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. 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!
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This post has been updated for 2020
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.
These rad 52mm wheels are help keep smaller riders steady for street skating, skate parks, or beginning trick riding. ($22, UExtremo)
Small, lightweight, waterproof, and fairly affordable. Comes with various frames, mounts and buckles, but you’ll want to add the optional Helmet Front Mount. (Prices vary, Amazon)
While they’re former 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? Plus it’s from an entrepreneurial, small Californai-based business that’s created something really smart and useful. ($17.95 and up, Amazon, in multiple colors)
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. (prices vary, Amazon or through Arbor Collective)
Each one-of-a-kind watch is handmade in Canada, and very, very cool. ($199+ at 2nd Shot Canada)
12 months, plus a free tee. Sweet. ($17.95, Thrasher)
The original vintage patent drawing on a tee in youth through adult sizes. ($21 and up, Patent Prints)
Like, they totally look like little green army men dude. Only, they don’t. ($6.99, Amazon)
Made for iPhone 6/6S, or kind of makes you want to get one if you don’t already have it. ($30 for iPhone 12 Mini, Recover, with free US shipping)
Straight outta Malmö. ($40, Skate Warehouse)
Don’t know what your boarder wants? We bet he or she does. Start here. ($99-119, Zumiez)