I’ve compiled this list of some of my favorite things. If you are looking for a gift for a woman cyclist in your life, you should find some good ideas here.
This is a very LOUD horn! If someone you love frequently has to battle to negotiate your way through hordes of pedestrians who are all plugged into their phones, then this is an ideal product. The horn sounds like a semi-truck barrelling towards you, so it will get attention. It will also help to keep you safe if a vehicle driver doesn’t see you. There is also a child’s version that has 25 different sounds – from animals to trains and planes – my personal favorite! I especially like the elephant noise. The Child’s version is $18.
Not exactly exciting, but probably the most valuable article in my cycling wardrobe. I can turn any article of clothing into a cycling outfit simply by adding the padded underwear – even under dresses. What woman doesn’t want more choice? This could be a nice stocking stuffer.
Joe and I have searched high and low for waterproof cycling footwear – with no luck. Rather than wrapping your feet in plastic bags before putting your shoes on (which I have resorted to at times), how about wearing some lovely wool socks under these stylish and fun boots? These West Blvd Rubber Boots are waterproof, and there are lots of patterns available to make your fashion statement, while keeping dry. Non-slip treads keep you safer, too.
This is on my personal wish list. I came across this riding trench coat on Amazon and thought it was the cutest coat I’ve seen. As my readers all know, I am constantly on the lookout for cycling wear that doesn’t make you look like you are off to ride a gran fondo. This Acevog waterproof riding trench coat fits the bill for me – and it’s surprisingly cheap too. Way to make an impression without spending a fortune!
Update: Joe got me one of these last Christmas, and we are both pleasantly surprised how well it has lasted, considering how cheap it was.
Monkeylectric lights are safe, FUN, durable, versatile, and cheap
These are one of our all-time favorite things. Joe and I got ours in the early days and they are all still going strong – and cheaper than ever. These battery operated LED lights attach to your wheels and keep you “side lit” on dark winter rides. The LED lights are low energy users, so the batteries last for ages, and the bright colors and shapes even make passing motorists smile. You can program them into a wide variety of themes and colors. These would be also be a wonderful gift for any kids you know who ride bikes to school. Monkeylectric lights are that rare thing – a safety feature that is actually fun.
6. Snow Angel Cybersilk Base Layers
Silk is the best insulating fabric for warm base layers without bulk. I don’t like to feel like the Michelin Tire Man when I ride, so I really appreciate a thin fabric layer. I have worn my cybersilk base layers for years.
This helmet is one of my favorite things. The Yakkay Helmet resembles an equestrian helmet, which I find a LOT more flattering for women than a traditional cycling helmet. Not only that, but you can change your look by adding one of Yakkay’s wide variety of helmet covers. My personal favorite is the Paris Bluered – a classic timeless tartan.
You can read my full review of my Yakkay Helmet here.
Ride safe and ride often!
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