25 Gnarly Gifts For Skateboarders

So you were just invited to your relative’s birthday party. But they’re going through a skateboarding phase, and you have no idea what to get them. Awkward. 

Don’t worry! This article is your quintessential go-to guide. We picked out some of the best items that any skateboarder will appreciate regardless of gender or expertise level. 

Check out the following 25 gnarly gifts for skateboarders if you’re completely lost as you browse the aisles at the store.  

1. Blank Skateboard Deck

Skateboard Collective 8.25' Blank Skateboard Deck Random Top/Natural Bottom, Self-Customizable Skateboard Deck, 7-Ply Maple Construction, Random Topsheet Color

A blank skateboard deck is a great gift if your skateboarding fanatic loves DIY projects. They can get artsy and customize it entirely themselves! The natural wood bottom is empty, and they could paint it with their favorite colors. Or decorate it with artwork, stickers, or other fandoms. 

The deck is a high-quality base, so you don’t have to worry about the board giving out anytime soon. They can have fun cruising around with a board that reflects their personality and interests that they created themselves!

2. Paint Pens

ZEYAR Acrylic Paint Pens, Expert of Rock Painting, Extra Fine, 48 Colors, AP Certified, Permanent&Waterproof Ink, Works on Rock, Wood, Glass, Metal, Ceramic and nearly All Surfaces (48 Colors)

Since we just talked about getting creative, paint pens are another awesome gift for anyone who appreciates skateboarding. The pens come in 48 bright colors, including black, white, brown, blue, green, red, orange, yellow, and various pastels and metallics. 

They can have a blast coloring on their board or copying specific designs for a unique and eye-catching look. The best part is the pens are non-toxic, dry quickly, and don’t fade over time. You can write on almost any surface with these pens, so don’t be afraid to try them out on a new board. 

3. Skateboard Backpack

Skateboard Backpack, Simbow Laptop Backpack Rucksack with USB Charging Port, Anti-Theft Lock, Water Resistant, Fits up to 15.6-17 Inch Laptop, for College School Business Travel Men Boy (2020 New Black)

A backpack is always a nifty gift to carry around a board, an extra pair of shoes, and a water bottle before heading over to the skate park. Skateboarders can transport various-sized boards, and an included port allows them to charge a phone to blast music while skating. 

This skateboard backpack has countless pockets and anti-theft compartments to store valuables. The bag is water-resistant and adjustable. Any skater of any age will appreciate the ease of use that comes with having a suitable pack that stores their personal belongings safely.

4. GoPro HERO10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 23MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization

Who wouldn’t want to record their sick moves while skateboarding? The GoPro HERO10 camera creates fast and smooth videos that record optimal performance. Skateboarders can choose the slow-motion feature and view their stunts at a slower speed to reference as they practice. 

The GoPro camera allows you to upload your high-resolution images safely after storing them in unlimited cloud storage. Any risk-taking skateboarder will love that they can capture their stunts and upload them for the world to see. 

5. Parking Block Skateboard Storage

Parking Block Skateboard Stand, Portable & Safe Skate Stand, Skateboard and Accessory Holder for All Boards, Skateboarding Gifts for Boys and Girls, Display, Organizer

Having a skateboard roll around the house without proper storage could be annoying and dangerous. This portable stand allows skaters to keep the skateboard clean, safe, and secure without harming others. 

You won’t trip on the wheels, and the stand keeps the dirty underside away from the walls and floor. You can easily move it to wherever you want in the house. Storage underneath allows skateboard fans to shove all their other skateboarding accessories inside. They never have to ask: where did I put that again?  

6. Slick Skateboard Curb Wax 

Dime Bag Hardware Triple Slick Skateboard Curb Wax 4 Pack Assorted Skate Wax

Wait, you need wax for skateboarding? Yes, you do. Wax is a perfect gift for any hardcore skateboarder. Waxing the board and other places prevents the gears from rubbing too hard and creating wear marks.

Wax also reduces wheel bite but be careful if they’re new to this hobby because it can get slippery fast. They can fit the small wax in their pocket, and you don’t have to break the bank investing in good wax. Each one smells fruity and comes individually wrapped. 

7. Road ID Bracelet

Road ID Bracelet - Official ID Wristband - Silicone Clasp Identification Bracelet and Sport ID for Athletes

Let’s face it: accidents happen even if we don’t want them to. If you want to protect your loved one as they skateboard around town, a road ID bracelet confirms first responders can act in case of an emergency. All the labels are engraved in caps for readability, and you can get the silicone band in various colors. 

