Fall is here! This is a wonderful time of the year with the holiday season just around the corner. Family, friends and gifts!
And does it just so happen that you have buy a gift for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life? Well, I have just the list. With this list, Christmas shopping (or any other kind of gift shopping) will be a breeze.
Among 40 amazing motorcycle gift ideas for him are a bluetooth helmet, heated motorcycle gloves (to combat the chill), and a personalized sketch of their much-loved motorbike!
Here are 40 motorcycle gift ideas for him:
1. A leather jacket for a motorcyclist
What piece of clothing do you associate the most with a motorcycle lover? Yes, a leather jacket. While this seems like a very obvious kind of gift, it is a timeless piece of motorcycle gear. And also works as a practical gift.
Genuine leather jackets can be expensive, costing anything from $250 to $2000 or more. So, it’s good to save up ahead of time. You can also personalize them with logos, symbols, names, etc.
You can also get vegan leather jackets for those who may not want to wear animal leather.
Here’s one that I really like by the looks of it.
2. Gift Motorcycle boots
Another important clothing item for a motorcycle man is motorcycle boots. They serve both practical and aesthetic purposes.
So, why not splash on a nice pair of motorcycle boots for the one you love? Good motorcycle boots are often made of genuine leather and can be expensive.
But they are a worthwhile investment as they can last a very long time.
Similar to leather jackets, you can also find good motorcycle boots in vegan leather if the recipient would prefer that.
3. Motorcycle detailing kit
Many motorcycle riders are very attached to their rides. And they make an effort to keep their motorbike running smoothly and also in clean condition.
So, if the rider in your life enjoys maintaining his bike, a motorcycle detailing kit would be an excellent gift for him.
You can buy this kind of detailing/cleaning kit at any auto store around. These kits should include a plastic and natural leather cleaner, wax, steel polisher, spray, and a water-repellent solution too.
You can also find specific detailing kits designed for particular motorcycle models.
4. Motorcycle tool kit
Does your motorcyclist have a motorcycle tool kit? If not, this is also a practical gift. Such portable kits contain all the tools one needs for quick roadside repair. They include pliers, torque wrenches, screwdrivers, and more.
You can also personalize the kit by getting the person’s name embroidered or printed on the bag. But make sure to get a universal or a kit meant for the recipient’s motorbike.
Here’s one from Cruz tools. I personally like tools that I can fold and don’t come in hard case because I can cary them easily.
5. Bluetooth helmet
If your motorcycle lover likes to listen to music while riding, this is a great gift idea. These motorcycle helmets are great for safety and have audio speakers installed. They are linked to your phone.
They let you listen to music on the road without worrying about wires or things falling out of place. Another plus point is that they usually have long battery lives.
Some also come with an intercom system that allows you to connect to other Bluetooth headsets within 2000m for communication. This can come in handy when you are riding in a group.
I personally use an externally mounted Bluetooth headset. But my next buy would be a Bluetooth helmet.
6. Bluetooth headset
This is another great way to listen to music when you are on the road. They are practical, provide great sound quality, and are easy to use. You can also use them for calls.
Sena and Cardo are two very well established brands.
So if your buddies also use the same make, you can pair them. Paired headsets are in constant communication sometimes even upto distances of 1 mile.
7. Action helmet camera
These are cameras that you can attach to helmets. You can wear them while out on the road to record what is happening around you.
They are designed to capture the best quality videos despite the constant movement. Some even let you live stream.
Moreover, they can also act as a safety feature. They allow you to capture an event on camera, in case you get into an accident.
GoPro is a popular brand that manufactures such cameras. But you can find many more in the market today.
I personally use the GoPro 8 Black edition since 2020. I love it and have captured a ton of footage with it so far in both HD and 4K.
8. Sketch of their motorcycle
Most motorcycle owners are quite proud of the machine they ride. And they often consider the motorcycle to be an important part of their lives. So, this unique gift will be a crowd-pleaser.
