Bikers; we’re actually a really easy bunch to buy presents for.
The secret to buying a great gift for a biker is not to worry too much about buying an actual part or item specific to their motorcycle. The chances are you have no idea what motorcycle model they ride anyway, which makes it even easier to work yourself into a lather over what to get.
Nope, think more generic than that. Do they like racing or are they more into the cafe culture scene? Do they spend their spare time in the garage working on the bike or don’t they know one end of a spanner from another? Do they like to carry off a bit of the ‘biker style’ when they’re off the bike? Are they always talking about that big biking adventure?
You see, if you nail that down, then you’ll be able to pick a perfect gift for the biker in your life. Check out our table below with a broad range of excellent suggestions.
Just don’t buy anything from the table at the bottom of this guide; the bike lover in your life might never talk to you again..!
|Valentino Rossi mug If you have the slightest inkling that you’re buying a gift for a Valentino Rossi fan then this VR46 mug is sure to go down well.||£11.99||Grab one here|
|Magnetic parts dish There’s nothing more infuriating than losing bolts and bits when you’re working on your motorcycle. Lob them in this magnetic dish and you’ll never lose one again.||£6.49||Grab one here|
|Dainese T-shirt Every biker knows the Dainese logo and most of us lust after it. This quality T-shirt with the ‘fox’ logo will look the part down the pub or on the bike.||£25.95||Grab one here|
|MotoGP office chair When the MotoGP riders come back to the garage they debrief from a chair similar to this. If the biker in your life has a home office, this will look the business in there!||£129.99||Grab one here|
|Isle of Man TT Tea Towel Give the biker in your life a subtle hint that the dishes don’t dry themselves but they might do once you’ve given them this awesome map of the TT course. Four Ts? Yes please.||£6.99||Grab one here|
|Muc-Off Essentials Cleaning Kit We’ve all got to clean our bikes from time to time. Make the job easier with this Essentials kit, containing all the sprays and brushes you’ll need to get your bike looking pristine.||£19.99||Grab one here|
|Extra loud horn Motorcycle horns aren’t that loud but this upgrade is. It takes just minutes to fit and will ensure everyone’s aware of the biker in your life. As a bonus, you can tell them you’ve given them the horn.||£6.99||Grab one here|
|Harley Zippo There are two caveats to this gift. If they don’t ride a Harley, they’ll hate it and if they don’t smoke, they won’t know what to do with it. But for a chain-smoking Harley owner, you’ve hit the jackpot!||£35.99||Grab one here|
|Wheel Spinner When you’re lubing your chain, cleaning your bike or checking your tyre pressures, it’s a pain to have to wheel your bike back and forwards but this wheel spinner makes that job a cinch. Roll your wheel on to it and you’re good to go.||£29.99||Grab one here|
|KTM bottle opener If the biker in your life likes a beer and a BBQ then this is the bottle opener they’ll love to impress their mates with. It looks like a handlebar grip and it cracks open bevvies. What’s not to like?!||£13.50||Grab one here|
|Proper biker socks We all know that socks are a bit of a cliche gift but these proper biker’s socks from Held will keep your feet toasty and their full length will ensure they’re comfortable for long journeys. Who said socks were boring?||£17.99||Grab one here|
|VR46 watch Another Valentino Rossi piece but this watch is classy-looking and made by TW Steel. It’s subtle enough that any biker will love it but a Rossi fan will adore it.||£54.99||Grab one here|
|Leatherman Multi-tool A brilliant tool to take on a long journey, Leatherman are synonymous with quality. This one’s aimed at bikers and it’s quite pricey but they also do cheaper versions with fewer tools. Still handy.||£152.99||Grab one here|
|Alpinestars Hoody Everyone loves Alpinestars, most of the MotoGP grid wear it too. This hoody features the Astars logo and it’s bound to become the first thing they reach for from the floordrobe.||£62.00||Grab one here|
|Dewalt Bit Set Every bit attachment you need to help you work on the bike. From screwdrivers, to Allen keys and Hex and Torx adapters, all in a compact box. You’ll never not have the right bit to hand!||£14.69||Grab one here|
|Workshop Seat A seat makes it so much easier to work on the bike and not get a bad back. This wheeled workshop seat is height adjustable and features a tool shelf, making those garage sessions a doddle.||£45.99||Grab one here|
|Akrapovic Beanie Akrapovic make some of the world’s best (and most expensive!) motorcycle exhausts. We all want one but not all of us can afford one. Thankfully this beanie passes on most of the Akra-cool without the hefty price tag.||£22.99||Grab one here|
Christmas Motorbike Gifts
With the 12 days of Christmas nearly upon us, we’ve updated our gift guide with 12 of the best Christmas present ideas for motorcyclists. Whether you’re looking for Secret Santa gifts, the perfect present for a biker or some truly unique gift ideas, look no further. We’ve raided Santa’s sleigh for the latest trends this festive season.
