Last minute Christmas gifts for skiers

If you have left it right to the last minute to buy a special gift for the skier or snowboarder in your life, fear not, as there are some great gifts on offer as we head in to the New Year. If you are late passing that present over, simply set a trend with a New Year gift. Hopefully you will be planning a ski holiday in January and your special gift will be much appreciated. Are you lucky enough to be visiting the French Alps in 2020 or further afield?
What about a hand knitted Christmas beanie? Knitted in Nepal, this will keep your ears toasty. It also helps with the community and this traditional hat comes in a variety of colours for less than £20
Après ski and everyone needs a festive jumper to hit the bars. Rainbow coloured sweaters which are unisex, are the perfect addition to everyone’s wardrobe. Made from wool with the added blend of cashmere, it adds a touch of luxury to your winter ski wardrobe. But, it’s not cheap and you won’t get much change from £250 but it is Christmas, so worth the extra money.
Ski socks are always a welcome present and good ski socks are worth their weight in gold. A range of patterned ski socks are available for men, women and children and are less than £30. If you are looking for children’s novelty socks to wear over the festive period around the ski chalet, you can buy the cutest wool reindeer socks and they are less than £20 with a portion of money given to charity for underprivileged children.
A head torch is perfect for those late night outs, enjoying all that après ski has to offer. Each year the designs are updated and improved and now red night vision helps with navigation at night time. Waterproof and with power saving, they are ideal for all for less than £40 which is a bargain.
Where would we be without boot dryers? Absolutely ideal for any sport where your feet could get wet. Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, golf and cycling, there are the ideal solution for drying your boots out. They absorb moisture without using heat, so no damage to expensive boots. For less than £30 a pair they dry your boots within four to six hours.
A lightweight reusable ski bottle that holds 600ml of liquid and made from aluminium is a great stocking filler. It comes in at just less than £15 and is a super present for all ages. It comes with a sports sucker cap, two lids and measures 210mm high.
Looking after your skin on the snowy slopes is a must. You are at the mercy of cold and dry mountain air plus sunshine. A rich ski cream or moisturiser is needed to keep your skin safe from the elements. Keep it nourished and hydrated with skin cream, especially for skiers for less than £28 and it can be used on sensitive skin and children’s skin too. Don’t forget there is a range of products which are superb for skiers such as lip balm and foot balm from £5 which make a great little gift pack.
If you want to push the boat out this year, you could surprise your partner or friend with a ski get away late deal. £397pp will get you a trip to Samoens for seven nights self-catering on the 11th January 2020. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers in resort. You save £300 per couple, that’s what I call a Christmas present – Merry Christmas!