Are you looking for the BEST gifts for roller skaters? Wondering what to get someone who likes to roller skate? Maybe you’ve been invited to a roller skating party at the local rink and need some gift ideas?
If you have someone in your life that LOVES to roller skate (more than life itself) and you are completely clueless on what to get them- we can help! Our comprehensive roller skaters gift guide has over 23+ ideas in every price range! From practical to fun, we think you’ll find something for the skater on your list.
As pro roller skaters & coaches ourselves we know what roller skaters LOVE and can recommend a huge price range of gift ides for the roller skater in your life. You’ll find tons of roller skate themed gifts & accessories that any skater girl would love to have in their arsenal.
Whether it’s a birthday gift, Christmas gift, stocking stuffer or just because…we can find something for you to give that special roller skater in your life. We’ve tried to cover a range of price points and find things that suit roller skaters of any age so you’ll be able to snag a killer gift!
We’re hard core roller skaters ourselves and we spend lots of time with other roller skaters (young and old) while we’re teaching, at the skate parks, at the roller rink & on on the trails. We’ve polled the masses (and our team) to find great gift giving ideas for you.
THE HALLMARKS OF A GREAT ROLLER SKATER GIFT:
The roller skater “style” is all about bright, bold colors. We love anything that’ll glow under a black light at the roller rink on Saturday night (like neon colors). Give us accessories & clothing that’ll glow & you’ve got a great gift.
Roller skaters love anything that harkens back to the heyday of roller skating (the 70’s & 80’s…which is our youth in many cases). Think knee high socks, gummy bracelets & neon colors.
We love items that sparkle, sequins or have glitter in them. We try to stand out & be different from everyone else and a little bit of sparkle certainly helps.
Don’t worry, we have lots of ideas that hit on all of these halmarks so you’re not going to have to try and figure this out on your own.
So let’s get to it…below is just a quick preview of some of our list. Keep scrolling down to read more about each roller skater gift idea we’ve come up with (and why we love it as roller skaters- there’s a method to our madness). Click on the image or the product link below the image to view the product.
Best Gifts For ROLLER SKATERS-TLDR
We have 23 awesome ideas all lined up for you in our gift guide below but if you’re in a time crunch and just want to hear our top 5 favorite gift ideas we can oblige!
Still with us? Great! Let’s see everything in our gift guide!
Don’t let its small size fool you – the JBL Clip 4 is a powerful Bluetooth speaker that’s perfect for the roller skater on the go. It can be clipped to a fanny pack, back pack or belt loop to listen to tunes while still being able to hear what’s happening in the world around you (which is the safest way to go).
This little dynamo delivers up to 10 hours of playback, making it ideal for, outdoor skating adventures along the boardwalk, or simply kicking back at home. The Clip 4 also features noise-cancelling technology, so you can take calls or listen to music without interruption. Plus, with its tough waterproof construction and portable design, the Clip 3 is perfect for any environment. With over 17,000 4-5 star reviews and many colors and you’re bound to find the perfect one for your roller skater.
Roller skaters really love to film tricks with our smart phones. It helps us see what were doing wrong, make small corrections…and when we finally get it right it’s pretty cool to be able to share that video with others.
The Pivo Smartphone Video Tracker is like having your own personal cameraman in your back pocket. Simply attach your smartphone to the Pivo base, pair via Bluetooth, and like magic your smartphone camera will track every skate move. Pivo auto zooms in and out and has body or face tracking.
It’s the perfect gift for skaters who are in the learning phase or the pro who likes to share their skate moves on youtube and social media. It’s a cheaper alternative to the GoPRO which is also on our list.
If you’re not a roller skater you may have a puzzled look on your face after seeing the above image. These are “roller skate wings” and they lace into your roller skate boots near the top of the boot to look like you have wings on your roller skates. It kind of makes me think of the Goodyear flying foot logo. They were really popular in the 1970’s roller disco scene but now they’re making a comeback. You can find them in a variety of colors and styles…from the simple wing, sinister bat wings, fanning flames and a lightning bolt. You’ll only need 1 pair per skater and at this price point its a great budget gift for roller skaters.
Your eyes do not deceive you…these are roller skate wheels that light up! These LED packed roller skate wheels are all the rage right now at the local skating rink (where it’s kind of dark & they can be fully appreciated). This is the set that I put on when I’m at the rink and they glow like crazy when the wheels are in motion. So if your giftee likes to skate at night or hit the roller rink on the regular this makes for a thoughtful yet inexpensive gift for roller skaters.
Ah yes…everything that is old becomes new again. That’s true of these retro late 70’s and early 80’s bold knee high socks and many other things but I digress. You’re probably not up to date on the latest in roller skating accessories but I can tell you that these socks are what all the ride or die skater girls are wearing these days. If these seem a little bright you can check out these muted pastel knee high socks as an alternative. This is another cheap gift for roller skaters if you’re on a budget.
