Being a bike commuter is a great way of staying fit and saving money, and these gifts will make their morning ride to work even better.
My Top Gift Choice For People Who Cycle To Work
The safety of your loved ones is paramount which makes the gift of a Lumos smart bike helmet such a great choice, as this has all the safety features and protection you'd want in a cycling helmet, while also having a light system that lets other road users know when they're slowing down or making a turn.
Want to exercise more but can't find the time? Need to find a way to save money in these challenging times?
Well the answer could be to try cycling into work rather than commuting by car or public transport.
As not only will this give you a regular workout, it'll also save you a packet on fuel costs and train tickets.
So it's no surprise that the number of bike commuters on the road is increasing all the time.
And if you have a loved one that has joined their ranks, why not get them a gift that they can use on their ride in to work.
As the following gift ideas for people who cycle to work are all ones that will make their journey easier and more enjoyable.
1. A Helmet To Protect Them On The Road
Probably the most important piece of kit any bike commuter will need is a high quality safety helmet.
As the roads during the morning rush hour will be full of motorists, buses and taxis in a rush, which can get pretty chaotic and dangerous for a cyclist.
So the gift of a Lumos ultra smart bike helmet is a really thoughtful one that can help them stay safe on the road.
As this helmet is not only full of all the protection and safety features they need to keep their heads in one piece in the case of an accident.
It also has a blinking light system incorporated that lets motorists know when they are braking or turning left or right.
2. A Pair Of Cycling Shoes For Better Performance
While you can wear regular trainers to cycle in to work, they can leave your feet feeling fatigued and may also not be the best in certain weather conditions.
So getting a bike commuter a pair of dedicated cycling shoes can be a game changer for their morning ride.
As these shoes are designed to improve performance, grip, comfort, and to keep their feet from cramping up as they pedal.
With the Gyro range being a good place to look, such as the Gyro Stylus road cycling shoes.
3. Merino Wool Socks For Supreme Comfort
As important as it is to have the right footwear for your bike commute to work, the socks you wear is also an important factor.
As wearing the wrong ones can lead to sweaty feet, blisters and a world of pain.
So any road cyclist would be delighted with the gift of a few pairs of merino wool socks, as these are super comfortable and will wick away sweat to keep their feet dry.
With the Darn Tough merino wool socks being my go to choice here.
4. Cycling Gloves To Guard Against Blisters
Having a pair of cycling gloves made especially for riding is another game changer for bike commuters, as this will improve their grip on the handles and stop them from developing painful blisters.
So check out the Giro Jag road cycling gloves for a gift they'd really appreciate.
As these gloves will wick away sweat, while the extra padding will protect them from blisters and any bumps and vibrations from the road.
5. Handlebar Mittens For Those Freezing Cold Mornings
Cycling into work during the freezing cold winter months can be a real challenge and is something that every bike commuter needs to prepare for.
And a gift that can really help them is a pair of handlebar mittens.
As these attach to their bike handles to give them a super warm and comfortable place to put their hands into for the journey.
So check out the Bar Mitts handlebar mittens for a pair that come highly recommended by other road cyclists.
6. A Merino Wool Balaclava For The Wind Chill
Another gift idea for a bike commuter who rides in cold weather condition is to get them a warm balaclava or snood to wear.
As these will really help to keep them warm and protected from the wind chill as they cycle.
And one that is ideal and will fit comfortably under their bike helmet is the Minus33 merino wool balaclava.
7. A Rain Jacket To Keep Them Dry
Rainy morning commutes are another weather hazard that a bike commuter has to face.
So getting them a high quality lightweight rain jacket that they can wear or keep in their backpack is a top gift idea.
And there are plenty of options for this but if you want the creme de la creme check out the Gore Wear C5 cycling jacket that will keep them bone dry on the bike.
8. A Backpack To Keep All Their Work Stuff In
Speaking of backpacks, that is something that every bike commuter will need to house their laptops, lunches, files and other work items on the ride in.
So these can be great gifts for them, with a particularly good choice being the CamelBak H.A.W.G Commute 30 bike backpack.
As this one has all the padded compartments to keep their stuff safe and organised, while also being weatherproof to keep everything dry inside too.
9. A Water Bottle That Fits Most Bikes
Commuting into work on a bicycle is thirsty work and it's important for a bike commuter to stay well hydrated on the journey.
So getting them a new water bottle for their bike is a nice stocking stuffer gift idea.
And one that will fit most bike bottle cages is the CamelBak Podium Chill water bottle.
10. A Bike Horn To Let Other Road Users Know They're There
Staying safe on the journey and arriving at work in one piece is the most important thing for every bike commuter.
And a gift idea that can help is to get them a loud bike horn for their bicycle.
As this gives them the means to let other road users know they are there and to help them avoid any accidents or mishaps.
And one that will give out an ear deafening honk is the Delta Cycle Airzound bike horn.
11. A Rear View Mirror For Added Safety
Another gift idea to help keep your favourite bike commuter safe on the road is to get them a rear view mirror for their bike.
As these mirrors attach to their bike handles and give them a way of seeing whats behind them without turning their heads and taking their eyes of the road ahead.
So check out the Corky Urban bike mirror for a little gift that can help make their commute less hazardous.
12. A Tail Light With Warning Sensors
Being visible to other road users and communicating your intentions are of paramount importance for any bike commuter if they want to avoid accidents.
