Are you still on the lookout for the ideal gift for that special cyclist in your life? Fear not, as we've curated a selection of eleventh-hour suggestions to make your choice easier. Time's ticking, so let's take a look at these last-minute gems.
Easy-to-use deterrent lock: Axa Roll Lock
It's traditional: Albion Winter Socks
An effective storage solution: Hornit Clug Pro
The gift of gadgetry: Topeak Power Lever Pro
To keep their bike pristine: Wax Is Dead Bike Ceramic Coating
A practical cycling gift: Apidura Packable Backpack (13L)
Added security: Knog Scout Bike Alarm and Finder
A classic Christmas gift: The Road Book 2023 Cycling Almanack
Very comfortable to wear: OneOdio OpenRock S Open-Ear Air Conduction Sport Earbuds
For cold winter days: Van Rysel Men's Long-Sleeved Road Cycling Winter Jacket Racer Extreme
For avid Zwift users: Zwift Play
For the cleanest components: DK Sonic Ultrasonic Cleaner - 6 litre
Last year, Royal Mail strikes meant you couldn't leave your ordering quite so last minute and despite this not impacting Amazon or other couriers, everything was busier as a result.
Even though there aren't any strikes this year, we recommend against taking it easy for a few more days. With just a few days left, it's best to get on the case immediately. Alternatively, you can always keep it local by visiting your local bike shop and asking what they'd suggest, the good old-fashioned way.
Final posting dates
Fortunately, this weekend provides the perfect opportunity to scroll through the internet using this gift guide, ensuring your orders arrive before Christmas.
Royal Mail's final posting dates are:
- Monday 18th December - Second Class, including signed-for
- Wednesday 20th December - First Class, including signed-for
- Thursday 21st December - Special Delivery Guaranteed
- Friday 22nd December - Special Delivery Guaranteed (Saturday delivery for an extra fee)
For Amazon, you have until Tuesday 19th December for standard deliveries and Friday 22nd December for Prime members, but it's advised you double-check delivery dates before you click buy it now.
The next-day delivery final posting dates to the United Kingdom for some major retailers, such as Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, are Wednesday 20th December. However, note that the final posting date for bikes has already passed.
Halfords offers next-day delivery until Thursday 21st December, while ProBikeKit and Evans Cycles extend their deadlines to Friday 22nd December.
If you really are stuck for choice, e-gift vouchers to their preferred cycling retailer make an excellent choice. These are typically sent out automatically via email, so you could even order them on Christmas morning if necessary. With Wiggle and Chain Reaction still in administration, neither are currently offering gift vouchers, but here are some other options:
Right then, here are our top last-minute picks for cyclists this Christmas. If you're looking for more options, check out our other 2023 Christmas Gift Guides. You might still find some of the items included in those are available for next-day delivery!