13 gifts for the motorcycle rider in your life this holiday season

Man putting a bow on a gift
November 22, 2022

It's that time of year—holiday shopping is in full swing. But what do you buy for the motorcycle rider who seemingly has everything? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 13 of our favorite gift ideas for the rider in your life.

Gadgets and gear

1. Yeti Sidekick dry gear case

No matter how often a rider checks the weather, unexpected rain can add complications to a long ride. This small dry-gear case will give your favorite motorcycle rider one less thing to worry about, knowing their valuables are safe and dry so they can continue riding. Plus, it’s easy to detach, so they can keep everything they need with them on and off their bike.

2. Handlebar cupholder

We all need to stay hydrated, but when someone is on a long ride or where water isn’t easily and safely accessible, it can be tough. Handlebar cupholders make it much easier for riders to grab a sip of water when they’re stopped at a light or making a quick pit stop. There are many different options at a range of price points, making this the perfect gift if you’re on a budget.

3. Action cameras and handlebar mounts

If the motorcycle rider in your life takes the scenic route and likes to capture their experiences on video, then this is the perfect gift. GoPro is a popular action camera, and there are plenty of other brands on the market that offer great action cameras and handlebar mounts.

4. Kryptonite Keeper motorcycle disc lock

Whether for travel or a daily commute, every rider should be able to secure their bike when they aren’t riding. Unfortunately, motorcycle theft is common, so if you know your favorite rider doesn’t have a lock, get them this lock and help them protect their pride and joy.

5. Motorcycle gloves

A true riding essential. Gloves can wear out quickly since they’re constantly exposed to the elements. A new pair is never a bad idea! There are plenty of types of motorcycle gloves to consider as you shop, including short cuffgauntletsummer gloves, and waterproof.

6. Motorcycle jacket

Every motorcycle rider needs a good jacket. Not only do quality jackets protect the rider from the sun and rain, most also have extra padding that can protect the rider in the event of an accident. If you’re okay spending a bit more money on a gift, this could be the way to go.

7. Waterproof motorcycle cover

This is a particularly thoughtful—and practical—gift for the rider who needs to store their motorcycle outside, especially in rainy or snowy climates.

8. Motorcycle toolkit

It’s never a bad time for a new toolkit—especially for riders who seemingly spend every waking hour in the garage, tinkering with their bikes. A toolkit can help your rider ensure their motorcycle is always ready for the next adventure.

9. Motorcycle GPS

If the rider in your life is known for being a bit directionally challenged, then this is the gift for them! A motorcycle GPS can attach directly to their bike and keep them heading in the right direction.

10. Tile GPS tracker 

Is there anything more frustrating than misplacing your keys just as you’re about to head out the door? If your rider is prone to misplacing things, make sure they can always keep track of their keys with this easy GPS tracker.

Stocking stuffers

11. Handwarmers

Handwarmers may sound a little basic, even boring. But trust us—on a chilly, windy ride, your motorcycle rider will be thankful they have a pack of these handy.

12. Warm socks

As long as your rider has outgrown that childhood annoyance over receiving socks for the holidays, they’ll absolutely appreciate a pair of warm, waterproof socks. Nothing is more uncomfortable on a long ride than wet or cold feet, so this is a great gift option.

13. Motorcycle bottle opener

Looking for the perfect gift at a lower price point? Check out this vintage motorcycle bottle opener—the perfect addition to any motorcycle enthusiast’s home bar.

This holiday season, your favorite motorcycle rider will be thrilled to receive any of these thoughtful gifts. Just don’t be surprised if they have the urge to hit the open road before everyone else has even finished opening their own gifts!

Related links

Need more ideas for your favorite motorcycle rider? Check out the 21 best places to buy motorcycle gear online to get started.

Planning on heading off on a ride after opening gifts? Be prepared for anything with these tips for riding your motorcycle in the winter.

The general information in this blog is for informational or entertainment purposes only. View our blog disclaimer.

*Data accuracy is subject to this article's publication date.

Get insured