It’s properly countdown to Christmas and it’s time to panic buy. So, to help here’s our tinsel-tastic top 20 ideas for gifts that skiers and boarders will love to unwrap this Christmas. Some also have great discounts which we’ve highlighted.
And because it’s Christmas, we also have lots of these as prizes in our MadDogSki twelfth night give-away, so make sure you enter (at the bottom of this page) before 5 January 2018. So even if you don’t get these fab things in your stocking you’re in with a chance of winning them.
If you have any other suggestions for gifts we’d love to hear about them…
1. Axiski £24.95
The Axiski is a cool new approach to sledging which works not just on snow but also on frosty grass and sand as well. You can use it on your own or go tandem with your little one. You can use it standing up or sitting down. In short, it’s pretty versatile. And it comes in five colours. And they make fabulous Christmas presents. MadDogSki special offer: We have an exclusive discount code MDS-AXISKI on the Axiski website for a whopping 20% discount – when you order before 15 December 2017.
2. Nix Customised Skis and Boards from £495
In his London workshop, James Mechie will craft skis or a snowboard for you based not just on your weight and height, but also to match your skiing ability and preference.
Tailor fitted Made to Measure Series start at £795 for skis and £495 for snowboards, with unique graphics for an additional £100. Bespoke skis are priced from £1375. MadDogSki special offer: To receive a 10% discount, use the code MDS10 for all orders placed before 31 December. Contact Jamie on email@example.com
3. My Trusty from the NHS from £4
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a selection from My Trusty
My Trusty Skincare from the NHS is clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration for up to 24 hours, and its gentle formula means it is suitable for everyone, even babies from 8 weeks old. Not only will your skin look good, but you can feel good too, knowing that all profits from the range go straight back to NHS patient care. The My Trusty skincare range is available from Tesco, Superdrug, Lloyds, independent pharmacies and health and wholefood stores nationwide.
4. Rockface for men £4
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a selection of Rockface products.
Made in Britain, the Rockface range has a fresh citrus scent, and with prices starting at around £4, they won’t break the bank. In 2017 Rockface also championed British charities, supporting SSAFA, the armed forces charity, YoungMinds, the charity for the mental health of young people, and the Blue Cross for sick, injured and homeless pets. The Rockface range is available from supermarkets nationwide.
5. Wash Wizard £7.99
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a weeks worth of Wash Wizards.
An ideal stocking filler for the outdoorsy person in your life. Wash Wizard is a complete body wash sponge. You simply add a dash of water from your bottle, tap, river or well, squeeze to activate the aloe vera foam, and get washing. There’s no need to rinse or grab a towel, the natural ingredients mean you can just air dry to get squeaky clean. Perfect for festivals, camping trips, or super-sweaty commutes to work!! Wash Wizard is hypoallergenic and fragrance free and completely green. Once used simply recycle, including the packaging. A percentage of profits from each sale goes to homeless charities. Wash Wizard is available on Amazon, priced £7.99 for five sponges.
6. Wipe-out piste map lens cloths £8.99
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win one of three wipeouts
An essential item for your next ski holiday, Wipeouts are durable, eco-friendly lens cloths printed with ski resort maps for cleaning ski goggles and sunglasses, so no excuse for getting lost on your next ski holiday.
The soft microfibre cloth won’t damage lens coatings and is machine washable. Choose from over 30 different piste maps.
7. Saxx Underwear £29
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Give your loved one some Saxx appeal.
Saxx underwear is perfect for the gentleman skier in your life. The most obvious feature is, ahem, a hammock-shaped pouch which delivers ‘friction-free comfort’ and keeps everything in place (if you know what we mean). But there are also cool things putting the flatter, softer side of seams on the inside and anti-roll waistbands. The Kinetic model is especially recommended for skiing. With a supportive fit and all-around moisture-wicking performance, Kinetic is built for high-output activities like marathon training sessions or blistering hot backcountry runs. Made from stretch micromesh fabric for quick-drying performance and support.
Kinetic retails at £29 so they’re not the cheapest but you will definitely notice the difference. And enter our prize draw and you might win a pair as well.
You can order from www.snowandrock.com
8. Loqski £39.99
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a Loqski
The Loqski is designed specifically to help prevent the loss of skis and poles from mistaken identity or theft. So you can have your lunch or drink break with complete peace of mind.
The lock can be carried easily in your pocket or back pack. It functions at very low temperatures, and is quick and easy to fir even with gloves on. The combination lock and cable tether that is designed and manufactured in the UK will peace of mind to your pit stops.
9. Drysure £30
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Enter to win Drysure.
As everyone who has spent time in a ski resort knows, wet footwear is a common problem. Drysure will dry your footwear 12 times faster than traditional air drying. Drysure are a revolutionary eco-friendly ski boot/shoe drying product designed to dry out footwear for people who love outdoor pursuits. It comes in two designs; Extreme for high ankle footwear like ski boots; and Active for low ankle footwear like running shoes.
With no need for batteries or electricity it can be reused multiple times. Lightweight and easy to pack, Drysure Extreme and Active products are available in a range of colours.
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a pair of SOLE footbeds.
