Are you looking for the perfect gift for an athlete? From team jerseys to smoothie blenders, athletes want gifts that express their love of sport and keep them healthy and ready to be their best. Check out these great gift ideas for athletes.
Does your athlete have a favorite sports team? Maybe they love the Seattle Storm or the Arizona Cardinals. Are they USC fans or Yale-bound? Find a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or gadget that shares their love of the team.
Wireless headphones (noise-canceling or not) are a lifesaver for athletes who need their own space to focus with everyone else block out. And wireless earbuds work great for runs, workouts, and life in general.
Nothing is better than a tasty, nutritious fruit and veggie smoothie. Small blenders are the perfect gift for athletes who want to make their own healthy treats. Most come with lids that fit the blending container cups, which make for a quick blend and go.
Get a gift card for a massage or better yet schedule a massage for your athlete. Whether it’s to help with recovery, a small tune-up or simply to relax, a massage is a perfect gift to keep an athlete’s body and mind ready to play.
Most young athletes put a lot of time into practicing and playing their sport, so they might need some new gear. Do they need new cleats, basketball shoes, or running shoes? Maybe it’s time for a new ball or a new mitt or hockey stick. And what athlete can’t use a new pair of sport socks? You can’t go wrong with new workout gear.
Athletes need healthy food. Get them gift cards to local restaurants that serve nutritious food or grocery stores with natural and organic choices. Help the athlete to be the best that they can be.
Sports-Related Motivational Books
You don’t have to be a book lover to enjoy a good book. There are a lot of great books out there for each sport as well as for goal setting and motivation that are perfect for young athletes.
Athletes love to track their workouts. There are several options like Fitbit, Apple Watch and Garmon. Most have basics like monitoring and tracking metrics like distance walked or run, calories consumed and heartbeat so you don’t need to bring your phone. They all have different attributes depending on what your athlete is looking for.
Foam rollers and massage equipment
Athletes need recovery time as much as workout time. Foam rollers and self-massage equipment can help with that process and keep your athletes ready to go.
Athletes love their music. When it’s time to work out, it’s time to crank up some music. Portable speakers are perfect for personal workouts, workouts with friends, or for just hanging out and listening to music.
Every athlete needs to be comfortable when stretching, working out, or doing yoga on a hard surface. Workout mats come in different thicknesses and thousands of designs. Find a matt that fits your athlete’s needs and style.