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34 Top Holiday Gifts for Cyclists

Cycling enthusiasts can be a unique bunch when it comes to gift-giving. Whether you’re shopping for a male or female cyclist, there are numerous thoughtful options that can enhance their riding experience and show your appreciation for their passion. But these don’t need to be gifts! Maybe you will find a gizmo or gadget that will just make your cycling life easier.

Before delving into the best gifts, let’s explore how to shop for cyclists and what to avoid.

How to Shop for Cyclists

Understand Their Riding Style

Consider the type of cycling your gift recipient enjoys. Are they into road biking, mountain biking, or commuting? The type of cycling can greatly influence the kind of gear and accessories they’ll appreciate.

Check Their Gear

Take a sneaky peak and make a note of the gear they already have. Cyclists are often particular about their equipment, so finding out what they need or want can prevent duplicate items.

Consider Safety

Safety is paramount for cyclists. Gifts such as high-visibility clothing, quality helmets, or advanced lighting systems can contribute to their well-being on the road.

Size Matters

If you’re considering clothing or accessories, ensure you know the right size. Cyclists appreciate gear that fits well and enhances their comfort during rides.

Upgrades and Accessories

Think about upgrading their existing equipment. Upgrades like a new set of handlebar grips, pedals, or a comfortable saddle can make a significant difference in their riding experience. Take a look around their bike and see what’s looking a bit scraped up or tatty and give them a surprise by replacing or upgrading their bike kit and show you care.

What NOT to Buy for Cyclists

Cheap, Poor-Quality Gear

Cyclists often prefer quality over quantity. Avoid low-quality gear that may compromise their safety or performance.

Non-Cycling Related Items

While thoughtful, gifts unrelated to cycling might not resonate as much. Stick to items that enhance their passion for riding.

Generic Clothing

Cycling clothing is specific to the sport, and generic athletic wear might not provide the necessary features like moisture-wicking or aerodynamics.

Now, let’s explore the best gifts for both male and female cyclists.

Inexpensive Gifts for Cyclists

1. Wera Tools HEX Key Set

Wera Tools 05073593001 950 SPKL/9 SM N SB Long ARM HEX Key Set, One Size, Multi

Amazon: $38.39

This hex L-key set is high quality with color coded, convenient plastic sleeve. This ensures that the tool is quickly to hand and the ergonomic and pleasant handle is easy on the hands even at low temperatures. This makes for a colorful practical gift for the cyclist in your life.

2. Crank Brothers Multitool

Crankbrothers Multi Tool M 19 Matte Black Red

Amazon: $38.39

This multitool has a lifetime guarantee so you know it will last. When weight and space are at a premium, the best option and really the only option for riders who want true utility, is the M19. Crank Brothers wants to have your back whenever and wherever you need it. Simply put, the M19 is durable, tough and built to withstand every trail and every mile.

3. LED Cycling Saddle Bag with Turn Signal Direction Indicator Light 

FANCYWING LED Cycling Saddle Bag/Bicycle Underseat Bag w/Reflective Turn Signal Direction Indicator Light - Lightweight, Waterproof, Safe for Bicycle at Night…

Amazon: $29.98

This turn signal tail bag can not only work as a bicycle safety warning light and bike turn signals, but also work perfectly as a standalone saddle bag, together with smart remote control, easily control the right/left/forward turn signal and flashlight, provide great safety for use during nighttime or rainy day.

Easy to assemble on the bicycle. This is the must have accessory for night cyclists.

This unique saddle bag is equipped with reflective strips and LED lights, highly visible and safe at night. The LED pattern on the bag will respond to the signal received from the remote controller, which attracts the passengers’ and drivers’ attention. It is easy to install and remove, perfect for cycling at night.

4. Muc-Off Wash, Protect and Lube Kit

Muc Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit - Must-Have Kit to Clean, Protect and Lube Your Bike - Includes Bike Cleaner, Bike Protect, Brushes and More

Amazon: $124.95

This is another Muc-Off kit because we know it’s the best!

Looking for the perfect gift for the bike fanatic in your life? Or just a great value treat for yourself? Then look no further. At Muc-Off, they know that a clean bike is a fast bike. By cleaning your bike regularly, you’ll keep muck and grime at bay which will make your bike more efficient and reduce the likelihood of mechanical problems.

To help you out, they have developed a range of gnarly bike cleaning kits that make bike maintenance a breeze. The Muc-Off Wash, Protect and Lube Kit covers all the bases when it comes to cleaning and protecting your bike. This kit isn’t style specific – so it’s jam-packed with all the essentials for any rider, from MTB shredders to daily commuters.

