The Holidays have finished, we’ve recovered from the Christmas turkey hangover, watching “Home Alone” for the 10,000th time and gorging on some mediocre chocolates bought from a petrol station on a distant family member’s trip to your place. The weather’s changed from cold rain to…..warmer rain. However, there is more to look forward to as the beginning of the year progresses, with Cupid, that faithful god of desire, arriving for Valentine’s day.
Buying a Valentine’s gift for a cherished skateboarder in our life can be very tricky (no pun intended) however, fear not. We have your back on this, and on the most cut throat of days which can potentially make or break a relationship will need some attention. For your purchasing pleasure, we have compiled a comprehensive walk through on suitable gifts for your wood pushing better half this Valentine’s day, to remind he/she why you are the one for them.
QUIKSILVER CAPSULE WASH BAG
Nothing says “I care about you” more than an aid to keep up with the daily routine of cleansing. And before you think this is the equivalent to the old 3 in 1 toiletry gift set we all end up with at Christmas…..it’s not. It’s a great way of saying ”travel more” with a subtle “wash more”.
ELEMENT CORNELL ZIP HOODY – FLINT BLACK
This hoodie is the way of the warmth in this area. Element have been around for a long time & produced both a lot of great products as well as some spectacular skate videos over the years. If you needed any more reason to choose this as a gift for your other half, it’s also gender neutral so this hoodie will more than likely become 50% yours anyway……
VANS OLD SKOOL II BACKPACK
Next on the list we’ve got an absolute corker of a backpack from Van’s sporting Grape leaf colours. With 22 Litres of storage you throw pretty much whatever you want in there for a romantic get away down the local skate park.
RVCA BIG RVCA TSHIRT
RVCA is always a crowd favourite within the Surf & Skateboard culture. They sponsor some of the best skateboarders/surfers in the world including Curren Caples who does both and seems absolutely at home with both disciplines. If that isn’t romance I don’t know what is.
STANCE H8TERS CREW SOCKS
Now this is a big deal! Socks in a relationship are like feeding strawberries to a Donkey. You apparently own socks however they are never yours. You go to retrieve them from the drying line and they’re already gone. Your partner insists they haven’t seen them whilst brazenly marching around in your best foot jumpers. The only way to solve this is identity separation, and these Stance bad boys are just the thing.
ENJOI WHITEY PANDA LOGO SKATEBOARD DECK
Enjoi is a house hold name in Skateboarding. Whether you skate or not, the World and his mother in-law knows the iconic Enjoi Panda logo. That being said, some people “didn’t realise the WWF also made skateboards” which in all fairness, can be forgiven.
A new deck for the loved one is the holy grail of gifts to your Skateboarding soul mate.