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HITTING THE slopes during the winter is one of the most invigorating ways to get your blood pumping. Not only is snowboarding an amazing workout for your muscles and balance, but it also burns serious calories. (And who doesn't love re-fueling with hot cocoa and soup afterward?!) After all, snowboarders are known to spend entire days on the hills shredding powder and working on their jumps.
Snowboarding is also an entire subculture of coolness, thanks to the swag and style of boarders and their gear. It's a sport that's dominated by having the right (and sickest) gear. So it's perfect the holiday's occur right before snowboard season peaks (pun intended), and it’s more than appropriate to wrap up something powder-related for the snowboarder in your life. If you’re looking to get a great gift for someone that loves snowboarding but don't know where to start, we have you covered. We've gathered gifts ranging from splurge-worthy gear to clothes to cool snowboarding accessories that any cold-weather adrenaline lover in your life will be happy with.
Top Snowboarding Gifts 2023
Most Useful: DryGuy Travel Dry DX Boot Dryer, $54
Most Universal: RaceWax Elite Snowboard Tuning Kit, $175
Best Splurge: RUX 70L Gear Bag, $298
Best Under $100:adidas Terrex Merino 150 Baselayer, $90
Best Under $50: Carhartt Woodside Acrylic Beanie, $30
These gifts will have the snowboarders in your life pleasantly surprised at just how much you actually know about the sport and the gear that's needed. They might even invite you with them to hit the slopes next time—or at least to the après part if you're not a fan. If you're ready to get shopping—the holidays are here, in case you forgot—here are our 34 picks for the best snowboarding gifts.
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Macon 2.0 MIPS Multi-Sport Helmet
Kids stuff should adapt. After all, those little bodies are becoming bigger every day. This smart helmet from Bern doubles as a bike helmet, able to take on the snow with a special liner that instantly turns it into a snow sport helmet.
B-1 Snowsport Goggles
These goggles are a genuine bargain, built tough. They offer tremendous visibility and come with an additional lens, which swaps in and out via magnetic connectors. Fog and scratch-resistant, your view will never be compromised while zig-zagging down the slopes.
Mini Massage Gun
Recovery for the snowboarder involves more than an apres ski drink and dry pair of socks. We like a good massager, small enough to join the outing while producing enough vibration to untie those muscle knots and shake out the soreness.
Backside Heated Pad XL
Oh blessed heating pads, you know how to take the sting out of the coldest days. This pad is a snowboarder's throne, colorful and soft while throwing 20W of much-needed heat. Pack it for use on your car seat or place it on a camp chair.
Classic Armless Sunglasses
Mountain-goers know the value of a good pair of shades, in addition to goggles. Glare and sun can be big issues, but not with these dynamic armless sunglasses. An adjustable cord keeps the shades in place, which are polarized and scratch-resistant.
Mens Gore-Tex Glove
What makes a great snowboarding glove? Waterproofness, handling, extra length and enough warmth to last a full day (and then some). These gloves do the trick, with a removable touchscreen liner for futzing around on your phone.
Mens Covert Jacket
One of the many appealing factors of this jacket is the covert nature of it. The regular fit is just what the doctor ordered while the insulation and helmet-friendly hood make it a must-have on powder day.
Customized Gift Card
Send him away somewhere special with this gift card from Getaway. The snow is almost always better in that place you've always been meaning to go, whether that's Aspen or Park City. He'll come back with that special snowboarders glow.
Crimson Fire-Resistant Blanket
Insulated with recycled material and machine washable, this is the blanket to have along for a day of snowboarding. Warm and water-resistant, it offers an ideal extra layer and is even fireproof, should you decide to pack it along to the apres ski bonfire or fireplace.
Travel Dry DX Boot Dryer and Shoe Dryer, Orange
This portable dryer will take on boots, gloves, scarves, you name it. It come with an AC/DC adapter, so you can plug it in at the resort or in the car when you're en route to the mountain. Best of all is this bad boy is under $60.
No more wet gear. This mighty dryer can handle all of the things, like boots, gloves, helmets and scarves. With three settings and a 12-volt adapter, it can de-winterize your gear even on the go.
Alas, snowboarding and surging have officially combined. This cool hybrid board makes a great gift, either for the newbie looking to get a taste of snow sports or the seasoned snowboarder wanting to try something a little different.
A day at the mountain usually turns into a night, especially when conditions are prime. Gift some a beam of powerful light with this great headlamp. He'll count on it when night-skiing or shlepping back to the car in snowy conditions.
The Art of Shralpinism: Lessons from the Mountains
Here, author Jeremy Jones combines the snow-loving pursuits of alpinism and shredding, AKA snowboarding. It's a book to thumb through by the fire at home or at the lodge and will fire you up for your next trek to some virgin snow.
4D MAG Goggles
These goggles offer a panoramic view, making navigation a breeze even in foul weather. They light up the route while offering all of the debris and snow protection one needs. Swap in a different lens depending on the weather.
UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1 Shoes
Charging around in snowboarding boots ain't much fun. Here's a great option for the guy who likes to hike and pack his gear in or just have a toothy pair of boots to put on when the snow day is done.
When it comes down to design, this helmet has the rest beat. The featherweight build is amazing while the low profile means less resistance when bombing down the slopes. It breathes as well and offers supreme protection of what matter most -- your dome piece.
Acadia Waves Trail High Pile Fleece
A good fleece is like a snowboarder's safety blanket. This one from Parks Project touts a cool design, inspired by the waves of Acadia (although they look a lot like snow-dusted hills to us). The fit is big and fluffy, as it ought to be.
Nunchucks Universal Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
These speakers are built for snowboarding helmets, allowing you your fellow shredders to stay in touch while carving down the mountain. Bump some jams or stay in touch with your team as you make the best of your powder day.
Chasing powder requires a few good tools. A solid everyday carry blade is a must, with a titanium frame lock design and small enough to fit in your pocket. From cutting off a tag to untangling a knot, it's a useful sidekick.
Hebrides Weatherproof Jacket
Snowboarders deal with some extreme weather. Take the edge off it with this great all-purpose jacket. Breathable, insulated and waterproof, this jacket has no business being so technical while looking so perfectly casual.
Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Fleece Pullover
Ah, fleece, a snowboarder's best friend. Whether you're layering up beneath a waterproof jacket or looking for some instant warmth right after your run, this pullover is for you.
Terrex Xperior Merino 150 Baselayer
A trusted base layer is can make or break a day at the slope. This ultra-warm pick from adidas Terrex is also stretchy and breathable.
Mountain of Moods 3 Layer Pants
These three-layer pants are sherpa-approved, made of strong nylon and full of useful zippered pockets. This is high-functioning technical apparel usually reserved for ski patrol and search and rescue outfits.
70L Multi-Use Gear Bag
This packable bag wins the volume award. It's like a warehouse you can throw over your shoulder, with 70 liters of capacity. Better, it's waterproof, has a tri-fold lid, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Better Sweater Fleece Vest
This vest from Patagonia is not only toasty and comfortable, but it will also match with most of his existing wardrobe. It's a useful gift any snowboarder will greatly appreciate.
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Nanoloft® Takibi Blanket in Amenity Dome
Attention snowboarders, this is your new safety blanket. It insulates to the core and is even fire-resistant, should you be thawing your chilled bones before some flames after a long day or weekend in fresh powder.
Co-op Powderbound Insulated Bib Snow Pants - Men's
You can't go wrong with a quality pair of snow bibs from REI Co-op. Even better is the price point on these pants—well under $200.
This is a sport that involves refueling, constantly, and on the mountain, it's not always a convenient task. Enter the nutrient-rich supplement, which you can mix up and pack with you in your favorite travel mug or thermos. Set your favorite snowboarder up with a one-time purchase or full-on subscription.
Field Barista Set
A piping hot cup of joe can be a lifesaver when out at the mountains. This Field Barista Set from Snow Peak is the ultimate portable setup for those who love a good cup of coffee. Bring your favorite bag of beans and make cups on the balcony of your cabin for all your friends before you go out for the day.
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Men's Thermoball Traction Bootie
He already has snow boots, but he probably doesn't have a good pair of insulated slippers. This pair of Thermoball booties is equal parts tough and functional as they are stylish.
Performance Chest Mount
A chest mount is an IYKYK hack to captured awesome slope runs. Sure you could get a helmet mount, but those are sensitive to your head moving every which way, causing the camera to bob and jerk. A chest mount is more stable and won't have as many chaotic movements, thus helping capture a full POV shot of the landscape in front of you.
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Simple Boot and Glove Dryer
You spend all day on the slopes, ready to conquer the mountain again bright and early. But sometimes when you do two days back-to-back, your gear remains soggy and wet (and not all lodges have a dryer). That’s where this handy-dandy gadget comes in! It works wonders for quick drying your boots and gloves, silently. The brand even makes larger contraptions for more people.
After a long day on the slopes, this backpack is the perfect carrier for your wet snowboard boots.
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Custom Ski Trail Sign
This wall decor is the perfect gift for any snowboarder looking to pay homage to their favorite trails in the comfort of their own home.
Line Miner™ L Snow Goggles
Oakley's snowboarding goggles hardly ever miss. The Line Miner's are outfitted with Prizm Snow lenses, which allow you to see more color and contrast details when carving through the snow. What's great is you can buy several different replacement lenses to better respond to the environments you're in, thus guranteeing a customized and comfortable fit wherever you go. The fact they're under $135 is pretty awesome too.
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Function 5 Snow Sock
Socks are the number one item that can make or break any snowboard session. And Darn Toughs are exactly what they sound like. The local Vermont brand guarantees their socks to last for life, literally. These are made from performance-based, sweat-wicking wool to keep your feet happy even in harsh environments.
