Holiday Gift Guide
Sometimes it can be difficult to shop for a runner or cyclist. We’re all so picky about our gear and to the non-rider or runner it can get confusing. “What does he already have?” “Does she actually need this?”
Welcome to Spark, where every member of our team competes or participates in running, cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and/or swimming. Chances are we may even know the loved one that you’re shopping for and know exactly what is on their wish list. We’re here to make it easy for you to find the right gift for that special someone. We’ll show you everything that we have to offer for products and make suggestions for you based on all that we know from actually using them!
This is a helpful guide designed to give you ideas based on your budget. Keep in mind too that your gift doesn’t have to be something they need to use right now. For instance, if your brother rides all summer long but puts the bike away for the winter; maybe a winter riding jacket isn’t the ideal gift. Instead, pick him up a short sleeve jersey and a matching pair of riding gloves. Now you’ve given him a gift that he’ll use over and over again!
Gift Cards aren’t just a great gift for that special someone to use towards something big. Many of our customers will use theirs repeatedly for small items like nutrition gels and CO2 cartridges. They say that the card comes in handy for those little things that they need often. Spark Gift Cards are available in-store in any amount, and in shop.sparkbrs.com for $25, $50, and $100 amounts. Plus every Gift Card over $50 comes with a Spark S21LBM water bottle!
There’s tons of small stuff that the average runner and rider uses constantly that you can fill their stockings with. Items like PowerBar Gels, Clif Shot Bloks, Stinger Waffles, CO2 Cartridges, Tubes, Tire Levers, Water Bottles, Lubricants, Yankz Laces, and more. These items that cost just a few dollars will go a long way. You’ll score bonus points for grabbing their favorite flavor! Our staff has a few stocking stuffer picks for you:
ANYONE: Skratch Labs Exercise Mix $19.50
CYCLIST: Halo II Pullover $12.95
RUNNER: Race Number Belt $11.95 and Up
Great gifts don’t have to cost much and something useful will be appreciated. For under $25 you can pick up a multi-tool, saddle bag, a small pump, lock, socks, a small light, goggles, and even a few Spark T-Shirts. Here’s a few ideas from the staff:
ANYONE: Swiftwick Socks $9.99 and Up
CYCLIST: Crank Brothers Multi 10 $19.99
RUNNER: Fuel Belt Vue Arm Band $23.95
$25 to $75
ANYONE: Tifosi Sunglasses $39.95 and Up
CYCLIST: Spark Raglan RC Jersey $75.00
RUNNER: Saucony Ulti-Mitt $50.00
$75 to $200
There are many fine products in this range. You can help your rider spruce up their ride with new tires or even clipless pedals. There’s also great cold weather gear like a jacket, tights, and winter gloves. For a runner you can grab some new shoes or maybe a nice pair of Oakley sunglasses!
ANYONE: Oakley Half Jacket $120 and Up
CYCLIST: Lezyne Micro Drive Pair $89.95
RUNNER: Garmin Forerunner 10 $129.95
$200 & Up
If you’re looking to give something big and truly special then give them something that will most definitely enrich their riding and/or running experience. We have bikes at many price ranges, cycling trainers, Garmin GPS computers/watches, and tons of other high end products that will being a smile to the face of your loved one.
ANYONE: Spark P3 Paradigm Jacket $250
CYCLIST: Kinetic Road Machine $339.98
RUNNER: Garmin 910XT $399.95 and Up