Giving a Gift They'll Love: 4 Questions to Ask When You're NOT the Biker
Getting a gift for a biker isn't easy. Bikers can be choosy. They're after a certain "look." And they may already have accessories on their bike.
And if you're not close to them (or perhaps not as familiar with motorcycles in general), it can be hard to know what to buy them.
We have a few tricks to help with that!
Every biker likes to talk about their ride (some ad nauseum, but that's another story). So engage them in conversation, but sprinkle in questions like:
- “What model Yamaha [Harley, etc] do you have? Why did you get that one?”
- “What kinds of accessories do you have on your motorcycle?”
- “Do you take long trips? How do you keeping from getting lost?”
- “What is your favorite ‘comfort item’ when you ride?" or "What do you WISH you had to make your ride more comfortable?”
Be prepared; this conversation can take awhile and go off in unexpected tangents (“I remember the time I got lost in the Serengeti...”).
The up side? You'll get a lot of information you can use to your advantage. For example, you might find out they have a GPS but no good way to mount it (we do that!). Or that they get cold or hate it when they run into rain on their trips (Desert Dawgs anyone?)
And just so you know, our return policy is extremely liberal. If you buy a gift from us and you (or they) want to return or exchange it, we don't give you hassle. That's the advantage of dealing with a small family-owned business!
To get you started (and heck, just for pure entertainment), here's a YouTube playlist of gift idea videos featuring Leader employees (and our kids!).
- Tracey Cramer