in our suitcases. It can even double as a travel pillow for those longer plane trips!
Cruise gifts for men over $100
Sunglasses are a must for every cruiser, and the Wayfarer style is a classic. This stylish version folds in half at the bridge and temples, making them extra-compact for travel!
Precision-cut lenses reduce eye strain outdoors, making them ideal for both hazy and bright days, and the UV protective coating protects his eyes from harmful UV rays.
He’ll love how much he can pack into this 21″ expandable spinner suitcase! I’ve used TravelPro luggage for years (my 25-year-old flight crew suitcase is still going strong after taking it on thousands of plane trips!) This updated version has useful upgrades like a fold-out suiter to minimize wrinkles. The 360° spinner wheels and precision extension handle makes maneuvering this suitcase super-easy, even when it’s packed full.
The built-in USB port lets him charge his phone, tablet, or laptop on the go, making this an excellent choice for frequent travelers.
The latest GoPro model makes an excellent gift for active cruisers! He’ll be able to document his adventures in port—on land and underwater—with 23 MP photos and 5.3K video resolution at 60 frames per second.
Plus, transferring pics and videos to his phone is easier than ever with WiFi uploading or a super-fast wired connection via USB.
Mr. SBC and I both love our Beats noise-canceling headphones, and we never cruise (or set foot on an airplane) without them! Your favorite cruise-loving guy will enjoy the excellent sound quality while working out in the ship’s fitness center, taking a stroll on the promenade deck, or watching a movie on the balcony.
These headphones are extra-padded so they’re comfortable to wear for extended periods, and the noise-canceling feature can be switched off for safety. Plus, they last for up to 22 hours on a single charge!
Men’s cruise stocking stuffer ideas + gift basket fillers (all under $10)
Losing our vaccination card when we travel is every cruiser’s worst nightmare! Help him keep his card safe by giving him this vaccine card holder with a removable lanyard.
The clear PVC cover protects the card from water damage, keeping his vaccine record legible (so important with handwritten record cards!)
Is he looking forward to catching up on some much-needed rest on his cruise vacation? This inexpensive but comfy light-blocking sleep mask will let him sleep in (and it’s great for the plane ride to and from the cruise port, too).
Pair it with some soft foam earplugs and he’ll return from his cruise relaxed and refreshed.
On most cruise ships, your cruise card serves as your ID and credit card, as well as your room key. He can keep his cruise card safe and handy with this retractable cruise card lanyard!
Waiting in long lines at Guest Services to replace a lost cruise card will be a thing of the past with this three-pack of lanyards. Give one to each of your favorite cruisers!
Cruise ship cabins are notorious for not having many power outlets, which is a problem for those of us with lots of devices to charge. But most power blocks and strips have surge protectors which can be a fire hazard on a ship. Many cruise lines will confiscate power blocks with surge protectors when you board!
Give him lots of charging options with this cruise ship safe power block that features three standard A/C ports and two high-speed USB ports.
Your cruise-loving guy who enjoys the water will love this waterproof phone pouch with a lanyard to keep his device safe while swimming, snorkeling, or rafting. It fits larger phones (up to 7″), and he can even take pics underwater—it’s waterproof down to 50 feet.
You’ll get two phone pouches in the package, so keep one for yourself or give it as a gift to another cruiser!
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Which are your favorite cruise gifts for men? Have you given (or received!) another men’s cruise gift that was a big hit? Let me know in the comments below!
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