The Provizmas Gift Guide 2017
The fireworks are over and the great British weather is definitely on the turn, which can mean only one thing: Christmas! Instead of battling the festive masses, let Proviz take the stress out of the planning with our annual gift guide for the active and outdoor-loving friends and family in your life:
Pocket Folio 'On Yer Bike' Puncture Kit Literary Gift Company £12.99
If the cyclist in your life is also a bit of a bookworm, help them combine their two passions with this puncture repair kit stored in a pocket-sized, book-shaped tin.
Pro Cycling Trumps Climbs Edition Pro Cycling Trumps £8.99
Who didn’t love playing top trumps when they were a kid? Now you can put the cycling climber to the test with this set of cards featuring some of the world’s toughest and famous cycling climbs. If climbing isn’t their thing, you could always try the legends, track or Tour de France editions, all available in the same series.
REFLECT360 Cycling Backpack Proviz £72.99
A backpack is always going to be useful for a committed cyclist and the Proviz REFLECT360 backpack is a great unisex, fully adjustable option. It is designed to fits closely to your body for maximum comfort and to keep you stable. The reflective material helps other road users to identify your position on the road at night.
Ass Savers Brick Lane Bikes £7.50
Keep your friend’s ass clean! Ass Saver literally does what it says on the tin – it’s a flexible mud guard that can be used on any bike, doesn’t require tools to fit and comes in a variety of colours. The bargain price makes it an absolute winner, too.
Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road Sunglasses Wiggle currently £104.98 (usually £175)
For the more extravagant present, Oakley has released the best of the best cycling sunglasses – we’re pretty certain Jawbreaker will be on most world-class athletes’ Christmas lists. These sunglasses are packed with Oakley technology that makes them super comfortable and adaptable and perfect for anyone looking for maximum light contrast out on the road.
REFLECT360 Running Cap Proviz £27.99
Whether you running in the daytime or are pounding the streets in the dark, this cap is cool, breathable and looks great; at night there is no chance that you’ll be missed wearing this.
Massage Roller Ball physioroom.com currently £10.49
If all that training is taking its toll on your muscles, help ease the pain with this massage roller ball – it’s compact, portable and can be used on any sore point. It can also be used hot or cold, dry or wet – a handy thing to carry around for those stiff moments. A great option for any athlete.Personalised Running Achievements Print notonthehighstreet.com £15
Why not help a runner in your life celebrate their achievements? This personalised running achievements print is great for any level. It feature a variety of running-based song titles, which when put together create a hill that represents your run. Under this the runner’s achievements can be listed with times, distances and PBs.
Quick-dry Towel The Holiday Shop £15-20
A stylish runner still wants to feel chic in the gym changing rooms, so how about one of these quick dry towels? They roll up into a pack no bigger than a drinks can, meaning they can fit snugly into a backpack. They’re cosier than many dry towels and come in a rainbow of vibrant colours.
For Trekkers & Outdoor Lovers
Jane Austen’s England: A Walking Guide hive.co.uk currently £9.49 (usually £9.99)
For a book-mad walker, celebrate Jane Austen’s bicentenary with a book of walking tours that take you into the very heart of her novels – it features 15 separate walks that describe houses, churches, estates and cities that make up the settings of her novels.
Kangaroo Bottle kambukka.com €24,95
Sometimes you don’t want to carry too much stuff, so what about water bottle – or even a protein shake – with a little compartment to carry a credit card, key or money? This bottle is totally leak proof and has a shaker ball inside so that if you are using it for shakes you won’t get clumps at the bottom. It that weren’t enough, it’s also dishwasher safe!
Classic LED Armband Proviz £9.99
Whether you are climbing mountains, taking the dog for a walk or simply walking to the shops, you can’t go wrong with Proviz’s LED arm bands to make sure you’re seen in the dark. One size fits all and they don’t take up too much space in your bag. REFLECT360 Waterproof Dog Coat Proviz £29.99
Don’t forget the pooch! If you’re looking for a gift for your four-legged friend or a dog-mad pal, then go for the Proviz waterproof reflective dog coat. It comes in six different sizes, fits most dogs and was created by Proviz after receiving requests from customers.
For adventurous kids
REFLECT360 Kids’ Outdoor Jacket Proviz £59.99
However far they want to escape and roam, Proviz’s reflective jacket makes sure parents and road users can always see the child.
Junior hoodie (ages 6-8) Dabble £36
After a surf, a swim or even a muddy walk, help you child dry off and warm up with one of Dabble’s cosy towelling hoodies. They are super soft and have a zip all the way up the front so you don’t have to battle them over wet hair!
Extreme Tee Catapult Clothing £15
Finally for the cool kids out there, help them make a statement with one of Catapult’s slogan t-shirts. We like the simple ‘extreme’ one.
A few handy Christmas shopping dates for your diary:
- Black Friday – Friday 25 November. This has become a something of an institution in both the UK and US and there are some amazing deals to be had. Often, though, the whole week or two running up to Black Friday is prime deal time so keep an eye on your favourite brands.
- Thursday 21 December is, for most companies, the last date that they will guarantee next day delivery, or that your product will arrive by Christmas – but remember that is only if they have your product in stock, so normally best to allow a little bit more time than that.
If you are still stuck for ideas, try browsing the Proviz shop for all things visible in cycling, running and keeping fit. Happy Christmas shopping!