Whether carving down black diamonds or sipping hot cocoa in the lodge, every skier has their mountain M.O. But what do you give the snow fanatic who seems to have it all? We’ve scoured the frosty depths of ski gear and gadgets to bring you this ultimate list of 25 gifts for skiers. From the practical to the pampering, there’s something here for everyone.
The OCOOPA Hand Warmers are a must-have for anyone whose idea of fun involves hurtling down a mountain in sub-zero temps. These rechargeable beauties offer dual-sided heating, which will come in handy when your giftee realizes their gloves are about as insulating as a sheet of paper. With three heat settings, they’re customizable to your comfort level and have a compact size that will fit in even the tightest pair of ski pant pockets. Bonus: It can also double as a USB-C phone charger.
The Athletico Ski Boot Bag is the perfect gift if your favorite skier’s gear organization resembles the aftermath of an avalanche. This bag has six external pockets and an extra large inner compartment for their boots, helmets, goggles, and other essentials. It’s padded for shoulder comfort, meaning you’re also giving them a more enjoyable trek to the lifts. Ventilated compartments help mitigate that notorious boot odor, so your skier can unzip the bag without becoming the pariah of the chalet.
The Skiing Survival Kit makeup bag is a conversation-starting canvas pouch with dimensions that are 9.2 inches by 6.8 inches. While that’s fun enough, why stop at the bag? Secure your status as gifting royalty by stuffing it with actual ski essentials. Think lip balm for those wind-chapped lips, mini sunscreen for the unavoidable goggle tan, and pocket tissues for the chairlift sniffles.
Consider gifting the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America Bucket List to the skier whose slope dreams are bigger than their local bunny hill. This interactive art piece is available in cherry or oak and comes with wooden chips featuring the names of iconic ski destinations. Every time your gift recipient conquers a new resort, they can add a chip to the frame, turning it into a constantly evolving showcase of their snowy adventures.
Socks may be the underdogs of the gift-giving world, but when they’re this good, they’ll be the MVP of any skier’s wardrobe. The OutdoorMaster Merino Wool Ski Socks come in a convenient 2-pack, perfect for a weekend getaway. Made of moisture-wicking merino wool, they’ll keep their feet warm without the swampy aftermath. The goodness doesn’t stop there, though. The over-the-calf cut includes a non-slip cuff, so your buddy doesn’t have to deal with the dreaded bunched-up sock in their boot.
Do you have a skier who loves to wind down with a different kind of challenge? The Après-Ski 1000 Piece Puzzle by Michael Storrings is the perfect gift for that après-adventure downtime. This puzzle transports the assembler to a whimsical ski village with plenty of powder to keep them wondering how they will get all those white pieces figured out. It’s a gift that says, “I appreciate both your athletic prowess and your intellectual genius.”
Is your ski enthusiast’s gear strewn around into an ever-present tripping hazard? The Gravity Grabber Ultimate Ski + Snowboard Storage holds skis, snowboards, and poles using the power of gravity (and some clever engineering) to keep gear securely in place. It’s easy to install and even easier to use, so there’s never an excuse for their stash of equipment to turn into a pile of chaos again.
The ruggedly cozy Carhartt Men’s Knit Cuff Beanie will put your giftee in noggin nirvana, even on the chilliest slopes. While your favorite skier dodges trees or tackles moguls, this beanie ensures their head remains in toasty bliss. Durable? Absolutely. Stylish? You bet. Plus, it’s a Carhartt, so you know it’ll take a beating and keep on heating.
Gift your favorite skiing aficionado a handmade, high-quality wooden sign personalized with their family members’ names as trail names. They come in standard and XL, so this artfully distressed decor will fit right in whether their space is the size of a ski chalet or a city apartment. Finish it with custom ski-themed icons, and you’ve transformed their wall into a slice of trail heaven.
No wintertime horror story is worse than slipping your feet into still-damp boots from yesterday’s escapades. Help your loved one avoid this chilly-footed fate with the DryGuy Boot Dryer. This nifty gadget dries boots, gloves, and other wet gear using forced air tech, so they’re ready to go in 1-2 hours rather than overnight. It heats up to 105°F, so it never gets hot enough to damage their gear, and it can hold boots up to 16” tall with the removable extension tubes.
Jewelry might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gifts for skiers, but the Altitude Boutique Snowy Mountain Necklace might change your mind. It’s perfect for the skier who carries the mountain in their heart even when they can’t hit the slopes. This delicate piece is nickel-free and tarnish-resistant, so it’s as enduring as their love for a piste covered in packed powder.
Whiskey and winter sports is a pairing as classic as skis and snow, so if you’re looking for a sophisticated gift for skiers who like to wind down with some “water of life,” these Black Lantern Ski Lift Whiskey Glasses are it. They’re handmade and printed in the US, with a ski lift design that adds a bit of winter whimsy to the professional-standard rock glasses.