Footwear specialist SOLE have launched a brand-new Performance range of footbeds designed in collaboration with big-mountain skier, Chris Davenport. The supportive shape of these footbeds is designed to eradicate foot pain and prevent injury.
With no cushioning, the Thin footbeds are an ideal choice for tightly-fitting footwear such as cleats and ski boots. They also have the unique feature of 100% recycled cork bases which are heat and wear mouldable to give you customised support exactly where you need it. Recycled cork is also moisture wicking, odour reducing and has an elasticity that absorbs shock and allows it to mould to the wearer’s feet. For every pair purchased, SOLE will donates to Protect Our Winters, a charity close to the heart of ambassador, Chris Davenport.
11. BSS memberships £15
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: We have three memberships to give away in our prize draw.
For just £15, you can buy your loved one membership of the official British Ski and Snowboard fan club. The membership fee goes directly to helping the team athletes, and you’ll be kept you updated about the difference that your support has made as well as news on how the athletes are getting on, including behind-the-scenes secrets! As an official fan, you also get access to competitions and some exclusive discounts from BSS partners.
You love skiing and so do we. So why not make a donation this Christmas to a charity in the snowsports industry. Snow-camp’s mission is to engage inner-city young people through snowsports to provide life-skills training, nationally recognised qualifications and vocational opportunities to increase their motivations and aspirations, enabling them to gain employment in the snowsports industry and beyond. 87% of young people who have gone through the Snow-Camp programme have gone on to employment, training, further education or other positive destinations. From 12pm on 28th November to 12pm on Tuesday 5th December all donations made to Snow-Camp will be matched! One donation, twice the impact! Donation link
13. Burnt Custard £135
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: We have one full sets of base layers to giveaway (worth £135 each).
Burnt Custard’s range – ‘base layers with bite’ – are super technical, manufactured right here in the UK and customisable by you.These Meryl Microfibre numbers come in all sorts of candy bright colours that you can pick and mix to fit your own slope style. Shop the full range and choose your colours on the Burnt Custard website.
Win ski jackets from Mountain Warehouse
Mountain Warehouse’s new winter collection has a wide range of very reasonably-priced ski gear including jackets, ski pants, gloves and accessories. They also offer great value ski packages which let you buy all your ski clothing together.
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win fabulous Aldi ski wear.
If you are looking for socks, gloves, merino wool base layers or ski jumpers and fleeces to wrap and put under the tree then head to Aldi as this week was their Specialbuys ski wear week. We cant guarantee what’s left in store as its one of their most popular Specialbuys events – some stores had queues last Sunday when it launched because everyone loves a bargain! But thanks to Aldi we do have a mens ski jacket, a pair of ladies ski pants, some goggles and some kids ski gloves to add to the Christmas prize draw.
16. Hobbledeho0 £30
Have you ever tried to stop a child from falling on the slopes, or had to continually bend over to pick them up? If so, you know it can be both difficult and exhausting. Former paramedic, Gemma Davison, designed the Hobbledehoo toddler harness to make it easy to take control when needed. The front and back grab handles allow you to pick up a child and untangle their legs and skis without over bending. Plus, the detachable leash is ideal for helping with speed control on steeper slopes. It’s also a favourite with lift controllers and skiing instructors who love the additional security on ski lifts.
Special offer: With thanks to Hobbledehoo, we have a special offer for MadDogSki site visitors. Receive £5 discount online, plus free postage, with the promo code MADDOG.
17. Proggle £15
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win a husky Proggle
The Proggle is the perfect present for any snow-mad person wanting to keep their lenses looking fresh. With the price and technology of goggles forever on the increase, the Proggle team hope to keep on preventing nasty scratches this winter season. Prices start at £15.00, plus postage and packaging. Designed to be easily put on and taken off without having to take your goggles off. They come in a great range of different designs. The two side clips slide easily over your goggle strap, keeping the Proggle in place whatever the apres activity. Visit the Proggle website to see their full range and to buy online.
18. PIEPS 30° PLUS £49.99
The 30° Plus is an electronic inclinometer that attaches to your ski pole and allows you to quickly and easily check slope angle – very useful if you’re skiing in the backcountry and want to avoid potential avalanche terrain. It also comes with a thermometer for current air temperature.
19. Look no wax £30
MadDogSki Christmas give-away: Win some Look No Wax.
Designed and tested by pro skiers Juice Infinity’s simple spray formulation permeates deep into the surface of skis or snowboards providing a wax like glide lasting far longer than traditional wax. 100% eco-friendly and eradicates the need to use any wax. It’s easy to apply and adds noticeable speed and performance to your skis or snowboard
Former British Olympic skier, Martin Bell, said: “I have tested Pocket Juice on glaciers in Austria and on manmade snow in Colorado. It has a very long lasting effect, and has been able to keep my skis running well for several weeks – much longer than would be achieved with traditional hydrocarbon wax”.
20. A holiday for two Priceless
Have a look at the latest and greatest deals features on our site. A week or a weekend away is bound to be the best present ever….. And it you can’t afford one… maybe you could win one to Lech, with VIP SKI. We are drawing the winner before Christmas and will inform the winner on the 22 December and so you need to be in it to win it.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these great gifts, make sure you enter our prize draw before midnight on 5 January 2018.
Please read our Terms and Conditions. Gifts will be allocated to winners at random.