Best Christmas Gifts for Snowboarders

July 08, 2022 16 min read

Skiing in the winter is one of the most exhilarating ways to get your blood pumping. Snowboarding is not only a great workout for your muscles and balance, but it also burns a lot of calories. (And who doesn't enjoy refueling afterwards with hot cocoa and soup?) After all, snowboarders are known to spend entire days shredding powder and perfecting their jumps on the slopes.

Furthermore, snowboarding has its own subculture of cool, thanks to the swag and style of borders and their gear. It's a sport dominated by having the best (and most sick) gear. So it's ideal that the holidays fall just before the peak of snowboard season (pun intended), and it's more than appropriate to give something powder-related to the snowboarder in your life. So, if you're looking for Christmas gifts for snowboarders but don't know where to begin, we've got you covered.

Famvibe has gathered Christmas gifts for snowboarders which range from splurge-worthy gear to clothing to cool snowboarding accessories that will make any cold-weather adrenaline junkie in your life very happy. Furthermore, they will be surprised at how much you know about snowboarding and the equipment that will come in handy. They might even invite you to join them on the slopes next time—or, if you're not a skier, at least to the après party. If you're ready to start shopping, here are our favorite Christmas snowboarding gifts.

1. DRYGUARD Simple Boot and Glove Dryer

You spend the entire day on the slopes, preparing to conquer the mountain again first thing in the morning. However, when you do two days in a row, your gear can become soggy and wet (and not all lodges have a dryer). That's where this handy device comes in! It works wonders for silently drying your boots and gloves. The company even creates larger contraptions to accommodate more people.

2. Zeal Optics Beacon

Zeal Optics creates some pretty innovative goggles. They use "Observation Deck Technology," which simulates an eagle's view of a mountain to allow riders to see every inch of the line below them. It's a safety precaution, a fashion statement, and a really great pair of lightweight goggles all around.

3. Darn Tough Function 5 Snow Sock

Socks are the single most important item that can make or break a snowboarding session. And Darn Toughs are exactly what their name implies. The Vermont-based company guarantees that their socks will last a lifetime. These are made of sweat-wicking wool and are designed to keep your feet happy even in harsh environments.

4. Baist Trigger Gloves

Baist gloves are superior to the competition. The outer shell is made of cordura, the liner is removable thinsulate and thermolite-blend, and the skin liner is touchscreen-compatible. The end result is a five-in-one system that can be tailored to the harshest (and not-so-tough) weather conditions.

5. GoPro Hero 9

Did you shred it if you didn't share it? The latest GoPro offers improved stabilization and battery life, allowing your snow-loving friend to document all of their gnarly adventures. It's the ideal helmet-mounted snowboarding gift for him.

6. NASDOM Travel Clothesline

This snowboarding gift is underappreciated for how fantastic it truly is. Nothing beats getting ready to find your gear still soaked from yesterday's shred. This retractable clothespin perfectly hangs all of your gear, eliminating the need to decorate the lodge with your layers.

7. LifeProof Phone Case

Even the most advanced phones cannot withstand prolonged freezing temperatures. That was until LifeProof entered the picture. This phone case is waterproof, snowproof, and shatterproof, among other features. The updated design is extremely slim, reducing bulk in your jacket. Prepare to double-tap those lift selfies!

8. Forsake Maddox Shoes

So he probably already has a pair of snowboard boots, and let's face it, shopping in that category is extremely specific. But what he may lack is a great pair of functional and fashionable boots that can withstand almost any situation. These Forsake boots are the ideal combination of rugged and cushioned to save his feet from the day's wear.

9 Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

This is not your average face cream. It's designed to protect skin from the elements, such as cold weather, strong winds, and sunlight. The intense hydration will aid in the restoration and recovery of skin from the day's activities.

10. Smartwool Creak Run Beanie

Every snowboarder understands that you can never have enough beanies. Smartwool's version is virtually weightless while remaining extremely warm on the inside. On your head, the jersey knit feels like a snuggie (but far more stylish). It's also made of post-consumer recycled materials. Overall, it's a safe and solid win-win gift.

11. Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag

A good snowboard bag is a well-kept secret that will help any board last longer. This one is padded for extra protection, water- and abrasion-resistant, and has enough straps to carry it comfortably. It also has wheels for easy transportation.

