In this guide we present dozens of ideas for budget gifts for cyclists, all arranged in an easy-to-scan chart. Our suggestions are based on the items that our readers consistently buy and enjoy. And also on products that we personally use and love. After the chart, we have more details about our top suggestions, plus handy links to many more gift choices.
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Chart Showing Our Picks for Budget Gifts for Cyclists
|Chaos CTR Tempest Multi Tasker Pro Micro Fleece Balaclava. Usually around $15 - Please Click Here for the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||Our top pick for cyclists to keep their heads warm; by far the most popular balaclava with our readers too! This balaclava is ideal for wearing under a helmet, and can also be worn alone when off the bike. It is a multi-functional hinged balaclava to protect your cyclist friend's face and neck from icy winds|
|The Accmor Classic Bike Bell. Usually around $8, but click here to find the Best Price on Amazon right now||This is a really cute, classic bike bell. It's also well rated for its functionality and copper construction. Nothing says more clearly that a cyclist is coming, which makes it a useful safety feature. The mounting is super adjustable, so you can be confident it will fit on the handlebars of the lucky cyclist you give it to|
|WOTOW 16 in 1 Multi-Function Bike Repair Tool. Best price on Amazon right now: $8.99||This is the number 1 best-selling bike repair tool kit on Amazon & with our readers. Every cyclist needs a good all-in-one tool kit in their saddle bag! The kit includes: Allen Keys: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6; Socket Hex Wrenches: 8/9/10/mm, a slotted screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a Socket Extension Rod, a Solid Wrench: 8/10/15/mm; a Hex Key Wrench: 2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm; a Spoke Wrench; & 3 nylon tire rods|
|Bicycle Pizza Cutter - Tour de Pizza. Best price on Amazon right now: $19.95||If you have a friend who loves cycling AND loves pizza, this would be an unusual, fun, and useful gift. It is highly rated and is said to have sharp wheels that cut pizza very well. And it comes with a stand so it can look good in the kitchen!|
|Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool (10-Function). Usually around $20, but at time of posting on sale for around $15 - Please Click Here for the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||Give the gift of being prepared for emergencies ... EVERY cyclist needs a good multi-tool – trust me on this one. 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. Here’s one of the very best multi-tools for less than $20|
|Naviskin Fleece Skull Cap. Usually around $10, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||This fleece-lined beanie can be comfortably worn with or without a cycling helmet to keep the cyclist in your life warm during cold weather rides. It’s lightweight and stretchy for increased comfort. And it includes a pony tail hole for women with long hair|
|Tusita Silicone Protective Case for Garmin Edge 530. Best price on Amazon right now: $8.90||If the cyclist in your life has a Garmin Edge 530, they most likely paid about $300 for it. You could really help him or her out with the gift of a protective case for it. This one is cheaper than the Garmin-branded case, but fits and works just as well. It has passed a Military Drop Test, and features a shock-absorption design, with raised edges to protect the screen. It is made from superior quality liquid silicone gel, said to be safe and environmentally friendly. The charging port and the buttons are accessible with the case in place|
|Bicycle Bliss 2022 Calendar. Usually around $12, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||We have gone back to wall calendars, after having been let down one too many time by electronic gadgets. We are loving the simplicity of being able to see the day, week and month at a glance, right there on the side of the fridge. The Bicycle Bliss calendar features adventure photos of cyclists around the world, paired with inspiring quotes. The publishers are Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, which has planted ONE MILLION trees since 2008 to offset their carbon footprint|
|Wheel Brightz Lights for Bike Wheels. Usually around $15, but currently on sale - please click here to view the Sale Price on Amazon right now||Give the gift of fun, while at the same time keeping a cyclist you care about safer. Wheel Brightz are a 7-feet string of 20 micro LED lights in protective tubing. The colors are Red, Orange, Gold, Green, Blue, Purple, and the user can mix and match to create their own choice of color combos. These lights make a cyclist more visible from the side, so they really are a great safety feature. And I found these kinds of lights very cheerful when I was cycling in the dark and cold|
|Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike. Best price on Amazon right now for the Kindle edition: $11.99||Is the cyclist you love planning to lose weight in the new year? This is one of the best books for ideas on how to lose weight in a healthy way. The author, well-known cyclist cyclist Selene Yeager, explains the 10 Ride Your Way Lean Eating Rules. Her focus is on good nutrition, not on unsustainable deprivation. Yeager also includes cycling drills and exercises to help cyclists get lean. Available as a paperback and also as a Kindle book.|
|Chamois Butt'r Anti-Chafe Cream. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.28||The git of Chamois Butt'r shows that you care! It is applied to the lining of padded bike shorts, or directly to the skin, to prevent chafing. And it’s not just for athletes – it can be used anywhere that chafing occurs. This brand is the absolute favorite with cyclists worldwide. It is made using aloe vera, green tea leaf extract, tea tree oil, shea butter, and lavender oil for their naturally occurring beneficial properties. Washes off easily with soap and water. This product is paraben free and contains no artificial fragrances or colors|
|Mirrycle Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.45||I have been a fan of rear-view mirrors for bikes for years, especially since one saved my life. The majority of serious bike accidents occur when bikes are rear-ended by motorists, so when you give the gift of one of these, you could be saving a life. This one is the model I have used for decades, and it is an excellent product at a bargain price right now|
|Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror. Usually around $20, but currently on sale on Amazon for less than $15 - Please Click Here for exact current price||This rearview mirror will fit road bikes. I have also had one of these, and found it to be excellent. It is very highly rated and is a number 1 best seller in bike mirrors. The stainless steel lenses are close to impossible to break. It can be installed left or right, top of the handlebar & below, on almost any bike. I found the visibility of things behind me to be excellent|
|Aduro Bike Frame Bag. Usually around $20, but currently on sale at Amazon for less than $15||This is just such a handy little saddle bag, it is sure to be appreciated by almost any cyclist. It is also very well rated for being easy-to-install, durable, and extremely handy for transporting a surprising quantity of items. Available in a range of colors, including basic black|
|Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee with Almonds. Best price on Amazon right now: $12.49||Why is this on this list? Well, because the cyclist you care about is a human being, so he or she deserves chocolate! Seriously, a couple of pieces of truly delicious chocolate can help a cyclist keep going through the coldest weather - or serve as a well-deserved treat after a tough ride. And Brown & Haley make some of the most delicious chocolate in the world. Also available in Dark Chocolate Peppermint flavor, and Dark Chocolate flavor|
|Bell Roadside Bicycle Repair Tool Kit. Usually around $17, but at time of posting reduced by 33%. Please click here to check the current price on Amazon||Almost any cyclist would be happy to receive this handy-dandy, well-rated took kit. The socket wrench is magnetic, which is a nice surprise at this price. The kit includes hex keys, hex bits, a Phillips head bit, a flat head bit, a Torx T25 bit, plus a multi-function wrench that includes spoke wrenches; a bottle opener (always handy!), glueless patches, a metal tube buffer, and 2 tire levers|
|The SKS Bottle Mount Adapter for Electric Bikes. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.99||A common problem with electric bikes is that there is no way to attach a standard water bottle holder, due to the frame configuration. We solved this problem with the SKS bottle holder system, comprising an adapter, a bottle holder and an (optional) matching bottle. This can be attached at various angles to almost anywhere on your bike|
|The SKS Bottle Holder for Electric Bikes. Usually around $13, but click here for the best price on Amazon right now||This is the bottle cage part of the SKS bottle holder system for e-bikes (and any bike with a frame that does not have a space for mounting a standard water bottle holder)|
|The matching SKS water bottle. Best price on Amazon right now: $8.99||The SKS bottle holder system works best with the matching SKS bottle, which is a little broader than the average water bottle|
|Supershieldz for Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830. Best price on Amazon right now: $6.99||Want to really be impressive in the Secret Santa stakes? Notice that your work buddy has a Garmin Edge 530 or 830, and buy him or her a set of two well-rated tempered glass shields to protect their investment from the rigors of winter cycling|
|Mongoora Bike Phone Mount for any Smart Phone. Currently on Sale at Amazon: $11.99||A bike phone mount will keep your favorite cyclist's phone snug and safe as they cycle. This one has FOUR claims to fame: it will fit any smart phone (up to 3.7" width); it is super rugged to protect a phone under any circumstances; it is highly rated by users; and it is the number one best seller in bike phone mounts on Amazon. Also, it can be put on any width handlebars; it is bright and colorful; and it is easy to install without any tools. Finally, at time of posting it is on sale for under $15|
