As a massive ski lover myself, I loved putting together this post with the best gifts for skiers. I have been on skis and sliding down slopes since I was four years old, so I would say that by now, I have quite a good picture of what the best ski gifts are. And that’s why you will find a good mix of all kinds of gifts, from practical skier gifts that the recipient will take down the slopes, to cute ski accessories gifts for his homes. This is also why you will find no less than 50 (!) gift ideas. I just couldn’t pick, so I added everything.
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Ski gifts for large budgets
#1 Recycled ski bottle opener
Are you looking for cool ski gifts for people who enjoy apres ski as much as skiing?
Then these recycled ski bottle openers are a great gift idea!
It’s a unique piece of wall art for their homes and it’s made from old skies. I mean, what else could ski lovers want in their homes?
#2 Ski jackets
Now, I’m not going to lie. I’m pretty sure that every skier already has a ski jacket. So please make sure the recipient actually needs a new one before buying this as a gift. But if they do, here are my two favorite ski jacket brands.
I love O’Neill because they design colorful jackets with beautiful prints that really stand out in the white snow. Mammut on the other hand is better known for its simplistic style, but high-quality jackets.
#3 Ski pass
Now, this is by far the most expensive gift for someone who likes to ski, but it’s also one of the best.
It’s a season pass that allows them to ski as much as they want at all locations of Epic in the US, as well as in some locations abroad!
#4 Personalized family wall art
This is one of my favorite skier gifts for families; a personalized ski-themed print!
You can add as many family members as you want, and you can personalize their outfits and whether they’re skiers or snowboarders.
#5 Thermal base layers
Skiers can never have too many base layers because staying warm is essential when you’re out in the snow all day.
And Arc’teryx is one of the best brands when it comes to outdoor clothing. So check out the website if you’re looking for high-quality ski gifts. Alternatively, you can also check out Amazon to find more affordable, but slightly lower-quality base layers.
For women, check out the next gift.
#6 Thermal underwear for women
Just like the base layer gifts for men, for women, you can find the best thermal underwear on Arc’teryx. However, for more affordable, but still warm options, check out Amazon.
#7 Shot glasses
Apres ski gifts such as these fun shot glasses work great for skiers because most skiers I know, also love apres ski. (Although, maybe that says something about the people I know rather than about skiers).
For cheaper alternatives, you can also buy a shot glass from the recipient’s favorite US ski resort.
#8 Retro skiing suit
I love retro skiing suits, they’re happy, colorful, and super warm. So if the recipient is like me and loves bright colors, Tipsy Elves’ skiing suits are by far the best skiing gifts.
#9 Ski lift candle
Are you looking for gifts for skiers who miss the slopes?
Then this candle with a cute ski lift that wobbles if the candle is lit is a great gift idea to cheer them up.
#10 Dale of Norway sweaters
Dale of Norway designs beautiful retro-style winter sweaters that are great for skiing.
So if you are looking for more retro gifts for skiers, check out Dale of Norway for men and women.
#11 Personalized family mugs
These personalized mugs are also great skiing gifts for families who love the snow. You can give each family member a personalized ski (or snowboard) mug, so the entire family can drink tea or coffee from their own mug.
#12 Ski wine rack
Are you looking for unique skier gifts for a skier’s home?
Then the recycled ski wine racks on Uncommon Goods are a cool gift idea!
#13 Ski spice rack
Who knew there were so many cool things you could make from old skis?
Another awesome ski gift that’s made from a recycled ski is this spice rack. It’s a great gift idea for skiers who love to cook.
#14 Headphones for helmets
This is one of the best gifts for skiers who love listening to music when racing down the slopes!
These headphones can be worn around helmets that have a special audio pocket (most helmets nowadays have this option). And they can play music for up to 10 hours and in minus zero temperatures, so the skier will never run out of sounds.
#15 Ski goggles picture frame
This ski goggle photo frame is another unique skiing gift idea for a skier’s home.
