While cycling can be an expensive hobby, there are a lot of ways you can show the cyclist in your life a bit of love over Christmas that won’t break the bank.
Here’s a roundup of some thoughtful and affordable gift ideas, whether they’re destined for the stocking or under the tree.
Cake Stop Caddy
Everyone knows that cycling and cake stops go hand in hand. The Cake Stop Caddy from VeloCulture is a nice handmade wallet that's perfect for storing a bank card or a small amount of cash, so you're recipient will always be prepared for the next slice on their journey.
It’s also made from recycled inner tubes, so you get brownie points for an eco-friendly gift.
- £8.50 / $11.43 / €9.99 / AU$16.21
Park Tool Chain Gang Chain Cleaning System CG-2.3
All cyclists need to keep their bikes clean and happy, so maintenance products can make great small gifts.
The Park Tool Chain Gang kit includes a chain scrubber, a cleaning brush and a bottle of chain cleaner. Their bike will feel brand new!
- £34.99 / $32.95 / AU$65.99
Camelbak Podium Chill bottle
For a cyclist who’s out in the saddle all day, it’s important for them to stay hydrated.
No one likes a lukewarm bottle of water though, which is why a thermally insulated bottle like the Camelbak Podium Chill is a great option because it keeps water cooler and fresher for longer.
- From £8.91 / $9.99 / €17 / AU$18
Endura Padded Liner Shorts
A Christmas stocking isn’t complete without the mandatory pair of underpants!
Treat the cyclist in your life to some extra comfort with padded cycling underwear, designed to be worn under cycling shorts for longer rides. There are options for both men and women.
- Men’s: £24.99 / $39.99 / AU$54.95
- Women’s: £24.99 / $39.99 / AU$54.95
Cycle Bamboo Socks
You can’t have the underpants without the socks.
Bamboo socks are incredibly soft and have naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Plus, these socks come in some lovely cycling prints with four colour options.
- £5.95 / $7.68 / €6.74 / AU$10.83
Punctures & Panniers Cycling Travel Journal
Is your cycling friend an explorer? Do they enjoy regaling you with the tales of their adventures after returning from a long cycle tour? If so, then they’d love this beautifully crafted cycling travel journal.
It’s the perfect space for them to write about the happiest and hardest times, plus it includes touring tips, easy recipe ideas and inspiring illustrations.
- £20 / $26 / €22.82 / AU$36.15
Rainbow Allen Key Set
Allen keys (or hex keys to some) are incredibly useful for all cyclists. This rainbow set is really pretty, but it’s not just about how it looks.
Some people are able to see at a glance which size Allen key they need, but not everyone has that ability. So having each size in a different colour can be really handy.
- £18.99 / $24.51 / €21.51 / AU$34.55
Recycled chain link earrings or keychain
Everyone loves an effort to reduce waste, and many cyclists love showing off their hobby by wearing or using recycled bicycle bits.
There are lots of companies upcycling bike parts to create new and exciting products, but we particularly liked these earrings and keychains.
- Earrings: £11.63 / $15 / €13.17 / AU$21.18
- Keychains: £5 / $6.46 / €5.67 / AU$9.12
Assos Chamois Creme
Assos knows a thing or two about building high-quality cycling kits. The Swiss company also knows how to keep riders comfortable with chamois cream designed to go the distance. If you’re shopping for a cyclist who loves long rides, they’ll thank you.
- £13.99 / $19 / AU$26.99
A gift card for their local bike shop
Last but certainly not least on this list is a gift card for your local bike shop.
While many products can be purchased online, there’s no substitute for the expertise and insight that your local bike mechanics can provide.
Visit your local bike shop to enquire.