Scooter Gift Guide

Last updated : November 21st 2021

Scooter Gifts For All Occasions

Here is the definitive scooter gift guide for that scooter-loving special person in your life. Or if you are the scooter lover then you can send this post to your kids or partner and hint at what you’d like! Many items are under £15, with a few under a tenner, so they won’t break the bank either.

Here are some of the goodies which have caught my eye recently, including pictures, cards, t-shirts and books which are perfect for a scooter-themed gift. Simply click the item to find out more and purchase!

Please note : all items were in stock when this post was last updated but I cannot guarantee that they will be available forever! This post contains affiliate links for which I may receive a small commission if you click through and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you.

Scooter Christmas Cards

There are loads of Christmas cards with a scooter theme on Etsy, like the one below. Browse their collection here!

Scooter T-Shirts

Daz from Crusader Promotions has a new shop dedicated to scooter t-shirts. There are styles to suit everyone whether you ride a Vespa, Lambretta or auto. There are mod, ska, soul and movie t-shirts and styles for men as well as ladies. You can check it out here. Most shirts are just £12 and P&P is free in the UK.

Man sitting on a custom Vespa wearing a navy blue t-shirt featuring a T5 Piaggio logo.

Spark Plug Bottle Opener

Here’s something a bit different… JB Fabrication do a few bits of merch and one idea for a cute gift is this spark plug bottle opener! It’s ideal for the person who has everything and is only a fiver! Buy yours here.

Bottle opener made out of a spark plug, fabricated by JB Fabrication, pictured next to a bottle of Budweiser.

Scooter Keychains

There are some really cute keyrings on Etsy too, like this one which is only £6 so is a perfect stocking filler.

Check them out here.

Garry Bushell Mod Revival Book

Hot off the press is this new, highly-rated book by Garry Bushell which will appeal to those of us from the 79 mod revival era. It covers the bands who were such an influence to a whole generation of scooterists and you can buy it from SLUK here at just £12.99.

Sticky’s Scooterboys book

For any scooterists who were around in the 1980s, this is a fantastic read. With dozens of photos and an insightful commentary, Sticky talks about us as a forgotten subculture who have flown under the radar for decades. It’s a must-read for anyone who was around in the post-Quadrophenia years.

Click to buy Sticky’s new book now!

Here’s another book : Skins, A Way of Life sets out to lift the lid on skinhead culture. From the same publisher as the Scooterboys and Mods, A Way Of Life. It’s £16.95 from the SLUK shop. Click here to buy.

SLUK gadgets and goodies

The SLUK guys have some useful bits and bobs in their online shop which would make great scooter presents.   From the Buzzwangle to plastic screens, comfortable Airhawk seat pads and Moni Moto security trackers to the latest clothing, including wet weather gear to stay dry and warm!  

An ideal scooter gift - the moni moto scooter tracker
The Moni Moto security tracker is a great piece of kit

ScooterNova subscription

Every discerning scooterist’s favourite magazine is available on a subscription basis and makes the ideal gift! Here is a link to the ScooterNova website for subscriptions, merch and much more…

Clothing

There are plenty of psychobilly t-shirts like this one which is only £12.99 with free UK delivery from Etsy.

Scooter Gifts – Decor

This is an unusual gift – scooter prints on old dictionary paper. Available in a range of colours they make a lovely present and cost from just £12. Click here to see all the different options.

Scooter gifts from Amazon

I’ve read nothing but positive reviews for the Specials CD, Encore which is now UNDER A FIVER!

The following books are all available on Amazon, many with Prime delivery in case you’re a last-minute kind of person, and are perfect scooter presents. Either myself or my husband have read them and would recommend them all.

This is a cute little hardback book priced at £9.99 which is about the history of scooters from the very early days.  It’s got some lovely old photos in and goes into quite a lot of detail about each era, taking us right up to the autos in modern scootering.

If you have a slightly bigger budget then this Lambretta Bible is £21.24 and has every model from 1947 including a look at the British dealer specials of the 1960s.

My husband is a massive Stone Roses fan and highly recommends this book.  He’s a man of few words and “it’s really good” is high praise indeed.  It covers their humble beginnings and subsequent implosion with plenty of facts and revelations from every era of this iconic band.  It’s £9.99 so won’t break the bank.

The next in my list is another music-related book, this time from Rick Buckler who lifts the lid on the story of The Jam from his perspective.  It’s an extremely honest account from a lovely guy who we were lucky to meet in the early days of The Gift, his return to the scene.  It’s priced at £11.51 currently.

If you’re buying for a ska or Madness fan then Suggs’ story might just tick the box and at only £8.54 it won’t break the bank.

If you’re buying for a psychobilly fan then look no further.  One of the scene’s leading authorities, (and one of my best friends) says “It is not just a trip down memory lane that evolves around the UK (in fact it’s quite a geography lesson) but a well-researched and well-written MUST HAVE for any psycho new or old. Even the most avid fan is going to find something in there they didn’t know before. But be warned, it’s not a 5 minute read. Had the text not been so small, this book would have easily been double the thickness. As it is you’ve got over 230 pages jam-packed with information and over 150 photos”.  Thanks to Jo Jackson for the review and you can buy the book for £14.99 

For the story of the Sex Pistols as told by Steve Jones, in this candid autobiography which is priced at £9.99.

I love getting recommendations and this was highly rated by a friend of a friend – and I’ve added it to my reading list!  Viv Albertine charts her life as the guitarist in Slits and life after the band.  This was the Sunday Times’ music book of the year and at £8.99 it’s well worth a read.

My own all-time favourite band is Squeeze, and I’d highly recommend Chris Difford’s autobiography if you like them too.  It covers his childhood, the highs and lows of the band, and his issues with alcohol –  it is a really interesting read.  The hardback is £15.35 and the paperback is £7.37.

My final book is for fans of all things mod.  Priced at £9,34 this book is a history of the original mod scene and has over 150 photographs which chart the birth of this iconic youth culture which influenced most of us modern scooterists.

Scooter gifts – clothing

There are a number of scooter-related t-shirts available, including those below, perfect to buy in time for Christmas.

This Makaya t-shirt features a retro Vespa image and is priced at £19.90.

Lambretta polo shirts are available in a range of colours for the man in your life and they are priced at £22 – but beware that stock is limited.

I hope this has given you some ideas for scooter gifts for Christmas or if you just fancy treating yourself.

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4 thoughts on “Scooter Gift Guide

    • AliRichards says:

      It’s nice to solve a tricky problem as the men in my life are quite difficult to buy for! Hopefully there’s something here for everyone.

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