Sports Gifts for the Athletes in Your Life


By Eric J. Bruno

Behind every good athlete is the right gear. When you’re looking for a gift for the sportiest people in your life, you want to grab the latest gadgets that will improve workouts and training sessions. But you don’t have to be a runner or triathlete to enjoy the latest sports gifts. When gifting to your favorite athletes, don’t forget about outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking qualify. There’s cool gear out there for every sports and fitness fanatic, and here are few ideas that you may not have thought of.


When you think “hi-tech,” you might think watches and Fitbits, but it can also to clothing, outerwear, and other items the hiker needs as well. Clothing made with drirelease®—like this Long-Sleeved Zipneck Casting Shirt—uses wicking technology to keep you or your favorite sportsperson dry, happy, and neither too cool nor too warm, which is the perfect combo for a hike through any weather.

Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking

The futuristic clothing choices continue with threads like this Columbia Cool Catch Tech Zero T-Shirt that protect you from UV rays, rain, heat, and anything life on the water might throw at the boater or fisherman in your life. You can also find the latest in fish finders, marine radios, and underwater cameras, all of which make for great gifts. A device like the Water Wolf Underwater Inline Video Camera lets your favorite fisherman find out what the depths look like to a lure—without even getting wet.


If you know someone who either bikes for enjoyment or is serious about his or her cycling workouts, a fitness tracker or one of the latest GPS-enabled sport watches can be the perfect gift. Unless you bike yourself, you might not know how important it is to monitor and maintain your RPMs (that’s rotations per minute). A gift like the Garmin Edge 25 Cadence Bundle is a real godsend. The cadence censor mounts to your bike and connects wirelessly to the included computer, which has a GPS sensor.

The great thing about sports gifts is that they’re as varied as athletes and sports fans themselves. From hand-held range finders for golfers to durable, waterproof headphones for surfers, there are plenty of great gifts to be discovered online.

See below the surface with the Water Wolf Video Camera from Bass Pro Shops:


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