If you are like me, one of your favorite childhood memories of Christmas was finding a bicycle under the tree. This holiday gift guide is full of my top picks for bikes (and bike-related goodies) for every age. There’s a ride-on toy for your baby, a first bike for your preschooler, a mountain bike for your middle schooler, and even a little something for mom and dad.
Also, if you are looking for deals this holiday season, scroll all the way to the bottom. We’re listing sales and coupons there as we find them.
A Note On Availability This Holiday Season
In the event that you’ve been blissfully unaware of the mayhem going on in the bike industry over the last 2 years, consider this your wake up call. COVID has created a massive bike boom (and issues in the supply chain) causing kids bikes (and all things bike-related) to be REALLY hard to get.
The good news is that many companies have received more stock this fall, and it’s become easier to order (or at least pre-order) kids bikes. That said, we anticipate most kids bikes to sell out BEFORE Black Friday.
If you know you want a bicycle under the tree this Christmas, don’t delay. And don’t wait for great sales–we’ve heard from many kids bike brands that they won’t be offering deals this holiday season.
Gifts for Baby
Don’t leave baby out of the bicycle fun! As soon as baby can crawl, sit, and explore, you can start introducing them to a pre-bike, and once their neck is strong enough, you can add a helmet to your bike rides. For more information on biking with a baby, read our Guide to Biking with Baby.
Future Cyclist Baby Outfit
Gifts For A Toddler
Every toddler needs a balance bike. The benefits are endless: they develop confidence, gross motor skills, and provide exercise. And if your little one needs a little motivation to ride, some new accessories can work wonders.
Gifts for Preschoolers
Whether your preschooler wants a balance bike or is ready for their first pedal bike, we have our top picks for your kiddo. And by this age, kids are daring and dangerous, so make sure they have a good helmet for their noggin’.
Kids Ride Shotgun Activity Pack
Kids in this age range are so much fun. They are ready for biking to school, playing at the pump track with friends, and cycling longer distances. They’re also still pretty small so make sure to pay attention to weight when buying a bike.
Older elementary kids are up for anything and ready to do it all. Introduce them to fat biking, road biking, mountain biking, and night biking. Just make sure they have the right gear to succeed.
MTB Hopper Lite
Price: $425.00 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 05:13 – More Info)
Gifts for Mom and Dad / The Whole Family
Let’s by honest: mom and dad are the folks that make family cycling possible. It’s great to buy your kiddo a bike but if they can’t make it uphill, you’re not going to go very far. Here are gifts for mom and dad that will enable fun for the whole family
Tow Whee Tow Strap
Price: $39.99 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 18:52 – More Info)
Budget Gift Ideas
Here are our top picks for budget kids bikes, helmets, and smaller accessories.
Belsize Kids Bikes
Whether you are looking for a balance bike or a pedal bike, Belsize makes some of our favorite options to get the most bang for your buck.
More Gift Ideas
Holiday Deals & Promotions
Looking for deals this holiday season? We’ll list them here as we find them.
- 20% off Nutcase Youth/Toddler collection* – 11/16-11/22
- 36% Off Lazer Lil Gekko Helmet *
- 30% Bern Bandito*
- 20% Off POC Pocito Omne *
- Woom: Free VIENNA Bell & GLAM Reflective Stickers with any bike purchase* – 11/16-11/22
- 30% Off Ride Concepts Vice shoes *