12. BUFF Standard CoolNet UV+ XL Multifunctional Headwear

This versatile accessory can be worn as a headband, neck gaiter, ear warmers, and other things. It's one of those gifts that, while amusing to non-snowboarders, actually makes a big difference. It regulates your body temperature, wicks sweat, controls odor, and protects you from the sun.

13. One World: A Film By Burton

Not every day will bring ideal conditions for him to get out on the mountain. He'll want to be inspired for his next ride on his off days. Burton's One World documentary follows 39 snowboarders around the world in 79 days.

14. CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack

Staying hydrated is something that can get in the way of a perfect snow day. Camelbak comes into play here. Don't be fooled by the minimalist design—it provides plenty of water storage and then some for prepared outdoor adventurers who don't want to carry too much.

15. Badger Healing Balm

Cold, harsh, dry winds can be hard on your hands. And Badger Balm is the ideal stocking stuffer for reviving those knuckles.

16. Hestra Army Leather Patrol Gauntlet Gloves

These gloves are ideal for those long powder days. With just enough ventilation, the extended coverage keeps snow out and warmth in. The compressive fit ensures complete control over all ten fingers.

17. Sweet Protection Switcher Helmet

Safety should always take precedence! And it's a lot easier to do when the aesthetic and comfort levels are there. Sweet Protection helmets have 22 different ventilation levels for ventilation or warmth. It also has an audio system, which allows him to listen to his favorite beats without completely tuning out (also for safety). The best part may be the simple magnetic closure, which makes putting this baby on and taking it off a breeze.

18. Viewfinder Boxer Briefs

This is one of those items that can never be overstocked. The Viewfinder briefs are designed for winter activities, acting as a comfortable cloud. You never go back after you —just read the rave reviews.

19. Crab Grab Mini Claws Traction

If he's a snowboarder, he might crack a few jokes about stomp pads being for kooks. However, they are extremely beneficial. And, hey, this one is fun to slap on your board in between your bindings, remaining quirky while remaining understated.

20. SUUNTO 9 Baro GPS Sports Watch

The Suunto 9 Baro combines smartwatch, fitness tracker, and GPS technology. It is, without a doubt, the most capable smartwatch on the market, particularly for snowboarders. It can withstand extreme temperatures, has a long battery life, and has over 80 sport modes.

21. Burton Custom Camber Snowboard

Go for broke or go home. The Camber snowboard from the iconic snowboard brand has a cult following for its happy terrain trails and all-mountain terrain.

22. Beam The Fixer CBD Salve

Snowboarding can be extremely taxing on your muscles. The soreness (especially on the first day back) is no laughing matter. That's where Beam's CBD salve "The Fixer" comes in. It's a potent formula that professional athletes swear by to soothe and calm their muscles after strenuous exercise.

23. Piz Buin Sun Cream and Lip Stick

It may be small and inexpensive, but this is one of the most important items for anyone participating in extreme winter sports. Even if it's cold or cloudy outside, the sun is still affecting your skin. This sun cream and lip balm set contains SPF 50 to protect and nourish you from the elements. It's also small enough to slip into a jacket pocket and reapply as needed throughout the day.

24. Anon MFI Lightweight Neckwarmer 

Neck Gaiters have always been a useful tool to keep your face area warm and protected from harsh winds. They are now even more useful because, you guessed it, they are a DC-approved face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It's the best way to get from a lift line to the lodge while also shredding the mountain.

25. RaceWax Elite Snowboard Tuning Kit

Say goodbye to the long lines at the skate shops. This kit contains everything you need to fine-tune, tighten, and prepare your blade to cut through the powder.

26. Fanzi Vintage Metal Snowboarding Sign

This wall decor is ideal for any snowboarder who wants to pay tribute to their favorite sport in their room, office, or basement.

27. Athalon Everything Boot Pack

This backpack is ideal for transporting your wet snowboard boots after a long day on the slopes.

28. Smith Ski Goggles

Goggles are a snowboarder or skier's best friend because they keep snow, water, and wind out of your eyes while also making you look pretty awesome. Smith ski goggles are extremely durable and available in a wide range of colors, styles, and sizes.

