30 gift ideas for cyclists

Christmas time again, and there’s more cyclists than ever to buy gifts for! Here’s a collection of items I’d be happy to receive!

1. It’s not the destination it’s the ride

It's not the destination it's the ride

Great little keychain sold on Etsy for those who like their unique and quirky gifts.

£9.48

Thanks to @discerningcyc for inspiration on this one!

2. Smartphone bike mount (iPhone/Samsung)

Tigra bike mount

Whether your friend has an iPhone 5, iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S3 – a bike mount can be the perfect gift. It allows you to access features such as Google Maps from your handlebars so you can reach your destination. It’s also useful for using your smartphone as a very advanced bike computer.

£30-£35

Disclaimer: We sell these in our eShop!

3. Star bike beads

Spokin

My girlfriend harped on about these for ages but I didn’t believe that they existed. Then, sure enough, I stumbled across them! These bike beads fit on to your spokes. A fun little gift.

£4.99

4. Fibre Flare bike light

Fibre flare bike light

Give the gift of extra visibility with the Fibre Flare bike light. This unique light design offers all round visibility for cyclists. It’s also a great one to attach to the back of a cyclists backpack.

£26.99

5. Rapha

rapha-boxers

You can’t beat a good pair of boxers, and certainly not a Rapha Merino pair of boxers!

£30.00

6. Cyclodelic Saddle Bag

handlebar-bag-pink

The Cyclodelic bag range is beautifully designed. Currently the saddle bags are sold out, but handlebar bags are available.

£50

7. The London Cyclist Handbook

London Cyclist Handbook

Everything you could possibly need to know about cycling in London. From discovering the best routes, to safe cycling tips to the basics to bike maintenance. It’s all inside the London Cyclist Handbook.

£8.04

8. Reflective spokes

Fit these reflective spoke attachments to your bike and you’ll get extra side visibility. A clever gift that any cyclist would enjoy.

£7.99

9. Park Tool PZT-2

parktool-pizza-cutter

Here’s a gift that combines the love of cycling and pizza. It is made by Park Tool, a company which sells an excellent range of bike maintenance tools used by most mechanics.

£16.99

10. My Time – Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins My Time

Delve in to Bradley Wiggins life both on and off the bike, a timely gift especially as Bradley has just become the BBC’s sports personality of the year.

£8.00

11. Cyclocross by Balint Hamvas

borito

A photography book for fans of cyclocross.

£34.99

12. Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle

made-in-england

Made in England is a book by frame builders, about frame builders. It takes a unique look at the world of bespoke frame building by showcasing the artisans in England who craft these bicycle frames.

£35.00

13. Spokelit

spokelit

I’m seeing more of these around London recently and it’s a great way to be visible from the side. It also looks rather cool when the wheels are spinning round!

£8.99

14. Beto Track Pump Alloy Barrel With Gauge

An essential item that should be found inside any cyclists cupboard.

£11.99

15. Monkey light

monkey-light

A rather funky addition for any bicycle!

£39.90

16. Vespertine Reflective Cinch Belt

cinch-belt

This belt designed and made in NYC is great for additional visibility.

£24.00

17. Love and Bicycles Framed Print

Framed-Love-and-Bicyles-Girly

A loved framed print by Claud & I. The website also has a road bike version.

£36

18. Bolzano Pannier

bolzano-charcoal-pannier-new-looxs

A rather trendy pannier that can also be carried via the shoulder strap.

£55

19. Cycling mantras t-shirt

Road-Bike-Tshirt-from-Cycology-Gear-1

A t-shirt with some of the typical thoughts that go through a riders head.

£23.64

20. Knog Blinder 1

knog-small

An impressive little USB chargeable bike light. It would be a good addition under any cyclists’ Christmas tree. Plus, it’s so waterproof you can drop it in a pint glass!

£18.99

21. ContourROAM Waterproof HD Action Camera

contour-roam

The ContourROAM remains one of the best action cameras out there. It offers HD recording in a small package.