|Wireless Bike Computer with 3 Backlight Colors. Best price on Amazon right now: $14.99||Your favorite cyclist would probably find this bike computer a whole lot of fun! The three choices of color for the backlight (red, blue, and green) could brighten up a tough winter commute. And the cycling data and clear display would motivate a cyclist on a training ride. Easy to install on a nice out-front bracket, this ultra-bargain-priced bike computer has 22 functions, including speed, distance, time, temperature, and calories. Has an option to keep back light on continuously, which is great for night-time riding|
|Heat Holders Thermal Socks. Usually around $20 on Amazon - please click here to check out the current price||Your favorite cyclist would probably love these socks – my personal all-time favorites for cold-weather cycling. Heat Holders are billed as the ultimate thermal socks, with superior moisture wicking and heat retention. Plus, they have a super soft, fleecy inner lining, featuring a “unique, extra-long looped cushion pile to hold in more warm air.” These socks feel super soft on my feet, and kept my feet warm, even in sub-freezing conditions|
|Daway LED bicycle spoke lights. Usually $21 - Please Click Here for the best price on Amazon right now||Amazing lights for a very reasonable price. Users rave about these lights, which are about two things: safety and fun! In an increasingly crowded field, these lights stand out in all the best ways|
|Vibrelli Performance Bike Multi-Tool. Usually around $24, but currently on sale for less than $20. Please click here to view the best price on Amazon||This is a high quality multi-tool that comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, and was designed by cyclists for cyclists. Although it weighs just 6.5 oz and measures just 3 by 2 inches, it is made from Hardened High-Tensile Cr-V Steel and meets Military Grade MIL-STD 810G. Included are 19 Precision Tools: Hex (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8), Universal Chain Breaker Tool, Spoke Wrenches (M7, M9, 3.3 mm, 3.45 mm), Open Wrenches (8 mm,10 mm) Phillips Screwdrivers (#1, #2), flat (#2), Torx (t-25). All have non-slip sidebar grips|
These socks are made in North Carolina, with wool from sustainable farms in the Rocky Mountains
|Woolie Boolie Merino Wool Socks. Usually around $20. Please click here to view the best price on Amazon||Nothing says "I Care About You" better than giving the gift of warm feet. Especially for cyclists, who often suffer from cold, numb feet on long winter bike rides. Woolie Boolie socks are made out of 72% merino wool, designed with a fully cushioned sole and comfort top. The wool is soft, insulating, breathable, and fights odor-causing bacteria. They are middle thickness, hitting the sweet spot that provides plenty of warmth while not taking up too much space in cycling shoes. Oh, and they last forever – our house is full of ancient Woolie Boolie socks|
|Danish Endurance Merino Wool. Best price on Amazon right now: $31.95||These are another option in comfortable, functional merino wool socks. They are very popular with our readers. They provide good comfort during athletic activities|
|Ascher Ultra Bright USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set. Best price on Amazon right now: $18.99||Simply charge these lights with the USB connector, mount with no tools, and ride more safely in the dark. Ideal for a friend who has no bike lights and might find themselves having to cycle after dark. Usually budget bike light sets skimp drastically on the tail light, but this set has two good quality lights|
|Cool Change Cycling Gloves for use with touch screens. Best price on Amazon right now: Price not available||These full-finger cycling gloves are especially designed so that you can still use your bike computer or your smart phone. The cyclist you give them to will bless you every time they don't have to take their gloves off to respond to a text! The padding helps to keeps hands and wrists comfortable on long rides. Available in a range of colors|
|The Friendly Swede Balaclava Face Mask - 2 Pack. Usually around $23 - Please Click Here for the Current Best price on Amazon||This is an IMMENSELY popular cycling/hiking balaclava, and is VERY highly rated. For years it has been the top pick of our readers. It will work well for the cyclist in your life because it is not bulky, so it fits comfortably under a helmet. Also, it has a looong neck, so it won't ride up and expose sensitive neck skin to icy winds. The material is breathable, so it won't promote sweating. And the balaclava has a soft fleece lining for cozy comfort|
|Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount. Currently on Sale at Amazon: $18.48||Give the gift of keeping your favorite cyclist’s phone safe on the road, with this highly rated bike phone mount. I have used this design of bike phone mount for decades, and find the design to be very secure. The phone is kept safe with a Triple Secure Design: 3 silicone bands, plus strong side clamps|
