The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes every wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriends dilemma….what do they buy their cycling significant other? Like last year, I decided to put together a list of ten items that a cyclist might find useful if it were to end up in their stocking (I know I would….so, if my dear wife is reading this, please take note). Here they are:

  1. Pedros Beverage Wrench – everybody needs one of these laying around.
  2. Shebeest Glass Prism Sock for the women or the Hincapie Merino Wool Sock for the guys.
  3. Capo Roubaix Hat

    Capo Roubaix Hat

  4. The Capo Roubaix Hat for men. – I think this just looks totally cool.
  5. Planet Bike Blinky Rear LED Light – every cyclist needs good rear illumination for those evening or early morning rides.
  6. Park Tool SW-7 Triple Spoke Wrench – I can’t count the number of times I wish I had a spoke wrench with me.
  7. Innovations Ultraflate Plus CO2 Inflator – if your cyclist already has an inflator then re-stock their supply of CO2 cartridges.
  8. Fi’zi:k Saddle Pa:k w/ Clips – I know I need to get rid of my oversize mountain bike seat bag.
  9. Bicycling 1-year Magazine Subscription – every cyclist needs this.
  10. The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week by Chris Carmichael
  11. Chamois Butt’r 8-Ounce Skin Lubricant – you gotta protect yourself.

There you have it. Some pretty simple items that, I think, would make any cyclist happy to find in their stocking this Christmas. If I’m not mistaken, most of the items are under $20 (with some under $10) which is easy on the bank account.