One of my best friends is an avid cyclist. I know that he would appreciate nothing more than receiving a thoughtful gift. He would love a gift that is themed around his passion. That means I have found myself in a position where I have to come up with brand new ideas of delivering a new gift within the same theme. The only rule that I stick to when looking for these bicycle gifts is that they must always be of use. I want him to have something that he will continue to derive value from going forward. The task is not as simple as it seems with my experience of having successfully done this for years. I couldn’t be better placed to offer you some pointers. That is the purpose of this article. It will help you find some of my favourite bike-themed gifts.
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Finding the right gift can be challenging. If we had to boil it down to a few core things that you cannot afford to get wrong, it would be sticking to the theme. By sticking to the theme, you would also remember that it is worth getting a gift that is of use. That way, even if you get it wrong, they would still be able to use it.
OUR TOP PICK
Giving someone this kind of tool makes it convenient for the next person to maintain and repair the bike. The tools are more than enough for basic maintenance. The CNC machined steel tool bits do not get rusty and are quite functional. The material used is meant to last longer, and you will not have to replace it anytime soon. Besides that it does not carry any special message like a piece of jewellery, it gives your friend or loved one a package of 17 pieces that include a gauge, hex key, chain tool and bottle opener that guarantees one a well-functioning bike. You can also use this tool for adjustments. Quality tools are offered in this package.
- Includes a slim bag
- 17 pieces
- It can be a bit wide for tight spaces on a bike
The sizes range from small to 3XL meaning almost everyone can have a perfect size no matter how big or small a person is. Solid colours are made up of 100% cotton, and heather colours have 50% of polyester. It is a matter of preference in colour and material that determines what you are going to buy. This is a gift that you can give a cyclist. It can be a man or a woman. It is lightweight and a double-needle sleeve. The fabric is quite soft and makes you feel comfortable.
- Multiple sizes
- Double-needle sleeve
- Simple gift (nothing special)
It is ideal when you are a mountain bike rider. The fabric is soft and comfortable when you are wearing a t-shirt. Only solid colours are 100% cotton. This might force you to choose the colour which is not of your choice as you consider the material used. The rest have a certain percentage of polyester. You can safely wash the t-shirt with a machine. It does not feel heavy when you are wearing it. It has a bottom hem that makes sure that the t-shirt does not roll-up when wearing it.
- Multiple sizes
- Not too thick
- Not too thin
- Perfect fit
- For mountain bikes
- Only solid colours are 100% cotton.
Affection through creativity is expressed through this necklace. A message is sent using a piece of jewellery. It can be very good if you have a loved one to give who is into cycling. It is a lovely cycle gear that can be ideal for women cyclists. It is made up of stainless steel which lasts longer. It also comes with an inspirational card and envelope. This is so heart-warming that whoever you have to give that as a present will be very happy. It even motivates beginners or a rider who was about to give up.
- Stainless steel
- 90-Day No-Risk return policy
- Fitness jewellery with quote card
- Ideal for women
- Makes a perfect gift
- Good quality
- Only for women
It is durable and light in weight. It is effortless to use. The bristles that come with the kit are quite sturdy as they easily remove dirt between cassette cogs and derailleur areas. These areas easily get dirty because of dust and mud when it is on a rainy day. The brushes are made explicitly for different parts of the bike. The kit has an ergonomically designed handle for a perfect comfortable grip. Basic maintenance is guaranteed the very moment you purchase this kit. You can use it to clean your household items at home. This is a six-piece bike cleaning kit that includes a mitt, scrappers, brushes, bristles and a duster cloth. It works on any type of bike.
- Easy to remove dirt
- Ergonomic design
- Works on all bikes
- The tire cleaning bristles could have been more durable
This book can be very inspiring to older people who have given up on riding or who have spent more time indoors. It can get through an older man’s mind getting rid of all the negative energy. It takes you through all the tips on how to ride better on hilly areas, tough terrains and in extreme weather. Cycling can be challenging more than what we think. It takes a reading journey for one to face all the challenges and get back on track. The writer takes older riders his journey so that they get to experience the fears and shortcomings as well so that you heal and get up the same way Don Petterson did. You might not even worry yourself about a partner or group. You can even make it solo.