Showing up to the rink with a killer, head turning skating outfit (yes Virginia, there is such a thing) is a fantastic roller skater gift. I’ve devoted an entire article on the subject in fact. There you’ll find fully curated ensembles from yours truly. If you want me to widdle it down to one item for ease…it HAS to be one of these colorful 1970’s rompers pictured above. With 18 colors available you’re bound to find something eye popping! Don’t forget the Rainbow Knee High Socks!
Wireless Apple Airpods are high on our list because we HATE cords getting in the way while we’re out roller skating at the skating rink or practicing new tricks at the skate park. This is a gift skaters can use EVERY time they skate & for that reason alone we think it’s one of the best gifts for roller skaters out there! We are all Wireless Apple Airpods users here at boardwalkskater.com because the sound quality is unparalleled, cords DON’T get in the way & and the compact size of the charging case means they won’t take up much space in our fanny packs.
If you’re looking for a more meaningful roller skater gift then look into silver skate charms, bracelets and necklaces. They are surprisingly affordable even in real deal silver. You can find something understated or outright bling-bling. They make great gifts for loved ones & close relatives. Check out the entire Skate Charm Collection HERE.
The bold and colorful roller skate bag had my heart a flutter from the moment I saw it! To the unfamiliar this bag will carefully hold a pair of roller skates in a protective cover as you transport them to the roller rink or skatepark (IN STYLE!).
If you or your giftee skates outdoors then you know the wheels can get super dirty. I don’t know how many times I’ve stained my clothes with street grime when the wheels came into contact as I threw my skates over my shoulder. I bought a skate bag and I don’t have to worry about that ever again. This colorful bag is a budget friendly roller skate themed gift that is certain to have them squealing with joy. You also might want to check out this hot pink zebra print model OR this muted but still colorful option.
Chances are your skater girl is still using the old, boring black helmet and pads from the early days. Maybe it’s time for a colorful upgrade? Thank goodness there is someone out there making female specific helmets and pads. The Triple 8 Roller Skating Helmet comes in 13 different styles and 4 different sizes. With this amount of selection you’re bound to find a color combo to suit your roller skater.
This helmet has thousands of 5 star reviews you can read HERE. I love-love-love this helmet and I think it is hands down THE BEST helmet for roller skating out there on the market today
The overall shape of the helmet is minimalist, it’s very lightweight & the inner material breathes nicely. My personal recommendation is the colorful ombre, gradient helmet (pictured above) which you can find HERE.
As an added bonus you can find matching Triple 8 Pads to go with your colorful female specific helmet! There are 5 different color combos and 4 different sizes to choose from. These pads will work for young girls up to adult women. There are THOUSANDS of 5 star reviews that you can read HERE. You can see them in action below in a short, 1 min Youtube video (and hey…be sure to check out the knee socks!):
These Bont Suede Toe Caps are the colorful and stylish way to protect the toe of your roller skate from being destroyed from contact with rough surfaces. Occasionally, skaters fall or make contact with a rough surface (especially at the skate park) and these toe caps will minimalize the damage to the toe of the boot which can get ground down to a nub. Coming in at under $25 a pair, this is an inexpensive, thoughtful gift for roller skaters. You can also check out a more minimalist, less expensive version HERE from the same company.
The GoPro Hero 10 Black is the latest action sport camera/video camera to be released by GoPro and it’s a unique gift if your roller skater loves to take videos of their roller skating exploits at the skatepark or roller rink to upload to TikTok or Instagram.
It’s jam packed with great features like an LCD touchscreen interface, live streaming capability, automatic upload to the cloud and (just in case) it’s also waterproof to 30+ feet (again…just in case). The huge selection of wide angle shots means that you’ll be able to grab every roller skating moment in view and not miss a thing.
This pocket sized camera can be completely controlled by an app on your phone (or your voice) which cuts down on editing time later. You can create time lapse videos, photo bursts, night videos & the editing software is about as user friendly as it could possibly be.
This is the model that I personally use to shoot all my roller skate videos for the boardwalkskater.com and the capabilities are pretty impressive. If you’re purchasing this gift I’d also recommend this extra long selfie stick and/or this accessory pack which has everything you need to attach your GoPro to anything else! We love the GoPro 8 and it’s definitely one of the best gifts for roller skaters out there!
The Moxi Skate Leash comes in 3 different colors and it’s a cheap, easy to ship gift for roller skaters. It’s an inexpensive way to carry around your skates in style but it’s more for indoor skaters who don’t get a lot of road grime on their wheels. As you can see it would be easy to get anything from your wheels onto that nice shirt. Overall we like this skate bag for carrying potentially dirty skate but this leash will do on a budget.
Is your roller skater in need of a a serious roller skate upgrade? I’m a hard core Moxi Beach Bunny Roller Skate fan (it’s what I skate on when I’m cruising the boardwalk/trails or skating at the roller rink). I’ve had my leopard print pair for over 10 years now and they’re still going strong. They’re still grabbing tons of compliments and “where can I get those?!?!” type questions while I skate along. Lot’s of girls/women skate on these- I’d say they are the most popular brand out there (and you can probably see why).
