Can you believe it's only ten days 'til Christmas?
Before you start having a total mindfuck over how little Christmas shopping you've done, sit down. Have a cup of tea. Read this post.
We can (pretty much) guarantee that the female skiier or snowboarder in your life will love one of these gifts for Christmas. Whether it's a new board or a pair of rad gloves, we've got the goods.
Interested? Read on...
Westbeach Dolly Parka
If, like me, you're one of those women who doesn't particularly warm to short, tightly fitted ski or snowboard jackets, then this is the one for you.
Westbeach have reshaped their parka to make it longer and baggier than before without making you look like a teenage park rat (win!) It's super warm and has a serious waterproof and breathability rating up to 10,000mm/gm.
Burton Day Hiker
Did you know that you really shouldn't wear a regular backpack when skiing or snowboarding?
Regular backpacks don't have waist straps which means if you get caught in an avalanche it could get pulled over your head and suffocate you. Not nice.
You're better off buying a rider specific backpack like this 23 litre number from Burton. It's got a rad pattern plus vertical board carry straps, fleece lined goggle pocket, padded laptop sleeve and internal shovel pocket.
Nikita Toto Hat
Stay toasty this winter with a rad hat from Icelandic women's snow brand, Nikita.
The rounded cuff will keep your ears super warm, plus it comes in a cool array of colours.
T2 Nitro Avalanche Rescue Package
Any seasonaire or aspiring backcountry rider will need a proper avalanche safety kit.
This one from BCA has everything you will need - including a Tracker2™ avalanche transceiver, a B-2 EXT shovel, and a Stealth 270 probe.
The beeper is super easy to use and is a bestseller in North America. The probe is really light and collapsible, as is the shovel.
Dragon APX Goggles
Dragon goggles are up there with some of the best in the world. We're loving their frameless range - you great some seriously great peripheral vision.
If you want to get this wicked tye-die strap arrangement, make sure you choose the tye-die/gold ion and yellow blue ion one.
Stance Supernova Socks
OK, no one really sees your socks apart from you. But that doesn't stop you wanting them in sick patterns.
We really like these snow socks from Stance with warm merino wool blend plus elastic arch and ankle support for when you're riding.
Salomon Gypsy Snowboard
We've been drooling over this board for month's now. The Salomon Gypsy is Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Jones' signature board.
It's a soft flexible board, specifically designed for park riders. But you don't have to be a high-end park slayer to appreciate this board. It's light and surprisingly stable as this style of board goes.
If you want a more in detail review, read this excellent one on Whitelines.
Neff Daily Wild Raz Watch
This isn't the kind of watch you'll want if you're looking for something high-end and techy. However, if you just want something fun that tells the time (who doesn't?) then this Neff watch is ideal.
It comes in a crazy variety of colour combos, with the Raz being our personal favourite. They say it's a men's watch but we think it is pretty unisex.
Mons Royale Leggings
They might be pricey but these leggings from New Zealand company Mons Royale are some of the most stylish thermals around.
They're made from merino wool. This means they not only keep you super warm, they also have anti-bacterial properties which ensures they don't hold onto smells after you've spent a day riding...
Black Crows Ova Birdie Skis
Black Crows have just launched their new ski range for women - and it's looking pretty great.
The Ova Birdie range is a great ski that handles the piste nicely as well as powder. It comes in a rad array of colour schemes, plus tall girls will love the fact that sizes range from 162cm to 178cm.
Kirsteen Stewart Snood
This super soft lambswool snood is hand-knitted in Scotland. We're a big fan of the houndstooth-style design.
Kirsteen tells us that her Orkney studio is full of dedicated female surfers/snowboarders who wear the products themselves. No surprise that we love them too then!
Celtek Vera Gloves
If you're going riding for more than two days this year, you're going to need a decent pair of gloves.
This pair from Celtek are super insulated and have a removable X Static liner that means you can work a touchscreen phone without freezing your digits off.
Part of what we love about Celtek is the crazy patterns their gloves come in. These Mesa Sunrise ones are too cool.