Ski Gifts For Men Who Live And Love To Ski

Here are a pick of gift ideas for ski dads, step dad, uncles, and grandads.

Before I get into the list I want to briefly dedicate this post to my Dad, Stephen Kay, ski instructor, former Chairman of Rossendale Ski Club, group ski trip organiser, and all this in his spare time from running a chain of engineers merchants. Thanks Dad for all the trips, the ski teching and fun days on the snow together. Dad is on the ‘J’ for joy page of Ski A to Z.

Secondly to my husband Tim Robinson, for joining the ski pathway. I taught Tim the early stages of his ski journey and he’s been my rock through my Ski A to Z publishing experience. Tim helped to provide the perspective of someone new to the sport. He says of Ski A to Z, “I wish I’d had this book when I was learning to ski!”

Thanks Tim for trusting me with your two awesome children, who I love time on the snow with as a family. Now making their own lives in sport.

The three of them are demonstrating how to carry skis (illustration when they were children) in one of the spreads for ‘C’ in Ski A to Z.

So, here’s the gift inspiration.

For ski fathers who like a cuppa…

The Skiers From Above mug is ideal. An illustration from Ski A to Z under ‘S’ for skis as the illustration shows a range of ski types with a cross-country skier, piste skier and back country skier. This design is also available as a canvas print. These are printed and shipped direct to you, Order here.

For the man cave or ski house…

Choose ski wall art to show you care and keep the ski vibe all year round. Available on paper, canvas or metal, for a range of snowsports themed designs head to my shop.

Ski and Geometrics Artwork

To keep your ski dad warm…

Make your snowsport loving man a fab neck warmer. Choose from my 30+ fabric designs and have one printed on to Polartec Fleece.

My Ski Goggle Reflections on Black design is a favourite with male customers. With just two lines of stitching I made a neck warmer and tested it this week at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

See my neck warmer. Selfie with Martina Diez-Routh aka The Ski Guru.

Order fabric, home decor, pillows, curtains or even wallpaper here.

For ski dads who like to read…

Dads will enjoy the illustration, tips and humorous elements of Ski A to Z. More info and links to buy Ski A to Z are here.

Here’s my Dad on a father and daughter ski day in Val Thorens, Les 3 Vallées, France with Ski A to Z.

For dads who like a story then it’s 30 Years In A White Haze, The story of 12 Warren Miller movie star, extreme skier Dan Egan. Dan’s story of survival, skiing, in the context of the evolving freestyle ski industry has 22 of my illustrations.

Dan’s newest book is a ski technique guide, All Terrain Skiing II which has an accompanying app and YouTube channel. Dan guides readers through ski technique drills to develop their skiing further. For more info and to order visit Dan’s online shop.

Dan Egan endorsed the back cover of Ski A to Z and is illustrated in the book in ‘D’ for Descent.

For dads who are all into ski kit…

My Get The Right Kit t-shirt design, and now goggle cloth, for Fall-Line magazine, is available on a number of T-shirt colours, in light and dark print, and is ideal for apres-ski or even the beach. Order them here.

For ski dads who like to ski first to last lift…

Make your sure ski dad is never out of phone battery with this insulated phone sleeve. I tested this on -22 days in Saas-Fee Switzerland in January and it’s battery life preservation is amazing. Buy it here.

If Dad needs a new phone case then check out this fun design.

Yeti Skier and Boarder iPhone case.

For more gift inspiration head to my shop. If you’re in the UK head here.

Thank you so much for your purchases, every one of them supports my work and helps me to continue to create and represent the joy of snowsports.

Family Gondola Fun Wall Art

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Snow Show Ticket Time!

Secure your tickets for @snowboundexpo and @nationalsnowweek now.

For $1 code for Boston, USA, head to @skirexmedia and @skibumpodcast

For free tickets for the UK shows use the code LAUNCH now

Pictures from the Birmingham and Boston shows in 2022.

I hope to be at the shows in 2023 as it was so great to meet everyone in 2022. Great to talk skiing.

If you want a ski gift in the meantime head to my shop.

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Ski A to Z Movie Short

Created this fun reel for Ski A to Z.

