Have you heard of this gift-giving method? We tried it last year and not only was it a simple way to keep our budget in line, but the want/need/wear/read categories provided just enough direction when shopping.
Gift giving gets even easier when you apply the categories to the intended recipient’s special passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas – and a giveaway – to help you shop for the cyclist or bike enthusiast on your list.
WANT | This lightweight, handmade wood bicycle basket ($55) is made in Toronto, and ideal for your leisure-riding friend who likes to pack a picnic.
NEED | A wet, cold bum can make even the most happy-go-lucky rider pine for the pleasures of a luxury sedan’s heated seats. Enter the Bike Cap: a waterproof, insulated cover that works two ways. Use it to prevent a wet seat pending inclement weather, or as a barrier between your butt and your bike seat if you’re caught in less-than-ideal riding conditions. The Bike Cap ($14.95)is available in both adult and child seat sizes, features an anti-theft loop, and comes in a variety of fun prints and colours so you can match it to your bike’s personality. The Bike Cap was also selected as the Best Novelty gift at the Retail News 2013 Best Gift Awards – so you can be pretty sure this one won’t be re-gifted. If you know someone who rides all winter long, tuck this in their stocking!
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WEAR | No matter how much stretch is in them, jeans still aren’t quite ideal for biking. Until now. Toronto-based RYB (Ride Your Bike) Denim makes jeans for women who ride bikes. A comfy seat gusset replaces the centre seam, they’re higher in back to keep her covered, and they come with a build in U-Lock holster. Check out their Facebook page to learn more. $135 (Hat tip to Hyedie of Toronto Girl’s Cupcake Ride!)
READ | Vancouver-based Momentum Magazine is focused on smart living by bike, with features dedicated to bike style, travel and family riding – plus straight-up gear reviews and interesting rider profiles. Order a gift subscription by December 20 for just $12.95!
Enter below to win a Bike Cap for you or someone on your list!
Contest is open to Canadian residents and winner will be announced next Friday, December 13. It could be a lucky day!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for which I received complimentary product.