29 Incredible Gifts For Skiers Who Live And Breathe The Slopes

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: December 4, 2023

    Looking for the best gifts for skiers or fanatical chionophiles in your life?  Well, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re buying for a friend or loved one (or even yourself), this gift guide is a specially curated list of the best ski gift ideas for those who live and breathe on the slopes. Be they a professional skier or more of an après-ski type.

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    What are the best gifts for avid skiers?

    Winter is coming. Christmas is coming (at all times of the year). So,  show them you love, appreciate their fondness for the frosty white stuff, and wish to support their endeavors. 

    From toasty socks to boot bags, whiskey glasses to beer coozies, action cameras to 1980s neon ski suits– not to mention a collection of funny tees, mugs, games, and glasses. So whether you have a micro-budget or are up for big spending, you need stocking stuffers or actual ski equipment. You really can’t go wrong with any item off this list.

  1. Boot Dryer
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    This gadget can be used for drying boots, shoes, gloves, mittens, and more, so they’ll be warm and toasty the next time you head out. Keeping the moisture out also prevents bacteria from growing, causing super stinky boots. These make the perfect gift for any skier or snow sports enthusiast.

  3. Rechargeable Hand Warmer
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    The only thing better than warm boots is warm hands, right? The pebble shape and small body allow you to hold this device in your hand or put it in your pocket when you’re out on the slopes.  Constant heating is provided on both sides, while the intelligent control will provide a comfortable and safe temperature.

  5. WhiSki Poles
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    Just when you thought you’d seen everything in ski concepts, along comes the WhiSki Poles–  high-performance ski poles with a fully integrated whiskey flask in the pole. Yes, this is real! WhiSki Poles utilize a standard ski pole handle with a proprietary screw-off cap at the top of the pole. Just unscrew the top of the pole and throw one back; no need to take off those gloves. Just remember to ski sober!

  7. Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
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    Relive today’s silky powder turns tonight when you crack open your favorite craft brewski—on a ski. Lift the cap off with the handmade opener and catch it in the can (Difficulty rating: black diamond if you get it into the pull tab slot). A great gift for those who love après-ski socializing almost as much as long days spent on their sticks. Includes mounting hardware for hanging.

  9. Ski Lift Pint Glasses
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    This beer glass set is screen printed with a chairlift poking out above a high-altitude pine tree forest. The glasses make an excellent vessel for a nice stout or porter – and are perfect for sipping in front of a ski resort’s fire or simply dreaming about it—the perfect bar accessories for ski lovers who appreciate unique gifts.

  11. GoPro Action Camera
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    This waterproof action camera is just what they need to capture all their stunts and spills on the slopes. With more clarity and more stability, this groundbreaking camera sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for ridiculous 5K video and stunning 20MP photos. A new front display delivers a live preview, and the rear touch screen with touch zoom provides intuitive control. Sign me up!

  13. Ski Wine Rack
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    You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur or an expert skier to appreciate this innovative way to display your favorite vino. The bottles are stored on their sides to maintain the wine’s integrity, while the reclaimed skis, slightly weathered from use, add a touch of fun and excitement.

  15. Ski and Snowboard Backpack
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    With easy access to gear in the main compartment without removing the backpack and an incredibly comfortable fit, this backpack has all the features. Easily clip a helmet to a lash point, and securely attach a pair of skis or a snowboard. There’s also an insulated hydration sleeve with reservoir pocket to prevent freezing and the clincher– an avalanche airbag!

  17. Sloping Ski Glasses
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    Zipping down a mountain equals utter exhilaration. Relish that rush-of-wind feeling every time you take a sip with this clever, conversational set of glasses. Featuring illustrated graphics of four skiers, each in a different spot on the slope. It’s a fun gift for free spirits who live for fresh powder. Italian glassware, decorated in the US.

  19. Ski Strap and Pole Carrier
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    Forget awkwardly lugging around those heavy skis. This carrier is the #1 solution for transporting ski equipment. After a long and physically exhausting day of skiing, this carrier will allow you to comfortably carry your skis and poles to and from the mountain without a struggle. Great to have when skiing with children who can’t carry their equipment for long distances.

  21. Magnetic Lens Goggles
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    Every skier and snowboarder needs a pair of high-performance goggles with anti-fogging treatment and UV400 protective coating. The magnetic lens allows the skier to easily remove and replace the lens with different terrains and light conditions when skiing and snowboarding. While the 180+ degree panoramic view design is essential for super clear vision and less interference. An optimized vent reduces fogging.

  23. Balance Board Trainer
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    Drastically improve balance, coordination, and stability, all while getting a workout with this balance board. This is a great tool for new skiers to really work on their skiing technique while off the slopes. Both the 101 board and roller feature a lightweight yet heavy-duty composite construction and are built to last – and won’t scratch your floors.

