We’ve received a bunch of emails in the past few weeks from people asking us what gifts we recommend for the holidays. We figured why not do a post and share our suggestions with everyone? There’s truly so much great product coming out of New York so it was hard to narrow down our suggestions to only 10. Here’s a variety of stuff that we thought would make great gifts to anyone who loves New York skateboarding. Check your local skate shops for availability and pricing.
The best book out there capturing New York City skateboarding’s history through photography. Full Bleed is 300+ pages of some of the most amazing skateboarding photos shot within the five boroughs. [more about Full Bleed]
A full documentary about the history of New York City skateboarding. A must watch. [more about Deathbowl to Downtown]
Prize Fighter Wheels are essential for anyone who’s down to support the local New York skateboard scene. Prize Fighter is skateboarder owned & operated and sponsors some of New York’s best rippers. [more about Prize Fighter Cutlery]
A brand originally started with NYC skateboarding legend Harold Hunter. Rock Star Bearings is New York’s only bearing company and always supports the New York skateboarding community. Purchase a set to show some love back. [more about Rock Star Bearings]
The joining of two artistic masterminds – Mark Gonzalez and Peter Huynh. This collaboration series is special and a must have for any skateboarding artist’s collection. A majority of the collection is sold out, so don’t sleep. [more about UXA]
Rodney Smith is a true New York skateboarding pioneer and was one of the founders of New York’s first skateboarding company, SHUT, back in 1986. Original SHUT boards were known for their unique shapes back in the day and this deck continues just that. Rodney also makes special customized decks; stop by the SHUT shop on Orchard Street to find out what’s available. [more about SHUT]
5Boro continuously comes out with amazing graphics and artist collaborations but the Cinco Barrios deck is a true New York classic and has been part of the 5B collection for years now in different shapes and colors. [more about 5Boro]
Hopps (owned by skateboardig OG Jahmal Williams) has one of our favorite slogans ever – “Keep It Moving”. The KIM mug is a great way to stay motivated on the daily while drinking your morning coffee. [more about Hopps]
If it wasn’t for Quartersnacks our site NYSkateboarding.com would not exist. They’ve begun to start making some QS gear available (including decks) online and in shops this year and most recently added beanies to the mix. Pick up a beanie and support one of the best skateboarding/rap sites on the internet! [more about Quartersnacks]
If you’re looking for some unique jewelry El Señor has some amazing pieces. Founded by OG skateboarder Spencer Fujimoto, El Señor includes a collection of hand designed medallions and rings available in a variety of metals paying homage to iconic skate spots. Our favorite of course is the Brooklyn Banks Medallion which comes in either Gold, Gun Metal or Rhodium. [more about El Señor]
NYSB Gear – Bonus!
Of course we have to include our own gear in the list! We’re getting low on stock so don’t wait too long to order as some designs are limited edition. Shipping within the US is FREE – visit the NYSB Store for our catalog of products and Stockists.
Thanks for checking out our list, have a Happy Holidays everyone! – NYSB
Do you have any favorites above or gift ideas that didn’t make the list? Share them below via comments.