‘Tis the season to be jolly! If you’re looking for gift ideas for people who ride bikes (with or without motors) we’re here to help. This may end up being a wish list of people who work in the LITELOK office, but at least you’ll know it’s full of good stuff that riders will actually want, as well a recommend!
Christmas Gifts for Cyclists UK
Stuck for ideas? It can be hard to know what to get, especially if you don’t cycle yourself. Here are a few ideas that any rider should appreciate.
If you’re not sure if any of the product suggestions would work, a gift voucher isn’t a bad option. Many of the leading retailers will offer gift vouchers (P.S you can find our LITELOK gift vouchers here!). If you’d like a few other options try:
There are also smaller bike shops and other businesses that offer gift vouchers, if you know the person you’re buying a gift for is a fan of a particular brand, why not opt for a gift voucher from there?
Whatever you get, don’t forget to shop around! Better yet, pop into your local bike shop, they'll be able to give you advice on the best products to buy. Plus it's nice to be able to support local business, especially at this time of year.
Gifts for Cycling Enthusiasts
There are plenty of great gifts for bikers on the market this year. We’ve compiled a few of our favourites below, so you can find a fantastic gift for any bike lover.
Lezyne Stick Drive Rear Light
This rear light from Lezyne attaches via o-ring to save space and time. It's thin, lightweight and USB rechargeable, ideal for a variety of bikes. With seven modes, including daytime mode and up to 23 hours of runtime, it’s ideal for use day and night. A great way to stay visible!
Restrap Top Tube Bag
Made in the UK (handmade in Yorkshire in fact) the Restrap top tube bag is ideal for getting to things needed in a hurry. Great for keys, snacks, a phone and more. The bag is waterproof and made to fit a range of bikes. They even come with a lifetime warranty.
Scrub & Buff Pack, Mixed Bundle Juice Lubes
The Juice Lubes Scrub and Buff pack contains everything to keep a bike in tip-top condition. With cleaner, polish and lube it’s a great value bundle. Keeping a bike clean helps it last longer, so taking care of it should help with longevity.
Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Mid Length Sock
Great for commuting and riding in the worst of the weather. Sealskinz waterproof socks are available in several colours and size S-XL. They are 100% waterproof to help keep feet warm and dry whilst in use. They even come with a lifetime waterproof guarantee.
Best Cycling Magazine Subscription
There are several great cycling publications out there! Some are mountain bike focused, but others cover general cycling. If they have a preferred cycling discipline you have a few available options for magazine subscriptions (which often come with a free gift too). A subscription is a gift that keeps giving and means whoever you buy it for can read about what they love most.
Here are a few options including how often they publish:
Singletrack offer a range of gift subscription offers from online-only to print and online magazines. They are an independent publisher based in the UK that publish six printed issues of the magazine annually. Singletrack predominately covers mountain biking but they cover gravel and adventure too.
Cyclist covers road and gravel riding and everything from ride guide to interviews. They publish 13 issues a year. They have a range of reviews, news, interviews and great imagery.
Mountain Biking UK publish 13 issues a year. They offer six-and twelve-month subscription options. They cover mountain biking and offer a variety of news, reviews and stories.
Cycling Plus is a road cycling magazine that caters for beginners and expert cyclists. They also publish 13 issues a year. They cover riding, nutrition and kit advice.
100% Brisker Cold Weather Gloves
Ideal for colder temps, the 100% brisker gloves will keep the chill out and heat in. Whilst they aren’t waterproof, they do a great job of keeping the hands warm when the temperature drops. They aren’t bulky either and offer great value. Ideal for mountain bikers, but they can be worn for road and gravel rides too.
A membership to a cycling organisation may sound like an odd gift, but membership often comes with a variety of benefits.
Cycling UK are a charity that support cyclists and advocate for more routes, better infrastructure and more bicycle use. Being a member gives access to a number of discounts on things like insurance, products, travel, training courses and more. It also gives members insurance and access to legal cover.
A membership with British Cycling includes third party liability insurance and legal support, retail discounts, access to events and more. There are different levels of membership to suit a rider’s needs ranging from Fan to Race.
- Fan is for cyclists who want to get close to the sport
- Commute offers cover for those who commute
- Ride is designed for every day cycling
- Race is for cyclists who compete in British Cycling events and races
Christmas Gifts for Motorbike Lovers
Finding the right gift doesn’t need to be complicated, we’ve put together a few options, and although they may not be super exciting, in most cases they are super practical (and tried and tested). Here are our recommendations for gifts for the motorbiker in your life.
Neck tubes are multi-functional and essential bits of kit (trust us). They are available in lots of different colours and patterns too, so it’s easy to choose one to match to bike and kit. Use as a neck warmer, bandana or face cover. These make a great option for a stocking filler.
Beeline motorcycle Sat Nav
A great gift for those who often head off to explore. The Beeline Sat Navs are less distracting than a phone and easy to use on the go. It does need to be connected to a phone, but also means there’s no risk of a phone flying off the bars whilst riding. It’s small and easy to mount, ideal for someone who doesn’t want a big device on their bike.
ACF50 Anti-corrosion spray
This may go down better as a stocking filler rather than a present, but it will be appreciated. Ideal for those who like to get out and ride through winter, it will help to protect the bike from corrosion. It forms a film over the bike (just don’t get it on brakes and tyres) to stop new corrosion from forming.
If you’re shopping for someone who spends all their time cleaning and protecting their pride and joy, this will be a great addition to their kit.
Optimate 1 Duo Charger
This charger is great for keeping a battery at full charge when a bike is left standing, either when life is too hectic or the weather is bad. It means the battery will never go flat, even during long spells of winter weather the bike will stay charged and ready to go. The wiring can also be used with heated bits of kit and used with a compressor to top the tyre pressure up. It’s quite versatile and affordable. It gets a thumbs up from our brand and product lead, Phil.
Motul M1 Helmet & Visor Cleaner
There’s nothing worse than putting your helmet on to find the visor smudged or streaky. Again, this Motul M1 helmet and visor cleaner is more of a stocking filler, but it’s a good thing to have stashed in the garage. It’s ideal for getting bugs and dirt off a helmet too – a great multipurpose cleaner for every rider.
Kriega Trail 9 Adventure Backpack
This backpack is an ideal size for sport and adventure riding, it’s bright so you can stay visible when you’re on the road or out riding. It’s ideal for stashing snacks, a jacket, trail gloves and other essentials. The mesh pouch is great for popping gloves in, especially when swapping from road to trail gloves. The harness is comfortable and sturdy and the mesh panel keeps things breathable.