Finding a smaller gift that isn’t tacky, or that isn’t just going to end up being thrown into the back of the wardrobe can be a tough ask, especially when it comes to cycling gifts. However, it is possible to find a more modest gift which would be warmly received, from essential bike maintenance kits to performance wear, to see out the winter months.
So whether you’re looking for Secret Santa ideas, or cycling stocking stuffers, we’ve listed a few of our personal picks below to help make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier in 2020. For even more to choose from, you can view our entire catalogue of cycling gifts priced £25 or less by following this link, just don’t forget that no Christmas stocking can truly be called complete without a bag of chocolate coins!
Wrapping up a pair of socks has gotten something of a bad rap around Christmas time, as they're the typical last-minute present for Dad. However, with a pair or two of SockGuy socks, your gift will go down a treat this Christmas. Featuring their patented ‘stretch-to-fit’ sizing system with a compression fit, performance ribbing, enhanced ventilation and a reduced friction profile, SockGuy boast some of the most comfortable socks you could wish to sink your feet into, offering protection against blisters & hotspots, whilst wicking away moisture to keep your feet dry even in the worst of conditions.
SockGuy are known for their absolutely massive range of designs, styles & colours, so if the beer motif isn’t quite right, that doesn't mean the search is over, as you can browse over a hundred styles with us here at Westbrook.
Any regular cyclist will tell you that you can never have enough when it comes to stocking up on quality bike cleaning & maintenance products. Most rides during a typical British winter demand that a bike gets a good scrubbing down and a little TLC after stepping away from the saddle, so Muc-Off’s Clean, Protect & Lube Kit is a genuinely foolproof cycling present and one of the most popular stocking stuffers, featuring:
Making the most of your time in the saddle is as much about nutrition, as it is about the bike and apparel. There are few things worse than tackling a gruelling climb into a headwind on an empty stomach, so taking precautions to make sure you'll always have gas in the tank is vital.
Energy bars are the most convenient way to refuel, allowing you to take on board essential carbohydrates to keep your energy levels topped up as you ride. Veloforte Energy Bars are the perfect accompaniment to a long day in the saddle, acting as a practical meal replacement which you can use to refuel on the go, allowing you to recover until you reach your destination for a well-deserved pub-lunch.
Veloforte energy bars are available in packs of three, and feature the following delicious flavours, packed with the nutrients needed to ensure you can power through the final miles of your route:
For those who love pizza (and who doesn’t?) and cycling, Park Tool have powered ahead in the novelty utensils race by producing what has been called, the world’s finest bicycle-themed pizza cutter. The Park Tool PZT2 pizza tool is ideal as a fun gift which is certain to see use over the many delicious years, featuring a stainless steel cutting wheel and strong ergonomic handle.
And whilst the merriment of the festive season is the perfect excuse to crack open a few bottles, why not do so in style with a Park Tool bottle opener, which showcases the famous blue vinyl brand coating and is compatible with all of your favourite brands of beer.