One of the best things about Smith goggles is that they also come in a low-cost version - the Smith Drift for women and the Smith Range for men. Smith also produces higher-end models with all the bells and whistles you could possibly want.

29. Wildhorn Ski Helmet

A good ski helmet is one of the best ski and snowboarding gifts because it will come in handy every time they hit the slopes. While prices vary greatly, we've discovered that Wildhorn helmets are well-regarded because their ski helmets are comfortable, practical, and include a built-in goggle strap.

30. Smartwool Base Layers

Warm base layers are essential for all snowboarders and skiers, and they make one of the most useful snowboarding and skiing gifts. Smartwool's Merino 250 base layer line (for men and women) provides extra-warm, cozy layers that wick sweat and moisture away from the body while on the slopes.

31. Helly Hansen Ski Jacket

A good ski jacket is necessary for a fun day on the slopes. While there are numerous ski brands, Helly Hansen ski jackets produce high-quality, lightweight shells designed specifically for comfort and performance on the slopes, making them ideal, lifelong gifts for skiers that they can keep for years.

32. Burton Ski & Snowboard Jacket

A warm, waterproof snowboarding jacket is essential for a fun day on the slopes for the snowboarders in the house. While there are numerous brands that produce outerwear, Burton ski jackets are specifically designed for winter sports, making them ideal gifts for snowboarders and skiers. They also come in a variety of fun patterns and colors!

33. The North Face Ski Pants

Waterproof ski pants, like a good, durable coat, are essential because, as everyone knows, skiers and snowboarders spend a lot of time sitting in the snow. The North Face Freedom Pants (for men and women) are some of the warmest and most durable ski pants available, making them ideal for a full day on the slopes.

34. Hestra Heli Ski Gloves

Insulated gloves are a skier or snowboarder's best friend, and the Hestra Heli Ski Gloves are an excellent addition to any skier or snowboarder's equipment set. They have cuffs to keep them from falling off, and they have e-tip functionality so you can use your touch screens while wearing them!

35. Epic Pass

While neither cheap nor durable, an Epic Pass is the ideal gift for the skier who enjoys traveling. The Epic Pass, which is valid at over 60 ski resorts across the United States, is one of the best ski and snowboarding gifts money can buy.

36. Darn Tough Ski Socks

Darn Tough ski socks are excellent companions on the slopes because they are comfortable, long-lasting, and warm! We like them because they provide extra cushioning for our feet on cold, snowy days. Give one or more pairs as a unique skiing or snowboarding gift this year.

What makes these socks superior to regular wool socks? Wool socks with mountains, of course. Skiers and snowboarders love to show off their passion for the mountains, and these mountain-themed Darn Tough Yeti wool socks will come in handy on the slopes and during après-ski.

37. HotHands Hand/Foot Warmers

It's very easy to get cold in your extremities when you're out on the slopes on particularly cold days. As a result, we consider HotHands hand and foot warmers to be one of the best gifts for skiers and snowboarders. They're cheap and easy to tuck into gloves or boots for an extra layer of warmth in otherwise arctic conditions.

38. Packable Clothesline

What happens if your ski/snowboard equipment does not dry properly? It begins to STINK. Fortunately, for ski trips and winter vacations, a packable clothesline is an excellent tool for hanging damp clothes after a long day on the slopes. It's a cheap and useful gift for snowboarders and skiers who will use it every time they visit a ski resort.

39. Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die by Chris Santella

Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die by Chris Santella is a fantastic book to leaf through and get inspired if your loved one prefers books with photos and gorgeous visuals. You'll learn about the world's most incredible, jaw-dropping, and challenging trails, as well as see some stunning photos.

40. The Art of Fear by Kristen Ulmer

Nothing beats returning to your cabin after a day on the slopes and spending the evening reading a good book...about skiing! Kristen Ulmer, a professional skier, wrote The Art of Fear about embracing fear and how it applies to snow sports and life in general. This simple, inspiring read is ideal for those who enjoy snow sports as well as those who want to learn how to deal with fear more effectively.

41. Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard

Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard is an epic film about surfing under the northern lights. It's not exactly about skiing or snowboarding, but it's a really beautiful story about chasing waves and participating in winter sports in some of Iceland's most beautiful landscapes. Give it to your winter-loving friends and family...and then watch it with them.