|Joel Friel's Ultimate Cyclist's Training Bible. Usually around $20 for the paperback; available as a Kindle book too. Click here for the latest prices on Amazon||The Cyclist's Training Bible is hands-down the best and most comprehensive training guide for cyclists. No wonder it’s been a best-seller for years! If the cyclist you love has aspirations to improve their speed, cycling skills, and fitness in 2021, then this gift will earn you a whole lot of brownie points. USA-based Joe Friel is the most trusted cycling coach in the world. He is an internationally recognized expert on endurance training and has more than 30 years of personal coaching experience. His revolutionary approach to training and his clear instruction have made this book a world-wide best-seller|
|Finish Line Bike Care Pack. Usually around $20, but currently on Sale at Amazon - Please Click Here for Current Price||This Care Pack is both useful and thoughtful, and will set your cyclist friend up for a hassle-free winter cycling season. This brand makes the most popular bike lubes in the world. This kit they have put together covers all of the essentials of bike care, including 4 oz of Dry Teflon Lube (for wet weather); 4 oz of Multi-Degreaser; and 4 oz of Super Bike Wash Concentrate. It’s a very popular and highly rated kit to keep a bike clean and rolling smoothly|
|Bicycling Medicine: Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment For Riders of All Levels. Usually available for less than $20 - Please Click Here to Find the Best Price on Amazon Right Now||The Gift of Good Health: Bicycling Medicine. Every cyclist at some time suffers from aches and pains. This book by Arnie Baker, subtitled “Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment For Riders of All Levels,” will help your cyclist friend get ready for the upcoming New Year good resolutions. It’s a highly regarded book about how to prevent and treat all kinds of bicycling-related aches and pains|
|Cycling Past 50. Usually around $17, but Please Click Here for current price on Amazon||Do you have a cyclist friend over 50? In this very popular book, author Joe Friel shows that cyclists with proper training and the right attitude, can look forward to their best years ever, even after 50. Among much else, Friel offers advice on training; body fueling; a workout program; & injury prevention tips and exercises. Beyond just the physical aspects, Friel motivates readers with discussion of the mental aspects of cycling into middle age and beyond. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and a high level of motivation. And he stresses the importance of cycling being a fun activity!|
|Rock Bros Bag and Phone Mount for Front of Bike: Best price on Amazon right now: $21.99||Help your cyclist friend to get super organized with this well-rated, no. 1 bestselling bike frame bag. Compatible with cellphones below 6.5 inches. Easy to install, and has a quick-release feature so cyclists can take it into the office or home|
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Budget Gifts for Cyclists – Under $15
Accmor Classic Bike Bell
This is a really cute, classic bike bell. It’s also well rated for its functionality. We love bicycle bells. Nothing says more clearly – but politely – that a cyclist is coming, which makes it a useful safety feature as well. It is well made with copper, which makes it an excellent buy for the money. And the mounting is super adjustable, so you can be confident it will fit on the handlebars of the lucky cyclist you give it to.
The Gift of a Warm Head: Naviskin Fleece Skull Cap
A nice thermal skull cap is a great (and cheap) alternative to a balaclaca to keep a cyclist’s head warm for winter cycling. They can also be used when hiking or skiing, too.
The Gift of Fun Lights: DAWAY A01 Waterproof Bike Wheel Lights
Daway offers a strip of 20 bright and colorful LED lights to attach to a bike wheel. These are great for safety, but also, really cheerful when cycling in the dark. They can be used on steady or flashing mode. Flashing mode is more noticeable, and uses less battery power. I love these kinds of lights.
Supershieldz for Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830
Want to really be impressive in the Secret Santa stakes? Notice that your work buddy has a Garmin Edge 530 or 830, and buy him or her a set of two well-rated glass shields to protect their investment from the rigors of winter cycling.
SKS Bottle Holder and Bottle for Electric Bikes
A common problem with electric bikes is that there is no way to carry a water bottle. This is a serious problem because, contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to get a lot of exercise on an ebike – which means you need to have a lot of water. However, the frame configuration on most ebikes makes it hard to attach a standard water bottle holder.
We solved this problem with the SKS bottle holder system. This comprises an adapter to attach to your bike, plus the holder itself. These can be attached at various angles to almost anywhere on your bike. The system works best with the matching SKS bottle. You can see the entire system in this photo of my electric bike.
