’Tis the holiday season and the time to exchange gifts with loved ones. This year is expected to be somewhat more stressful due to supply chain/shipping issues stemming from the pandemic. So, if you have an angler on the shopping list, it’s best to buy early. Here are a few handy suggestions for those recipients who enjoy piscatorial pursuits:

Donnmar Titanium Pliers
Donnmar Titanium PliersThe Checkpoint 880s are one of four titanium models Donnmar makes here in the USA. The 880s are super-light (less than 5 ounces), and the military-grade titanium used for the frame is durable and corrosion-resistant. Non-slip Santoprene grips offer sure contact, even with wet, slimy hands. The jaws are always spring-loaded at the ready and the pivot bearing is made from solid brass, then nickel-plated to ensure durability. At 7.5 inches overall length, the needle-nose design and diamond pattern jaws allow quick and sure hook extraction. Add the optional leather holster and lanyard and these will last a lifetime, backed by warranty. $329.99 donnmarpliers.com

ACR ResQFlare Safety Kit
ACR ResQFlare Safety KitIt’s always prudent to be prepared on the water and the ACR ResQFlare Safety Kit does just that. It comes with a ResQFlare Electronic Distress Flare, C-Strobe Rescue Light, ACR RescueFlag, signal mirror and whistle, all enclosed in a RapidDitch dry bag. The flare and distress flag combined meet the applicable US Coast Guard requirements. The flare and strobe are powered by replaceable batteries, which eliminates the problem of expiring pyrotechnic flares. Even if the boat has redundant safety equipment, this compact kit is an excellent back-up in an emergency. $99.99 acrartex.com

Orca Walker 20 Soft-Side Cooler
Orca Walker 20 Soft-side CoolerYou can never have too many coolers and even if you do have some of the rugged Orca roto-molded ones on board, it’s always nice to have a more portable one for the skiff, truck or beach. The Walker 20 soft-sided cooler in multiple colors holds 20 beverage cans with a maximum load capacity of 50 pounds. Construction features include insulated inner walls to keep stuff cold, ultrasonic seam welding, a durable bottom and easy-to-open split magnetic handle, with a padded shoulder strap. $219.99 orcacoolers.com

Bubba Pro Series Electric Filet Knife
Bubba Pro Series Electric Filet KnifeMake short work of tuna, wahoo or dolphin with the new Bubba Pro Series Electric Filet Knife set. This cordless tool is built with a brushless motor that provides more torque, more efficiency and more power. It comes with interchangeable 7- and 9-inch E-Flex blades, plus 9- and 12-inch E-Stiff blades for all cleaning scenarios. The no-slip grip makes handling a snap. The kit includes two batteries and the optional Magnum Battery adds more juice when necessary. $209.99 bubba.com

XTRATUF Mossy Oak Camo 6-Inch Deck Boots
XTRATUF Mossy Oak Camo 6-Inch Deck BootsWet, slippery decks can be hazardous, but XTRATUF offers a sleek and comfortable solution. The 6-inch Deck Boot in the Coastal Shoreline camo pattern by Mossy Oak Fishing is a light-weight slip-on fit to keep feet dry and nimble in the cockpit. The slip-resistant Chevron outsole and boot is 100 percent waterproof. And when the boat is nice and clean after a trip, these stylish togs will fit right in at the marina bar and grill. $105.00 xtratuf.com

CCA and TBF Gift Memberships
Coastal Conservation AssociationGulf big-game enthusiasts are able to pursue the sport thanks to two non-profit organizations, Coastal Conservation Association Florida and The Billfish Foundation. CCA was responsible for securing game fish status for billfish and has a long track record of conservation success stories, including the net-limitation amendment in the Sunshine State. In addition to conserving marine resources and anglers’ The Billfish Foundationaccess to them, CCA Florida is also leading the efforts to safeguard critical habitat and improve water quality. Memberships start at $35 for adults; $10 for junior anglers 17 and younger. ccaflorida.org

The Billfish Foundation was founded by a passionate group of anglers in 1986 to research billfish and focus on educating the public. In 1990, the foundation’s tagging program was initiated; today it is the largest billfish tagging program in the world. The group’s mission was later expanded to include advocacy for responsible fisheries management on national and international levels. Spearfish memberships for anglers 18 and younger are $25. Adult (Sailfish level) are $50. billfish.org