It's that time of year again and we're back with another Christmas Gift Guide, bringing you a load of foolproof Christmas gift ideas for skateboarders, because we all know skaters can be a difficult bunch at the best of times.
Despite all the eating, drinking and other seasonal festivities, Christmas can sometimes be a pretty stressful time of year, what with having to spend loads of money on presents and walk around stupid Christmas markets in the freezing cold. But don't worry if you're struggling to get in the festive spirit because we've got just the thing to make everything that bit easier when having to buy for the picky skateboarder(s) in your life: our new Christmas gift guide, packed with a load of foolproof stocking fillers for skaters.
We'll start with an easy one: who doesn't love getting socks for Christmas?! We've got a huge range of skateboard socks from some of the most beloved brands in the business, including Polar Skate Co, Butter Goods, Last Resort, Independent, Bronze 56k, Quartersnacks and more. With a wide range of different styles on offer, from the iconic Polar 'Happy Sad' Socks or their Ralph Lauren-inspired 'No Comply' Socks to more traditional striped socks from Butter Goods, Independent and Polar; we've got socks to suit any occasion. Or, you could just keep it local with our own CSC skate socks.
Caffeine and Krooks
If the person you're buying for happens to be a connoisseur of caffeine then why not treat them to a bag of Caffeine and Krooks coffee? Caffeine and Krooks is a local Cardiff-based coffee company who produce top quality, ethically sourced coffee that's roasted right here in Cardiff. Best of all though, they're one of the world's only skater-owned coffee brands making Caffeine and Krooks coffee the perfect gift for anyone who loves a cup of joe as much as they love supporting skater-owned businesses - and who doesn't love that?!
Ripcare Shoe Repair
For any parents out there who are sick of having to finance a seemingly endless supply of skate shoes, Ripcare Shoe Repair goo may just be the perfect gift that will end up saving you a couple of quid in the long run. For anyone unfamiliar, Ripcare Shoe Repair is a specially designed adhesive meant for repairing holes in skate shoes as well as creating a protective layer to prevent wear before it happens. This humble tube of gunk can drastically improve the longevity of a pair of shoes and save you some serious money in the long run.
Our own-brand CSC clothing is some of the most affordable clothing we stock, making it the perfect choice for a Christmas present that won't rinse your budget. We've got a wide range of tees, beanies, socks, jackets and hoods in both adult and kids sizes with designs from some of South Wales' finest skate artists, like Phil Morgan, Nat Jones and Lee 'Beef' Bennett, which are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face.
Novelty Skate Accessories
Last but not least, we've also got a range of random skateboard-related accessories that would make fun, novelty stocking fillers for any skate enthusiast. From the Independent 'Curb' Keyring for the carpark lurkers to the Sour Solution 'Lady Lux' Water Bottle for those who need a bit of help staying hydrated, while these aren't exactly life-saving, essential items they're definitely a good way to bulk up those numbers if you're behind on your present quota, and you never know, they might come in handy some day.
Whether you're learning your first grind or trying to master kickflip back tails, it's always handy to have a bit of wax on you. A block of wax can be a great, affordable option for bulking out those stockings that will actually get some proper usage - and if it means your candles stop mysteriously disappearing then surely it's a win-win. We've got skateboard wax from a load of different brands, including Bronze 56k, Sour Solution and Ganj Wax with a load of different scents and designs.
On the topic of extremely useful gift ideas, you can never go wrong with a skate tool. These handy little utensils feature everything you need for routine skateboard maintenance so they're a must have for any skater. We've got a variety of different skate tools on offer from basic G-Tools to top of the range Silver 'Premium Ratchet' Tools, there's a load of options no matter what your budget is. Plus, if they're getting a Christmas complete, they're going to need something to set it up with!
Books, Magazines and DVDs
Being given annuals for Christmas remains a fond childhood memory and while, sadly, we can't offer the 2022 Skateboarding Annual, we do have a range of books and magazines that would make a great gift for anyone who isn't completely averse to reading from anything other than a screen - but don't worry, we've also got DVDs if they prefer it digital. Whether it's a legendary publication like Thrasher Magazine or a more local banger like Gallery mag; a skate magazine, book or DVD can make a perfect gift for any budding skate nerds.
However, if you don't fancy any risk whatsoever, you could always play it completely safe and go for a gift voucher instead. We offer a range of gift vouchers from £5 all the way up to £100 that you can use on any of our product - but please note they can only be used in store, so if you live on the other side of the world, it may not be the best idea. If you did want to sort out an online gift voucher then feel free to drop us an email and we'll see what we can do.
That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to buy the latest skateboard decks, clothing, shoes and more from CSC. Or, check out more of the latest news, videos, and product reviews on the CSC Blog. Safe.