The 12 Best Gifts to Buy for Snowboarders in 2018

The 12 Best Gifts to Buy for Snowboarders in 2018

Snowboarder with handheld camera

 Matt Gibson

Whether or not you know if a friend or family loves snowboarding, you may not be too savvy on the sport’s technicalities yourself to get the best gift for your loved one.

This gift guide below is an inside look into some of the best snowboarding-related gifts in the last several years, so that you can win points as the best gift giver. From the Burton Mystery Snowboard to the Airhole Face Mask, the snowboarder in your life will thank you.

1. Burton Mystery Snowboard

It’s easy to go over the top when buying a gift for a snowboarder, and the Burton Mystery snowboard makes it even easier.

The Mystery is the cream of the crop of Burton boards and is the most expensive one they make. It’s also the lightest and most innovative board in their line, with stainless edges, a Methlon base, and Burton’s carbon-fiber matrix. Most of all, the Burton Mystery comes with some of the best bragging rights in the industry.

2. Season Pass

A season pass is one of the ultimate gifts for snowboarding enthusiasts. Daily passes can cost upwards of $70 a piece, and season passes are rarely below $500. Receiving a season pass can take a huge burden off of your favorite snowboarder’s wallet.

Consider buying them an Epic Pass, which gives them access to Vail Resorts' growing group of resorts.

3. GoPro HERO4

The GoPro HERO4 action camera is available in the silver or black edition, depending on the photo quality you need and the price you want to invest in. Features include built-in touch display, higher-quality video recording, faster photo capture, and Bluetooth technology. There are several GoPro versions out there, and this is a classic.

4. POC Lid Goggles

These uniquely designed snowsport goggles offer a cylindrical double lens that provides a huge field of vision for better visibility. The scratch and fog-resistant lens is easy to change, based on the snow and weather conditions, and the triple-layer face foam means riders enjoy a new level of comfort.

5. BearTek Snow Bluetooth Gloves

Snowboarders have a knack for being out on the mountain when they should be at work.

These BearTek Snow Bluetooth gloves make it possible to answer a phone without rifling through layers of clothing. Riders can answer a call, ignore a call, maneuver through playlists, and control a GoPro by touching a strip on the inside of the glove’s middle and index fingers.

6. RaceWax Deluxe Snowboard Tuning Kit

Every snowboarder needs a solid tuning kit to keep their board in tip-top shape. The RaceWax Deluxe Snowboard Tuning Kit has everything a rider needs to keep their board riding and looking like new season after season.

This kit includes an edge bevel multi tool, metal scraper, edge stone, file cleaning brush, wax, a wax scraper, P-Tex, and diamond stone — all in a compact storage case with plenty of pockets.

7. HotHands Hand Warmers

A few packs of HotHands Hand Warmers involve small packets of natural ingredients that produce heat when exposed to air. Toss them in the hand-warmer pocket of your gloves, or use toe warmers for boots, and enjoy up to 10 hours of toasty hands or toes.

8. Leatherman Hail + Style PS Tool

Buying a gift for a snowboarder who already has “everything” can be tricky, but the Leatherman Hail + Style PS Tool will satisfy them.

It’s far more than a typical snowboard tool, involving 13 different utilities you can use to repair your gear in a pinch. Needle nose pliers, a Phillips head screwdriver, flat-heat screwdriver, scissors, a scraper, and a wrench are just a few of the tools that prove handy whether you need a tune-up, have binding trouble, or worse.

9. Crab Grab Shark Teeth

Many riders avoid using stomp pads because they have a reputation of not looking cool, but slipping on your board getting on or off the lift is even more embarrassing. Crab Grab Shark Teeth offer discreet non-slip protection, so you can skip the embarrassment entirely.

10. Stance Baldface Sock

Socks aren’t typically the most exciting gift, but these Stance Baldface socks are up there. Stylish graphics combined with high-quality materials keep feet warm from the first chair to the last. These socks an essential piece of snowboarding gear.

11. Dakine ABS Signal 25L Backpack

Backcountry snowboarding is an expensive sport, but it pays to be safe in unpredictable off-piste terrain.

The Dakine ABS Signal 25L is big enough to hold all of your backcountry and avalanche safety gear with special pockets, a board carrying system, and a built-in ABS system with the ability to save your life in an emergency. Gifting this backpack will provide your favorite rider, and yourself, with peace of mind.

12. Airhole Face Mask

Face masks have become a popular way to keep the cold off your face when riding, and the Airhole company knows how to make masks that look much cooler than you’d expect.

These neoprene Airhole face masks cover only the bottom half of the rider’s face, so they can avoid the discomforts of fitting it under a hat or helmet. Even better, the neoprene material keeps condensation from building up and freezing around the mouth, keeping riders warmer and more comfortable than ever.

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