With only four shopping days left, Christmas is closing in fast. If you have a brother-in-law or neighbor or fellow hockey dad who’s a snowmobiler and you’d like to pick up an inexpensive snowmobile gift, here are a few ideas.
Since it’s probably too late to order online and receive the gift before the holiday, we’ve compiled a list of snowmobile gifts you’re likely to find in stock at a local snowmobile dealer and cost less than about $30.
Handlebar Bag: This is a handy accessory to store a wallet, pocket knife or other snowmobiling necessities.
Socks: Look for socks from Klim, HMK, Arctiva and FXR at snowmobile dealerships.
Balaclava: It’s always nice to switch into a warm, dry balaclava midway through a snowmobile ride. Balaclavas range from about $10 to more than $50.
Oil: You should be able to pick up a quart of two of engine oil for less than $20. Try to sneak a peek at a jug in the snowmobiler’s garage first so you buy the brand he or she prefers.
True Adventure Gear Coolmax Helmet Liner: This keeps riders more comfortable by wicking moisture from the head.
Lightweight Gloves: Warm-weather gloves usually offer more grip and cost less, making this an affordable gift.
Bag of Beef Jerky: There’s nothing better than salted, leather-like meat for a trailside snack. You can’t miss with this one.
Helmet Bag: This is especially great to protect high-end helmets with fancy paint jobs so they don’t suffer a scuff in the gear bag.
Snowmobile DVD: Memo-Vision’s Braaap series is popular and Dobson Entertainment has many titles.
Tie-Down Straps: A snowmobiler can never have too many tie-down straps. A quality pair usually sells for no less than $30.