Every year, just like clockwork, as soon as Thanksgiving day ends the new season begins! No, I’m not talking about Christmas time, rather I am talking about the shopping season. After all, the shopping season kicks off on Black Friday and goes strong all the way through Christmas Eve. I should know, I’ve been one of those people that waits all the way until the last possible minute shopping for friends and family. So allow me to give an early Christmas present to all of you, the perfect gift giving item for all of your shoppers out there, bikes.

Kids love their bikes. It’s how they get around and meet up with friends early in life. They love customizing and personalizing their bikes to their own tastes. They even love doing stunts and tricks, like peddling with no hands or popping wheelies! Kids bikes always have and always will be one of the most cherished items they will ever receive. I still have fond memories of my first bike, and then subsequently my first two-wheeler. Even as your children get older they might enjoy mountain biking or other extreme types of biking. Regardless of your child’s age there is always a bike that will first their age and tastes.

A common misnomer is that bikes are only good gifts for children, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. A bicycle is the perfect gift for anyone in your family. Perhaps you and your spouse want to spend more time together. Taking leisurely bike rides is the perfect way to spend time together on those fall or summer evenings after work. Bikes are also a great gift for elderly people as well. Often times it allows them to be more mobile and to get some good exercise while they are at it. It could be the perfect substitute for riding a stationary bike for exercise. A little fresh air is always nicer than being cooped up inside. Even health and exercise nuts that hit the gym on a daily basis will benefit from having their own ten-speed.

As you can see, a bicycle is the kind of gift that people can enjoy all year round. And not just young people, but people of all ages. So when you are out Christmas shopping this year for your loved ones and struggling to pick something out, just remember that a bike is a great present for anyone!