42. Freeskier Magazine Subscription

What could be more inspiring or entertaining than reading an award-winning magazine about your favorite subject? (The answer is nothing.) A subscription to Freeskier Magazine is one of the most unique skiing and snowboarding gifts you can give to your favorite winter sports enthusiast.

43. Turtle Fur Neck Warmer

Few things are as versatile as a Buff for outdoor enthusiasts. It can be worn in a variety of ways and is said to be four times warmer than microfiber. A Turtle Fur Neck Warmer is ideal for skiers and snowboarders to wear under a heavy coat, as a scarf, or to keep their hair back under helmets.

44. Thermal Phone Case

If you've ever been out in the cold with your phone for an extended period of time, you'll know that the batteries tend to die much faster. A Thermal Phone Case can keep your phone warm when not in use, extending the battery life and preventing it from getting soaked in the snow.

45. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Hydration is an essential part of staying healthy while participating in winter sports, as the activity can dehydrate you. Whether your skier or snowboarder prefers hot or cold water, a Hydro Flask water bottle can keep it that way. Hydro Flask bottles keep water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, which is more than enough for a full day of skiing or snowboarding.

46. Foam Roller

A day (or several) on the slopes can be enjoyable, but it can also cause a variety of muscle aches and pains. A foam roller is one of the best gifts for snowboarders and skiers because it is great for stretching and relieving tension after hours of active winter sports.

47. Ski or Snowboard Boots

The footwear is one of the most uncomfortable aspects of renting equipment. You can help your favorite winter sports enthusiast by purchasing them their own pair of ski or snowboard boots. REI and Backcountry both have a large selection of excellent ski and snowboard boots.

48. Athletico Boot Backpack

When your favorite skier or snowboarder gets more experienced, they'll need a place to store all of their awesome gear (like the items on this list!). The Athletico Boot Backpack is the ideal all-in-one ski and snowboard bag. There's room for a helmet, boots, goggles, and other accessories, all in a lightweight and breathable fabric.

49. Black Diamond Ski Poles

While many ski resorts offer pole rentals, if you prefer something lighter and more tailored to your size, these Black Diamond Razor Carbon ski poles are an excellent choice for skiers everywhere. Unfortunately, these aren't applicable to snowboarders, but they make a great gift for intermediate to advanced skiers looking to upgrade their equipment!

50. Joost Rechargeable Hand Warmer

While we did mention disposable hand warmers earlier in this guide, we'd be remiss if we didn't also include a zero-waste option. As previously stated, keeping extremities warm on the slopes is a real challenge for skiers and snowboarders, and a Jomst rechargeable hand warmer can be the ideal solution for long days out in the snow.

51. Waterproof Battery Pack

It becomes more difficult to keep your phone charged the longer you are out in the cold, so you can imagine how difficult this is for skiers and snowboarders. However, if you give a waterproof solar battery pack as a gift, your skier or snowboarder can recharge while in the sun/snow and plug in while on the lifts. Isn't that cool?

52. DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer

To be clear, this is a completely unnecessary item, but it is a really cool and useful one for skiers and snowboarders, especially if they plan to hit the slopes several days in a row or over the course of a season. The more a person skis or boards, the damp their boots become; this DryGuy DX Boot Dryer ensures that they are completely dry before the next use. It's one of our favorite ski gadgets, and we'd recommend it to any serious skier or snowboarder!

53. Garmin Instinct Tundra Watch

Skiers and snowboarders, like many other athletes, are often obsessed with tracking stats and logging their trails. The Garmin Tundra watch was designed specifically for winter sports and is one of the more useful gifts for skiers and snowboarders available.

54. GoPro Hero Black

A GoPro Hero9 Black is a great gift for an avid skier or snowboarder who wants to document their adventures. A GoPro, which is portable, weatherproof, and high-quality, will help your favorite winter sports enthusiast capture and relive their favorite moments on the slopes over and over again.

55. Whirly Board Spinning Balance Board and Agility Trainer

Balance and agility are important aspects of snowboarding. If you can improve on these elements before going snowboarding, you will have a much better time.

The Whirly Board allows you to practice your balance and agility at home. It is made up of a skateboard-style deck with a half ball mounted in the center, which causes instability.

You can prepare for your snowboard trip by doing a variety of exercises on the Whirly Board. It is appropriate for all levels of snowboarders because everyone can benefit from it.

