Tiso Gift GuidesGifts for Skiers
Even if you’re a keen skier yourself, it can sometimes be a little tricky to pick out the perfect gift for the skier in your life. From early morning risers who are the first to hit the slopes to passionate après skiers who are more at home in front of a crackling log fire, ski enthusiasts tend to be particular about how, where, and when they ski.
With such a wide range of ski gear to choose from, we recognise that finding the perfect match for your favourite skier can feel a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! To help take the stress out of your search for the perfect ski-related Christmas gift, we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite ski gear. With gifts for every price point and ability level, if they love to hit the slopes, then this list will have something to suit them!
Gifts for Skiers Who Live and Breathe the Slopes
If you’ve ever tried squeezing your feet into damp, cold ski boots, then you’ll understand quite how unpleasant it is. Thanks for the Dry Warmer Pro Warmers from Sidas, the skier in your life may never have suffer the horror of wet boots ever again! Designed to maximise the circulation of warm air and reduce drying time, the Drywarmer Pro will ensure their boots are dry and toasty each morning before they hit the slopes. What’s more, it is also equipped with ultraviolet light sanitising, anti-bacterial properties and even boasts a USB charging socket, meaning this nifty gadget can be used almost anywhere.
These great vintage style, half-snap fleeces from Columbia will make a fab addition to any winter wardrobe. With a high collar that is great for retaining heat, they are as soft and cosy as it gets. Stylish and practical, they would make a great midlayer for on-piste skiing, or alternatively, you could just pop one on to keep you warm and comfortable whilst you admire the mountains from the balcony of an alpine chalet!
If you are really looking to splash out on your favourite skier, then look no further than the Carv Digital Ski Coach. Perfect for those who are always looking to improve their skills on the slope, this digital coach records your movements via insole sensors, providing detailed technique analysis and even live audio coaching as you ski. Developed in collaboration with world class instructors and racers, the Carv is perfect for skiers of any level. Designed to identify even the smallest inconsistencies in technique it offers impressive data, advice tailored to your skill level and bite-sized training tips.
The Backland FR SQS are the ski poles of choice for free riders and ski tourers alike. Lightweight, yet incredibly tough, these telescopic poles are crafted from durable aluminium and feature a reliable Power Lock clasp system for easy adjustment. For extra security, they are equipped with a safety release system that instantly releases the strap when under strain, helping to reduce the risk of injury. But the best part, is that each of these ski poles is in fact a screwdriver. That’s right, disconnect the poles and you will find that the tip of one is a flathead and the other a cross head, ideal for adjusting ski bindings. Boasting high quality materials and intelligent design, these poles perfect choice for a skiier who is looking to upgrade, or enter the world of backcountry ski touring for the first time.
The timeless, traditional style of these Bergvik gloves was a great consideration for us when choosing them for our list. When it comes to insulation, they make use of the best in modern design, Primaloft Gold, which is not only ideal for retaining warmth when wet but keeps the glove incredibly light at the same time. Crafted from high-quality goatskin and equipped with a wool cuff and polyester lining, they truly offer great protection against the elements. For this reason, we reckon they would not only work as a skiing glove - but are a great choice to gift any outdoor enthusiast.
You can’t go wrong with a stylish beanie to make sure the skier in your life looks the part when they stop for refreshments at their favourite après ski spot. The Women's Ribbed Pom Pom Beanie is the ideal gift to ensure that they stay warm and comfortable on those chilly winter evenings. Crafted from a luxurious wool-blend, it features a detachable faux fur pompom and thermal fleece lining, perfect for their next trip to the Alps.
Guaranteed to make you look right at home in your favourite après-ski spot, the stylish Lucia snow boots from Mammal feature a faux-fur trim and luxurious fleece lining to help keep your feet wonderfully cosy. Our favourite feature with these boots is the OC ice grip system that sits comfortably in the sole. If you find yourself facing icy conditions, it can then be flipped out to expose ice-gripping metal studs that sit below the toe-box and heel. What's more, these must have boots are also crafted from water-resistant Raintex fabric to ensure that they shrug off snow and water with ease! These would make a great gift for anyone who loves to spend time in wintery alpine conditions.
We love the Mons Royale Yotei Baselayer because of the great combination of comfort, quality, and style. The Yotei is woven using 100% ZQ-certified merino wool, meaning it not only can it naturally retain and regulate body warmth, it is also fast-drying and odour resistant. The ZQ certification ensures that the wool is traceable from garment to source and is provided by sheep that are afforded the highest welfare standards. These high standards in welfare translate to a high standard in this baselayer, with great next-to-skin comfort and thumb loops that help keep it in place.
It goes without saying that goggles an essential part of any skier’s kit. Give the skier in your life the gift of clear vision this Christmas with the Flight Deck goggles from Oakley. With inspiration drawn from the visors worn by fighter pilots, these high-performance goggles have been optimized to provide a wider field of view, allowing the wearer to focus on the trail ahead. Not only will they keep your favourite skier’s eyes shielded from pelting snow, blistering winds and even the blinding sunshine, they will look pretty cool when they hit the slopes as well.
With the Radiator heated gloves from Steiner, the skier in your life will never have to worry about frost bitten fingers again. Combining Primaloft insulation with an electronic battery powered heating system, these innovative gloves will keep their digits toasty for up to 8.5 hours! Easy to control thanks to the super accessible LED button, they boast 3 levels of heating and to top it all off, they are even touch screen compatible! Crafted with a soft-shell outer and luxurious leather palm, these really are the ideal glove to eradicate the cold. Perfect for a long day on the slopes!