Tony Hawk is a real inspiration to young boys and girls interested in skateboarding. Not only is he the most well known skateboarder, he was perhaps the most influential participant in bringing skateboarding to the height of popularity it now enjoys. Now in his early forties, Tony Hawk is still quite involved in skateboarding and continues to inspire young people to get off the couch, get active and thoroughly enjoy the great fun of skateboarding. Here are some terrific gift ideas for the Tony Hawk fan in your life.
Tony Hawk Gift Ideas #1: “Dogtown & Z Boys” DVD. Long before skateboarding has become the extreme sport of today, a group of young Californians spent their sunny days riding and inventing tricks and jumps with their skateboards. Known as the “Z Boys,” this group of young men and one young lady were truly the original stars of the sport. Your Tony Hawk fan will surely enjoy this look back at the early seventies and the origins of skateboarding. Narrated by Sean Penn, this ninety one minute documentary DVD will truly love becoming educated on the early days of skateboarding.
Tony Hawk Gift Ideas #2: “Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground” Video Game. This fun video game developed by the famous skateboarder is available for the Playstation, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS and Wii video game systems. Your gift recipient will surely spend many hours in this virtual world competing in skating competitions and navigating different courses on their board. This is one gift that will definitely get tons of use by your Tony Hawk fan.
Tony Hawk Gift Ideas #3: “Tony Hawk Plush Skateboard Accent Pillow” This adorable pillow will surely please a very young skateboarder. With a polyester cover and filled with poly fiber fill, this red, black and white pillow shaped as a skateboard will make a great accent for the bed. Machine washable and dryer friendly for easy care and cleaning, this cozy and comfortable pillow will make bedtime that much more enticing for skateboard fans.
Tony Hawk Gift Ideas #4: “Tony Hawk Skate America Tricks And Tips III” DVD. This instructional DVD is a must have for skateboarding fans. Chock full of skating tips and secrets on a variety of standard skateboarding moves including the “Ollie,” this gift will offer your Tony Hawk fan a wonderful opportunity to improve their own skating skills with lessons from the master. Also containing demonstrations and insider facts from Mike Valley and Bucky Lasek, this is one present that will thrill your gift recipient any time of year.
Tony Hawk Gift Ideas #5: “Between Boardslides And Burnout: My Notes From The Road” Written by Tony Hawk, this one hundred and seventy six page book offers fans an inside peek on what life is like on the road for the skating legend. Containing beautiful photographs and an intimate look into the mind of the skating celebrity, this book will surely be read cover to cover and then back again. This is an especially appropriate gift for Christmas or a winter birthday as the inclement weather may prevent your gift recipient from spending as much time as they would like riding and can entertain themselves with this fascinating book.