Cheap Skateboarding Gifts Under $10 Top 10 Buyers Guide - for stocking stuffers or extra Christmas gifts to add to the pile, or even for birthday presents that won't break your bank, this list of the top 10 skateboarding gifts under $10 should give you some great ideas. Links are provided to online skateboarding shops where you can buy these, but I recommend asking at your own local skate shop - you will save money in shipping, and be able to see what you are getting!If you are looking for even CHEAPER gift ideas, check out Gifts for Under $1!
Tech Deck fingerboards are little toy skateboards that have real skate company brands and graphics on them. When people are really good at Tech Deck, they can do all kinds of finger tricks with their Teck Deck skateboards. You can also take your board apart, swap parts, and even tighten or loosen the trucks. For the toy side of it, you can get all kinds of Teck Deck related stuff like figures to put on the boards, small plastic skateparks, and all kinds of other stuff. So if your skater is a kid, some of these toys might make great gifts. And if you skater is a big kid (say, 13 to 35), getting him or her a Tech Deck board from a brand that they like is a great, small, simple gift. They are available in most toy sections and stores.
Skateboarding stickers are always a good idea - the trick is to get stickers that your skateboarder will like! Take a look at the clothing he or she wears, their skateboard, and take note of whatever brand names you see - and get stickers for those brands! Also, you can ask if your skateboarder has a favorite pro skater, and get stickers with the pro's name on them. Stopping by your local skateboarding shop is a great idea for these, so you can pick out the right stickers. They usually run a few dollars a piece. You can also buy sticker packs online.
This might not sound too exciting, but skateboarding wax is always useful, and gets used up quick. Skateboarding wax is used on rails, ledges and curbs to help skateboarders grind and slide easier and more safely. Wax comes in all kinds of shapes and colors - just like with the stickers, find out what brands your skateboarder likes and pick up some wax that matches. Or, ask at your local shop what they have that they would recommend. Or just buy Zero or Element wax - most skaters like those brands well enough!!
If your skater is using tools from the garage to work on his or her skateboard, then a skate tool is a perfect gift! There are loads of skate tools out there, and most will work just fine - but first, check the trucks (axle) on your skater's board. If the trucks are Grind King brand (the logo says GK), then you will need a Grind King brand tool. Otherwise, any old skateboarding tool will work - in my opinion, the best are the ones that fold up to fit in your pocket (but they can be closer to $15).
Skateboard brand wallets are often a good idea - especially since wallets get worn out so quick. You can find some skater brand wallets for around $10 US, but often they run closer to $15 or even $20. Your local skateboarding shop should have a good selection of skater brand wallets to choose from, but if you want to shop online, a good place is CCS. Like usual, you should try and make sure you get a brand that your skater thinks is cool!
While not the most exciting gift, it's a cool idea and gets that board off the ground and out of the way! Skateboard Hangars are metal racks that let you hang up a skateboard on the wall, in a closet, or anywhere you'd like - only $5.99.
This is a plate that attaches to the tail of the skateboard. When the tail drags, it creates sparks. It can look cool, is fun, and not too expensive. The Tail Devil Spark Plate doesn't actually help with skateboarding - in fact, it makes it harder to do a lot of stuff! But for goofing around and showing off, it's a great gift idea.
The easiest gift in the world to give! Walk down to your local skateboarding shop, and get a $10 gift card! There are plenty of things that your skater will need to buy over the next year, and it's hard to know what those things will be. But with an extra $10 toward new wheels, griptape, a new deck, bearings - whatever - your favorite skater will be happy to get the help! Or, he or she can blow the $10 on stickers, a wallet, or anything else in this list! Most skateboarding shops will give you a gift certificate - they would be foolish not to! You can also get gift cards for online stores.