By Katy Cowan

We all know someone who loves to ride their bicycle. Whether casual or fitness freak – they’re no doubt happily obsessed with getting around on two wheels. And with the festive holidays approaching fast, you’ll probably want to purchase something special for the bike lover in your life.

The following gift ideas range from the sensible and practical – ensuring your friend or loved one is safe on the road – to the all-out vane, wacky and fun. We’ve tried to include something for both men and women. But if we’ve missed anything you think our cycling-mad audience should know about, feel free to comment below with a helpful link.

1. Hammerhead

Is your friend or family member always getting lost while riding? Hammerhead is a smart tool that effortlessly guides you through the safest and most enjoyable bike routes with intuitive light patterns. Get the information that you need through the corner of your eye and keep your eyes safely on the road. Definitely one for the more serious rider in your life.

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2. Berlin Wooden Bicycle Shelf

Handcrafted with great care and attention from solid oak wood and finished with natural linseed oil, the Berlin wooden bicycle shelf features a perfect combination between stylish and functional design. The shelf not only looks amazing on its own while storing some of your favourite magazines, but when used for its main purpose, it really makes your bicycle feel like part of your overall home design.

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3. Blaze Laser Bike Light

Hailing from mastermind British designer Emily Brooke, Blaze is going to 100% revolutionise the way you cycle. This exceptional device combines a light and a laser which projects a green image of a bike onto the ground five metres in front of your bike, making drivers who may not see your bike in their blind spot, aware of your presence, whilst also alerting pedestrians about to cross the road.

Unlike the beams of standard bike lights, your Laserlight’s projection is visible from various perspectives, plus the light and laser work independently – so with or without the laser you’ll have a 300 lumen LED bike light. Amazing.

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4. Wearable Planter

Has your pal ever dreamed of carrying some flowers on their bike? They can now carry them on their handlebars for the world to see with this geometric vase for handlebars. This bike planter is created digitally with modelling software and is then 3D printed out of nylon and dyed to a cheery lemon yellow. It clips onto handlebars and stays firmly in place.

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5. Helios Bars

Transform any bike into a smart one with Helios Bars – the world’s first integrated headlight and blinker system for bicycles, using bluetooth to add smart features. With proximity lighting, allowing your bike to sense your presence and automatically turn on your headlight when you’re near, and off when you’re not; turn signals to help keep you safe and visible on the road; GPS tracking; visual speedometer; turn-by-turn navigation and ambient lighting – it’s a real gadget pleaser for the cycling mad.

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6. Revo Lights

Photo credit: Glen McKenna

Photo credit: Glen McKenna

See and be seen with Revo Lights, 360 degree lighting that will help you get noticed by pedestrians and traffic. Acting as a legal headlight and smart brake light – it gives you all round 360 degree visibility. With a rechargeable battery that can easily be removed from the wheels for easy charging via a USB cable, a single charge lasts for up to four hours. It’s also weather resistant and robust, so it’ll last and last.

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7. Garmin Varia Radar

The world’s first cycling radar, Garmin’s Varia helps create a safer cycling environment by warning cyclists of vehicles approaching from behind up to 140 metres. The radar tail light also warns approaching vehicles of a cyclist ahead. Works independently or integrates seamlessly with compatible Edge cycling computers. In a nutshell, these bike lights help to create safer riding conditions by adjusting the beam focus point according to a bike’s speed and matching brightness to changing light conditions.

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8. Beautiful Prints from The Handmade Cyclist

For my cycling-mad husband’s birthday this year, I purchased four beautiful prints from The Handmade Cyclist’s The Routes collection – art prints of the great roads and rides of cycling. Paying homage to the iconic mountains, stunning scenery and the greatest challenges of the sport – the essence of some of the most iconic theatres in cycling, the roads on which the greats fought and reputations were forged, can be hung proudly on your wall. Check out John Lewis for some suitable black frames.

