The relative simplicity of cruising life changes the way we think about gifting on Totem. Living on a floating tiny home lends itself to cautious acquisition; over the years, minimalism becomes internalized. In a holiday season that emphasizes family rituals and experiences, however, there’s still very much a place for the thoughtful gift…and I love making useful recommendations. What everyday items– unlikely gifts perhaps, but practical additions valued to one in the tribe – would be welcomed under a sailor’s tree? Polling our TRU crew – the Totem Raft-Up coaching family – for favorites brought great ideas from fresh, newer-cruiser eyes. More than 100 responses later, here’s what bubbled up: it’s a great mix of handy tools, practical gear, and creature comfort items for your favorite cruiser’s, or cruiser-to-be’s stocking.