As you can see, I was able to mount the SKS bottle cage adapter to the broad stem of my bike, and then fit the bottle holder and bottle off to the side. There is literally no other place to carry a water bottle on that ebike. We had the same problem with Maggie’s electric bike, and solved it in the same way. Below you can see the bottle cage adapter (with the orange dot) and the black bottle holder.
The SKS Bottle Cage Adapter and Holder work best with the SKS bottle, which is a little broader than most water bottles.
Bell Roadside Bicycle Repair Tool Kit
Every cyclist needs a take-along bike repair tool kit. Or maybe two! Almost any cyclist would be happy to receive this handy-dandy, well-rated took kit.
The socket wrench is magnetic, which is a nice surprise at this price. The kit includes an L-shaped hex key, 5 hex bits (2.5, 3, 4, 5, ad 6 mm), a Phillips head bit, a flat head bit, a Torx T25 bit, plus a multi-function wrench with 8, 10, 14, and 15 mm wrenches, 3.23, 3.30, 3.45, 4.0 spoke wrenches; a bottle opener (always handy!), glueless patches, a metal tube buffer, and 2 tire levers.
Budget Gifts for Cyclists – Under $25
The Gift of Being Prepared for Emergencies: Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool (10-Function) ($18)
EVERY cyclist needs a good multi-tool – trust me on this one. 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 by a trusted manufacturer, for less than $20.
The Gift of Warm Feet: Woolie Boolie Merino Wool Socks
Nothing says “I Care About You” better than giving the gift of warm, comfy feet. Especially for cyclists, who often suffer from cold, numb feet on long winter bike rides. Woolie Boolie are legendary socks for cyclists. Made out of 72% merino wool, these socks are designed and crafted with a fully cushioned sole and comfort top. The wool is soft, naturally insulating, breathable, and fights odor-causing bacteria. The wool in these socks comes from sustainable farms in the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
These socks are middle thickness, hitting the sweet spot that provides plenty of warm while not taking up too much space inside your shoes. The socks succeed in their aim of providing ultimate warmth in adverse conditions. Oh, and they last forever – our house is full of ancient Woolie Boolie socks!
Ascher Ultra Bright USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set
This budget set of bike lights has a few premium features, including rechargeable lithium batteries for both lights. (Usually budget bike light sets skimp drastically on the tail light.) So if you have a friend who has no bike lights and who might find themselves having to cycle after dark, this would be a thoughtful and useful gift.
The lights can be mounted without tools, and have four different lighting modes depending on your friend’s preference. Be sure to send your friend a link to our very popular post on when to use flashing bike lights!
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Chaos CTR Tempest Multi Tasker Pro Micro Fleece Balaclava
This is the all-time favorite cycling balaclava with our readers, and also our personal pick for best cycling balaclava. It is a multi-functional hinged balaclava to protect your cyclist friend’s face and neck. We take keeping warm while cycling very seriously. Our very first comparative review was based on massive research on cycling balaclavas. That comparative review (updated annually) remains one of our all-time most popular posts to this day.
If you want to know everything anyone ever needed to know about balaclavas, read our guide to the best winter cycling balaclavas here. If you just want to buy a great cycling balaclava for a great price, click here to buy the Chaos CTR cycling balaclava on Amazon. Or, if you want more choice in cycling balaclavas, use our handy comparison chart below.
Chart Comparing 7 of the Best Cycling Balaclavas
10% Windshield Windproof Fleece
Hinged construction allows for multi function features, wear as balaclava or neck tube
Can be worn alone but also works very well under a helmet
Laser cut breathing panel with mesh for superior air exchange
Lycra binding around the face to seal out the elements
Flat lock seams and 3D panel construction
Breathe through windproof face mask, or pull down the hinged mask
(85% Nylon,15% Elastane,
Meshed thermo-stretch panel over mouth; small hole under nostrils
Variable size eye hole depending on configuration
Small hole but mouthpiece can be pulled down as material is stretchy (no hinge)
Barrier panel over the forehead and ears insulates from windchill, and works in conjunction with P.R.O. Thermal to wick moisture and keep your head dry.
with reflective elements.
P.R.O. Transfer fabric provides optimal stretch, recovery, compression, and moisture transfer.
11% Spandex Knit.
Thermodynamic fabric; durable nylon face and looped polyester interior. Smooth, stretchy polypropylene fabric offers light insulation and excellent moisture management.
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