The kit contains a bottle of our infamous pink Nano Tech Bike Cleaner for an unrivalled all-over clean and a can of MO-94 for the ultimate in multi-purpose bike sprays! As if that wasn’t enough, this kit also contains a bottle of our Dry Chain Lube so that you can prime your links for peak performance!

5. Brooks Saddle Spares – Proofide

Brooks Saddle Spares - Proofide 50g

Amazon: $20.49

This is a great stocking stuffer if your main present is a Brooks leather saddle or the cyclist in your life already has a Brooks saddle.

Proofide is the only substance that should be used to care for your Brooks Leather Saddle, specially formulated from natural ingredients to condition, preserve, and showerproof.

6. Otter Cage by Portland Design Works

Portland Design Works | Otter Cage, Brown

Amazon: $25.00

Who wouldn’t like to look down and see a cuddly otter when they are cycling? This is a great stocking stuffer for all cyclists and will put a smile on their face when they unwrap it. It comes in brown and grey.

7. ROCKBROS Top Tube Bike Bag

ROCKBROS Top Tube Bike Bag Bicycle Front Frame Bag Bike Accessories Pouch Compatible with iPhone 14/13/12 Pro Galaxy S22/S21

Amazon: $23.99

This practical little bag is great for holding your gels, bars and phone on the open road or on your indoor bike.

8. assos Chamois Cream

assos Chamois Cream (6.76 Ounce)

Amazon: $25.92

ASSOS’ legendary chamois crème is a pre-ride necessity that reduces friction-caused irritation, rehydrates and replenishes the skin, and minimizes the risk of saddle sores.

Best Cyclist Gifts for Men

9. Smartwool Men’s Bike Zero Cushion Merino Wool Crew Socks

Smartwool Men's Bike Zero Cushion Merino Wool Crew Socks, Twilight Blue, Large

Amazon: $24.20

These socks are made of merino wool and are thinner and softer than regular wool, it’s easy to wear next to skin. Each fiber transports sweat away as a vapor (we tested it ourselves) and regulates body temperature to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.

Go far, feel good with thoughtful tech to keep you riding comfortably — a Virtually Seamless Toe with a flat knit seam offers added comfort while Indestructawool tech provides enhanced durability.

These are a great gift and an added benefit is they don’t smell even after a mega ride!

10. ROCKBROS Mens Cycling Bike Pant

ROCKBROS Men and Womens Cycling Bike Pants Quick-Dry Outdoor Mountain Running Hiking Gear Black'' }

Amazon: $43.99

ROCKBROS windproof cycling pants are made of high-quality polyester material, soft and comfortable, and the elastic fabric won’t cause any trouble when you cycle. The windproof material on the front of the pants provides strong protection to your leg, the back adopts lightweight breathable fabric keep your leg fresh and cool.

Highlight reflective strips of the bike pants provide a safe night riding. The side zipper pockets ensure your important items safe and not worry about falling out even during strenuous riding.

11. Castelli Men’s Competizione Cycling Shorts 

Castelli Men's Competizione Short for Road and Gravel Biking l Cycling - Black - Large

Amazon: $119.99

The Competizione offers pro-level comfort for all rides on the road or trial. The KISS AIR2 chamois provide the perfect amount of comfort whether on a long or short ride. The main panels use Castelli’s Vortex fabric for optimal aerodynamics, breathability, and comfort. Castelli uses a tighter Pro Lycra for better compression, stretch, and rebound. Flat-lock stitching makes seams comfortable while GIRO4 leg gripper with raw edge provides comfort and a silicone stripe provides grip. This is an ideal gift to upgrade anyone’s biking wardrobe.

Best Cyclist Gifts for Women

12. Silver Cyclists Earrings

Sterling Silver Bicycle Earrings - Cyclist, Bike Lover Gift - Handmade, Solid .925

Amazon: Price not available

These are solid silver handmade earrings and make a perfect gift for anyone who loves their bike.

13. Cyclist Cosmetic Bag

BDPWSS Cycling Gift Cyclist Gift Bicyclists Gift Cycopath Definition Makeup Bag For Biker Rider Gift Bike Lover Gift (Cycopath Defin)

Amazon: $14.89

This cosmetic bag is a must for the cyclist in your life to keep all of their cosmetics in including the all-important lip balm.

