The holiday shopping season is well under way, and for those of us who swear Santa rides a custom Arlen Ness bike, this means it’s time to start thinking about what to get our favorite bikers (whether they’ve been naughty or nice). We’ve taken the work out of shopping for you by compiling our top ten picks for unique biker gifts of 2014. Check out this list now, and we guarantee you won’t be scrambling on December 24!
Who couldn’t love an ugly Christmas t-shirt? The lucky recipient of this unique holiday gift will be able to shake it up at all the holiday parties they attend—you know, the ones where people don’t even realize they’re wearing ugly Christmas sweaters! Hot Leathers is the leader in motorcycle apparel, so even if you’d prefer to steer clear of the ugly Christmas t-shirts, they have hundreds of items for the motorcycle enthusiast. Men’s apparel, women’s apparel, helmets, accessories and plenty of Sturgis Buffalo Chip merch can be found at Hotleathers.
Most bikers love receiving the latest gadgets for Christmas. If the biker on your list would like to capture their ride for the entire world to see, there’s no better camera to use than the new GoPro Hero 4. The latest in the GoPro Hero series now has slow motion capabilities, shoots more seamlessly with more stability for less jerky shoots and has a larger audiodynamic range with faster Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The GoPro can be mounted on your helmet or directly onto your bike. Optional accessories include waterproof housing, action clamps, suction cup mounts, anti-fog inserts and great apps that utilize your smartphone.
What could be better than a one-of-a-kind collectible guitar signed by one of today’s biggest names in rock? How about winning it for free! The Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes is brought to you by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, chart-topping hard rockers The Pretty Reckless, Epiphone, Revolver Magazine, Motorcycle USA and Salt Lake City’s Rock 106.5. The sweepstakes is free to enter, and registration is open at www.BuffaloChip.com/RockTheHolidays through December 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. MST.
EagleRider offers the adventurous rider packaged motorcycle tours around the world. How cool would it be to arrive in Austrailia and be able to jump on the back of a bike and take off into the Outback knowing everything is being handled by EagleRider? Whether you are looking to ride the open roads of the US with a group of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts or to explore roads overseas, EagleRider has the perfect guided or self-drive motorcycle tour ready to take you there.
Do you have a boss or an important client who rides and needs a special shout out this Christmas? Check out this unique candy arrangement from www.arrayofflowers.com. Motorcycles and candy are a great combination for most riders.
What goes better with the motorcycle lifestyle than rock music?! A subscription to Revolver Magazine is a great and inexpensive stocking stuffer for the metal aficionado that will help them keep up on the latest in metal and hard rock. You can order magazines to come through the mail or purchase a digital version through the Apple Newsstand, Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle Fire.
Does that biker on your Christmas shopping list like to be the first to have cutting edge innovations? Introducing the world’s smartest motorcycle helmet: The Skully. According to Popular Mechanics, The Skully is “the beginning of a motorcycle tech revolution." It includes an array of awesome features including an ultra-wide-angle rear view camera, heads up display, GPS navigation system, integrated audio, hands-free calling and music streaming; plus it’s DOT/ECE certified. Supply is extremely limited, but if you manage to get one, everyone else, Revzilla claims, will remark, “That's badass; I want that." Check out the Skully here.
Here’s a gift for the die-hard biker who not only loves feeling the wind, but also camping under the stars. The Nomad Ténéré Expedition Tent serves both the biker and the bike, with 30 square feet for the riders’ comfort plus a covered parking space for the bike. The tent is made from rip-stop nylon, with a polyester floor, and it only weighs 13 pounds when it’s all packed up.
9. Stocking Stuffers Galore!
There’s no better place to find a crazy or unique stocking stuffer than eBay, Amazon or thefind.com. Motorcycle Christmas ornaments, Sons of Anarchy merch (including a SOA Gun Handle Coffee Mug), biker pizza cutters, salt and pepper shakers, earrings—there’s even a Hallmark Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Barbie Christmas Ornament for the future rider!
Head to one of the above mentioned sites and enter “unique motorcycle gifts” to see the great variety of unique biker gifts that’s out there.
10. Passes to the Party of the Century at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
The Buffalo Chip’s Party of the Century during the 75th Sturgis Rally is guaranteed to be the most epic motorcycling event the world has ever seen. With nine days of world-class concerts, motorcycle shows, internationally renowned exhibits and one-of-a-kind events like the Legends Ride® and the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the best place to set up camp during the rally. Get your passes now while they are at the lowest prices of the holiday season! To see more gifts from the Buffalo Chip, be sure to check out the Chip Holiday Gift Guide!
Do you have any great suggestions for gift-giving ideas this holiday season? Share them with us in the comments below!
And if you’re curious about how to win that guitar signed by The Pretty Reckless in the Rock the Holiday Sweepstakes, find out more here!
Happy Holidays from Sturgis Rider® News!