Here we have it. The ultimate guide to find the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life.
I’ve done a couple of gift guide posts before, but I thought it was time to throw together a “super post” comprised of the very best cycling gifts. 33 no less. That’s right, 33 unique bike present ideas including:
Best Cycling Gifts [By Budget]:
- Best Cycling Gifts under £10
- Best Cycling Gifts under £20
- Best Cycling Gifts under £50
- Best Cycling Gifts under £100
Best Gift Ideas for Cyclists [By Category]
- Cycling Accessories
- Urban Cycling Clothing for Commuters
- Bicycle Art + Decoration
- Bicycle Lights
- Cycling Books
- Funny Cycling Gifts
- Cycling Tools
Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents for cyclists, or Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s, or birthday cycling gifts – this post should have something for everyone who loves to ride a bike – even if they already seem to own every cycling-related possession under the sun. Trust me, there’ll be at least a couple of things in this post that your cyclist definitely doesn’t own.
So, lets crack on. Here’s a pick of cool cycling gift ideas – for all budgets!
Best Cycling Gifts under £10
What is it? Socks with funky prints of bicycles on them. Not “cycling socks” per se, just cotton socks to show your love of the bicycle.
Why get it: At least one pair of socks has to grace every Christmas stocking. Although most socks are lame, the cyclist in your life will have to smile at these.
You may also like: Waterproof Bike Socks
What is it? A clip-on mudguard that stops cyclists from being spattered by dirt during when rides. Keep it in your back and then pop it on and off your bike as needed. Can be wiped clean in just a few seconds.
Why get it: If the back of your cyclist is always getting dirty, this is the cheapest and easiest way to keep them clean.
What is it? A lightweight cover that can easily thrown over a backpack to stop its contents getting wet.
Why get it: If your cyclist is prone to getting caught out in the rain, this cover can protect their backpack contents from getting wet. Especially important if there are valuables like laptops in the bag.
What is it? A bottle opener in the shape of a bicycle. Made from stainless steel.
Why get it: Just look at it! A fun-yet-practical gift that comes in a very cute gift box. This bicycle bottle opener is small and convenient enough to be transported around in case of a bottle-opening emergency.
What is it? This is Mike Carter’s story of cycling 5,000 miles around the British Isles after feeling like he was stuck in a rut. Drunken priests, drag queens and gnome sanctuaries all feature.
Why get it: An inspiring account of adventure on your doorstep. Great for anybody who needs an escape.
You may also like: Epic Bike Rides of the World
Best Cycling Gifts: £10 to £20
What is it? A bike phone holder that can be mounted on the bicycle handlebars. This secure universal design can fit almost any smartphone (4” to 6.7”)
Why get it: Provides easy access to a smartphone when cycling, which is especially handy for checking maps or controlling audio. It takes just a second to add or remove a phone and keeps it securely in place over all terrain.
You may also like: Bike Frame Bag & Smartphone Holder
7. Bike Balls
What is it? Bike balls: the greatest rear bicycle light ever created. Dangling plump red lights that sway beneath the bicycle seat.
Why get it: Ridiculously funny. And safe – it’s important to be seen after all.
What is it? A universal bike mirror that can be easily attached to the end of the handlebars so cyclists can see what’s behind them.
Why get it: No more neck craning at awkward moments, this bicycle mirror is perfect for cyclists that cycle on roads.
What is it? A timeless bicycle bell that oozes style and class. Offers a strong, full-bodied sound. Can be quickly installed on on handlebars with a standard 22mm (1 inch) diameter.
Why get it: Bike bells are a vital piece of cycling kit and are especially important in alerting pedestrians that are unaware of the inbound bicycle. Looks great.
What is it? A chic leather handle that can be attached to the bike frame to help carry a bike upstairs.
Why get it: There are two problems with carry bikes: 1) it’s uncomfortable and 2) you’re very likely to get dirty hands. This handle erradicates both problems.
What is it? Make almost any bike seat more comfy with this gel cover, which is also waterproof to prevent wet bums.
Why get it: If saddle sore is a problem, then this gel cover will make riding much more comfortable.
What is it? A bag that attaches to the top of the bike frame. There is also space for a phone at the front, with the touchscreen still being easy to use through the plastic protective cover.
Why get it: Very handy for carrying small items while riding and also provides easy and safe access to a phone – especially useful for using maps while cycling.
What is it? A cotton t-shirt, which (upside down) says: “If you can read this, I fell off my bicycle.”
Why get it: Guaranteed to raise a laugh. Comes in a range of colours.
