It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for stocking stuffers.

Tonight marks the beginning of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the beginning of the Holiday Season. For some people, it’s all about the presents, but for many others, it’s about spending time with family and friends.

The holiday season is a time for celebration. When it comes to celebrating, sometimes you can’t go wrong with treating yourself or others to fish related gifts. We know fish are friends, they are food, and fun is their middle name. If you want to make sportfishing fun this holiday season, try one of these 11 fishy gifts that make sports fishing fun.

Life Jacket

It is pretty much a fact of life that you will probably get wet, no matter what kind of fishing you do. The solution? A life jacket, of course! No one likes getting wet, and a good life jacket will keep you floating and safe.

Klecker Northshore Light Weight PFD/Life Jacket – This life jacket can keep an adult afloat in harsh conditions. Don’t worry about being too warm because it’s equipped with a thermal layer to help you stay warm in cold conditions.

Fish Finder App – With fish finder apps for iOS and Android, fish is never out of reach, no matter where you are in the world! The first step is to download a mobile app to your phone. Most fish finders apps allow you to mark the spot of your catch. This way, you will know where you have been and where the fish are. In addition, you can use your phone as a fish finder if your boat does not have a fish finder already. By installing a fish finder app on your phone, you can easily locate schools of fish from the comfort of your boat seat.

Bait – It’s the gift that every angler needs. There’s no need to pay big bucks and risk contamination at a bait and tackle shop for this vital fishing accessory. Tackle packaging is fertile ground for haphazardly labelled and over-priced, stale bait. If you pick up a package of worm or maggot, it’s probably older than the angler that purchased it.

Fish rod bag

We’re firm believers that you don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy fishing. This non-woven polypropylene bag helps you transport your fishing equipment easily, while the liner is strong enough to ensure that no damage is done to your nice rod or reels.

The inspiration for this item is the many times I’ve gone fishing with friends, and their fishing equipment has ruined my car’s upholstery on the way there and back. So if you can’t beat them, keep them in line with some heavy-duty fishing rod bags. You will be glad you did. Thick polyethene material provides extra protection for your fishing rods and reels, while pockets on the side of the bag will allow you to carry your tackle boxes with ease.

Bait Towel

Your mother always told you not to leave towels lying on your bed. It makes it look like you just had sex. But this isn’t just any towel. The idea was simple — make a towel for sport fishers that’s practical and makes the sport more fun. With a punny name that plays off of the hook and line, Bait Towel is a microfiber towel that cleans up fish slime, grime and even scales when out for a day of fishing. It’s easy to pack in your bag when you go fishing, and it’s machine washable when you get home.

Polaroid Cube HD Action Camera

This thing is so cuuuute! It’s a little pricey, but it has many features packed into its little cube-shaped body. It takes video and still pictures and has a built-in mic. You can then upload all your pictures and videos to your computer or phone. While the video quality is not the best using the cube, and you’ll see some distortion, it’s still a great camera to take with you on your next fishing trip.

Fish Tales 

This fun book is full of colorful pictures of fish for you to draw and color yourself. You can even create your version of what you think fish look like, the way only a child can capture the essence of a creature. This book by author Liz Castro is sure to give you hours of enjoyment.

Fish Tails Magnetic Art Set

This water color painting set is perfect for your artistically-inclined angler. The set includes 40 magnetic pieces in a tin case, along with 32 water color paintings. Paint elements include fish, boat, and bait, and the box doubles as a display, making it easy to flaunt your catch at home or on the go.

The art set would make the perfect gift for the angler who has everything, and it’s fun to use whether you’re an expert water color painter or just an amateur.

Fishing Box by Let’s Fish

The chances are that the fishing enthusiast in your life already has a tackle box, but this one from Let’s Fish is a little different. The top opens up to a tea box which opens up to a wooden box containing a line cutter at one end and a mini-scissor at the other. Of course, it’s made out of wood, so it’s not exactly indestructible or anything, but it certainly looks cool.

Fishing T-Shirts

You can never have too much fishing gear. You can never have enough fishing shirts, either. And you certainly can’t have too many shirts with clever one-liners on them. These fishing shirts are comfortable to wear, and they make great gifts for your fellow anglers.

The Fish Hook

No matter how you slice it, fresh-caught fish is delicious. But transporting it from the water to the dinner table in a presentable state can be a real pain in the butt. The Fish Hook has a simple and clever design and two separate compartments in which you can store your fish and ice to keep it fresh and safe for up to six hours.