We don’t know about you but, for us, it seems like we have just taken down the Christmas decorations and here we are at December, thinking about cycling gifts, again.
Have you got bike riders in your life that you need the perfect gift for? Whether you are buying for road cyclists, gravel riders, mountain bikers or the leisure cyclist in your life, there will be something in the list below for riders on two wheels.
Last Order Times - please order by 11pm on Saturday 17th December 2022 for bikes to arrive by Christmas. Please note, this is for bikes already in stock. Those puchased on order from the supplier may take longer to arrive. If you miss this deadline, you can still contact us directly and we will do our best to get the bike to you before the big day.
We have a wide selection of cycling gifts on our website but below are a few of what we think are the best cycling gifts for those who love riding bikes.
Good for the environment and a perfect gift for cyclists and non cyclists alike. Cycle of Good take used inner tubes that would have gone to UK landfill and turn them into a great gift, handcrafted by tailors in Malawi.
For the cyclist (or runner) who wants to listen to music but still hear environmental sounds such as cars and other cyclists. The Shokz Openrun Pro headphones use bone conduction technology so you can still hear what is going on around you while listening to podcasts or music while cycling.
Sweat proof, fast charge in one hour and has a claimed battery life of 10 hours.
The Shokz use Bluetooth connectivity so there are no wires to get in your way while you are on your cycling adventure. This is the ideal Christmas gift for the technology loving cyclist or runner.
Children get the best helmet designs. Lazer have a range of uniquely decorated helmets in different colours for a range of ages that would make a great gift for the young cyclist in your life.
Giant also have the Compel and Hoot youth helmets and Endura have the Endura Hummvee Youth helmet for the young mountain biker in your life. Specialized and Giro have their own line of youth helmets also.
Unsure of the size? We have a handy helmet size chart.
Outdoor specialists Fjallraven have teamed up with Specialized bikes for some super stylish bikepacking bags that fit directly on your bike frame or handlebars and would make the perfect addition to any gravel bike.
With these on your bike frame, there is no need to cram everything in your jersey pocket. See our previous Fjallraven/Specialized blog piece on these special edition items.
For the cyclist in your life who loves high tech gadgets, you can't go wrong with a cycling computer. Garmin are one of the leading makers of GPS bike computer and are available in many different models and at varying price points. The Garmin Edge Explore 2 is the latest version and includes mapping and ebike specific stats.
Cateye produce a cycle computer that is a less expensive than the Garmin and makes a great gift for children as a first cycle computer or for people who are just looking for more basic numbers such as speed, distance, etc. Instead of GPS, the Cateye cycle computers use a magnet on the wheel to give the metrics. A great stocking filler.
Being able to see your cycling stats in real time is a must for many cyclists and if, instead of a bike computer, the cyclist in your life would prefer to have their mobile phone on their handlebars then Quad lock could be one of the best cycling gifts.
Ideal for displaying in-ride metrics or if you want to use google maps to find your way around. Quadlock is robust enough for riding off road on gravel bikes and can be detached and re-attached very easily for that mid ride cafe stop.
At this time of year, you can’t have enough lights. We have a dedicated bike light blog for choosing lights for winter cycling. Plenty of options are available so there will be something whether you are looking for a stocking filler or something more substantial.
Lights will either be designed specifically for maximum visibility or for lighting up the road or the trail in front of you.
If you are unsure then a great gift are some clip-on lights such as the Cateye Wearable X Rear light which can be clipped on to socks or clothing to be more visible.
For a versatile set of lights, you can't go wrong with the Knog + Rechargeable Bike Light Set which can either be mounted on your bike frame or clipped on to clothing now that the dark has really closed in.
Not everyone is great at bike maintenance but this is an essential part of cycling. With more rain at this time of year and salt on the roads, it is even more important to keep your cycling equipment clean and lubed to save you money on replacement parts and to make the bike run more smoothly.
Muc-off produce a range of kits and bio-degradable cleaners and lubricants that make for a great stocking filler.
Comes with everything one would need to clean their bike and keep it in nearly new condition.
Most cyclists who have manually cleaned a chain knows how filthy a job this can be. Muc-off Chain Cleaner makes the process a lot easier and a lot cleaner. A great gift for those that want cleaning their chain to be as clean and simple as possible.
Tools can be perfect gifts for all levels of cyclist. For the beginner, cycling kit such as tyre levers, pump and puncture repair kits are an ideal gift (and also cheap gifts).
For the cyclists who do a bit of tweaking and maintenance on their own bike, there are hex keys and other tools, such as park tool and icetoolz, that will make year round maintenance that much easier.
We can't talk about the best gifts for cyclists without the all time best Christmas gifts – socks. You really can’t beat a new pair of cycling socks and you can also never have too many. At this time of year, the cyclist in your life will thank you for a pair of thermal cycling socks.
Frog bikes are exceptional bikes for children as they are lightweight, well made and last a good amount of time. A big plus is also that their resale value is amazing which is why you see parents sticking with Frog bikes until it is time for an adult bike. Below are the list of the sizes, along with the suggested age range (we always suggest getting the child to sit on the bike to ensure the correct size though) and the wheel size. The Frog pedal bikes (Frog 40 - Frog 78) come with mudguards included in the price and can be accessorised with Frog Kickstand and Frog Bottle Cage and Frog Water Bottle
Frog Tadpole Mini – 10” wheel for ages 18months+
Frog Tadpole – 12” wheel for ages 2-3 years
Frog Tadpole Plus – 14” wheel for ages 3-4
Frog 40 – 14” wheel for ages 3-4
Frog 44 – 16” wheel for ages 4-5
Frog 47 – 18” wheel for ages 4-6
Frog 53 – 20” wheel for ages 5-7
Frog 62 – 14” wheel for ages 8-10
Frog 69 – 26” wheel for ages 10-12
Frog 73 – 26” wheel for ages 12-14
Frog 78 – 26” wheel for ages 13+
Drop-bar pedal bikes
Frog Road 67 – 24” wheel for ages 8-12
Brompton are a company from the British Isles and produce exceptional quality folding bikes that are perfect for road cycling and commuting. The make an ideal gift for a cyclist as they fit a wide range of different heights so all you need to know is the rough height of the person you are buying for. Are you buying for a cyclist that already owns a Brompton? There are many accessories that go hand-in-hand with the Brompton bikes.
Brompton bags come in a wide variety of colours and sizes to fit on the front of the Brompton and would make an ideal gift for one who owns a Brompton. You can even buy bags to store the Brompton in for traveling to protect it and make it even easier to carry. Brompton produce a travel bag and B&W have a more substantial hard travel case suitable for air travel.
Do you have a commuter cyclist that you are buying for? Great present ideas are usually the ones that people don't think to buy for themselves. With the rise of theft across the UK, it is even more important to lock and secure a bicycle when leaving it unattended, even for a short time. We would always recommend a good D-lock and to be sure that the 'sold secure' rating is appropriate for the value of bike that is being locked.
There are also some very cool, wearable locks from Hiplock to take care of transporting your lock with you when you are out and about.