Order Ski A to Z and fast track to fun on snow!

Illustrated Introduction To Skiing for everyone. Makes a great gift!

Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport. The Sports Publisher.

Filmed on location in Saas-Fee, Val Thorens and Dolomiti Superski.

Repost from Instagram reels.

Info and links to buy Ski A to Z are here.

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Shop News On Ski Bum Podcast

Thank you to Brian and Mario for sharing my shop news on the latest episode of High Fallutin Ski Bum podcast.

Listen at the link in their profile.

It was great to meet Brian and Mario at @snowboundexpo in Boston in November, after chatting previously on the podcast about my ski fabric range and Ski A to Z book.

It’s a great podcast. My shop news is about half an hour into the episode.

I love interactions with Ski Bum Podcast. I had to spend a whole lunchtime writing lines, after using the word ‘bum’ at junior school. So it feels liberating!

Ski/ Snowsport Fabrics

See my new shop at this link, and read the new shop story here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport – info and links are here.

Happy ski art shopping. If you do thank you so much, this supports my work and inspires me to keep making.

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Gifts For Snowsport Loving Women

Here are a selection of gift ideas for ski moms, stepmoms, aunts and fabulous snowsport loving women in your life. Sunday 14th May is International Mothers Day 💞 check these out to get them delivered in time.

  1. Phoozy – “Spacesuit technology for every adventure”, How vital is phone charge for busy women?! My husband bought me a Phoozy phone sleeve before our trip to Saas-Fee, Switzerland in January. With temperatures of -12 and windchills down to -22 my phone would have quickly been sapped of energy by the cold. However with Phoozy, and even with my love of photo taking, I would. find at the end of the day I had still about 60% battery. This is look good, feel good, game changing product for women on the go. Info at

2. Ski A to Z – An Illustrated Introduction To Skiing

Sometimes mom’s needs on the mountain can be adrift, as organising everyone else for a ski trip can be almost overwhelming. Help mums enjoy their mountain time with the tips, info and advice in Ski A to Z. The book has inspiring illustrations of fab females enjoying exploring the mountains and pounding the powder snow.

Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport and available everywhere that books are sold, you can choose from eBook or hard back book – its a handy packable size. For more information and links to buy the book where you are, head here.

3. Sew Snow Fabric – If your’s is a crafty snowmom who enjoys sewing then treat her to some of my snowsport themed fabrics – I have 30 designs which can be printed onto a fabric type of your choice. Choose the design, the fabric and quantity (from fat quarters to yards and metres, and Spoonflower do the rest from their print locations in the United States.

The designs are created with ski accessories such as neck warmers, ski fleece/ mid layers, accessories such as beauty and kit bags in mind but there really is not limit to what can be created in these FABrics. See all the designs and order here.

A selection of Inspire by Kim fabric designs on fabrics including Petal Signature Cotton, Celosia Velvet and Polartec Fleece

If you are the sewist of the family then whey not stitch your ski mom a gift, some ideas are a neck warmer, eye-mask or backpack. Head to the Inspire by Kim Spoonflower shop for ski and snowsports themed fabric designs.

4. Snowsport Wall Art – Treat your snow angel to some snowsport themed wall art for her office or workspace – to keep the ski vibe between seasons. My new Red Bubble shop has fun artworks which are available as canvases, framed wall art or on metal. Choose the design, size and surface for the wall art and it will be expertly printed and shipped to you. More info here.

5. Snuggle After Snow Time – Keep the chill off with snowsport themed fleece blankets, ideal for warming up after time on the snow. There are some lovely designs in my Spoonflower shop which are available to order ready sewn by the experts at Spoonflower.

Lush, double-sided throw blankets are the best way to add a cozy feeling, with a perfectly paired pattern, to your space. Available in silky and plush Minky, or delectably luxe Performance Velvet for a warm winter throw. Each throw features a topstitched hem and subtle white topstitching.


See all the design options here..

6 Fjord’s Mountain Mission – This essential book is by snow safety educator, SAR avalanche dog handler and inspirational speaker Caroline Elliot. Caroline works to educate and inform people about mountain safety.

