Guest Author - Nancy Brotherton
I have some great suggestions for Mothers Day motorcycle gifts listed by price point.
Club or brand patches, pins, insignia, bandanas: $7 to $30 ea. These are sure to please and are great thank yous for your special lady. You can find these at your local dealership, swap meets, flea markets, and eBay.
Custom embroidered t-shirts: This site provides custom embroidered motorcycle
t-shirts with the motorcycling saying of your choice and your style of motorcycle embroidered on the front or back of the t-shirt. They come in a variety of colors to choose from and long and short sleeve are great Mothers Day motorcycle gifts. I ordered some for all my friends and not only were they high quality, but they were a great price. You can visit Ed and Karen Novakowski’s site and see what they have to offer by clicking clothing-decorative below and then Charismacolor. Prices range per order from $15 to $30 per t-shirt and have a very short lead time. Let them know I recommended them.
Motorcycle Cup Holder: Another great idea for Mothers Day motorcycle gifts. The Kruzer Kaddy is a stainless steel accessory/beverage holder with an insulated liner that is quickly detachable from the chrome-plated mounting hardware. It can be used for holding cell phones, sunglasses, radios, 16 oz. to 20 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, etc. The all-metal construction is not only durable, but is also attractive so as to not distract from the look of one's motorcycle. Prices start at $36 ea. The Kruzer Kaddy comes in stainless, black, and leather. You can find out where to get the Kruzer Kaddy by clicking on motorcycle accessories below and then Kruzer Kaddy. I have one of these and I love my cup holder!
Soft Saddlebags: Storage space is always a great gift especially for all the motorcycle fashions for after riding. The prices range from $100 to $200 for a good set of soft saddlebags. Nylon or cordura bags are especially durable, lightweight, and weather resistant. You can check out the saddlebag offerings by clicking on motorcycle accessories below and then shop for saddlebags or just an extra storage over the passenger seat bag.
GPS: If your special lady is like me, sometimes directionally challenged, a hot new item for motorcycle gifts is the Global Positioning System or GPS and would be perfect for Mothers Day. These systems show the biker where she is at all times and how to get where they want to go. A GPS takes a bit of the mystery out of touring but is a great gadget. These systems have varied price ranges from $199 and up depending on what style you get and mounting equipment. To see more about GPS equipment, click on Motorcycle Accessories below. Check out my article on about Global Positioning Systems.
Gift Certificate: If you can't decide on the perfect Mothers Day motorcycle gift for your biker lady, you can always go to your biker's favorite dealership, custom, repair, or paint shop and purchase a gift certificate. You name the price and the service or product. For example, fashionable leathers, after riding clothing, chrome, accessories.
Spa Treatment: Another great mothers day motorcycle gift would be to surprise her with an unplanned ride to a day spa or nice hotel where she can unwind and relax. Canaan Valley in West Virginia is biker friendly and they have a special running for Mothers Day weekend.
Priceless: If you are on a tight budget and money is in short supply, you can always rent a biker movie such as "The Wild Ones", "Easy Rider", "Ghost Rider" or "Wild Hogs", and dress up in your favorite riding chaps and vest, make some popcorn and settle down for a peaceful night in.
Until next week, ride safe.