Christmas gift guide for skiers & snowboarders

This blog offers Christmas present ideas for people who love to ski and snowboard.

Christmas is almost upon us, and you might be frantically running around the shops or surfing the web on the hunt for a special gift for a friend, partner, child or colleague.

We’ve got your covered. Check out our festive gift guide, which will give you a few ideas for the skiers/snowboarders in your life.

Classic gifts

Play it safe and buy the skier or snowboarder in your life a practical gift for their holiday. Here are some ideas:

Neck warmers
Ski boot accessories
Ski socks
Ski boot bags
Ski daypacks

You could also get them a voucher for brands such as The North Face, Rab or Salomon, so they can choose their own gift.

Or, buy them a general travel gift which they can use on their upcoming ski/snowboard holiday and beyond:

AirTag - a tracking device for their luggage
Reusable water bottle - to take in their rucksack on the slopes
Portable charger - for the plane and transfer journey in France
Packing cubes - to keep their suitcases tidy

For the beginner skier/snowboarder

If they are new to the slopes, treat your friend or family member to a ski or snowboard lesson. Look into their nearest dry slope and book them a few sessions with an expert to help them get started.

For the bookworms

If your loved one likes to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, here are a few book recommendations:

Fifty Things to Do in the Snow, by Richard Skrein, illustrated by Maria Nilsson - your winter survival kit.

Brave Enough, by Jessie Diggins and Todd Smith - gold medalist Jessie Diggins takes us on her journey to international sports history.

To Heaven’s Heights: An Anthology of Skiing in Literature, by Ingrid Christophersen - A collection of ski stories from famous authors including Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, Sylvia Plath and Bill Bryson.

For the family

Looking for something for everyone to enjoy over Christmas, on the plane or after a day on the slopes? Take a look at these:

Ski Run: The Ultimate Skiing Board Game

A ski themed jigsaw

Mount Cleverest card game

Happy gifting!

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