cycling in the Philippines

Ride on! Bike-friendly gift ideas for your cyclist friends

Amanda T. Lago
Ride on! Bike-friendly gift ideas for your cyclist friends
It seems that everyone these days knows a biker, or is one themselves – which means there is probably a cyclist on your holiday gift list!

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At a time when public transport comes with a whole lot of risk, a lot of people have turned to biking. Bicycles have been an efficient, socially-distant way of getting from point A to point B, and a great way to travel and explore on the weekends.  

Unsurprisingly, it seems that everyone these days knows a biker, or is one themselves – which means there is probably a cyclist on your holiday gift list. You can’t carry much on two wheels, so when it comes to gifts for bikers, function trumps everything. Here are a few ideas:

Reflectors

Get your friend the gift of safety with a cute custom reflector from Neko Cycles. Whether it’s the face of their pet, their K-pop bias, or their favorite dish, this gift will make their bikes stand out and help keep them visible on the road. Custom reflectors start at P300.

Food-inspired reflectors are also available from I Love Handmade PH, with prices ranging from P180 to P320.

Bike-ready shirts

Help your friend upgrade their Instagram bike posts with a dri-fit button-down from ATTCK Lifestyle. Their shirts come in funky prints that will look good both on and off the road. More importantly, they’re breezy enough for biking and the colors and prints are great for disguising sweat stains. They’re available at the Bikeary store for P1,500, and are open for pre-orders on their Facebook page.

Bike bags

Any cyclist would love additional storage space for their ride, even better if it comes in the form of a colorful, compact bag that’s made to fit their bike. Mandaluyong-based Baybayin Bags has bags that will fit handlebars, frames, and saddles in different colorways that you can even customize. Prices range from P630 to P1,140 depending on the size and type of bag you’re getting. Check out their Instagram page for more info.

Socks

If anyone will appreciate socks as a Christmas present, it’s cyclists. The right pair can save them from post-ride blisters and can also spice up their bike OOTDs. Check out the sock collection at Vamos, P395 a pair. Also on Lazada.

Bottles

Make sure your friend stays hydrated on their next ride by gifting them with a water bottle that’s too adorable not to use. These ones by Spurcycle are brightly colored and inspired by classic condiments. They’re available for P700 at Bikeary. Also on Shopee.

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Amanda T. Lago

After avoiding long-term jobs in favor of travelling the world, Amanda finally learned to commit when she joined Rappler in July 2017. As a lifestyle and entertainment reporter, she writes about music, culture, and the occasional showbiz drama. She also hosts Rappler Live Jam, where she sometimes tries her best not to fan-girl on camera.