What is it? Colourful bike lights that fit in the wheel spokes to generate funky patterns while cycling.
Why get it: Being seen while cycling is very important and there’s no way you can miss these enchanting bike wheel lights that offer up lots of interesting patterns.
What is it? A set of front and rear LED bike lights that can be re-charged via USB. Can be attached and removed from a bike in just a couple of seconds.
Why get it: A convenient set of clip-on bike lights that you keep in your bag or your pocket and then throw quickly on to your bike to provide maximum visibility when cycling. Various lighting settings available.
16. Bicycle Tie
What is it? A premim microfibre tie adorned with charming bicycle symbols.
Why get it: If you’ve got to wear a tie, at least let it have bikes.
What is it? A cast iron sculpture of a racing cyclist, approxing 18.5 x 13.5cm in size.
Why get it: Looks cool. A good addition to a desk or mantel piece.
What is it? A Lonely Planet book detailing 200 of the best places to ride a bike in the world. Includes a range of family-friendly urban rides through to epic adventures of the beaten track.
Why get it: A great source of inspiration for the next cycling adventure.
What is it? A fun cycling quiz card game that puts your encyclopedic Tour de France knowledge to the test. Can be played by two or more players (there’s no real limit to how many players or teams).
Why get it: Great fun – especially among a group of keen cyclists as they battle it to see who should be wearing the yellow jersey of peloton knowledge.
What is it? A 16-in-1 multi-tool built with cyclists in mind. Tools include: Socket Hex Wrench 8/9/10/mm, Slotted Screwdriver, Phillips Screwdriver, Socket Extension Rod, Solid Wrench 8/10/15/mm, Hex Key Wrench 2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm, Spoke Wrench.
Why get it: The ultimate riding companion that will enable a cyclist to fix their bike in pretty much any situation.
You may also like: Rehook Plus: The All-in-One Lightweight Bike Tool
Best Cycling Gifts: £20 to £50
What is it? A super lightweight bike tool that you can use to put your chain back on, tightest knuts and bolts, fix spokes and remove tyres.
Why get it: This tool is so light and compact you keep it in a pocket (or even attach it to your bike) in case of a emergency. Rehook was even successfully funded on Dragon’s Den.
What is it? A waterproof cover for your bicycle that can be locked to prevent it blowing away or being stolen. Lots of colours and designs available.
Why get it: If a bike is left outside for long periods, it’s going to get rusty – which, unsurprisingly, is not good for the bike. This cover will help protect your bicycle from the elements.
What is it? A set of wireless bicycle indicators that can be easily controlled from the system control mounted on the handlebars.
Why get it: Making a turn on a bicycle while signalling with your hands can be challenging. But with a quick press of a button, these indicators will signal for you.
What is it? A bike cleaning kit with every you need to clean and protect the frame, gears, chain and more.
Why get it: Cleaning and maintaining a bike is absolutely vital for the health of the bike and this kit provides everything you need to do so.
What is it? 100% waterproof socks that are also windbroof and breathable. Three-layer sock made from a blend of polyamide, Lycra and Elastine.
Why get it: Wet feet. Urgh.
26. Bicycle Bookends
What is it? Two cast iron bicycle sculpture book ends.
Why get it: A quirky and unique way to keep your library collection looking neat and tidy.
What is it? A vintage bicycle table ornament that doubles up as a desktop clock.
Why get it: A lovely cycling oranment/clock that adds character to any desk or mantel piece.
Best Cycling Gifts: £50 to £100
What is it? A bicycle helmet that not only protects your head but also has built-in Bluetooth, speakers and lights.
Why get it: Gives cyclists a safe way to make and receive calls, listen to music and increase visibility at night.
What is it? Foldylock Compact is the lightest folding bike lock in its category and can easily be attached to your bike.
Why get it: This is a Sold Secure folding lock that is both light and compact – making it ease to carry during rides.
Why get it: Built for cyclists. Keeps them dry, but is light enough so they don’t get too hot. Also has lots of reflective detailing to ensure they’re seen in low light.
What is it? A compact tool kit for unexpected bike repairs that may be needed during a journey. This kit contains the Rehook tool that gets your chain back on in 3 seconds without touching it, a glueless puncture repair kits, several tools bits for all the nuts and bolts, a tyre lever, a mini bike pump and more.
Why get it: Sometimes bicycle journeys don’t go to plan, but this neat kit will get your cyclist back on the road in no time.
Best Cycling Gifts: Over £100
What is it? A suit… you can cycle in. Seriously.
