Put a smile on their face as they hit the slopes this ski season with a gift that every skier and snow enthusiast will absolutely adore.
My Top Gift Choice For Skiers
Every skier needs a travel bag to carry their ski gear in when heading to the slopes, and this one makes for the ideal gift, as it has separate and secure compartments for their ski boots, helmet, goggles, and other items.
Skiing is a wonderful winter activity that is enormously popular in certain parts of the world.
And there's good reason for this, as not only is it fun, exhilarating, and challenging, it's also fantastic exercise that leaves you feeling spent and content afterwards.
Not to mention the Apres-Ski fun and frivolities that go on after an enjoyable day on the slopes!
So if you have a loved one who loves nothing more than getting out onto the snow, why not get them a gift to help them enjoy their time skiing even more.
As each of the following gift ideas for skiers are ones that they would really appreciate, whether they are a downhill skier, a back country skier, or just someone that skis occasionally for leisure and fun.
1. Merino Wool Socks To Keep Their Feet Warm
The first few gift ideas for skiers on this list are ones that can help to keep them warm, which is essential when spending a day out on the snow.
And there's no better place to start than with a gift for keeping their feet warm and dry, such as a pair of merino wool socks.
As these are warming but also light and comfortable on the feet, while also wicking away moisture to keep them comfortable in their ski boots.
And a pair that are ideal for skiing and snowboarding are the Smartwool PhD ski socks.
2. Merino Wool Undergarments To Warm The Rest Of Them Up Too
Merino wool undergarments and layers are another great gift choice for skiers, as retaining body heat but without overheating is vital to keep them comfortable on the slopes.
And there are plenty of options for this, from separate leggings and tops, to all in one suits that cover everything.
With an example of the latter being the Airblaster ninja suit base layer, which also comes with a hood to keep their head and neck warm too.
3. A Versatile Way To Keep Their Head And Neck Warm
Another great little gift to keep a skiers head and neck warm is to get them a Buff headwear scarf,
As these versatile headwear scarfs are made of merino wool and can be used as a scarf, a hood, a neck warmer, or a balaclava.
So they can use it and adjust it to whatever the conditions are like on the slopes that particular day.
4. A Ski Jacket To Keep Them Dry
Once a skier has their base layers sorted out, they'll need a protective outer layer to keep them dry and guard against the wind and snow.
So getting them a stylish and good quality ski jacket would be a very welcome gift idea.
And while these jackets come in a variety styles, with some being insulated for warmth and containing many layers in one, many skiers prefer a coat that is more of a shell.
As an insulated ski jacket on top of multiple base layers can make them too hot.
So look for a shell jacket that is waterproof and windproof while also looking the business, such as the Helly-Hansen SOGN ski jacket above.
5. Ski Gloves For Warm Hands And A Sure Grip
The final area that a skier needs to keep warm is their hands, which makes a pair of snow gloves such an important gift idea for them.
And a pair that many skiers and snowboarders really like are the Hestra leather fall line ski gloves.
As these gloves are super comfortable to wear, are extremely warming, and have a great grip so they can keep hold of their ski poles as they hurtle down the slopes.
6. A Pair Of Ski Goggles To Protect Their Eyes
Every skier needs to be able to clearly see where they are going at all times, especially when travelling downhill at speed.
As the last thing you want to do is find yourself taking the wrong trail or heading straight into the nearest tree!
However, this can be an issue on the slopes with the biting wind, glare from the sun, and snow in the air, which means that a pair of snow goggles is an essential part of any skiers kit.
And a pair that would make for a top gift are the Oakley Flight Deck XM snow goggles.
As these fit securely to a skiers face, have anti-glare lenses, won't fog up on them, and look pretty damn cool too!
7. A Ski Helmet To Protect Them In Case Of Accidents
While skiing is a thrilling and wonderful pastime, it can also be a dangerous one, with crashes and accidents happening to even the most experienced skiers.
So a gift idea that can help protect your loved one from serious damage in the case of an accident is to get them a good quality ski helmet.
And one you could go for that is so good that it is used by the US Olympic ski team is the Wildhorn Drift ski helmet.
As not only does this offer fantastic protection for their most delicate area, but it's a also a very light and comfortable helmet to wear too.
8. A Stylish Travel Bag To Keep Their Skis Safe
I've stopped short of recommending skis and ski boots as potential gifts on this list of gift ideas for skiers, as these items are very personal choices and almost impossible to get right as a gift.
However, no matter what skis your loved one has, they will need a good quality ski bag to carry them in that can protect them on the move, as skis are super expensive to replace.
So getting them the Thule RoundTrip ski bag would be a great gift option.
As this has separate padded compartments that protect their skis from any kind of damage, while also having wheels on the base to make it easy to transport around.
9. A Ski Boot Bag For Exciting Ski Trips
Once they have a bag for their skis, they will also need a ski travel bag to put their boots, helmet, gloves, and other items in too.
So getting them the Wildhorn Brimhall ski boot bag would work really well as a gift.
As this one has separate compartments for all these ski items, storing them safely and keeping things really well organised.
And it's waterproof too, making sure everything inside stays nice and dry.
