Great Gift Ideas For Winter Sports Enthusiasts

By: L Quinn

It's no surprise that winter sports are popular around Christmas time, with many areas of the country just minutes or hours from great skiing during this time of year. But what do you get the person in your life that's crazy about skiing or snowboarding? Here are some excellent gift ideas that are sure to please the winter sports enthusiasts in your life:

It's not easy to buy someone a new pair of skis, boots or even clothing since it's difficult to know what size they wear. Instead of the types of gifts that require proper sizing, consider gifts that will surely be used and won't be brought back to the store because they don't fit. One excellent gift idea is a lift pass to their favorite ski area. All you need to do is find out where they ski. You'll find most ski destinations offer ski or lift passes to purchase easily online. Ski goggles are also a gift that will surely be appreciated and used by the recipient. Ski goggles are an easy gift to size as well, since goggles are usually a "one size fits all" type of item. There's a wide range of ski goggles, including sexy and sleek versions that will provide any skiier with a comfortable, clear and safe experience for their eyes while on the slopes. You may also consider a helmet, which is only available in small, medium and large sizes, so it's quite easy to pick the right size, as long as you have an idea of the size of the recipients head. A helmet is a gift that you can feel great about, since it has the potential to keep your loved one safe and may even save their life.

Your loved one may enjoy listening to Beethoven while swooshing down the slopes, if so, then consider getting them one of the new wireless audio kits now available. These kits will work with their MP3 player and allow them to use wireless headphones that fit snugly inside of their helmet or cap. An iTunes gift certificate would go well with this gift, or even a new iPod.

More great and economical ideas for skiiers include gloves, ski caps and socks. Gloves are a good choice since they are generally available in set sizes like small, medium and large or men's and women's. Ski caps are a nice idea for skiiers who don't wear helmets and they're available in a huge range of styles, colors and fabrics. You'll surely find one that fits the personality of the recipient. You don't want to forget the socks. Yes, it may seem boring to some people, but thick, cozy winter socks are a practical gift for any skiier or snowboarder, that they'll appreciate whether on the slopes or off.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Gift certificates to an outdoor or sporting goods store are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who is in need of some new gear. This way, they can get the perfect size. Gift cards also fit perfect in a card or stocking. Don't forget accessories either. There are many small and low cost accessories that any skiier or snowboarder will be able to make use of. Consider ear warmers, earmuffs, scarves, headbands, ski wax, lanyards, GPS devices, weather radios, watches or sunglasses.

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