You can commission an artist to create a pencil sketch or painting of the motorcycle. But if you can do it yourself, that would be even better.
You can also choose to gift it as digital art or on a traditional medium like canvas.
Fiverr might be a good place to look for an illustrationist.
9. A pocket lighter
Whether the gift recipient is a smoker or not, a good quality, high-end cigarette lighter can be a cool biker gift. It’s the perfect addition to camping trips and other trips on the road.
And it is small enough for a rider to carry with them everywhere.
You can choose from a wide range of lighter types that include strikers,
manual strikers, semi-automatic lighters, and so on.
They also have many designs. And popular brands include Zippo, Alfred Dunhill, and Black Label. You can even gift a Harley-Davidson one to a Harley lover.
10. Motorcycle backpack
A good quality motorcycle backpack is an essential item for a rider. So if you are looking for practical gifts, this should be on your shortlist.
Choose a backpack that is sturdy, wind and waterproof, and with a lot of space. It should also have adjustable shoulder bands and a hip belt.
Today, you can find a wide range of designs depending on your need.
If a motorcycle backpack is not suitable, a saddlebag is a great alternate option. Motorcyclists use them for longer journeys or camping trips.
You can store clothes, shoes, snacks, and even tools in them.
While choosing a saddlebag, pick one that is waterproof and preferably leather. Some are also designed for specific bikes such as cruisers.
So choose accordingly.
12. Heated motorcycle gloves
Winter is around the corner and it can get chilly out, especially on a motorcycle.
Motorcyclists have to face harsh weather without the closed protection that cars provide. So, good equipment is a necessity.
This is where heated motorcycle gloves can come in handy. These gloves are water-resistant and work on battery power or are rechargeable.
Using them in cold weather will make handling a motorcycle much more convenient.
Sidenote: None of my motorbikes come with heated grips — not the Kawasaki Z900 or the Kawasaki ZX-10R. So heated gloves sounds like a wonderful idea.
13. Phone mount for motorcycles
GPS is essential for traveling, especially if you are somewhere unfamiliar. And a sturdy phone mount can help a rider easily access their map or speedometer without stopping.
So, a phone mount is a useful, low-budget gift. Choose one that has a strong, universal clamp to latch onto the bike’s handlebars.
And can withstand bad weather. Phone mounts made of silicon or good-quality plastic are the best options. Some even come with a lifetime warranty.
14. Helmet defogger
A helmet is an essential life-saving piece of protective gear for motorcyclists. But sometimes, it can be inconvenient to use them. They can get fogged up and condensation accumulates, especially in full-face helmets.
So, a helmet defogger is a perfect way to get rid of this problem. It usually comes as a spray in a can. And It can come in especially useful if the rider travels a lot.
15. Motorcycle lock
Motorcycles get stolen quite often. So, instead of always worrying about it all the time, you can gift someone peace of mind. How? By buying them a motorcycle lock!
You can get many different kinds of locks for various types of motorbikes. They will suit anyone’s budget and is a perfect way to show you care about their safety and security.
Popular types of motorcycle locks include disc locks and U-locks. You can also go for a multi-lock package that offers more protection. Additionally, some locks also have features that make noise when someone disturbs them.
16. Motorcycle toy models
Model toy cars, made to scale, are a very popular collector’s item. The same can be said for motorcycle toy models.
These are often made to copy real motorbikes exactly with all the details. They are made with a lot of care and will make a fantastic gift. So, for example, if the motorcycle lover in your life owns a Harley-Davidson, you can get them a model Harley-Davidson gift.
17. “Remove Before Flight” key chain
“Remove Before Flight” is a safety warning often seen on removable aircraft and spacecraft components. It is typically in the form of a red ribbon. It indicates a device that prevents the movement of mechanical parts.
Lately, this expression has actually ended up being associated with a lot of machines other than aircraft.
It has also become a passion in the motorcycle community, which is also very much about the thrill of speed. So a “remove before flight” keychain would be an ideal gift for motorbike lovers in your life.