56. Red Hook Snowboard Hanger

A snowboard can be stored at home in one of two ways. You can either conceal it or put it on display. It can get in the way if you choose to show off your snowboard. However, with Stauber's cool snowboard hanger, you can mount your snowboard on the wall in style.

The snowboard hanger is made of strong acrylic and comes in four different styles. We like the transparent ones because they look cool and highlight your base graphics. The hangers are simple to install on your wall using the included mounting screws.

57. Snowboard Floor Rack

This snowboard rack may be useful if the snowboarder in your life has multiple snowboards. This rack can accommodate up to 7 boards, such as snowboards, skateboards, and longboards. So you can grab your preferred board as you rush out the door.

58. Heated Gloves

Some people are easily chilled, so they require a little extra warmth in their gloves. Fortunately, these Graphen gloves with a built-in heating element solve the problem. The heating element is distributed throughout the glove and is activated by a single button on the back. The button turns on the glove and cycles through three different heating levels.

The multi-layer material protection will impress you with the durability of these gloves. This design also effectively retains the heat generated by the heating element. Graphene has made these gloves touchscreen compatible as an added bonus. As a result, you don't have to take them off to make a phone call.

59. Snowboard Mug

One of life's little pleasures is sipping from your favorite mug at work. It provides a brief respite from the stresses of the working day.

This mug with the phrase "eat, sleep, snowboard" will make your coffee breaks more enjoyable. It will remind you of fun times on the mountain every time you put it in the coffee machine.

A snowboarding mug is also a great conversation starter, which will keep you away from your desk for a little longer.

60. Padded Snowboard Bag

When you arrive at the resort, you don't want to discover that a careless baggage handler has damaged your board and binding. As a result, you must ensure that your board is properly packed in a snowboard bag.

This snowboard bag is available in three sizes and does an excellent job of protecting your equipment. Its premium quality padding allows it to safely hold two snowboards.

It also has double rollers to make traveling easier, allowing you to easily wheel it through the airport.

You can also be confident that this snowboard bag will last a long time. It is made of strong materials and has a reinforced construction.

61. GoPro 3-Way 2.0

Sometimes snowboard GoPro footage is repetitive, or the camera is angled in such a way that it misses the action. The GoPro 3-Way 2.0, on the other hand, is a versatile camera mount that allows you to capture creative snowboarding footage.

The 3-Way is essentially a selfie stick, but it can be angled to properly frame you or your subject. Because of its 3-in-1 design, it is one of the most versatile GoPro accessories available.

It has an integrated ball joint, which allows you to reposition the camera with ease. It also includes a tripod so you can film yourself hitting kickers in the park.

62. Anon M4 Cylindrical Snow Goggles

Anon produces high-quality snowboard goggles, and these are no exception. They are jam-packed with features and extras that make your mountain experience safer and more enjoyable. The lens is attached with a series of magnets, making changing lenses a breeze. This is a good thing because you get a spare pink lens, which is ideal for low-light situations.

You also get a face mask that magnetically attaches to the goggles. Many snowboarders consider this to be one of the best face mask systems available. The lens is of high quality, fits over glasses, and provides good peripheral vision. You won't find a more comfortable pair of snowboard goggles with the frame's triple-layer foam and ergonomic design.

63. Volcom Women’s Hoodie

When dressing for the slopes, it is a good idea to wear multiple layers. This women's hoodie is ideal for layering under a snowboard jacket. It is also available in a variety of styles to match your snowboard outfit. This way, you can choose the best one to wear when you take off your jacket in the bar. This hoodie is made of a cotton and polyester blend, making it extremely comfortable and keeping you warm on the mountain.

64. Dakine Heli Pro 20

The DaKine Heli Pro is a well-known snowboarding accessory. It is a low-profile backpack that was originally designed for heliboarding. It's big enough to carry everything you need for a heli trip but not so big that it takes up too much room inside the chopper. You don't have to go heliboarding to benefit from this backpack.

The straps on the Heli Pro allow you to carry your snowboard on it for backcountry hikes or hands-free walking around the resort. It also works with hydration packs. You can store your goggles safely in its fleece-lined pocket. And you'll be surprised at how much you can fit inside.

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