They can add their favorite photo of their skiing trip and decorate their home with it.
#16 Ski boot dryer
There is nothing worse than wet and cold skiing boots. If you start your day like that, you know you’ll be cold the rest of the day. And that’s exactly why these boot dryers are such amazing ski accessories gifts.
You can put them in your boot after a day of skiing so that your boots will be nice, dry, and warm the next day.
#17 Coasters made from recycled skis
Here is another unique item made from recycled skis; coasters!
They make great gifts for skiers who just moved to a new home.
#18 Ski pants
Skiing pants are another ski essential item. So if you are looking for practical skiing gifts, pants are always welcome.
Arc’teryx, Mammut, and The North Face are just a few of the well-known skiing brands, but you can check out Amazon for more options too.
#19 Ski-shaped shot game
Are you looking for apres ski gifts for people who love alcohol?
Then this wooden ski design with holes for shot glasses is perfect. The aim is to drink shots with your entire team at the same time. It’s guaranteed fun (and most likely also a mess).
As much as I love skiing, there is nothing more comfortable than taking off those awful ski shoes at the end of the day and replacing them with nice and comfy snow boots, such as these black ones by Columbia. So if you are looking for practical gifts for ski lovers, snowboots are always welcome.
Ski gifts for mid budgets
#21 Gift cards
If you want to play it safe and want to be 100% certain that you’re buying a gift that they will use, then a gift card is always a good idea. Arc’teryx is a very well-known outdoor and skiing brand, so the recipient can use your gift card to buy new skiing gear and clothing.
And of course, a gift card from Amazon is an even safer option because the recipient can use it for whatever they want.
#22 Insulated water bottle
Staying hydrated is very important when skiing out and when you’re up in the mountains, so this insulated water bottle is a great practical skiing gift, as it keeps their water at the right temperature.
#23 Deep: The story of skiing and the future of snow book
This is a must-read for every ski lover. It tells them the truth about their favorite sport and what to expect from the future.
It may not be the happiest story, but it’s an important one nonetheless.
#24 Ski-themed jigsaw puzzle
Do you know a jigsaw puzzle lover who also likes to ski?
Then you just found the perfect ski accessory gift; a 1000-piece ski-themed jigsaw puzzle!
#25 Snow goggles case
If you are looking for practical skier gifts, this snow goggles case is a great idea. Snow goggles can be rather pricy, and if the receiver is as clumsy as I am, a protective case will always come in handy.
#26 The ski house cookbook
There is nothing better than a warm and delicious ski house meal after a day in the snow. And with this cookbook, the recipient can make these dishes at home. So even if they’re not on skis, they can create that apres-ski feeling with homemade meals.
#27 Merino wool ski socks
Merino wool is a very popular fabric among skiers. Not only for its warmth-keeping qualities but also because it’s odor-repellent, meaning that your feet won’t end up stinking after a long day in ski shoes. And if you’ve ever smelled used ski shoes, I’m sure you’ll understand why merino wool socks are such popular gifts for skiers!
#28 USA ski resorts scratch map
Are you looking for gifts for someone who likes to ski in the US?
Then this map with the best ski resorts in the country is a cool gift idea! They can scratch off all the places they’ve skied before and add the others to their bucket list.
#29 Ski pass travel journal
This personalized ski pass travel journal is one of my favorite journals for travelers.
The pages are simple lined pages without any prompts, but you have the option to add a name, location, and date to the cover, which is what makes it such a great gift for a skier. They can use it to write about their epic skiing trip.
#30 Warm balaclava
This super warm fleece balaclava is one of the best practical ski gifts for people who are always cold. It’s made from a breathable material that’s water resistant and keeps their face nice and warm, even through the worst snow storms.
#31 GoPro accessory
Skiing with a GoPro creates awesome shots, but you do need the right gear for that. So if the recipient already has a GoPro action camera, these ski accessories gifts are perfect!
