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This post includes lots of cheap cycling gifts that are perfect for stuffing stockers or Secret Santas.
Looking for cheap gifts for cyclists? Maybe you’re going to be a Secret Santa for someone who is crazy about cycling? Or perhaps you’re looking for stocking fillers for the cyclist in your life? Luckily, I have some inside information. I sell products through my affiliate links, so I see which products cyclists buy (and don’t return). Based on that, here are my suggestions for the top 15 cheap gifts for cyclists under $15.
These suggested cheap gifts are things your cyclist friends will most likely appreciate. They’ll think you are very understanding – and that you must have put a whole lot of research into your gift buying, to find something so cool for less than $15. And you did – you read this post!
DAWAY A01 Waterproof Bike Wheel Lights
A strip of 20 bright and colorful LED lights to attach to a bike wheel. Great for safety, but also, really cheerful when cycling in the dark. I love these kinds of lights.
Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bike Mirror
The Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror will keep any cyclist safer on the roads, by providing an easy way to keep an eye on traffic coming up behind. Given that many serious cycling crashes are caused by impatient or distracted motorists rear-ending cyclists, this gift could be a life-saver. I have one of these on all my bikes, and would never cycle without one. This one is suitable for most bikes, except road bikes (the ones with drop handlebars). For road bikes, see the mirror in the photo of my bike below.
This bike helmet mirror is highly rated, partly because it can be swapped between different bike helmets.
Bright Outdoors LED Safety Light
This light would also make a great gift for runners, and for people who spend a lot of time dog walking. This little light flashes red or white, and can easily be attached to a coat or a dog’s collar. It also comes with a strap to attach to a bike.
Lightweights Power Reflectors for Bike Wheels (86-Piece)
These Power Reflectors are a lot of fun, and make bikes super-visible from the side, without needing batteries. They work by reflecting light.
KIND Bars, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Protein
Almost every cyclist likes to keep a supply of protein bars handy. These KIND bars are delicious, and provide that essential dose of protein one often needs to finish a ride. They are billed as a protein snack OR a meal replacement. Plus, they are gluten free. Give your favorite cyclist buddy a box of 12, and be remembered fondly for a very long time.
Warm toes for cyclists: Woolie Boolie Socks
These are wonderfully comfy and warm Merino wool socks – perfect for keeping cyclist’s toes warm in winter. Maggie and I each own about six pairs of these, and love them all. Sure to be a hit – these aren’t just socks, these are Woolie Boolies!
Warm Heads for Cyclists – Cycling Balaclavas
I have published a very long, very in-depth post about how to choose the best cycling balaclava. My post about cycling balaclavas is incredibly popular, which just goes to show how important a warm head is to most of us cyclists. And believe it or not, you can find a decent cycling balaclava under $15. This Ergodyne wind-resistant hinged balaclava is an Amazon no. 1 best seller.
If you cannot imagine your chosen cyclist wearing a balaclava, a nice thermal skull cap is a great (and cheap) alternative to keep a cyclist’s head warm for winter cycling. Fits well under a helmet and covers the ears too.
Warm hands for Cyclists: Pearl Izumi Thermal Conductive Gloves
Every cyclist can use another pair of winter gloves. I always ride with at least one spare pair, in case my gloves get wet. This pair of cycling gloves is an excellent brand, well-rated, and has nice reflective accents. They also have special materials on the thumb and index fingers so that the wearer can still operate a touch screen cell phone.
Thermasilk Glove Liners for Cycling Convenience
As I mentioned in my post on winter cycling clothes, silk glove liners are great for cyclists. Silk glove liners make a great base layer, and make it much easier for cyclists to remove their big outer gloves (when for example they need to use your fingers for something while on a ride). Without glove warmers, what often happens is that cyclists really battle to put their outer gloves back on again, when they are out in the cold and wet, and their fingers are sweaty. The silk glove liners make it much easier to slide their outer gloves back on again. Get the white ones, not the black ones – the black ones get lost really quickly!
Warm Neck for Cyclists: Fleecy Neck Gaiter
This warm, comfy polar fleece neck is a great alternative to a balaclava. It can be kept in a pannier, ready to put on the minute a cyclist feels an icy wind on their neck.
WOTOW 16 in 1 Multi-Function Bike Bicycle Cycling Mechanic Repair Tool Kit wth 3 piece Tire Pry Bars
EVERY cyclist needs a good multi-tool – trust me on this one. A bike multi-tool is actually pretty much indispensable for all cyclists. Every time a saddle needs to be moved, or a kickstand needs to be tightened, or a mirror is falling off – a multi-tool is required! It’s hard to go a WEEK without one. Any cyclist who doesn’t have one yet, simply doesn’t know what they are missing. And you cannot have too many, because nothing sucks quite as much as having your saddle fall off at home, while your multi-tool is at work. Here’s a great multi-tool that’s also an Amazon best-seller – probably due to the fact that it comes packaged with 3 tire pry bars (for changing tires), and is remarkably cheap.
Bell STOWAWAY 300 Small Handlebar Bag Black
Most cyclists have issues of some kind with transporting stuff on their bikes. This little Bell Stowaway Bag is a handy addition to any bike. Small and compact, it’s not obtrusive, but would work really well to transport keys, wallet and phone.
Everything Bag with Bike Tool AND it carries your phone
I didn’t know what to call this, so I called it an Everything Bag. Yeah, this is pretty cool. This neat little gift is a bag that includes a multi-tool, and ALSO showcases a phone. I really like this one, and might have to buy myself one for my next birthday!
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