  25. Wooden Flask 
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    Whether you’re relaxing at your home bar or on the road, this wood-trim flask is an attractive accessory for warming up with your favorite beverage. The stainless steel flasks are wrapped in hand-cut, 100% real wood locally sourced in the United States. A simple and cost-friendly gift for yourself or friends.

  27. Ski Badges Puzzle
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    Picture this puzzle completed, framed, and hanging on the wall of your mountainside chalet! Ski areas from all over the country are represented in this collection by Lewis T. Johnson. Challenge family and friends to piecing together this incredible 1000-piece jigsaw with a glass of mulled wine and a toasty après-ski fire.

  29. Smartwool Ski Socks
  30. Whether you’re skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, or sledding, these OTC Merino Wool Socks will deliver on warmth and not break the bank! Merino Wool is renowned for being lightweight and breathable, and prevents the build-up of sweat and foot stink. Available in a wide range of sizes and attractive prints.

  31. Ski Boot Bag
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    Unigear’s ski/snowboard boot bag features a thoughtful water-resistant design and goes a long way toward getting your gear to the slopes simply and stress-free. With 50 liters of storage capacity, it’s big enough to store boots, ski helmets, snow goggles, clothing, valuables, and more. This bag truly gets the job done!

  33. Funny T-Shirt
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    Got a family member who loves to ski but is also “double diamond” difficult? A must-have funny tee for every skier, skiing fan, or coach. Show off your passion for skiing on and off the mountain and make a statement. 

  35. Whiskey Glass
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    Whether they prefer their whiskey cocktail neat or on the rocks, this quality, engraved old-fashioned lowball glass is sure to be a hit! The ultimate gift for men and women that love the backcountry, hiking, camping, skiing, and anything outdoorsy.

  37. Ski Trip Candle
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    A cozy lodge with cedar beams greets you with a roaring fire and a cup of hot cocoa (or something a little stronger). Or, you light this candle when you’re homesick for the slopes. It has top notes of frosted air and warm amber; mid-notes of cinnamon, cocoa, and guaiac wood; and base notes of cedar, vanilla, and patchouli.

  39. Ski Multitool
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    This neon-green multitool from trusted snow brand Dakine will never lose itself in the snow! It’s also super compact and packs a punch with all the tools you might need to tighten and adjust your skis and snowboard on the go.

  41. Triple Cable Beanie
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    This cozy North Face cable beanie is a stylish piece for skiers of all sexes. Its full-coverage fit truly keeps your head warm in cold weather, and the high-quality cable knit and pom-pom add a wintery chalet touch. Or wear it après-ski to look stylishly comfy in the lodge bar.

  43. Photo Frame
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    This tabletop or wall mount photo frame is a fun way to display a cherished memory from a ski trip. The frame fits your favorite 4×6 inch photo and measures 8×10 overall. The best gift for those who wish to show off their love of alpine sports.

  45. Vintage Ornament
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    Decorate for the season with this vintage-look alpine Christmas ornament. This little gondola is the cutest ornament to show off their love of winter sports, perfect for your home or as a gift for a friend. Made from metal with a gold string.

  47. Fleece Balaclava
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    Nasty wind chills are no match for this heavyweight balaclava and bib. It’s wind-resistant and made with thick, premium polar fleece that’s extra-soft. Ideal for staying toasty on the slopes or commuting to work.  An additional breathable gaiter panel protects your face while wicking away moisture. 

  49. Coffee Mug
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    Nothing warms them up fresh off the slopes better than a hot cup of coffee– or cocoa with marshmallows! This mug features an attractive ski slope sketch and is made from glossy ceramic that’s microwave and dishwasher-safe.

  51. The BootGlove
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    DryGuy BootGlove, where have you been all our lives? These simple outer ski boot liners can help retain up to +20 degrees inside your boot while you ski. No more frozen toes! And, if the reviews are anything to go by, these things really work.

  53. Retro Ski Suit
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    Okay, this little number ain’t cheap but imagine the heads you’re gonna turn when you hit the slopes like it’s 1984! Available in three neon pastel versions with a 100% waterproof outer shell, articulated wrist and boot cuffs, mountain-tough waterproof zippers, secure double-breasted snap pockets, and a concealed waterproof storm hood.

  55. Collapsible Water Bottle 
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    These are one of the best water bottles for hitting the slopes and go where hard bottles just won’t fit, like in your pocket. It’s also 80% lighter than most bottles. An easy flip-top cap covers the self-sealing nozzle, while a flexible handle makes for comfortable carrying and quick attachment. It’s made of abrasive-resistant TPU and can be frozen and tossed in the dishwasher!

  57. Wintery Can Coozies
  58. Here’s an ingenious way to approach après-ski with your mates – pop your fave beer into these ski jackets! The two layers of thermal insulation in this can cooler ensure your last sip’s as cold as the first. Plus, you can loop its little arms through a bag strap or buckle to take it up the slope.