Chances are you’ve got a pedal-pusher or two in your circles. And hey, if you’re diving into this, you might be dealing with a whole squadron of cyclists (LUCKY YOU!)
Although you’d think with such an expansive array of kit, tools and accessories available, that cyclists are a doddle to buy for, but sadly this just makes the whole process somewhat overwhelming. But fear not, we’ve concocted a nifty top 17 line-up for road, gravel and mountain bikers. Whether you’re aiming for a humble stocking stuffer or looking to break the budget with a mind-blowing present, we’ve got you sorted with gifts that work well, stand the test of time and look great.
On top of our list here, don’t forget that all Yellow Jersey customers have access to the YJ Partner rewards page. Just log in, hit the rewards button, and let the gifting extravaganza begin!
Perhaps not the first thing that springs to mind as an exciting present, but a good quality bike lock is essential to reduce the chances of your bike getting stolen and for your insurance to be valid. We always recommend you use at least Sold Secure Gold standard, with Diamond being the best. Kids away at university with their bike being their main mode of transport, then look no further! LITELOK produce a range of angle grinder-resistant locks which get my vote:
If you’re a regular reader of our blogs then you’ll know that we often champion Spatz products. Why you ask? Well, quite simply they work so well. Spatz products are designed and tested by former Pro rider, Tom Barras in the UK (the Yorkshire Dales, no less). Due to the UK’s brutally grim, dark and wet winters, all Spatz products come out of the box with adverse conditions in mind. Take a look at their stuff!
There is no such thing as having too many tools, let alone multi-tools. As far as quality, practicality and price point go, it’s really hard to beat the Crank Brother M20 tool. Its got everything you need and most importantly, has a chain tool which allows a snapped chain to be fixed on the side of the road.
Tubeless tyres are brilliant at shrugging off punctures until they aren’t! sometimes a puncture can be just a tad too large for the sealant to work well which is where the puncture plug comes in. Simply find the hole, shove the plug in, cut off the excess and off you go. Dyna plugs are beautifully constructed out of billet 6061 aluminium so they look amazing, are strong and weigh next to nothing.
Brilliant for holding a spare inner tube and pump in case you need to fit an innertube mid-ride. They look cool too 😉
Crack open a festive post-ride beverage in style with this Hope Bottle opener. It’s made in the UK, will likely last forever and quite frankly, for £5.00, you can’t go wrong!
One for the gravel riders out there. Bar bags look cool and offer a convenient storage solution for your bikes. For the bike packers, it’s hard to look past Apidura bags but for the style-conscious, check out Rapha.
A staple requirement of every cyclist’s tool selection. If your loved one doesn’t have a track pump, get them one!! This Lifeline professional pump offers great value for money and looks far more expensive than it actually is. However, if you’ve got money to burn, check out the Silka Super Pista Ultimate Hiro Edition pump. It’s a tad more costly at £550 and ultimately gives you the same result but hey, it’s cool, right?!
Be safe be seen. At the very minimum, you need to be using a rear light as often as possible when riding on the roads. The Bontrager Flare lights offer good value for money, are super bright, waterproof, USB chargeable and mount easily onto any bike.
Keep riding for longer with on-bike nutrition tailored to cyclist’s needs. OTE products are all made in the UK and taste wonderful!
Take care of your bike and it’ll take care of you. Starting your ride on a dirty bike isn’t cool, or good for your bike. Rinse, wash, dry and lube after every ride. Know a mucky pup who needs some encouragement? Drop a subtle hint with the Juice Lubes scrub and buff kit bundle!
When it comes to outdoor bike adventures, the UK hosts some of the most beautiful terrain the world has to offer. Markus Stitz who knows a thing or two about gravel and bike packing adventures has written a brilliant book on bike packing in Scotland. With an array of routes and stunning imagery, it truly will help inspire your own adventures. Ps, All of Markus’ routes have a QR code which when scanned will upload the route straight to your phone. Nifty!
Lots of people seem to laugh at the idea of gifting socks for Christmas but I’ll put it out there, I love it! How about this year, adapt the gifting of ‘everyday’ socks to a set of merino wool cycling socks? They wick sweat well, are warm and won’t stink. Thank me later 😉
In the world of bike gear, nothing screams “cool” quite like personalised kit. Sure, a custom frame paint job would be the pinnacle, but let’s be real—that’ll take an age to sort! So, why not opt for a sleek custom stem head cap from Kapz? Their collection is vast, but if you can’t spot the perfect design, you can make your own! And that’s not all—they craft custom drink bottles, bar end plugs, and even dog tags – a brilliant gift idea if you want to give something unique this Christmas.
Bring your passion indoors with some beautifully created cycling artwork. There are lots of places out there but in our opinion, Etsy is a great place to start.
Subtle off-bike cycling apparel is always a winner. Check out Angry Pablo’s range here. Also available via the YJ rewards page
If you’re still struggling for inspiration or your partner has already bought everything we have mentioned, perhaps a gift card to their favourite cycle shop would do the trick?
For a lucky few who have been ever so well-behaved this year, a new bike may be shoehorned down the chimney in the early hours of Christmas day. Nothing quite beats the feeling of getting a brand new bike or accessories for the current bike, but the pain when parts get broken in a crash or stolen when you’re out and about is crushing. Give yourself peace of mind with an insurance policy from Yellow Jersey. Crash damage, accidental damage, theft at home, theft away from home, liability cover, racing, you name it, we have you covered. For more information on our bicycle insurance and cycle travel insurance visit our website, or give our friendly support team a call on 0333 003 0046. PS, we’re opening presents over the Christmas period too, so check our opening hours if you need to speak to us on the phone 😉