It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we can all agree that we all need to spread a little love after the hand that 2020 has dealt us. So, we’ve put together our pick of the ultimate Christmas ski gifts sure to bring some joy to the skier or snowboarder in your life.
The one thing every skier needs is a seriously reliable ski bag. The Fall Line from Dakine is one of the most popular bags out there and for very good reason. It offers all you could possibly need, with room for two pairs of skis, poles and even a removable boot bag. The lightweight, wheeled design makes it incredibly easy to manoeuvre, while the padded protection and durable materials mean that your beloved skis are kept well protected!
This super stylish flask is the perfect partner for a cold day on the slopes, whether you fill it with coffee, hot chocolate, or even a cheeky vin chaud! Made using 100% stainless steel, this flask is perfect for any active traveller and will be just as happy keeping you warm while hiking in the UK as it will on a chairlift!
The perfect holdall is an essential part of every travellers’ kit, but finding the perfect duffel can be like finding a in an après bar… However, the Dr. Duffel from Bach might just be the holy grail of duffel bags – robust, reliable, spacious and stylish. The various inner compartments which make travel organisation a dream and the bag is incredibly easy to carry thanks to the padded shoulder straps (though these can be stowed away if you’d rather carry the duffel as a hold-all). The super sturdy design is inspired by the design of a doctor’s case. Did someone prescribe some powder?
Available in Black and Yellow Curry.
The Anon WM3 Goggle is the perfect Christmas ski gift for the women in your life, with a wide field of view and new women’s-specific frame, designed especially to fit smaller faces. Anon’s innovative MAGNA-TECH® lens system uses the power of magnets to let you easily swap out lenses, while the brand’s impressive PERCEIVE optics enhance contrast for great clarity in all conditions. Full-perimeter venting plus moisture-wicking face foam keep the goggle fog-free. The Anon WM3 are OTG compatible and come with an additional bonus lens.
One for skiers who want to fo full throttle from first lifts to last, no matter the conditions, the Dakine Kodiak ski gloves offer a great value gift for a tech savvy snow sports fan this winter. Incredibly warm and fully waterproof with GORE-TEX and Gore Grip technology, these gloves will withstand any winter conditions! We love the vintage look the DWR 100% goat leather brings to these gloves, while our fingers are kept warm and toasty thanks to the interior Primaloft® Gold insulation and wool blend lining.
As every parent readies themselves for the 3000th Christmas screening of Frozen (1, 2 or – let’s be realistic here – both), why not delight the little ones in your life with a Frozen accessory to keep their face warm this winter! Plus, it doubles up as a mask for those occasions you might need to be a bit more Covid-conscious!
You can also get the Buff in a Star Wars print here for young skiers that might prefer storm troopers to singing snowmen!
All the style of a Vans trainer with all the comfort of a slipper, you won’t ever want to take these bad boys off. With 100g of insulation and impressive grip on the sole, let’s just say they’re as far away as you can get from an uncomfortable hire shop ski boot!
The slowtide Valen blanket allows you to curl up in front of that crackling chalet fire in style this winter. The cosy fleece fabric is made using 100% recycled materials, with a reversible design and embroidered edges. With its bright colourful design, super soft fabric and use of recycled materials – what’s not to love?!
‘Hood’ balaclavas are all the rage right now and we absolutely love this funky flower print offering from Eivy. Made of thick, soft fleece, it’s highly comfortable and warm for long days on the snow, with the unique pattern making it a stylish pick for those who love an afternoon après session. The helmet-compatible design means it can be worn over or under a helmet, with two drawstring pullers to allow adjustment.
Whether you’re grooving with a post-ski beer, trying your hand at sledging or even heading out for a walk in the cold British countryside, these trendy snow boots from Vans will ensure your feet stay warm and dry. Impressively waterproof, with good grip and insulation, they combine technical footwear with that classic, laid-back Vans style. Also available in a longer length as the Standard MTE.
Using their premium ButterBlend™ fabric, Stance have created some seriously comfy face masks, available in a range of fun, fresh patterns. Machine washable and reversible, keep safe and covered in style this winter with Stance.
Not medical grade.
A Gogglesoc is the ultimate stocking filler for skiers and snowboarders. This small accessory allows you to give the gift of peace of mind, by protecting your precious ski goggles from scratching when they’re in your pocket or on your helmet.
All of Gogglesoc’s designs are pretty epic, but Sendy! is one of our personal favourites, with the retro print bringing a little fun to your ski kit! Plus, Gogglesoc’s are all made using recycled plastic bottles, so are a great option for those wanting to make more responsible choices this Christmas.
Stance Socks are the true masters when it comes to comfy, good-looking ski socks. They cushion your feet in all the right places, thanks to impeccable fit design and arch support, but they provide impressive warmth – especially if your toes tend to feel the cold! We wouldn’t be surprised if even Santa himself wears Stance in the North Pole.
Bring a little of that North Face urban style to the slopes this year with the Etip Tech gloves. These lightweight gloves feature wind-resistant fabric and Thermolite® insulation, making them the perfect option for some spring shredding. Etip technology in the fingertips and silicone grip on the plam means that you can easily use your phone while wearing these.
You can never go wrong with a good black beanie… Not only will the Brodeo beanie from Patagonia go nicely with each and every ski jacket you own, but it’ll keep your head incredibly warm while it does. Made from a blend of top quality recycled wool and lightweight nylon, it’s super comfy, with the ability to shed moisture and insulate even when wet!
Still looking for more? View our huge 2021 Buyer’s Guide here.