Do you have a Tahoe skier or snowboarder on your holiday shopping list? Look no further than my skier & snowboarder gift guide! Any of the ten gift ideas I have listed are sure to make a skier or snowboarder smile. I have personally used everything on this list and would be stoked to receive any of them as a gift. This skier & snowboarder gift guide features gift ideas at a range of prices, so there’s something for everyone’s budget.
What’s the coziest mountain trend that’s sure to make you look cool and stay warm? An over-the-helmet balaclava! There are several brands that have started making these cozy accessories, but I love this one because it’s super stretchy and much cheaper than some of the big-name brands. This balaclava also comes in several colors, so you are sure to find something that matches your slope-side outfit.
Don’t overlook how important good socks are for a skier or snowboarder. The last thing you want when you’re on the slopes is to have uncomfortable or cold feet from wearing the wrong socks. Darn Tough socks are a favorite of many skiers and snowboarders because of their comfort, durability, and fit. Also, you can’t overlook their famous lifetime guarantee!
A boot dryer is a small but impactful luxury. Coming in at under $100, The DryGuy Boot Dryer is the perfect gift for the avid skier or snowboarder. This dryer can dry two pairs of boots, shoes, or gloves in 1 to 2 hours. From sweaty ski boots to gloves filled with melting snow, the DryGuy dries a variety of garments, so you can start the day with dry, comfortable hands and feet. Utilizing gentle forced air and 105-degree heat, the machine quickly removes moisture.
Do you love listening to music on the slopes but hate the cords from earphones? If you answered yes, then you have to try the Chips helmet speakers. Compatible with any audio compatible helmet, these speakers have two-button controls that allow you to adjust volume, change tracks, play, pause, take calls, and use Siri without taking your gloves off. The speakers have 10 hours of playtime on a single charge so you can ride all day listening to music without having to stop to recharge.
The perfect mitten for the serious skier or snowboarder. These mittens were designed for freeriders, professional mountain guides and patrollers, ski instructors, and others who place high demands on function, fit, and durability. Holding heat even in wet conditions, this mitten is the warmest in the Heli-Ski Female family, and made from very thin polyester fiber with exceptionally high insulating capacity. This mitten also has a removable, soft lining, but can be combined with other liners for greater adaptability in varying conditions.
Does the skier or snowboarder on your Christmas list like to tune up their own skis and boards? If yes, then this new biodegradable ski and snowboard wax from Swix is the perfect gift. This wax works in a wide variety of temperatures ranging from 14 – 36 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for a variety of temperatures and conditions.
Do you ever worry about your skis or snowboards “walking away”? This has been something that has happened too many times at the resort. I hate popping into a restaurant for some apre and being worried that my snowboard won’t be there afterward. This small lock is a great deterrent for the casual thief that is looking to swipe a pair of skis or a board off the rack at your local resort. The lock is a 4-Digit combination with 3 feet retractable cable and will provide plenty of security to give you peace of mind.
A fun multi-tool and conversation piece, the Saker 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool contains incredible 18 tools. Toss it in your pocket on the mountain for in your backpack in the backcountry. This small tool has all the features a skier or snowboarder needs to make quick adjustments on the fly. Tools include flathead screwdrivers, #3 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers, 4, 5 and 6mm Allen screws, 1/4 box cutter in end keys 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 mm end key.
A multifunctional ski accessory that can be worn 12 different ways – from cap to balaclava, neck gaiter to hair tie. Buffs are moisture-wicking, quick-drying, breathable, and made from lightweight, seamless, ultra-stretch fabric construction. Buffs are incredibly popular on the ski hill for a reason. They are the do-it-all performance piece perfect for hanging out and exploring outdoors.
If the skier on your list also happens to be an Instagrammer or Youtuber, I can guarantee a GoPro HERO10 is on their wishlist. Faster, smoother, and just plain better than previous Hero models. The powerful new GP2 engine changes the game—snappy performance, responsive touch controls, and double the frame rate for amazingly smooth footage.
Happy holiday shopping! In case you missed it, I also published a hiker gift guide earlier this month that can be found here.
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