2015 Unusual And Useful Holiday Gifts For Motorcycle Riders

If we’re not out riding, we’re dreaming of riding, or planning our next ride. So when it comes to holiday gifts, riders are a pretty easy bunch to please.

But we noticed something: most of the gift guides for motorcycle riders look very similar — so we thought we’d spice it up a bit:

We started with a dozen online motorcycle magazines, review sites, blogs, and e-retailers …

… and hand-selected gifts – from the useful and practical to the unusual and hard to find.

Here’s a curated collection of gifts for riders, at every price point.

Last minute holiday shopping for your favorite rider just got a whole lot easier!more

guardian_bells1. Guardian Bells to Ward Off Evil Spirits

 
Gremlin bells, guardian bells …
 
We don’t know if they work or not, but we put ’em on the bike and maybe you should too.
 
At under $10 bucks we like these bells from Kuryakyn. Your choice of a dozen styles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2. Plan a Motorcycle Movie Night

 
why_we_rideWe loved the documentary movie “Why We Ride”, and we’re guessing your favorite rider will too.  Add some fresh popcorn, and you’re all set. $24.95.
 
Already seen it?  Make some popcorn anyway, and get a movie from this list of best biker movies from your local library.  FREE.
 
PS –  if you have a favorite biker movie, leave a note in the comments.

 

 

 
 
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jacket2.  Black Leather Anything

 
We’re suckers for a classic black leather anything.
 
We think this classic women’s black leather jacket on Amazon would make any gear chic happy.  
 
Black leather boots are another way to go.
 
Then again, our black leather gloves are classic, too. 
 
Throw in some leather care products for good measure.
 
 
 

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highway_hanky3.  The ICON “Highway Hanky”

When we saw this item on the 2014 Cruiser Motorcycle Superstore gift guide, we wondered why WE didn’t think to design it.

Sounds like a dream to wear: Cotton outside, fleece inside, with a 3 snap closure,  

A nice upgrade from a bandana, to keep thr bugs out of your teeth and the wind off your face. $15.

  

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4. Dreaming of a Chrome Christmas

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… from Skull Derby covers to chrome toolkits, here’a good assortment of useful and practical stuff with some serious attitude.
 
If your rider is a HD fan, this is where we’d start. 

 

PS – If it’s a gift from you to you, remember to keep the shiny side up:)

 
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beartek_glove5. BearTek Gloves: Wearable Technology

 
Here’s what we know about these BearTek gloves.  gloves: they’re an awesome gift for any tech-loving riders on your list.
 
They give you wireless control of music and phone, and even for controlling your GO PRO video camera with just your fingertips.  There’s nothing like them.
 
Any tech-loving rider would want these.
 
 
 
 
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6. Motorcycle Jewelry: Bangle and Charm for a Good Cause

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Women riders love warm protective motorcycle gear as much as anyone. And a nice new pair of women’s riding gloves is always appreciated …

But every once in a while, it’s fun to wrap up an unexpected item. This year, check out this Alex and Ani motorcycle charm and bangle bracelet. Fun to wear, It also raises money for a good cause. (10% of your purchase goes to The Marine Toys for Tots program). 

 

At $28.00, a nice gift … and we’re fans of the cause it supports!

 
 
 
 
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7.  A Ticket to Ride

 
Who says a great gift has to come wrapped in a box?  Shared experiences take a little more planning, but they make great memories … 
 
So why not take your favorite rider to a Progressive motorcycle show  or AMA Pro Racing Motorcross Event, or sign you both up for a refresher safety class or track day … plan a weekend ride to your favorite road food joint … or go to a rally.
 
Time spent together … priceless.
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tshirt8. Sons of Anarchy, meet Sons of Arthritis

Do you know someone who could join the “Sons of Arthritis – Hydrocodone Chapter” MC Club?  No names, please.  
 
This T-Shirt from the J&P Cycles website will make them smile.
 
Very funny, great gift to tickle the funny bone of any rider north of 50.
 
 
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9.  Not Just for Ninjas Anymore  

balaclavaA warm balaclava is essential for a winter rider. And you gotta love a bargain like this: on the Jafrum website, this black backlava runs just $2 bucks.

 
It’s a lightweight balaclava keeps wind off the face and neck in cold weather, but other riders give it high marks.

 

Pair it with some cozy long johns or warm socks, ( or our warmest winter motorcycle gloves, see below) and you’ve got a thoughtful gift for any winter riders on your list!

 

 
 
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4102_back_and_front10. Warm Hands!

 
If your rider’s winter gloves are looking a little ratty, it may be time for a new pair.
 
The “WeatherKing” is our warmest winter riding glove. It gets great rider reviews for comfort, protection and warmth.

 

Durable windproof leather, with a waterproof breathable Gore-tex® liner and Primaloft® insulation.  Generous gauntlet, reflective knuckle trim, 3-blade shield wiper, touch enabled fingertips … we could go on.

 
At just under $100 bucks, they’re a great value for a heavy duty, winter riding glove.
 
(For the rest of 2014, get ’em with free shipping and free fleece “touch enabled gloves with your purchase. We make over 70 different styles of motorcycle gloves, there’s a good selection for every type of rider and budget).

 

 

 
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Need More Ideas?  

Want more thoughtful ideas to delight your favorite rider? Here are 6 more motorcycle gift guides with lots of good ideas, to delight the vegans, campers, dads, moms, and friends on your list.

 

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Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday Season! Ride Safe!

 

 

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Specials … All Olympia Gloves get FREE SHIPPING for the holidays through 12/24. 

 

Visit your local Olympia Gloves Dealer, or olympiagloves.com for lots of ways to beat the cold —