The Gift That Keeps On Skiing
As the holidays approach, you're probably wondering what gifts
to buy for your favorite skiers. Fortunately, the Internet has
eliminated the need for long lines at department stores. Spend
your time on the slopes, and purchase your gifts online! If
you're not sure of what to buy, look into an REI Gift Card. You
can either get them as E-cards, which are emailed to the
recipient or as paper cards which will be mailed in three or
four business days. REI also has a gift registry.
If your skier wants something very specific, such as a jacket, a
helmet, ski boots, or a pair of ski pants, encourage them to
register. That way, you will be sure to pick the right size. REI
also has gift boxes and cards are available.
If you are looking for a specific, personalized gift, you'll
need to carefully consider your skiers' tastes and preferences.
What colors do they usually wear? What items do they need? What
things do they already have, but can be frequently lost?
Gloves, neck gators and ski locks fall into to the last
category. Some skiers spend nearly as much money replacing these
items as they do on lift tickets! Fill a Christmas stocking with
small items such as ski socks, goggle wipes, hand warmers, and a
neck gator. For an extra surprise, throw in a gift certificate
for a lift ticket or a lesson with their favorite instructor. Or
else, why not give a gift that will simplify their travel to the
If your skier is someone whose work keeps them married to their
computer, consider a computer backpack from REI. These bags put
an end to complaints about carrying gear and computers
simultaneously. Hide a set of thermal underwear inside the bag
as a surprise! You can make their travel even easier by buying
them a SporTube Ski Case that can be wheeled through airports or
parking lots. Make walking through icy parking lots safer by
throwing in a pair of Yaktrax Walkers.
Backpacks and ski bags also make great gifts for kids, since you
don't have to worry about them outgrowing them. Winter pajamas
are also a great option, because you can buy them baggy enough
to last a few years. For kids between the ages of 4-8, keep them
excited about the snow by getting them a pair of Redfeather Snow
Paragon sports can keep the kids in shape for ski season with
the Profile Body Ball.
Since no adult skier should be without a stability ball, Paragon
also has the Valeo Body Ball, complete with wall chart.
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