10. A Ski Backpack For Back Country Skiers
When skiing back country, skiers will need a good quality ski backpack to hold all their kit as they ski, trek, and hike across mountains.
And these backpacks need to be durable and spacious, yet still lightweight and comfortable so they don't weigh them down.
So if you're buying a gift for a back country skier, I'm sure they would appreciate the Osprey Soelden 22 ski backpack.
As this has room inside for all the things they need for the day, while also being very easy to wear and carry.
11. A Ski Lock To Deter Thieves At Ski Resorts
Skis and snowboards are expensive, which can make them a target for thieves at ski resorts.
So if you want a little stocking stuffer gift idea for a skier that loves their skis, how about getting them a ski lock to keep them secure.
As the Dakine cool ski lock is ideal for fastening them up safely outside their ski lodge or the bar after a long day on the slopes.
Allowing them to fully relax and enjoy the Apres-Ski with the piece of mind that their skis will still be there in the morning!
12. Ski Poles With A Difference
Now I'm sure every skier would love to receive a new pair of high quality ski poles as a gift.
However, you could make this gift even more special by getting them a set of pole made from bamboo, such as the Grass Sticks ski poles.
As the bamboo means that these ski poles remain super strong and flexible, but won't snap or bend like aluminum poles sometimes do.
And you can even customise and personalise these poles too, making the gift even more special.
13. Ski Poles For Party Loving Skiers
Sticking with the ski poles gift idea, here's another option that is more suited to the leisure skier that enjoys the Apres-Ski party just as much as the actual skiing.
And that is to get them a set of WhiSki poles.
As these are high quality ski poles that also have a handle that contains a compartment that you can store whiskey in.
So they can stop for a wee nip wherever they are on the slopes, which is great for warming up and keeping them loose!
14. Something Handy To Dry Their Ski Boots Quickly
Having to dry out your ski boots each night can be a pain when you go away on a ski trip.
So a really smart gift to get for a skier is the DryGuy travel ski boot dryer.
As this is a heating gadget they can take on their trips that fits inside their ski boots and heats and dries them in super fast time.
Meaning no more damp ski boots in the mornings!
15. A GoPro Camera To Capture All The Action With
If your loved one is an avid skier, then a great gift to give them is an action camera to capture everything.
As this way they can record and relive the thrills and spills of slaloming downhill, and share them online with their friends.
And these action videos and memories are also great to re-watch during the summer time, when they can whet their appetite for the upcoming ski season.
So the gift of a GoPro Hero 9 action camera will be sure to go down well with most active skiers.
16. A Tuning Kit To Keep Their Skis In Top Condition
Skiers will need to keep their skis nicely waxed and well maintained to ensure they perform to their best on the slopes.
And while they can use the tuning services offered at most ski resorts, this can be time consuming and expensive in the long run.
So a great gift to get them is the Demon Charger complete ski tuning kit, as this allows them to maintain their skis themselves.
With this kit containing all the waxes, brushes, scrapers, irons, etc that they'll need.
17. A Thermal Phone Case To Stop Their Battery Draining
Keeping yourself warm and comfortable is one thing, but a skier also needs to think about their smartphone too.
Because if they're not careful, their phones can freeze or get wet, which can cause a fast draining battery, lasting damage, or even complete failure.
So a really great accessory to buy them as a gift to take with them onto the slopes is the Phoozy Apollo series thermal phone pouch.
As this is a pouch for their phone that has been designed to keep the cold and snow at bay, while also not interfering with their connection or signal.
18. The PoleClinometer To Check For Potential Avalanches
Back country skiers need to be aware of the potential for dangerous avalanches when trekking and skiing through mountainous regions.
So a great little gift that can help them to do this is the PoleClinometer.
As this is a sticker that fits onto their ski poles which allows them to measure the angle of any slope they come across, and deem whether it is safe or not.
And they can do this from multiple points, whether at the top or bottom of the slope or side on, meaning they'll never get caught out.
19. Custom Ski Prints That Make Great Wall Art
If your loved one is a really keen skier, then I'm sure they would also appreciate some wall art to hang around their home to remind them of the slopes.
And a great choice for this are the James Niehues ski art prints, which are his artistic hand painted drawings of the many ski trails around the United States and the rest of the world.
So you can choose one from their favourite ski slopes, which will bring a smile to their face every time they look up at it.
20. An Arty Ski Book For Their Coffee Table
If you liked the idea of the James Niehues ski wall art, then another option would be to get them the 'The Man Behind The Maps' book.
As this is a book full of over 200 of his prints that will sit proudly on any skiers coffee table.
And there are plenty of write ups too for them to read through and enjoy.
21. A Photographic Ski Book For Their Coffee Table
Another gift option to sit on a skiers coffee table would be the '100 Slopes Of A Lifetime' book from National Geographic.
As this book contains stunning photography of the world's best ski slopes, which will make any skier salivate.
And will add a few places to their bucket list for sure.
Skiing is a thrilling and fun hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world each year.
And if you have a loved one that is always chomping at the bit to get back out on the slopes, then getting them a skiing related gift is a fantastic idea.
With each of the gift ideas for skiers that I've given you here being ones that skiers of all levels would appreciate receiving.