I find that men are particularly prone to last-minute Christmas shopping so if you’re still looking, here are my 2020 last-minute Christmas gift ideas for female road cyclists. I guarantee she’ll like any of these much better than diamond earrings. I’m actually only joking about that. Buy her the earrings and something from this list.
Voucher from her favourite bike shop
If you buy her a voucher from her favourite local bike shop she’ll be able to select something she really wants like a new bike (or at least the deposit), new shoes, helmet or this summer’s most fashionable kit. You’ll also be supporting local retail. My favourite LBS is Ashfield Cycles.
Subscription to Bicycling Australia
I do confess that I’m a contributor to this great magazine so I thoroughly recommend you buy her a subscription so she can read about all the best road gear, holidays, training tips and much more.
Entry into an event
This one’s a bit contentious this year with so many cancellations. Hopefully we’ll see some of our favourite events return in 2021. I’m signed up for the Mudgee Classic on Sunday, 2 May 2021 and I’m looking forward to a great weekend away as well. Or there’s plenty of other mass participation rides around Australia to choose from.
Make a donation
Make a donation to a cycling related charity in her name. My favourite bike related charity is World Bicycle Relief which supplies much need bikes to people in developing countries.
It might sound a little boring but cycling socks are an easy way to spruce up her cycling wardrobe. Given that there’s not much time left I suggest you also pick these up at your local bike shop.
If she’s keen on riding indoors on a smart trainer, then a subscription to online training Zwift which has a monthly fee. Why not prepay for 12 months to encourage her to start 2020 with some ambitious training goals.