By, Lauren Veevers
It’s that time of the month again, no, not that time – it’s ski season! The best time of the year, period
If you’re like me and if you’ve got a boyfriend who’s a ski bum, you know getting him a DVD copy of Guardians Of The Galaxy just won’t do. So, here’s the ultimate guide for getting the perfect gift for your ski bum significant other (in order of price, from low-high):
1) Hot Pockets
The morning after a good night of skiing if always the hardest. Breakfast is one of the biggest struggles when you’re out there, the solution? Hot Pockets.
These bad boys come in a variety of flavours (personally, I say go for pepperoni pizza), and are a great source of nutrients… in an extreme survival situation, so it’s always good to be packing these. Get your partner 12 of these for $12.81 at Costco and start your mornings with a little bit of heaven in bed every morning.
2) Duct Tape
This baby is perhaps one of the most unsung heroes of the skiing community. Duct Tape can get you out of most sticky situations, by adding more stickiness.
Split ski’s? Duct tape. Ripped pants? Duct tape. Overly talkative girlfriend or boyfriend? Duct tape.
Let’s be real, you don’t want to do the driving to get up there – but you don’t want to feel bad for making them do all the driving. You also need a Christmas present but you’re on a budget – Gas is the middle ground. Get him more gas than you need for the trip to the slopes and you’re also on the road to winning his heart forever.
Gas, the best a man can get.
Don’t spend unnecessary dollars buying alcohol at the mountain bars, take the bar with you everywhere instead. If this little gift doesn’t get him to smile, he’s Lord Voldemort. You should run away.
5) Star Wars Ski Helmet – Custom (est. $40 + materials)
This one is sure to get anyones lightsaber going. The star wars ski helmet is easily one of the coolest gifts you can get any ski fanatic, the catch? You need to make it yourself. Buy any normal ski helmet and start painting. It’s time to re-create the Hoth battle – good luck, and may the force be with you.
6) GoPro HERO4 Session (the anti-bullshit camera)
Does your boyfriend claim he’s the raddest skier on the mountain? Does he go on about the 360’s he’s pulled and snow he’s chowed on when nobody else is ‘inconveniently’ looking? Well… it’s time to get him to prove his ‘skills’ by recording it. (GoPro HERO4 Session)
7) GNARBOX from GNARBOX
Sick of your boyfriend hunching over the laptop spending hours editing their footage? Get them the GNARBOX so they can backup, organize, edit and share all their footage from their phone in seconds. No more excuses to not show and share their ‘amazing flips that no one else saw’ from the GoPro you got them. GNARBOX lets you instantly share your media anywhere with just a phone and your camera – no laptop needed.
8) Extreme health Insurance for a month from
You love him, right? Here’s how you prove it, they say you can’t put a price in love – they’re wrong. Show him how much you value his life by getting him the most badass health insurance package out there!
9) AirBnB luxury cabin for two
This is perhaps the ultimate gift if you can afford it. A couple retreat at a cabin up in the slopes, a hot tub, a warm shower, a fireplace, a TV and ultimate pleasure for 2 days — or, you could just get a cheaper normal room and buy a ton of munchies and a GoPro, a GNARBOX, a star wars helmet, gas, duct tape, a flask and a ton of HotPockets… yeah, I’m a cheap date ;) AirBn
10) A Haglöfs Ski Jacket For $719.95
This jacket is really good at keeping you warm… or you could buy 29 good normal ski jackets for the same price, and some tacos to top it off.
Cover image by Zach Dischner