Holiday Gift Guide: Sporty Gifts for Athletes and Active People

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The Skimbaco Lifestyle Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide is up and has over 70 gift ideas for anyone in your list PLUS we have 50 additional holiday gift ideas for kids. But the guides can be overwhelmingly big, so here are more specific gift ideas for the athletes in your life. You will not find baseball team memorabilia nor beer bottle openers with his favorite NFL team’s logo on this gift guide, these gifts are meant for people who live the active lifestyle, not just for those who support the sports.

For every Athlete

MOTOACTV 8GB GPS Fitness Tracker & Music Player ($248.99) is on the top of the list this year. This GPS/music player/fitness tracker is one of a kind product by Motorola and it just launched in November. If you want to surprise the athlete in your life, get this one. It tracks data like which song makes you to work out hardest. Working out will never be the same.

iRenew Bracelet $19.99 If the MOTOACTV isn’t quite in your budget, no worries. The iRenew bracelet is, and it’s perfect for any athlete, or wannabe athlete. This bracelet brings more endurance, balance and strength for training – or for every day living.

Snow Sports Goggle Gifts

Zeal Optics SPPX Transcend GPS Enabled Snow Goggle $485 The ultimate gadget for the skier/snowboarder in your life. Transcend is the world’s first GPS-enabled ski goggle, featuring a small LCD display mounted on the inside along with Recon HQ software that enables you to track, report, and display stats in real time. The default screen in the goggle shows current speed (up to 92 miles per hour), a chronometer with start and stop capabilities. Goggle with a screen that shows you altimeter, thermostat, odometer, or vertical odometer. Like said, the ultimate gadget for skier or boarder. The next heli-skiing trip isn’t the same without Zeal Optics Transcents.

Oakley Stockholm Goggles With Vr50 Pink Iridium Lens $150 Every real skier and snowboarder girl knows this: you can’t just make the same old guys’ product to appeal to women just by making it pink, and I love that Oakley specifically designed a girly goggle that is also made specifically for women’s anatomy. With high definition optics, UV protection and comfort for face and eyes, this goggle is much more than a pretty pink accessory. The Oakley Stockholm goggles are my favorite goggles so far, and this version supports a breast cancer non-profit, Young Survival Coalition. Top gift idea for any snow sports girl in your life.

For Women Only

Total Body Balance Ball Kit $24.98 Comes with the premium antiburst Balance Ball, workout band, blaster pump & instructional DVDs. Everything for her to keep that New Year’s resolution.

prAna Isis Yoga Pants $70 The ultimate yoga pants. Soft, high quality, lasts forever. I love these not just for yoga, but also for traveling. Perfect for staying comfy when working out – or not.

If everything else fails… Shop at The North Face

The North Face Mad Plaid Triclimate Jacket $360 The ultimate 4-in-1 snowsports jacket for any weather.

The North Face Animas Hydration Pack $99 Top of the line hydration pack for long trails, perfect for any athlete, for winter and summer.

Microvelour Glacier top ($50) This top is perfect for any sporty woman. It packs small and is perfect for adventure travelers as well. Perfect top for any woman living an active lifestyle.


Disclosure: I have received some of these products as review samples but my opinions are my own.

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert with a mission to inspire people to live life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. Read Katja's full bio and connect with Katja on Twitter as @skimbaco or @katjapresnal. Katja is currently living her happily-ever-after in Sweden with her husband, and three children (whom were all born in different countries within three years). When not working she is cooking big family dinners, planning her next trip or skiing.

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