Shay’s Holiday Gift Guide

06 Dec, 2010

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s that time of year to deliver some goodies to your friends, significant other or favorite snowboarder in the family. I’m a huge fan of keeping gifts under $50 and keeping it simple with items that people will actually use on the mountain.

I put together 10 gift ideas that I’m stoked on. Now it’s your turn…what do you think is a good gift idea for a fellow snowboarder? What gifts do you hand out to friends or family?

Snowboard DVD’s


This year there are some great snowboard films that you can give as presents. My personal favorites are Absinthe Nowhere, Jeremy Jones Deeper and Think Thank Right Brain Left Brain.



I’ve got two favorite brands for insoles: Shredsoles and Remind Insoles. Both have created insoles for snowboarders to help give more comfort on the slopes when it comes to their feet.

Casual Industrees Snow Biz Hoodie


Hoodies are always a favorite item in the closet. Casual Industrees is one of my favorite brands, straight out repping the NW and keeping it real. They’ve got the snow biz hoodie this year with a shot from Justin Hostynek from Absinthe.

Pow High 5 Mitt


Who doesn’t love high 5’s on the slopes? The high 5 mitt just invokes fun on the slopes while keeping your hands warm.

Speck Burton Case


Good for protecting your Ipod 4 on the mountain, Burton collaborated with Speck to design a hard case in a couple different designs. I’m rocking the toile colorway.

Snowboard Luggage


A bunch of snowboard brands have luggage and packs that start out under $50. I’m a fan of Dakine packs, rocking the Mission pack but also like their travel luggage like this one that is under $50.

Pom Pom Goodies

$12.99 & up

Whether it’s the wax or just a couple goodies to keep in your snowboard bag, Pom Pom has them all. Their rub-on wax is one of my favorite plus they make great necktubes that keep your face dry and warm on the slopes.

686 Tool Belt


I always forget to bring my tool to the mountain but with the 686 tool belt, you are covered when you put it on. The toolbelt delivers up your tools without having to carry around a bulky tool (or not if you forget it like me).

Snowboard Socks


Every snowboarder needs snowboard socks. Best gift in my opinion is giving snowboard socks out because you always need them. Brands like Smartwool, Fox River, Burton give up some comfortable sox for the slopes.

Bluebird Wax


Bluebird Wax, based out of Jackson Hole is Willie’s brainchild and a company that delivers heart and soul to waxjobs. Between the All-Temp, Cold-Temp and Soy Wax…there’s something for everyone.

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. MH
    December 06, 2010

    The 686 Belt is probably the best gift I’ve ever received, not only is it totally awesome, but it’s the most durable snow belt I’ve ever owned.

  2. KimChi
    December 06, 2010

    Hey Shay, sorry to put you on the spot if you could only have one would you go Remind or ShredSOLES?

  3. Ann
    December 06, 2010

    fleece neck gaiter!!

  4. timmy
    December 06, 2010

    Chea. Last year I picked up a few of those rome pint glasses after you posted about them in the holiday gift guide.

    This is deff nice!

  5. Brek Leines
    December 06, 2010

    Siege Audio Headphones!

    “brekvip” is a 40% of Coupon code, use it in the check out!

  6. Kimi
    December 08, 2010

    thanx Brek! i just got presents for all the guys on my list:)

  7. Elias
    December 10, 2010

    Good choice shay~ I got the pompom beanie for my gf and the 686 tool belt for myself. I learnt the brand pompom from you and it is such a cute and lovable brand for girls. Any more good recommendations?