So the gift of a Garmin Varia radar tail light is a fantastic one for them.
As this tail light will not only make them more visible and let cars behind them know they are there, it'll also warn them of any approaching vehicles too.
13. A Bike Lights Set So They Stay Visible
Every bike commuter needs a good set of bike lights so they can be seen by other road users on dark morning and evening commutes.
So why not treat them to the Cygolite Metro Plus bike light set.
As this includes both front and back lights with enough lumens for whatever conditions they regularly cycle in.
14. A Reflective Vest For Added Visibility
Another gift that can keep a bike commuter visible during dark and low light conditions is to get them a reflective vest to wear.
As this way they'll glow up clearly when a cars lights shine upon them as it approaches.
With a good option being the Proviz Switch reflective cycling vest, as this has two different sides that are optimized for either day riding or night riding.
15. A Pair Of Sport Sunglasses For The Glare
While cycling to work during the winter months can be a pain, cycling in during the summer can be a really pleasant ride.
However, that's not to say it comes without hazards, as during early summer mornings bike commuters may have to deal with glare from the rising sun that can restrict their vision.
So getting them a pair of sports sunglasses for these times is a really nice gift idea.
As a pair like the Speedcraft sunglasses are designed to stay on their heads as they ride and will allow them to see exactly where they're going.
16. A Pair Of Headphones That Don't Cancel Out Traffic Noise
Now wearing a pair of earphones while cycling on the roads can be dangerous if it blocks out noises around you, leaving you oblivious to any dangers on the roads.
So this gift idea may not be for everyone.
However, many road cyclists choose to wear bone conducting earphones to listen to music as they ride, as these earphones are designed to also allow them to hear road noises and sounds at the same time.
So they may appreciate the gift of a new pair of Aftershokz titanium bone conducting headphones to make their ride in more entertaining.
17. A Bicycle Lock So No One Steals Their Bike
If you have to leave your bicycle outside your workplace or on the street all day then the last thing you want to happen is for it to be stolen.
Which makes the gift of a super strong and reliable bicycle lock such a good one for a bike commuter.
And one that bike thiefs will definitely struggle to overcome is the Kryptonite Keeper 785 bicycle lock chain.
18. A Frame Handle Lifter So They Can Carry Their Bike Easily
Many bike commuters are lucky enough to be able to bring their bikes into their work building to keep them safe during the work day.
However, this may mean having to carry their bike up and down flights of stairs each day.
So a little gift that can help them do this more comfortably is to get them the Tourbon leather bike frame handle lifter.
As this attaches to their bike frame to give them an easier grip and way to carry their bike.
19. A Multi-Tool That Is Ideal For Quick Bike Repairs
Unfortunately bikes do break down from time to time, so it's handy for a bike commuter to carry a multi-tool in their bags so they can make roadside repairs when necessary.
And one that is perfect for bike owners is the Crank Brothers M19 multi-tool.
As this has a variety of tools that can work as a torque wrench, tire lever, hex keys, etc.
20. A Bike Maintenance Book For Guidance
Having a multi-tool is great, but also useless if you have no idea how to use it!
So the gift of the Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance book is a great one for any bike owner that isn't naturally good at fixing things.
As this book will give them the road map and guidance they need to carry out any repairs on their trusty steed.
21. A Floor Pump So Their Tyres Are Always At The Correct Pressure
Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure not only increases your bikes performance, it also helps guard against getting flats and punctures.
So every bike commuter needs a trusty bike pump.
And one that will make for a great gift is the Topeak high pressure floor pump.
As this has an easy to read dial, padded grips for easy pumping, and a valve attachment that will fit any bike.
22. A Parking Stand To Keep Their Bike Upright
Good bicycles are expensive nowadays, which means leaving them standing up against a wall at home or in a garage isn't the best idea.
As they can easily come crashing down to the ground, causing scratches to the frame and maybe even damage to the bike.
So the gift of a bicycle parking stand is one that will allow them to keep their bike safe by giving them somewhere secure to leave it.
With the one above by Bikehand being able to do the job nicely.
23. A Bike Computer To Keep Track Of Their Journeys
If you are using your bike to cycle into work each day it can be fun to use a bike computer to keep track of your riding statistics.
As these devices clip onto your bike and let you know various details of each ride, such as distance, speed and time taken.
And they also come with GPS trackers that allow you to map out routes and see where you're going on a map.
So they can make for a cool gift for a bike commuter who enjoys their tech, with the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt being one that is popular among cyclists.
24. A Folding Bike If They Have A Hybrid Commute
Unfortunately some commuters just live too far away from their workplace to cycle all the way in each day.
However, that doesn't mean they can't cycle part of the commute, as many people choose to use a folding bicycle to cycle to the station each morning before catching the train for the rest of the journey.
So our final gift idea is to treat a commuter who dreams of biking in to work each day a Brompton folding bicycle to use.
As then they can enjoy a hybrid commute and gain some of the health benefits that daily cycling brings.
Cycling into work each day is a great way of keeping fit and saving money on fares.
And luckily enough there are loads of things you can buy for a bike commuter that will make their morning and evening rides better.
So I hope you found a good option for your loved one among these gift ideas for people who cycle to work, as each one will be useful to a bike commuter in some way.