Many of us know of snowboarding as a Winter Olympics sport and see it as a competitive event, so we may forget that snowboarding is a fairly popular recreational activity.
If you happen to know a snowboarder who you want to give a present to this season and don’t participate in the sport yourself, you will likely be at a loss for what gifts they would need and actually use.
Well, fear not! We have compiled a list of our picks for the best 15 gift ideas for snowboarders, along with a mini buying guide that talks about some features you will want to be on the lookout for. Enjoy!
Features That Makes Good Gift Ideas For Snowboarders
Weather And Cold Resistance
If someone is snowboarding, they are doing so under rather cold conditions. So if your gift isn’t going to be able to handle potentially freezing weather, it’s not going to make a good gift.
Preferably, these items – if meant to be brought along on the trail – should also be relatively water-resistant and should be able to handle harsh climate.
Typing in with weather and cold resistance, your gifts should be of good quality and should, therefore, be durable and sturdy.
No one wants a present that breaks in a few uses; not only is that just in bad taste, but it also means you have given a virtually useless gift.
Snowboarding is a sport, and things brought along for this sport are going to have to be rugged and able to handle impact or rough handling without taking too much damage. Buy good quality, strong items!
Size And Weight
Just like with most recreational activities, snowboarders aren’t typically going to bring their whole house along with them when they go for a snowboarding trip.
Since they have to bring their bulky gear, they are probably going to pack as sparingly as possible with non-essentials.
As such, if the gift you are giving is meant to be taken on these trips, make sure it is compact, portable, and lightweight to justify bringing along.
Items meant to be worn should also be as light as possible so as not to weigh your giftee down.
Some might make the mistake of equating snowboarding with any other similar sport that involves getting wet or traveling through rough terrain. When looking for the perfect gift, this isn’t the way to go.
Make sure that if it’s something meant to be used during snowboarding activities, you are getting presents designed for snowboarders, or made with them in mind.
General items aren’t going to make the cut, and they are likely not going to be able to stand up to harsh conditions.
Top 15 Gift Ideas For Snowboarders
1. Athalon Everything Boot Bag / Backpack
The Athalon Everything Boot Bag / Backpack is designed specifically for adventure. It has all the space a snowboarded needs to fit their boots, helmet, jacket, and more – hence why it’s called the “everything” bag.
This boot bag and backpack has a spacious center section for clothing and a helmet, uses ventilated side pockets with zippers for boots, has an MP3 pocket complete with a headphone port, and multiple pocket clips for small items.
Plus, it is made with a PVC bottom so it is waterproof, drainage grommets along the base, and a bungee cord for tying on extra items.
On top of all of this, this bag has padded hidden straps and four lumbar support back pads, and two handles for easy carrying.
It weighs only 3.8 lbs and has reflective piping for the best possible visibility.
2. Soared 3D Protection Padded Shorts
Falling and sliding around on a snowboard can result in some sore spots. The Soared 3D Protection Padded Shorts will help reduce them.
These shorts protect the backside, thighs, crotch, and lumbar areas with 1.5 cm thick EVA padding.
They are great protective gear for the sport.
These shorts have an adjustable waist and use elastic fabric, so they are stretchy and comfortable.
Plus, they are made from a light and breathable material that wicks away moisture feels fresh and cool and is soft and comfy.
You can get these shorts in adult and children sizes.
3. Demon Complete Tune Kit with Wax
The Demon Complete Tune Kit with Wax comes with the most essential tools required to keep snowboards tuned and ready to go.
This includes an adjustable temp iron, a wire brush, a metal scraper, a tuning stone, a wax scraper, Ptex, a flat file, a polish pad, a shavings brush, an edge turner, and special White Lightning Wax.
The kit comes in a heavy duty carrying case and will save your giftee a lot of money in the long run on having their snowboard professionally tuned.
It’s easy to bring on the go and comes with instructions.
4. Seirus Innovation Unisex Neofleece Combo Scarf
A scarf is essential to any snowboarder. The Seirus Innovation Unisex Neofleece Combo Scarf is waterproof and windproof, and it’s made perfect for snowy or cold conditions.
It is made from midweight fleece and neofleece, which feel soft and are quick-drying.
This combo scarf comes in 4 sizes and is an incredibly versatile piece of apparel.
5.PEET Dryer Original 2-Shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer
Wet boots need ages to dry, but the PEET Dryer Original 2-Shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer cuts that time in half.
This electric dryer works to remove any moisture or dampness from water or sweat inside shoes or boots, preventing odor, mildew, and mold.
This electric dryer can be safely used on all types of footwear from all types of materials.
It works silently and finishes the job in between 3 and 8 hours, and it barely uses any electricity at all! Plus, it comes with a 25-year warranty.
6. Icebreaker Merino Ski Over The Calf Socks
The Icebreaker Merino Ski Over The Calf Socks may be designed for skiers, but they work amazingly for snowboarders, too.
