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What gift do you buy the cyclist that already has everything?
There’s no denying that it can be a tough task trying to find a good (and non-bank-breaking) gift for a cyclist, and even more so if you’re not actually a huge fan of the sport yourself.
Where do you start? What’s a good gift that a cyclist will actually like?
And what’s unique enough to save you the embarrassment of buying them something they already have?
No doubt if you’re trying to come up with cycling gift ideas, those will be the questions running around in your head… But don’t worry, because the purpose of this blog post is to help you out.
In this blog post, we’re going to be listing what we believe to be epic (reasonably priced) cycling gift ideas.
Most importantly, they’ll be gifts that won’t just be “liked”, they’ll be loved.
The Best Cycling Gift Ideas For 2020
Without further ado then, let’s dive in & check out the list of best presents to buy cyclists.
1. “If It’s Not on Strava It Didn’t Happen” Mug
A motto that you can guarantee nearly every cyclist will live by, nicely printed onto a mug. This gift will be certain to put a smile on the face of any keen cyclist.
And best of all? It’s relatively cheap, too!
So if you’re just looking for a little gimmick or something to gift as a stocking filler then this may be the perfect option. Plus it’s also sure to get used, too.
There are several different variations of this mug, but the one pictured can be acquired from Redbubble.
Hint: Redbubble is a great source for all sorts of other gimmicky cycling-related clothing & gifts.
2. Garmin Varia 2 Radar Tail Light
Priced at over £100, the Varia 2 radar tail light by Garmin is certainly more expensive than a mug, but it’s also a present that’ll certainly put a massive smile on the face of any cycling fanatic.
Because the Garmin Varia 2 is no ordinary bike light. The Varia 2 bike light features radar detection which alerts the rider to the presence of vehicles approaching from behind.
It also makes an audible warning if they get too close, too.
This means that not only will you be putting a smile on the face of the cyclist that you’re buying this gift for, but you’ll also be helping them to keep safe too which is a sure-fire win-win.
Just be sure to check the Varia’s compatibility information before buying though to make sure that the person you’re buying it for has the appropriate Garmin Edge cycling computer to connect it with.
3. LIVALL Smart Cycling Helmet
Livall’s range of smart cycling helmets are all truly amazing & can make for a massively enhanced riding experience as they allow you to listen to music whilst you ride.
What’s more, is that they’re very reasonably priced.
The helmet features small speakers along the rim which play music out loud near to your ear which means that you can listen to music whilst still hearing other noises around you too, such as traffic.
Plus they also come with additional features such as lighting on the back for added safety & a nifty-feature which can automatically detect falls & send an SOS message to a predefined contact of your choice.
If whoever you’re buying for hasn’t got one of these already, then this present will be sure to go down a treat.
If the cyclist you’re trying to buy a present for also trains indoors on a turbo-trainer, then you could give them the gift of Zwift, which is essentially an interactive training game.
Zwift allows cyclists training indoors to virtually ride with others & it’s an excellent way to make training more fun when you’re stuck indoors & riding on your own.
The good news is that you can’t really go wrong with this gift either because even if they’ve already got Zwift, the membership you purchase will simply extend their current one.
The only things you need to make sure of before buying though is that the cyclists turbo-trainer is compatible with Zwift and that they’ve got a device (such as a laptop) to be able to run it.
But you can find out all about that on Zwift’s own website.
5. Kickr Headwind Smart-Fan
A smart fan? The world’s gone smart-mad! That may well be your initial thought, however, the Kickr headwind smart-fan produced by Wahoo is actually pretty cool.
The fan is basically designed to connect with a turbo-trainer & it automatically controls the outputted wind-speed to make an indoor training ride seem much more realistic.
Plus, the can also be set up to run inline with the cyclist’s heart rate too, so that as they work harder, they get more air blown over them to keep them cooler.
It sure saves having to awkwardly reach for the controls of a standing fan when you’re training indoors & if compatible with their equipment, this would definitely make for a great present.
6. Rehook Plus
A present you certainly can’t go wrong with is the Rehook Plus cycling tool which is not to be confused with any other average cycling tool that you may have seen before.
The Rehook tool was actually featured on Dragons’ Den as it primarily enables cyclists to get their chain back on their bike without having to touch it & get all dirty (which is a Godsend).
Alongside that, it also comes packed with tyre levers, spoke keys, chain tool, wrenches, hex keys and more… Plus it neatly wraps onto a bikes frame meaning that it takes up no bag (or pocket) space whatsoever.
There isn’t even really any thinking to do here. Just get it.
7. Heinz Beanz Cycling Jersey
Does this one really need an explanation?
We don’t think so.
What cyclist hasn’t dreamed of wearing the world-renowned Heinz Beanz cycling jersey? Now they can, thanks to a company called Lightinthebox.
Jokes aside, this company produce a whole range of amazingly funny cycling jerseys & they’re all pretty much guaranteed to go down a treat.
Needless to say, they’re all pretty reasonably priced too (as you’d expect!).
The Bottom Line
If you’ve been struggling to find cycling gift ideas then hopefully our post here has helped you out with some unique, fun & easy ideas.
But of course, if you still need help choosing what to buy then don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or drop into our forums & ask for advice from other members.