Holiday Gift Guide

Is It Really Better To Give Than To Receive?

By: Andreanna Ditton, Ari Henning, Photography by Karen Desjardin, Joe Neric, Adam Campbell

Motorcycle Gift Wrap
Here's a new twist on old-fashioned wrapping paper featuring a variety of motorcycles in a geometric pattern. It's great not only for holiday gifts, but can be used year-round to adorn presents for the motorcycle enthusiasts in your life. A 30x72-inch roll costs just $5.

Style-Your-Garage Door Covers
Has the old lady been on your case about your unsightly garage door? Style-Your-Garage has the solution to a problem you didn't know you had! For about $20, these stylish, customizable garage-door covers will fuel the missus' imagination with images of France, Germany, Italy, etc. Alternatively, you can keep up with the Joneses by convincing them you've got a vintage sports car, boat or private jet parked inside.

American Motorcycle Girls Book
Motorcycling has never been solely for men. Women have been riding since the beginning, and this stunning, $50 coffee-table book is all the proof you'll ever need. The gorgeous photographs will appeal to riders of both sexes, featuring the fearlessness and enthusiasm women have brought to the sport. Nearly 400 photographs from 1900 to 1950 document not only the rich history of women riders, but also the joy of motorcycling itself.

Chromed Impressions Art
Artist Stefanie Aziere-Sattler made quite an impression on Motorcyclist's European Correspondent Alan Cathcart when he interviewed her for our September issue. We've since also become fans, wishing for her highly evocative paintings to decorate our office walls for those days when we're stuck inside instead of riding. Her work is available as prints, lithographs or greeting cards, as well as by commission.

CorsaVino Wine
Who doesn't like a good bottle of wine? Trips to Europe to ride Italian motorcycles introduced CorsaVino Winery founder Arun Sharma to the pleasures of fine wine. Teaming up with vintner Rich Cushman, the pair started making wines that reflect the things they love about Italian bikes: beauty, passion and artistry. Try Il Mostro Corso Cabernet, or the Viogner or Syrah. Bottles range in price from $24-29, and are also available by the case.

Carbon-Fiber Cases
If it's sexy enough for an Italian sportbike, it's sexy enough for your cell phone, right? Carbon-fiber is covering everything from Ducatis to toilet seats (yes, really) these days, but what better use for this light, durable and strong material than protecting the essential toys we can't live without, like our iPhones and iPods? Check out the Gorilla tube case, the monCarbone case and the Ion Factory Carbon-Fiber and Leather Case. Prices range from around $60-$100.

Vespa Wine Country Tours
What more romantic gift than a vacation in California Wine Country? Just an hour north of San Francisco, the vine-covered fields and oak-studded hillsides of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys await you-and your Vespa. Guided by enthusiastic locals, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at famous vineyards, experience panoramic vistas, artisan meals, olive oil tastings, spa treatments and more. Two-day packages cost $650 per person, and include the use of your very own scooter. Or ride two-up, if you prefer.

Iron Horse Hotel Biker Girl Getaway
Give her a weekend of luxury with a stay at this motorcycle-friendly boutique hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The package includes a massage, dinner, champagne and straw-berries, bike storage, a packed lunch and ride maps with suggested routes and other treats. The deluxe room is perfect for a girl's adventure or a romantic retreat for two. For $700, a weekend of riding and relaxing in luxury, practically next door to the Harley-Davidson Museum, seems like a worthy indulgence.

Va Va Vroom Women's Clothing
One of "those girls" indeed! Va Va Vroom's line of high-quality apparel is aimed at women who ride, defying the stereotypes of biker-chick clothing by offering stylish, sophisticated, cheeky gear in a range of fits and fashions. Any gal who rides would appreciate receiving the 100-percent cotton, slim-fitting, long-sleeved hoodie ($22) or the "Ride" T-shirt ($38). Just take our advice and order the right size-or else!

By Andreanna Ditton, Ari Henning
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