- Good read
- Real story
- Reading can be boring
When you have this kind of a gift, you are guaranteed of a convenient handlebar bag that makes your riding fun. It is made up of durable, waterproof material. You do not have to be worried about your smartphone and other items getting wet on a rainy day. You can even take your calls and listen to your music without even taking out your phone from the bag. The Sun Visor protects you from the sun and maintains your visibility.
You have a clear view of your screen and access a touch screen. Very little effort is needed to use it. It has a large carrying capacity. You can adjust the bag using the Velcro straps.
- Large carrying capacity
- Double zipper
- Sun Visor
- Sensitive TPU screen
- Calls and music can distract the cyclist
This is 16 in 1 package of multi-functional pieces that are used to repair and maintain a bike. It is made up of different types of hexagon wrench, socket spanners, flat wrench, screwdriver and an extension rod. The tool is lightweight and small. You can even keep it in your pockets. It is meant to stay longer. It is made up of high-quality carbon steel and ABS material.
The design is stylish enough to make a good gift. The tool does not only come with tire tube patches, but they are glueless. The black bike tool bag allows you to carry more repairing tools.
- 16 in 1 tool
- Tire patch levers
- High-quality rubber material
- Repair and maintenance
- Small and lightweight
- The tool can be difficult to use in tight spaces
You need to decide if you just want a bag or a bag that completely covers your bike. Yes, a present can come in any form, but it has to be satisfactory in function and heart-warming in appearance. If one prefers a thin bag, that is the perfect gift one can have. Its durability is questionable. It is big enough to secure a bike. It can, however, rip anytime just in case a sharp object gets on its way. You can even use it to carry items that you might need on holiday. It is not only used on bikes, but you can use it to carry large items such as scooters and a television. It is meant for any oversized object.
- For oversized objects
- You can use it for holidays
- Can be great for camping
- It can be used to carry a scooter
Giving someone this kind of gift can be motivational without the giver noticing. It is made up of high-quality materials. It is easy to attach on to a bike under the bike top tube. You can adjust it to your desired size using Velcro straps. This is great in giving a personalised fit. A big zipper allows you to have easy access to your items. The zipper closure is meant to last longer. It does not allow water inside and does not get affected by water. The polyester material used is quite durable. It can fit smaller items such as your smartphone, small bike pump and power bank.
- Great for storage
- Inner netting
- Universal mounting
- Adjustable straps
- The stitches could have been better
The jacket is a good gift that can keep a rider warm in winter due to the fact that it has soft fleece inside. It has three layers of fabric that guarantee your warmth even in snowy areas. It feels so comfortable that you will not feel any extra weight on your body. It is made up of 85% polyester and 15% spandex. The top layer is windproof due to the fact that it has a windbreaker surface that gets rid of moisture and makes the jacket breathable as the second layer comes. An elastic hem makes the jacket secure and tight enough not to disturb you when riding your bike. There is enough storage as it comes with two pockets. You are highly visible during the night because of the reflective materials on front and back. It stretches so that if you are a bit bigger, you can easily fit without returning.
- Thermal softshell
- Comfortable in winter
- Elastic hem
- Two pockets
- You have to be careful when it comes to size
The setup is very easy for someone who can be just given without researching or being aware of more details about the product. You only have to install the batteries, pair the computer, install the seat, install the sensor, the magnets and finally position the computer. The LCD makes you access your data. These include distance and speed. It is compatible with most bikes but cannot work with some electric-assist bikes. It is very easy to install, as the instructions are easy to follow. It is wireless and waterproof. The green and white colour make the display visible.
- Multi-function LCD Backlight Display
- Operates in two modes
- Gives you distance and speed
- Sensor installation
- Cannot be compatible with some electric-assist bicycles
It is not about the love of pizza as such, but it is the bike design that makes a difference. This makes a good gift for a bike lover and a pizza lover as well. It is made up of premium stainless steel material that is resistant to rust. The edge is both non-slip and sharp at the same time. The fact that it is resistant to rust makes it durable. The handle makes the cutter stable thereby enhancing the grip of the handle. It is straightforward to clean and wash, as well. You only need water and liquid soap. This cutter makes it more fun when you are having pizza, especially as a group or family. The sharp blades make the cutting even easy for some pastries.
