Please Santa! Treat yourself, your bike or a loved one with these great Christmas gifts for bikers

MCN Christmas gift guide 2023
MCN Christmas gift guide 2023
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Whether you’re buying a Christmas present for a bike-mad pal, loved one, your bike or just purchasing yourself a little reward for getting through the festive period without moaning too much, here’s some great gift inspiration for bikers…

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Clothing

There’s more to clothing for bikers than novelty t-shirts and race team fleeces (not that there’s anything wrong with these, of course). Here is a selection of clobber ranging ranging in subtlety that the biker in your life will love.

This shirt looks like a standard logo T if you're not a petrol head but represents fire-breathing, howling exhausts if you are. Customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive but suggest the sizing comes up small.
Price: £37.99 (was £39.99)
This softshell casual hoodie from RST features a large kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood. RST are better known for their protective riding kit but the customer reviews on this are glowing!
Price: £7.49 (black) £9.99 (black and yellow)
Who doesn't love a good beanie at Christmas time? This one is available in two different colours starting from just £7.49!
Price: £34.15 (was £35.95)
This T shirt from Dainese is an absolute classic from the Italian brand. This one is cut for women but it's also available for men.
Socks at Christmas may be a cliché as old as time, but these are a little different. Specifically designed for riding, they feature reinforcement panels in high friction areas on the shin and calf and have ankle support, too.

Tech for bikers

Electronic gadgets and gizmos have become part of our day-to-day lives and that’s true in the world of biking, too. From sat navs to action cameras and everything in-between, here’s a list of options any biker would be thrilled to find under the tree.

Price: £165.94 (was £243)
Some bikers enjoy the solitude of life in a helmet, but others like to chat, listen to music or a podcast or get their sat nav instructions in their ears. This great value option from Sena does it all at a brilliant price.
Price: £139.55 (was £169.99)
The sat nav for the biker who doesn't like sat navs! The Beeline uses a novel and simple design and interface to keep a low profile on a bike’s handlebars. It’s so subtle, you might not even notice it. Worth noting that it relies on a smartphone connection to work.
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Adorama
$36.00
A GoPro needs no introduction really. The brand that has become synonymous with action cameras is popular with bikers for lots of reasons from shooting vlogs and social media to track action and even as evidence in traffic disputes or accidents. This version is a few generations old now but is still packed with features from image stabilisation to 4K recording and more.

Maintenance and cleaning

It may seem dull and unglamorous but most owners do a certain amount of cleaning and maintenance work on their bikes so anything that can make that job easier will likely be a welcome gift. Think of it like a Lynx Africa gift set that they actually want…

Muc-Off are one of the best in the business when it comes to bike cleaning and this kit includes everything you need to get your pride and joy gleaming.
Price: £18.12 (was (£21.49)
Chain maintenance can be a chore but it’s a necessary evil. This pack from Motul includes a cleaner, lubricant and handy chain brush to make the job simple.
Price: £39.99 (was £59.99)
This handy little contraption works as a normal battery charger but can also be permanently connected to the bike to keep the battery topped up and working properly when you’re not using it. Particularly helpful for bikers who don’t ride much or at all over winter.

Books

Curling up with a good book can be just the tonic after an overindulgent Christmas period and there are plenty of great bike titles out there to consider.

Price: $4.95
An oldie but a goodie - Ted is one of the original bike tourists who, having blagged himself a newspaper column with very little experience, heads off around the world. A must read for all aspiring travellers.

Rrp: $14.99

Price: $12.09
John gives an unflinching and at times difficult to read of his life in bike racing, injury and addiction. It's one hell of a ride!
Price: $13.33
Don't let the name fool you, this book is far from a Haynes Manual. Ideal for those who like to take a deeper look at life and philosophy.
Price: £6 for 6 issues (then £62.50 every 6 months)
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Big spender

If you’ve got a little more to spend or you’re searching for a gift for that special person in your life then take a look at these items we rated highly in 2023.

The Shoei GT-Air 3 is the latest version of the iconic Japanese manufacturer’s premium sports touring helmet. MCN Editor Rich Newland gave it a maximum 5 stars in his full review.
Top-of-the-range boots for bikers who like to head off road. Assistant Editor Ben Clarke was blown away by the quality and performance of these boots this year. Read his full review.
The REV’IT! Poseidon 3 GTX jacket is the third generation in a line of premium textile adventure suits that were first introduced back in 2013. Product specialist Justin Hayzelden gave it a maximum 5 stars in his full review.

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