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9. Rouleur magazine

Rouleur is the highly acclaimed cycling magazine, issued eight times a year. It brings together leading cycling writers and photographers to convey the essence and imagery of road racing. Rouleur features photography and serious writing celebrating the passion and beauty of the sport and has built a dedicated and valuable following from both discerning cycling fans and the most influential bike riders in the world. The cycle lover in your life will most definitely appreciate a subscription.

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10. Premium Leather Bicycle Handlebar Wrap

Your cycling friend will love these two extra long rolls of perforated leather to wrap around their beloved handlebars. It’s a carefully selected leather chosen for its quality feel and tone, so a comfortable ride is guaranteed. Choose from either light or dark brown leather, and feel safe in the k knowledge that wooden bar plugs are included.

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11. Bicycle Art Print – Three Piece Set

Let your loved one show off their passion for cycling with this timeless three-piece vintage Bianchi bicycle print set. A perfect set for the cycling or art enthusiast, these are prints of original pen and ink pieces created by American artist Jake Hoj.

Each print comes printed on premium 255 gsm (66 lb/10.5 mil) Arctic Polar Satin paper. The look and feel of this paper is stunning. The high-quality lustre finish minimises fingerprints and increases image sharpness, ensuring you see every fine detail of the piece.

In addition to the beautiful paper, these prints are printed on a professional-grade, large-format Epson inkjet printer using the highest quality archival pigment inks available. The inks used to create these prints are guaranteed to last 200 years with no visible fading, ensuring that you’ll be able to enjoy this print for years and years to come.

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12. Six Bottle Bike Bag

Cycling doesn’t always have to be so angelic. Allow your pal’s bike to have a BYO beverage-carrier with this cleverly constructed, waterproof set of saddlebags. No matter if they’re just shooting to the shops, or on an unexpected (de)tour de France. Designed with cyclists in mind (so gigantic calves won’t suffer) and featuring a secure Velcro attachment system (for all the rad jumps), your friend will be able to stay refreshed on their ride.

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13. The Siva Atom: Bicycle USB Charger & Battery Pack

Convert the momentum of your ride into power for electronics such as iPhone, Android Phones, GoPro , lights, GPS, bluetooth speakers and more – with the Siva Atom. The handy gadget constantly charges your devices while you ride and you’ll have power off the bicycle with a removable backup battery. Genius.

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14. Bicycle Bottle Opener

Oh how a cold beer sounds good after a long ride. With a bottle opener always fixed to your bike you won’t have to worry about fumbling around for a way to open that cold beer. Plus it just looks cool and adds that personal touch to your bike. Made of 304 stainless steel, the Wisecracker bottle opener will last and last.

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15. Lace Bicycle Bell

Perfect for your beach cruiser or any other style of bike, this Lace Bicycle Bell fits all handlebars and comes in either white or black. Basically, it’s a weather-proof custom vinyl sticker with protective clear epoxy gel coating. This bell also has a matching cup holder. Perfect.

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16. Fausto Coppi mug

A classic quote needs a classic china mug. Your cycling pal will love to enjoy their pre-ride brew in one of four handsome mugs by The Handmade Cyclist, lovingly made by one of the oldest surviving fine bone china manufacturers in the UK. Fired in the heart of the Potteries, in the same building that’s been used since 1875 – a time before the Tour was even a twinkle in Desgrange’s eye.

Fausto Coppi ‘Il Campionissimo’ is one of the true legends of cycling. Idolised in Italy, his reputation lives on as one of the classiest riders of all time. Twice winner of the Tour de France and five-time winner of the Giro d’Italia, Coppi was famed for his effortless pedalling style and climbing ability. But Coppi was also a master of cycling’s dark arts, never more succinctly put than in this classic quote. This particular design pays homage to the classic Bianchi jersey Coppi wore in his heyday – when jerseys and bikes were simple and beautiful.

