One of our favorite parts of gift-giving is finding gadgets and goodies that people may not buy for themsevles while knowing they will make all the difference when it comes to travel, filming, and enjoying the ride.
Maybe you're buying a gift for someone who longboards, but you don't know much about the sport or maybe you're buying a gift for the person who seems to have everything. Either way, we've got a variety of products at a variety of prices sure to make it a holly jolly Christmas. Each item is something we use and stand by as our favorite items of the season.
1. Longboard Mystery Gift Boxes
Mystery boxes are one of the top things we get asked about every holiday season. It's a great and fun way to get some bang for your bucket. What is it exactly?
Companies will bundle together some items (sometimes a longboard deck, griptape, or even a complete longboard) that are equal to or more than the value you've paid. All items remain a mystery until delivery. You can shop by longboard ride style or pick up stocking stuffers. It's up to you!
2. Longboard Completes Under $250:
There's nothing more fun than grabbing your friends and heading out the door, especially when you have a longboard that's good AND affordable. Our top picks for setups under $200:
Derringer 33 (under $200)
3.DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Camera:
We do a lot of shooting with this camera. And for those of us who can't get a camera person, this is absolutely the camera to buy. It's built in stabilizer will help whoever is with you capture good quality footage. There's a reason they say, "Video or it didn't happen." Make sure your helping your favorite rider stack those clips this holiday season!
4. Upgraded Griptape + Bearings
For many riders, you can never get enough grip tape under your feet and bearings on your wheels. Grab a set of ceramic bearings and your favorite longboarder is sure to be the hap-hap-happiest. Gift them upgraded griptape like RDVX for just that same exact reason.
5. Sk8ology Carabiner:
Skate tools are like pens. You see them all the time until you *actully* need one. Turn your skate tool into a carabiner and you'll never be without it again because it can clip onto your belt loop or back pack so your tools are at hand at all times. It's such a great gift for under $15, and it has everything you need for your board (and even a bottle opener):
- 9/16" Kingpin Wrench
- 1/2" Axle Nut Wrench
- 3/8" Mounting Hardware Wrench
- Pop Out Allen Head / Phillips Screwdriver
- Durable Grade Griptape File Edge
6. Cooler Backpack:
Ok, we're bias, but these guys are awesome, and they've upgraded their classic cooler (click here if you're looking for a budget friendly but still rad option) to a 30-liter soft cooler backpack that can carry 18-20 drinks and ice with 4 additional pockets for whatever else you may need while you're spending the day scouting roads and skating with the crew.
Now that we've helped solve those holiday whoas, hopefully you can spend more time out on the hill. Happy Shopping + Happy Shredding!