Best Holiday Gifts for Cyclists: The Bicycle Touring Pro Recommendations

holiday gifts for cyclists

Are you stumped on what to get the cyclist in your life for the holidays? Look no further! We’ve put together a gift guide with a selection of the best holiday gifts for cyclists. From practical tools and accessories to fun and unique items, this guide has something for every type of cyclist. Whether you’re shopping for a road warrior or a casual rider, these gifts are sure to put a smile on the face of any cycling enthusiast. So sit back, grab a cup of cocoa, and let us help you find the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life.

50 Ways To Cycle The World

50 Ways to Cycle the World book

50 Ways to Cycle the World is a thrilling and inspiring book that explores the incredible world of long-distance cycling. In this book, author Matt Mallinder shares his experiences traveling the world by bike and offers practical advice and tips for anyone looking to embark on their own cycling adventure. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the beautiful coast of California, Mallinder takes readers on a journey to some of the most stunning and diverse places on earth. Along the way, he shares stories of the people he meets and the challenges he faces, providing a unique and personal perspective on the joys and struggles of long-distance cycling. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just starting out, 50 Ways to Cycle the World is a must-read for anyone who dreams of exploring the world on two wheels.

Plus, it’s available in an incredibly beautiful hardcover book that will look great on any coffee table. Available in the Bike Tour Shop.

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crankbrothers M-17 Multi-Tool

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This is my favorite multi-tool! I always have one on me. The M-17 Multi-Tool is a versatile and compact option that is perfect for on-the-go bike repairs. The M-17 features 17 high-quality tools that are designed to tackle a wide range of maintenance tasks, including Hex keys, screwdrivers, and Torx keys. The tools are made of durable materials and are easy to use, so you can quickly make any necessary adjustments or repairs. The M-17 also comes with a sturdy carrying case that keeps all your tools organized and easily accessible. Whether you’re a professional mechanic or just a weekend warrior, the crankbrothers M-17 Multi-Tool is an essential tool for any cyclist.

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Two Wheels Good by Jody Rosen

two wheels good jody rosen best gifts for cyclists

Two Wheels Good is a captivating and enlightening book by Jody Rosen that explores the rich history of the bicycle and its impact on society. In this fascinating book, Rosen delves into the origins of the bicycle and traces its evolution from a clumsy contraption to a sleek and efficient machine. He also examines the bicycle’s role in shaping culture and society, from its use in the early women’s suffrage movement to its current status as a symbol of environmentalism and sustainability. Through interviews with historians, enthusiasts, and industry insiders, Rosen paints a vivid picture of the bicycle and its lasting impact on the world. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or just curious about the history of this fascinating machine, Two Wheels Good is a must-read.

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Silca HX-One Home Essential Kit

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The Silca HX-One Home Essential Kit is the ultimate tool kit for maintaining your bikes at home. The kit includes all the essential tools you need to keep your bike running smoothly, including a set of Hex keys, screwdrivers, and tire levers. The tools are made of high-quality materials and are designed to last a lifetime. The kit also comes with a durable carrying case that keeps all your tools organized and easily accessible. Whether you’re a professional mechanic or just a DIY enthusiast, the Silca HX-One Home Essential Kit is a must-have for any home workshop.

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Five Ten Trailcross LT Mountain Bike Shoes

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The Five Ten Trailcross LT Mountain Bike Shoes are designed for riders who want a lightweight and comfortable shoe for tackling off-road trails. These shoes are made of durable materials and feature a breathable, moisture-wicking upper to keep your feet cool and dry. The soles are made of Five Ten’s iconic Stealth rubber, which provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, making them ideal for both hiking and biking. The shoes also feature a lace-up design and a padded collar and tongue for added comfort and support. Whether you’re hitting the trails or just cruising around town, the Five Ten Trailcross LT Mountain Bike Shoes are the perfect choice for any adventure seeker.

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Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount

peak design gift for cyclist

I’ve been using one of these on one of my bikes for awhile, it’s a great option. The Peak Design Out Front Mount for phones is a versatile and secure mounting solution for attaching your phone to your bike’s handlebars. The mount features a quick-release attachment system that allows you to easily attach and remove your phone, and its adjustable arms provide a secure hold on your device. The mount is made of durable materials and has been designed to withstand the rigors of off-road cycling. It’s the perfect accessory for any cyclist who wants to use their phone for navigation or to stay connected while on the go. The mount is compatible with most smartphones, making it a versatile and convenient option for cyclists.

Pair it with the Everyday Case.

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Tifosi Sunglasses


First, read our review from a couple weeks ago. These sunglasses are specifically designed for cyclists, with features like lightweight frames, shatterproof lenses, and adjustable nose pads for a secure and comfortable fit. They also offer a wide range of lens options, including polarized and interchangeable lenses, so the recipient can customize their sunglasses to fit their specific needs. Tifosi sunglasses are also known for their stylish designs, so your giftee will look good while wearing them on and off the bike. Overall, Tifosi sunglasses are a practical and stylish gift that any cyclist would love to receive.

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Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow


The Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow is a comfortable and versatile travel pillow that is perfect for use on the go. The pillow is made of lightweight and breathable materials, and it features an adjustable contour shape that allows you to customize the level of support to suit your personal preference. The pillow also comes with a built-in inflatable bladder that can be adjusted to your desired firmness, so you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep no matter where your travels take you. The pillow is also easy to pack and comes with its own carrying case, making it a convenient and comfortable option for any traveler.

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Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Art Tee

ibex tee gift

The Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Art Tee is a stylish and comfortable shirt that is perfect for any adventure seeker. The shirt is made of soft and breathable merino wool, which is naturally moisture-wicking and odor-resistant, so you can stay comfortable and fresh no matter how long your day lasts. The shirt also features a unique and eye-catching graphic design that is inspired by the rugged beauty of gravel roads. The shirt is versatile and can be worn on its own or as a layer, making it a great addition to any outdoor wardrobe. Whether you’re hitting the trails or just cruising around town, the Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Art Tee: Grinding Gravel is a great gift for the cyclist in your life.

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Knog Blinder Square Lights


The Knog Blinder light is a versatile and bright light that is perfect for any cyclist on your list. The light features a powerful beam that can be seen from up to 1,000 meters away, making it perfect for use on roads and trails. The light also has multiple modes, including a flashing mode for added visibility, and it is easy to attach to your bike with its durable silicone strap. The light is also waterproof and has a long battery life, so you can trust it to keep you visible and safe no matter the conditions.

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Lander Cairn Mini Lantern

cairn lantern

The Cairn Mini Lantern is a compact light that is perfect for any camping trip. The lantern is small and lightweight, making it easy to pack and transport. It also has a durable and waterproof design, so you can trust it to hold up in any weather conditions. The lantern features multiple light modes, including a high and low setting, as well as a red light mode for preserving your night vision. It also has a long battery life, so you can rely on it for extended trips. Whether you’re camping in the woods or just need a reliable light to hang off your bike, the Cairn Mini Lantern is a great choice.

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That’s all folks… thanks for reading and Happy Holidays! Remember we’ve got lots of gift options in the Bike Tour Shop, and shopping there is a great way to support the site.
Happy riding!
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