Teenagers and parents get along about as well as snowboarders and skiers did in the 90s. That is to say occasionally, but never in public.
But if you need to buy something for that teenage nest of vipers in your life this Christmas you can’t go wrong with this list of our favourite gifts for snow and adventure-loving almost adults. Just don’t expect them to thank you, if they wear it rather than eBaying it, you’ve done good. Leave it at that.
1) Salomon Gypsy Grom Snowboard, £180
If it’s good enough for Team GB’s Olympic Bronze Medallist and wonder rider Jenny Jones, then its Grom version will definitely get you in the good books with the snowboarding teen in your life.
As Hannah Bailey of Neon Stash who tested the board for Whitelines said: “This board is made for both piste-charging and park laps with your friends, and is always a fun ride.” Read the full review of the Gypsy board for Whitelines here.
2) Roxy Free Style Jacket, £72
This Roxy Free Style jacket looks so lovely and snug like a pillow that it makes us want to stop compiling this gift list and take a nap on the part of our screen on which it currently sits.
But we won’t, instead we’ll tell you it’s warm, bright and the hood is removable according to the wearer’s whim. A great gift.
3) Hiplok Lite Superbright, £49.99
If you’re buying a present for a teenager who isn’t so into riding their bike while wearing reflective clothing, this new line of Superbright Hiplok locks is what you should get them.
The locks are very light and easy to wear around the waist but also thick and sturdy enough to deter all but the most determined thieves. Best of all they’re wrapped in non-lame looking reflective fabric.