A Bike Lover’s Gift Guide for Under the Tree
The Christmas tree is decorated and the stocking are hung … and we await the big day!! Is your shopping complete? Have you gotten everything you need to for the cyclist or future cyclist on your list? Cycle & Style hopes that our 2011 “Buying Guide” articles have helped to introduce or reintroduce you to some of our favorite cycling items that we have come across this past year. To finish up our series of articles for this season, we are introducing you to gifts for under the tree. And … to help Santa out … some gifts for the stockings.
Merry Christmas to all of our C&S Readers!! May it be a Wonderful Holiday Season for You and Yours!!
Now before you go for the things to be wrapped and put under the tree, let’s talk about the ornaments on the tree. Well … I (Beth) love a “theme” & when I wrap my Christmas presents I love to find an ornament to go with “my theme” and add it to my package. In this case – BIKES … BICYCLES!!! I found this cute pink girly ornament & lots of others on this really great website – Cafe Press (bike ornaments). Go and check them out!!
Let’s move from hanging those ornaments to “displaying” your awards!! How many of you have a tangle of medals hanging around the house on a bedroom door or off of an old trophy and you aren’t quite sure what to do with them. Allied Steel Fabricators, the parent company of Allied Medal Displays, is a small fabrication business based in Redmond, WA and they have the “Medal Display” for you. The fabrication that the company is built on is high end retail displays but they also do some structural work as well as high end handrail. A few years back, they purchased a laser to assist in operations and their CAD designer came up with the original prototype for the medal displays. Since that time, the design changed a bit and the popularity kept growing. Now the displays are not just made for their family and friends, but are on the company’s website and in several small running store locations.
These “Medal Displays” are very unique!! They would be great in a wrapped gift &/or cute coming out of a stocking!! Allied Medal Displays has many to choose from or you can have one customized. Of course C&S was looking for the “Cycling” &/or “”Triathlon” one for our readers … and we found it (them)!!! Along with many others – Running, Marathon, Sports, Customize, Female & Male. The BEST thing about Christmas, C&S and our new friends @ Allied Medal Displays is that one lucky reader will be getting the “Triathlon Medal Display” (that’s pictured) in their stocking this year!! MORE DETAILS TO COME AT THE BOTTOM ON THIS ARTICLE!!
Tribute Sport Gifts
A trip to Southern Utah this summer introduced me to a very cool shop on Main Street in Moab, UT named – Earth Studio. Once inside, I was so excited to see all of the “bike” stuff … all in one store!! Tribute Sport sells all of their items in the Earth Studio store and on their website. Not only did they have jewelry, but they had bike ornaments, wall art, bike wind chains, bike clocks, business card holders, bike frames, keychains, key hooks, bookends and purses. WoW … very unique things!! As an avid mountain biker, I loved these items because they had “mountain bike” stuff – not just road bike stuff. (Don’t get me wrong … I like road bike items, but I tend to find more of these items as a choice over mountain bike items.) Tribute Sport artisans make all of their pieces in their workshop in Moab. (Made in the USA) Go check our new friends out on their website (www.tributesport.com) and check them out on Facebook. HO HO HO … THANKS Tribute Sport… THEY SENT US GIVEAWAYS FOR OUR READERS!! HO HO HO … MORE DETAILS TO COME!!
WHOOHA (Women Having Optimistic Objectives and Healthy Attitudes) Gear
We just love the Whooha Gear, which is inspiring athletic gear made by women for women. It’s a great thing to have some clothing that inspires you to reach your New Year’s goals for 2012 whether you’re resolving to ride more, take on a marathon or triathlon, get into the yoga studio more often or just share your love of cycling! A healthy lifestyle can be contagiously inspiring!
The Whooha Shirt shown here is the I Ride…Heathered Tee shirt, which gives you so many wonderful reasons to ride! Let it motivate you in 2012! It’s a GIVEAWAY (See details below!)
Signed … Sealed … Delivered to YOU!!!!!!!
It’s time for your “Thank You Cards” and if you remember last year, C&S featured Jeff and his alternative photography. Check out “Cycles” @ J BROOK PHOTOGRAPHY for a great variety of cool bicycle cards. If you get a chance, tell Jeff that the Ladies from Cycle & Style sent you!! Check out the new coasters that he is doing now too!!
We came upon some pretty cute toys for little girls (or boys) by Playmobil. How fun would these be to pretend with or as an adult/kid, I could see a set of these sitting up on one of my shelves in my office!! Hint … Hint SANTA!!! Go check out Amazon … they might be the perfect gift/gifts for the future cyclist in the family.
A Little Something for the Jewelry Box
We found two chic pendant necklaces featured by our friends at Flower Pedal ~ The Place to “Buy-Cycle” Gifts. Every cyclist needs a little something new for their jewelry box … a chic look for the chic cyclist!! The first one that they would like to show our readers is made of a nice earthy wood pendant bead with the sterling charm mounted on that a leather cord. This Wood & Sterling Silver Road Bike Pendant is perfect for everyone on your Christmas list The other necklace (The Fused Glass Bicycle Pendant Necklace) is a little different twist with fused glass and a permanent inked image. Love – Love – LOVE the fun colors!! This one will brighten up anyone’s cycling season!! Both are definitely approved by the ladies at C&S – MUST HAVES!!! Over the Holiday Break go and check out Flower Pedal.
We’re Ringing in the New Year with some Wonderful Giveaways
for Cycle & Style readers!
Thanks to Tribute Sport, Allied Medal Displays by Allied Steel Fabricators and Whooha Gear, we have some AWESOME giveaways! We will be giving away the Tri Medal Display shown in this article. The “i ride” shirt will belong to one of our lucky winners. And … Tribute Sport has given us several items to give away: The Road Bike + Winged Ride bicycle ornament set , the Mountain Bike + Love 2 Ride bicycle ornament set … plus the “RIDE” & “Mtn Bike” Wall Art also shown in this article. YES … it will be a HAPPY NEW YEAR for some readers here at Cycle & Style!! We are going to give our readers until January 10th. So maybe this time, the shopping is done & this one is for you! Treat yourself to something special!!
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Happy Holidays from Cycle & Style!