The first one is a holder to connect the camera to a ski pole and the second option is an entire sports kit that includes the pole holder and a chest mount for beautiful action shots when skiing.
#32 Slopes of a lifetime travel guide
National Geographic’s 100 Slopes of a Lifetime is one of the best gifts for someone who likes to ski in different places. They can use this travel guide to plan their next epic skiing trip! From Japan, Canada, Sweden, and Morocco, this guide contains the most beautiful and unique skiing destinations that every ski lover should try.
Ski gifts for small budgets
#33 Ski carrier strap
As a little girl, I always had help to carry my skis. But as I got older, the more I had to carry myself. Luckily, I still get a little help with these super handy carrier straps. They make great ski accessories gifts for people who always struggle with their skis, shoes, and poles.
#34 Helmet liner
Helmet liners are practical gifts for skiers who are always cold. They can use these liners under their helmet to add an extra layer to stay warm.
Are you looking for gifts for skiers who also love a drink (or two)?
Then a flask is a great gift idea. They can use it to stay warm on the slopes or to add a little boost to their hot chocolates.
I loved this funny text: “definitely not a flask full of booze”, but check out Zazzle for more options.
#36 Fun socks
These socks are great small gift ideas if you are looking for funny ski gifts. Because let’s be honest,90% of the time, the recipient would rather be skiing.
Even though skiers normally wear helmets when skiing, they still need cool hats to wear for the apres ski!
So if you are looking for cute gifts for ski lovers, a hat such as this knitted one for women is a fun idea.
#38 Touchscreen-compatible glove liners
An extra layer of gloves is always a good idea, and it’s even better if the recipients can actually use their phones while keeping their hands warm.
#39 Ski ties
Carrying skies can be a bit of an annoying job, especially if your skies keep sliding off, and that’s what makes these personalized ties great ski gift ideas.
Plus, the personalized ties make sure that they can always find their skies (even if they’ve had a bit too much to drink at the apres ski).
Besides gloves, hand warmers are also very useful ski gift ideas for people who are always cold. All they have to do is unwrap one of these packages and put it in their gloves, and their hands will be warm for another 10 hours.
#41 Make-up bag
Do you need skiing gifts for women?
Then this cute skiing survival kit make-up bag is a great gift idea.
#42 Phone strap
The mountains and snow create beautiful landscapes and skiers love to capture these moments with their phones. And with this phone strap, they no longer have to worry about dropping their phone in the snow (or worse, from the ski lift).
Are you looking for small gifts for ski lovers?
Then this cute keychain with skies is perfect!
#44 Tote bag
Tote bags are my favorite gifts for sustainable travelers, they can ditch plastic bags and use these recyclable tote bags instead. And if you go for one of the ski-themed ones on Zazzle, you’ve found an awesome ski gift for an eco-minded person!
#45 Mountain earring buds
Skiers also love the mountains (I mean how else are they going to ski?)
So these cute mountain earring studs make great ski gifts for women!
#46 Rub on wax
Wax may not be the most exciting ski gift idea, but it’s definitely one of the most practical ones. Especially for skiers who love to go fast, because they will need properly waxed skies for that.
#47 Fun shirt
Are you looking for gifts for ski lovers?
Then check out Etsy to find all sorts of fun ski-themed t-shirts!
Personally, I really liked this “I need vitamin Ski” shirt.
#48 Ski-themed luggage tags
There are over a thousand luggage tags with a ski theme on Zazzle, so if you need gifts for ski lovers who travel a lot, head over to Zazzle for fun tags.
#49 Fanny pack
Fanny packs are super practical skiing gifts for both men and women. They are small enough to take down the slopes, yet you can easily fit your essentials in.
Are you looking for cute skier gifts for women? Then this necklace with a ski, snowflake and pole pendant is a great gift idea.
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Final note on these skier gifts
Alright, these were the 50 best gifts for someone who likes to ski. If you need a little help, check out the editor’s top three gift