It’s that time of year, once again, where you have to make a mad dash through the store for a present for your friends, your family, your loved ones. There’s just one issue: it’s been a while since you saw them and you’re not 100% sure what to pick up!
Fear not, for we’re here to lend a helping hand. A sport themed gift is a great way to bring everyone together during family holidays. So, before you start panicking because it’s the end of the year, here are a few ideas for a quick Christmas present.
1. Portable games
One of the best way to make a memory at Christmas is to get everyone involved in a game together. You could always crack out monopoly, but you’ll get a lasting impression with a game that involves a bit of movement.
Our Rollnet is a great game that can be set up on any table. Everything you need for a laugh and a round of ping pong comes in the box; balls, paddles and the net. If you feel like having a hit give this a shot!
Football or soccer is a fun game that can get everyone moving easily. The hardest part can be setting up goals. Instead of risking the ball flying through the kitchen window, the Kage is a portable option that will save you from running after your cousin scored between the trees.
Bowls is a simple game that everyone can play. It’s also low impact enough that everyone, no matter how old, can join in and play. We have sets for the french game Boules, but you can use these for any lawn ball game.
2. Water Gear
Christmas is when everything starts heating up. Naturally, as we get hotter plenty of people will seek the cool of the water. If you’re not sure what to get, you can be almost certain that pool and beach gear will be well received.
One thing everyone needs before they take a dip in the pool or the beach is a towel. You can help by picking up new towel, something everyone might want but not rush out to buy. Towels are also a wiser choice than new swimmers, as you don’t need to worry about choosing the right size.
Maybe your gift recipient doesn’t want to swim, maybe they’d rather play in the sun and the sand! In that case, grab a volleyball net! It’s an exciting game and this collapsible volleyball net is perfect to set up wherever you want.
For those less outgoing, you can set up a game in your own pool in the backyard. With options like pool basketball or pool volleyball it’s easy to practice a sport and stay cool. Again, these are a great way to get everyone involved during the family holiday!
3. Outdoors Gear
If you don’t live near the coast, maybe beach gear isn’t the best idea for the present. That’s OK, because we’ve got some gear perfect for a little adventure out in the bush!
Does your recipient enjoy going out for a walk or a hike? Do they enjoy the struggle to climb and find the best spot? Give them something to carry cold drinks around! Rather than worry about an oversized thermos or carry an unwieldy cooler, this is the perfect option to carry.
To go with the adventure, your travelling friend might want a place to sleep after all the hiking. We’ve got small and great value tents that are easy to transport and some, like our pop-up tents, are stupendously easy to set up!
If you know they enjoy practicing sport outdoors, we have sunglasses made for a bunch of different sports. Each of our sunglasses styles is designed with technical aspects to match the requirements of their game of choice.
So there you go, nine ideas for gifts that can suit almost anyone and any family gathering! If you’re looking for more ideas, you can check out some of our teams choices here!