Ministry of Supply have created a stunning range of office-friendly suits that also feel great when you ride your bike. The suits are extremely stretchy and are made from lightweight and breathable material so you don’t get unnecessarily sweaty as you ride.
Why get it: Ride in comfort to the office and look great all-day without the need for a spare change of clothes. This suit even set a Guinness World Record.
What is it? A super stylish backpack by day and an unmissable reflective backpack by night.
Why get it: The ultimate bag for any style-concious bike commuters. This weatherproof Rapha backpack is a real thing of beauty and can make sure you’re seen when cycling at night.
Best Gifts For Cyclists Who Have Everything
If you’re looking for gift ideas for cyclists, there are plenty of items the list that will sort you out.
The ultra-lightweight aluminium bike pump or the smartphone bike mount would be perfect gifts for cycling enthusiasts or as gifts for commuters, while the wireless bicycle indicators and the padded bike seat cover are also among the coolest bike gadgets and best gifts for cyclists.
Gifts for Bicycle Enthusiasts
Also some of the best cycling themed gifts on the list include the waterproof cycling overtrousers, the padded bike seat cover and the ass saver foldable mud guard, all of which would also be brilliant bicycle gifts.
Or if you’re looking for personalised cycling gifts, the bike keyring or bicycle ornament is a bit more of a niche cycling gift experience and would make great bike presents for cyclists.
Christmas Presents For Cyclists
If you’re after Christmas presents for cyclists, this will help you find the perfect bike gift – whether you’re looking for something practical or something more humorous to amuse your friend or relative, there are plenty of present ideas for cyclists on the list.
Gifts for Cycling Enthusiasts
Both books, ‘One Man and His Bike’ and ‘How To Build a Bike’ would definitely make good cycling Christmas presents, while biking accessories gift ideas like the vintage brass bicycle bell or the bike frame and smartphone holder would also be nice Xmas gifts for cyclists.
Xmas Gifts for Bicycle Riders
Birthday Gifts For Cyclists
Or, if it’s birthday gifts for cyclists you’re on the lookout for, there is much to choose from for this, too.
For cheap gifts for cyclists, the waterproof shoe covers will cost you less than £10, as will the neat cycling coaster or the elephant cycling print, the colourful bicycle print or the retro bicycle bike print.
As you will hopefully find, there are great deal of weird and wonderful birthday gifts for cyclists in the UK here.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Cyclists
For cycling gifts for dad, smart cycling ties make great cycle gifts, as would the trendy bicycle socks or the urban cycling jeans
Cycling Gifts For Men
Similarly, the waterproof cycling socks or shoe covers would make great cycling presents for him, no matter what the occasion.
Cycling Gifts for Him
Not only these, but the bicycle print T-shirt or the eight-in-one bike cleaning kit are also items to consider when looking for cycling gifts for men. Indeed, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you look for bike gifts for him.
Cycling Gifts For Women
On the other hand, if you’re in the market for cycling gifts for her, why not buy the star bike beads so she can make her bicycle look much more artful and decorative?
Elsewhere, the vintage hand-drawn bicycle coasters, the bicycle coffee cup holder or the colourful bike mug would also make superb cycling gifts for women.
Funny Cycling Gifts
And finally, should you find yourself wanting some novelty cycling gifts, there’s loads of great ideas for these on the list, too.
Novelty Bike Gifts
The classic bicycle horn, or the bike balls lights (seriously – ball bag bike lights!) make great funny cycling gifts, or you can buy the ‘build your own bike’ mini-model which is one of the best quirky cycling gifts and presents for bike lovers and one that also passes as a bicycle ornament once built.
That’s not all, though. You can pick up a ‘middle-aged man in lycra’ bath and oil set, the metal bicycle clock ornament, or the happy cycling T-shirt 9 – which are yet more interesting gifts for bike riders.
My Top 5 Favourite Gifts for Cyclists
Cycling Gift FAQs:
What is a good gift for a cyclist?
It really depends on the cyclist. New or beginner cyclists can benefit a great deal from some handy cycling accessories (such as an all-in-one bike tool like Rehook Plus). However, more experienced cyclists will likely already have all of the main tools and accessories they need, in which case they may enjoy a fancy new cycling gadget (such as a smart bike helmet) or even a bicycle culture gift, such as a cycling book or piece of cycling art.
How to gift wrap a bike?
Gift wrapping a bicycle is notoriously hard. However, there are some easy solutions. You can now find specialised bike gift bags and extra-large gift wrapping, which make it a lot easier to wrap a bike.
What’s the best gift for a cyclist who has everything?
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