2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Linus-Bike-Xmas-verticalStumped for gift ideas this holiday season? Higher Gear has you covered.

With Hanukkuh beginning on the same day as Christmas Eve this year, you’ll have twice the shopping to do! Don’t worry. We have holiday gift ideas for EVERYONE on your list. What? Grandma’s not a cyclist? Add some excitement to her holiday season by accessorizing her walker with a bike bell and lights.

Come in to Higher Gear, where we can help you chose the right gifts in the right sizes or visit our online shop for the convenience of shopping at any hour.

In the meantime, browse some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season.



Just Like the Holidays, It Will be Gone Quickly!

Higher Gear Wilmette Cycling Bikes Retro Wool Cycling Jersey winter long sleeveLimited availability! This Higher Gear Retro Wool Cycling Jersey is the perfect Xmas gift for your favorite cyclist or for yourself! Order by Wednesday, December 7th for delivery by Christmas!

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Order the HG Retro Wool Jersey online now >>


All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Boo Bike SL Road Whisky fork HED Belgium Wheels wheelset Kris King hub custom disc brakesWhile Higher Gear offers a wide variety of quality ready-made wheelsets, sometimes to get what you really want takes a personal touch – and our mechanics can provide just that. Stop in today to talk with us about what you need and want in your wheels – and we’ll get you rolling.

Custom wheel builds at Higher Gear >>

Shop Higher Gear online now for the PowerTap G3 Rear Hub >>


Reflect on the Season

Specialized cycling bikes Deflect Reflect Hybrid Jacket Higher Gear WilmetteThe Specialized Deflect Reflect Hybrid jacket is constructed from wind- and water-resistant material. This stretch-woven fabric protects against most conditions, and it allows for a complete freedom of movement while in the saddle. But the pièce-de-résistance of this highly versitile (from-jacket-to-vest) jacket is its 3M reflective technology that makes your cyclist very visible (and much safer) on his commute home.

Shop Higher Gear online now for the Specialized Deflect Reflect Hybrid Jacket >>


Sizing is Everything

Specialized BG Fit Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology Andy PruittIs the cyclist in your life dedicated to racing? Perhaps an avid triathlete? Does she spend long hours in the saddle, taking pleasure in each century ride she ticks off? Is he a weekend warrior? No matter where your cyclist falls in the spectrum, anyone who spends multiple hours in the saddle each week can benefit from having a well-fitting bicycle.

Learn more about the BG Fit, now available at Higher Gear >>


Perfect for Under the Tree

Higher Gear Wilmette Plaza del LagoWho remembers waking up Christmas morning to find a big red bow on that shiny new bike? New bikes don’t just make great gifts for kids. Adults love seeing those big red bow and new wheels, too. At Higher Gear, we have bikes that fit any size kid and budget.

Come in to Higher Gear to see our full selection of bikes and to talk with our friendly experts about sizing.

For ideas for your cyclist, revisit our 2016 Bikes of the Month:


Let There Be Light

Serfas Cycling Bike Light ELume E-Lume 450 600 1100Every cyclist needs a extra lumens at this time of year. Cycling lights help us see better – whether we’re scanning the city streets for potholes or the trails for branches. Brighter lights also mean that motorists, other cyclists and pedestrians can spot us sooner, making is safer for everyone.

Check out the Serfas E-Lume >>

Shop Higher Gear online now for other Serfas headlights >>


The Greatest Gift of All

WBR World Bicycle Relief Bufallo BikeForegoing the gift-giving this season and focusing charities who are making the world a better place? This holiday season, your donation to World Bicycle Relief is matched $1 for $1, making your gift to twice as far.

Learn how World Bicycle Relief is forging A Way Forward for individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles >>

Meet Higher Gear customers who can testify to The Power of Bicycles:


Higher Gear Christmas Holiday Gift Gifts

Gift Ideas for Everyone

Need gift ideas for more people on your list? Check out our online shop or come in to visit us and see what this holiday season has in store for everyone on your list. Don’t forget, a Higher Gear Gift Certificate is always in season!


Looking for something smaller? Little gifts can make a big impace! Don’t miss our stocking stuffer ideas >>

For your convenience, you can do your holiday shopping with us online!




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