Skateboarders are a unique breed that can make shopping for presents a bit of a challenge. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there are lots of great gifts you could buy. The problem is finding them. Most stores, outside of wheels and tee shirts, don’t carry a large selection of skateboard merchandise, leaving you scrambling to find something they really need or like.
Fortunately for you, I know exactly where you can find what you’re looking for. As the mom of an avid skateboarder, I’ve done tons of research and found Top 10 Best Gifts for Skateboarders This Holiday Season, and now I’m going to share my findings with you. All these items are fun, useful, and fit different budgets, so you’re guaranteed to find something they’ll really like.
Table of Contents
- 1 Professional Launch Ramp
- 2 Vans Unisex Classic Slip-On Skate Shoe
- 3 GoPro HERO4 Session CHDHS-101 Waterproof Camera
- 4 All This Mayhem [Blu-ray]
- 5 Rimable Complete 22″ Grip Tape Skateboard(2 Yellow Color 2 White Light)
- 6 Men’s Skateboard Skateboarder Trick Ollie Kick Flip-Skater T Shirt Medium Brown
- 7 Skateboard Storage, Display, & Organizer – Portable Stand
- 8 olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6/6 Plus and 6s/6s Plus Silver Lens/Black Clip OCEU-IPH6-FW2M-SB
- 9 Wonnv LED Light-up Skateboard Wheels with ABEC-7 Bearings – Smoother Quieter Ride – 60x45mm – Red Wheels
- 10 KR3W Men’s Cuff Beanie, Black, One Size
For beginners or those with big yards, this professional launch ramp is a great way to practice at home or your neighborhood park.
Durable, lightweight, and portable, this wooden ramp stays steady so skaters can catch some serious air as they Wallie and try some neat tricks.
Great for all skill levels, it can even work during the winter in large garages and is a steal at under $100.
Great for skating and just hanging out, these classic sneakers from Vans have a style upgrade that make them a must for any skateboarder. Available in checkered and solid colors, these sneakers are the ultimate in fashion and comfort.
The slip-on style gives them the flexibility skaters need to shred and flip without restriction, while still offering support and cushioning for comfort. Easy to care for, they are on sale for $25-$75.
For longtime boarders and pros, this gift is great for birthdays, Christmas, or any other time of year. The GoPro HERO4 is the perfect accessories, capturing every Ollie kick flip with stunning clarity and a one-of-a-kind first person perspective.
This is GoPro’s smallest camera yet, so it won’t bog skaters down or get in their way. The can strap it on anywhere they want and take off. There is a simple one button control and they can even mark big moments in a video to highlight later.
Skaters will love seeing themselves, and can even use the footage to correct and improve their form. Waterproof, so it can be used in any weather, this is a sold investment for around $200.
True skateboard lovers, whether they are beginners or have been shredding for years, will cherish this classic DVD about the world of skateboarding. Suited for teens and older, it is an intense look at the good and bad side of the sport.
It will give enthusiasts an in-depth look at the history of skateboarding and educate them on many of the moves and terms associated with it. A nice stocking stuffer for under $15.
This is a great board for all ages because of its durability and versatility, especially kids living on college campuses, as it gives them a fun way to get around. With a deck of 22” it can hold skaters big and small, and is made with a 100% Fresh Material deck. It is strong and can take a beating, which is good if you are giving it to someone who is a daredevil or just starting out.
The deck comes in a variety of patterns and designs too, and the textured ones add a layer of stability. The 3” thick solid aluminum truck, Smooth bearings and PU wheels ensure that it doesn’t jerk or require users to continually push-off, so they can enjoy the ride and not have to keep starting and stopping.
A bargain for under $40.
Yes, this is a tee shirt, but it is one of the coolest skater tees you will ever find, so it makes the list. Available for guys, girls, and kids, it is made of super soft cotton and comes in 5 sharp colors. There is a funky silhouette of a skater doing an Ollie kick flip, so it can be worn to school, skating, or for a day out with friends.
The cotton is double stitched, so it will stay like new through repeated washings, and costs just under $20.
Skaters need a place to stow their boards and accessories, like this one that has the bonus of being portable, which is why I like it so much. Since it’s portable it can be moved it when needed and skaters can even take it to the park to hold their board and accessories.
It can hold a board vertically or horizontally, so it fits in virtually any space and it keeps wheels away from walls, so no more dirt marks or scratches. It has a compartment for accessories and costs around $10.
Shoppers looking for a more affordable camera option will like this offering from olloclip. Compatible with iPhone 6 models, it has 4 different, interchangeable lenses that enhance the quality and range of the phone.
There is a fish-eye, wide-angle, 10x macro and 15x macro, so skaters can catch air and catch their moves right on the phone. What I like best is the ability to capture panoramic scenes, making it nice for group shots and rides. High quality and only $80.
Wonnv LED Light-up Skateboard Wheels with ABEC-7 Bearings – Smoother Quieter Ride – 60x45mm – Red Wheels
Skaters who like to ride at night, or young adults looking for a fresh new look will enjoy these LED light-up wheels. The wheels have ABEC-7 bearings, giving users a silky-smooth ride that is noise-free and they come in a variety of cool colors.
They light up every time the wheels’ spin, so no batteries and no maintenance, just bright lights that make it safe to skate at night. On sale for under $15.
Great for a chilly day, this beanie from KR3W is comfortable, warm and looks good on. Made from acrylic, it has a suede label across the front and fits snugly, so skaters don’t need to worry about it flying off.
It is easy to care for and won’t unravel after repeated washing or exposure to bad weather. A stylish pick for around $15.
For family and friends of skateboarders, finding a gift can be hard, but not with my list of 10 Cool Gifts for Skateboarders This Holiday Season. Perfect for any occasion, there is a gift for every price point and skill level, so you don’t have to worry about finding something you can afford and they’ll love.