How to make gifting a bike extra special this Christmas

Dec 19, 2023

Bikes makes a great gift for anyone! Whether you’re an experienced cyclist who loves keeping up with all the latest equipment, or just beginning your cycling journey. Bikes give us a sense of independence and for many of us, they’re a huge milestone in our lives. From learning to cycle as a little kid, they often bring a feeling of nostalgia. They’re also a great way for us to get outdoors and spend time with our friends and family. That’s why they make such a great gift! However, there’s so many ways we can make the gift giving extra special – whether that’s through the way the bike if gifted or wrapped, or the extra stocking fillers you buy to go with it. In this blog, we’ll give you some of our tips to make the process of gifting a bike extra special for your loved one.


1. Get to know the recipient’s cycling style/preference

Understanding what kinds of cycling the bike will be used for is key in gifting the best bike this Christmas. Will your loved one be mountain biking and need a hardtail bike, or will they be commuting to work, or just cycling around the block? What size wheel would be best for them? Are they a young adventurer who needs an 18” wheel, or an experienced cyclist-enthusiast cycling in rough terrains who would benefit most from a 29” wheel?

In need of some last-minute inspiration?


Ammaco Osprey V2 Mountain Bike Grey and Green WAS £579.99, NOW £339.00 (Limited time Loyalty Club price)

The Ammaco Osprey V2 is an ideal hardtail bike for cross-country and trail riding. It features 27.5” wheels which are great for a faster, strong and more comfortable ride. With a range of 21 gears, you’re covered on all terrains and inclines.


Salcano Shocker Mountain Bike Black WAS £289.99, NOW £189.99 (Save 34% for a limited time only!)

The Salcano Shocker is a great bike for riders of all abilities. It’s tough, durable and great for leisure rides across gentle trails, or even for the commute to work. A brilliant choice for those who want to up their cycling activities.

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Kids bikes to gift this Christmas:

Flite Panic 20 Inch Wheel Kids BMX Bike Pink WAS £280, NOW £179.99 (SALE ENDS SOON)

A great BMX bike for beginners! The Flite Panic offers everything needed for an authentic BMX experience. From a hi-tensile steel frame, alloy mag wheels, and stunt pegs, your little one will be the coolest child around. The bike is also available in a BLUE/BLACK option.





Arden Peak 24 Inch Wheel Kids Mountain Bike Purple WAS £369.99, NOW £199.00 (SALE ENDS SOON)

The Arden Peak has been designed for exploring paths, tracks and trails! It features a strong h-tensile dual suspension frame set, with adjustable front and rear suspension. With 21 speed gears and twist grip gear shifters, your child is bound to have an adrenaline filled ride!

2.  Find their dream bike! – Ask for advice in store

This is the fun bit, ensuring the bike is extra special for your loved one! We’ve got bikes in a range of colours and designs, so it’s over to you to find their dream bike! Would they like a classic all black bike, or an eye catching red?

You can also get extra accessories to ensure they’re gifted the full package for maximum safety (and style 😉). How about a helmet matching the colour of their bike? Or a set of lights to brighten their rides? Or even a drinks bottle and cage? For the younger cyclists, we’re sure they’d love a lady bug bell or a seat for their favourite teddy/Dollie! You could even decorate their wheels with a set of spokey dokeys, to make it even cooler!

Adult bike accessories:

Ammaco Leisure Helmet Black/Grey – WAS £29.99, NOW £24.99 (SALE ENDS SOON)

Kids bike accessories:


Raleigh Rascal Miss Helmet 44-50cm Green – WAS £18.99, NOW £15.00 (SALE ENDS SOON)

We’ve got all sorts of accessories available for you to choose from this festive period! Visit your local Cycle King & Hawk Cycles’ store or shop online. We are open up until 3pm on Christmas eve, so don’t worry if you still need to shop!

3. Get creative for little ones!

For the younger cyclists a great way to make the gift giving extra special could be to make an exciting bicycle treasure hunt. You could create some clues around the house that would lead your child to the finding the bike! It would create more exciting and make the day even more memorable.

Why not get creative with your wrapping too? You could get some funky eco-friendly wrapping paper, use some big bows, or even wrap the bike up as something different. In need of some inspiration? Check out our recent video on how to wrap your bike this Christmas!


Our expert staff are here to help you with any questions you may have! They can suggest which bike will be best for you or your loved one, as well as recommend some great products to go along with it. As well as this, if you buy your bike in store or through Click & Collect, we’ll assemble and store it for you until the big day! Our stores are open until 3pm on Christmas eve, so there’s still plenty of time to come down and buy a gift. Visit us at your local Cycle King & Hawk Cycles store or shop online this festive period.