£119.00

22. DHB Slice Backpack

dhb-slice

A well thought out backpack by DHB, featuring great waterproofing and plenty of well positioned pockets. A great replacement for a backpack that is beginning to look worn!

£39.99

23. Waterproof bag cover

It’s horrible when rain water gets in to your bag. Put an end to it with a waterproof bag cover.

£10

24. Jeans for cycling

swrve-jeans

Swrve do excellent jeans that are specifically designed for cyclists. Thanks to their special cut and material, they are more comfortable for on the bike. Definitely a well thought out purchase for any good cycling friends!

£80

25. Topeak Tribag

A great little bag that attaches to the bicycle handlebars. Perfect for storing mobile phone, keys and some cash.

£12.99

26. Topeak Hexus II

TOPEAK-HEXUS

It’s a great idea to carry a multitool around, and you can’t beat the Topeak Hexus II. It’s cleverly designed to take up minimum space, yet still packs in 16 very useful tools.

£17.69

27. Cycloc

Tired of seeing your friends bike cluttering the hallway? The Cycloc is a great storage solution.

£58.99

28. Vulpine Winter Cap

vulpine-cycling-cap

Vulpine sell this classic cycling cap that uses rain resistant and breathable fabric.

£35

29. Sealskinz Thermal Liner Sock

If you friend is complaining of cold feet then the Sealskinz Thermal Liner Sock can be worn beneath normal socks for extra warmth.

£8

30. Bicycles Thieves

bicycle-thieves

An all time classic movie – great for when all that is on TV is reruns of TopGear!

£11.99

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9 Responses to 30 gift ideas for cyclists

  1. Barton 17/12/2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I bought that monkey light (8-bit light) for myself for XMas. A bit pricey, but there are quite a few “glow rides” in my area that I need to step up for. And since I am not mechanically inclined enough to make my own pattern, this is quite a fun thing!

    Last year I bought the Park Tools pizza cutter for my cycling crazy aunt, who redid her “bar space” in her house to a bike theme. The young cousins love playing w/ it (no blood letting has occurred to date).

    One thing I have on my list that you might suggest who are looking for someone to spend a BIT more on them is some of the Foska jersey’s at wiggle.co.uk – assuming you are a jersey wearing person. I put the Irn-Bru jersey on my wishlist – as well as a red uniform Star Trek: TOS jersey from Think Geek. Nothing says “expendable” better than a red Star Trek uniform…. Here’s hoping someone loves me enough to spend the dough!

  2. tatjana 17/12/2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I can add “it’s all about – ultra cycling” dvd/Blue ray.
    Two Austrian guys made a movie about ultracycling and portrait 6 drivers.
    I met them personally in Munich and was impressed how they did such a great movie with nice pictures and comments with low budget.

    http://www.iaa-themovie.com/index.php

  3. Balint 17/12/2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Nice list, thanks for the plug :)

  4. goonz 17/12/2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Nice list, like the look of the monkey lights. Might get them and the fibre flares. Going to look like a lit up Xmas tree as I ride through London.

  5. Stolen Goat 17/12/2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Forgive the blatant plug but we have loads of fantastic cycling gift ideas here – http://stolengoat.com/product-tag/gift-ideas/

  6. s 21/12/2012 at 4:52 am #

    What’s with the knock to Top Gear?

  7. Johno 13/12/2013 at 1:25 pm #

    It’s worth pointing out that the manufacturer of the ContourROAM Waterproof HD Action Camera went out of business earlier this year so even though Amazon are still selling them (whilst keeping quiet about the lack of support from the manufacturer) you’ll be on your own if you need any support or warranty assistance, though under the UK Sale of Goods Act, that’d be Amazon’s responsibility so in the event that the camera stops working within the warranty period, I’d guess that amazon would have no choice but to refund you.

  8. Johnny 13/12/2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I got the monkey lights as a present a few years back.Look beautiful and you can be seen from quite a distance.Sadly,they stopped working recently(as have my wife’s which were bought at the same time)So beware before shelling out.

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