- Stainless steel blades
- It has a stand
- Great for a vacation
- For pizza lovers
- It might not be useful to cyclists who do not like pizza
Earrings can be quite elegant for a female rider. They are made up of sterling silver that is very good when it comes to jewellery. The rubber stoppers are not that big, which can be irritating and painful. They secure your earrings. They come with a polishing cloth to keep them shiny. Care instructions do accompany the earrings so that you stay safe and stylish at the same time. They are made by hand, which fascinates a lot more people than machine-made. The earrings do not face the same side.
- Sterling silver
- Rubber stoppers
- Polishing cloth
- Care instructions
- Handmade mailer
- Complete set
- For ladies
This guide can take you through the whole process of fixing a bike. Tolls do come with instructions, but they might not be clear enough for users. With the aid of diagrams, you can easily understand the guide. The colourful interior makes the guide visible and readable. You can use it in shady areas. The guide is more organised than some booklets. You are taught on how to deal with basics, easy shifting, wheels, overhauls, speed systems and troubleshooting. I highly recommend this guide to beginners as it is an excellent resource.
- Repair and maintenance guide
- Fix flat tires
- More advanced
- Two-colour interior
- Hand-drawn illustrations
- It cannot be easy for slow readers
The tool is made up of twenty pieces that you can use to fix any part of your bike as well as other home used items. It is not very big, and it can fit your pockets as it is relatively compact and portable. You cannot stress yourself on how to carry it around with you on a bike as it is lightweight. It is made up of premium stainless steel which is anti-rust and easy to polish. The perfect shape complements the functionality of the tool. You can even use it to maintain other electrical gadgets. It has a 12-month warranty.
- Stainless steel
- Premium material
- Can work on other domestic items
- Resistant to rust
- It is a bit difficult to use in tight areas
The fact that both the heel and the toe is reinforced make them great socks for everyday use. They are a great combination of cotton, polyester and spandex, which makes them a high-quality product. They are thicker than standard socks. The socks are a product of a heat press that makes them durable enough. Sublimation inks did wonders to the stylish design visible on the socks. The multiple sizes give you a wide range of sizes to choose from. You do not have to buy an extra pair for office use as they are quite versatile.
- Reinforced heel
- Reinforced toe
- Machine wash
- Ranges from size 7 to 12
- Great for everyday use
- Specifically for men
You might be wondering if it is even possible to have a simple product that is stylish at the same time. Yes, the Berry product gives a great balance to both characteristics. It is quite natural and authentic in the manner in which it was handmade. The personalisation made on the craft is quite remarkable. It can be used in a café, study room as well as a bar. Making iron crafts out of your hands is very inspirational and sophisticated. Fashion best describes the craft.
- Iron wires
- Handicraft work
- The metal can be cold
A statue is quite elegant to give someone as a gift. Even if you do not have a lot of money, it makes you feel honoured when it is coming from a giver. You feel special and wanted. It draws you closer to the giver since you can keep it somewhere closer where you can see it every day. This can be your office desk or your dressing table. It is lovely to the eye. The metallic finish makes it stronger than expected. It is moulded by polyresin which lasts longer on a statue.
- It has dynamic connotations about cycling
- The idea for a desk
- Metallic finish
- It has to be kept where you see it every day
It is made up of stainless steel which is meant to last longer. The sharp blades make the cutting easier and funny. The handle is smooth and firm which improves grip on a pizza cutter. The blades are not only good on pizza cutting but on any type of pastry. It does not give hard times cleaning. You only need water and liquid dishwashing soap to get rid of all those stains. This item can be a bit distant if you have no time to spend in the kitchen. However, it can be used as a decoration on the table so that you are reminded of cycling every time you have dinner, breakfast and lunch.
- Dual cutting wheels
- Kitchen gadget
- Stainless steel material
- Simple base
- Only for pizza lovers
What do you make of the idea of pairing one thing that they like with something else? That is often the recipe for an incredible gift. A bike lover who loves cooking could receive a bike-themed cooking set. We have selected a wide range of bicycle gifts above. Which one would you say does it for you? It is worth reiterating that the importance of finding a gift that whoever you are buying it for will use. That can be done by considering their other interests. If in doubt, be sure to refer to our top pick.