By Gill Stewart at
It’s the season to be Jolly which is perfect for Nordic Walkers who are a smiley bunch all year round, as you can see from the amazing pictures in our Calendar (which is available to buy for only £7.50! – click HERE)
However, they can be tricky to buy gifts for, especially if you don’t have a clue about Nordic Walking Poles, Waist packs and essential Nordic Walking Kit.
Have no fear, at Nordic Walking UK we have put together some lovely gifts that will suit avid Nordic walkers, occasional Nordic walkers and even wannabe Nordic walkers!
NORDIC WALKING GIFTS FOR BEGINNERS
Obviously Nordic Walking Poles are a good place to start and our tip is to make sure they are adjustable and made of good quality materials. there’s nothing as infuriating as a pair of poles that rattle, are the wrong height or can’t be lengthened as your NW technique improves. Our experts will help you get it right.
If you are buying poles for a Beginner, why not buy them lessons too – our gift vouchers will provide the Nordic Walking UK FREEDOM programme (plus FREE Membership of NWUK) with a local participating Instructor and you can team them up with poles, our best selling Nordic walking book and other kit too!
Click HERE to see the gift packs
NORDIC WALKING GIFTS FOR REGULAR NORDIC WALKERS
If your gift is for somebody who already Nordic walks, chances are they will have their poles already. However, it could be something they are looking to upgrade (maybe from aluminium to carbon or simply a better brand such as Leki or Gabel). Like all enthusiasts, it’s nice to have the best or latest kit, especially if you have improved or are doing more than ever. Our most popular quality pole in 2017 has been the sleek black Fizan Carbon pro which is stylish and super light too.
BAGS OF IDEAS
Other key items for Nordic Walkers are lightweight backpacks, waist bags and even bags to carry their poles when in transit – A Backpack needs to be fairly narrow on the back in order to not impede the Nordic Walking arm swing action and all need to be comfortable and well fitted. Avoid cheap backpacks that do not have padded straps and a design which prevents the back from getting too sweaty. Check out our recommendations HERE
FINGERS, TOES and ANYTHING ‘PURPLE’ GOES
At this time of year, every Nordic walker needs to have a pair of gloves that do not make their pole straps too tight and a good pair of socks to keep their extremities warm! Waterproof socks like the Sealskinz are a great option if shoes are not waterproof too. See the range HERE. Of course if they really want to look like a Nordic Walking pro, a bit of NWUK Purple goes a long way and this Purple Package contains all the essential NWUK branded items you could ever need
If you are still stumped for ideas, give our experts a call or pop in to our fully refurbished NWUK store in Dorset where we can offer you a cup of tea as we help you choose the perfect prezzie from the largest range of Nordic walking products in the UK!
HOW TO FIND US……………
We are based just outside Corfe Castle on the Kingston Road towards Swanage. Postcode is BH19 3JP – Open every day 9 – 5 and Saturdays 10 – 2 Call us on 0333 1234 540
CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON? – Order online for next day delivery and superior customer service. We only stock good quality NORDIC WALKING POLES and we know the difference!