14. Women’s Compression Socks

NEWZILL Medical Compression Socks for Women and Men Circulation 20-30 mmHg Best Compression Stockings for Running Athletic Travel Flight Nurses Rainbow

Amazon: $16.99

You simply can’t go wrong with compression socks, and these look good too! Compression socks are great to put on after a hard day in the saddle and these colorful compression socks can help reduce blood pooling in the legs and speed up the return of blood to the heart. Stimulating blood flow helps improve oxygen delivery to your muscles, which speeds up muscle recovery, helps prevent cramping, swelling, spider veins, and circulation issues.

15. Women’s Cycling Gloves

DuShow Cycling Gloves Women Half Finger Gel Padded Bike Gloves for Women Cycling Mountain Road Bicycle Biking Fingerless Gloves Anti-Slip Shock-Absorbing Bicycle Short Gloves(Pink,M)

Amazon: $16.99

The key to choosing the right cycling cloves is to ensure they have gel pads on the palms, and these have gel in abundance. Gel helps you feel comfortable when cycling and are great for road cycling and mountain biking.

16. Women’s Cycling Jersey

AOGDA Cycling Jerseys Women Bike Shirts Bicycle Jacket Team Biking Tights Clothing (00006A, Medium)

Amazon: $29.99

This cycling jersey is great value for money and looks great. It features Coolmax technology to keep riders cool even in the hottest weather. We still can’t believe the price and makes a great stocking stuffer.

17. MY KILOMETRE Womens Cycling Bike Bib Shorts

MY KILOMETRE Womens Cycling Bike Bib Shorts Women Bicycle Riding Pants Padded Cycle Bib Shorts (Pansy, Medium)

Amazon: $36.99

These ladies cycling bib shorts are stylish and practical so make a great gift.

These women’s training bib shorts feature a host of MK’s fabric technologies and have an ergonomic fit that sits perfectly when in a riding position. You’ll find side panels use a polyamide fabric, with a controlled elasticity, to give compressive muscle support and total freedom of movement.

In the upper body, the bibs are high stretch and again tailored to fit perfectly when in a riding position, so much so you’ll barely notice them there when riding. The 50mm Leg Stability System at the leg ends features a deep elastic leg band with silicon woven in the structure that keeps the legs in place and distributes pressure on the leg firmly and evenly, without any fear of bulging.

There are storage pockets on each side of the legs for easy access while on the bike so you can grab a bar or gel easily to ensure you don’t bonk on your ride!

18. BALEAF Women’s Cycling Rain Jackets Waterproof

BALEAF Women's Rain Jackets Waterproof Windbreaker Windproof Lightweight Running Cycling Jackets Reflective Packable Hooded Yellow M

Amazon: $53.99

This is great practical gift and is a water-repellent fully seam-sealed cycling rain jacket that packs down into a small bag.

Baleaf women’s windbreakers have a breathable fabric and a ventilation system in the back help keep you cool and dry when riding. The rain jacket has one back pocket, two hand pockets with zippers, and two inner pockets that securely store your items like a 6.5″ mobile phone.

It has a hood with a cord adjuster to protect your face from rain and wind, suitable for cycling, running, hiking, golf, walking, motorcycle riding, or other outdoor sports. So this jacket is a versatile gift.

19. Bikewa Women’s Mountain Bike Shorts

Women's Mountain Bike Shorts 4D Padded Cycling Riding Road Biking Bicycle Biker Cycle Padding UPF 50+ Shorts for Women Zipper Pockets(Blue Grey,M)

Amazon: $35.99

These get a big thumbs from us as these shorts are not only great for mountain biking but also for trail running. With breathable, moisture wicking, and lightweight fabrics will keep you cool, dry, and comfortable during your long-distance riding.

They have a total of three well-made and designed pockets provide a ton of storage, two side zipper pockets and one inner right thigh pocket can keep your phone, keys, wallet and energy gels secured during biking.

Built-in 4D padding with specific seamless chamois provides you with a comfortable riding experience and the best fit.

The non-slip silicone gripper design prevents the leg hem riding up and keep the padded bike shorts in position. These women’s mountain biking shorts can be used in diverse settings such as mountain biking trails, bike parks, cross-country cycling, enduro racing, trail riding, bikepacking, adventure cycling, and even for general outdoor recreation.

20. Selle Italia, Lady Gel Flow, MTB and Road Bike Saddle

Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow Road Bike Saddle - Comfortable Road or Mountain Bike Seat for Women - 262 x 160mm, Women, 310g , Black

Amazon: $106.99

This must be the best ladies saddle on the market and is great for road and mountain bikes – a great all-rounder. I have this saddle on my gravel bike and it kept me comfortable during the Ride London 100 mile race.

