We’ve got a few passionate skateboarders in our lives so we’ve been super excited to have the opportunity to spend some time searching around for cool skateboarding gifts then sharing our faves, thanks to our most awesome new sponsor, The Parking Block skateboard stand. We are stoked (see how we did that?) to welcome them, because, wow — we don’t know if this is a better gift for boarders, or for any parents who are constantly nagging them to get their skate gear off the floor!
Plus, we’re always happy to support an amazing, entrepreneurial small California-based business that’s created something really smart and useful, and of course, we’re thrilled they’re supporting us right back.
If you have a boarder at home and are looking for some great gift ideas, be sure to grab a Parking Block in one of four cool colors. It’s like giving the gift of no arguing! Then, check out some of these other fantastic skateboarding gifts, just in time for the holidays.
The iconic skate shoes from Lakai are now available in an increasing number of kids’ sizes, equally comfortable, shock-absorbent and yes, stylish. ($45, Lakai)
These rad 52mm wheels are help keep smaller riders steady for street skating, skate parks, or beginning trick riding. ($24.99, Warehouse Skateboards)
Small, lightweight, waterproof, and now more affordable. Comes with various frames, mounts and buckles, but you’ll want to add the optional Helmet Front Mount. ($299, GoPro; $14.99 for Helmet Front Mount)
A fun, zippy little offering from the artisans at Arbor Collective, who are committed to sustainable practices, supporting local artists, and making darn good boards. ($159, Arbor Collective)
Each one-of-a-kind watch is handmade in Canada, and very, very cool. ($199+ at 2nd Shot Canada)
While they’re a sponsor, we’re still delighted to recommend this brilliantly designed stand which holds boards safely in place either vertically or horizontally — and off the floor! It keeps wheels away from the walls so yay for that (says the parents), and it’s so durable you can stash it in the garage or even right outside your door. Your house, your rules, right? ($19.95, Amazon in four different colors)
12 months, plus a free tee. Sweet. ($17.95, Thrasher)
The original vintage patent drawing on a tee in youth through adult sizes. ($19.99, Patent Prints)
Like, they totally look like little green army men dude. Only, they don’t. ($5.99, The Fancy)
Now that’s a cool gift for skateboarders. It comes pre-cut, pre-drilled, and ready to start freaking out parents everywhere. ($244.95, Zumiez with free US shipping)
Made for iPhone 6/6S, or kind of makes you want to get one if you don’t already have it. ($40, Recover with free US shipping)
Straight outta Malmö. ($31.99, Skate Warehouse)
Don’t know what your boarder wants? We bet he or she does. Start here. ($99-119, Zumiez)
Thanks so much to our sponsor, The Parking Block Skateboard Stand, a fantastic small company that’s solving some big headaches for families, and creating one of the coolest gifts for skateboarders we’ve seen.