Do you need a gift for a skier who’s also a history buff? Then, you’re sure to win them over with these 8×10-inch posters showcasing iconic patents for skis, boots, goggles, and poles in all their retro, blueprint-style glory. While they arrive unframed, we highly recommend gifting them with some sleek frames to give the gift the perfect finishing touch.
For that sentimental skier who revels in the slow ascent and alpine air, the Ski Lift Candle is a way to bring the mountainside ambiance indoors—no ski pass required. It’s one of the best aesthetically pleasing gifts for skiers’ houses. Handmade in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this evergreen-scented, 100% soy candle captures the feeling of smelling the crisp mountain during the morning’s first chairlift ride.
Who says you have to travel to Aspen to scratch your skiing itch? The LEGO City Ski and Climbing Center set invites your giftee to build their ski resort for two animal friends and eight pint-sized adventurers to enjoy. The 1,045-piece kit creates a three-story building packed to the bricks with locations like a winter sports shop, cafe, ski slope, and a working elevator.
Gabriella Le Breton’s “The Ultimate Ski Book” takes readers on a riveting run through ski legends, must-visit resorts, and the culture that ties them together. It’s a visual feast of a coffee table book and a solid read, thanks to its comprehensive exploration of the winter sport they love the most. It’s so good you might find your giftee cozying up in the ski lodge, hot cocoa in hand, instead of hitting their favorite slopes.
Unfortunately, your ski fanatic can’t spend every moment carving through fresh powder. For those off-the-slope chill sessions, the Ski Sports Twin-Size Throw Blanket is a cuddly embrace that brings a little comfort when they head into the chalet for the evening. One side sports a super-soft flannel fleece adorned with ski-themed prints, while the other side is a plush, warm polyester sherpa.
The Generation 3 Oura Ring is for the skier who loves tracking their vitals almost as much as they love tracking fresh powder. This smart ring monitors everything from sleep quality to activity levels, making it an ideal companion for active days on the slopes when a fitness watch might get in the way. It has a long battery life of up to seven days and charges to full in as little as 20 minutes. Now, your loved one can quantify precisely how exhilarating that last run was with a lightweight, highly accurate accessory they’re sure to love.
The sun’s shining, the snow is glistening, and your favorite skier is turning heads with their eye-popping eyewear thanks to your generous gift of Frienda’s Neon Retro Semi-Rimless Sunglasses. They’re perfect for folks who refuse to sacrifice fashion for function, with rugged polycarbonate/rubber construction and mirrored lenses to reduce snow glare. They also feature a snug nosepiece to keep their shades in place while on the slopes.
The Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet is ideal for skiers who prefer to wander off-piste. This mini survival kit is cleverly equipped with four handy pieces of gear, including a flint steel fire starter with a strike, compass, emergency whistle, and 12 feet of durable paracord. Now, they can hit the backcountry knowing they always have backup tools nearby if they get into mishaps.
Action-packed days on the slopes deserve to be immortalized, and the GoPro Hero 11 upgrades ski adventures from memories into movies. With 5K video, hyper-smooth stabilization, and a water-resistant build, it’s their ticket to becoming the Spielberg of the slopes. They’ll be able to capture every safety grab and shifty in ultra-high definition. This kit has 50 accessories, so they can start filming without buying extra equipment.
Nothing says “a ski lover lives here” quite like a doormat that spells out their life mantra: “Eat, Sleep, Ski, Repeat.” The Gorilla Grip WeatherMax Doormat can brave the elements, so it’s one of the best gifts for skiers. It stands up to snow, rain, and mud with surprising durability thanks to its absorbent, woven fabric topside, retention dam to catch water, and a rubber beveled border. You can customize the mat to fit their needs, as it is available in either 17″ x 29″ or 23″ x 35″ dimensions.
The joy of slicing through fresh powder is now available in sippable form with the Sloping Ski Glasses, where each glass features a whimsically illustrated skier slaloming down its slanted sides. Made in Italy and decorated in the USA, this set is perfect for the ski enthusiast who can appreciate an apres-ski libation. Whether they prefer to warm up with a hot toddy or a hot chocolate, they’ll have fun doing it with these charming chalices.
There’s vintage, and then there’s “I look like I stepped out of a ’70s ski movie” vintage. This Vintage Sunset Skiing Pullover Hoodie nails the latter. The hoodie has a retro design of a setting sun behind a tree line, with a skier silhouette catching mad air. Available in sizes S-XXL and shades black, navy blue, and dark heather gray, it’s the perfect pullover for giftees who get stoked for the slopes no matter how many trips they take to Telluride and Jackson Hole.
“The Man Behind the Maps” by James Niehues is a treasure trove of hand-painted ski maps by the legend, capturing iconic ski resorts in full-color beauty. Your giftee’s eyes will light up as they flip through this art book’s pages of breathtaking landscapes, each accompanied by the stories and insights from the mapmaker extraordinaire. If you want to excite them, splash out for a signed copy or pair the book with an art print of their favorite map.
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