Whether you’re looking for inspiration for the mountain-bike-loving lady or ladies in your life or you’re the woman in question and need to drop a few hints, allow us to help.
Heat Holders Ski Socks
She’ll love peeling off her soggy socks and replacing them with these warm beauties. Heat Holders
Socks are the quintessential Christmas gift. They’re like a hug for your feet, keeping them snug and warm throughout the winter, and what’s more, they’re pretty much always guaranteed to fit, despite all the festive indulgence.
So, when when your giftee has spent the day getting her feet soggy at the trails, there’s nothing better than sliding them into some thick, warm socks afterwards, and ski socks are a great shout.
Juliana Beer Can Pint Glass
She’ll enjoy her post-ride bevvy in this Juliana pint glass. Juliana
If your loved one enjoys cracking open a pint of her favourite liquid gold after a day of shredding, why not give her something to enjoy it from?
It’s bound to taste twice as good in this Juliana glass, which is shaped like a beer can and holds a full pint (that’s 16oz for those not using the metric system).
Whether or not her bike is a Juliana, she’s bound to appreciate a gift that’s simple yet celebrates one of only a handful of women-specific MTB makers.
Sealskinz Waterproof Cable Knit Bobble Hat
A nice knitted bobble hat is a great addition to any mountain biker’s wardrobe. Sealskinz
What’s better than a super-snug knitted bobble hat to keep your head warm after a ride? One that keeps it dry as well.
This hat is claimed to be totally waterproof, as well as breathable and windproof. Plus it looks great and comes in a funky purple colour.
Camelbak Solstice LR 10 Low Rider Hydration Pack
This low-riding pack is ideal for long days in the mountains. Camelbak
If you’re buying for the kind of mountain biker who goes off on long treks in the wilderness, help her stay hydrated with this hydration pack from Camelbak.
The Low Rider is designed specifically for mountain biking, and it keeps the centre of gravity nice and low and frees the upper body to move as it needs to.
Fox Live Fast Pin Pack
Help her add a bit of flare to her belongings and show off her love for mountain biking. Fox
If you’re just looking for a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift, then these cute pins from Fox are a nice idea for a woman who loves mountain biking. She can add a little flair to her favourite bag, hat or jacket, and show off her passion for the muddy magic of mountain biking.
The pack contains four adorable designs, including a full-face helmet and the iconic Fox logo. The locking pin backs should keep them nice and secure too, so she can take them with her out on the trails.
Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket
This soft sweater jacket from Patagonia is made from recycled plastic and will keep her warm after a wet ride. Patagonia
In case you haven’t spotted a pattern here yet, let us spell it out for you: mountain biking in the winter is really fun, but leaves you shivering afterwards. Anything to help your giftee keep warm post-ride is sure to be well received.
Patagonia’s Better Sweater fulfils that need, plus it’s made from recycled polyester, which wins you some eco-friendly brownie points as well.
Cycle of Good Inner Tube Coin Purse
A purse made from recycled inner tubes means she’ll always have coins for the bike wash. Cycle of Good
Staying on the green side of things, everyone loves an upcycled inner tube gift, don’t they? What’s more, a day at the bike park requires some coinage for the cafe and bike wash. So this coin purse fashioned from recycled inner tubes makes a great practical gift, and it’s small enough to fit into a pocket.
With these coasters she’ll be raring to go riding with every cuppa. Amazon
Coasters are always a nice, functional addition to someone’s decor, and these mountain- and forest-inspired prints will have any mountain biker raring to get out on their bike every time they have a cup of tea. There are several designs available but these are our favourites.
Disc Brake Pendant
Jewellery makes a special gift, especially when it’s inspired by mountain bikes. Cycling Jewellery
Jewellery is a traditional present, but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a bike reference in. This necklace, from the aptly named Cycling Jewellery website, features a sterling silver disc brake rotor that’s sure to go down exceptionally well.
Coaching session or skills camp
A skills camp or coaching session can help boost confidence and bike handling. Phil Hall
Whether she’s an air-loving park queen, a clock-beating enduro racer, or just someone who’d like to progress her skills, a coaching session or a skills camp can make a big difference.
One of the great things about mountain biking is how accessible and supportive its pro-racers are. She can learn from the very best.
Here are just some of the many camps and coaches around and a quick Google search will throw up more in your area. Pricing varies.