You have been wondering what to give your friend or loved one, who is both an ardent writer and a diehard motorcycle enthusiast. The best gifts are wrapped in love, and nothing says ‘I care’ more than putting in the time and effort to choose the perfect gift. So take the time to dig a little, find out what they have, and want. Browse a bit, and you will find the ideal gift, that brings a smile to their face, without stressing out your budget.
Remember, a motorcycle is not just a machine that gets you from point A to B, though it may often be used that way. The motorbike is part of the rider, and where one ends and the other begins is sometimes hard to tell. For most long-distance rides, the bike is often also the only ‘friend’ on that ride. For the motorbike loving writer, the end of the day is a quiet time in a tent, or a room somewhere, where they write about what they love. Here are some suggestions to help you find a gift that caters to both passions.
Best Motorcycle Gifts for Writers
1. Motorcycle Backpacks
Motorcycles bring to mind long rides down lonely trails! You had best be prepared for all eventualities. Motorcycle Backpacks are an absolute essential for all motorcycle lovers. They come in all kinds, shapes, and sizes. The most effective backpack that you could buy would be waterproof, with multiple compartments, and a well-insulated pocket for a laptop or a tablet or a writing journal. Your loved one will thank you for ensuring that they can write or type and not fear it getting damaged.
2. Books On Motorcycles
Gifting a rider a book is always a great idea. A book on motorcycles can be an excellent bedtime companion on long rides. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an iconic book, a must-read for all writers who love motorcycles. Hells Angels: A strange and terrible saga is another book much loved by motorcycle enthusiasts.
3. Motorcycle Care Kits
To a motorbike lover, the bike is an extension of self, and merits as much, if not more, loving and careful care. A Motorcycle care kit like this will always be well received, especially if it is the kind/brand preferred by the person. So it might be a good idea to gently snoop around and see if you can determine if there is a preferred care kit or not. These kits come in different compositions and sizes and, therefore, at different rates.
4. Journals And Diaries
So your loved one is a motorcycle lover, and also loves to write? What better than a motorcycle themed diary or a writer’s journal that can be filled up at the end of an enjoyable day on the road! Online stores will offer you a range of diaries. Try to find one that features motorcycle art or quotes, and your gift will be loved and cherished. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one diary. You can always get a couple of matched ones or a couple of slim ones rather than a heavy one that might be difficult to carry.
So if your motorcycle riding writer friend is also a techie, you might want to consider gifting technology. This will be expensive, and therefore it might be a good idea not to worry about it being a surprise. Instead, work with the person receiving your gift to find one that is mutually acceptable to you. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been tested as a GPS for motorcycles and has proved quite worthy. What more it allows the user to take and store pictures and videos and all the notes taken down during a trip. You might want to splurge and get wifi headphones to decrease the voice being warped by the wind.
6. Gloves For Writing
Motorcycle riders can get chilly, even in the warm seasons. Tiny motels and poorly heated rooms are difficult to endure when your creative side pushes you to put down your thoughts while on the road. Enter the world of writing gloves and you will find many ones that are especially for writers. With a pair of gloves like this, they will keep your fingers warm and supple, and best of all, they are not stiff and rigid, so the person can continue to type, with little or no difficulty.
7. Comfort Care Packages
For those many nights away from the warmth and comfort of home, you can consider building a love package with motorcycle-shaped chocolate and motorcycle-themed travel mugs that will look great and keep your coffee and chocolate hot and fresh. Depending on your budget, you might want to include coffee or chocolate in the package.
Of course, besides those mentioned here, there are other gifts also ideal for motorcycle lovers. Leather jackets and gloves, personalized tee shirts, movie CDs of known motorcycle hits, motorcycle wall art, etc… As a writer and motor enthusiast, I hope you will find the right gift for the motor lover in your life. As long as you put in a little time and thought, it becomes effortless.