Christmas Gift Ideas for BMXers: 15 Great Gifts Every Rider Will Love
So, you love BMX but have no idea what you want for Christmas, or you know someone who loves BMX and have no idea what to get them.
Well, worry no longer. You're in the right place. We've compiled a guide of awesome presents for the passionate BMXer, from cheap and cheerful stocking fillers to full-on gifts that will never be forgotten.
From t-shirts and headphones to grips, pedals and bikes. There's something for everyone in here...
1) Nike Takedo SB Black/White Shoes, £44.99
You don't need over-the-top flash on your feet. You don't want something that shouts 'I'm in need of attention". What you are after, is something subtly smart and stylish, and that does the job to perfection.
Enter the Nike Takedo. It's simple. It's effective. It's timeless!
2) Haro Bikes Original Tee, $22
We’re big fans of the Haro Bikes Original t-shirt range. Understated style is what it’ all about here!
A smart purchase for the BMX-lover in your life who can never have enough gear. Not over the top, not trying too hard. Look smart on the bike.
3) United 2016 Supreme Bike, £339.99
If you're lucky enough to be getting a new set of wheels for Christmas and are wondering what to settle on - take a look at the United Supreme 2016. It's a great entry-level offering, well built with a tonne of features.
4) BMX Sweatshirt – Subrosa Maui Waui Crew Sweat, $39.99
"A tropical place where the stress is low, just kick back and let the good vibes flow," tell Subrosa. Looking pretty good to us, with a sweet design to set you apart while you ride.
5) BMX Headphones – Sony AS200 In-Ear Sports Headphones, £11.84
Controversial perhaps, but listening to music when you ride can give you that extra stoke you need to get going – obviously depending on what kind of riding you’re doing.
If you are looking for some good headphones that will far from break the bank, you can do a lot worse than the AS200’s from Sony. They’re designed to clip around your ears for a secure fit, so they won’t fall out, and the sound quality is a lot better than you’d expect for a sub-£20 headphone.
6) G-Form Pro-X Knee Pads, £31.99+
Pads ain’t that cool, you’re right. But neither is breaking your ankles, knees, legs, wrists and not being able to ride BMX again. Bailing is part of life in BMX. If you don’t spend much time on the floor, you’re probably not trying hard enough.
But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sore. G-Form knee protection slips on underneath your jeans or shorts. If you’ve got jeans on people won’t even know they’re there. And they could save you or your loved one a hell of a lot of pain.
7) Thunder Mainline Patch Beanie, £17.99
A simple but awesome product from Thunder. A cool design with stitched patch on the front. Keep your head on for those winter night rides and keep you from wearing a cap that'll inevitably fall off any time you do anything.
8) Shadow Palladium Backpack, £69.99
You know when you see someone with a cool rucksack and you think? When did rucksacks become cool. It's about time I got a cool rucksack.
Well, now's your chance. Get this Shadow Palladium backpack on your Christmas list. It looks sick, it holds your stuff, even has a storage area for a laptop, and it's high quality. Be the guy/girl with the cool backpack.
9) Valentino Nylon Pedals, £15.99
The design is slim, the material is strong and grippy, and the colour options let you choose from being overly flashy to stylishly understated. These are good-looking, high-quality pedals, and a great gift for someone for under 20 quid.
10) Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro Black/Pewter, £56.99
There's a whole load of tech that goes into those Vans shoes too - so you know you're getting high quality designed to absorb the impact of your riding and provide grip and comfort.
11) BSD Dan Paley Slims Grips, £7.99
"Dan Paley is really fussy when it comes to grips, not too fat, not too thin, not too squishy, the list goes on. The Dan Paley Slims are just right."
...And they come in four colours too, so you can take your pick to match your ride. A great present for someone who likes to customise.
12) Vans Torrey Jacket, £55.99
An awesome addition to the wardrobe this winter for someone who is going to be riding in cold conditions. A smart look, a fleeced inside, a water repellent shell and a turn down collar. Fashion and function all in one.
13) Federal Royale Mid Seat, £31.99
Available in a variety of colours, we love the look of the Federal Leather Camo seat. If you’re buying a gift for someone who likes to ride around in style, this is a winner. A classic fat shape with a 3D logo and of course, comfortable.
14) The Bell Reflex Helmet, £56.99
Okay, so the very idea of a BMX helmet is controversial to many, but if you are going to wear one, you'll be thankful for giving the Bell Reflex a second look. A street-inspired helmet that implements less is more and has a whole lot of comfort, this passes our tests on all fronts.
15) Cult 5 Panel Face Camper Hat, £19.99
The Cult logo on the front, one size fits all. Simple, stylish, a solid addition to any BMXer's wardrobe this Christmas.