Made from a mix of wool, lycra, nylon, merino, and spandex, these USA-made socks are anatomically sculptured and cushioned strategically for comfort and support.
These socks use a seamless toe closure that reduces the risk of blisters, and they come in lots of sizes and colors.
7. OutdoorMaster Ski Goggles PRO
Once again, though made for skiers, these work amazingly for snowboarders too and use the same design needed for snowboarding.
The OutdoorMaster Ski Goggles PRO are high-performance goggles with frameless, spherical lenses for a clear view. They are anti-fog coated and provide UV400 protection.
These goggles can be work over glasses and are compatible with all helmets. The lenses can even be swapped for others sold by the same brand.
You can get these goggles in lots of color options, and they come with a one-year warranty, a protective case, and a carrying pouch.
8. Letouch Rechargeable Hand Warmer 5200mAh Power Bank
Items with multiple functions always make great gifts. The Letouch Rechargeable Hand Warmer 5200mAh Power Bank serves as both a charging device with a 5200mAh capacity and a hand warmer, all in one.
It’s compact and easy to carry around, and it is pebble-shaped for easy holding.
This hand warmer and power bank are compatible with most digital devices, and they provided double-sided warmth at three temperature levels.
It’s easy to turn on and off, and it automatically switches off after an hour to preserve battery.
It even comes in 5 different colors!
9. Rough Rack 4-8 Ski & Snowboard Ski Rack
Snowboarders need somewhere to stow their boards. The Rough Rack 4-8 Ski & Snowboard Ski Rack is an excellent solution.
It measures 34” long and provides an impressive 45” hanging space. It is capable of holding up to eight snowboards in one go – more than enough for many snowboarders!
This rack can be used with virtually all kinds of boards and snow gear, and it comes with the necessary installation hardware and instructions.
10. Giro Seam Snow Helmet
The Giro Seam Snow Helmet is made with in-mold construction, complete with special anti-bacterial padding that keeps it safe and fresh.
The helmet’s body uses 12 vents in its make that allow for better ventilation and cooling, and it has a thermostat control with a stack vent for even more circulation.
This snow helmet is ASTM F2040 and CE EN1077 compliant and compatible with TuneUps systems. It comes in 4 sizes and 7 colors.
11. GoPro HERO5 Session
For daring snowboarders who want to record their adventures, the GoPro HERO5 Session is a great way to go.
Waterproof for up to 10 meters, the HERO5 captures 10 mp photos at a 4:3 aspect ratio and is highly user-friendly.
The GoPro HERO5 Session easily mounts onto most surfaces, is light and compact, and even responds to voice control.
It offers excellent video stabilization and works with just one press of a button.
Plus, it can share any footage directly to a smartphone to store in a cloud for easy access.
It’s a fantastic gift for any adventuring snowboarder if you have the budget for it!
12. Mydeal Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat
The Mydeal Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat combines a much-needed piece of clothing for warmth and wireless headphones in one.
It is made from pure soft acrylic that is double-knitted, ensuring paramount warmth and coziness. Its headphone feature is accessed via a user-friendly control panel.
This beanie hat uses Bluetooth 4.1 technology and has a range of 33 feet, providing great, clear sound on the go.
It lasts 6 hours of playtime on full charge (or 60 hours of standby), with each charge taking just 2.5 hours.
It has a microphone, too, so your giftee can even take calls on it!
It comes in lots of styles and colors, it is fully washable, and it fits most.
13. Hotronic FootWarmer S4
No one likes having cold feet, but they are often part and parcel of snowboarding. The Hotronic FootWarmer S4 helps to reduce this issue.
They measure 10 inches wide and 2 inches high, making them perfect for most individuals.
This foot warmer uses S series batteries that last long and improve the overall performance of the device.
Your giftee will never have to worry about freezing their toes off in the cold snow ever again!
14. Athletico Two-Piece Snowboard and Boot Bag Combo
The Athletico Two-Piece Snowboard and Boot Bag Combo is a practical way to carry a snowboard and boots easily and with no fuss.
Both bags are fitted with easy carrying handles and detachable shoulder straps, so users can easily carry the items in question in their preferred manner.
This bag combo consists of a snowboard sleeve that can fit most snowboards measuring up to 165cm and a boot bag that can fit most snowboard boots up to the boot size 13.
15. Beardski Ski Mask
For a hilarious but still very usable gag gift, the Beardski Ski Mask does not disappoint. Although again, designed for skiing, it works just as well as a snowboarding mask.
Hilariously designed to look like a very long bear when worn, this mask is made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester with adjustable attachment flaps that allow it to fit most people.
This mask uses water-repelling materials and dries quickly and easily, plus it’s well insulated against the hold and machine washable for ease and convenience.
It comes in 14 options, including lots of colors, and easily covers a user’s neck, face, and ears.