Holiday gift guide for sports lovers

If you’re wondering what to get the sporty people in your life to put under the tree this holiday season, here is a list that is intended to help you narrow down some gift choices that aim to please anyone from all-weather sports enthusiasts to yoga lovers.

From aspiring skiers to avid mountain bikers, you don’t have to search beyond our local offerings to gear them up for the holidays.

Regardless of age or fitness ability, these gifts offer a diverse mix to suit any recipient on your list. A range of prices offers everything from budget-friendly options all the way to big price splurges.

Regardless of your end choice, the athlete in your life is sure to be happier for the holidays when you give them a gift that speaks to their love of sport and wellness.

For the Snow Bunny or Beginning Skier

Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center

Treat your snow-loving recipient to a gift card to put towards a ski or tubing experience at Bear Creek in Macungie, Lehigh County. The card can be used for ski and snowboard lift tickets, rentals, tubing tickets, the spa or lodge. The gift card must be used in person and cannot be used for online purchases. Black Friday through the following Monday, the purchase of a $ 50 gift card earns you a $ 10 comp card and a $ 100 gift card earns you $ 20.

Price: varies

For the Avid Runner

Cordless earbuds make it convenient to listen to music on your phone with ease while working out. Many brands, including JLab and Skullcandy, offer them at such sporting goods stores as Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Coventry Mall.

JLab wireless earbuds can help make a winter jog or walk better. (Photo by Courtney Diener-Stokes)

Price: $ 29.99 and up

For the Yoga and Meditation Lover

Chakra energy jar candles by Aloha Bay can be lit with the purpose of affirming a variety of intentions for: Abundance, Happiness, Healing, Love, Money, Positive Energy, or Protection. Each candle is made of 100% pure essential oils. A large assortment of colors and essences can be found at Kimberton Whole Foods in Douglassville.

Chakra energy jar candles by Aloha Bay can enhance your yoga session. (Photo by Courtney Diener-Stokes)

Price: $ 8.99 – $ 11.99

For the Sporty Accessories Lover

Waist packs, which have made a comeback from their heyday in the 1980s, offer both function and fashion in one for a variety of sports. They are offered for hiking, running and other sports and come in a variety of colors and pocket / zipper configurations. Nike has a large variety and for a more fashion-savvy recipient, a variety of fabrics and colors is offered for easy transitioning from a run to lunch with friends. The packs offer an easy place to access all of the necessities and can be put to good use by all ages.

A waist pack by Nike comes in handy. (Photo by Courtney Diener-Stokes)

Price: $ 7.99 and up

For the Merry Mountain Biker

Fat Bikes offer a dimension to winter sports that enable bikers to enjoy all of their favorite trails in the snow with good traction and ease. Up to 4.7-inch tires are offered on Trek’s ‘Farley 5’ model. Prices vary for this big-ticket item starting at $ 1,999.99. The Trek store in Pottstown can help you narrow down your choice for your gift recipient who will love their new all-season freedom now that they can mountain bike no matter what the weather.

Price: $ 1,999.99 and up

Winter mountain biking with a fat bike. (Submitted photo)

For some Holiday Hydration

Any sports lover will appreciate this innovative ease to hydrate with Gatorade’s GX 30 oz. Bottle.

It has a flip-cap design and high-flow valve that works with their drink flavor pods that come in a variety of flavors like Fruit Punch and Zero Grape. All the athlete has to do is add water and shake. You can purchase a pack of four pods to go with the water bottle. The pods are specially designed to work exclusively with Gatorade’s GX 30 oz. bottle. Can be found in all different colors at Dicks’ Sporting Goods at the Coventry Mall.

Hydration is important when exercising, event in winter. (Photo by Courtney Diener-Stokes)

Price: $ 19.99 ($ ​​7.00 for a 4-pack of pods)

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