HERO11 Waterproof Action Camera
Quite literally just released, the new GoPro HERO11 packs the best qualities you can ask for in an action camera. Everything from a new 8:7 large image sensor (great for capturing social content) to a long lasting cold-weather enduro battery make this camera the top dog. If you want to blow it out of the water with gifting, this is the choice pick here.
Baist gloves are a step above the rest. They are made from three layers: cordura outer shell, removable thinsulate, and thermolite-blend liner, and a touchscreen-compatible skin liner. The result is a five-in-one system that is customizable to the toughest (and not so tough) weather.
This snowboarding gift doesn’t get much credit for how great it truly is. There is nothing worse than suiting up to find your gear still soaked from yesterday’s shred. This retractable clothespin hangs all of your gear perfectly, so you no longer have to decorate the lodge with your layers.
Monarch Pro Kevlar
You don't want to mess around with phone protection at the mountain. UAG's Monarch Pro is made with DuPont kevlar material and features five layers of protection. The case passes military drop testing standards two times over, and it's also MagSafe and Apple Pay compatible. Oh, and UAG has these cases in all iPhone 14 models now too!
Men's Woodside Acrylic Hat
You can never have too many beanies. Grab him this acrylic piece from Carhartt. The material is much more stretchy and breathable. It will keep his head cooler than those thick cotton beanies.
Golden Hour Recovery Cream
This isn’t your ordinary face cream. It’s made to save skin from the natural elements, like frigid weather, harsh winds, and sunshine. The intense hydration will help restore and recover skin from the day's adventures.
Double Ski & Snowboard Rolling Bag
A good snowboard bag is a best-kept secret that will prolong the life of any board. This one is padded with extra protection, it's water- and abrasion-resistant, and has roller wheels for easy carrying.
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Multifunctional Neckwear CoolNet
This multipurpose accessory can be worn as a headband, neck gaiter, ear warmers, and more. It’s one of those gifts that can seem quite funny to non-snowboarders but actually makes a huge difference. It keeps you either warm or cool, wicks sweat, controls odor, and protects you from the sun.
One World: A Film By Burton
Not everyday is going to bring perfect conditions to get him out there on the mountain. For those off days, he’ll want to get inspired for his next ride. This documentary, One World, from Burton covers 39 snowboarders in 79 days around the globe.
HydroBak Hydration Pack
Something that can get in the way of a perfect snow day is staying hydrated. That’s where Camelbak comes in. Don't let the minimalist design fool you—it offers a great deal of water storage and then some for the prepared outdoor adventurers that don’t want to carry too much.
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Cold, harsh, dry winds can be pretty tough on your hands. And Badger Balm is the perfect stocking stuffer that will nurse those knuckles back to life.
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Husk Pro MIPS Helmet
Safety should always come first! And that’s a whole lot easier when the aesthetic and comfort level is there. Salomon's helmets are outfitted with a premium MIPS brain protection system and carry CE-EN1077 and ASTM F-2040 certifications. Best of all, the Husk Pro helmet is audio compatible and weighs just under 15 oz.
This is one of those items you can never have too much off. The SAXX Viewfinder briefs are made for winter activity, acting as a perfectly supportive cloud. Once you SAXX, you never go back—just read the rave reviews.
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Pyramid Studs Snowboard Stomp Pad
If he’s a snowboarder, he might make a joke or two that stomp pads are for kooks. But they are actually incredibly helpful. And hey, these studs are going to give you some early-2000s retro style points.
9 Baro Adventure Watch
The Suunto 9 Baro combines the technology of a smartwatch, fitness tracker, and GPS. It is arguably the most capable smartwatch on the market, especially for snowboarders. It has the ability to withstand intense climates, has a prolonged battery life, and includes over 80 sport modes.
Flight Attendant Snowboard - 2023
Go big or go home. The iconic snowboard brand's new Flight Attendant snowboard promises high performance and sleek style at a respectable mid-level price point.
The Fixed CBD
Snowboarding can be pretty harsh on your muscles. The soreness (especially after your first day back) is no joke. That’s where Beam’s “The Fixer” CBD salve comes in. It’s a pretty potent formula that big-time athletes swear by to soothe and calm their muscles after intense use.
Sun Cream and Lip Stick
It might be small and it might be cheap, but this is actually one of the most essential items for anyone parking in extreme winter sports. Just because it’s cold or cloudy doesn’t mean the sun isn’t affecting your skin. This sun cream and lip combo has SPF 50 to protect and nourish yourself from the weathering that lies ahead. Plus, it’s small enough to throw in a jacket pocket to appropriately reapply throughout the day.
Elite Snowboard Tuning Kit
Say goodbye to those long board shop lines. This kit has everything that can fine tune, tighten, and prep your blade to cut through that powder.
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