Looking for a gift for the skier in your life? You’re in the right place, my skiing gift guide has got you covered.
If you’re like me you love giving gifts. But choosing the perfect gift is not always easy.
But over the years, I’ve gotten better at it.
The secret? Give a gift related to that special someone’s hobbies and passions.
So to help you surprise the skier in your life, here are my hand-picked recommendations.
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Skiing Gifts for Him
Last year I started using a boot bag and I will never go back. This boot bag has room for his ski boots, helmet, goggles, facemasks, and other accessories. The best feature is that it reduces how many trips he needs to take to the car in the morning.
Mons is a New Zealand brand that makes high-quality merino wool products. These base layers will keep him warm and dry no matter the conditions, and the wool’s natural properties fight nasty odors. I love these base layers because the 3/4ths cut easily integrates with my ski socks.
A couple of years ago, Backcountry branched out and started making their own outerwear. Their Cottonwoods jacket features Gore-Tex fabric and other premium features, like wrist gaiters, normally only on jackets double its price. It looks like Backcountry was doing their homework.
If you want to make this holiday season one to remember, go with the Salomon QST 106. This all-mountain ski is perfect for anything he encounters at the resort. The 106 mm waist is wide enough to help him float in fresh snow, but narrow enough to still hold an edge on the groomers. To top it all off, it’s made of carbon, making it easy to turn and perfect for touring. Make sure you get him the perfect size with this size calculator.
You can never go wrong with getting him a facemask. It will protect his face from the snow and wind on storm days and shield his skin from the harsh sun on those spring days. The solid colors will never go out of fashion, so he can wear it for the seasons to come.
Ski Gifts for Her
The Blizzard Black Pearl is a women’s specific all-mountain ski. It features rockered tips that easily blast through chopped-up snow. The 97 mm waist width makes the ski lively on groomers but wide enough to float on those powder days. You’ve probably rented or owned a pair of Blizzards yourself, now it’s time to get her a pair.
Don’t know what ski size she is? Don’t fret this ski size calculator can help you out.
You can never go wrong with fleece. This Patagonia Better Sweater ¼ Zip will keep her warm whether she’s skiing powder or grabbing a drink at the lodge. It comes in timeless colors, and Patagonia’s Ironclad Guarantee protects it for life.
Chapstick is one of those things that you don’t think about until you need it. I think this is the perfect stocking stuffer. It will protect her lips while in the lift line, and the three count gives her multiple to stash throughout all her gear.
She can never have too many beanies. This Coal beanie will keep her head warm before and after skiing. With multiple colors to choose from this beanie is going to be a staple in her winter wardrobe.
Cold hands can quickly turn a great day on the mountain into a rough day, both for her and you. These black diamond mittens will keep her hands warm in temps well below freezing. They sport an understated look and feature a minimalist cuff that will easily integrate with her jacket.
Apres Ski Gifts
Apres is the second best part of any ski day. So here are some gifts for the Apres lover in your life.
After a long day of skiing, it’s time to hydrate. Regardless of if you choose water or a bottle of wine, the Rambler 26 is up to the job. The dual-wall insulation keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. But my favorite part has to be the chug cap. It makes sipping and pouring a breeze.
The best Apres is on a sunny patio. Get that special someone a pair of sunglasses. These Goodrs come in various stylish colors and have polarization that will protect your eyes from the harsh mountain sun. At $25 a piece, these glasses are a steal. You might as well get yourself a pair.
Skiing is a workout, and it can leave you feeling sore and beat up. The Therabody mini is the perfect portable massage gun to help you recover after a long day on the hill. Say hello to your new best friend at Apres.
This camping chair is perfect for tailgating. It packs up into a small package minimizing its footprint in the car but expands into a sturdy bucket seat in seconds. I permanently leave mine in the back of my car and use it to take off my boots and enjoy a beverage on a sunny day.
Whether your apres takes place on a couch or at a tailgate, you need a blanket. This puffy blanket is super warm and packable, making it easy to pull out when you sense even the slightest chill. You just spent all day fighting the cold on the mountain. There’s no need to be cold at apres.
A Gift for the Generations to Come
Give the gift of winter and give a recurring donation to Protect Our Winter (POW) in the name of your special someone. It’s no secret that our winters are getting shorter. POW advocates for non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations. There’s no better way to support a skier’s passion.
I hope you enjoyed my gift guide. If you have any suggestions please feel free to reach out. I want to hear from you!