HEY GUYS! Last minute gift ideas for your lovely lady (because I know you haven’t gone shopping yet)!
By Jenna Kowalski “Jammer”
The holidays are here! And, if you are like 90% of the dudes that I know, you are clueless about what to get your lady, you are a last minute shopper, or you are both. No offense intended here, just stating the facts and offering up some help, take it or leave it. And if you take it, and she doesn’t like it, well, you can blame me! From stocking stuffers to big ballin’ budget items, here are a few gift ideas (in no particular order) that might get you some love without the ole mistletoe trick
Mad Alchemy La Femme Chamois Creme – As a connoisseur of Chamois Butters, I won’t slather just anything on my lady parts – although, at the recommendation of a few friends I did try Noxema as a cheap alternative to the typical $20 bottle of tingly white goop. I find myself a fan of the ‘euro-style’ or butters with menthol, and something with a bit thicker consistency. Mad Alchemy differentiates their product with a lovely lavender scent, and is concocted with a blend of lavender, tea tree, grapefruit and peppermint oils. Although it doesn’t have the typical effect of the menthol-ladden products, it’s fresh scent and gelatinous consistency have made it noteworthy enough for me to include.
Lionheart Embrocation – What’s hotter than an embrocation (just the word alone is provocative) made by hot chicks who ride bikes? Your wife or girlfriend using said product (or at least that’s what you tell her!). Buckler Embrocations, Lionheart Embrocation Lavender, Mint and Victory is a Ritte Women’s Cycling Team signature series product. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Ritte Women’s team, and is another great opportunity to support the ladies and help them turn up the heat this winter!
Lululemon Gift Card – For dudes, Lululemon athletic wear is the next best alternative to the Victoria Secret catalog. I have found that guys appreciate the yoga pants trend as much, if not more than the women who choose to prance around in them (I am guilty of said prancing). For the cyclist and non-cyclist alike, a gift card lets your lady decide if she wants to practice her Warrior poses or mimic her favorite Specialized Lululemon rider.
On-the-fly Adjustable Seatposts – For the chicks that ride dirty! She’ll thank you, and if she is your ride partner, you’ll thank yourself, and want one yourself if you don’t already have your own. Eliminate the hassle of getting on and off the bike for a change in post height to go downhill, then uphill, then back down…It will boost her confidence as she collects a few new QOMs on Strava (just not mine).
WCSC ‘We Support Womens Cycling’ Jersey – Support womens racing and Cycling Illustrated; it’s a no brainer! Support her habit, support my habit, support the people that support your habit! Need I say more?!
New Bike – Because, who doesn’t want one?!