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stocking stuffer ideasBecky
Dec 19, 2001 6:37 AM
I'm looking for some stocking stuffer ideas for my fiance. Seeing as we just shelled out for wedding bands and a "new" (used) car, money is a little tight (and those are pretty nice X-mas presents as far as I'm concerned!!), but we've agreed to stuff stockings for each other. Any thoughts out there on good ideas for a guy (yes, he rides- road and mtb)?? Thanks for your thoughts!
lots of ideasDog
Dec 19, 2001 8:01 AM
*Defeat socks (Woolie Boolies are great in winter!)

*Extra headlights



*Always need tubes

Nice job, Dog. And how about...cory
Dec 19, 2001 9:08 AM
Those are all good ideas. Only thing I might add is some little touchy-feely thing, a bike-oriented keychain or something, so he can carry it close to him and think (blush) of you...
Dec 19, 2001 9:55 AM
I may be a picky bastard but I know there are more people like me. An inner tube to a cyclist is like a blender for you wife. I ask my wife not to buy me things directly related to my bikes unless she is absolutely sure I use it.
I tell her I'd prefer things that support my passion rather than my bike. Cycling related novelties that I wouldn't buy for myself such as: key chain, can opener, x-mas ornaments, calender, etc. Any cyclist can appreciate these things, they aren't expensive, and you can't buy the wrong size, color, or brand.


One company that really gets my attention is They have some really interesting stuff. It can get really pricey but they have a couple items that are affordable.
sugar coating is dropped after XX years of marriage/dating...Js Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 12:51 PM
I now give my wife a list of items, including the sku# of each, prices, and the web address/phone number, shipping prices, and priorities. bike crap is very personal. if you want to actually get what you want, specificity is important. we've been together 10+ years, married 5, living together ~7.

my father-in-law goes one step further: he buys what he wants, puts it in a pile in the guest bedroom at his place, then tells his wife/my wife to take her pick, and gives 'em a receipt. now that's what i call "efficient!"
I buy it, you wrap itMcAndrus
Dec 20, 2001 5:43 AM
My wife of 23 years asked what I wanted for Christmas. I said I'd buy a few things and she and the girls (two teenagers) can wrap them. (By the way, this is the only way I get shirts that fit, underwear that doesn't bind, and bike goodies I can actually use.)

That's not right, said she. I need to buy them or it doesn't count.

Okay, said I, here's a Performance catalog. I've marked a few things I can use.

Two days later the catalog is still laying on the kitchen counter. Have you ordered anything yet, ask I? No, she says, I can't figure out how to do this on the internet.

Would you like me to order them, ask I? No, she says, then it doesn't count.

Two days later still, I get an e-mail while at work. It is an order confirmation from Performance telling me what my wife has finally ordered for me. She put my e-mail address on the order.

Honey, I think we need to work on this concept.
re: stocking stuffer ideasBecky
Dec 19, 2001 10:33 AM
Thanks everyone! Those are all great ideas and I appreciate your help!

re: stocking stuffer ideas4bykn
Dec 20, 2001 9:13 AM
A titanium bike-shaped bottle opener. Cool, yet also practical. You can find them for ~$20 at ColoradoCyclist or World Cycling Productions among other places. Now if I can just get my wife to read this ;)