We won’t always be there when our loved ones are grown up and chart their own paths in the mountains, but helping the family to have a good foundation on mountain safety gives some comfort for their safety on their adventures.

More information about Fjord’s Mountain Mission, the charity that book profits are invested into and links to buy are at

7. Commission Snowsport Art – Thank your snow angel by commission a painting, created just for her. With some information about what your snow mom or stepmom likes best about the mountains, I’ll create an original artwork just for her. More information about commissioned artworks is here.

8. Joynalling – If yous skimum likes to log her ski days or keep a journal then choose from a range of fun designs on hardback or ring bound journals, bringing snowsports into the everyday. Choose from lined or graph paper. Chose and order at the Inspire by Kim Red Bubble shop.

9. For other fun gifts for women who ski head to the Inspire by Kim Red Bubble Shop. New products are being developed, follow the shop of to see new products launched.

Happy shopping and happy skiing.Enjoy celebrating wonderful women who ski.

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There is a new way to buy from Inspire by Kim, catering for skiers and snowsports lovers from countries including in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. It is now possible to own some of Kim’s ski art on wall art, and a select range of products. These are printed on demand and shipped direct.

Kim’s art prints were previously only available to buy in the UK, so this new ‘print on demand’ shop makes it possible to order for delivery in many countries.

Screen Grab of the Inspire by Kim Red Bubble Shop

Head to Kim’s art and products shop for a range of fun ski and snowsport designs to keep the ski vibe all year round. Choose wall art to enhance your home, work place or business.

Alternatively select a product to use or wear. Kim has created a small range of products which work best for the artwork they feature.

Ideal for a ski house, ski themed room or to brighten up and living space you can choose the product and size and the shop host company ‘Red Bubble’ will take care of the rest.

Ideal gifts for ski and snowsports lovers, or to treat yourself.

Every purchase from this shop supports Kim’s work, informs of what customer’s most like and motivates Kim’s new work. Thank you for your support.

Kim has chosen artworks that have proved popular with customers at ski shows, author events and book signings. Kim will be monitoring the shop and adding and changing products to respond to demand, so if there is something you like then be sure to order it and avoid disappointment later. Head here to view all the products on sale.

Readers of Ski A to Z – An Illustrated Introduction to Skiing will recognise some of the art and characters from the book. More information and links to buy the Ski A to Z Book are here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport and is available in all the places that books are sold. Links to buy the book in your country are here.

Every purchase from this shop supports Kim’s work, informs of what customer’s most like and motivates Kim’s new work. Thank you for your support.

The new product range complements Kim’s fabric designs, wallpapers and home decor available with Spoonflower. if you are an interior designer, want snowsports themed fabrics and wallpapers then head to the Inspire by Kim Spoonflower shop.

How Does It Work?

Orders print and ship from 3rd-party fulfillers worldwide. After you place your order, it’s routed to one or more 3rd-party fulfillers based on the delivery location and product types. Then the 3rd-party fulfiller prints and ships on behalf of the independent artist.

Red Bubble

Happy Shopping!

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Mountain Safety Book

In the lead up to Mother’s Day here is one of a select number of suggestions that I’ll be sharing for gifts for the snow loving women in your lives.

Fjord’s Mountain Mission by Caroline Elliot and illustrated by Evgenia Malina.

A five star read to keep everyone safer in the mountains.

This essential book is by snow safety educator, SAR avalanche dog handler and inspirational speaker Caroline Elliot.

Caroline followed a route from freestyle skiing, to ski instruction and then developed a specialism in ski patrol before becoming an avalanche dog handler. Caroline works to educate and inform people about mountain safety.

Caroline and Fjord. Picture from

This fabulous, informative, fun book has important safety lessons which could literally safe the lives of those who read it.

Aimed at children, and fully illustrated which helps to present the information in a way to make it memorable and makes the messages accessible.

We won’t always be there when our loved ones are grown up and chart their own paths in the mountains, but helping them have a good foundation on mountain safety gives some comfort for their safety on their adventures.

