Welcome to FasterSkier’s Holiday Gift Guide! The holidays are here and it’s time to go hunting for the perfect gifts for your favorite cross-country skiers. Whether it’s a fresh pair of socks or a new wax bench we have recommendations for the best gear out there. Take a look and see for yourself. You’ll walk away with some great ideas to make this ski season one to remember.
We’ve broken up our gift guide into five budgetary segments: Under $20, $20-$50, $50-$100, $100-$200 and $200-and-over. Happy shopping!
Swix Extra Blue (10.00) – Kick wax makes a good stocking stuffer. Extra blue wax makes a great one. Make sure you’re ready for your next bluebird ski day and get as many tubes as possible. Available at New Moon, WebSkis.com, Gear West, Boulder Nordic Sport, and basically anywhere else that sells wax.
Buff (18.95) – Buy a buff to keep you or a loved one warm this winter. The buff can be used in many ways from a balaclava to a do rag to a face-mask to a hair tie and a million other things. Available at Akers.
Swix Base cleaner (15.00) – Klister can be a pain in the neck. Make your cleanup faster, easier, and less messy with the Swix Base Cleaner. Available at Boulder Nordic Sport and Gear West.
Camelback Water Bottle (8.95) – If you are anything like me, you’re constantly losing water bottles. Replace yours this year with a Camelback water bottle that has your favorite ski shop logo on it. For example take Skinny Skis.
Kind Bars (19.99) – These tasty bars are perfect for a long ski or post workout recovery snack. They’re healthy, fun, and even gluten free! Available at Vitamin Shoppe.
Ski ties (7.95) – You can never have enough ski ties. Period. Available at Boulder Nordic Sport.
Groove Pin (4.95) – Another great stocking stuffer. Make sure your groves aren’t slowing you down with a groove pin from Gear West.
Smartwool Socks (17.99) – Socks can be one of the most important clothing choices you will make this year. Ensure that you have the best this winter with Smartwool PhD Nordic Light Socks. They will keep your feet warm, dry, and feeling good. Available at Boulder Nordic Sport.
Sauce Swift Headband (18.00) – A Nordic skier can never have too much headwear. Add to your collection this year with a Sauce Swift Headband, and keep your ears warm in style. These handcrafted headbands were made with Nordic skiers in mind by former racer Shayla Swanson, and they won’t disappoint. Available at Sauce Headwear.
Make sure your hands aren’t sticky after waxing your skis this winter. Available at Gear West and Boulder Nordic Sport.
BeFAST USA 2014 Gear ($19.95 – $28.95) – Support the NNF this holiday season with one of the BeFAST USA hats or headbands. Get them at Befastsportsgear.com.