Are you looking for the BEST gifts for skateboarders and skaters? If you have someone in your life that LOVES to skate and you are completely clueless on what to get them- we can help! Our comprehensive skaters gift guide has over 30+ ideas! As professional skaters we know what skaters like and can wholly recommend quite a few gifts that any skater or skateboarder 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 skater in your life. We’ve tried to cover a range of price points and find things that suit boys, girls, men and women of any age so you’ll be able to snag a killer gift!
We’re hard core skaters ourselves and we spend lots of time with other skaters (young and old) while we’re at the skate parks on on the trails. We’ve polled the masses (and our team) to find great gift giving ideas for you.
So let’s get to it…below is just a quick preview of what is on our list. Keep scrolling to read more about each gift idea we’ve come up with (and why we love it as skaters). Below each gift idea you’ll be able to grab a link to the product to learn more or check pricing.
Best Gifts For Skateboarders & Skaters-TLDR
We have 17 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!
#1 GoPro Hero 10 Waterproof Sports Video Camera
#3 Meepo Mini 2 Electric Skateboard
#4 Dakine Skateboard Carrying Backpack
Still with us? Great! Let’s see everything in our gift guide!
Wireless Apple Airpods are on the top of the list for most skaters & skateboarders which is why we’re saying it’s one of the best gifts for skateboarders out there! These completely wireless headphones won’t get in the way while we’re out skating or practicing new sick tricks at the skate park. The sound quality is unparalleled and the compact size means they won’t take up much space in our backpacks or pockets.
The Meepo Mini 2 Electric Skateboard is the perfect gift for anyone looking for an environmentally-friendly OR JUST PLAIN FUN way to get around town. Take it from me…an electric skateboard is an absolute blast. I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun with a skateboard.
The Meepo Mini 2 Electric Skateboard reaches speeds of up to 28 MPH and has a range of roughly 10 miles on a single charge, making it perfect for those with short city commute or weekend cruises along the boardwalk. Plus, the built-in remote control makes it easy to navigate your way around tight spots and crowded areas. As an added bonus you can retrofit the motor to a board of your choosing. This electric skateboard has tons of 4-5 star reviews you can READ HERE.
Every skateboarder pretty much needs a backpack for school or play and the Dakine Skateboard Carrying Backpack (with multiple color and pattern options to choose from) really does the trick. You can carry your skate tool, water bottle, books AND you can strap your board to the back of the pack using the attached straps. There are masculine and feminine patterns and colors for both skater boys and girls. This gift is functional and good looking which makes it one of the best gifts for skateboarders out there!
If this gift really hits a note then check out my Skateboard Backpack Reviews Page with many more pack options and in depth reviews on lots of skateboard backpacks that cover work and play.
This small but mighty waterproof | dustproof | wireless | JBL Clip On Speaker is a great gift for skaters who like to listen to music while they skate. It easily clips onto a backpack or belt loop to create an instant party atmosphere while you skate. The long 10 hour battery life means the party won’t stop anytime soon. There are tons of colors to choose from that will appeal to male or female skaters.
This wireless speaker is a safer alternative to ear buds because you can hear traffic and other skaters around you more easily and react when needed.
If your skateboarder doesn’t own a longboard yet this may be THE gift. For those who who are unfamiliar, longboards are skateboards purpose built for longer distances. Think cruising around town, commuting to work or school & land paddle boarding.
Longboards have larger, wider beefier wheels (with that additional wheel travel you get more distance out of every push). The desk itself is wider, longer & mostly flat so your feet can be more comfortable resting on the board over longer distances/rides. Those beefy wheels also absorb more shock from bumps, cracks & rocks. The ride is soooo smooth & it’s the closest you can come to surfing on land. If you want an even more detailed explanation about longboards you can check out my Longboards for Beginners Article HERE.
Longboards are hugely popular right now among the 16-40 crowds and it’s renewing interest in sport of skateboarding which I find very exciting. I personally LOVE and recommend the longboards from two brands that I’ve owned over the years – Sector 9 & Santa Cruz. For the purposes of this article I’m going to give you a few complete (ready to use out of the box) longboards that I think any skateboarder would love to receive this Christmas.
Santa Cruz Wave Dot Complete Longboard (masculine design)
Sector 9 Fractal Flora Complete Longboard (feminine design)
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 skater loves to take videos of their daily skating exploits. 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.
The huge selection of wide angle shots means that you’ll be able to grab everything in view and not miss a moment. 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 skate videos for the website and the capabilities are pretty impressive. If you’re purchasing this gift I’d also recommend this extra long selfie stick and this accessory pack which has everything you need to attach your GoPro to yourself or anything you might be riding on! We love the GoPro and it’s definitely one of the best gifts for skateboarders out there!
