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Looking for the perfect upcycled bicycle gift? You’ve come to the right place! If there’s one thing that really bothers me, it’s waste. I hate wasting food, wasting packaging, wasting time, money, etc… It seems like nowadays, no matter how hard you try, waste is just a normal part of everyday life. It’s honestly kind of depressing… So when shopping for gifts, I try to choose eco-friendly and recycled items as often as possible including recycled bike parts.
That goes for old bike parts, too. What do you do with your blown-out inner tubes or your stretched chain? Thankfully, there are a lot of creative people out there putting these used bike parts to good use. I found some really awesome gifts using recycled bike parts that are unique and useful, and most importantly, reduce old bike parts waste from going to the landfill.
Feature image of Industrial Bicycle Chandelier from DesignedDistressed Etsy Shop
1. Inner Tube Earrings
There are a lot of upcycled bicycle earrings out there, but these ones caught my eye because they don’t actually look like they’re made from recycled materials. But they are! They’re cut from old bike tubes and they come with hypoallergenic stainless steel hooks.
Be sure to check out the other beautiful upcycled inner tube earrings in the Rose Pedals Jewelry Etsy shop.
3. Bike Cable Earrings
This is another cute and creative upcycled bicycle gift idea. These earrings are made from bicycle brake cable offcuts and capped with colored crimped cable ends. Choose from a variety of bright colors. So cute!
5. Bike Tube Coin Purse
If you know someone who struggles with loose change, this upcycled coin purse made from spent inner tubes could be a great gift. Of course, it doesn’t need to be used for coins – you could stash anything in it like headphones, small bike parts (master link, valve cores, tire plugs, etc…), or any other small items that need corraling.
7. Inner Tube Wallet
Does someone you know need a new wallet? Gift them this upcycled bicycle tube wallet made from recycled inner tubes. It’s hand-stitched and is designed with a zippered coin compartment as well as four sleeves for cards and a paper money sleeve. If you don’t need a coin pocket, the Card Caddy is also available.
8. Inner Tube Tool Roll
Need a bike tool roll to keep all your tools organized? This Bike Toob Roll is made from used bike tubes and stitched together to provide little pockets for all your bike tools. It’s also lined with waterproof nylon to keep things dry if you’re pedaling in the rain. It attaches underneath the saddle via a strap, making it perfect for city commutes. You could also throw it in your pack for longer rides.
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13. Picture Frame With Bike Chain Inlay
Aren’t these picture frames so creative!? Sometimes upcycled gifts can look tacky and homemade, but I think these bike chain picture frames are beautiful. You can choose from three different stains or there are several different picture frame styles in the Links By Annette Etsy shop. I gave this to my brother for Christmas one year and he loved it!
15. Bike Chain Coasters
So clever! These repurposed bike chain coasters would make great gifts for the biker in your life. The chain links are suspended in a hard, translucent resin and they come in a set of two or four. Each coaster is handmade and unique.
If you want a cork coaster, these ones are really cool as well.
Check out more bicycle light fixtures from the Designed Distressed Etsy shop
I hope this post gives you some ideas for upcycled bicycle gifts this holiday season. These gifts support small businesses while also reducing waste, both big wins!
What are your favorite upcycled bicycle gifts on this list? Do you have a favorite way to reuse bike parts? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below.