In a lot of ways, having an avid cyclist in your life actually makes gift buying easier. There is always a new gadget or a go-to staple that they’ll appreciate receiving. Plus, the right amount of anything within the cycling world n+1, with ‘n’ being their current number. Here are some of the best gifts for cyclists.
Top 10 Gifts for Cyclists
Most cyclist’s go far too long between changing out their bar tape, so take this opportunity to subtly remind them that it is eventually meant to be changed out! You can go with the classic white, a color that matches their bike, or a fun pattern to add some life to their bike.
Everyone knows cycling and beer go hand in hand, so why not make sure their cupboard is stocked with some cycling specific pint glasses to use for beer (or water) after a long ride.
For the commuters and night riders on your list, cycling lights can be a great stocking stuffer. Check out the The NiteRider Lumina 1100 Boost. It is an innovative bike light that removes the guesswork related to battery life with a digital display screen delivering precise battery run times as a percentage and actual time. The NiteRider produced a generous long-distance spot and wide flood beam pattern, making night riding both safe and a ton of fun.
Have a cyclist who love races and pushing themselves just a little too hard? Grab them some spicy embro from Mad Alchemy and cross them off your list. This stuff is perfect for sore muscles, or even for race day morning as a means of relaxing the muscles and calming the mind. As a medium rub, the warming sensation is just enough to add a little heat without searing your skin off.
You can never have enough water bottles. Between losing them and your kids stealing them, they’re just one of those things that is always needed. Camelbak water bottles are particularly great as they won’t leak and make it east to squirt water into your mouth while your on the bike.
Cold knees suck, so why not grab a pair of leg warmers for some wind blocking warmth. Arm warmers can also come in handy for those rides that are just a little too cold.
You can never have too many pairs of cycling socks! Socks shouldn’t be something you really think about, unless you have a bad pair. So, grab some merino wool socks that wick away moisture and regulate body temperature. These will also last forever with their indestructawool technology used to enhance durability ride after ride.
A callback to times passed, cycling caps can be great to either wear under your helmet, or to whip out at a coffee shop to hide a bad case of helmet hair. Made from lightweight polyester, this cap is a great form of wind protection and water resistance. Fitting easily under your helmet, it even has a low profile ponytail port for those with long hair.
Sunglasses are another one of those things you can never have enough of. Oakley’s original Radar eyewear combined everything they learned from decades of research with the world’s best athletes, and came out with the Oakley Radar EV. These have taller lenses, extending vision, and PRIZM Road lenses. A step beyond polarized lenses, this technology enhances contract like never before. With a lightweight design and replaceable nosepiece, you won’t even feel like you’re wearing them.
For the cyclist on your list that is just starting out, the Garmin Edge 530 is the perfect gift. Other bike computers may have more bells and whistles, but this model is longstanding for a reason. The previous Edge 520 led the way with new performance and power analysis, including Time in Zone, FTP tracking, cycling specific VO2 and recovery dynamics.