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 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 killer tricks on youtube. It’s definitely a cheaper alternative to a GoPRO (which is also highly recommended on our list) because it utilizes your existing smartphone camera. We also recommend grabbing the inexpensive Pivo protective case so the components don’t get damaged rolling around in a back pack.
The Parking Block Skateboard Stand is a fantastic way to store and display your skateboard. At the time of this writing it’s an inexpensive gift option under $20 dollars. There’s no special tools or mounting required so it’s ready to enjoy right away. If your giftee has more than one board like me you might want to check out the Multi Skateboard Parking Block Rack. This gift is one of the most budget friendly on our list.
The Slope-Deck is a killer gift for skateboarders who have to cope with snow all. winter. long. Build snow ramps in your backyard or take the Slope-Deck the local ski hill to pick up a new winter pass time that’ll keep your skateboarding muscle memory intact through the cold weather months.
If you’re looking for a budget friendly option for kids and teens…check out this model or this one.
These Stackable/Buildable Skate Ramps are perfect for those skaters or skateboarders who may not have access to a nearby skate park. These modular, stacking ramps will allow you to build up any kind of ramp at your own home. Start small and work your way up to something really epic!
The Imperial Flat Skate Rail is another perfect addition to the home skate park. This one has the option for adjustable height so you can work your way up. Make sure you install skateboard rail guards on your board to help keep your board from getting trashed by rail trick attempts. You can also snag a Round Skate Rail which adds another degree of difficulty for more advanced skaters.
This is perfect for the basement | driveway | garage skater who is stuck inside all winter or prefers to hone his or her craft in private before heading to the skate park. Don’t forget to grab some Skate Wax for your skater to use on this rail if it’s not already included. We really love these rails so it’s one of our best gifts for skateboarders.
Skate Trainers are the gift for beginner to intermediate skaters who are trying to learn all the newbie basics like ollies and kickflips. They stretch over the wheels and keep the board from rolling out from under while you safely master the trick. Skate Trainers build confidence and can help prevent falling injuries in the sometimes painful learning phase.
Several people on our team absolutely swear by them but you can check out the 6,ooo+ 4-5 star reviews for additional reinforcement. The compact size (and price) makes these Skate Trainers perfect for stocking stuffers.
I do NOT leave the house without my Road ID on my wrist. Let’s face it…we take part in a 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 you have? My Road ID bracelet has my allergy and husband’s contact information so if I’m not alert, the paramedics or hospital knows who to call and what NOT to prescribe me. I think everyone who takes part in solo sports like skateboarding should be wearing one of these bracelets at all times. They come in cool colors, multiple widths and are quite discreet. I think this makes a thoughtful & unique customized gift because you can even add a personalized message for your favorite skater!
This Incognito Heated Puffer Vest is perfect for those cold winter days at the skate park or long cruises. This USB rechargeable vest provides up to 8 hours of warmth with 5 different heating zones. You can also purchase additional batteries for this vest to keep the warmth going for longer. All the kids are wearing puffers so this look is totally on trend.
I have one of these for the winters up here in the Pacific northwest and I use it for more than just skateboarding. I take it with me skiing, I put it on while watching outdoor football games…I wear it for any lengthy outdoor activity. You can be confident it will get a lot of winter use for not just skateboarding.
If your giftee uses their skateboard as a serious form of transportation this Skateboard Headlight is a must have. This LED, rechargeable headlight aids skaters or skateboarders who use their skateboard at night and helps them be seen by traffic. You may want to purchase two (one for the front of the board and one for the back of the board for maximum visibility).
These LED Skateboard Underside Lights are a really rad gift for a skater that likes to be seen! These remote controlled LED light strips are easily installed to the underside of any skateboard. There are tons of light shows to choose from: static mode and dynamic mode, 20 static colors(Red, Blue, Green, etc.) and 19 dynamic modes (jumping change and gradual change). It is easy to operate with only one key to select mode, speed & brightness. This is also another great gift for someone who skates at night so they can be seen by traffic. This is another budget friendly gift on our list.
Sector 9 “9 Ball” Wheels are the creme de la creme of skateboard wheels. I use them exclusively on my boards and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. They are so buttery smooth and they really punch up the look of any board style wise (just check out all the cool colors available).
Every skateboarder wears out wheels on the regular so purchasing your skater boy or girl’s next set is a thoughtful way to say I support you and your crazy skateboarding lifestyle. There are tons of styles and colors available to suit just about any board. This one comes 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 skateboarders out there.
Another item that skateboarders can always use is skateboard 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 Skateboard Bearings. They are the gold standard for skaters. These bearings have been trusted by professional AND recreational skateboarders for years, so you know they’re up to the task. This is a great budget skateboarder gift or stocking stuffer.