You can choose to include specific medical info and other phone numbers. The bands are relatively fashionable. They can pair the bracelet with other jewelry to be safe but still look cool as they hang out with friends.

8. Zeato All-In-One Skate Tools

Zeato All-in-One Skate Tools Multi-Function Portable Skateboard Y Tool Accessory with Y-Type Allen Key and L-Type Phillips Head Wrench Screwdriver

This skate tool is nifty to have (in your backpack) to adjust axles, mounting hardware, and other areas that complete skateboard assembly. You can repair your skateboard or tighten any loose nuts that could prove to be a safety hazard later. 

You can use this tool for any skateboard type to change wheels or clean bearings. The Y-shaped tool includes three different sizes and comes complete with a pouch for storage. While not as exciting as the other options on this list, safety is a priority. 

9. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle with Flex Cap or Flex Straw

Skateboarding is a sport. Especially during the hotter months, you want to stay hydrated. A hydro flask water bottle is a fantastic way to keep your water cold for up to 24 hours. The bottle is durable, made from stainless steel, and doesn’t make your beverage taste weird. 

Skateboarders don’t have to worry about leaks as they skate from here to there. Plus, they can easily place these water bottles into the dishwasher without worrying about the outside chipping. They come in rainbow colors, so choose your relative’s favorite. They’ll be grateful not to drink from nasty water fountains any longer.

10. Element Flat Bar

Element Flat Bar

An element flat bar is essential if your cousin, husband, son, niece, or whoever wants to make a skating park at home. They can practice some sick tricks like grinding and sliding on it without worrying about the sturdy bar shifting. 

The design is perfect for beginners who want to practice before showing off at the skatepark. You can move it around if needed, and the assembly is quick and easy. 

11. Longboard

Arbor Bamboo Axis Longboard

A longboard is the most radical skateboarding gift. You can find crazy colors and patterns, but the longboard design is very old-school and classic. This skateboard variation is perfect for cruising around town or getting an adrenaline rush from going down a hill. Longboards are ideal for beginners. With quality parts, you can look good and feel safe riding. 

12. Santa Cruz Merch

SANTA CRUZ Classic Dot Mens T-Shirt Black

Santa Cruz is a popular brand amongst skateboarding kids and teens these days. You can find hats, hoodies, and t-shirts all sporting that recognizable logo. T-shirts are a great option for warmer days while staying hip with the latest fad. You can throw it in the wash if it gets too sweaty or dirty. Experienced skateboarders will love anything Santa Cruz-related. 

13. Outdoor Master Skateboard Helmet

OutdoorMaster Skateboard Cycling Helmet - Two Removable Liners Ventilation Multi-Sport Scooter Roller Skate Inline Skating Rollerblading for Kids, Youth & Adults - M - Grey

A helmet might seem lame, but you want to be sure that your loved one is confident while skateboarding. Besides, they can customize it with their favorite color, stickers, or those paint pens we previously mentioned! The design is durable and shock-absorbing. They can use this helmet for other sports too, like cycling.

14. Ten-Eighty Skatepark Launch Ramps

Ten Eighty Micro Flybox Launch Ramp Set , Black

Remember how we mentioned creating an at-home skating park? Well, ramps are a must-have, right? These bad boys are made from long-lasting black plastic, and you can set the ramps up in minutes. Then, the guest of honor can start skating on their driveway like a pro. They can have fun without needing to travel to a park and use the ramps for scooters or bikes.

15. Gonex Skateboard Elbow Pads Knee Pads with Wrist Guards

Gonex Skateboard Elbow Pads Knee Pads with Wrist Guards, Skate Pads for Kids Youth Adult 3 in 1 Protective Gear Set for Skateboarding Skating Cycling Biking Bicycle Scooter, Black L

Your skateboarding fan might not be thrilled about getting these protective pads at first. But, they can look equally bad rolling up with some customization and a little confidence. Both of you will know that their joints are safe as they cruise around on their boards. The material is sturdy and breathable, so they won’t sweat a ton while enjoying their outdoor hobby. 

