10 last-minute gifts for the skier in your life

10 last-minute gifts for the skier in your life

We get it, you’re busy and holiday shopping can be a total pain in the ass. Let us help you do the heavy lifting with this guide to 10 last-minutes gifts specifically for skiers. From cozy ski socks to sunscreen and even a deep-tissue massager, this list has something for every style of two-planker. Bonus: None of these products will break the bank. Keep scrolling for the full list of great gift ideas, you can thank us later. Happy shopping!

Darn Tough Socks

100-percent made in the U.S.A., Darn Tough socks are premium wool socks made for every outdoor adventure. A lifetime guarantee and uncompromised comfort, durability and fit make Darn Tough one of the best damn socks in the game. If you order by noon on December 22 you can still get your socks in time for the big day or simply purchase a gift card and let your loved one pick out the socks that speak to them.

Honey Stinger products

Whether it’s the waffles, the energy chews or the hydration mix, the skier in your life will thank you for filling their stocking with Honey Stinger. Designed to keep you fueled and firing throughout your activities, Honey Stinger’s organic products provide pure energy for the task at hand. Check out your local ski retailer or grocery store for products.

Deep Tissue Massager

There are tons of brands out there that create battery-operated (and re-chargeable) massage guns. Our favorite happens to be the Sharper Image Power Percussion Deep Tissue Massager, which you can still find at Costco. Whether your ski lover took one too many bump runs or kicked a shoe on hardpack, the Deep Tissue Massager from Sharper Image has six different attachments and six speed settings to help work out whatever kink, wherever.

Cardo Systems’ Packtalk Outdoor

Communication is key when you’re out skiing with friends, whether you’re in the backcountry or ripping through the resort. Cardo Systems’ Packtalk Outdoor helps keep you in constant communication with your ski partners and doesn’t interfere with avalanche transceiver signals.

Voile Straps

Another excellent stocking stuffer are Voile Straps. Seemingly simple, incredibly useful, no skier can have too many Voile Straps in their pack—especially when traveling in the backcountry for emergency gear or rescue purposes.

Skida Neckwear

Bandanas, neck warmers and balaclavas, all available in a multitude of different prints, there’s a Skida neck piece for every person. Give the gift that keeps on giving—comfort and warmth—in the middle of winter.

Platypus SoftBottle

Staying hydrated while out skiing is key for a fun and safe time outside but hard plastic or metal water bottles can be bulky and heavy. The SoftBottle from Platypus is a hydration game changer because as you consume the fluids in the “bottle” it gets smaller and lighter in your pack—making it an ideal choice, especially for backcountry skiers.

MountainFLOW Eco Wax

Whether you’ve got an avid resort rider who needs to stock up on ski wax or a backcountry aficionado with sticky skins, MountainFLOW Eco Wax has an eco-friendly version of wax every snow slider needs. One of our personal favorites is the Skin Wax Rub On to keep our skins from glopping on the trail.

Dermatone Skin Protection

From sunscreen to lip balm and even frostbite protection, Dermatone makes skincare products with skiers top-of-mind. The official sunscreen for the U.S. Ski Team, you can trust Dermatone products to stand up to harmful sun rays and harsh temperatures with uncompromised protection.

Auclair Gloves

Frozen fingers can ruin a ski day fast. Keep the frigid phalanges at bay with a pair of Auclair gloves. Made in Canada, you know these mitts and gloves can stand up to the harshest winter conditions, year after year.

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