Saturday, December 6, 2008

Have An Athlete To Buy For?

You may call us crazy, but we multi-sport athletes have something going for us – we’re easy targets for gift-giving during the holidays!

The possibilities are endless. Whether it’s a simple gift card at your local athletic store, the latest in winter running gear or a new gadget, you can’t go wrong with any of these ideas.

Personally, I like the gift card option. My wife and mother-in-law know where I like to buy my running shoes and they are always quick to punch out a Fitness Sports gift card. The gift card is such a great option because it shows you cared enough to purchase something the athlete will use, but it gives the receiver of your gift the flexibility of using it toward what they may need. My sons absolutely love gift cards from Dick’s Sporting Goods (here’s the website for Dick’s gift certificates --
or Scheel’s --

If you’re seeking a more extravagant gift, you can spend a lot of money on running gear. Warmups, pull-overs, reflective vests can all cost a little more; however, any athlete is regularly in need of these items. Go a little more economical and look at options for stocking caps and gloves at this time of year. UnderArmour has some great reasonably priced items in this area.

There are always interesting gadgets athletes are using. Heart monitors are always popular and the Ipod Nike+ add-on is a great gadget that measures pace and distance for runs.

Looking for even more ideas? Well, Christine Luff comes to the rescue again with some of her ideas at --

Here are some great gift ideas from Fitness For Mommies --

1 comment:

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