We know skiing can be an investment of time and money, but purchasing the perfect gift for the skier or boarder on your list doesn’t have to break the bank. We’re giving you a sneak peak inside our holiday shopping bag- check out some of our favorite products that will bring out big slopeside smiles at a smaller price tag.
Holiday Gifts for The Skier or Snowboarder on Your List
Stance Socks– $24 & under
Every skier and boarder needs a good pair of socks while trekking around and carving down mountains all day long. Hitting the slopes requires special attention paid to your paws. Stance helps take care of your tootsies with features like performance mesh, a toe box oven, and even arch support. Not to mention the fun designs- keep their feet warm in the powder with a pattern for every taste!
A Pizza Beanie– $25
Is the skier or boarder in your life also a foodie? Feed two birds with one scone and keep their noggin warm on the slopes AND adorned in a slice of pizza. Hot dogs more their jam? Coal offers that too! Bone apple teeth! (or head?)
A Tuning Kit– $49.95
For a top-notch tune, we always recommend leaving it to the experts. But if your gift recipient is the MacGyver type, perhaps they want to take a stab at tuning their skis or board themselves, SKS offers this great basic tuning kit featuring all the necessary tools in a small, convenient pouch.
Camelback Hydration– $60-$150
Skiing is a physically taxing sport and when the water is located at the lodge, it may be easy for your skier or boarder to put off hydrating. But exerting themselves at altitude without enough fluids (and we’re not talking about a lift beer here) is rough on the body and can make for a shorter and less enjoyable day. Adding a hydration pack to their back will ensure water is always at their fingertips!
A Retro Patagonia Vest– $109-$119
From neon colors to bibs, ski culture is seeing to it that the throwbacks make a comeback. Keep your shredder cozy and cultured on the lift and in the lodge with Patagonia’s retro looks. While Patagonia offers some swell throwback jackets, we especially love these vests for just a pop of retro.
A Kulkea Boot Bag– $149.95
Maybe the skier or boarder on your list could use a little organization in their life, or at least in the mountain sport of their choice. Help them to never forget their helmet or leave behind a stray glove again with the present of easy packing for their next haul west. The Kulkea Boot Trekker Bag is durable and water resistant and features space for boots, goggles, a helmet, clothing, and more.
Leki Gloves– $169.95
Ski poles can be hard to hold onto, especially with bulky gloves keeping your hands warm. What if the same gloves that kept your hands nice n’ toasty could hold your poles FOR you? Call it a Christmas miracle but Leki had the same question, enter The Leki Progressive Leather BOA S Glove. It’s progressive indeed with not only a BOA system for an ideal fit but also Leki’s Trigger S System for a seamless integration of glove with pole. No more dropping poles off the lift or burying them in the pow!
Custom Footbeds– $169.95
Looking for an uber personal gift? It doesn’t get more personal than a custom footbed molded to a skier or boarder’s feet. Whether they’ve complained about pain out on the mountain or not, custom insoles add cushioning and support to their boot to increase comfort and prevent pain. Just make sure you visit a Christy Sports location and let one of our expert boot fitters mold their insole; they have the equipment and expertise to really make your gift trophy worthy.
Don’t listen to your mother, gift cards aren’t lazy! Gift cards mean possibilities- or POWssibilities in the case of a Christy Sports gift card. Holiday shopping is hard, let the skier or boarder in your life choose their ideal gift.