The ankle support/padding on these is fantastic and has even improved over the last couple of years. Not only are they comfortable AND a quality product but they look GREAT in all these gorgeous color combinations! The break in time is the shortest I’ve ever experienced and the price is completely reasonable for the quality level. It’s by far, one of the best gift ideas for roller skaters on our list.
If by chance you are interested in finding a great pair of roller skates you might want to check out our Roller Skate Buying Guide HERE for a large selection of skates in many different price ranges.
These Stackable/Buildable Skate Ramps are perfect for those roller skaters who may not have access to a nearby skate park (or just want to practice in the privacy of home). These modular, stacking ramps will allow you to build a small or very large ramp at your own home. They fill with water for stability & are easy to set up. With this system it’s easy to start small and work your way up to something really epic!
Another item that roller skaters can always use is skate bearings. Bearings do degrade and falter due to moisture or lack of lubrication (I’ve even had brand new ones crap out). A skater should always have an extra box around for such an occasion. I personally recommended Bones REDZ Precision Skate Bearings. They are the perfect choice. These bearings have been trusted by professional AND recreational skaters for years, so you know they’re up to the task. This is a great budget skater gift or stocking stuffer.
These Derby Replacement Laces come in 31 different colors & combos and 9 different sizes so you’re bound to find something your roller skater will love. Laces wear out and lose their “grip” (or ability to hold the boot tightness) pretty quickly. I use these VERY PRETTY, waxy laces whenever I need a new set. You’re roller skater will always be in need of a new pair now and then & at at this price point you can afford to pair these with another budget item on our list. For an adult woman shoot for 96 inch laces. For girls roller you’ll need to go smaller…nothing larger than 72 inches.
These colorful, Sparkly Roller Skate Replacement Brakes are another budget friendly gift idea for roller skaters. Roller skate brakes wear out quickly- especially if you skate on pavement (I have to replace mine once a year). So as skaters, we can appreciate having our supply cabinet filled with cute, colorful stuff. At this low price point you can afford to pair these with some cute laces or toe caps from earlier in our list.
Impala Replacement Wheels don’t light up like the set early in the list but they are really smooth, soft, sparkly roller skate wheels. I used them in the past on my roller skates and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. They are so buttery smooth outdoors and they really punch up the look of any roller skate boot (just look how COOL these wheels look). Every roller skater wears out wheels on the regular (especially if they skate outdoors) so purchasing your roller skater’s next set is a thoughtful way to say I support you and this crazy roller skating thing you’re into.
This gift in on the budget side of the price scale and because they’re so awesome we think it’s probably one of the best gifts for roller skaters out there. If this item is out of stock (which happens) check out our other favorite Sure Grip Wheels.
I do NOT leave the house without my Road ID on my wrist. Roller skating is a somewhat risky sport and if we were to ever be seriously injured would paramedics know who to call? Would they know about any allergies or serious medical conditions?
My Road ID bracelet has my allergy and husband’s contact information so if I’m not alert, the paramedics or the hospital staff knows who to call and what NOT to dose me with. I think everyone who takes part in solo sports like roller skating should be wearing one of these bracelets at all times. They come in cool colors, multiple widths, they’re comfortable & indiscreet. I think this makes a thoughtful & unique customized gift because you can even add a special message for your favorite roller skater! Can I make a suggestion? SKATING IS LIFE!
I know you’re gonna call me crazy but fanny packs are BACK! But did they ever really leave…really? Looks aside a fanny pack is far and away the most comfortable way to keep the essentials on your person as a roller skater. The fanny pack won’t get in the way of moving your arms and it won’t throw your weight off like a backpack can. I use one any many other roller skaters do too.
Be sure to pick up a cool looking BUT compact sized pack like this 8.0″ x 2.5″ x 4.3″ option from Amazon in 28 different colors. I also like the sizing and storage ability on this North Face Fanny Pack.
These Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses are what I personally use when I’m out skating (and I love them). They are on trend with the styles of this year, they’re really light weight (I can barely even tell that that are on) and they protect your eyes from harmful rays like they should. Your roller skater will get tons of use out of a nice pair of quality shades which makes them one of our best gifts for roller skaters!
Roller skaters LOVE these female specific pony tail baseball caps. There is a special opening to allow for a high pony tail to stay in place. This one is fun because you can add a custom message like:
“I only date guys who skate”
“talk derby to me”
“make America skate again”
“this is how I roll”
If you aren’t super clever with the turn of phrase and just want a cool ponytail cap you can check out this large color selection of colorful ponytail caps. This is another budget friendly gift idea on our list.
Roller skaters are always hydrating so if your giftee doesn’t have some way to stay hydrated on the go…may I suggest the Hydroflask? These Hydroflasks keep water and beverages cold (or hot) and this model is pretty compact. They come in a ton of colors so you’ll easily be able to find something your roller skater loves. This item is also on the budget friendly end of the cost spectrum.
I hope you enjoyed our gift guide of best gifts for roller skater! As a skater girl, I personally would love receiving any of these gifts so I’m confident that you’ve left here with some awesome gift ideas for your favorite roller skater!