If you want to get the biker in your life a gift that they actually want, use and be excited about, then check out our list of presents below.
|Motorcycle Advent Calendar A funny motorcycle gift idea for DIY fans. Includes a 36 piece ratchet, socket and bit set.||£29.99||Grab one here|
|Garmin Virb Action Camera Go all out with this 5k, 360-degree video action camera with sound. Read our review for more info.||£575||Grab one here|
|Stanley 16″ Toolbox Perfect for keeping workspaces tidy and garages free from clutter. This one has a handy removable top tray for small parts.||£20||Grab one here|
|Lexin Bluetooth Comms Kit A brilliant joint gift idea if you have friends who ride together. Universal Bluetooth system for communication for up to 4 riders at a time with a range up to 1 mile.||£149.99||Grab one here|
|Survival Paracord Keyring Never worry about losing your keys again. A keyring that doubles as a survival kit, made from 550lb paracord.||£3.49||Grab one here|
|Qbag Pack Foam Backpack The perfect present for students or commuters. This 24L motorcycle-specific backpack is fully waterproof and has a designated laptop pocket!||£12.99||Grab one here|
|Reusch Gore-Windstopper Neck Warmer Windproof and breathable with an anti-slip silicone underlayer, a neck tube is a great way to keep the wind out over the cold winter months.||£20||Don’t you dare|
|Track day experience Choose from a range of venues and experiences, from riding MotoGP circuits, to ones on the British Superbikes calendar!||From £89||Grab one here|
|Tickets to the 2020 British MotoGP Treat your loved ones with a ticket to Silverstone to watch the world’s best motorcycle racers on the best bike battling it out. Prices start from £20.||From £20||Grab one here|
|Magazine Subscriptions If you know a reader, a motorcycle magazine subscription will make their day. This site has a range to choose from.||From £20||Grab one here|
|Inspirational Travel Books For planning the trip of o a lifetime. A thoughtful gift idea for tourers and adventurers.||£10||Grab one here|
|Bikers Britain (2nd edition) Spiral-bound book for easy reading on the road, the new version of Bikers Britain features 82 routes, 36 are new, and updated content on the best biking roads in Britain.||£9.99||Grab one here|
What not to buy
If you’re thinking of freestyling it and picking a random gift, just steer clear of anything on the list below and you’ll (hopefully) get them a gift they’ll actually want.
|Motorcycle wine holder Just because we love motorcycles, doesn’t mean we need to shoehorn them into our lives at every opportunity. Any novelty motorcycle tacky item like this would go straight down to the charity shop the next day.||£11.99||Don’t do it|
|Stick on ears The only thing worse than wearing a pair of ears on your helmet is wearing a pair because you don’t want to upset the person who gifted them to you. Awkward. Just don’t!||£7.49||Don’t do it|
|Tasselled motorcycle gear Tassles are what Hollywood directors made bikers wear in 1970s movies. Unless your other half is an Elvis impersonator, rides a Yamaha Virago or calls their bike ‘the steed’, then tassels won’t go down well.||Don’t ask||Don’t you dare|