Gift Ideas For Skateboarders

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Skateboard Rack

A skateboarder may have a few decks that they own. A rack is a great solution for helping them store store and even showcase their different decks.

In addition to wall mounted storage racks, there are also floor standing racks that can fit more boards.

Additionally, a parking block is a great portable option for a skateboard holder that they can bring with them.

Attend A Professional Skateboarding Event

Skateboard events and competitions are where professional skaters showcase their skills at the highest level.

There are many skateboarding events that you can purchase a ticket or attend together. Some of the big ones include:

  • X Games: Often regarded as one of the best and most known extreme sports events, the X Games has various skateboarding events.
  • Street League Skateboarding: Largely focuses on skateboarding and takes place in various cities around the world.
  • Dew Tour: Covers various skateboarding disciplines including street, park, vert, and more.
  • Red Bull Skateboarding: Red Bull sponsors a variety of skateboarding events around the world, including competitions. Check out their website to see more details about them.

In addition to these, you can check out other websites or skating magazines that list other and more local upcoming events, such as The Boardr.

Multi Purpose Tool

Boards require adjustments, tweaks, and fixes. One tool that can be most helpful with all of these needs is a multi purpose skate tool.

Skateboard Backpack

A skateboard backpack is a highly practical way for them to transport their board while carrying other items as well.

Visit A Skatepark Together

A nice gesture could be to take them to a large or famous skatepark.

Some large skateparks to note in the US, include:

  1. Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, Florida: The Kona Skatepark is one of the oldest and largest skateparks in the United States, with over 50,000 square feet of skating surface.

  2. Louisville Extreme Park, Louisville, Kentucky: This skate park is over 40,000 square feet and includes a vert ramp, street course, flow area, and bowl.

  3. Vans Skatepark, Orange, California: This skate park is over 30,000 square feet and includes a pool, flow area, street course, and more.

Those are just a few to list. Check out this article to discover other great skateparks that you can potentially visit.

If there aren’t any in your local area, it could make for a nice road trip together to go visit one that’s a bit of a distance away. 

Skateboard Wax

Skateboard wax is an essential that a lot of skaters keep with them, to treat a surface for grinding.

Skate Shoes

Skate shoes are an integral part to skateboarding. They offer both a specific aesthetic as well as actual function. 

There are a lot of different skate shoe brands, but here are a few of the more popular ones that you can start to explore:

Skateboarding Lessons

Purchasing skateboarding lessons is an especially thoughtful gift idea for skaters that are younger or just starting out.

There are many places that may offer skateboarding lessons locally.

Start by checking out your local community centers / parks & recs.

Some skate shops also offer lessons, so check with any skate shops that you may have in your area.

If none of those are available, there are also online skateboard lessons and coaching available from sites and platforms like Braille Skateboarding.

Clothing / Gear

Skateboard clothing is popular among those who both are into skateboarding and the style.

There are a wide range of well regarded skate clothing brands to choose from, such as:

Electric Skateboard

An electric skateboard borrows from the design of a conventional skateboard and longboard, while giving it an electric motor that is great for getting around and even commuting.

If they don’t already have one, then getting an electric skateboard can make for a neat gift idea.

Electric Skateboard Lights

Dedicated lights can be a great add-on for an electric board, which adds both style & character as well as functional purposes.

Tech Deck

The tech deck fingerboard is a timeless skateboard related toy loved by many.

In addition to getting the actual fingerboard, you could also get a mini skatepark that can be used for added interaction.

Customized Deck

A deck is the single most important item in a skateboarders repertoire. Get them one that will stand out and be remembered, by getting a customized deck.

There are many companies that specialize in making custom decks, such as:

Additionally, a lot of local skateboard shops can also make a board with a custom design, so you could check there if you have a skate shop near you. 

Skateboard History Photo Book

Get them entrenched in the history and culture of skateboarding with a history photo book.

Grind Rail

A grind rail is a great item that they can use to practice their grinds and other tricks.

Bearings Cleaning Kit

Help them maximize the longevity and condition of their boards with a bearings cleaning unit.

Skateboard Magazine Subscription

There are a few skateboarding magazines that are well regarded in the community.

Consider getting them a subscription to a skateboarding magazine.

One of the most popular ones is Thrasher Magazine, which lets you purchase a subscription.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

For the skateboarder who also enjoys video games, consider getting them a skateboarding video game.

The timeless classic in this category is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, which has modern remakes of it’s classic versions for newer consoles.

Skate Trainers

For younger skaters or those who are just starting out, skate trainers could be a useful tool to help them to develop their skills.

Protective Gear

Safety comes first. Help them stay safe while out skateboarding with a set of protective gear, including a helmet and protection pads.

Light Up Wheels

Give them some extra style while they’re boarding with some cool light up skateboard wheels.

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