A great gift that will keep giving!

Gifts Under $75

21. Cyclist Tool Kit – 35 pieces

DuraTech 35PC Bike Repair Kit, Bicycle Tool Kit with Carry Case, Bike Accessories for Repairing Tyres, Brakes, Chains, Pedal, Mountain Bike & Road Bike Maintenance, Great Gift for Men, Bike Enthusiast

Amazon: $108.06

This quality 35-piece bike repair kit contains all the tools to keep your bike in perfect working condition for daily bike maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. This bike tool kit is suitable for repairing most bikes, including all types of mountain bikes, road bikes, etc.

22. 9000 Lumens Bike Lights Front and Back for Night Riding

9000 Lumens Bike Lights Front and Back for Night Riding, 5200 mAh USB Rechargeable 6 LED Bicycle Light, 5+5 Modes Bike Headlight and Tail Light Set Runtime 30+ Hrs, IPX5 Waterproof

Amazon: $39.99

Bike lights are an essential safety feature for any cyclist. Whether you’re cycling in the dark or navigating busy city streets, bike lights are the best way to ensure that you can see and be seen.

When it comes to choosing the right bike lights, there are several factors to consider. The first is brightness. You want a light that’s bright enough to illuminate the road ahead of you, but not so bright that it blinds other cyclists or drivers on the road. Look for lights with multiple brightness settings so you can adjust them to suit different conditions.

The second factor to consider is durability. Your bike lights need to be able to withstand the rigors of daily use, including rain, bumps, and jolts. Look for lights with sturdy metal construction and waterproofing, so they won’t fail you when you need them most.

Finally, it’s important to think about visibility. Your bike lights should be visible from wide angles, so other road users can see you coming. Look for lights with wide beams or multiple lighting modes, such as flashing or pulsing, to make sure you stand out on the road.

At the end of the day, bike lights are a small one can make a big difference to your safety on the road. So if you’re a cyclist, don’t leave home without lights!

These lights are ultra bright and rechargeable so make a great gift.

23. Park Tool Bike Cleaning Brush Kit

Park Tool Bike Cleaning Brush Kit

Amazon: $24.95

A bit boring  – yes, practical a big yes!

A clean bike is a happy bike! The Park Tool BCB-4.2 is a four-piece brush set designed specifically to clean bicycles. Ergonomically designed and featuring dual density, sure grip handles, the BCB-4.2 Bike Cleaning Brush Set includes:

  • A soft bristle soaping brush for general cleaning
  • A tapered bottle brush for detailed cleaning of tight areas
  • A sponge/bristle combination brush for heavy duty scrubbing
  • The GSC-1 Gearclean brush, with tough nylon bristles and a curved toothed pick to clean grit and grime from gears and small components

Sometimes gifts need to be useful afterall.

24. Goodr Sunglasses for Cycling

Goodr VRG Polarized Sunglasses See You at the Party, Richter, One Size - Men's

Amazon: $37.95

I’m a big fan of Goodr sunglasses for all sports and these polarized NAEON FLUX CAPACITOR shades look the part and won’t move when cycling.

25. The RiderBox Gift Box For Cyclists

The RiderBox Gift Box For Cyclists, Biker Care Package, Mix of Nutritional Snacks, Personal Care, Recovery & Biking Accessories, Hand-Picked By Athletes, 10-12 Items Per Box

Amazon: $48.95

This cyclist gift box contains a mix of nutritional snacks, personal care, recovery & biking accessories, which have been hand-picked by athletes. Each box contains 10-12 with a value of $60 they say.

26. Lezyne Classic Floor Drive 3.5 Bicycle Tire Pump

Lezyne Classic Floor Drive 3.5 Bicycle Tire Pump, Road, Mountain, Gravel Bike, Presta or Schrader Valve, 220PSI, Black

Amazon: $79.99

Gifts Under $150

27. Bike Rack

Standing Bike Rack by Delta Cycle - Tool-Free Adjustable Bike Floor Stand for Mountain, Fat Tire, Road Bikes, Freestanding Bike Stand for Garage Parking

Amazon: $115.00

This is an easily assembled freestanding bike rack so the cyclist in your life can reclaim their floor space and maybe even get room for one more bike?

28. Smart Cycle Helmet

ASIEVIE Bicycle Smart Cycling Helmet with Bluetooth Earphone, Headlight + Tail Light Warning Turn Signals - for E-Bikes, Scooters, Commuter, Mountain Bikes

Amazon: $119.99

This bike helmet has it all – powerful front light, Bluetooth for music and taking phone calls plus controlling the helmet features like the turn signals. Ultimate safety and functionality. You can also check out the other top bike helmets.

29. Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit 

Castelli Men's Competizione Short for Road and Gravel Biking l Cycling - Black - Large

Amazon: $119.99

The Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit is the perfect gift for any bike fanatic. They have bundled together a selection of their best products to cover all bases when cleaning your bike – including the tools you need to get the job done.

30. CXWXC Indoor Cycling Desk

CXWXC Indoor Cycling Desk - Adjustable Height Computer Stand Non-Slip Surface - Portable Bike trainer Fitness Desk with Lockable Wheels (Style B)

Amazon: $119.98

This is a must for all indoor cyclists and can hold your tablet, phone, drinks and more.

The CXWXC Bike trainer desk was built and designed to serve several functions. It can serve as a desk and carry all your essentials during training. It can also be used as a standing desk to be used for work. Aside from work and training, it can also serve as a high table for your drinks and cocktails!

Expensive Cyclist Gifts

31. Park Tool Deluxe Wall Mount Repair Stand

Park Tool Professional Wall Mount Stand

Amazon: $279.95

This is a premium piece of kit for a keen cycle maintenance person. Designed to be easily mounted to any post or wall stud, the Park Tool PRS-4W is a shop quality bicycle repair stand. The clamp rotates 360 degrees to get any bike in the perfect position for any repair. With a maximum weight holding capacity of 100 lbs. (45kg), the PRS-4W is capable of supporting the heaviest bicycles including e-bikes, cargo bikes, and tandems, as well as traditional bicycles.

32. Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt V2 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer

Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt V2 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer, Black

Amazon: $279.99

The ELEMNT BOLT is purposefully built to provide a simple, intuitive ride experience in a sleek, aerodynamic design. This GPS bike computer features a 2.2 inch, 64 color screen with an ambient light sensor to make it easy to see the metrics that matter most, at a glance. Perfect View Zoom, Quicklook LEDs, and customizable data pages allow you to personalize your device setup to ensure it’s a helpful companion from the beginning to the end of your ride.

With 16GB of memory and on-device navigation features, ELEMNT BOLT can store the maps and routes you need to keep you on track and re-route on the fly. BOLT has a battery life of 15 hours and can be charged mid-ride thanks to its USB-C charging.

Equipped with Bluetooth Smart, ANT+, and WiFi technology, ELEMNT BOLT pairs seamlessly with all of your cycling sensors and complementary devices to get the most out of your time training.

Designed for performance and engineered for simplicity – the ELEMNT BOLT GPS Bike Computer makes every second count.

33. Garmin Varia Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light

Garmin 010-02376-00 Varia RTL515, Cycling Rearview Radar with Tail Light, Visual and Audible Alerts for Vehicles Up to 153 Yards Away

Amazon: $186.35

Keep the loved one in your life safe. See and be seen with Varia RTL515 rearview radar with taillight. It pairs with your Edge bike computer, other Garmin device or compatible smartphone to alert you of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters) away.

When used with your compatible smartphone, the Varia app helps increase your awareness with vibration alerts and more. With daylight visibility up to 1 mile, motorists will be able to see you from a distance. The radar’s compact vertical design allows for device mounting on most road-use bicycles. And peloton mode provides a low-intensity flash that is kind to other riders’ eyes when riding in a group.

34. Brooks B17 (Honey – Men’s) / B17 S (Black – Women’s) Imperial Bike Saddle

Brooks England Saddles Women's Imperial B17 S Standard Bike Saddle with Hole and Laces, Antique Brown (B211DILA17205)

Amazon: $163.49

Perhaps the most popular saddle in the history of cycling, the Brooks B17 Imperial Women’s saddle has been a classic since it was first introduced in 1890. Made from premium, hand cut leather and featuring the original center channel cut out to relieve pressure on sensitive areas, the B17 is perfect for long rides when comfort is key.

One of the things that makes Brooks saddles so popular is the fact that the more you ride it, the more customized the fit becomes to your foot. Like a well-worn pair of shoes, the saddle will eventually conform itself to your body shape, for a totally custom, totally comfortable fit. Chromoly rails and rivets, and saddlebag rail mounts are long lasting and lightweight.

A unique gift that will be remembered.

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Joe is a collegiate swimmer who has been competing in triathlons for over 5 years, including sprint, olympic, and Half Ironman Distances. He loves open water swimming, lifting, and trail running as well.


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