Holiday Shopping Guide for Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Regardless what you celebrate during the winter season... Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, that 2020 is ending or even a birthday, it's likely you'll be exchanging gifts. Whether you're struggling to find a gift for the rider in your life or shopping for yourself, look no further! We've curated a 2020 Shopping Guide of creative presents for riding safety, convenience and style.
1. APOLLO SERIES THERMAL PHONE CASE $29.99
Who it's for: Anyone prone to banging their knee on table corners.
The Award Winning Apollo Thermal Phone Case offers peace of mind phone protection. Using NASA spacesuit technology, the capsules are a slim barrier against the outside world. The Apollo Thermal Phone Case can fit easily in a jacket pocket and protects from overheating, weather and battery shortage. Apollo absorbs the shock of a drop and floats in water. Motorcycle commutes, nights spent outdoors and long distance rides won't compromise the safety or usability of a phone with Apollo's military grade protection.
2. MEGUIAR'S X2000 MICROFIBER TOWEL $11.99
Who it's for: The neat and tidy or decal obsessed.
Help the motorcyclist in your life help themselves with a high quality, industry trusted microfiber towel. Bike maintenance and cleaning is a job made easier with the right tools. A perfect size for Christmas stockings or to pair with other biking gifts, Meguiar's drying towel will protect the bikes surface while ensuring an easier job done with better water absorption than a regular household towel.
3. LED VISIBILITY STRIPS $29.99
Who it's for: Late night or early morning riders.
Ambother's light strips are easy to install and can be cut to size for perfect placement. So long as the bike has DC 12-volt power, they offer waterproof visibility for later day or early morning rides and carry a long enough battery life to ensure a safe (and fashionable) commute. A wireless remote lets the user choose between 15 solid color settings and six other lighting options.
4. MOTORCYCLE TIE DOWN STRAPS $15.97
Who it's for: The traveling motorcyclist.
If your motorcycle enthusiast trailers their bike with hooks or worn straps, consider gifting them Rhino USA Tie Downs. They're an inexpensive, high-rated present that will actually make their life easier. The material protects the surface of the bike and provides more secure fastening for safer trailering overall. Just choose from favorite colors and voila, you've found a simple yet thoughtful gift. Plus, Rhino USA is a family owned business. Cute!
1. BLANKET ROLL WITH LEATHER CARRIER $43.99
OR PENDALTON MOTOR ROBE $99.50+
Who it's for: Long distance travelers (or anyone with a soul, who doesn't like blankets?)
A leather carrier with a thick, quality blanket will keep your loved ones cozy at home and away. Carriers can be secured to a bike or thrown over the shoulder for long distance riding, camping and hiking trips. Whether or not they're taken outdoors, a new blanket is always appreciated. Choose from a classic serape or opt for the Pendalton throw.
2. WANDERLUST USA TRAVEL GUIDE $33.99
Who it's for: A Sagittarius.
Is a motorcyclist near you feeling restless this pandemic? Inspire some wanderlust for their next long distance ride with the Wanderlust USA book. It includes a photo archive of gorgeous US hiking destinations with maps and insider details on actually getting there. Wanderlust can double as an inviting coffee table book for the household while keeping your loved one excited about future travel (perhaps using the book to route their next long distance ride).
3. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAD B WEAR $25-58
Who it's for: Anyone who considers themselves a #BOSS.
But actually, support your local Bad B by shopping Maus Taus apparel for the rider who would love to rep woman-owned motorcycle fashion. The material is insanely soft and livable for indoor or outdoor style. Plus, Maus Taus is committed to sweat shop free and eco-friendly manufacturing! Available as a pullover hoodie and tee in classic black.
1. BASIC 36-PIECE MOTORCYCLE TOOL KIT $47.95
Who it's for: The rider who doesn't pack a tool kit under their seat.
Get back to the basics with an organized and easily stored motorcycle toolkit for emergencies and owner maintenance. The Pit Posse Metric Tool Kit includes wrenches, a 6-1 screwdriver, locking pliers, zip ties and a flashlight among other necessities, with extra room for storage or spares and a protective velcro closing, all of which could fit under a biker seat.
2. HARLEY DAVIDSON AVIATOR GOGGLES $50
Who it's for: Californians.
For sunny days, a simple pair of aviator goggles is the difference between riding and enjoying the ride. Harley Davidson Bend Performance Goggles are especially useful for those who live in sunnier states, even through winter months where it may be cold but still bright. The aviators offer glare reduction year round, meets high velocity impact requirements and is collapsible for storage in the small compact aviator container.
3. MOTORCYCLE CARE KIT $39.99
Who it's for: Someone who cleans their bike, but doesn't like doing it.
Know a motorcyclist who loves to keep their bike looking brand new? Invest in a cleaning supply kit from Meguiar to provide for cleaning or detailing routines. The EZ Cleaner can be used over the entire bike for a simple and fast wash and six more essentials account for each facet of the motorcycle. Though chores are implied, paired with a basic motorcycle tool kit, you've simplified motorcycle maintenance, making mundane routines more enjoyable and efficient.
1. GOPRO HERO7 ACTION CAMERA $199.99
Who it's for: An adrenaline junkie, vloger, blogger or the social media addicted.
GoPro put action cameras on the map. The Hero7 is one of their later models, well suited for riding for its hands-off voice command feature and video stabilization. The camera comes with a mount which allows the camera to record or take pictures during the ride. Hero7 is waterproof and built to be durable, able to withstand up to 33 ft in water and still capture sharp footage.
2. JANUS MOTORCYLES PICNIC BASKET $160
Who it's for: The sentimental or artistic biker.
If you're shopping for a biker who has a book rack installed on their motorcycle or who rides a scooter or bicycle, consider the Janus Motorcycle Picnic Basket. The Janus Picnic Basket is a high quality, hand woven willow and reed container with a hand embroidered linen interior to hold anything from extra gas to a proper picnic lunch. It's not an essential, and that's exactly what makes it special. Creative tip: Fill the basket with related gifts, pack an assortment of favorite snacks inside or install it on the bike yourself before gifting.
3. MAUS TAUS HELMET $120-450
Who it's for: Any biker! Especially those who haven't replaced their helmet in the past five years.
Featured above is the Kali Catalyst Helmet in style Eclipse, built with LDL safety tech for optimal impact protection in addition to intentional comfort and safety features for airflow, quick release, anti-fog and more. The Kali Catalyst Helmet is just one of many high performance helmets in the Maus Taus shop, but exceeds standard in rider safety, certification standards and style. If you want to "Wow" someone this season, give the gift that keeps on giving each time they hit the road.
4. MX STYLE RIDING GLOVE $40
Who it's for: The cool cat.
A new pair of quality motorcycle gloves is always a great present, but a special pair like the Maus Taus MX styled riding gloves is a lot more unique. Aside from style, these classic MOTO gloves hit the mark for quality. They're lightweight, with a durable under-fabric. The back is made of a breathable polyester fabric while the side and palms underscores flexibility. The thumb and lower hand is microfiber and synthetic leather, with extra padding for durability.
5. YEARS PLAN OF AAA WITH MOTORBIKE COVERAGE PRICELESS
Who it's for: The motorcyclist you love.