If your skateboarder deals regularly with moisture or snow melt then we recommend Redz Ceramic Bearings help to keep the rust away.
This All in One Skate Tool is absolutely essential for any skateboarder. At any time you might get a loose bolt or screw that requires attention and if you don’t have the right tool you might be stranded and walking home. I’m surprised to encounter tons of skaters in my travels with a downed board and they don’t have an all in one tool on them (of course I let them borrow mine but every skater should have one of these at all times).
This is hands down the BEST skate tool available on the market because it has every possible tool covered…including a re-threader to fix stripped bolts (this has saved my bacon a few times). This is another budget friendly gift that’s small enough to fit in a backpack, back pocket or Christmas stocking. 😉
If your skateboarder is young in age you might want to check out Tech Deck. It’s technically a kids toy (but don’t tell any of my adult male skater friends who STILL collect the mini skateboards…aka “fingerboards” and play with them).
With Tech Deck your giftee can build a dream skate park with nearly unlimited verts, ramps and rails. Tech Deck mega fans collect “fingerboards” and practice tricks with them inside their DIY mini skateparks using only their fingers.
Most components and fingerboard sets are $25 or less which makes it a budget friendly skater gift. It’s something that you can add on to in the future for birthday gifts or Christmas gifts.
My personal recommendation is to purchase a fingerboard set and a skate park component or two to start. If your giftee is really into it you can add on more components and even a display/carrying case later. This is one of those special interest toys and I’ve had a hard time finding them anywhere outside of Amazon.
The Whirly Board is for skaters looking to take their balance, agility and physical fitness to the next level all while building fundamental skating skills. It’s a balance training board that helps skaters master more advanced skater fundamentals (such as ollies, 360 flips, and front or back side 180s). Some ride or die skaters are even using it with a standing desk to work on their balance while at work (Whirly Board makes a kit for standing desks). This is also a great indoor training tool for those snow/rain days where you can’t get out to skate.
Skateboard Wax is another essential for skate park rats. Wax is used on rails, curbs, ledges and benches to help your skateboard glide across more easily while attempting those sick tricks. You can also apply it directly to the skateboard or trucks to make grinds a lot easier/smoother. This small 4 pack comes in pocket sized pieces that travel easily. At this size and price point it’s perfect for a stocking stuffer.
Van’s High Top Skate Shoes are the foundation of any serious skater. It’s the only shoe I wear on my boards. The grip, stability, shock absorption & quality are absolutely unparalleled. Skate shoes do wear out on the regular (thanks to braking and pushing) and your skater or skateboarder will always appreciate a new fresh pair (I personally burn through at least one pair a year). There are tons of colors and styles to choose from for both boys and girls.
Crazy Skate Socks are all the rage at the skate parks right now. Video game characters, cartoon characters, anime and sports teams are regularly on display here at the west coast skate parks. You can find a huge selection on Amazon but for function and style we like this pair from local West Coast boardmaker Santa Cruz which is MADE for skateboarding (it also comes in black & gray).
So if your skater boy or skater girl are casual skaters you might consider something a little smaller than the back pack above. I know you’re gonna call me crazy but fanny packs are BACK! And they are the perfect little run about pack for skaters because they don’t really interfere with your body movement while skating. Be sure to pick up a cool one like the North Face Fanny Pack (5 color options to choose from).
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. I highly recommend adding a Ukes Neoprene Sunglasses Strap with your order so that your glasses will be secure while you’re doing jumps or tricks at the skate park. I know your skater will appreciate these rad sunglasses which makes them one of our best gifts for skateboarders!
Santa Cruz Shirts & Hoodies (much like the skateboards and wheels) are all the rage amongst skater boys and girls. Your skater boy or girl will love receiving some cool clothes to wear out at the skatepark.
Us skaters can always use a cool hat and the Vans Trucker Hat is definitely cool! This is another budget friendly gift idea on our list.
Us skaters have to drink too so if your giftee doesn’t have someway to stay hydrated on the go…may I suggest the Hydroflask? These Hydroflasks keep water and beverages cold (or hot) and fit easily in our backpacks. They come in a ton of colors so you’ll easily be able to find something your skater loves. It’s a great place for us to stick all our collected decals. This item is also on the budget friendly end of the cost spectrum.
If you’re skater likes a little bling OR you’d like to give a more meaningful gift…this sterling silver skateboard charm might be the perfect gift idea! This sterling silver charm can go on to an existing necklace or purchase a silver necklace to match. Surprisingly, this gift won’t break the bank which is perfect for those with a strict budget.
I hope you enjoyed our gift guide of best gifts for skateboarders and skaters! I personally would love receiving any of these gifts so I’m confident that you’ve left here with something for favorite skateboarder!