Deck the halls with all things delightfully sporty this festive season. Where to start? How about with this list of goodies?! Buy them for loved ones or pop them on your own Chrissie wish list.
We’ve arranged our Xmas gift ideas into three price ranges for ease of browsing…
♥ Under $50
Zone 3 Hand Paddles These paddles are quick and easy to put on compared to some paddles. Simply slide them through your middle finger and you’re ready to go. One of the really great design features is the option of the single finger strap for more advanced swimmers or full hand straps for extra support – a great way to progress your swim stokes. $22.95, Ready Steady Go Fitness.
Beep Bicycle Bells From lush lips and flowers, to gorgeous patterns and cheeky foxes, there is a hand-painted bell to suit every member of your family. $27.50 each, Beep Bicycle Bells.
DOIY Fixie Pizza Cutter Tour de pizza with this miniature version of the authentic Fixie bike. It features super-sharp cutting discs to get through the thickest of crusts. And you’ll look cool doing it. Different designs available. $28, Peters of Kensington.
Sony Sports In-ear Headphones (AS210AP) Adjustable loop hangers clip securely to your ears so you can really get your body moving to the beat. It’s splash-proof for all-weather listening, features an open-ear type 13.5mm neodymium driver unit as well as a smartphone in-line remote and mic. $39.95, Sony.
S’well Water Bottles Launched in 2010 with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles and their effect on the environment, these stunning designs – all in double-walled stainless steel – will keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours and your hot drinks steamy for up to 12. $44.95 each, Kitchenware Superstore.
♥ $50 to $99
Boules by Planet Finska This set of six boules suits two or three players with each player having two boules with its own distinctive stripe pattern. It’s easy to tote, so why not take on your friends or family at each festive celebration? $69.90, Planet Finska.
Speedo Boys Contour Aquashort Help your kids see they’re braver than they believe, and stronger than they think. These shorts are designed to help boys own every stroke, no distractions. The Speedo Endurance+ fabric is 100 per cent chlorine resistant and 20 times more fade-resistant than conventional elastane swimwear. $50, Speedo.
Snow Ski Wine Racks Made from reclaimed skis, slightly weathered from use, these wine holders – each one beautifully unique – will add a touch of piste fun and excitement to your wine display. $75.41 each, Uncommon Goods.
Sharni Layton Netball Stand Practise your netball game in the backyard with this convenient stand. Adjustable height means it’s suitable for all ages, and its heavy-duty plastic wheels allow you to move the stand to wherever it need to be for maximum fun. Fill the base with sand or water for extra stability. $79.99, Toys”R”Us.
The Revesibile (Big) Mat A uni-sex yoga mat that is extra-long and extra-wide, plus it wards off icky bacteria, mould and fungi, making your hot poses smell as sweet as a daisy. $89, Lululemon Athletica.
Nike Auralux Training Tote Lightweight, this is perfect for packing all the necessities for your gym work-outs. It even has a laptop sleeve, in case you want to pop to a sesh in your lunch hour. $115, Nike.
Hyperice Hypersphere The Hypersphere has been used by the world’s best athletes to warm up and recover from training and competition. It can be used by anyone who wants to move better. The Hypersphere is an essential tool for localised soft tissue therapy. $234.95, Ready Steady Go Fitness.
Great Ashes Performances Bat This bat celebrates The Ashes and focuses on individual performances that changed the course of Ashes Tests. It is personally signed by 24 greats and comes with a certificate of authenticity. $325, Sports Online. While this is a one-of-a-kind, you can find all kinds of sports memorabilia at Sports Online.
Garmin vívofit® jr. 2 The power is all around when the Marvel Avengers vívofit jr. 2 is on your kid’s wrist. This swim-friendly activity tracker is tough enough to make it through playtime, and with a massive one-year battery life, there’s no stopping the action to recharge. Parents can even manage chores and rewards from the free parent-controlled mobile app. $129, Garmin.
8’6″ Breeze Inflatable SUP This is a great board for the kids or the lightweight paddler. A fun inflatable SUP, the 8’6″ has a clear viewing window to explore whats hidden beneath and will take all the knocks and bangs from the kids like a champion! Never worry about your SUP getting a ding again! $650, Ride the Tide Paddle Board Co.
Note: Prices were correct at time of publishing. Delivery costs may be extra.
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