Unique Motorcycle Gifts
If you're a biking enthusiast, or just the friend or family member of one, you know how tough finding the perfect gift can be. When shopping for yourself, you feel the urge to treat yourself, or to show your devotion to your hobby, by spending some hard-earned money on a new accessory for your bike, upgrading an old one, or getting yourself some new tool or apparel that demonstrates that you love to ride. When shopping for others, you might feel the urge to tread lightly, for fear of offending the gift giver with your naiveté, or - worse - giving them something inferior to what they already possess. Moreover, motorcycle gifts are sometimes prohibitively expensive, especially when buying from retailers, who have sometimes taken a "boutique" approach to their merchandise as motorcycling has become increasingly mainstream. Nonetheless, there are several strategies to avoiding these traps, and a little creative web surfing should help you find a great gift at a price that's not exorbitant.
For the gift giver on a budget, we recommend giving some small or medium-sized motorcycle accessory, for example a simple cissie bar bag or fingerless riding gloves. These are elegant gifts that typically sell for less than forty dollars, and can be appreciated by the biker for their usefulness. If nothing else, they make valuable spares and extra sets of accessories that are there for the biker in a pinch. Another possibility is to give gifts related to biking culture that aren't necessarily for the biker and rider themselves. These can include such diverse items as motorcycle artwork, household items such as towels and thermometers, or even eccentric, "novelty" items such as umbrellas and pet care products. In recent years, motorcycle manufacturers have extended their lines of merchandise to include many items not commonly associated with biker culture, and these items are often very affordably priced.
Slightly higher up the price line are a broad assortment of gifts that are nonetheless value beyond their mid-range price tag. This class of gifts includes higher-end riding gloves, cissie bar mounting American flags and flag poles, and high quality protective motorcycle covers. Though a little pricier, most of these gifts come in at under seventy dollars. A step beyond that is the class that includes leather vests and chaps, embossed leather saddlebags, and of course leather riding jackets. These gifts are typically under two hundred dollars.
At the top end of the gift-giving ladder lies the accessories for the motorcycle experience itself, including higher end leather jackets and saddlebags. If you are just not sure what to get you can always get a gift certificate. Only at Chilhowee's can someone get custom leather accessories to match their bike. The perfect gift!
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