18. A customized motorcycle t-shirt
Customized t-shirts are very popular in general and I’m sure motorcycle owners would love them too. They are easy to print and you can choose whatever design you think the gift recipient would like.
Choose a unique design; it can be bike art, a caricature, or anything that stands out. It can even be something original that you drew yourself.
It will let any motorbike love express their love for motorbikes without being too showy.
19. Handlebar cup holder
Do you know a biker who would want to have a drink while riding? Then a handlebar cup holder would be the perfect solution for them. They have clamps that you can attach to the motorbike’s handlebars.
You can find different types of such cup holders. And they can hold hot drinks as well cold drinks. They will be perfect for long rides!
Here’s a popular pick, just in case your are interested.
20. Books about motorcycles
Books are one of the most common gift ideas for any special occasion. But don’t dismiss this idea – there is a reason why it is so common. For someone who loves books, there is no greater joy than being gifted one.
So if the avid motorcyclist in your life loves books, then books about motorcycles are the perfect combination of their interests.
You can check out books like Jupiter’s Travels by Ted Simon, and The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance by Mark Zimmerman. Another great option is Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines by Armand Ensanian.
And if you would really like to get into learning to ride better, then A Twist of the Wrist!
21. Classic motorcycle movies
There have been many wonderful movies made on motorcycle culture. And motorcyclists would definitely enjoy them. So, why not gift DVDs of some great movies about motorcycles?
You can choose from numerous classic options such as On Any Sunday, The World’s Fastest Indian, Riding Solo to the Top of the World, and more.
22. Motorcycle lift
Every once in a while, riders need to do simple repairs on their motorcycles. This can be hard on the body as one needs to crouch to the low areas on the motorcycle. A motorcycle lift comes in really handy on such occasions.
A motorcycle lift is made specifically for motorcycles. It lifts the bike to a convenient degree and helps you reach difficult spots easily.
23. A motorcycle camper
This kind of gift would be perfect for the motorcyclist who enjoys going camping and on long trips. The camper is attached to and trails behind the motorbike.
It provides the space to carry items that would be too much for a saddlebag or backpack. Some good options for motorcycle campers include the Moby1 C2 Camper, Kwik Kamp II, and the Mini Mate Camper Trailer.
24. A motorcycle battery tender
A motorcycle battery tender is a small, automatic battery charger that turns on and off as needed. It keeps your motorcycle battery at an optimum charge level.
Such a gift would be very useful and practical for a regular motorcycle rider. It will save them from many battery worries in the long run.
25. A universal socket
Another practical gift idea is a universal socket. A universal socket looks like a standard deep socket but the head is full of small metal pins.
They are compatible with a range of fasteners and bolts. This makes them a handy tool for motorcyclists who travel a lot and may need to make repairs on their own.
26. A professional photoshoot
As mentioned earlier, most motorcycle riders and owners take a lot of pride in their motorcycles. So, why not gift them a photo shoot with a good photographer?
This way they can get great, professional photos of their much-loved bikes. And they can even be in the photos if that’s what they want. Then they can frame the photos and display them with pride.
27. Framed patent prints
Patent prints are drawings of the blueprints of certain types of motorcycles and specific parts that go along with them. As you can imagine, they would be the perfect choice to gift any avid motorcyclist in your life.
And what would even make them cooler is framing them so that they can display them at home or in their office.
28. Motorcycle cuff links
Not all motorcyclists have a “rough and tough” image. But in fact, you may know many who like to do things in a classy and elegant way.
Motorcycle cuff links would be an excellent choice for motorcyclists like them. It would help them show their love of motorbikes but also remain true to their style.
29. Motorcycle helmet rack
Motorcycle helmets are essential for safety and high-quality ones are not cheap. But often, a motorcyclist may not have a designated spot to keep their helmet when they are not using it.
