What could be a better gift for someone who loves skateboarding than a new skateboard? Sure, they might already own a favorite skateboard, but most boarders are glad to have another, just in case their favorite is broken or stolen, or they need to loan one to a friend who wants to learn the sport. One important consideration in choosing a skateboard is the width of the deck. For little kids under 3½ feet tall, choose a micro deck with a 6½- to 6¾-inch width. For children between 3½ and 4½ feet tall, a mini deck of about 7-inches wide works best. For skaters between 4½ feet tall and 5 feet, a mid-size deck just over 7-inches wide is recommended. And for those skateboarders who are taller than 5 feet, a full-size deck 7½ inches wide or wider should be the perfect fit.