16. Vans Checkerboard Old Skool Lite

Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes, (Primary Checkered) Black/White, 9.5 Women/8 Men

Who doesn’t like Vans? The shoes are comfortable, tough, and retro. These checkerboard sneakers are groovy with suede soles and a noticeable design. Anyone will look dope skating with Vans, and the rubber design ensures they’ll last through all the wear and tear that skateboarders face daily. 

17. Fingerboard

TECH DECK, DLX Pro 10-Pack of Collectible Fingerboards, for Skate Lovers Age 6 and up

Raise your hand if you got caught in school with these toys. Same here. Fingerboards are so fun and addictive! Can you blame us, teachers? Plus, skateboarding enthusiasts can visualize and imagine on a smaller scale the tricks they want to try once they have a larger skateboard. 

Fingerboards come in cute, stylish, and gothic designs at a reasonable price.

18. Skateboard Stickers

Random Stickers Decals 106 Pack for Skateboard Helmet Laptop Bicycle Hypebeast Bomb Stickers

Skateboard stickers allow you to customize and give some personality to your board or helmet. You get a ton of different genres, fandoms, and styles with a pack of over 100 different stickers. They’re extra resistant but easy to remove without leaving that gunky stickiness behind. Any teen will love these and go wild sticking them onto their skateboard. 

19. Bones REDS Bearings

Bones REDS Bearings 8 pk w/ Spacers & Washers Bundle

Bearings are a spiffy present for any skateboarding fan. The bearings have removable rubber shields for easy cleaning. Bearings also reduce friction and increase speed and strength. Bearings wear down after use, so having a pack at their disposal gives them peace of mind that they can skateboard without a part breaking. 

20. Clear Frame Polarized Square Sunglasses

PZ - Clear Frame Polarized Sunglasses for Women or Men - UV Protection Color Mirror Lens - Retro Sports Beach (Transparent + Polarized Silver Mirror)

Just as their head, elbows, knees, and wrists need protection, their eyes need some too. These sunglasses have a ton of lens colors with different frames. They can look stylish as they enjoy the outdoors, jamming to music, laughing amongst friends, and trying the newest daredevil move on their skateboard.

21. Nineballs Wheels

nineball wheels

Nineballs are high-quality and a favorite for long-term skaters. Kids and adults will appreciate the design and textures. The wheels provide additional speed and grip with natural finishes or slides with stone-ground finishes. The wheels also come in a ton of different colors, so you can coordinate what matches your aesthetic. 

22. Wireless Earbuds

Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds – Compatible with Apple & Android, Built-in Microphone, IPX4 Rating, Sweat Resistant Earphones, Class 1 Bluetooth Headphones - Black

Wireless earbuds are convenient because they don’t get in the way when you’re active. Skateboarders can practice new tricks without tripping over wires. Plus, you can explore a variety of brands and designs. Most sell for reasonable prices with good sound quality. Their compact size makes them easy to shove away into pockets or backpacks with little worry.

23. LED Skateboard Lights 

Night Provision Bike Lights Front & Back USB Rechargeable LED Headlight Rear Tail Light Flasher Set Best Safety for Skateboard Longboard Road Mountain Bicycle

These skateboard lights are compact, slim, and deliver a lot of bright light. Attach one to their board if they like skating at night. They can tilt the light in whatever preferred direction. They can recharge the lights without buying batteries. 

The lights are water and shock-proof, so a drop or rainy day won’t damage them. The lights add another safety measure while they zoom around in the evening.

24. Skateboard Decoration LED Neon Sign

Skateboard Decoration LED Neon Sign

This neon skateboard decoration is super bright and super cute with various colors. They can brighten up their bedroom and show their love for skateboarding. The handmade sign is soft and won’t completely ruin their eyes when they look at it. 

The sign works for any gift-giving occasion. You can help them hang the neon skateboard and show their love for their latest hobby.

25. Ripped Recycled Skateboard Coasters 

Skateboard Decoration LED Neon Sign 1

Each set of coasters has a distinct and colorful design. The coasters are made from broken skateboards, cutting widths and assembling them into specific squares. Cork is on the back to protect surfaces. 

Every coaster is unique and like a piece of art. Skateboard fans can use these during the summer when glasses sweat and leave a ring on furniture. You support their skateboarding lifestyle while giving them an eco-friendly gift.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you have a better idea of what to get for your skateboarding aficionado now. You can continue browsing for additional products if none of these caught your attention. The whole internet is out there to explore, but these are some solid choices that your family member will love as you take an interest in their newest craze.