Christmas Gift Ideas for Skateboarders: 15 Great Gifts Every Skater Will Love

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It might seem tricky thinking of gifts for skateboarders – with a sport that requires so little in terms of gear, what can you get them aside from decks, wheels, trucks or bearings?

Well, actually quite a lot. Here are a few ideas to get your inner Father Christmas thinking, all or any of which are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to any skater’s face.

1) Brixton Hoover Jacket – £70

Brixton’s Hoover Jacket is a classic wind cheater.

Founded by a former member of staff at Transworld, Brixton’s whole aesthetic is rooted in skateboarding heritage. Their whole range is simple, understated and stylish and this Hoover jacket is no exception.

It’s basically a waterproof wind-cheater but the cut and little details like the hood toggles set this apart from your average anorak. Anyone would be proud to rock this before or after a session.

You can get hold of the Brixton Hoover Jacket from The Chimp Store.

2) Real Ishod Wair Burnout Deck – £55

Ishod Wair’s pro model Burnout Deck from Real Skateboards.

Hailing from New Jersey in the US, Ishod Wair is not only one of the best street skaters in the world right now. He only turned fully pro for Real in 2011, but just two years later he was named Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year – making him one of the youngest people ever to win the prestigious accolade. This is his pro model and a damn fine deck.

You can get hold of the Real Ishod Wair Burnout Deck from Route One.

3) Independent Forged Titanium Trucks – £96

Independent’s’ Forged Titanium Trucks are super lightweight.

Independent are one of the best-respected truck makers in the business, having been around since the dawn of time (well, 1978). Over the years they’ve perfected their designs. These forged titanium trucks are the lightest they make.

You can get hold of these Independent Trucks from Slam City Skates.

4) Volcom Pablo II Shirt – £55

Volcom’s Pablo II Shirt is a classic flannel.

Volcom are one of those brands that have stayed consistently on point in fashion terms since they first started out in the early 90s. This Pablo II shirt is a classic flannel number that’ll suit any situation from a skate session to a day in the office.

You can get hold of the Pablo II Shirt from

5) Kr3w Klassic Denim – £50

Kr3w’s Klassic Denim jeans would make a great Christmas gift for any skateboarder

Kr3w’s Klassic denim jeans are pretty much exactly what the name suggests. Simple, slim fitting, and stylish they’re also built tough to take the kind of beating that skating deals out.

Get hold of the Kr3w Klassic jeans at Route One.

6) Vans Chima Ferguson Pro Shoe – £55

Chima Ferguson’s pro model shoe from Vans

Chima Ferguson is one of the best-respected skaters in the game at the minute. He’s one of the nominees for Thrasher’s Skater of the Year 2015 thanks to his big bag of tricks and effortless style. This is the likeable Australian’s pro model shoe from Vans, a smart looking classic that channels a sort of boat shoe vibe.

Get hold of the Vans Chima Ferguson pro from

7) Brixton Haft 5 Panel Cap – £35

The Haft is a simple 5-panel cap.

A simple five-panel cap from Brixton clothing in a light grey that will suit everyone. Interesting fact about Brixton, the brand has no connection to the area of south London, but its founder was a huge fan of the Clash. His favourite song? The Guns of Brixton.

Get hold of the Brixton Haft 5-Penal at Route One

8) Element 92 Coach Jacket – £60

The Element 92 Coach Jacket is a simple waterproof.

Element make awesome decks and accessories, but they also make great clothes too. The 92 Coach Jacket is a simple waterproof, with understated styling.

You can get hold of the 92 Coach Jacket from Route One

9) Monokel Robotnik Sunglasses – £85

The Robotnik sunglasses from Monokel. Classy.

Swedish brand Monokel make great eyewear, riffing off classic shapes but putting their own Scandinavian twist on them. The Robotnik’s are a really classy looking pair of shades, especially in this simple black.

You can get hold of Monokel Robotnik’s from the brand’s website.

10) OlloClip Lens – £70

Olloclip’s four in one lens on an iPhone 6.

Olloclip lenses are really neat little devices that make your phone camera far more versatile. Their four-in-one design slips over the top of your phone (you make sure you buy the right model for the device you’re shooting on) and lets you shoot in 10x macro, 15x macro, wide angle or (and this is particularly useful for skateboarders) fisheye.

Almost guaranteed to get your next video or picture more likes on Instagram.

You can get hold of the OlloClip 4-in-1 from their website.

11) Nixon Re-Run Leather Watch – £100

Nixon’s Re-run channels classic 80s digital watches.

This awesome Nixon timepiece draws its styling directly from the 80s. As they put it, it’s reminiscent of “an old calculator from an era when time travel seemed possible, or probable.” Very, very cool.

You can get hold of the OlloClip 4-in-1 from their website.

12) Levi’s 511 Skate Jeans – £68

Levi’s slim fit 511 skate jeans.

Levi’s long heritage means there is nothing they don’t know about making jeans durable, which is great for skating. Their skateboard specific range includes these slim fit 511 jeans, which look great in grey.

You can get hold of Levi’s slim fit 511 jeans from Rollersnakes.

13) Adidas Gonz Signature Shoe – £70

Mark Gonzales’ signature skate shoe.

When Adidas first got into skateboarding around a decade ago, one of their biggest coups was signing Mark Gonzales. The man Transworld called “the most influential skateboarder of all time” has been designing shoes with them ever since. This latest incarnation, in a “surf petrol” colourway is rad.

You can get hold of the Adidas Gonz shoes from Route One.

14) Enjoi Ben Raemers Presidents Deck – £55

Ben Raemers has the Queen on his signature Enjoi deck

The Queen painted in the style of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe is one of our favourite skate graphics of recent times. It’s part of an series of Enjoi signature boards called the Presidents with graphics by Jason Adams.

All the other boards feature legendary American presidents, but Ben Raemers gets the queen because, well he’s from Colchester.

You can get hold of the Ben Raemers signature board from Route One.

15) Volcom 2×4 Black Jeans

Volcom’s 2 x 4 Jeans.

Volcom make classy clothes of all descriptions but their jeans are particularly awesome. These 2 x 4 black jeans are simple, but stylish.

You can get hold of Volcom 2 x 4 Black Jeans from SS20.

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