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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!) http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=14164

*Extra headlights http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=5423

*Multi-tools http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=13317

*Bottles http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=4853

*Always need tubes http://www.performancebike.com/shop/cboProfile.html?SKU=3828

Dog
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...
Idea...biknben
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.

Try: http://store.yahoo.com/velogear/gifts.html

One company that really gets my attention is www.resourcerevival.com 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!

Becky
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 ;)