If you have loved ones who are already into or just getting into mountain biking, don’t scratch your head wondering what gifts to get them… We’ve got your Santa sacks sorted.
Depending on their age, experience, and thirst for riding, there’s a tonne of options to suit. Naturally, we’re all about buying local as well as supporting brands that share our values (there’s your first hot tip when choosing gifts for others). And for this ultimate gift guide we’ve spread our wings and looked to a couple of international brands that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to high-calibre gifts.
Check out our range of gift ideas that any avid mountain biker would be chuffed with this holiday season.
Mons Royale Merino MTB Gear
Born from the mountains of New Zealand, Mons Royale creates high-performance merino apparel for mountain adventure sports. From wind and rain to heat and humidity; merino performs to regulate temperature, keeping you pedaling through changing conditions. Mons Royale is the MTB merino go-to brand for clothing that looks good, feels good as well as performs. Their ranges cater to men, women and youth. Check out their latest range here.
Mountain biking protection without obstruction. POC, a leading manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, body armor, apparel and accessories in snow sports and cycling, was founded in 2005 in Sweden. With a mission to “protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one” POC has a crystal clear vision to provide optimized personal protection and safety through developing products of unquestionable quality and relevance. An award-winning brand that prioritizes the latest science in safety with that Scandy design flair. It’s a no-brainer. Shop their men’s and women’s range here.
Kids Ride Shotgun
Based in the North Island of New Zealand, Kids Ride Shotgun is a close-knit team of mountain bike parents with a global vision – to raise the next generation of mountain bikers. The team at KRS are passionate about getting kids off devices and onto mountain bike trails, and that’s something we can get behind. Their range includes mounted bike seats for kids as well as tow ropes. Designed in New Zealand with world-class safety at its core, KRS is the perfect gift for any MTBing parent or MTB superstar-to-be. Check out all of their products on their website here.
Nothing’s better than quality time! The most memorable gifts are the memories you make together, so why not buy an experience that you can share with your loved ones? Choose from an array of options like an unlimited 3-hour Can-Am shuttle ride, a coaching session to progress your skills together, or even a Heli-Bike tour if you’re feeling fancy. Browse all of our experience options here.
And if you’re looking for a cool experiential gift for the little rippers, check out after-school term programmes and holiday camps from WORD NZ!
Screw date night. How about a date day where you can leave the youngins with our safe & reliable, on-site childcare service, Project Nanny. Treat yourselves to some quality-cruise-time while the kids slay the playground, sandpit, and pump track. What a gift! Booking in advance are must and you can do so here.
b.effect brewing co.
b.effect is Wanaka’s local brewery serving up a storm of tasty delights. From session ales to sophisticated kombuchas, b.effect steals the show when it comes to catering to all taste pallets. Naturally, the b.effect x Bike Glendhu beer collaboration, Hero Dirt, is our personal favorite. It’s the perfect harmony between American malt and US hops, Amarillo and Sultana to create a very sessionable APA. Order a variety pack and get it delivered to the door – a win for everyone!
Carrying tools is necessary on every ride to avoid those inevitable trail-side dilemmas. If you’ve got a loved one who is getting geared up for a summer of riding, this is the perfect gift to ensure they never get stranded on a ride. Park Tools has a complete line of the best take-along tools so your loved ones can ride with confidence.
Hot tip: Check out the Park Tools YouTube Series; Tech Tuesday to scrub on your bike mechanic skills so that you can flex all of your know-how when gifting the perfect multitool.
If you’ve got a trail shredder on your hands, then look no further as this is the perfect gift for maximum stoke. A GoPro and/or GoPro accessories! Whether you’re devouring tough terrain or bombing through berms, the GoPro range keeps up. Shoot in any trail conditions with award-winning video stabilization for buttery video. Plus, GoPros are built like tanks and are always ready for when things get rough. GoPro has a suite of mountain biking-specific accessories that’ll help you acquire that pro-level content.
Well that should do it, folks! Be prepared to win the gold medal for gifting this year. However, if you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our online store for Bike Glendhu printed tees, hats and other BG swag. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift, check out our gift vouchers or native plant donation options for even more feel-good.