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 Christmas Ornaments
Tired of the same old red and green Christmas balls? Fun Christmas Ornaments let you express your sense of humor and passion for motorcycling with everything from a penguin or moose on a bike to more traditional Santas and bikers. Buy them for your tree or give them as gifts. At $5.95-17.95, you can't go wrong.

Motocross Dirt Bike Decal
What better way to help a young rider (or a 20-something magazine editor) celebrate the sport he loves than having a dirtbike jumping over his name on the wall? Better than giving him a stack of Sharpies, these 14-inch-high decals feature a matte finish to eliminate glare, so they appear to be hand-stenciled on the wall. Customizable for color, size and lettering, the graphics cost about $21 apiece and will adhere to any clean, smooth, flat surface.

Motocross Wooden Rocker
If they're not quite ready for wheels and an engine but you still want to make sure they catch the bike bug early, this $300 handmade wooden rocker from Utah-based Wasatch Workshop is the perfect gift. Made of pine and available in your choice of colors (Yamaha blue, for example), this toy is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

Supermoto X DVD
What happens when the best characteristics of flat-track, motocross and roadracing are mixed together in one pot and brought to a rolling boil? You get supermoto, the fast-paced, high-intensity motorsport that has taken the world by storm. The Supermoto X DVD sells for $24.95 and takes you on a journey through the world of supermoto with clips from AMA races, the X Games, the Pike's Peak Hill Climb and some wild street rides. This Christmas, give the gift of an adrenalin rush!

Schtickers Laptop Skins
Unlike when we were little, today's youth has laptops and iPods. But one thing hasn't changed: Kids love stickers! Let Junior broadcast his love for motorcycling to the world at large-or at least his kindergarten class-with these cool laptop and iPod skins. They're available in a variety of patterns, are easily customizable and make great family projects-or stocking stuffers! Skins start at $19.99, and are available for most laptops and iPods.

Peg Perego Ducati Monster
Your little one may be a decade away from his learner's permit, but he can still experience the thrill of riding his own motorcycle. Modeled after the infamous Ducati of the same name, the Peg Perego Monster is a scaled-down electric bike, complete with twist-grip throttle, working brakes and suspension, and exciting engine sounds. The $350 machine is ready to take on the backyard or sidewalk with its powerful electric motor and rubber tires.

Thin Air Helmet Wraps
Custom helmets just took a huge leap forward! Graphic design and custom paint outfit ThinAir Concepts now offers custom helmet wraps, so you can shock riders with your smiling mug just like Valentino Rossi. Send in your photo, design idea or artwork and let ThinAir take care of the rest. The $299 package includes prep work, graphic application and a show-finish clear coat.

By Andreanna Ditton, Ari Henning
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