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17. Kraftcycle Print

Brought to you by the lovely people at Howkapow and created by British illustrator Nick Alston, this Kraftcycle Print has seminal German electronic music band Kraftwerk (which means “power station” in German) dressed in dapper red shirts and riding a tandem – or quadracycle tandem. An A3 risograph print on 150gsm Corona Offset White Paper, it comes signed and dated in an open edition of 50. Grab your copy now.

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18. Bicycle Necklace

A quirky bicycle necklace, perfect as a present for a cycling enthusiast. The small pendant has been handmade out of solid sterling silver. It is suspended from a dainty silver trace chain measuring 18 inches full length but has a link at 16 inches so that it can be worn shorter. The necklace comes in a blue jewellery box and gift wrapping is available.

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19. Bicycle Bookends

These bicycle bookends make a nice addition to your home or office. What better way to prop up all of those cycling mags or cyclist autobiographies? Cut from heavy gauge steel then hand polished and sealed. Beautiful.

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20. Leather Journal

Handmade and hand printed 100% leather journal/sketchbook cover with refillable book inside, custom-made specifically for you. Printed in solvent, fade-free black ink – you don’t just have to choose this gorgeous bicycle cover; you can choose from over 3,000 image options. Just check out Etsy to discover more…

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21. Fixie Bike Pizza Cutter

Looking just like a shrunken version of its real-life counterpart, this beautiful single-speed slicer uses both of its wheels to carve through your pizza – meaning it’s at least twice as good as any other pizza cutter in the world. Available in two striking colour combos (Watermelon and Bumblebee) and with its own handy stand, you can proudly leave it out on display, ready to ride at any time.

This miniature two-wheeled wonder effortlessly navigates through poorly parked pepperoni, around deep puddles of chilli oil and straight through red lights peppers. So saddle up and embark on your own “Tour d’Italy” across an edible landscape of delicious warm pizza.

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22. Bicycle Badge

Fancy adding a glamorous touch to your two wheels? Get a custom made head stem badge for your bicycle, made out of copper. Each piece has been etched, then hand cut and shaped to fit the bike. Just let artist Winona Johnson know what you’d like and she’ll create your own bicycle badge.

This particular badge was inspired by a fellow metalsmith and artist Lorena Angulo. Winona hand drew the skull and then transferred the image onto metal. Do you have your own idea for a bicycle head stem badge? Something more personal to you or your loved one? Check out Winona’s Etsy shop.

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23. Noke – Bluetooth Padlock

Forget everything you thought you knew about protecting your bicycle. In a revolutionary turn of events, Noke has introduced the world’s first Bluetooth Padlock. Yes, locks are impeccably handy, but losing keys and forgetting combinations have the nasty tendency to leave you fumbling around in the rain in a sad, wet attempt to unlock your bike. Never again thanks to Noke.

Designed to be the simplest electronic device you own, you can now open and manage multiple locks using an iOS or Android app, without even having to remove your phone from your pocket. What’s more, Noke has a year long battery life. Did you get that? A year. Unsurprisingly a roaring success on Kickstarter, when your phone is within a few feet, Noke will instantly unlock. No need to launch an app or remove your phone from your pocket. Built to withstand the toughest environments, all sensors and buttons are tucked away internally meaning Noke hacks the most turbulent of weathers with ease. Check it out!

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24. Bike Pannier

This beautiful bag is made from charcoal grey waxed canvas and chestnut brown oiled leather, offering plenty of room for your laptop and gadgets. Quite perfectly, there are handles to carry this bag in your hand and a detachable strap for your shoulder. You’ll be happy to know that the bag has a padded bottom for extra strength. Fully lined with a blue cotton, and double inside pocket.

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25. Bicycle Coasters

Bicycle coasters for the cyclist who just can’t get enough of cycling. Featuring vintage bicycle drawings on handcrafted stone coasters, made out of marble tile. A great accent decoration for the home.

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For more awesome bike-inspired gift ideas, check out Creative Boom’s curated list on Etsy.


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