Save, spend or splurge? Cycling gifts for every budget

Endura Windchill Gilet, DecathlonB’Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves, Icebreaker 260 Tech Long Sleeve Half Zip
Endura Windchill Gilet/DecathlonB’Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves/Icebreaker 260 Tech Long Sleeve Half Zip
Endura Windchill Gilet/DecathlonB’Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves/Icebreaker 260 Tech Long Sleeve Half Zip

Save, spend or splurge? Cycling gifts for every budget

Is the Christmas shopping panic starting to set in? Fear not, we have a variety of gifts for the cyclists in your life - no matter how much you are set to spend...

Gloves


Decathlon B'Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves/ Endura Deluge II Glove, Rapha Deep Winter Gloves

SAVE

B’Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves, Decathlon, £13.99

At the lower end of the price bracket we have Decathlon’s B’Twin 500 Winter Cycling Gloves, coming in at just £13.99. They may not protect in the worst of the British weather, as they are advisory for temperatures between 4 and 10 degrees, although adding a pair of liners will give them a boost. Just hope we don’t have another Beast from the East… Unlike our other options, they do come in a pleasing rainbow of colours though!

SPEND

Deluge II Glove, Endura, £49.99

Coming in at just under the fifty-pound mark, these Endura gloves offer a host of features, from a padded gel palm and touchscreen fingers to Thinsulate insulation and a waterproof membrane. An excellent mid-range glove! For woman’s alternative, try Endura’s Luminate Gloves, slightly less at £39.99.

SPLURGE

Deep Winter Gloves, Rapha, £140

Coming in as King of the Gloves – if you have the money to spend – is Rapha’s unisex Deep Winter set. Billed as ‘the warmest set we make’, these gloves were tested by Rapha in Norway. They have all the bells and whistles, including one you didn’t know you needed, like a clever reflective finger panel for safer signalling. 

Hats


White Stuff/Findra/Paul Smith

SAVE

Stefan Stripe Beanie Hat, White Stuff, £22.50

This beanie boasts an 81% wool content, which is excellent value for the price. The muted autumnal colours go with any outfit easily, and there’s matching gloves if you’d like to give away the set. A brighter option is White Stuff’s cashmere hat with a pop of fluorescent pick – by beware the price difference with the material change.

SPEND

Betty Stripe Lambswool Beanie, Findra, £35

With a price jump we’ve moved from wool mix to lovely soft lambswool. This cosy cap from Findra is designed and knitted in Scotland with British wool, and comes in lots of colour combinations. 

SPLURGE

Striped Wool Beanie Hat, Paul Smith, £50

Entering designer territory, Paul Smith’s offering is British wool and crafted in England, and available in two eye-catching colour sets. This hat is labelled as men’s but would suit anyone. There is a women’s option with wider stripes – check it out online.

Buffs


Endura/Icebreaker/Findra

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BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube, Endura, £16.99

Buff, neck warmer, necker, neck tube… whatever you can them, they are essential winter wear for cyclists fending off nose-chilling winds. We’ve gone for a warm festive red, and Endura’s BaaBaa buff is our value pick, as it’s possibly the cheapest wool option you can find on the market.

SPEND

Unisex Flexi Chute, Icebreaker, £25

In the middle is Icebreaker’s chute in eye-catching Chili Red. This mid-weight merino is offers warmth without compromising breathability for a full four seasons of use.

SPLURGE

Betty Merino Neck Warmer, Findra, £30

Another entry for Findra’s Betty range here, this gorgeous garnet buff is of the highest quality. The price represents the work that’s gone into it – from Scottish designs to Australian wool to Italian spinning to English assembly. A real treat.

Gilets


Endura/Rapha/Blazewear

SAVE

Windchill Gilet, Endura, £59.99

Moving on to bigger ticket items, a form-fitting gilet should be a part of every cyclist’s wardrobe, offering core warmth with maximum mobility. Our savers’ option is from Endura for winter wind protection on a budget. With a variety of useful features, this gilet also comes in bright green if you’d like to boost your dark night visibility.

SPEND

Transfer and Souplesse, Rapha, £140

Rapha’s range is not the most expensive option in this category (stay tuned for something very special) but these are the warmest options they do. As ever from this brand, these gilets are effortlessly stylish, well cut and doubtless very warm – a gift many cyclists would covet. Pictured is the men’s Transfer; try Souplesse for a women’s cut.

SPLURGE

Active Gilet, Blazewear, £144.99 (+£49.99 for 5V Rechargeable USB Power Bank/+£89.99 for 5V Twin USB Power Bank)

Blazewear’s range (which includes a version for women) is a similar price point to Rapha’s, but with an exciting add-on: you can pay extra to heat the gilet! For an added investment, a USB power bank can add the feeling of cycling while ensconced in a warm hug. But it is quite the extra cost, and gives a whole new meaning to batteries not included…

Base layers


Endura/Icebreaker/Findra

SAVE

Baabaa Merino Baselayer, Endura, £57.99

Another highlight from Endura’s popular Baabaa range, this base represents great value for money. It’s lightweight, easy to care for and classically-styled, but black is your only option for either gender.

SPEND

260 Tech Long Sleeve Half Zip, Icebreaker, £95

This Icebreaker base has a snow sports pedigree, so you can trust it to keep you warm at lower altitudes. It comes in a gorgeous range of shades for both men and women and is a soft mid-weight merino.

SPLURGE

Lewis Merino Zip Neck Top, Findra, £115

Cosy thumbholes, seamless style and ethically-sourced Australian merino make this Findra base layer our splash-out choice. The classic female version with a cowl neck is £96.

Magazines


BikesEtc/Cycle/Cyclist

SAVE

BikesEtc magazine Gift Subscription, £42.30 for the year

A post-ride tea and cake is a ritual, and one improved by a great read. Magazine subscriptions really are a gift that keeps giving year-round. BikesEtc magazine calls itself the ultimate monthly cycling handbook, with every issue is packed with the best bike and gear reviews plus the latest nutritional to the mechanical developments. And we have a special offer for you: 6 months (6 issues) for £21.60 (RRP £31.50 saving 31%) or 12 months (12 issues) for £42.30 (RRP £63 saving 33%).

SPEND

Cycle magazine, included with Cycling UK Membership, £46.50 for the year

Cycle magazine is just one amazing element to a Cycling UK Christmas Gift Membership. Your chosen cyclist will also get a branded cycling gift worth up to £27.99, entry in our festive prize draw (you’ll be entered too!), and access to member benefits such as discounts, insurance, events and offers.

SPLURGE

Cyclist magazine Gift Subscription, £51.30 for the year

Cyclist is the world's biggest road cycling magazine; each issue features the best cycling routes, the latest bikes and must-have kit plus exclusives from the biggest names in the sport. Posted directly to your loved one’s door, it's a great Christmas present for roadies and the hassle-free gift you can sort in just a few clicks. Our offer: 6 months (6 issues) for £26.10 (RRP £35.94 saving 27%) or 12 months (12 issues) for £51.30 29% (RRP £71.88 saving 29%).

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