Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Cycling Gift Ideas: The Stocking Stuffers

To all those good little boy's and girl's out there this is a time to be developing Christmas wish list's. And while the economy has hit alot of people hard. There is no reason why we can't have a bunch of "stocking stuffers" that are super high on the awesome scale.

For this part one of the annual (I say that because I did one last year. And on top of that I love compiling lists.) cycling Christmas list I'm going to keep the gifts small (I.E. Stocking stuffable) and  affordable.

So with out further ado. Here we go....

1.  Personalized Walz Caps:

   Not only do they have unique stylish designs and patterns but you can have it personalized with just about any lettering you want. As well as the fact that they make a hat that fits my fat melon. All for less than $30.

2. Mad Alchemy embrocation:

Mad Alchemy | Medium

$20 dollars worth in a jar will last a very long time and keep your legs warm like toast.

3. Paragon Machine Works Titanium Bottle Opener

Now you may be asking why titanium and not aluminium? Because everyone knows after the first 500-600 beers an aluminium opener wears out. And steel is just soooo heavy. So if you splurge for the ti you get the best of both worlds. And no beers get hurt... $25.

4. Noise Canceling Earbuds

A good pair of earbuds can save a cyclist from a maddening winter full of boring trainer sessions and workouts. I have a pair of the old versions of these and they have served me well. They are a little spendy compaired to anything else on the list but well worth it in my opinion. $75. But you can also get much less expensive noise canceling buds for $25 +.

5. A Peloton Magazine Subscription:

Easily the best Bicycle magazine on the market right now. It dosen't delve into the mire that Bicycling and Velonews dose. They  inspire cyclists with stories, interviews, and information. A truly great periodical...

6. Defeet Woolie Boolie winter socks.

Every Christmas people need socks and underwear. So why not give some socks that they'll be excited to pull on!? And Defeet make my favorite tootsie warmers.... $15

7. Camelbak Podium Bottles

I got two of these for a Xmas a couple years ago and I haven't looked back since. They are the best bottles on the market. You never have to worry about them leaking or having to push back the mouthpeice. On top of which they don't have that nasty plastic taste that a lot of bottles have. $8

8. Back Country Research's Tulbag.

They come in mess and several different colors as well. They hold your CO2, multi-tool and a tube. And for those of us (Myself included.) that don't really like to have a saddle bag. These handy dandy little things make keeping everything together in my jersey pocket possible and easy. $11

9. Thorn Resistant Tubes

If you ride in the winter (And you should.). One of the last things that you want to do on a wet, nasty and cold day (Or night) is to pull over and fix a flat. That's where these babies come in. On top of that fact. They are heavy as hell and when spring comes along. You can put your nice wheels back on and you feel like your flying. Which is always nice. $15 each

10.Cyclocross Magazine

This is another fantastic periodical. And if you have a cyclorcross racer on your Christmas list then this is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Great articals, inspiring pictures and a very good website as well. Good stuff! $20

Well I think that is a pretty good start to a fantastic Christmas. I would be super chuffed to get any of these things. I hope this will inspire you to go and stuff someone's stockings. And then givem' a gift too....

Thanks for reading.

Rubber side down,

Big E


  1. I suppose it's not proper to stuff my own stocking???

  2. Stuff away Martin! Everyone knows we always buy ourselves some good presents too.