Valentine’s Day is a bit like Marmite: some people indulge in its luxury, others avoid it entirely. Whatever your stance, we’ve put together a list of our favourite gift ideas for that bicycle-mad special someone in your life ready for this year’s celebration of love.
1. The Tandem T-shirt
For the lovey-dovey couple, why not treat your partner to this fabulous ‘Biking is for Lovers’ tank top from Florida-based husband and wife team, DarkCycleClothing. Available in all shapes and sizes, this tee is printed by hand and has been one of their most popular designs since Valentine’s Day ‘10. We definitely give DarkCycleClothing a big Pedal Emporium thumbs up, and will be wasting no time in browsing their other designs too.
2. The Bicycle Mustache
If you’re seeking a novelty gift for this year’s Valentine’s Day, look no further! This cheeky wooden Bicycle Mustache from Virginia-based Sewell Works will certainly give your loved one a good giggle. Available in black and blonde, the Bicycle Mustache simply fastens to a bicycle frame or basket with a zip tie, and will give your loved one’s bicycle a rather dashing makeover.
3. The Knicker Box O' Glory
The perfect gift for your pedalling partner, the Knicker Box O’ Glory contains a pair of luxury bicycle-printed briefs that can be made to order. Created by London lingerie and corset designer, Maribelle by Donna Jayne, these saucy little items are just the thing for Valentine’s Day this year. We absolutely adore them and would be thrilled to receive them as a gift...hint, hint!
4. The Cheese & Bicycles Side Plate
One of our favourite gift ideas, this Cheese & Bicycle side plate from British Illustrator, James Ward of Jimbob Art is a smashing addition to any bicycle-addict’s kitchen. This 8 inch bone china plate with a hand-applied design is food and dishwasher safe, and with the spring on its way, is ideal for a spring-time bicycle picnic. Ahh, cheese and bicycles!
5. The Hand-made Bicycle Gift
For those who only do hand-made, why not have a go at making an impressive inner tube bracelet or cuff this year? Featured in our last Make it Monday, we demonstrated just how easy it is to upcycle your old inner tube rubber and craft a completely unique accessory. Go on, give it a go!
We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. If you’ve picked up or made a unique bicycle-related gift for your loved one, let us know in the comments box below. Farewell until next Friday, and don’t forget, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a backie.
Blogged by Nia Campbell