So, you can help them solve this dilemma by getting them a nice motorcycle helmet rack. You can buy them online on Amazon, Etsy, and eBay. Or you can even make one yourself to add that special personal touch.
30. Road trip map
Motorcycle riders are adventurous by nature but some are even more so than others. So, if the rider you know is someone who loves to travel and explore new places often, get them a road trip map.
They can use the map to mark where they have been, the number of miles they have traveled, and where they plan to go next. It would serve as a visual reminder of their most cherished travel memories.
31. Tow dolly
A tow dolly is a device that tows your car with its front wheels on the dolly and rear wheels on the ground. It can haul most types of motorcycles by hooking the front tire to it.
This is a cool way to transport a motorbike from one place to another, without riding it. It is also easy to store and would be very useful for riders who tow their bikes regularly.
32. Motorcycle parking sign
This is a simple, classic gift that’s great for any motorcycle lover. They can place it in a garage or office.
You can easily find many such signs online. So, choose a sign that fits your budget and also suits the gift recipient’s personality.
And if you can afford it, you can even get an artist to paint them a unique, one-of-a-kind sign.
33. Gift cards
If you are completely stumped on ideas, a gift card can be a good gift. You can gift them one from Amazon, Etsy, etc. While many people think this is an impersonal gift, it can be the right gift depending on the person and occasion.
Gift cards allow the recipient to choose something they like or need. This helps them avoid being gifted something they don’t like.
34. Motorcycle whiskey decanter set
When you talk about cool gifts, a whiskey decanter set surely deserves a place on the list. It’s also a classic gift and very aesthetically pleasing.
Many motorcyclists enjoy coming home to a good drink after a long day. So, why not enhance the experience and gift a motorcycle-themed whiskey decanter to them?
You can find many unique designs of such sets on Etsy. And some sellers will even customize them for you.
35. Waterproof motorcycle cover
This is an important item to help keep a motorbike safe from damage, dust, and bad weather conditions. So, it can be a great addition to a rider’s set of motorcycle accessories. And can even act as a tent in emergencies.
For a gift, chose one that has vents to release moisture and is heat resistant. It should also have buckle straps to keep the bike secure.
36. Funny motorcycle helmet cover
Funny gifts are great for motorcycle riders with a sense of humor. And a funny helmet is right up there among the funny gifts.
These covers can come in various shapes and colors. You can get something fluffy that looks like an animal or a cartoon character. Whatever you choose, it is bound to elicit good laughs all around.
37. Portable multi-use tire inflator
Help your avid motorcyclist save on multiple visits to the gas station to fill their tires with air with this tool.
These days, you can find many types of these devices on the market. They are usually portable (hand-sized). And the best part is, you can use them even for bicycles and cars.
38. Decal stickers or vinyl wrap for motorcycles
Gift decal stickers in exciting designs to your loved one who is passionate about their two-wheeler. Decal stickers are great for changing the look of a motorcycle without being too expensive.
And if you want to take it a step further, you can even gift them a motorcycle vinyl wrap from a vendor as per your budget.
39. Personalized key chains
People often use key chains as a way of showing what they like and are interested in. The same is true for motorcyclists who often use key chains that have a personal touch.
So, personalized key chains make great gifts. They show how much you know and care about the recipient’s likes and dislikes. You can even add useful features such as a bottle opener to enhance the practicality of the gift.
40. Motorcycle expedition camping tent
Long-distance motorcycle trips might mean having to spend nights out in the open. But with a motorcycle expedition camping tent, the rider would have no worries.
Such tents are not cheap but they are very useful and durable. You can also fold them up and they don’t take up much space. So, you can be sure a motorcyclist will appreciate what a great motorcycle gift it is.
People often say that the best gifts are from the heart. They don’t have to be expensive to be memorable but they need to show how much thought you have put into them. So, if that is your aim, the motorcycle gift ideas above will hit the right spots.
You can gift any of these things as a birthday present or Christmas gift, on Father’s Day, or any other special occasion. And trust me, they will be appreciated.