Providing a fascinating insight into the vital role of mountain safety professionals. The story unfolds showing the breadth of responsibilities of this important role in the ski resort environment. The warmth of the characters’ woman and dog working bond becomes apparent, and the book being from mountain rescue dog Fjord’s point of view makes the reader also fall in love with this vibrant canine character.

A work of love for keeping the mountains safe shines through in this valuable book. Read it with loved ones and stay safe in the mountains, by being informed and in the know. A tribute all who work on mountain safety, search and rescue and beautiful Fjord the French Flat-Coated Retriever.

I had the honour of exchange books with Caroline at the National Snow Show in October 2022 and meeting her beautiful Källa.

More information about Fjord’s Mountain Mission, the charity that book profits are invested into and links to buy are at

Support Caroline’s work by ordering this book for the inspiring women you spend mountain time with.

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Boston Herald – Ski A to Z for Ski Moms

Lovely to see Ski A to Z mentioned in Boston Herald. I met Moira, the article author, at Snowbound Expo in Boston.

This is a lovely review of Ski A to Z as a Mother’s Day gift.

It helps you get the feel for the sport, reading time with this book opens the door to lots and lots of ski tales for mom/grandma to both wow her little ones with and remind her of good times both past and future.

Boston Herald

Thanks so much to Moira McCarthy and Boston Herald. Read the review and article here.

More information and links to order the book are here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport.

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Exciting news – I have new fabric designs in my Spoonflower shop. These are ideal for skiers and snowboarders. Plus its a great time to order these new fabrics as Spoonflower is offering 15% off fabrics until 23:59 ET on 9th April.

Read on for more information about my 4 new designs, taking the number of my designs violable to 30.

Ski Goggle Reflections on Black is a rework of the Ski Goggle Reflections design which has a white background. This new version on a dark background is somewhat different to the first and is in response to the request for designs that are more suitable for men.

This new design is available in two different scales, and here it is pictured on my samples, printed on Polartec Fleece, the newest fabric to be offered by US based print on demand company Spoonflower.

See also the Ski Goggle Reflections design on the white background (pictured) here.

Polartec fleece is a great fabric for neck warmers, fleece jackets, cosy cushions and plush pillows. This is just one fabric that the design is available on – the Spoonflower range offers from Cottons to Velvets, with a suitable fabric type for whatever you plan to make.

Spoonflower print the design that you chose, onto the type of fabric you want, and ship it to you. For example I ordered my fabrics on 30th March and received them on 2nd April. Super, speedy service.

On the Spoonflower website, in just one click you can see how a design will look on home decor, fabrics and wallpaper. It’s possible to buy ready made items, or buy fabric and sew projects yourself.

Pillow example mock up – from the Inspire by Kim shop on Spoonflower.

Browse my 30 designs at this link.

Also new in the Inspire by Kim Spoonflower shop are two new colour ways for the popular Ski Flakes design, all created in ski equipment, ski tracks and peaks, At customer request these are now available on black and on a lush magenta backgrounds. See those here.

My fabric samples are printed on satin, I love the way that the fabric catches the light.

The third image her is the Snow Crystal Stars On Blue. Followers may recognise this fabric from my ski jacket design concepts images, shared previously.

Spoonflower duvet set mock-up

What will you make? Please show and share as I love to see projects and what the fabrics and wall paper designs are used for.

The designs are also available on wallpaper.

Each purchase of my designs helps to support my work, so thank you, it really does make a difference.

Happy making!

Ski resort hotel, ski wear manufacturer, some designs are available for licensing, please contact me by email to discuss applying designs to your products or interior spaces

Thanks so much for being here.

Kim x

Here are the Promotion details from Spoonflower:

This offer of 15% off fabric is valid from 12:00am ET Monday, April 3, 2023 through 11:59pm ET Sunday, April 9, 2023. 

Promo is not valid on wallpaper, home decor or any other products. Promo is not valid on PRO-exclusive fabrics. 

 Promo offer can be combined with 10% Everyday Designer Discount, but cannot be combined with any other promotional offers.  

 Promotional pricing doesn’t affect commissions—during promotions, artists still receive up to 15% commission based on the original price point.  

 Offer is applied to your cart automatically. No code necessary.  

This offer applies worldwide with exclusions.  

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