We held off as long as we could, but decided it's finally time to don the santa hat & give you some gift-giving inspiration. For our 1st instalment we've picked 10 of our favourite items, all of which we'd certainly be happy unveiling on the big day.
Of course we have a more extensive gift section too if you fancy a proper browse, but for now here's our top 10 (in no particular order)...
Literally the original puncture repair kit. Louis Désiré Auguste Rustin was the inventor of the patch kit all the way back in 1846. These are hands down the most reliable puncture kits money can buy, due to the rubber patches being being thick, flexible & stretchy. They also win the award for best patch kit packaging, which we all know is important when buying christmas gifts, and at £6 a pop they're the perfect stocking filler.
For something that's inevitably going to get dirty, these mechanics aprons from Campagnolo are possibly too beautiful. We're not complaining though. The quality is top-notch, as you'd expect from the Italian giants, and who's to say you can't look good whilst getting dirty. If you know anyone who likes to tinker, this is the one.
Our best selling cycling shoe, and a firm favourite with the Pedal Pedlar staff. Handmade in Italy to replicate the design of their original shoes from 30 years ago, but now using modern materials. The upper is made from microfibre whilst the sole is stiff nylon. Available with a choice of soles; the classic 3-hole version to fit Look & Shimano clipless pedals or to take the cleats supplied to fit normal quill pedals, or the modern recessed SPD version to take Shimano MTB-type pedals.
A stunning book showcasing 20 iconic cycling jerseys worn by 20 historical riders. Riders who were mostly underdogs & each one with their own unique story. The photography does each story justice, making it a winner with fans of both design & history.
Q) What do you give to the person who has everything?
A) The Campagnolo 'Big' Corkscrew.If they already have one of these then you may as well give in. The Campagnolo corkscrew is an amazing thing. Excessive, sure, but it's a sure-fire show-stopper, and one that will most certainly light up any cyclist's eyes when they unwrap this beast on christmas day.
No christmas list would be complete without socks, and as far as we know these are only available at Pedal Pedlar. Designed with a retro feel, they're made from a comfy cotton/poly blend & come in 2 sizes with a choice of 4 designs, including a snazzy King of the Mountains polka-dot option which is probably our favourite.
There you have it, we hope you feel inspired. If not then check back next week for another 10 gift ideas.
All these items are available in our London shop located at 106 Balls Pond Road, N1 4AG. Or we can ship worldwide:
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